2013 News Archive
8-20-13 - FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS OFFERED BY LIVERMORE SCHOOLS
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.
8-20-13 - NEW PRINCIPAL FOR RANCHO LAS POSITAS SCHOOL
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is very pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Martin as principal of Rancho Las Positas Elementary School.
8-6-13 - HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT STARTS SUMMER TENNIS PROGRAM
Granada High School student, Letitia Edwards created the Livermore Valley Future Tennis Stars (LIFTS) program, a free summer program to provide youth in Livermore the opportunity to learn and play tennis.
8-5-13 - STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE USING INFOSNAP
The Livermore School District is in its third year using the online system, infosnap, to register and update student information electronically. The forms are customized to each student and through a centralized online process parents are able to: review and update essential student information; provide crucial emergency information; indicate vital medical information; and complete parent consent forms. Parents/Guardians have been sent emails or letters with instructions on completing this yearly update process. For questions, please contact your school or student services. Thank you.
7-10-13 - WELCOME NEW DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is very pleased to announce the appointment of Director of Special Education, Ms. MaryAnn Frates, who began her official duties July 1st.
7-23-13 - IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO SAVE THE DATE - FEBRUARY 21, 2014
The LHS/GHS Safe and Sober Grad Night fundraiser is scheduled for the evening of Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Mark your calendars for this important event to ensure a safe and sober graduation party for our students this coming year.
7-7-13 - HYDRATION STATIONS INSTALLED AT HIGH SCHOOLS
Hydration Stations, water fountains where students can refill water bottles with cooled filtered water, have been placed at Granada & Livermore High Schools. Go Green!
6-20-13 - JOE MICHELL K-8 SCHOOL FEATURED FOR RECYCLING
The creative recycling program where Joe Michell students take mylar juice pouches normally thrown away and turn them into dog leashes and pencil pouches was recently featured in the Contra Costa Times.
6-19-13 - ELEMENTARY STEM PROGRAM WILL BE PILOTED AT ALTAMONT CREEK
Altamont Creek Elementary School was selected as one of 44 schools in the U.S. to pilot the newest science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program for students in grades K-5.
6-11-13 - FIELD TRIP WITH THERAPY DOG
Here is a photo from the end of year picnic with Ms. Holbrook’s class and their therapy dog Cabo. This is the 4th year that Cabo has been visiting the K through 5 Counseling Enriched Class at Smith School. He visits once a week and has become an invaluable addition to the program.
6-10-13 - LVJUSD ANNOUNCES NEW ADMINISTRATORS
The Livermore School District has now finalized our new elementary principal appointment as well as multiple vice principal placements. In addition we have appointed an Assistant Director of Special Education.
6-8-13 - TEDx LIVERMORE "CREATING OUR FUTURE: INNOVATE + EDUCATE"
Some of the brightest and most creative people working in education and technology came together on June 8th for an all day symposium featuring Livermore High School Vice Principal Alex Eckert and former LHS student Erika Gruidl. Contra Costa Times Article
5-29-13 - SCIENCE IN THE SCHOOL DAY WITH MAYOR MARCHAND
Mayor John Marchand teamed up with engineers recently at both Michell K-8 and Junction K-8 for Science in the School Day to perform 90 minute experiments with 4th, 5th or 6th graders to develop confidence with problem solving and engineering concepts.
5-23-13 - WRITING CONTEST WINNERS AWARDED BICYCLES
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty recently announced the winners of Bike it - I Like it! writing contest at Jackson Avenue School. The essay contest was sponsored by Supervisor Haggerty and Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools.
5-17-13 - PEDROZZI AWARDS 77 SCHOLARSHIPS TO LVJUSD STUDENTS
Recently the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation awarded $351,000 in scholarships to Livermore students. Since 2008 the foundation has awarded nearly $2,000,000 in scholarships to over 500 local students.
5-15-13 - CONGRATULATIONS 2013 OLYMPIAN SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS
The Livermore-Granada Boosters have been celebrating the accomplishments of scholar-athletes in Livermore since 1949. For information about their annual awards banquet on May 20th go to http://www.livermoregranadaboosters.org
5-9-13 - GHS AND LHS SELECTED AS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOOLS
Granada and Livermore High Schools were recently selected to participate in the Equal Opportunity Schools AP/IB Equity and Excellence Project.
5-9-13 - LIVERMORE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTED
The Livermore Management Association (LMA) held their Annual Awards Breakfast on May 9th where they presented this year's awards.
5-4-13 - LIVERMORE HIGH CHOIR 1ST PLACE!
The Livermore High School Concert Choir competed in the Music in the Parks/Great America Choral Competition on Saturday May 4th. They finished in 1st place with an incredible score of 95.5/100 and an overall rating of Superior. Congratulations!
5-4-13 - STUDENTS PLACE IN SPEECH & DEBATE TOURNAMENT
Two teams from Granada High School placed second and fourth statewide in the California Migrant Education Program's 3rd Annual Speech & Debate Tournament "Debating Your Life" last weekend.
5-1-13 - MAY IS CALIFORNIA DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP MONTH
Through the efforts of Common Sense Media and the California Writing Project, May is designated as Digital Citizenship Month. Click HERE for help in guiding students and families in making safe, responsible and ethical on-line choices.
4-27-13 - JUST SERVING THE LIVERMORE SCHOOLS
In the spring the Livermore Community Service Council in an effort to increase community volunteerism invited the community to participate in JustServe the Livermore Schools.
4-12-13 - EAST AVENUE NAMED 2013 CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
Congratulations to East Avenue Middle School who was identified by State Superintendent of Public Schools Tom Torlakson as a California Distinguished School for 2013. Good job!
3-22-13 - LVJUSD STUDENTS WIN TOP HONORS AT ACSEF
Claire Abele and Julia Cable, 8th graders at Junction Avenue K-8 School, were the Middle School Grand Prize Winners at the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair and will be going to the California State Science Fair April 15-16.
3-1-13 - INTEREST FREE EDUCATION LOANS FOR LIVERMORE GRADUATES
The Student Education Loan Fund (SELF) is a 50 year old Livermore volunteer organization that makes interest free loans of up to $2500 per year to Livermore high school graduates and residents for their continuing education.
2-25-13 - CONGRESSMAN SWALWELL VISITS RANCHO
U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell recently visited Rancho Las Positas School for their Fun Family Fitness Day and Coffee Corner. Congressman Swalwell, living up to his campaign promise, ran the track with students and answered questions about congress, schools and taxes.
2-23-13 - CONGRATULATIONS TO NORTH COAST CHAMPION WRESTLERS
Nicholas Lang (LHS), Tyler Rardon (LHS), Kyle Campiotti (GHS) and Angel Beltran (GHS) will be competing at the California State Wrestling Championships in March at Bakersfield.
2-21-13 - LIVERMORE MIDDLE SCHOOLS HOST STUDENTS FROM JAPAN
Visiting Japanese middle school students from Yotsukaido will be hosted by Livermore middle school students on March 18 & 19. This is part of a reciprocal visit between Yotsukaido, a suburb of Tokyo, and Livermore.
2-14-13 - GRANADA HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION IN THE NEWS
Recently Granada High hosted some 300 special education students from neighboring communities for a Valentine's Day dance that included crafts and refreshments.
2-1-13 - ARTS GRANT AWARDED TO ALTAMONT CREEK
The Commission for the Arts awarded Altamont Creek Elementary School a grant that will allow 300 1st - 3rd graders to attend a live performance of Just So Stories and provide dance classes to more than 200 4th and 5th graders.
1-22-13 - GRANADA TEACHER TO PILOT COMPUTER SCIENCE CLASS
Carol Kinnard has been selected to pilot the new course, Computer Science and Software Engineering, in the 2013-14 school year as part of the Project Lead The Way program.
1-18-13 - SEE TEACHER REGINA BRINKER'S LESSON ON TED-ED
Christensen Middle School teacher Regina Brinker recently had her lesson on Phenology and nature's shifting rhythms accepted by TED-ED a nonprofit organization devoted to creating lessons worth sharing.
1-11-13 - FLU INFORMATION AND PREVENTION
Flu season is here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs.