Education

October 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to inquiries by both community members and Livingston Public Schools teachers and staff, members of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) assured the community on Monday that when the time comes to select a permanent superintendent, the opinions of all stakeholders ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The details surrounding the recent resignation of Christina Steffner, former Livingston Superintendent of Schools, and the search and selection process of a permanent superintendent, became a focal point of Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE). On July 25, the board ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fifteen Livingston High School (LHS) students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) in a ceremony marked by the lighting of candles for the service, leadership, character and scholarship that characterizes these LHS students. The ceremony was held in the LHS media ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Let’s face it, getting good grades is a big part of doing well in school. Top-notch grades and high scores on college admissions tests like the SAT and ACT are a huge deal to students aiming for college and university acceptance. What is it all for? Setting up for success in life ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s (LHS) annual crime scene “extravaganza,” where Forensic Science students set up fictional crime scenes using skills they have learned in class throughout the school year, will be featured on "Classroom Close-up NJ" on Oct. 7. The 15-time Emmy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fourteen Livingston High School seniors were among the semifinalists named in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented students represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who comprise the 16,000 semifinalists in the 64rd annual ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The first day of school for a senior consists of many lasts: the last time your parents are there to take an embarrassing photo, the last time you know everyone in your classes beforehand, the last time you will have to give freshmen directions at every corner of the building, the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In his first public statement as Livingston Public Schools’ interim superintendent, Jim O’Neill said on Wednesday that the first days school went smoothly, and that the recent orientations for new students as well as new staff members appear to have been effective. O’Neill and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing concern from community members as to why there were police officers patrolling the high school area prior to the start of the first day of school on Tuesday, the township released a statement explaining its decision to place officers in the vicinity at the request of ...

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Editor's Update: More names have been added to this list since the time of publication.  LIVINGSTON, NJ — The following Livingston residents were named to the Dean’s, President’s and Honor’s Lists at their respective colleges for the 2017 and/or 2018 semesters:   Bucknell ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Students who are about to take on the challenge of applying to colleges and taking SATs have a potentially valuable resource at their disposal in Livingston. Estelle Finkel Center for Learning is offering a $500 discount on its "All-In Bundle" or $100 off its "Just Advise Me ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ  — Incoming Livingston Public Schools (LPS) teachers are currently participating in new teacher orientation, a special program organized to make new teachers feel welcome and provide them with all of the things they need to know to be successful in the district. Administrators and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – At an emotional Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting this week, members of the board paid tribute to the two rising Livingston High School (LHS) seniors who tragically lost their lives in a drowning accident at Ramapo Lake and an iconic former superintendent of the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends. “On behalf of the town council, the town employees and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) has announced that it intends to approve the hiring of Jim O’Neill as interim superintendent of Livingston Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year following the recent departure of Christina Steffner, whose resignation became effective ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed Livingston Public Schools No. 5. It ranked Livingston High School No. 10 among all traditional public secondary schools in New Jersey. Niche gave Livingston Public ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – At a standing-room-only turnout of residents and educators who packed the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) headquarters meeting room on Monday, members of the community weighed in on the controversial 3-2 vote at last week’s LBOE meeting to accept the resignation of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy in West Orange recently announces that Dennis Kozar will be taking over as the new athletic director in place of Janet Herman, who will be retiring after 25 years of dedicated service to the school. Kozar has worked in the Upper School (grades 6-12) as a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Members of the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) community turned out in force at Wednesday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting to voice their opinions both in support of and opposition to the pending resignation of LPS Superintendent of Schools Christina ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – After two years of service to the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district, Superintendent Christina Steffner tendered her resignation on Wednesday during the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting. Members of the LBOE voted 3-2 in favor of approving her resignation, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a passion for community news? TAPinto Livingston is currently seeking a reporter to regularly cover Livingston Board of Education meetings, held twice a month on Monday nights in the Administration Building located at 11 Foxcroft Drive (across from Heritage Middle ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Prior to the end of the school year, Johnson & Johnson, along with Steven’s Institute students, provided the Heritage Middle School (HMS) FemGineers with a real-world engineering experience. Julie McEldoon, a former FemGineer from HMS, is now part of the Engineered Solutions ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rising Livingston High School senior Philippe Jallow was recently sworn in as the student representative on the Livingston Board of Education for the 2018-19 school year. Philippe says that his decision to run for this position was fueled by a desire to represent his classmates ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon. The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The newest program at Estelle Finkel Center for Learning gives teens the tools to thrive in high school, college, and beyond. The center, located at 125 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston, offers the Academic Life Coaching Program, which consists of 32 concepts delivered in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to concerns that the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) recently expressed over the large number of students on the Advanced Placement (AP) waitlist this year, Livingston High School (LHS) Assistant Principal Bronawyn O’Leary prepared a thorough presentation for this ...

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CHATHAM, NJ — Jaclyn DiMuro of Livingston was among the students who graduated this year from ECLC of New Jersey’s school for students with special needs in Chatham. As a Livingston resident, DiMuro received a high school diploma conferred by Livingston Public Schools. “Since the day Jaclyn was ...

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ATLANTA, GA — Two Heritage Middle School (HMS) students, joined by their parent advisors, recently traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to compete against 8,000 middle and high school students from all over the world in the 40th annual National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference. Revant Maridi ...

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BALTIMORE, MD — Rising Livingston High School junior Joseph Kim recently placed ninth in the Business Plan competition at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. Sixteen members of Livingston High School’s FBLA qualified and competed at the conference, which ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eighth-grade students enrolled in Michael Jeskey and Ken Zushma’s enriched technology education class at Heritage Middle School successfully completed a capstone iSTEM project prior to the end of the school year.  What started as a lunchtime conversation with science teacher ...

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