Education

August 8, 2018

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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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 — 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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Alarmed by the rising numbers of Livingston students being waitlisted for Advanced Placement (AP) classes in subjects such as economics, psychology, physics, environmental science, chemistry and politics, Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) members discussed on Monday whether a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – At a brief Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting this week, the administration fielded questions on steps the district takes to ensure careful planning in the areas of teaching turnover and soft bordering. Referencing a recent LBOE meeting in which nearly a dozen parents ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) English Department wrapped up the school year with visits from two memorable alumni: writers Amy Meng and Lucy Tan. Teachers Jamie Mirsky, Susan Rothbard, and Freddie Glucksman, hosted the writers, who each read to students and fielded their ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School has announced the names of all of its “Lancers of the Month” for the 2017-2018 school year. Lancers of the Month are students, faculty, and staff members who model for the entire Livingston High School community the qualities and values that define LHS—the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Dr. Dorian Gemellaro, K-6 Science Supervisor for Livingston Public Schools (LPS), recently announced the district’s well-researched plans for a multi-year rollout of an enhanced Gifted and Talented (GT) program, which will go into effect for K-5 students this coming school ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 498 members of the Livingston High School (LHS) Class of 2018 celebrated their final day together on Thursday as they received their diplomas on the turf of their new Alma mater. Hundreds of family members and friends applauded their graduates as green graduation caps flew ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Three members of the Livingston High School (LHS) forensics team recently competed in the 67th Annual NCFL Grand National Speech and Debate Tournament in Washington, DC, which included 2,751 students and 1,510 judges from 558 schools and 66 leagues. Jaina Jallow qualified for ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After first being honored at the Girl Scouts Recognition and Bridging Ceremony at Heritage Middle School for receiving the coveted Girl Scout Silver Award, Harrison Elementary School student Rhea Joshi was recognized by the Livingston Township Council for her service project to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The main entrance to Hillside Elementary School now depicts the uniqueness of each of the school’s students through its new “rock garden”—the outcome of this year’s Hillside Elementary art-enrichment project. Each year in March, the Hillside Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Greer Gelman, a lifelong resident of Livingston and a 1990 graduate of Livingston High School (LHS), has made it a mission to give back to her hometown through her position as a kindergarten teacher at Collins Elementary School and as the president of the Livingston Education ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Livingston High School held its 2018 Senior Prom on Friday night at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park TAPinto Livingston is happy to join in the celebration and the styles of this special night for these young men and women. We will continue adding to this photo ...

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Exit 5A Robotics has returned from the North American Open Championships with an award CARLSBAD, CA — The members of Livingston’s all-girls robotics team, Exit 5A Robotics (E5A), recently completed their 2017-2018 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition season at the North American Open ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In light of recent revisions to New Jersey’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing requirements, Natalie Topylko, director of curriculum and instruction for Livingston Public Schools (LPS), addressed attendees of Monday’s Livingston Board ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — When Heritage Middle School and Livingston High School students participated in the Essex County Math League competition at Caldwell University in the end of May, the Livingston team tied with Millburn for first place overall, and several Livingston students received first place in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The hallway of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston was recently filled with the sounds of a melodious chorus of “thank yous” from the students and teachers as The Nancy and Robert Eskow Family Room was dedicated with an informal ribbon cutting.  The Family ...

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