News for the Livingston Public Schools Community
March 20, 2023
TEACHING TO LEARN: Fourth grade scientists at Burnet Hill Elementary taught one another about the major systems of the human body with some really awesome diagrams!
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- Joint Message From Superintendent of Schools & Chief of Police
- Board of Education Meeting Tonight
- Exit 6 Robotics Qualifies for States
- Record Number of LHS Students Named to Honors Ensembles
- Community Event: Shine a Light on Autism
A MESSAGE FROM DR. BLOCK
Dear LPS Community,
Dr. Block and Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz issued a joint statement regarding the lockdown that occurred at Livingston High School this morning.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING: March 20, 2023 (7PM)
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 7PM tonight, Monday, March 20, 2023 in the Central Office, 11 Foxcroft Drive. The agenda includes discussion on the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar and a vote on the 2023-2024 School Budget.
Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments either in person or via the webinar. Register for the webinar using the link below. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
Exit 6 Robotics Qualifies for States
Last month, the Exit 6 Robotics Team #62228A, which includes Livingston High School and Heritage Middle School students, competed at the Monroe Township Spin Up Qualifier and advanced to NJ State Championships. The Spin Up competition is this season’s VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) game with over 11,500 teams in 40 countries worldwide. Competing against 34 other teams at this qualifier, the Exit 6 Robotics finished the regular competition rounds in 4th place with a 4-1 record, qualifying them as an Alliance Captain for the single-elimination finals rounds. The team won all their finals round matches to leave them with a 1st place 8-1 record and the Tournament Champions Award. READ MORE ...
AIR FORCE BAND TO PERFORM AT LHS!
The United States Air Force Band will perform at Livingston High School at 7:30PM on Thursday, March 23, 2023. The concert will be held in the Fitness & Wellness Center. Tickets are free and can be reserved HERE.
Don't miss your chance to see the US Air Force Band! Reserve your free tickets today!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open! All registration will be done via our online registration portal. Children must be 5 on or before October 1, 2023 to register for kindergarten. LEARN MORE ABOUT KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT LPS WILL BE ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR KINDERGARTEN ONLY BEGINNING ON JANUARY 18TH. REGISTRATION FOR ALL OTHER GRADES WILL OPEN IN THE SPRING.
2023-2024 PRIDE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
FULL DAY NOW OFFERED!
Livingston Public Schools is proud to share that our P.R.I.D.E. (Pre-School Readiness Individual Developmental Education) Program will now be a full day program with spots available for non-disabled preschool students. In this program, students will be provided with a language rich, research-based curriculum. They will spend their days with New Jersey certified teachers, and with their disabled and non-disabled peers, to achieve the expectations of the school district’s well-designed curriculum based on New Jersey's Student Learning Standards for preschool. The students gather daily to develop social language, work as partners and in groups, and explore, play, create, share, and learn.
Scheduling details of the program will be shared with families who apply for consideration. Currently, the cost for students selected by lottery is $7,200 for the full school year. The program will follow the school district’s calendar.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OR REGISTER FOR THE PRIDE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
LHS SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Livingston High School Senior Internship Program is an opportunity for seniors to gain real-world work experience. This program is available to Grade 12 students in good academic standing who are on track to graduate in June 2023. The program, which empowers students to take ownership of their education by pursuing an internship in a specific area of interest, is scheduled to begin on May 22, 2023, and conclude on June 16, 2023. During these four weeks, students will get an inside view of what their futures may look like.
Students who are interested in learning more about participating in the internship program should contact Mr. Dan Quackenbush by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT
Livingston Public Schools believes that your mental health and well-being is a vital part to your success at our school. With this in mind, we have partnered with Care Solace to provide an extra layer of support to our entire community.
Livingston Public Schools students, staff members, and their families can use Care Solace to quickly find verified mental health, behavioral health, and substance use treatment options matched to their needs, regardless of circumstances. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.
If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
- Call 888-515-0595 (available 24/7/365)
- Visit www.caresolace.com/livingston and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
This is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service provided by LPS. Learn more about Care Solace.
STAY CONNECTED WITH LPS!
LPS is committed to building strong relationships with students, families, and the community, and as such, we strive to provide accurate and timely information to our stakeholders.
Communication tools for parents include the Blackboard Mass Notification System, the LPS website (www.livingston.org), LPS Spotlight (our district newsletter), Facebook & Twitter (@LivSchools), Around the Block (the Superintendent's TV program), and various promotional videos that highlight our students and staff. Explore our communications tools here!
Visit our Employment Opportunities webpage to learn more about available positions at Livingston Public Schools.
DUFFY CASINO NIGHT
SHINE A LIGHT ON AUTISM: APRIL 25, 2023
Guest speakers will include Mayor Michael Viera, a representative from Autism New Jersey, and a group of Livingston Public School students. The Oval will be turning blue for autism awareness! Participants are invited to show their autism awareness support by wearing blue and walking a lap around the Oval with the group. Autism awareness merchandise will be available for purchase at the event with the proceeds going to Autism New Jersey. Free drinks and snacks will be provided, and a DJ will provide musical entertainment. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blue lanterns or lights.
For more information contact Bob Gebroe at email@example.com. Visit the LACD online at www.facebook.com/lacdnj or www.livingstonnj.org/LACD.
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2022-2023 School Year / No. 14
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Livingston Public Schools
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