The day before I started school at Burnet Hill Elementary School, my Dad lifted me to peek into the window of the kindergarten classroom. The next day I couldn’t wait to tell him about all the things that went on inside.
In my new job here at Livingston Public Schools, that’s actually what I’ll be doing -- peeking into classrooms and telling the community about all the things happening at Livingston schools.
This past week, I was back at Heritage, where the author Harlan Coben remembered the last time he stood on the school’s stage. It was 35 years ago and he was making a speech seeking votes on student council. He was running for treasurer and best friends with Chris Christie, the kid seated next to him in homeroom.
Coben reflected on that friendship bonded in Room 202. Christie grew up to become New Jersey’s governor, while Coben has made a career out of lying on his sofa wondering, “What if?" as the best-selling author of numerous suspense novels.
You can read the full story on Coben’s Livingston memories on the LPS Website. We’ve made it easier to find the information you need with direct links from this weekly e-news to the improved website. You can find community news, announcements and events on the Bulletin Board, and headlines to district news below.
I’m tall enough now to peek in classrooms all by myself. And you know what? I’m excited as I was on my first day of school to see what’s going on for this generation at Livingston Public Schools.
SAT Scores in Livingston Continue to Rise
The Class of 2012 saw SAT scores rise 36 points last year, bucking a national trend that saw scores slide to their lowest levels.
New Options Under Review for the 2013-14 School Calendar
No decisions have been made as Board of Education continues to mull a possible change to move up the last day of school.
Harlan Coben Shares Hometown Stories at Heritage
What’s the secret to his success? The best-selling author tells students he's really good at making things up.
Burnet Hill Serves Up Healthy Breakfast Tips
Yes, you can teach kids to eat a good breakfast.
LEF Supports Tech Tools in Classrooms
Homecoming activities help fund document cameras in Livingston schools.
More Chances to Meet the Candidates For the Board of Education
Candidates for the Livingston Board of Education will appear at a forum on Tuesday, October 9 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center. Pam Chirls, David Jasin, and Soumitra Rathod are running for two open seats on the local school board.
Livingston Readies for Homecoming Weekend
Special events will raise money for Livingston schools and honor alumni who have made their mark in the world, beginning Friday, Oct. 5 with the Livingston High School Alumni Hall of Fame recepetion.
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