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Discovering Teachable Moments

Teachable moments are found everywhere, everywhere, from a World Language classroom to a giant heart formed outside at recess.

As a child of Fidel Castro’s Cuba, the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis was a teachable moment seized by Gisela Gugger, a World Language teacher at Livingston High School, who reflects on this historic event with students and essay published in the Boston Globe.

As educators and parents, we are forever looking for those teachable moments that bring a fresh perspective and voice to the lessons at hand.

This week, schools will bring a Drug Free life to a new level for our students with Red Ribbon events presented by the LHS Guidance Department, Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee, and Livingston Police Department.

Livingston’s schools are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, whether drugs and alcohol, bullying, school violence, or another of our social ills. Students at Mt. Pleasant and Harrison helped stuff a bus with food for the hungry. Our youngest students are learning about fire safety. At Burnet Hill, where students annually memorialize their commitment to "Be a Hero,” they formed a giant heart for a photo-op on the school’s blacktop to symbolize how much they ‘love’ heroes.

As schools, parents and our Livingston community continue to help provide the lessons that keep our children’s best interests at heart, we will also continue to find new ways to seize those teachable moments.

District News

Plans for New Classrooms, Media Centers Are Reviewed for Elementary Schools: The BOE is discussing construction because the elementary schools are near or above capacity.

Decision Near for Changes to 2013-2014 School Calendar: What do you think of an option that ends school earlier but has seniors graduating on a Friday? Let the BOE know.

School News

At LHS, A Teachable Moment with 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis

LHS Student Poet Reads Her Work at Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival  

Schools Join Efforts to Feed the Hungry: Mt. Pleasant and Harrison are stops on charity Stuff the Bus route for CHOW.

Livingston 5K Run Promotes Healthy Living: Physical ed teachers join in the event by motivating kids to be active.

Why the Red Ribbons? Guidance Departments are partnering with teachers and schools on keeping kids safe.

Special Education-Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

SEPAC is a parent advisory committee available to help answer questions about special education. This link (click here) provides a listing of representatives from each school and out-of-district.

After School Sports Program, Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD).

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