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Featured Photo: "Adopt a Vet"
Across the district, first grade students participated in an "Adopt a Vet" program in honor of Veterans Day. Scroll down to see more photos!
New This Week
  • Board of Education Meeting Tonight
  • Parent Learning Series: Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home, Nov. 29 & 30
  • BIPOC Affinity Group Sign-Up
  • A Revolutionary Museum at HMS
  • First Graders "Adopt a Vet"
Board of Education
Public Meeting: November 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting tonight, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 7 p.m. The public meeting agenda includes an Assessment Update and approval of ESSR III funds.

Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format. While registration for in-person attendance at Livingston Board of Education meetings will be limited to the first 20 individuals who sign-up, the Board will continue to allow members of the public to participate virtually via webinar. Registration is required for the webinar. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
Parent Matters
PARENT LEARNING SERIES: Support Reading at Home
LPS is proud to present a series of FREE workshops to help parents/caregivers support their children's academic and social-emotional wellbeing. Upcoming programs include two workshops that focus on "Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home." Click below for more info!

  • Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home (Grades PreK-3) will be offered on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 6:30-7:15pm.
  • Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home (Grades 4-12) will be offered on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 6:30-7:15pm
District News
BIPOC Affinity Group Sign-Up
The LPS Equity Teams have been contacted by school community members with interests in creating affinity groups. Affinity groups are defined as “a group of people sharing a common interest or goal, or acting together for a specific purpose.” At this time, members of our school community and equity teams have made specific requests for an LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, ally/asexual +) group, an AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander)group, and a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) group. These groups, which will meet approximately three times per year, will serve as an advisory group to the District Equity Team by offering their experiences, their voices, their interest in collaborating with us and their resources.

The district's LGBTQIA+ group and AAPI group recently held their first meetings. The BIPOC group will hold its first meeting soon! Those who are interested in joining should sign-up here:

If you have a suggestion or a desire to partner with the district equity team in creating any additional affinity groups, please contact Lisa Steiger at or your building principal.
Voluntary COVID-19 testing is now available to LPS staff, students and families every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  BacktoWork Solutions offers the highest quality PCR testing available with a quick 24-48 hour turnaround. Click here to register for a quick Telemed Evaluation. Following the Telemed Evaluation you will be invited to schedule your COVID test. Testing location: Riker Hill Media Center.

*Testing WILL NOT be offered on the following dates:
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Student News
First Graders "Adopt a Vet"
This month, across the district, first grade students participated in an "Adopt a Vet" program in honor of Veterans Day. The goal of the program, which was spearheaded by K-6 Social Studies Supervisor Mr. Chris Bickel, is to create relationships between students and the veterans who live in our town.

Recently, the veterans visited their schools for the first time. The students were very excited to welcome their "adoptees!" They made special signs, prepared questions, and hand wrote letters of thanks! The first grade classes plan to maintain this special relationship throughout the school year through additional visits, letters and other activities.
LHS Students Named to NJ All-State Orchestra
The Livingston High School Orchestra's tenth grade violinist, Edward Zheng, and twelfth grade bassist, Geetika Komati, were accepted into the prestigious 2021 New Jersey All-State Orchestra. Both auditioned this past summer. Edward was accepted out of over 200 violin auditionees, and Geetika was accepted out of more than 30 bass auditionees. Although the students did not get to perform in Atlantic City or at NJPAC this year, they participated in several unique remote rehearsals, followed by video submissions for a large concert video performance to be shared at a later date. Congratulations!
A Revolutionary Museum!
Students in Mrs. Hreha's social studies class at Heritage Middle School have been studying the Colonial Period and the Revolutionary War. As part of their lessons, they created pieces for a Colonial/Revolutionary War Museum project. The museum, which was set up in the HMS Media Center with the help of media specialist Ms. Tannler, included information about and replicas of various aspects of the time period.
Lancer Matters
College Counseling Corner
By LHS College Counselor Nicole Rothman
Follow me on Twitter (@LivHS_College) and Instagram (@livhs_college). The LHS College Counseling Website is another important place to find information, see updates, and contact me.
Staff News
Math Teacher Recognized
Congratulations to LHS teacher Cheryl Coursen, who was one of the recipients of the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) Edyth May Sliffe Award! Watch the MAA slideshow HERE!
Community Notes
LACD Holiday Event
The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) has announced that it will be renewing its Camuso Holiday Display event with the Camuso Committee this holiday season! This free event for people with special needs and their families will take place on Saturday, December 18, from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Gazebo at the Livingston Oval Gazebo. In case of rain or snow, the event will be postponed to Monday, December 20, 2021. To check on the status of the event in case of inclement weather, call 973-535-7961, extension 231.  

After enjoying the beautiful holiday display that the Camuso Committee sets up each year, participants are invited to take a picture with the LACD's fully vaccinated Santa. The LACD will provide free refreshments for all guests. Guest with special needs will all receive a present. The LACD asks that everyone wear a mask to this event.  

Call Alan Karpas at 973-477-9989 or email to RSVP by December 8 and for more information. Visit the LACD online at and
LSO Gala Concert
The Livingston Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will hold a Gala Concert celebrating first responders and medical professionals on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The concert will be presented in the Livingston High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
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