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Find information on the following news, and more, in this week's DISCOVER.

  • Farewell to Jim O'Neill
  • View Report Cards by July 10
  • Graduation Photos
  • Our Youngest Grads
  • Parent Portal Information
  • Summer Assignments
District Matters
A Fond Farewell and Many Thanks To Mr. Jim O'Neill
Interim Superintendent of Schools Jim O'Neill received special recognition at the district's recent retirement ceremony and subsequently attended his last Board of Education meeting on June 17. Mr. O'Neill, who has been serving as interim superintendent since August 27, 2018, will conclude his time in the district this Thursday, June 27. During the past year, among all of his other responsibilities, Mr. O'Neill guided the search for a permanent superintendent resulting in the hiring of Dr. Matthew J. Block, who will be "taking the helm" beginning July 1. In her retirement ceremony comments, LPS Human Resources Manager Sue Burman said, "As you return to your 'sweet home' in Alabama, we want to make sure that you know you will always have fans and friends in New Jersey. It may have been a temporary position, but you have a permanent place in our hearts!" We thank Mr. O'Neill for all that he has done, and wish him the very best in his retirement.
View Report Cards by July 10
All parents/guardians/students in grades K-12 have until noon on Wednesday, July 10, to view/print report cards and other student information in the Genesis Parent/Student Access Portal.

Please note that final report cards for elementary and middle schools are currently posted. Final report cards for Livingston High School students will be posted on Thursday, June 27, at 3 p.m.
Student Matters
Congratulations Class of 2019!
Members of Livingston High School’s Class of 2019 received their diplomas at commencement exercises on Thursday, June 20. The ceremony included a performance by the LHS Chorus, speeches, and the presentation of graduates. See photos HERE!

In his remarks, valedictorian Jonathan Ackerman said, "Over the next few years, I hope all of us can continue our journeys of self-discovery and development. I hope we can all set new, optimistic goals and strive to reach them. And I hope we make many more treasured memories -- without forgetting the ones we made here. Congratulations class of 2019! We did it!"
OUR YOUNGEST GRADS!
Livingston High School's commencement ceremony may have been big news last week, but our littlest students marked a huge achievement! Burnet Hill pre-schoolers received their "diplomas" as they officially became rising kindergartners.

Proud family members looked on as the students performed several musical numbers before receiving their certificates from their teachers. The event concluded with refreshments and a photo-op.

Congratulations to all!
Mt. Pleasant Middle School
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Summer Reading/Assignments
Parent Matters
Parent Academy
Our new Parent Academy website is designed to ensure that all resources provided at our events are accessible to all community members. We hope you find these helpful as you engage in your child’s education!
Kindergarten Pre-Registration
Click below for information on Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Livingston Public Schools!
Update Emergency Contacts
To ensure that you receive all school district communication messages, please make sure to update your contacts in our automated Alert System.

Please log into your Genesis Parent Portal account and under “CONTACTS” be sure that you have checked off the box for "Emergency Broadcast" for any phone numbers/email addresses at which you wish to receive these messages.
Don't Miss That Call/Text:
In the case of an emergency, or weather-related school closing, or school bus transportation issues, our alert system allows us to quickly communicate with parents and staff by text, email and phone. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date. Log on to Genesis and click the "Contacts" tab at the top of the page to review the information that is currently on file. Please be sure to check the "Emergency Broadcast" box to receive Emergency Broadcast Messages. Don't forget to save all changes.
What's On Your Mind?
We're interested in hearing what's on your mind. Share a story. Ask a question. Let us know about your concerns, anything from school safety and security to budget matters. Give a shout out to a special teacher. Talk with the Superintendent or Board of Education. Email your message c/o the Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator.
Community Matters
Consider Candicacy
Local school board membership is a challenging and rewarding way to serve your community and its schoolchildren. Now is the time to consider school board candidacy for the Livingston Board of Education. In November, voters will elect two candidates to serve for three years.

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot during the annual school election. The deadline to submit the petition is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2018.

Prospective school board candidates can download candidate information from the New Jersey School Boards Association’s website at NJSBA School Board Candidate Kit. The School Board Candidate Kit includes information about nominating petitions, legal qualifications for school board candidacy, and the role of the school board member. Information about the New Jersey School Ethics Act and important dates in the school election process are also included.
LPD National Night Out Poster Contest
Deadline: Friday, June 26
To help kick off the 2019 National Night Out, the Livingston Police Department is inviting the children of Livingston to design a National Night Out poster. Prizes will be awarded for the best posters in each of the following categories: ages 5-7, ages 8-10, and ages 11-13. All winning posters will be displayed at Livingston's National Night Out event on August 6, 2019.

The theme this year is “Together We Make a Safe Neighborhood." Children should depict what makes them feel safe in their neighborhood and how the police and the community work together to keep them safe. The deadline for the contest is Friday, July 26, 2019 at 4 p.m.

CONTEST RULES : The poster can be made with any drawing or painting materials or combination thereof (crayon, paint, pencil, etc.) on paper. Collages of magazines or newsprint are not permitted. Posters may be submitted on paper no larger than 12”x18”. The entrant’s name, age, address and phone number and/or email address must be on the back of the poster. Anyone may enter and have their artwork displayed, but in order to be eligible to win a prize, children must be Livingston residents. Poster submissions may be brought to the Livingston Police Department at 333 S. Livingston Avenue on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please enter into the lobby of police headquarters and ask for Valerie Thomas. Entries may also be mailed to: Livingston Police Department, 333 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039, Attention: Valerie Thomas.
Visit the Livingston Public Library's website to find out about all of the exciting, educational programs offered!
The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) offers great programs, free of charge, for people with special needs and their families. See below for more LACD programs!
Shining Stars offers "funtastic programs for exceptional individuals." Learn more HERE!
Employment Opportunities
Substitute Nurses
Livingston Public Schools is seeking substitute school nurses. Applicants must hold current license issued by the NJ Board of Nursing as a professional registered nurse (RN) and possess or be eligible for a Substitute Nurse Certificate. CPR/AED certification is required. Interested candidates should contact Carolyn Ross at cross@livingston.org
Cafeteria/Playground Aids
Livingston Public Schools is always looking for cafeteria and playground aides.Those who are interested should download the application, or stop by the Central Office at 11 Foxcroft Drive to pick up an application!
Crossing Guards
The Township of Livingston continues to look for crossing guards for its many posts throughout town. Crossing guards provide an important service to our students, helping them navigate the streets around our schools safely each day. Click HERE for application.
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