Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Big L Club's annual event also included the Taste of Livingston on Tuesday night.
Livingston High School students were dressed to the nines Tuesday as they took to the runway for the annual Lancers Fashion Show. Hundreds of people and students packed into Livingston High School Tuesday night to see debonair and dapper students strut their stuff in the Big L Club’s senior athlete fashion show, which kicks off the countdown to graduation for the class of 2013. Senior student Max Shevrin, who roaming the hallways with with friends shortly before the fashion show began, said he was excited about getting up on stage. “I thought it was cool to be part of the senior class,” said Shevrin. “Obviously it’s our last year in high school, so I thought it would be a good time to get together with all the other student athletes …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A night of fashion will be accompanied by food from dozens of restaurants from around the area.
Livingston High School students will model the latest fashions Tuesday night to raise funds for the Lancers scholarship fund. The Lancers on Parade Fashion Show will run from 6 and 10 p.m. at Livingston High School, at 30 Robert H. Harp Drive. Dressing up will be students who are involved in the high school's sports programs. The night will feature more than just fashion. Stop by the high school to sample food from more than 40 restaurants from around the areas. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The LHS teacher wins county honors in program that recognizes highly effective teachers.
Lucy Lee, an accomplished Chinese teacher at Livingston High School, respected educational leader in the Livingston community, and strong national advocate for Chinese language education, has been named to represent Essex County in the annual Teacher of the Year program. Mrs. Lee has taught at LHS since 1990, where she teaches five different levels of Chinese. “Her knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and of second language methodology is extensive,” said Principal Mark Stern. ”She is constantly examining and exploring different strategies to teach Chinese. Her thematic approach to teaching and her use of technology is positively embraced by her students.” Mrs. Lee has also committed herself to promoting the Chinese culture …
Lancers to take on Immaculate Conception Lodi in regular season matchup at Essex County Ivy Hill Park in Newark Wednesday.
Livingston High School and Mount St. Dominic Academy have accepted invitations to take part in a series of high school softball games sponsored by Essex County at Essex County Ivy Hill Park in Newark, county officials said. The schedule, which includes two regular season games, the semifinals and finals of the Essex County Tournament, two NJSIAA state championship games and the New Jersey State Super 36 Softball All-Star Game, begins with a 4 p.m. Wednesday matchup featuring Livingston vs. Immaculate Conception Lodi and runs through games on Monday, June 10, officials said. “The ball fields in Essex County Ivy Hill Park feature NCAA-regulation facilities with the safest and most modern playing conditions,” Essex County Executive Joseph N. …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The local orchestra will put on a concert for the township's bicentennial celebration at 7:30 p.m. at Livingston High School.
Livingston's 200th anniversary celebration continues this weekend with a concert put on by the Livingston Symphony Orchestra. The local orchestra, in cooperation with the Livingston Bicentennial Committee, will present "A Bicentennial Celebration" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Livingston High School, at 30 Robert H. Harp Drive. This concert will feature the music of celebration and triumph from the time when Livingston Township was founded. Expect to hear musical selections from Wagner, Brahms, Berlioz, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Children under the age of 12 are admitted for free. For more information visit the Livingston Symphony Orchestra at LSONJ.org.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The high school jumps more than 100 spots in 2013 to 142 in the country, but is still below its 2011 ranking.
Livingston High School was ranked among the top 150 best high schools in the country, according to Newsweek and The Daily Beast. The 2013 America's Best High School rankings placed Livingston High School at 142. The local high school jumped up in the national rankings from 253 in 2012. This year's ranking is still below Livingston High School's 2011 ranking of 106. The rankings were based on a multitude of factors, including graduation rate, college acceptance rate and standardized test scores, among other things. The publication gave the high school an overall score of 3.49. The top school in the country, Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, received a 4.84. Livingston High School reportedly has a 100 …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Play by Philip Peker will have staged reading at Kean University.
Blues-Berries,” a play by Philip Peker will be staged at Kean University on May 21 as part of the Young Playwrights Festival. The staged reading is among the accolades for the Livingston High School junior, who was awarded a 2013 NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education for playwriting and Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The play being performed at Kean explores generational clashes. In “Blues-Berries” a teen’s dreams of becoming a musician are questioned by his traditional Russian grandfather, who fears his grandson will experience the same failure and unhappiness that he went through at an earlier age. “Blues-Berries” was also awarded honorable mention for playwriting by the Young Author contest at Columbia College in …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Stephen Oremus, who previously won for 'Book of Mormon,' is nominated again.
Livingston High School alumni Stephen Oremus (LHS Class of '89) was nominated Tuesday for a Tony Award for "Best Orchestration" for Kinky Boots, the new Broadway show with music by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical received 13 nominations, the most of any show this year. Oremus previously won for The Book of Mormon, for which he received the 2011 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Orchestrations. He also received a 2012 Grammy award as a producer of The Book of Mormon original Broadway cast recording. Previously, Oremus was the music supervisor and arranger of the original Broadway and subsequent worldwide productions of Wicked and Avenue Q, which he also orchestrated. In 2012, he was inducted into the Livingston …
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
'Fresh Perspectives' includes art by Emma Siegel and Andrea Perkins.
Two Livingston High School students have their work displayed at the Morris Museum as part of Fresh Perspectives, a Juried High School Exhibition. Livingston’s Emma Siegel and Andrea Perkins were among the 50 high school students from across New Jersey whose work was selected for the annual juried exhibit. Fresh Perspectives started in 1989 to give artistically accomplished high school students a professionally organized museum exhibition experience and to recognize art teachers for their encouragement and effective teaching. Siegel is exhibiting a digital photograph titled Prague Guard Illusion; Perkins was selected for her acrylic painting, Delish Donut. The high school artists’ works featured in the exhibit are in a variety of …