Livingston Family Brings Awareness to Son's "Sleeping Beauty Syndrome"

October 18, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — “Tough times don’t last, tough people do” is the mantra being used in the ongoing effort to support a Livingston High School (LHS) sophomore suffering from a rare neurological sleeping disorder often referred to as “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.”

Cooper Grossman, a typically healthy and active teenager, was on family vacation in February when he ...

Livingston Public Schools Gear Up to Support Future Ready Schools Initiative

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A presentation on the concept of Future Ready Schools at this Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting inspired board members to consider supporting the initiative.  

Recognizing that today’s kindergarteners will graduate into a world that is technology-driven and in which more than half the jobs available to them will be in Science, ...

Livingston High School Red Cross Club to Host Blood Drive for Las Vegas Victims

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In light of the recent devastation in Las Vegas, Livingston High School (LHS) Red Cross Club will be hosting an impromptu blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.

“We need your help,” said Lexi Branca, president of the LHS Red Cross Club. “It is very last minute, and we need all of the donors we could ...

WATCH: October Begins with Week of Respect at Livingston Public Schools

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A series of special events and programs designed to ensure the safety and well-being of Livingston students—whether it’s an involvement with drugs and alcohol, bullying, school violence or other social ills—has officially begun and will continue at Livingston Public Schools throughout October.

The month began with a “Week of ...

Something for Every Student in Newly Unveiled K-12 Livingston Curriculum

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Natalie Topylko and Marybeth Kopacz (Directors of Curriculum & Instruction -STEM/Testing and Humanities/Staff Development, respectively) teamed together last Monday to present to the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) the numerous changes made to the K-12 curriculum before the start of this school year.

During the meeting, they unveiled the revisions and additions ...

Livingston High School Educator Named Essex County Teacher of the Year.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced its 21 County Teachers of the Year for the 2017-18 school year, Livingston High School (LHS) science teacher Mary Walmsley was recognized as Essex County Teacher of the Year for her valuable contributions to her school community.

The honor gives Walmsley the opportunity to serve as an ambassador of education ...

Livingston School Board to Receive First Board Certification Honor

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In recognition of achieving the status of “certificated board,” the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) will be presented with a plaque at the Essex County School Boards Association meeting in North Caldwell on Wednesday.

According to the New Jersey School Boards Association’s (NJSBA) Charlene Peterson, who was on hand at this week’s LBOE meeting ...

Proposed Traffic Ordinance at Foxcroft Drive a Success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council expressed their enthusiasm about a pending ordinance to authorize the modification of the existing parking restrictions on Foxcroft Drive near Heritage Middle School.

The final hearing of the ordinance, which will help improve the traffic conditions turning right off of Foxcroft onto Hillside by instating an improved egress ...

Livingston School District Explains Random Drug-Testing Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The current exploration of a potential random drug-testing program at Livingston High School (LHS) was explained in depth on Monday to members of the Livingston Township Council, which invited Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner, LHS Principal Mark Stern and members of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) to its conference meeting in order ...

Tinkergarten to Host Free Class Wednesday, Sept. 13

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Tinkergarten leader Arielle Messuti is offering a free trial class for parents and children ages 18 months to eight years old. The class will be held at Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation in West Orange from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During this trial class, Messuti ...

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