Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News and World Reports Best High Schools is released: Livingston ranks among Madison and Haddonfield
Livingston High School is ranked number 29 in New Jersey in this year's U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools ranking released Tuesday. In the fifth edition of the ranking, Livingston’s national ranking on the list was 401th out of 21,000. The school did receive a gold medal from the publication for how it compared to other schools based on U.S. News ranking criteria. The AP participation rate at Livingston Senior High School is 51 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 32 percent. LHS has a student body of 1,742. Nearby, Summit High School was ranked 18th in the state and Chatham High School was 13th. Columbia High School (South Orange-Maplewood School …
Monday, April 22, 2013
New state performance reports find LHS ranks "very high" in academics and college readiness, graduation rates and college performance.
In the recent school performance reports issued by the Christie administration, Livingston High School (LHS) ranked very high in college and career readiness, academic achievement, and graduation and post-secondary studies. The new reports, which are replacing the standard report cards, ranks the school on three different categories: academic achievement on Language Arts Literacy and Math sections of the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA); college and career readiness which measures SAT, PSAT and participation in AP courses; and graduation and post-secondary graduation and drop out rates. It also ranks schools against 30 peer schools based on free and reduced lunch, limited English proficiency programs or special …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The high school boys' tennis teams battled into early Monday evening.
While the Millers came out on top by four courts to one in the teams' first meeting this season, Livingston didn't make it easy. The first point belonged to Millburn's first doubles duo, Andrew Nolff and Evan Imegwu, who dispatched Lancers Matt Reuter and Justin Patel 6-3, 6-1. Livingston's second doubles team, Sam Farber and Dennis Li, finished up next but needed three sets to down Millers Josh Landau and Jon Duan, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. Millburn's second and third singles were into their third sets when Dean Koman, playing first singles, scored a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lancer Anthony Caputo. Millburn pulled ahead two team points to one. Second singles Teddy Moskovitz brought in the decisive third team point when he battled back from a…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Jonathan Sherman is a popular playwright and film actor
Not many people can say that they have been in a film with Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman or Olympia Dukakis, but 1986 Livingston High School graduate Jonathan Sherman can say that he is currently in one with all three. He plays himself in The Austin Pendleton Project, a film about an artist who has been up and down, for more than four decades, and has always gone where there is work. Sherman, who has been in a number of films, is multitalented—he is also a contemporary playwright. His career began in 1987, when his one-act short play, Serendipity and Serenity, made it to The Young Playwrights Festival. A full production of his next play, Women and Wallace, ensued in 1988. Since then, he has had much success as a playwright including a …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The two authors attended Livingston High School and Tufts University together.
Livingston High School (LHS) is known for having top athletes, sports teams and scholars, but the school also produces thought leaders, change visionaries, and authors. Powerful politician Chris Christie and author Harlan Coben call LHS their alma mater, and like Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum and Jen Karetnick, the educational foundations received at LHS have propelled them to do great and creative things for the world. Steinbaum empowers woman to protect their heart health through her writing and teaching, while Karetnick inspires people to appreciate the natural world, food and lifestyle choices. LHS Grad, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Authors First Book Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a 1986 LHS graduate, has just published her first book, Dr. Suzanne …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tentative 2013-2014 School Year Budget is Passed in Livingston
The Livingston Board of Education (BOE) unanimously approved a tentative $106 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year Monday night. The spending plan includes curriculum and special education initiatives, staff adjustments, and facility improvements. A presentation on the preview of the budget process can be seen by clicking here The spending includes the dollar figures attached to state aid including operating budgets, debt aid and grants that are paid back, with operating budget funds. The tentative budget of $106,170,578 will now be sent to the county Superintendent’s Office for review. Community forums on the budget in Livingston are scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18, and 10 a.m. March 20. A public hearing will be 7:30 p.m. March 21…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Bengals prevail in close game.
After overcoming a 17-22 deficit at the end of the first half, the Bloomfield girls varsity basketball team squeaked ahead of Livingston High School on Monday night to advance in the state tournament. The game was close throughout the second half, but the Bengals pulled through by keeping the defensive pressure on the Livingston Lancers. They pulled ahead and maintained a three-point margin in the fourth period, finally ending with a 41-39 score after a foul shot brought Livingston within two points. .
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
These five 40-somethings, all Livingston High School grads, are enjoying substantial artistic careers.
Livingston has produced some of today’s most well-known industry leaders – actors Jason Alexander and Chelsea Handler, businessmen Barry Halper and Charles Kushner and sports announcer Bruce Beck, among others. The township has also been the stomping grounds of many talented artists. While they have each developed a unique career path — no matter how far they may have moved on from Livingston, their hearts remain with their hometown where they first found a love for their particular form of art. Alex Marshall, 1988 LHS Graduate When Alex Marshall discovered ceramics as a young girl, at the Soho galleries she frequented with her grandma, she had no idea that someday stores like Barney’s, Giggle, Gumps and other specialty stores, as well as …
Monday, February 4, 2013
LHS Students placed in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Livingston High School students join the ranks of writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates in earning kudos in the 2012-2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Regional winners of the competition have been announced; those students who have earned a "Gold Key" will see their work advance in the competition. Rachel Geffner won honorable mention for a personal essay/memoir entitled "The Things I Carry." Christina Qiu won a Silver Key for a short story, "Ten Minutes in a Brook." Nithikasen Sorasicha won a Gold Key for a short story, "Ma and her Boots." Oriana Tang won honorable mention for both poetry and short story entries; she also won a Silver Key for a short story entitled "Portrait of a Family." Danielle Weidner won …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Elkaim, Fogarty lead team to undefeated season and conference crown.
The Livingston boys cross country team was in the headlines this past fall season, but not just for winning the program's first-ever conference championship. The Lancers went undefeated 17-0 in the dual meet season and took home the Super Essex Conference American division title, the toughest division in the league. It gave the program a 31-0 record in dual meets over the last two seasons. Livingston head coach Dave Czeizinger said the best meet his team ran was winning the SEC American title. "We had just run against some of the same teams and then we had to go back against them to cap off our season," said Czeizinger. "We had the target on our back and still pulled it off." The week before the Lancers had defeated the best competition in…