Home
2013

 

2013 News Archive
 

12-20-13 - LIVERMORE READS TOGETHER EVENT JANUARY 26
Join author of The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R. King at the Kick Off event forLivermore Reads Together 2014 on Sunday, January 26th at the Livermore Public Library at 2:00 PM. 

12-19-13 - INSECT DISCOVERY LAB VISITS RANCHO SCHOOL
Recently Rancho Las Positas Elementary School third graders got up close and personal with insects from around the world thanks to Rancho PTA's generous support.

12-13-13 - DEL VALLE HIGH SCHOOL CULINARY ACADEMY
The Del Valle Continuation High School Culinary Academy provides students with a hands-on approach to developing entry level skills in the food service profession. 

12-5-13 - LHS BAND RAISING FUNDS FOR NEW UNIFORMS
The Livermore High School Cowboy band is actively trying to raise $25,000 to replace their 17 year old uniforms which are worn, falling apart and can no longer be repaired.  A number of local businesses have joined the cause and have donation jars for the new uniform fund.

12-4-13 - TRUSTEE ANNE WHITE NAMED TO CSBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Long time Livermore School District trustee Anne White has been named to the Board of Directors of the California School Boards Association (CSBA). The CSBA is the professional organization of the more than five thousand trustees of local California school districts and county boards of education. 

11-22-13 - ACADEMIC OLYMPICS 5 REAPS REWARDS
Fifth graders from Rancho Las Positas and Marilyn Avenue School gathered at Junction Avenue K-8 recently to take part in a math and science competition held to celebrate academics and build new friendships.

11-11-13 - IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS 
Every day we live in freedom is a day made possible by those men and women who serve to protect our country. We wish to recognize and thank all veterans and give special acknowledgement to those who are members of our staff for their dedicated and loyal service to the United States of America. 

10-30-13 - LIVERMORE AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER
If you know of any students in the Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol Glen and Castro Valley school districts with American Indian heritage their families may enroll in the Title VII
 American Indian Education Program which makes them eligible for free services including culture classes, tutoring, field trips and more.  Contact Mary Puthoff at 925 606-4748 ext 3 or email at mputhoff@lvjusd.k12.ca.us .

10-22-13 - LVJUSD & PEDROZZI PARTNER ON PSAT INITIATIVE
All sophomores in the Livermore School District took the Preliminary SAT thanks to the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation's generous donation that provided all 10th graders the opportunity to experience a college level assessment as a first step in pursuing college and career possibilities after high school.

10-16-13 - GRANADA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SAVES CHILD
Jake Salinas recently accepted a commendation from the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program Board for his heroic efforts in performing CPR to save a young girl's life.

10-15-13 - TRI-VALLEY HAVEN CONTEST WINNER EMILIE JOHAL
Granada High School sophomore Emilie Johal was awarded first place in the Tri-Valley Haven's annual art contest. Her design was printed on t-shirts to promote healthy non-violent relationships.

10-11-13 - NEW ONLINE RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER HELP
California students have new web resources as they plan for careers and college in this News Release from Tom Torlakson State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

10-7-13 - DISTRICT MUSIC PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2013-14

9-12-13 - LIVERMORE SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM QEIA LAW REFORMS
Research shows that the state's Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) of 2006 is helping at-risk schools including Marylin Avenue Elementary to thrive and excel.

9-9-13 - DESIGN-TO-MANUFACTURING ACADEMY INSPIRES STUDENTS
In the first ever Design-to-Manufacturing Academy (DMA) by Sandia National Laboratories technical staff, high school students learned what it takes to manufacture a small part for a mobot (mobile robot).

9-5-13 - THE PARENT PROJECT BEGINS TUESDAY OCTOBER 22
The Parent Project is a 12 week parent training designed specifically for parents of challenging, strong-willed or out-of-control adolescents. Classes start October 22nd at 6:00 PM at 1401 Almond Avenue in Livermore.

9-3-13 - TASK FORCE MEMBERS WANTED - Digital Citizenship/Cyber-Bullying
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District would like to invite all interested parties who are willing to serve on a Task Force to examine Digital Citizenship/Cyber-bullying in our schools. The Task Force will meet on a regular basis to review information and policies, investigate, analyze and develop best practices, and recommend actions and procedures that will positively impact the lives of our students, staffs and families of Livermore.  Please email Scott Vernoy, Director of Student Services at svernoy@lvjusd.k12.ca.us, or call 925 606-3207 if you are interested in serving on our Team. 

8-23-13 - LVJUSD HIRES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR MARYLIN AVENUE SCHOOL
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is very pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Farrand as principal of Marylin Avenue Elementary School. 

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.

 

 

2012 News Archive

2011 News Archive

2010 News Archive

2009 News Archive