Livingston Public Schools
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Featured Photo: "STEAM Session!"
Fourth grade students participated in a “string lifter challenge” during a STEAM lesson at Hillside Elementary. During this activity, they worked together to lift objects using a string contraption... and had a great time doing it!
New This Week
  • Board of Education Meeting Tonight
  • "Chat with The Superintendent": Oct. 14, 2021
  • Elementary School Happenings
  • Middle School GT Art Applications
  • LPS Rated "Best Place to Teach"!
  • LWV to Host Candidates Debate
  • LACD After School Sports Clinics
Board of Education
Public Meeting: September 28, 2021 at 7 p.m.
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting tonight, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7 p.m. The public meeting agenda includes Dr. Block's report on the district's goals for the 2021-2022 school year, as well as a presentation on the district's equity goal. The Board is also scheduled to discuss the transition to in-person board meetings.

Tonight's meeting will be held in a webinar format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments. Registration is required. The meeting will be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
Superintendent News
All Are Welcome!
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matt Block, will host a "Chat with the Superintendent" event on Thursday, October 14, from 4-6pm at the Gazebo on the Memorial Park Oval. Joining Dr. Block will be Assistant Superintendents Lisa Steiger and Mark Stern. Bring your questions and comments... and a lawn chair! All are welcome.
District News
Applications Due by October 8th
Livingston Public Schools offers a Gifted and Talented (GT) Art Program for middle school students. The program is designed to give students who qualify for admission the opportunity to further develop their creative ability and artistic skills. This program is for students who will be in grades 6, 7 and 8 during the 2021-2022 school year.

Registration for this program is now open. Enrollment is on line and done electronically. Parents will need a Google account to access the application or they can log in as their child to view the site. Students previously enrolled do not have to apply again. All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, October 8, 2021. Click the link below for complete details regarding the program and to apply.
Back-To-School Nights
Mark your calendars for this school year's Back-to-School Nights! These events will be held virtually at all school levels. Times and additional details will be sent directly to parents from their respective schools.
Voluntary COVID-19 testing is now available to LPS staft, students and families every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  BacktoWork Solutions offers the highest quality PCR testing available at no out-of-pocket-expenses 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.
School Happenings
Second graders at Riker Hill Elementary are learning that there are many types of scientists who study the world around us. As part of a recent science lesson, they were encouraged to use all of their senses to observe and record the first signs of fall... like acorns!
Collins Elementary students painted rocks to represent things that make them happy as part of a schoolwide "Do Happy" project!
Fifth graders at Burnet Hill Elementary used their science process skills to see what happens when they submerge Gobstopper candies in a Petri dish filled with water.
Harrison Elementary fourth graders recently learned all about regions of the United States while reviewing their map skills! Shown with her project is Vihana Shah.
It’s always a great time on the playground especially when fourth graders take a moment to pose for a fun photo at Mt. Pleasant Elementary!
Lancer Matters
College Counseling Corner
By LHS College Counselor Nicole Rothman
Welcome to the College Counseling Corner! I will be using this space in the Discover newsletters to share information and tips for the College Application process.

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.
Parent Matters
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Staff News
LPS Tops "Best Places to Teach" List
Livingston Public Schools (LPS) has been ranked #1 on's 2022 "Best Places to Teach in NJ" list! LPS is also ranked #1 for "Best Places to Teach in Essex County" and #25 for "Best Places to Teach in America!"
Community Notes
LWV To Host Candidates Debate
The Livingston League of Women Voters (LWV) will hold a Board of Education Candidates Debate Wednesday evening, October 13, 8:00 p.m., via ZOOM. This is a free public meeting and residents are encouraged to bring questions and concerns. To join go to the League website and there will be link. The three candidates vying for two open seats are Jenissa Arnette, Pamela Chirls, and James Calderon.
LACD After School Sports Program
The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) is pleased to announce that it is restarting its after school sports program on October 20, 2021!

The sports clinics will be available to children with special needs and will be held every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Monmouth Court Community Center, 26 Monmouth Court, Livingston, N.J. through May 18, 2022. Participants will be playing a variety of sports such as wiffle ball, soccer, kickball, and volleyball (with a beach ball). 

Clinics will not meet on 12/29, 2/23, or 4/20. This program is free of charge and no pre-registration is required.  Participants are welcome to arrive late or leave early if necessary. 

In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled if school is closed.  Call 973-535-7961, ext. 231, to check on the program status for a specific day. 

The LACD's goal will be to provide a fun-filled hour for children with special needs, while maintaining a safe environment. Players, volunteers, and parents/guardians will be required to wear a mask to attend the clinics. 

For more information, please call 973-970-4441 or visit or
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