Livingston Student Wins Scholarship in Scholastic Art & Writing Competition; Two Win Silver Medals

April 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the national award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades seven to 12. Among the recipients was Livingston High School (LHS) senior Kushal Dhungana, who is one of 16 high school seniors ...

Mt. Pleasant Elementary Students Support Saint Barnabas Cancer Patients

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of Mt. Pleasant Elementary School’s (MPE) Character Education initiative, students recently learned what it means to show compassion toward others. 

After completing a lesson, students collected materials for Comfort Project 360, an organization founded by Livingston residents Hyla Weiss and Suzanne Unger that provides patients at Saint Barnabas ...

Livingston Public Schools Jump Five Spots in Best NJ School Districts Ranking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — National educational research and rankings firm Niche recently ranked Livingston Public Schools (LPS) No. 4 in the state, up from No. 9 in 2017, and gave LPS an A+ overall grade in its 2018 list of Best School Districts in New Jersey. The district ranked No. 97 in the United States.

LPS ranked No. 4 behind West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District at No.

Livingston High School Senior Named “Unsung Hero” in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) senior William Taylor was recently one of 30 Essex County students to be recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association-Essex County as part of its “Unsung Heroes Student Recognition Program” during a ceremony held at Liberty Middle School in West Orange.

The awards recognize students “who make outstanding ...

Results of Livingston's Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team Survey Revealed

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The results of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) Coalition Survey that was fielded in January 2018 are now complete and available to the public, according to the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE).

The survey was given to a random sample of nearly 3,000 Livingston Public School (LPS) students in grades six through 12. The LBOE announced at its ...

Livingston Chamber Names 2018 Educator of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Collins Elementary School kindergarten teacher and Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) President Greer Gelman was teaching in her classroom when assistant superintendent Lisa Steiger, superintendent of schools Chris Steffner and principal Tim Hart surprised her with the news that the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) has named her Educator of the Year. She ...

Livingston Students Accepted to Prestigious Jazz Ensembles

LIVINGSTON, NJ — James Hegedus, the director of jazz at Livingston High School (LHS), and Erik Donough, an instrumental music teacher at Heritage Middle School (HMS), have announced that four students from their schools successfully auditioned for the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education Region I Jazz Ensembles.

Named to the ensemble were LHS students Ian Hurrel (guitar) and ...

Livingston Robotics Team Heads to FIRST Robotics World Championship

SCRANTON, PA — The Livingston High School (LHS) Emerald Knights robotics team, FIRST Robotics First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 10582, recently attended the First Tech Challenge East Super-Regional Championship, held at the University of Scranton, where it qualified for the FTC World Championship. LHS is one of only 38 teams from the northeast United States to advance to the World ...

Golda Och Academy Appoints New Upper School Principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ —Golda Och Academy announced this week that it has appointed Rabbi Elliot Goldberg, who has more than 20 years of experience working in Jewish day schools, as the new Upper School Principal, effective July 1, 2018. 

“I am thrilled to be welcoming someone of Rabbi Goldberg's caliber into our Golda Och Academy community,” said Adam ...

Livingston Public Schools Adjusts to Accommodate Snow Days

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Due to inclement weather this winter season, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) has officially surpassed its three allotted snow days held aside each year to accommodate school closings while still meeting the 180 days in session required by the state. After Monday’s public debate on whether or not to adhere to the 2017-18 calendar—set two years in advance—or ...

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Livingston Public School Kindergarten Registration Underway

April 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Kindergarten registration is currently underway at Livingston Public Schools (LPS).

Parents/legal guardians who complete the registration process by May 15 will be notified of their child’s school placement by June 1. Those who complete the registration process after May 15 will be notified on a case-by-case basis.

Registration is a three-step ...