NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of April 14, 2017
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 SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

Roxbury Reminders:
  • DISTRICT CALENDAR UPDATE - The district has now used four (4) snow days. Tuesday, May 30th is now a school day. Click here to view the district calendar.
  • SPRING BREAK CLOSURE - The district will be closed Friday, April 14th through Friday, April 21st for Spring Break. School reopens Monday, April 24th. 
  • ROXBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - Monday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the L/R Auditorium. The 2017/2018 Budget Presentation will be presented by Superintendent Loretta Radulic and Business Administrator Patty Wilson. Stay Informed - Click here to review board meeting agendas and minutes.

Share the Good News Roxbury!
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 at  www.roxbury.org/SubmitRoxburyNews

RHS Mini-THON More Than Doubles Fundraising Goal
More than 400 Roxbury High School students, some alumni, and friends from surrounding districts spent last Friday night and early Saturday morning dancing the night away to raise money and support for the fight against pediatric cancer in the Roxbury High School Gymnasium.
 
Over the past three years, the RHS mini-THON team had raised $39,900 total and they wanted to raise the bar for themselves and shoot for a goal of $20,000, this year alone. With hard work, they ended up crushing that goal! As a wrap up to the night, the mini-THON team announced the amount raised, first deceiving onlookers and then revealing the final total of $50,876.82.

Check out the Roxbury High School Gaelvision Facebook page to see more pictures from that night along with the chance to see the livestreamed video.

Click here to read more about THON and the fun had at it!

Board of Education Set to Honor Teachers of the Year
Roxbury Township Public Schools, a K-12 district preparing the children of today for tomorrow, will recognize its 2016/2017 Teachers of the Year at the Monday, May 8th Board of Education meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School Auditorium at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna.

Community members, parents, students, and staff are invited to join the Board in their recognition of these individuals. 

Roxbury Students Plan "Summer Kickoff," Invite Whole Town
The Roxbury High School Student Council is planning a new event it hopes will be become an annual rite: The "Roxbury Summer Kickoff."

Scheduled to take place May 20 by the Horseshoe Lake Park band shell and pavilion in Succasunna, the event "was created to bring the community together for one day where everyone is involved, all age groups invited and all types of activities are included," the student council said.

The Summer Kickoff will run from noon to 9 p.m., said Student Council President Kaila Mathis. She said the event began as an idea for a gathering of Roxbury High School clubs.

Tickets are $5 per person or $3 for those who come with a canned food donation for Roxbury Social Services.

The student council created an  online "EventBrite" page where tickets can be purchased. On the page, the student council urged people or groups that are involved in fundraisers to consider setting up a booth at the Kickoff.

Click here to read more about this upcoming event from Tap Into Roxbury.

Two Athletic Scholars Sign Letters of Intent
Seniors Reghan Palanchi and Lexi Smith
Roxbury High School hosted a Letter of Intent/College Commitment Ceremony Wednesday morning for two athletic scholars, Reghan Palanchi and Alexis "Lexi" Smith.
 
Palanchi signed with Sacred Heart University to play volleyball in the fall and Smith signed with Lehigh University to continue her successful track career.
 
Both seniors credit their coaches and teammates for their success and growth within their respective Roxbury programs.

Click here to read more about these two ladies and to see them at the signing!

RHS Students Place in Blackwell Street Exhibit
Zoe Paxos wins 
Best in Show
Talented art students from Roxbury High School have numerous placings and artwork on display at the Blackwell Street exhibit in Morristown. This 4-floor exhibit in the Atrium Gallery is free and open to the public and runs through April 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Blackwell Street gives students the opportunity to show their best artwork. Submitted work from high schools throughout Morris County go through a jurying process by the all-volunteer member of the Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, who organize, hang, and administer the show.

Click here to see which RHS students placed and see pictures of their artwork!



RHS Graphic Design Students Compete in Friendly Competition
Graphic Design students at Roxbury High School competed to have their work selected for the upcoming Roxbury High School Program of Studies.
 
Graphic design finalists were seniors Flynn Forester, Vilina Ong, Dan Pisacreta, Spenser Sembrat, Rachelle Vassoler, junior Hadley Kozak, and sophomore Shannon Rickley,
 
Vilina Ong was the artist whose cover was selected by the administration. Vilina photographed the front of the school and added advice to the "Future RHS Student" which she hand-lettered and incorporated into the design. The Program of Studies will be on the Roxbury High School website 2016-2019.  Congratulations Vilina!

Click here to see artwork by the finalists!

Dramatic Scene from 'Every 15 Minutes'
The heart wrenching "Every 15 Minutes" anti drunk-driving simulation was held again at Roxbury High School on Tuesday, April 4th. The realistic simulation uses high school students as both the driver and the victim. The victim, shown on the hood of two crashed cars, is played by Kaley Ubellacker. In the bottom, the driver, played by Tucker Voelbel, discovers the tragedy he has caused. The program is brought to the school by the  Roxbury Police Department.


Photo by: Joyce Bambach for the Roxbury Register

Roxbury Baseball Soars for Win over Union City
The Roxbury baseball team headed to "The Eagle's Nest," the unique rooftop ball field of Union City High School, on Saturday morning and found the sky was the limit when it came to scoring runs.

The Gaels clobbered the Union City Soaring Eagles 15-7. It was the third win in a row for Roxbury, which now has a 3-0 record.

Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.


Roxbury Baseball Takes a Home Game Against Morristown

A gorgeous day for baseball at their beloved home field was the cake for the Roxbury Gaels on Monday. The icing on top? A victory over Morristown.

Under blue skies, and with temperatures in the 70s, Roxbury displayed a team effort to defeat the Colonials 6-2. The win brought the Gaels' record to 4-0.

Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here to read additional game coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Softball Slams Morristown for Third Win
The Roxbury High School Softball team cruised to an 8-1 victory over Morristown Monday, bringing its season record to 3-2.

Roxbury held the Minutemen scoreless until the fifth inning. But by then, the Gaels had six on the scoreboard. They went on to make two more in the sixth and Morristown failed to make a comeback in the final frame.

Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here to read additional game coverage from NJ.com.



Roxbury Softball Wins Close One Over Pope John
Led by junior Hailey Womer who blasted a 2-run homer, the Roxbury High School softball team squeezed out a win over Pope John XXIII on Wednesday.

The 4-3 Gaels victory capped a light-scoring outing. 

Click here to read more of this game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.



Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Goes 3-1 with Big Win over Jefferson
Emily Koepfler made nine goals and two assists Saturday as the Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team bulldozed Jefferson for a 15-5 win.

The Gaels scored seven goals to Jefferson's two in the first half and eight to Jefferson's three in the second.

Roxbury goaltender Natalie Shulkowski made seven saves.

Helping Koepfler in the scoring deluge were Emma Karnitsky, who made three goals, and - with one goal each - Hanna Bhend, Mia Sadowski and Kendall Torpin.

The team is now 3-1.

Click here to read this coverage in Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here to read additional coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury (10) at Sparta (23) - Girls Lacrosse
Jacqui Hallack and Kaitlin Mead both scored six goals to lead Sparta to a 23-10 victory over Roxbury in Sparta.  Madison Levinson stopped five shots in net for Sparta.  Natalie Shulkowski scored five goals for Roxbury.

Click here to read this game coverage in NJ.com.

Boys Lacrosse: Another High-Scoring Win by Roxbury Boys Lacrosse
The Roxbury boys lacrosse team enjoyed a blowout victory Friday over North Warren Regional, the team's third consecutive high-scoring win.

The Gaels overwhelmed the Patriots right from the start, scoring six unanswered goals in each of the first two periods. North Warren got its only goal in the third frame but Roxbury chalked up two more then and two more in the final period to leave the field with a 16-1 score.

Six of the Gaels' points came from Eric D'Arminio, who also made two assists. Matt Dancsecs notched four and Paul Shadel scored two, along with three assists. Dave Biank, Ryan Fehsal, Ben Palanchi and Brennan Poskitt also scored goals.

Click here to read this coverage in Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here to read additional coverage from NJ.com.

Chatham (13) at Roxbury (11) - Boys Lacrosse
Mac Bredahl tallied four goals and four assists to lead Chatham, No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 13-11 win over Roxbury in Succasunna.  Chatam trailed by three goals at the end of the first quarter but rallied back by scoring nine goals in the second and third quarter.  Thomas Berger also scored four goals for Chatham while Frank Anello and Connor Byrd both added on two goals.  Dave Biank and Eric D'Arminio both scored four goals for Roxbury while Paul Shadel recorded two goals.

Click here to read this game coverage in NJ.com.

Competitive Relay Propelling Roxbury Girls
Bridget Doherty might not really enjoy running the 400 meters. But being part of the Roxbury 4x400 is quite possibly the highest honor this spring.

And Doherty, a sophomore, is determined to keep her spot. All four of the current squad - Doherty, juniors Jess Cammarata and Karly Forker, and senior Alexis Smith - are competing with each other, and holding off teammates, for the opportunity to run.

That intensity has spread on and off the track, particularly after the 4x4 competed at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions outdoors, and then New Balance Indoor Nationals.

"A lot of people look up to us, which is awesome," said Smith, who plans to sign a National Letter of Intent with Lehigh on Wednesday. "I feel like it's an honor. The best part of being part of the 4x4 is how close we are. Our small team of four is a family. Without any one of them, it's not the same. We're each other's motivation to get through the pain. We want to do it for each other."

With a deep outdoor team, Roxbury coach Laura Schmidt plans to "test everybody out and see who's going to step up" this spring. That means the four coveted relay spots could be up for grabs.

The present 4x400 is determined to win the Morris County Relays and championship titles, better their 15th-place 3:58.97 from last spring's MOC - but much sooner than June - and qualify for outdoor nationals.

Click here to read more coverage for the Roxbury Girls Competitive Relay team from the Daily Record.

Gaels Open Season on Golf Course
The Roxbury High School golf team got off to a flying start in its season-opening match last Wednesday.

Senior captain Tom Fleming, junior Shane Miller, junior Zack Zieba, and freshman Will Fulton finished in the top four respectively to lead Roxbury to a 157-237 victory over Mount Olive at Mine Brook Golf Club in Hackettstown.

Roxbury is looking for its third straight Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) title, which it has shared the past two seasons with traditional powers rival Randolph and West Morris Central.

Click here to read more about this season opener from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury Golf off to a Great Start
The Roxbury High School golf team has taken to the links with force this spring, playing its way to a 4-0 record.

Roxbury, on Wednesday, continued its winning streak by placing 5th overall in a 17-team shootout at the Berkshire Valley Golf Course in the Kinnelon Classic. Zach Zieba placed in the top ten among 70 golfers followed by Tom Fleming and Shane Miller who placed 11th and 12th.

The day before, the team defeated West Morris at Black Oak Golf Club 172-202. The Gaels have also outplayed Mount Olive, Morris Knolls and Jefferson.

Click here to read more coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.
Project Graduation 'Virtual Tricky Tray' Tickets on Sale Now - May 10, 2017

The Project Graduation Virtual 'Tricky Tray' Raffle will be held during the May 10th Project Graduation meeting.

Virtual Tricky Tray Raffle Tickets are now available at $10 per ticket. 

Winner need not be present to win.

Click here to download the Virtual Tricky Tray form to buy your tickets today!





RHS Ice Hockey Shred Event - May 13, 2017

Come support Roxbury HS Ice Hockey at their annual document shred event on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Horseshoe Lake. Bring your secure documents that you need shredded and donate to the team. This event is sponsored by the Roxbury High School Ice Hockey Booster Association.

Click here to view this event flyer.



RHS Boys Soccer Meet & Greet - May 15, 2017
The Roxbury High School Boys Soccer Association Inc. invites upcoming current 8th graders to our soccer program. We are having a Meet and Greet Meeting for all upcoming freshmen and new players on Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 7PM in the Roxbury High School Cafeteria.

At this meeting, you will meet with the varsity coach and board members. This is a very informative meeting which will go over details about what the coaches expect from the players and any additional programs that are offered on the off-season. The board will go over membership and fundraising that is expected for the upcoming season. Also, the boys will have the opportunity to meet upperclassmen and ask them questions about their experience on the team.

We look forward to seeing you so please join us for this meeting!

Spring Community Blood Drive at Jefferson School - May 18, 2017
Come to Jefferson Elementary School on Thursday, May 18th from 1:30-7:30 p.m. and help save a life by donating blood. To make an appointment and for more information, click here . Our group code is 61129. 

Community Walk-Ins Welcome! Please remember to eat, drink, and bring ID!

Click here to view the flyer!



Nixon PTA Book Swap
Nixon Elementary PTA needs your CHAPTER BOOKS! They run a monthly Book Swap for all grades, but are in need of books for grades 3 and 4 (ages 9-11). This is a great way to declutter and help our next generation fall in love with reading!

If you have books to pass on to eager readers, this is your chance! Drop off in the Main Office OR we are happy to pick up -- just email NixonPTA07850@gmail.com. Thank you!


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



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 www.roxbury.org.


RHS Preschool Program Now Accepting 2017/2018 Enrollments
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2017/2018 preschool programs at Roxbury High School. If you are interested in the three-year-old program, please contact kdigerolamo@roxbury.org . For the four-year-old program, please contact pmandracchia@roxbury.org .


Roxbury Alumni News

RHS to Host Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner on May 6; Honorees Announced
Six accomplished athletes, one distinguished coach, and a state championship team will be inducted as the fourth class into the Roxbury High School Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 6th at Roxbury High School.
 
Representing the class of 1967 is state championship wrestler, Bruce Canfield. Representing the class of 1979 is All-State lineman and Rutgers University captain, Richard Spitzer. Representing the class of 1994 is the all-time single season soccer scoring record holder, Michael Distefano. Representing the class of 1998 is the All-State pitcher who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, Corey Hamman. Representing the class of 2005 is the all-time leading scorer in the girls' soccer program history and two-time All-State player, Erica Peschken. Representing the class of 2009 is one of the most decorated athletes in girls' track history and a two-time college All-American at Villanova University, Ariann Neutts.
 
Coach Frank Dekmar, who led the Lady Gaels basketball team to 324 victories, the most in program history, and two Iron Hills Conference Iron Division Championships will also be inducted.
 
The 1992 Group IV State Championship softball team, the first Roxbury sports team to ever win a state championship on the field, will round out the 2017 class of Hall of Fame inductees.
 
The induction dinner and program will take place in the cafeteria at Roxbury High School. Tickets to attend this event are still available and can be purchased online at www.roxbury.org/halloffame  or through the athletic department at 973-584-1200 x.1230.

Click here to read more about this year's inductees!


Roxbury Alumni Association is Looking for Board of Directors
The Roxbury Alumni Association is looking to expand its current board of directors. They are looking for energetic alum interested in getting involved with Alumni 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.

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.


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 www.roxbury.org/employment .

Roxbury Township
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township, visit http://roxburynj.us/301/Township-Employment-Information.

SURVEYS AND REVIEWS
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AROUND TOWN
Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. For township information, visit:  http://www.roxburynj.us/

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!

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables YOUR TOWN 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. Sign up now here!

Neighborhood Meeting with Roxbury Town Council - April 18, 2017
Meet with your elected officials and ask questions in an informal atmosphere on April 18th at the Senior Center at Horseshoe Lake. Click here to view the flyer of this event.

Lake Foundation's Activities Detailed

With topics ranging from plans to control rowdy boaters on the lake this season to progress being made on the former Landing train station, Martin Kane of the  Lake Hopatcong Foundation  presented an overview to the Township Council on Tuesday, April 4.

Click here to read upcoming activities in store for Lake Hopatcong from the Roxbury Register.

Lake Hopatcong Block Party Just Around Corner
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Block Party is just five weeks away. This must-attend event celebrates New Jersey's largest lake: From recreation and leisure to business and everyday living.

The fourth-annual event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13, rain or shine, at Hopatcong State Park, will bring together businesses, community groups, craft vendors, food trucks and local restaurants.

There will be a children's area, demonstrations, bands and opportunities to have a short boat ride provided by Bridge Marina and Lake Hopatcong Cruises. Limited parking is available at the Hopatcong State Park with a suggested donation of $6. Free, offsite parking is located in nearby lots with free shuttle services to and from the park. 

Each zone of the Block Party will host many vendors where attendees can browse unique gift items (just in time for Mother's Day) as well as food, services, products and learn about the missions of non-profit organizations.

Click here to read more about this upcoming Block Party from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Windmills Draw Attention to Child Abuse
Have you noticed the pinwheels at the intersection of Route 10 and Eyland Avenue in Succasunna?  They aren't merely decoration. They are there to recognize and bring attention to April's National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and they were installed by the Roxbury Woman's Club.

Club Co-President Taimi Reip and member Shirley Reinhardt attended the April 4 Township Council meeting, where Mayor Mark Crowley read and presented a proclamation recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Reinhardt explained the Roxbury Woman's Club has about 43 members. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Roxbury Senior Center, 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna.

Click here to read more about the Roxbury Woman's Club efforts from the Roxbury Register.

Grants Available for Recreation Trails through Morris County Freeholders
Some $800,000 in grants for recreational trails will be available to Morris County's 39 municipalities through the 2017  Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program, which now is kicking off its application process.

Letters of intent from interested towns are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, June 1 and formal applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, June 30. Grant awards will be announced in the late fall. Workshops to review the program and educate applicants are set for Tuesday, April 25 and Thursday, May 18.

Grants are awarded annually to qualified applicants from the county's 39 towns to build new recreational trails on municipal open space, thereby enhancing recreational opportunities for all Morris County residents.  The Board of Freeholders in 2016 approved awards of $661,000 for 13 trails projects in 13 municipalities.

Click here to read more from the Roxbury Register.


Community Bulletin Board
Roxbury Arts Alliance Upcoming Events
- Folk 60's Music with Charlie Zahm on  April 22nd at 7:30  at the Investors Bank Theater located at Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna. $20 General Admission or $15 RAA members. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone 862-219-1379 or at sales.raa@gmail.comClick here for show details.

- The Music of Bobby Darin with Joe Ferrara on  May 6th at 7:00 at the Investors Bank Theater located at Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna. $25 General Admission or $20 RAA members; Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone 862-219-1379 or at sales.raa@gmail.com. Click here for show details.

4th Annual Landon Monro Baseball Tournament for SU2C
Landon Monro, Roxbury High School Freshman is holding his 4th Annual Landon Monro Baseball Tournament on Sunday, June 4th to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer. Please consider joining this event in support of a worthy cause! Click here to view the flyer and for more information regarding this event from Landon himself!

Volunteers Needed for Annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5K Race
The Roxbury Project Graduation Committee is looking for Volunteers! High school kids welcomed also for volunteer Hours. Volunteers are get a free shirt.

The Morris County Striders Running Club is hosting their annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5K race (formerly the Merry Heart 5K) on Monday, June 12. Project Graduation receives a donation from the race for providing marshals along the race course. The job of the marshal is to keep the runners on course, to prevent neighborhood traffic during the race and to cheer the runners on!  The race starts at 7:00. Volunteers are asked to be at their location by 6:45. Volunteers will be at their location for 30 minutes to an hour.

Interested individuals should contact Kelly Segrave at rsks596@msn.com.

Girls on the Run - Registration is now open!
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. Girls meet twice a week for an hour and fifteen minutes over the course of ten weeks during our spring and fall season. Click here to view the flyer and get more information!

GENERATION FOUND Movie ~  Heroin use is an epidemic.
The CDC stated opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999.  The movie "Generation Found" is about youth addiction and recovery.

GENERATION FOUND will be showing at the Cinepolis in Succasunna on April 5th at 7:30 pm. The only way to get tickets is to reserve them online. Click here for more information, to watch the trailer, and to reserve your tickets!  Let's look at this problem together and find a solution.

Join LHF on Earth Day for Adopt-a-Road
Make a difference this Earth Day!  Join the Lake Hopatcong Foundation for one hour on Saturday, April 22nd to pick up roadside debris along Mt. Arlington Blvd in support of Roxbury's Adopt-a-Road Program.  Cleanup supplies and vests will be provided. All volunteers will be entered into a drawing to win prizes!  Click here to view the LHF flyer with additional details.

Roxbury Opiate Symposium for Parents/Kids

The Roxbury Police Department and the Prosecutor's Office will be holding an Opiate Symposium on Wednesday, April 26th at Roxbury High School at 7 p.m.  This is an ongoing program that the MCPO has been doing throughout the County to educate parents and kids about the dangers of Heroin and Prescription medication abuse. 

Click here to view more information!



Sign up now for the Third Annual Layups 4 Life Tournament
The third annual "Layups 4 Life" fundraising three-on-three basketball tournament, to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will take place Saturday, April 29th beginning at 11 a.m. at the Roxbury High School's main gym. The school is located at 1 Bryant Dr., Succasunna.  Register at  www.layups4life.org . Guys and girls ages 13 and up can play. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Register by April 24th. The cost is $30 per player with a four person team maximum. The event will feature basketball, food, a silent auction and more. Music will be by NinetyThree Entertainment.  For more information, contact Dan Exter at  layups4life@gmail.com .

Residents Can 'Adopt A Road' in Roxbury Township
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 the township trash and litter free. 

Roxbury Announces Self-Serve Portal 24/7 Rox & Connected Roxbury NJ

Roxbury continues to deliver innovative customer service with their new self-serve on-line portal called 24/7 Rox. Now 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. You are no longer limited to access town hall during regular business hours; Roxbury Township is open 24/7!

In addition to 24/7 Rox, we also offer another way to access our Township with our full-featured, mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ. The app is free and available in the app store for IOS and Androids. All the information on our website is now in your hands and goes where you go. There are quick links to the Roxbury Newsletter, Online Payments, Notification Sign-Up, Agendas, Calendar and more; all at your fingertips. You can find contact information, permit requirements, meeting minutes, answers to frequently asked questions and even our municipal code books. The app can also be used to access the new 24/7 Rox portal. By fall we plan to add pet licensing; all on-line! 

Mayor Jim Rilee is very pleased Roxbury has launched these two user-friendly internet connections that provide a single source for information illustrating the Township's innovate approach to better serve the public.

24/7 Rox is accessed from our website (www.roxburynj.us) and our mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.

We invite you to sign-up and explore why Roxbury is One Amazing Township with Six Great Communities!

Roxbury Recreation Upcoming Programs and Events!

Roxbury Recreations sports and activities are now posted
here.

Mini Mites Soccer Program - Registration closes April 8th - Click here to view flyer.

Mighty Mites Soccer Program - Registration closes April 8th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Soccer Club PreK-8 - Online registration open to April 8th - Click here to view flyer.

HERO Boys (Grades 3-5) - Begins April 1st - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Teen Travel 2017 - Registration begins Feb. 4 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Day Camp 2017 - Registration begins Feb. 4 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Playground Program - Registration begins Mar. 4th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Camp Capra - Registration begins Mar. 4th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Jr. Gaels Cheerleading - Registration is Mar. 11 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 3rd-4th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins May 16th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 5th-6th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins April 11th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 7th-8th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins April 12th - Click here to view flyer.

STREAM Clean UP with Raritan Headwaters Association - April 22, 2017 - Click here to view flyer.

Spring 2017 Gymnastics Inc. - Begins Mar. 27/28 - Click here to view flyer.

Fisherman's Lane Fishing Derby - June 3, 2017 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec's Spring Break Class - April 17-21, 2017 - Click here to view flyer. 

Play-Well Lego Summer Camp - Aug. 14-18, 2017 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec's Jr. Gaels Football 2017 - Reg. now thru June 17 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec's Wrestling Camp - Reg. now through July - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Basketball Camp (Grades K-1) - Begins July 5th - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Basketball Camp (Grades 2-4) - Begins June 26th - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Basketball Camp (Grades 5-9) - Begins July 17th - Click here to view flyer.

Free Trees at Roxbury Rec - On May 1st - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Basketball Skill Builder & Shooting Clinic - Begins May 1st - Click here to view flyer.

Girls Basketball Skills and Drills Clinic - Begins May 15th - Click here to view flyer.
Roxbury Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

11th Annual Taste of Roxbury
The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th annual  Taste of Roxbury culinary event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Roxbury High School.

This annual fundraising event will benefit community charities. Attendees will sample food-as much as they'd like-prepared by local restaurants.

This great evening of eating and socializing will feature great food, door prizes, music and a more! 

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance and are available at the Roxbury Recreation Dept. (Succasunna), Fulton Bank (Succasunna), and online at  RoxburyNJChamber.org/taste . Participating restaurants are listed on the website.

Click here for more information regarding the Roxbury Chamber of Commerce.

Roxbury Public Library Events: 

Click here to view the Roxbury Library's upcoming Calendar of Events for adults and children.

Students, teachers, parents, and caregivers: 
The Roxbury Public Library needs your input!

Take our survey to make your voice heard and enter a drawing for a new Android tablet, courtesy of the Friends of the Library:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/roxpl


Upcoming Programs and Events:
- Mad Science Friday, April 21st, 10:30 a.m. - Click here to view flyer.
- Star Wars Day - Saturday, April 29th, 10:00-1:00 - Click here to view flyer.
- Allergen Awareness - Thursday, May 4th, 10:30 a.m. - Click here to view flyer.
- Teen Advisory Board -  Tuesday, May 16th, 6:30 p.m. - Click here to view flyer.


Computer Classes 
Registration required. Classes for Roxbury cardholders only. 

- E-Resources - Learn how to download electronic books and magazines with an individualized ½ hour appointment. Appointments available Tuesdays and Fridays.

Weekly Story Times
- Crafts for Kids for ages 3 and up Tuesday 4 p.m.
- Chess Club for ages K - grade 6 Wednesday 5 p.m.
- Play Together for all ages Thursday 10:30 a.m.
- Toddler Story Time for ages 3 ½ and under Friday 10:30 a.m.
- Preschool Story Time for ages 3 ½ and up Friday 1:30 p.m.

Call the library at 973-584-2400 Ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org for general info and information on registrations or appointments as necessary for some programs.   
ROXBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
Register Now!
Registrations are now being accepted for the 
Roxbury Community School Summer Camp Programs!

For more information about our different camp offerings for preschool through high school, please visit www.roxbury.org/Summer!
  • Accents on Dance Camps (Ages 3+)
  • Broadway Bound/Behind the Curtain (Grades 4-9)
  • Calling All Kids Summer Camp (Ages 3-5 - PreK and K)
  • Ceramics (Grades 1-8)
  • Enrichment Camp (Grades 1-8)
  • Garden Club (Grades PreK-4)
  • Kujenga Robotics and Coding (Ages 6+)
  • Leadership and Empowerment (Grades 5-9)
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Film Camp (Grades 5-11)
  • Mad Science (Grades K-6)
  • STEAM/Innovation Camps (Grades 5+)
  • Tennis Camp with Coach Harlan (Ages 5-16)
  • Tennis Camp with Coach Miller (Ages 5-18)
  • Writer's Workshop (Grades 5-9)
  • Young Rembrandts (Grades 1-5)
All Roxbury Community School summer camps are open to all Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.
Spring Roxbury Community School Kids Corner

Garden Club at Kennedy School (Grades PreK-4)
Participants can attend one monthly session, two or all three of the Garden Club at  the Kennedy School Garden for grades PreK-4 after school in May, June, and July. This program meets rain or shine! These courses in gardening cover basic knowledge, technique, and practical skills for gardening in the spring and summer. This program is open to all elementary aged students. Transportation to Kennedy School must be provided by the parents if coming from a different school. Tuition is $90 per student per session. Register now here!

Hip Hop Dance After School at Franklin (Grades K-4)
Hip Hop is an eclectic street style of dance that is performed in running shoes to current upbeat tempos. The dynamic moves taught in Hip Hop class are fast, stylish, funky and similar to those seen in music videos.  This class is appropriate for high energy dancers that are driven by a beat. Similar to a Jazz class, Hip Hop is broken down into 3 parts - warm up, corner work/technique and choreography. Students in a Hip Hop class will work on their strength, flexibility, and musicality through intricate fun and fast paced funky choreography. Register now for the next 6-week session at Franklin School that begins on April 25th! Tuition is $75 per student. Click here for more program information and to register!

Irish Dance Lessons (Grades K-4)
This program is instructed by certified Irish Dance Instructor, Emily  Endean . Emily teaches students to dance in a fun and supportive atmosphere. This program teaches the basic fundamentals of Irish Dance.  During this program, students will learn how to confidently work independently and as part of a team. Students will learn a new dance style, make new friends while having fun. This 6-week program at Kennedy school is open to all elementary school aged children. Transportation to Kennedy School must be provided by the parents if coming from a different school. Tuition is $60 per student. Classes begin April 24th so don't wait, register now here!


Recreational Dance at Jefferson School (Grades K-4)
Join the Accents on Dance Studio in this new program for boys and girls in grades K-6. This program is a win/win opportunity for both parents and children. We are creating a dance class that will expose dancers to Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Lyrical forms of dance. This 6-week after school program begins April 26th. Tuition is $75 per student. Click here for more information and to register now!


Young Rembrandts (Grades K-4)
Registrations are now being accepted for the next session of Young Rembrandts at the elementary schools this spring. Experience the colorful magic of fall in the Young Rembrandts classroom. Kick off the season with a graphic iguana, a video game favorite Pixel Block Character and the geometrical world of architecture as we draw the Notre Dame Cathedral. We'll draw these (and many more exciting lessons!) while we improve creative and critical thinking skills today's students need. So what are you waiting for? Tuition is $92 per student. Sign up now!
Registrations are now being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2017/2018 school year

For more information about our high-quality program and to register for the Roxbury Community School Preschool, please visit, www.roxbury.org/preschool!

The Roxbury Community School Preschool program is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of 10/1/2017 and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!

Join us for a tour at 2:15 p.m. in Room 8 at Kennedy School on 
- Tuesday, April 25th
- Thursday, May 18th
- Tuesday, June 13th

RSVP required at comschool@roxbury.org.
Roxbury Applied Music Program
Mid-Year Registration for Grades 5-12

Roxbury's Applied Music Program is one of the most celebrated after school programs in the region. Blessed with award-winning music educators offering world-class instruction, the program nurtures local talent, empowering students to pursue careers in entertainment well after graduation.

This is a district-wide program that provides a high-quality enhancement to classroom instruction. Teachers are all specialists on their instrument or vocal specialty. All of our teachers are trained professional musicians and highly qualified in their instrument of expertise. Private study is extremely valuable to the individual student and highly encouraged. Private study is offered as enrichment, NOT remedial instruction. It is encouraged for the complete development of each students' potential as a performing musician and/or artist.

We are beginning mid-year registrations for those students interested in taking private lesson. Once the form and registration fee are received, your child will be assigned a weekly lesson time.

College Prep with the Roxbury Community School

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 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.

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

RHS Financial Literacy this Summer
The New Jersey Department of Education has mandated that all students are required to complete a course (2.5 credits) in Financial Literacy to be eligible for graduation. Due to the number of students requesting to take this course, we have decided to offer the class as an online summer course (we will continue to offer the traditional Financial Literacy course at Roxbury High School as well).

The course will be available to Roxbury High School rising juniors and seniors only during the summer of 2017. The course will begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and run for approximately seven weeks. This interactive course will include writing assignments, labs, quizzes, and tests.

The final exam must be taken in person at Roxbury High School during the week of August 14, 2017. If the student does not fulfill all of the requirements for this class, no credit will be given and the appropriate grade will be listed on the student's transcript.

Click here for more information and to register!
Spring Roxbury Community School - Adult Programs

ed2go Online Learning
Roxbury Community School is proud to partner with ed2go, the industry leader in online learning for adults. With over 300 great online classes to choose from, ed2go offers something for everyone with highest-quality online continuing education courses that are affordable and easy to use. With hundreds of great online courses, from Creating Web Pages to Accounting Fundamentals, Speed Spanish to Grant Writing, and everything in between, it is easy to see why millions of lifelong learners take ed2go online courses. Click here to view subject categories and to register for popular courses!


Hypnosis Workshops with Barry Wolfson
Join Barry Wolfson for a special set of workshops for Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, and Relaxation through Hypnosis. Each workshop includes hypnosis exercises, discussion, and an option CD for $18, which assists in reinforcing immediate results. Register now for one or more of these sessions on May 4th. Each session is $50 per person. Click here for more information and to register now!

REMINDERS
Calendars, meetings and more!
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
4/24/2017 - Regular Meeting
5/8/2017 - Workshop Meeting
5/22/2017 - Regular Meeting 
6/12/2017 - Workshop Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
6/26/2017 - Regular Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
7/24/2017 - Regular Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ) 
7/25/2017 - Retreat (Meeting at Office of Public Works, Dell Avenue, Kenvil, NJ at 5:00 p.m.)
8/28/2017 - Regular  (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
9/18/2017 - Regular
10/16/2017 - Regular
11/20/2017 - Regular
12/18/2017 - Regular
1/2/2018 - Reorganization

Location: Lincoln-Roosevelt School Auditorium (unless indicated otherwise)

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

View the Meetings and Minutes Page here
Check 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. This page is updated at least twice a month.
Check Your Honeywell Settings!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings. You may want to change your time 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.  
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