Week of October 4 , 2019
In Roxbury Township Public Schools, our students and schools are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to important causes. Check out all the upcoming events happening throughout Roxbury in the coming weeks.

Roxbury we want to hear from you! We're always looking for great stories of things happening in the Roxbury Schools and around town that involve our students, staff, and families! And now we've made it even easier to submit your content! Stories, high quality pictures, and even videos can be submitted here or by emailing goodnews@roxbury.orgPlease remember to include first and last names of individuals pictured!

The Roxbury Township Public Schools will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 9th for Yom Kippur. Schools will reopen on Thursday, October 10th.

The Roxbury Township Public Schools will be CLOSED Monday, October 14th due to a Staff In-Service day.  Schools will reopen on Tuesday, October 15th.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Invitation to help Roxbury Schools prepare for the future
Roxbury Township Public Schools begins its new school year planning to "prepare the children of today for tomorrow" with the beginning of its strategic planning process.  The Roxbury Board of Education will spend the next few months with more than a dozen parents, students, educators, community leaders, entrepreneurs, township officials, local nonprofits, and other Roxbury representatives as part of the strategic planning process. The developed strategic plan should reflect the partnership between the community and the school district and community participation is imperative to make this process a success.
Community members and organizations are invited to attend the final  Strategic Planning meeting on  Monday, October 14th  at the Board of Education meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lincoln/Roosevelt School (34 North Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ) 

Please help us better prepare for this event by RSVPing via our online survey at For more information about the Strategic Plan, visit

VOTE NOW: We Need Your Help to Honor Our History - Voting ends Oct 15
Vote Now!
The Grey Building Bell Tower Bell needs a new home and we want the community's help to select its new place as a ground display! Since 1903, the bell was housed in the cupola atop the Grey Building on North Hillside Avenue. The crumbling cupola is being replaced, but it was determined that re-installing the bell would be too costly. However, it's a part of our history, so we want a special place of recognition and would like the community to have a voice in that decision.

Vote now to determine whether the bell will remain on-site in front of the first High School (now the Board of Education Administrative Offices) or be moved to the current Roxbury High School on the football field. Click here to cast your vote now! More than 450 votes have been cast so far! Which location will it be?

Click here to read about the Grey Building and Lincoln/Roosevelt's summer renovations from Tap Into Roxbury.

Franklin School gets fall look thanks to Fullerton
Fullerton Grounds Maintenance in Kenvil, NJ has once again helped beautify the grounds at Franklin Elementary School in Succasunna, NJ.  Each year in the fall and spring, Fullerton Grounds Maintenance plants mums, bulbs, flowers, and other items to help the Franklin School's Early Act Club maintain the outdoor classroom and the Franklin sign in front of the school. 

Thank you to Scott Fullerton, Jan Bera, and the workers who have generously given their time and resources. Click here to read this story on our website under "In the News".

Bringing the Outdoors In at Roxbury HS 
Vista teacher, Lisa Corliss is bringing the outdoors into her classroom this year at Roxbury High School while embracing the district's goal of promoting health, wellness, and mindfulness.
"Many of my students have not had much opportunity to explore the outdoors so I decided to bring the outdoors in. We will relate the skills we are learning in science, math, and critical thinking combined with elements of mindfulness and social-emotional learning to camping. I hope to be able to get them outdoors for hiking excursions and possibly to even go fishing in the spring," explained Corliss.
The students so far are enjoying alternative working spaces and listening to the sounds of birds, wind through the trees, and lake water.  "They are excited about the possibility of getting outside, exploring some trails, building their own tents, and maybe learning to fish. It should be quite an adventure!" Click here to read more on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury High School Looks to #ditchjuul on October 8th
With the increase of young people vaping, Roxbury High School is taking an active approach to getting its students to stop.  Last spring, Assistant Principal Jon Deeb organized a committee of teachers at the school for the purpose of addressing vaping of its students. The high school is  organizing a day of education and awareness for this program that too many of our students are involved in.
Springboarding off's #ditchjuul campaign on October 9th, the high school is planning various events leading up to October 8th, since the district is closed the 9th. Those events include:
  • An announcement next Wednesday to the students that will explain the purpose of the day and the importance of making healthy choices. They will encourage everyone to wear orange on October 8th. Orange is the color that the #ditchjuul effort is using.
  • Facts of the day will be shared with students on each day leading up to the 8th.
  • On the afternoon of October 7th, the committee and some of the high school students will hang up colorful and informative posters about vaping that are being designed by the teachers and students. The posters will be in the restrooms and on bulletin boards in the hallways for the student body to look at when they arrive at school on the 8th.
  • On October 8th, there will be Chromebooks in the cafeteria manned by some of the student volunteers. Students will be able to sign in to and take the pledge to not vape. Every student that takes the pledge will receive an orange silicone bracelet with #knowthetruth on it.
Click here to read more about this effort on our website under "In the News".

Children's Cancer Research Charity Golf Day - Oct 6
Join Will Fulton, a Roxbury High School Senior for a Children's Cancer Research Charity Golf Day to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Research Fund on Sunday, October 6th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Mt. Freedom Golf Center located at 1275 Sussex Turnpike in Randolph. The cost is $25 per person or $30 at the door. Price includes unlimited use of mini-golf, driving range, and Par 3 (golf, soccer golf, and Frisbee golf).
Fulton's goal is to raise $1,000. There at two ways to contribute - You can make a one-time donation online or you can pledge a specific amount for every birdie or eagle. He will keep you up-to-date during the season and then contact you at the end to let you know how much you owe. 

Click here to read more on our website under "In the News".  

Kick Out Hunger with RHS Girls Soccer Drills & Skills Session - Oct 15
Join the Roxbury Girls High School Soccer team for a Drills and Skills Session on Tuesday, October 15th from 6-7:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Lake at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna. Price: Bring a donation for Roxbury Social Services. Play for a bit or stay awhile! 

Click here to read more about this event in our Virtual Backpack.

Athletic Training & Physical Therapy Information Session - Oct 16
Parents and 8th grade students are invited to join us to learn about the Academy for Athletic Training & Physical Therapy, located at Roxbury High School. The session will provide an overview of the admissions process, course of study and the opportunity to tour the facility.  The Academy for Athletic Training and Physical Therapy provides students with a solid foundation in the growing fields of exercise science, fitness studies, physical therapy, athletic training, and injury prevention and treatment. Click here to register today on eventbrite.

2nd Annual FitnessRox Family Fun Run - Oct 17
The Roxbury Township Public Schools will be holding its 2nd Annual FitnessRox Family Fun Run on Thursday, October 17th at Lincoln/Roosevelt School at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna, NJ. Registration and check-in opens at 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln/Roosevelt School and the run will begin at 5:00 p.m. The event is open to everyone! 

The course will kick off at Lincoln/Roosevelt School and will include various fitness stations between Franklin and Lincoln/Roosevelt Schools including Meeker Street. Participants can park at either Franklin Elementary School at 8 Meeker Street in Succasunna or in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School parking lots. 

The tax-deductible registration fees are $20 per individual participants and $60 for registering your immediate family (up to seven people). To register for this event, go to The first 500 registrations before October 5th will receive a free reusable water bottle. 

The funds raised from this fun, family event will help Roxbury Schools continue its goal of providing health and wellness for its staff and students. 

Roxbury Township Public Schools are preparing the children of today for tomorrow by helping them to grow strong in minds and bodies. As a Bronze certificated Sustainable Jersey for School district, it is our goal to increase awareness and participation in health and wellness programs that not only benefit our students and staff but our community as a whole.  Click here to register now!

The RHS Performing Arts Department Presents Broadway Night
The Roxbury High School Performing Arts Department will present its annual Broadway Night on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Cafeteria located at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ.  Broadway Night is an evening of musical theatre numbers performed by students in the high school choir program as well as a special number by the Broadway Theatre Class directed by performing arts/music teacher Dan Salyerds with choreography by high school dance teacher Rebecca Pietras. It will feature musical numbers from shows such as Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Into the Woods, and more! 

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students, and includes desserts and the announcement of the 2020 high school spring musical. Come out for an evening of Broadway music and fun! Click here to read about this event on our website under "In the News".

7th Annual MABORC's Halloween Bash - Oct 19
Join MABORC for its 7th Annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 19th from 4-6 p.m. at Fireman's Field at 1 Altenbrand Avenue in Mt. Arlington. There will be a costume contest for children 12 and under, trick or treating on the field, tons of activities for the kids, prizes, and lots of fun!

Help is also needed to make this event happen! Participate in the trick or treating on the field. Volunteers are needed to run games, the concession stand, help with parking, and photo opportunities. Email Brianna at if you are interested in helping! Click here to read more about this event from the flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

RHS Performing Arts Presents Clue this Fall at RHS - Oct 31 & Nov 1
Ticket reservations are now being accepted for Roxbury High School's fall drama of Clue showing Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Roxbury High School at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna. shares, "On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end.
Join us for an enjoyable entertaining evening. Tickets are $10 each and the ticket reservation form can be found online at Ticket reservations will automatically be held at the Box Office and can be picked up 45 minutes before the performance. Click here to read more about this show on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury's Global Hi-5 Expo (Multi-Cultural Celebration) - Feb 20
Come and tantalize your five senses through international expressions of cuisine, music, art, crafts, costumes, dance performances, and so much more on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at Roxbury High School! Experience the gift of the one HUMAN race and its multisensory cultural diversity in CommUNITY. 

Gather up your family, friends, clubs, and business to sponsor a booth to represent a country of your background or interest! Then, plaster the booth with all the information, color and creativity that you can with food, fun crafts, music/dance performances and prizes!   Now is the time to be proud! Raise multi-cultural awareness and let's celebrate and travel to cultures around the world! Click here to sign up for a booth now! Click here for more information regarding this event from our website under "In the News".
Roxbury Field Hockey Updates:
Roxbury over St. Elizabeth - Field hockey recap - Sept 28
Taylor Woolford recorded two goals and an assist to lead Roxbury to a victory over St. Elizabeth, 4-0, in Succasunna.  Shannon Brady added a goal and an assist, while Megan Roddy scored a goal of her own for Roxbury (7-4).  Toni Cacopardo made four saves to secure the fourth consecutive shutout for Roxbury, its sixth shutout overall.  St. Elizabeth falls to 1-9. Click here to read this coverage from

Chatham over Roxbury - Field hockey - Morris Cty Tournament - 2nd round recap - Oct 2
Gabby Cutlip led fifth-seeded Chatham with two goals in its 3-1 win over 12th-seeded Roxbury in the second round of the Morris County Tournament in Chatham.  Carlin Chazen also scored for Chatham (8-3) as Hailey Coates collected an assist in the victory.  Taylor Woolford netted the lone goal for Roxbury (7-5).  Connie Conlan made two saves for Chatham while Toni Cacopardo compiled 19 of her own in the loss. Click here to read this coverage from

Roxbury Football Updates:
Roxbury Football Drops One to Morris Hills - Sept 29
The Roxbury High School football team endured another tough one Saturday, losing 33-7 to Morris Hills.  Kyle Haegele (82) set the Gaels up well with kick returns, but the team couldn't sustain any drives. The bright spots for the Gaels' offense came from Tyler Keyes (24), their leading rusher, and a touchdown pass from Nick Mastandrea (4) to Haegele (82).  Morris Hills copied the template of the Gaels' previous opponents ,giving up on the inside run to exploit the soft outside of the Gaels' defense. The defeat brings Roxbury's record to 1-3. Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Gymnastics Updates:
Roxbury's Fantastic Gymnastics Hits 5-0
Roxbury High School senior Tiffany Zieba led the school's gymnastics team to a close win today against Mount Olive, a victory that preserved the young team's undefeated record for the season.  The Gaels walked away with 105.175 points to the Marauders' 105.15. It was Mount Olive's second loss of the year, leaving the team with a 4-2 record.  Zieba was the top scorer in all-around points, compiling 36.925. She also gathered the most points in vault (9.4) and bars (9.175).

This is the Roxbury's second year fielding a gymnastics team and it's the first year in charge for coach Kellie Damelio. She replaced the inaugural team's coach, Tara Liska, a 23-year-old, 2014 Roxbury graduate.  The Gaels next take on Indian Hills, at Ramapo High School, on Oct. 10. Click here to read more details about this year's team from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Soccer Updates:
Morris Knolls over Roxbury - Girls soccer - Morris County Tournament second round - Sept 29
Fifth-seeded Morris Knolls edged 12th-seeded Roxbury in a shootout in the second round of the Morris County Tournament in Denville.  Knolls (3-4-2) scored two penalty kicks compared to Roxbury's one.  Knolls got on the scoreboard first in regulation in the opening half whenMadison Palma scored, but Fiona Sparano netted a goal off an assist from Lauren Ernst to tie the game however for Roxbury (2-4-2) in the second half.  There were no goals in either the first or second overtime periods.  Emily Honig made 10 saves as well for Roxbury while Katelyn Walsh made five stops for Knolls. Click here to read this coverage from

Roxbury Track & Field Updates:
Meadlist from Garret Invitational - Sept 28


- Gabby Daskalova 7th, Lauren Tom 8th, Bella Campiglia 13th

- Nate Hajel 3rd, Thomas Schulz 9th,  
- Ashley Lipchus-Wong 21st, Gianna Norris 23rd, Mattew O'Leary 17th

Follow Coach Bischoff @Bischoff_RHS on Twitter for the latest Roxbury Track & Fields news.

Roxbury Volleyball Updates:
October 4 -  The volleyball team suffered a tough loss to Randolph last night in two sets. The girls showed a lot of heart and fought all the way to the end despite being in a tough situation. 

Follow Roxbury's Gaelvision @Gaelvision on Twitter for the latest Roxbury Schools sports and news.
Gaels Going Green - Did you know...
Since 2016, the Roxbury Township Public Schools has been striving to become more sustainable and green in its policies and practices. The Board of Education and administration made the decision to pursue district sustainability and green initiatives by creating and approving a half of dozen different policies outlining its position and efforts.  To that end, all seven schools in Roxbury Township attained Silver certification through Sustainable Jersey for Schools in August 2018. In this section, you will find various green initiatives, events, and tips to live a healthier, greener life.

Click here for more information regarding our sustainability initiative.

LRS Kicks Off a Year Focused on Going Green
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is becoming the mantra at Lincoln/Roosevelt School this year.  It actually started late last spring with Patricia MacEwen's math class collecting used markers to be sent to the Crayola company as part of ColorCycle, an innovative program that converts old markers into energy as well as wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles. In just the last month of school, students collected over 500 used markers.  The collection continues this year for MacEwen's class. In a letter shared with the staff at the school, homerooms are encouraged to help collect as many used markers as they can for this worthwhile recycling project.
To reinforce the message of the three R's, Kellie Ann Keyes from Roxbury Clean Communities arranged to have a Bash the Trash assembly brought to the school.
Bash the Trash, a trio of musicians presented Trash to Techno, the ultimate combination of low and high tech. Found-object sources (trash) were sampled, manipulated, and transformed through science and technology into danceable beats for the fifth and sixth graders at the school last Friday. Click here to read more about this on our website under "In the News".

Free Community Shred Day for Mt. Arlington Residents - Oct 19
The Borough of Mt. Arlington will be holding a Free Community Shred Day for residents on Saturday, October 19th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Arlington Department of Public Works located at 1 Altenbrand Avenue in Mt. Arlington. Examples of items to bring to the on-site shredding include bank statements, medical/insurance forms, retired tax records, receipts, and personal files. Fight back against identity theft and have these documents shredded for free. Click here to view more event information from our Virtual Backpack.

Get rid of hazardous waste in Morris County - Oct 19
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority's free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event, the last one in 2019, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, rain or shine.  For questions, contact the MCMUA at (973)829-8006 or visit

E-Waste (used consumer electronics) and latex paint will not be accepted. Call 973-829-8006 for E-Waste disposal information. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the trash.

The list of acceptable hazardous materials include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, lead acid and rechargeable batteries, pool chemicals, and darkroom chemicals.
Also accepted are aerosol cans (not empty), propane and helium cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape-100 pound limit), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, muriatic acid.

Latex paint is not considered hazardous, so it is not accepted. Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, also will not be accepted.

It is important to note that these events are for residential household waste.  Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events. Businesses can visit the permanent facility in Mount Olive by appointment only.

Visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website for information and directions, at The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste by appointment only at its Mount Olive Transfer Station. Click here to read more from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury Clean Communities Fall Cleanup Day - Oct 26
RHS Roxbotix Team Adopts-a-Spot each year. You can too!
Roxbury Township is gearing up for their Fall Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a. m. to noon, commencing at the DPW office located at 96 N. Dell Avenue, Kenvil, NJ.

The goal of the day is for individuals, residents, businesses and groups to join the community as volunteers to help clean up parks, trails, woodlands, roadsides, neighborhoods and waterways.

"We are hoping to have as great of a turn out as we did for our Earth Day clean up in April" commented Kellie Ann Keyes, Clean Communities Coordinator. "We had a mix of groups working not just along roadways but also working in more neglected areas where material had been dumped and heavily concealed. In just one area, computer equipment, car parts and metal rebar was uncovered and removed.

The day will start at 9:00 a.m. with assignments and instructions. Assignments are given according to age and safety. Bags, gloves, vests, light refreshments and water to refill your re-useable water bottle will be provided.  Free travel mug for all volunteers (while supplies last). Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this event! Volunteer for Community Service hours! Click here for more information about this upcoming cleanup from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

Roxbury Schools Gaels Going Green Expo - Nov 3
Join the Roxbury Township Public Schools for a Gaels Going Green Expo, a STEAM Expo on all things sustainable on Sunday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon at Roxbury High School at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ. This first annual expo will be a day of celebrating all things sustainable in and around Roxbury with vendors, interactive workshops, demonstrations, etc.
This Expo will have information booths, classes, demonstrations, health checks, physical activities, and hands-on experiences and interactions for all ages. Come find out how to live a more sustainable and healthy life!  Parts of Roxbury High School will serve as an exhibit hall, with tables staffed by professionals offering a variety of information and guidance on sustainability services.
This event is partially made possible thanks to grant funding from Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program and the NJEA where Roxbury School District was one of 11 districts awarded a $10,000 grant in February 2019 for its STEAM Expos: Seeds of Sustainability and Gearing Gaels to Go Green proposal.
The district will host a tasting a composting session using aeroponic gardens and composters from five of the seven schools that were purchased using the grant funding. Leading up this expo, students and staff will learn about gardening, healthy nutritional habits, and composting. Items grown and information learned will be turn-keyed to the public as we Gear Gaels to Go Green!
For more information about this event, please visit
Become an Exhibitor - Roxbury Schools is looking for exhibitors for this event.

Exhibitors: Looking for a chance to expose your amazing sustainable business and brand? Want to introduce a particular new fitness or health-related product or service? Want to introduce a particular green product or service? Want to share a healthy food option? Or do you simply want to share your expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm to educate the community on various sustainability topics (health, wellness, fitness, healthy and/or green living, etc.)?
Then the Gaels Going Green Sustainability Expo is the place you will want to be! You will be able to cover all of the above and more in just one day! Get a chance to engage with Expo goers and sustainability enthusiasts and introduce them to your business and brand. Help promote prevention and education and offer inspiration and motivation while getting maximum exposure, awareness, and sales. Don't underestimate the value you gain from face-to-face interaction to build trust and strengthen your brand.
We are so excited at the possibility of partnering with you for our first Gaels Going Green Sustainability Expo and thank you in advance for your interest and support!
Exhibitors can register at

RHS Athletic Events Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of Roxbury High School sporting events.

RHS Performing Arts Calendar
Click here for the major events in performing arts here in Roxbury!  Specific school related events can be found on their respective website calendars by visiting  and selecting the school from the drop down at the top left of the screen.

RHS Project Graduation
Roxbury Project Graduation is NOT just for senior parents! We need all high school parents to get involved. This group and event benefit all Roxbury students. Don't wait, we need your help now.  Each year on the night of graduation, we host Project Graduation, an all-night, alcohol/drug free event for Roxbury's graduating High School Seniors.  To make this happen each year we need your HELP!
Our meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the RHS guidance conference room. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 8th. Check us out on our Facebook page, Roxbury Project Graduation or the link for our website on the RHS website.  If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering,  please contact  Alana Hayford or  Audra Sarafin. Click here to read more details about this year's Project Graduation from our Virtual Backpack under the Flyer section.

Roxbury Collects 
Box Tops for Education
Roxbury Township Public Schools are continuously collecting "Box Tops for Education" at our K-8 schools.  This is an easy, practically effortless way to raise funds for our schools by purchasing items you buy all the time.  Clipped box tops can be sent to any of our K-8 schools district-wide. School addresses can be found on our website at .

Check out the Virtual Backpack!
Here we will feature events of organizations, clubs, and teams throughout our communities that serve to enrich the lives of our students.  Announcements, upcoming events, documents and forms that were previously sent home via backpacks will now be included in the Virtual Backpack. (On occasion, some paper forms, and flyers and other important information, will come home with your student or be sent to you directly via email.)  This page is updated as flyers are received. Check the backpack!

Check Your Honeywell Settings!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings! You may want to change your time settings from Midnight to Midnight and have more than one way of being contacted...i.e., phone call/text message and/or email! This way if the phone lines are down/circuits are busy, etc., you are covered! Log into your Honeywell account here. Click here for parent instructions on creating an account.
Roxbury Alumni In the News

Roxbury Honors Distinguished Alumni Recipients
The mission of the Roxbury School District is "preparing the children of today for tomorrow", so what better way to bring this to light than to show what tomorrow holds? On Thursday, October 10th, the Roxbury Board of Education will honor Mr. Louis J. Bizzarri (Class of 1965), Dr. Mark Buzzelli (Class of 1992), and Mrs. Kristin "Matz" Kane (Class of 1990)  with this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.  The public is invited to attend to help recognize the accomplishments of these individuals. 

The Roxbury Public Schools Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2015 to honor alumni who have exemplified the Roxbury School District's tradition of excellence and brought honor to the community by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.  Click here  to read more about the Distinguished Alumni Award and past recipients.

Roxbury Alumni Association -- Get Involved!
The Roxbury Alumni Association was established in the early 1900s and formally incorporated in 1968. Every year the Alumni Association provides a scholarship to a graduating senior. The association also purchases a Echo yearbook and donates it to the Roxbury Township Library for its archive.  Membership is only $10 and with your gift, you directly support the ability for the Alumni Association to continue giving a RHS grad a scholarship. You are also supporting the association as it develops new programs and events for you to enjoy.  Looking to get involved? The Roxbury Alumni Association is looking to expand its current board of directors. They are looking for energetic alumni interested in getting involved with the Association and to add new members to its board. Interested individuals should reach out to Mr. Charlie Alpaugh the president of the association at 973-584-8805.

RHS Alumni Reunion Calendar
Are you planning a class reunion or get together or do you have a reunion coming up and want to see if anything is planned? Then click here to check out the Roxbury High School Reunion Calendar!

Find Us on Facebook too at "Roxbury High School Alumni Association"

Roxbury Employment Opportunities

Roxbury Schools 
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township Public Schools and to apply online,  visit .

Roxbury Township
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township, visit

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

10/14/2019 - Regular  / Strategic Plan Meeting
11/18/2019 - Regular
12/16/2019 - Regular
1/6/2020 - Reorganization

Lincoln/Roosevelt Auditorium, 34 N. Hillside Ave., Succasunna, NJ (unless indicated otherwise)

7:30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise)

View the Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes here!

Register Now!

Registrations are still being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2019/2020 school year!
For more information about our high-quality program and to register for the Roxbury Community School Preschool, please visit

The Roxbury Community School Preschool is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of October 1st and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!

Want to check us out! Email to set up a tour!
Roxbury Community School - College Prep
The Roxbury Community School is dedicated to helping students prepare for college through a few different avenues.

The Roxbury Community School has also partnered with Catalyst Prep, Kaplan SAT/ACT Prep and Lentz & Lentz SAT/ACT Prep to empower students to excel on standardized tests like the SAT's and ACT's.

Continuing this year, the Community School has also teamed up with My 3 Sons Family Tutoring for ACT and SAT Preparation. Registrations are now being accepted for fall programs! 

Click here to see what upcoming college prep programs are offered!

Roxbury Community School - Adult Programs
At the Roxbury Community School we understand adults of all ages are busy with kids, work, and life in general. Sometimes though you need to just do something for yourself.  That's where we come in! We offer evening and weekend programs and workshops geared towards adults that help to enrich your mind and body.  Join us for these fun-filled and informative programs! These programs are all open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents!

Here's what's coming up:
Roxbury Community School - Kids Corner
The Roxbury Community School offers courses and workshops year-round for children of all ages. Children need to be registered in the school's they attend for the after-school programs. Evening and weekend programs are open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.

Here's what's coming up after-school:
Here's what's coming up open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents:
Roxbury Community School - Radio City Bus Trip to NYC
Every year the Community School takes a bus into New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  There is no better way to ring in the holiday spirit than a visit to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular while leaving the driving into Manhattan to someone else. Enjoy prime seating and have a chance to take a picture with Santa!
Trip Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Departure from Roxbury High School Parking Lot: 12:30 p.m. 
Return to Roxbury High School Parking Lot: approximately 8:00 p.m. 
Show Time: 5:00 p.m.  

Cost: $104/per person (Includes Show Ticket and Bus Transportation. Bus has bathroom on board and luxury seating) 
Discount Opportunities: (documentation may be requested)
- Roxbury School District Employee - Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
- Senior Citizen Discount (65 +) -  Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
Click here  to reserve your tickets now!
Roxbury Community School - Ski Club 2019/2020

Roxbury Ski and Snowboard Club (Grades 5-12)
Register now for this year's Ski and Snowboard Club for grades 5-12. Grades 5-8 go for six Fridays after school to Shawnee Mountain. Grades 9-12 go for five Fridays to Camelback Mountain after school. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at .
RCS Club Perks to Share
Skiing and/or snowboarding are lifetime sports and the Roxbury Community School wants to provide our families and the surrounding communities the opportunity to ski and/or snowboard at local mountain resorts. Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents can advantage of this great opportunity! Transportation is on your own. Ski packages will be purchased directly from the respective mountains.  This winter Roxbury Community School is sponsoring a reasonably priced Family & Friends Skiing/Snowboarding program at Shawnee Mountain located in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, PA and/or at Camelback Mountain in the Poconos, both a convenient drive from Roxbury. Cost is $5 per person to the Community School. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at .

Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. Click here for township information.

Click here for the latest edition of the Township's Monthly What's Happening E-Newsletter filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!

'Adopt a Road' in Roxbury
Help Roxbury's Clean Communities keep Roxbury Township clean with it's comprehensive litter abatement program. 

Roxbury's Adopt-a-Road and Adopt-a-Spot programs are looking for individuals, school groups, churches, or businesses willing to donate some time to continue to keep this township trash and litter free.

Click here for more information regarding Roxbury Clean Communities!
Roxbury's Self-Serve Portal 24/7
Roxbury continues to deliver innovative customer service with their self-serve online portal called 24/7 Rox. You can keep up-to-date with all the exciting news in Roxbury Township. On any day at any time, you can query property information, search and track your permit schedule a building inspection, receive status updates, file a service request, or research any property in town. Roxbury Township is open 24/7! 24/7 Rox is accessible here and via the mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.
Roxbury Emergency Alert Program
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Roxbury's Emergency Alert Program. This system enables Roxbury to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. 

Click here to sign up now for these time-sensitive notifications.
Community Bulletin Board and News

Natural Gas Coming to More of Roxbury's Shore Hills
Natural gas will be made available to many residents in the Shore Hills section of Landing before the end of 2021, a project that will likely also bring newly paved streets, said a township official.  New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will begin installing gas mains next spring, said Roxbury Department of Works Director Rick Blood. The plan is to install the lines in early 2020 on about five Shore Hills streets including East Vail Road, Ogden Road, Logan Drive, Dell Road, Colver Road and Ryerson Road, he said.  The next phase would take place in the fall of next year and would include Edith Road, Dinah Road, Davsel Road, Curtis Road, Alexandra Road, Jeffrey Road, Ezra Place, Bernard Road and Williams Road.  NJNG's plan for spring 2021 would be to bring gas to Laurie Road, Matthew Court, Condict Road and Oliver Road. The fall of that year should see gas reaching Ford Road, Reed Road, Cobb Place, Lyons Road, Salmon Road and the southern section of Mansel Drive. Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

'Wreaths Across America' will again adorn veterans' graves in Roxbury
Wreaths will once again decorate the graves of veterans in local cemeteries.  Each year on  "National Wreaths Across America Day",  millions of Americans - a third of whom are children - come together to remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.  This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is planned for Saturday, Dec. 14.

The Ferro Monte Chapter of the National Society of the  Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is seeking sponsorships for wreaths to cover the 610 veteran graves at the combined cemeteries of the First Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church on Main Street also at the Flanders-Hillside Cemetery in Succasunna. T o meet this goal, the group is asking for sponsorships from local businesses, groups and individuals; each wreath costs $15. For more information on how to volunteer or sponsor a wreath for a hero, visit  Click here to read more about this event from the Roxbury Register.

Walk to cure lung cancer in Roxbury - Oct 6
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Northern N.J. Free to Breathe Walk will take place beginning with check-in at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.  The event will feature a route of approximately three miles around Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna. Walkers may complete the entire route or choose an early turnaround point.  As a special way to honor those impacted by lung cancer, participants will also have an opportunity to dedicate a hope flag to a loved one. Music, snacks, and festivities will be available.

The opening rally is at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at 11:20 a.m. There is no registration fee for the event; All participants who raise $100 or more will earn an official event t-shirt. For event-related inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact Mariah Balestracci, regional events manager at (212) 627-5514 or via e-mail at: Click here to read more about this event from the Roxbury Register.

Lake Hopatcong Foundation's Lake Loop 2019 - Oct 13
Lake Loop 2019 offers participants bike, run and paddle challenges on Sunday, October 13 at Hopatcong State Park.  Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Hopatcong while participating in one, two or all three events in support of New Jersey's largest lake. Come challenge yourself and then relax while enjoying great local food, a beer tent (permit #72563), live entertainment and more! Register now here.

24th Annual Walkfest 2019 - Oct 13
Join the Rotary District 7470 for the 24th Annual Walkfest on Sunday, October 13th at Historic Waterloo Village to help them end Hunger in the Community. Water, continental breakfast, and picnic lunch included. Furry friends are welcome but need to be kept leashed. 

Click here to read more about this event in our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury Baseball Travel Tryouts - Oct 13 and 20
Travel baseball tryouts on October 13 and 20th. The travel teams will play in the Spring and Summer seasons. Players must also play in the Roxbury Recreation Baseball Program in the Spring. The Spring season team will play in the USABL and games are played on Sundays. Winter training begins in late January/early February. Games will begin in early April. Teams will play in a Memorial Day Tournament, as well as, the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament that begins in June.  For more information please email Rich Ronchetta at . Click here to read more about these tryouts from our Virtual Backpack.

Cub Scout Pack 159 - Escape the Great Indoors - Oct 19
Boys and Girls in Grades K-5 come join Cub Scout Pack 159 on Saturday, October 19th from 4-6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Lake Pavilion for a bbq, to launch model rockets, and do BB target practice. Cub Scouts is year-round and fun for the whole family. 

Click here for more event information from our Virtual Backpack.

Free Early Developmental Screenings at Morris County Educare - Oct 24
RWJ Children's Specialized Hospital is offering 30-minute screenings for all children ages 1-5 in both English and Spanish at the Morris County Educare on October 24th. Each child will receive an interactive developmental screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3, covering five areas of development (Communication, Personal-Social, Problem Solving, Fine & Gross Motor skills). After the screenings, all results are shared with the families and recommendations are made if the child needs a further evaluation. Please keep in mind that no diagnosis will be made at the screenings. The screenings determine if their child might be at risk for developmental delays. They will also receive a letter to give to their pediatrician with any recommendations for further evaluations. Each family will also take home a packet of age appropriate games to play with their child to encourage development, a booklet containing what to expect as their child gets older and specific information relative to their child. We also follow up with every family that gets recommended for further evaluations.  We highly suggest parents call ahead to make an appointment since we can't guarantee space for walk-ins. Families can also register online here . Click here for more information regarding this event in our Virtual Backpack.

Cub Scout Pack 159 - Panera Dining to Donate - Oct 24
Help support Cub Scout Pack 159 by participating in their Panera Dining to Donate Fundraiser on Thursday, October 24th from 4-8 p.m. Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier  when you place your order and they'll donate a portion of the  proceeds from your purchase. 

Click here to view this event and flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Donagels Donut Chase 5K - Oct 27
Registration is now open for the Donagels Donut Chase! The Donut Chase will feature three events dedicated to helping bring runners and families together through fitness.  The event will take place on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at the Horseshoe Lake Pavilion at 72 Eyland Avenue in Roxbury, NJ. The 5K is presented by local businesses Live Run Give LLC, Donagels, Tru Nature Yoga, and the Little Gym of Roxbury.

The charity beneficiary of this event is Pathways, a program that provides support, education, and wellness programs for women with cancer. Runners are encouraged (but not required) to raise funds and gather donations to help women with cancer in Morris County.  5K Runners will assemble at 9:30 am in a staggered start. Tru Nature Yoga will host Zumba warm up and 1 mile fun run immediately. Even the smallest participants can partake in this "sweet" event with the 100 meter Kiddie Run brought to you by the Little Gym of Roxbury. Finisher's medal, t-shirt, and a donut will be given to each registered participant.  To register please visit: For more information, please reach out to Christine Malloy at  or visit Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

Roxbury Rotary Club to Send Military Care Packages thru Nov 1
The Roxbury Rotary Club is doing a project to send care packages to Roxbury military personnel serving in active military zones.  The care packages are targeted to ship Nov. 1.  The club is looking for family members or friends of military personnel to contact the Roxbury Rotary Club and provide contact information for whomever they would like to see receive a care package.  They can call Roxbury Rotary members Don Schuld at 201-874-0730 or Martin Agacinski at 973-960-7422. Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Fire and EMS Company Preps for Second Vendor Fair - Nov 2
Pleased with the results of last year's vendor fair, Roxbury Company 1 Fire and EMS in Succasunna is doing it again.  The fire and emergency medical personnel based at the firehouse on Main Street are seeking crafters, direct-sales merchants and other vendors to participate in the Nov. 2 event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., said organizer Jennifer Markle.  The goal of the fair will be to raise money needed by the fire and EMS station. "We are planning to make this an annual thing and we're hoping to add another event in the spring," said Markle, a firefighter. "It was very successful for us last year." Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Vendors Sought for Roxbury's "Home For Holidays" festival on December 7th
Vendor registration is open for Roxbury's 5th Annual "Home for the Holidays" event scheduled for Saturday, December 7th.  This family-friendly outdoor street fair will run from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM along Main Street in Succasunna by the Roxbury Public Library and churches.  Vendors are encouraged to register early for discounts. Go to for vendor form. Registration deadline is Friday, November 1st. 

Along with holiday shopping, there will be games for kids and free carriage rides with jingle-belled horses.  Santa Land inside the Library (sponsored by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce) will run from 1PM to 4PM. Families can meet Santa, get photographed with him ($5.00 for photo - all proceeds go to Roxbury Social Services), do fun crafts and hear holiday book readings.  Lots of live musical entertainment will add to the festivities and occur inside the Presbyterian Church. The Wick-Hegarty School of Irish Dance will be there with their talented dancers jigging in the street. 

You won't go hungry at "Home for the Holidays" either. Lots of food trucks will be parked at the Methodist Church. Both churches will also offer homemade treats and hot drinks so you can snack while you shop for holiday gifts.  Sign up now to participate or mark your calendar to attend with your family and friends. What a great way to kick off the holiday season.  For information, contact Michele O'Halloran at 973-448-2002 or  . Facebook: Home for the Holidays Roxbury NJ. Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

Buy-A-Brick Campaign to Help Improve Main Street
Roxbury Township's Main Street Committee invites you to help support their fundraising efforts to continue the beautification of Main St. in Succasunna. Memorial/honorary engraved bricks are still available for sale. The bricks are installed in the courtyard surrounding the Victorian Clock by the Gazebo at the Library.  Remember a loved one. Honor your family's name on historic Main Street. Salute your graduate!   Click here for more information and the order form or contact Michele O'Halloran at Town Hall  973-448-2002  or

Roxbury & Mt Arlington Recreation Upcoming Programs & Events!
Roxbury Recreation
The Recreation Department at Roxbury Township is proud to offer programs for residents of all ages. Here in Roxbury there are an abundant number of youth sports and activities, a lake complex which provides for summer beach fun, beautiful parks, immaculate athletic fields, playgrounds for the little ones and trails for the adventurous.

Click here to visit Roxbury Recreation's website for upcoming sports, activities, and information!
Mount Arlington Recreation
Mt Arlington Rec is a group of volunteers appointed by the Mayor with the goal to coordinate and administer the recreation needs of the Borough. They work together with community volunteers to offer quality recreational programs for the entire family. 

Click here to visit Mount Arlington Recreation's website for upcoming programs, events, and activities!
Roxbury Public Library Upcoming Programs & Events!

Go to to access Roxbury's Library's upcoming Events Calendar for adults and children. Register online for programs or call the library at (973) 584-2400. For general information, contact

Plan Your Ultimate Disney Vacation
Monday, October 7 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library
Want to plan a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth" and don't know how to begin?  Local Disney travel expert Ron Hayeck, founder of Mickey World Travel, will guide you on how to make the most of your time and money.  o register, call 973 584-2400 or go to, then to Events tab.

Click here to read about these upcoming events in our Virtual Backpack.

Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Thursday, October 17 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library
Plan for the expected and prepare for the unexpected. Financial professionals Bill Clinton from Edward Jones and Shawn Conroy from PGIM Investments will explain how to set a retirement up for success, and how to position a portfolio for what you can predict and what you can't.

Paint & Sip: Spooky Night
Friday, October 18 @ 6 p.m. at the Roxbury Library
Take a break, get creative, and laugh with friends, old and new. Come "Paint & Sip," and go home with a masterpiece. Limited Space. Advance registration required.$30.

Dine Out to Support the Library
Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at La Strada in Roxbury 
Dine at LaStrada and a portion of the check will be donated to support the 2020 Museum Pass Program. Visit  to download the flyer needed to donate.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, October 28, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Roxbury Library.
Be a lifesaver and donate blood. Sign up at or call 1-800-Red-Cross.

Weekly Youth Events
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - Books for Babies (Infant-24 Months)
  • Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - STEAM (4 and up)
  • Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - Toddler Story Time (3.5 and under)
  • Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time (3.5 and up)
  • Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - Chess Club (K-6th Graders)
Weekly Events for Adults
  • Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - State Health Insurance Assistance Program
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Mah Jongg
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. - Art Association of Roxbury, Painting and Drawing
  • Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - Beading and Jewelry Making
  • Thursday, 6:20 p.m. - Blue Mountain Meditation
  • Friday At the Movies - Movies most Friday afternoons at 2 p.m.
Check the Events tab at for movies and specialty programs.
Monthly Book and Writing Groups -  (see specific meeting dates for book; all are welcome!)
  • Literary Horizons (First Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.)
  • Monday Evening (Third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday Morning (Third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m.)
  • Walking Talking Book Club (Various dates; email for details)
  • Roxbury Writers' Workshop (First Monday of the month at 1 p.m. - confirm time on online event calendar)
Other Services
  • Hoopla and CloudLibrary - Download free library eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, Comics and Movies. Call or stop by the help desk to get started.
  • Passports - Apply or renew Passports at the Library. Call the Library or go to for details.
  • I.Queue Reserves Program Stop by the circulation desk for details on how to reserve your favorite authors' newest books.
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