Livingston Community Corner

June 30, 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifth graders celebrated the year's end with awards assemblies and the traditional “clap outs” on their final day as elementary-school students. The awards ceremonies featured the presentation of certificates in a variety of subjects — everything from music to citizenship and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Chipotle Mexican Grill made headlines this spring as the first major restaurant chain to begin preparing only food free of genetically engineered organisms (GMOs), four Livingston High School sophomores working in the science wing took notice. The students spent the majority ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Carmen S. Michael has been appointed the new Supervisor for World Languages/ESL for Livingston Public Schools. She is replacing Lizbeth Sanchez who is retiring at the end of this school year, providing consistency through the administrative transition. Michael has taught in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Legs swinging and song singing, two dozen little learners this week practiced for their preschool graduation. It wasn’t easy to march in time to “Pomp and Circumstance” when at the tender age of four or five it’s much more natural to put a wiggle in ones walk. When Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston High School National Speech and Debate Honor Society inducted 37 new members on June 10. Dr. Michael Sunga, Meghan Reid, and Nikola Poposki coach the Livingston High School Forensics Team, while Dr. Michael Sunga is the Speech and Debate Director. The keynote ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The heroic actions of Joseph Carrino, a junior at Livingston High School, were recognized by the Board of Education on June 8 for giving CPR to an elderly man in an apparent cardiac emergency just a few weeks after finishing first aid training in health class. All juniors at LHS ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - As this school year winds down, Livingston Public Schools is already looking ahead, with three key leadership changes in place for September.   Pat Boland, the principal of Heritage Middle School, has been recommended to become Livingston’s next Assistant Superintendent for ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Tej Thakkar, a junior, was sworn in as Livingston High School’s newest student representative to the Board of Education. "I am honored to be representing the diverse and collective best interests of our students," he said at the June 8 meeting of the school board. "The limitless ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Forty years ago, all that was given to new teachers was a single piece of chalk. That’s how Barbara Geiger remembers her first day. Retiring at the end of this school year, the Riker Hill fourth-grade teacher is leaving with priceless gifts like respect and loyalty and passing ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Recently, Heritage fashionistas showed their flair for creating fashionable and vintage wearable art in a Project Runway-inspired design contest. The students created new pieces using the tools of the fashion trade including sewing machines, needle and thread, glue guns and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - At the annual NJ Idea Competition, the Rothman Institute of Fairleigh Dickinson University recognized three Livingston High School marketing students on May 8 for their innovative business proposals. Deanna Moschella developed the “Carbon Footprint Tracker,” a computer app that ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Burnet Hill Principal Lisa Steiger has been recommended to become the next Assistant Superintendent for Student Services at Livingston Public Schools.   Steiger brings with her experiences as a learning disability teaching-consultant, a supervisor of student services and an ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex and Morris) awarded Legislative resolutions to students at Livingston High School recognizing their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math, “and really important for the future,” she said, “their ability to work ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Moving from preschool to Kindergarten marks the start of an exciting new chapter, and Livingston’s elementary schools will be hosting orientations to help kindergarten students and their parents get ready for the first day of school.  Families already registered will learn what ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Applications for Livingston’s Gifted and Talented programs are due Friday, May 29. Click HERE to download the application packets. Livingston Public Schools offers a gifted and talented program for art and music at the elementary school level for students who will be in grades ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - At his last meeting as the student representative on the Livingston Board of Education, Dylan Camche, a senior heading to Georgetown University, pressed school leaders to continue funding new initiatives, including Russian as a world language.  “The opportunities Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate is expected to vote on May 18 on a bill that would effectively end Gov. Chris Christie’s salary caps on school superintendent salaries. Posted for vote on Monday is Senate Bill No. 1987 sponsored by Senator M. Teresa Ruiz. It would prohibit the Department of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Heritage Technology Student Association (TSA), a group representing aspiring engineers, scientists and technologists from Livingston, recently competed and won awards at the annual NJ TSA Middle School State Conference that was held at The College of New Jersey. The team ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston High School seniors Shira Li and Oriana Tang were selected as winners in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students were judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Lancer Robotics Team #3415 competed at the First Tech Challenge World Championship on April 22-26 in St. Louis, Mo., placing 11th in the world for robot performance and winning the Think Award. The Think Award is presented to the team that creates an Engineering ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Mary Oates has announced her plans to retire this summer. The Livingston Board of Education accepted the resignation with appreciation for her more than 16 years of service to the District at its meeting on April 27. During ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - With an endless number of ways to top a pizza, Heritage students have been discovering everything from classic cheese to flaxseed, salsa and tortilla chips make for unique, and delicious, recipes. Students have been working on creating original pizza recipes as part of Enriched ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – A Heritage Middle School team earned the distinction of Outstanding Delegation in the Junior Model United Nations Team regional competition. This event is sponsored by the NJ Consortium for Gifted and Talented Education, and run by the Drew University Model United Nations ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Back by popular demand, according to a school representative, LHS will be presenting an encore performance of LANCETalks—“the poplar TED-inspired forum to spread ideas on a broad spectrum of topics.” The LHS version features 24 “intellectually-stimulating, concise and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston High School students placed first in New Jersey in an annual competition called the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS), an annual STEM competition, with the team representing Grades nine/10 ranking first nationally among schools the size of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Kindergarten registration for children who will turn five on or before October 1, 2015, is beginning at Livingston Public Schools.  All registrations will be taken in person by appointment and schedule, based on the child’s last name, beginning February 9. Call (973) 535-8000, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, awarded three LHS students with awards in the 2015 English Student Writing Contest, "Art—Windows on the World." Jessica Li, a junior at Livingston High School, earned a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Monday night, the Livingston Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Ernest Palestis as Interim Superintendent of Schools beginning on September 1. As an educator, Palestis has a wide range of administrative and professional experience and has held positions in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Board of Education approved a $113.65 million budget, a spending plan that adds teachers, technology and textbooks. The budget was approved following a public hearing on Monday by a vote of 4-1, with board member Art Altman dissenting. Highlights include the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston High School’s ACTION! Club will be hosting its third annual Extravaganza on May 3. This event is designed to meet the three founding principles of the Action! Club: promote inclusion in the Livingston community, empower diversity, and encourage its members to become ...

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