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Livingston Public Schools -- 2013 Year in Review

The Alternative Press Staff

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • 6:55am

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The holiday season is a time when families get together to reunite and share details of their times apart. So, on Christmas morning, Wed., Dec. 25, TAP Livingston is sharing a few 2013 school highlights that may be shared with family members during holiday gatherings.
 
Burnet Hill Finds Something to Smile About
Photos: Lessons on heroes have students grinning from ear to ear.
 
Halloween Fun for All Ages
Collins celebrates in costume with seniors of Cedar Street Commons.
 
When Words Matter Most
Photos: Harrison makes its point (!) by rallying around words that make a difference.
 
Growing Minds in the Not-So-Secret Garden

Photos: First graders share secrets in Hillside’s new Literacy Garden for reading and writing.
 
MPE Stuffs the Bus for the Hungry
Photos: Students filled the yellow school bus with donations, but replenishing shelves of food pantry was icing on the cake.
 
It's a Blast: Hands-On Volcano Science
Photos: Riker Hill fifth graders simulate a volcanic eruption by using model volcanoes and chemical solution.

Grade 6: Pillars of Character
Lessons at Mt. Pleasant Middle build on the equation: Character = Integrity + Courage.

Giving Kids a Natural High
Living clean, healthy lifestyles, stunt riders deliver a thrilling anti-drug message for Heritage middle schoolers.

LHS Student Pioneers Cancer Research
At a lab at Rutgers University, Ankush Rakhit looked at novel treatments for colorectal cancer.

Whatever Happened To?
Invited by the Livingston Education Foundation, the LHS Hall of Fame honorees give back by going back to high school and teaching a class.

SUPERINTENDENT'S BLOG

Sugar and Spice .. and Building Skills Along the Way

Please remember that schools will be closed for winter recess from Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1. We will see everyone back in school on Thursday, January 2.  We wish you peace, joy and a happy and healthy new year!
 
COMMUNITY NEWS

Artists Paint a Dr. Seuss Gallery at Hospital
LHS students in National Art Honor Society share holiday cheer to cheer families in Neonatal wing at Saint Barnabas.
 
The Season of HOPE Arrives in Livingston
Luminaries will light up Livingston neighborhoods to help the needy.
 

Annual gift wrap booth is back at Livingston Mall to raise funds for Project Graduation.

The YMCA is offering a Red Cross lifeguarding course for teens age 15 and up in December and January. Certification will cover lifeguarding, first aid, CPS, and AED. The fee is $300 for non-members; $270 for members. Learn more by clicking here.

See all the community news on the LPS Bulletin Board by clicking here.

A reception and first meeting in 2014 of the Livingston Board of Education will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at LHS.

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