NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of April 7, 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:
  • The district has now used four (4) snow days. Tuesday, May 30th is now a school day. Click here to view the district calendar.
  • The district will be closed Friday, April 14th through Friday, April 21st for Spring Break. School reopens Monday, April 24th. 

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

EMS' Drama Club Presents ALADDIN JR. 

Unbelievable sights! Indescribable feelings! Jump on a magic carpet ride with the EMS Drama Club's production of Aladdin, Jr. April 6-8th in the Eisenhower Middle School Auditorium at 47 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ. 

Come enjoy this family fun production! Tickets are $10 each.

Click here to view more information regarding this event!




RHS Mini-THON Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer this Weekend
The Roxbury High School mini-THON welcomes students and community members to come cheer on the mini-THON dancers as they dance all night to support the fight against pediatric cancer beginning Friday, April 7 th at 7:00 p.m. in the RHS gymnasium. 

More than 400 students are pre-registered for this event, including current RHS students, some RHS alumni, and a few students from neighboring districts who want to help support the cause. 

District students and community members wishing to cheer on the dancers are invited to the official kick off at 7 p.m. and can stay until 11 p.m. At that time, all students and guests will be asked to work their way towards the doors as only those who are pre-registered will be allowed to stay overnight. 

Students and the community can still donate online to help them reach their goal here!

Click here to read more about this upcoming event!

RHS Gaelvision will be livestreaming this year's mini-THON beginning at p.m. Click here to watch live!


100+ Students Take Part in Roxbury's K-6 Science & Engineering Fair 
More than 100 students in grades K-6 participated last Saturday in Roxbury's annual Science and Engineering Fair at Eisenhower Middle School.
 
Each of the K-6 elementary schools was represented at the fair along with a few participants from Morris County Educare. Experiments encompassed every branch of science including many innovations in technology.
 
The science team, administration, staff, and families were able to speak to our up and coming scientists from each school. Students were excited to share their results with the Roxbury community.

"Our students are very innovative and clearly think out of the box. One experiment, in particular, was a fully functioning hand made of cardboard, string, and cut up straws. Imagine taking that design to a 3-D printer, the possibilities are endless," shared Denise Glenn, Roxbury Science Supervisor for Grades 6-12.
 
District students were excited to see their teachers and principals at the fair. Many visited their students to show support and to see the projects they created at home. Students were encouraged to bring their project boards to school on Monday to share with the rest of the school community. Teachers continuously supported and encouraged their students to participate in the fair.

Click here to read more about this event and see more pictures!


Roxbury's World Language Honors Society Inducts Newest Members
Roxbury High School held its annual world language induction ceremony on Thursday night welcoming 74 new members, 12 in the French and 62 in the Honor Societies. 

Current members of the honor society led the induction ceremony of their peers and musical festivities for the evening. The honor society members initiated their fellow classmates in both French and Spanish prior to saying it in English for the families present. These students showed a true mastery of the language. 

Click here to read more and to view photos and videos of the performances.

 

Roxbury Indoor Percussion Performs at USBands Championships
Roxbury Indoor Percussion completed their most successful program to date, placing 4th out of nine groups in the Scholastic Regional A Marching Class at the USBands Championships held at South Brunswick High School on Sunday, April 2. 
 
This year, the students pushed the envelope with greater execution and a higher level of performance than our group has ever seen. Twenty-nine students in grades 8-12 participated in this year's ensemble.

Click here to read more about this performance and see a video of it from the US Bands Championships!
Roxbury Baseball Wins Season Opener
The Roxbury High School baseball team won its season opener on Monday in a slim victory over West Morris Central.

The Gaels beat the Wolfpack 8-6 despite slipping way behind in the third inning, when West Morris racked up five runs while Roxbury remained scoreless.

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

Click here for additional coverage of this game from NJ.com.


Roxbury Baseball Wins Unanticipated Home Opener
The Roxbury High School boys baseball team beat Morris Knolls on Wednesday in a home opener that wasn't supposed to be a home opener.

The home opener was scheduled for Friday, but Morris Knolls' field condition prompted the teams to move the contest to Succasunna. The Gaels, with runs in the first, third and sixth inning, defeated the Golden Eagles 5-3.

Click here to read more about this home opener from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Softball Wins Season Opener
Powered by 11 hits and solid defense, the Roxbury High School softball team won its season opener game on Monday, beating West Morris Central 4-1.

Emily Song got three hits and scored a run in four at-bats, Natalie Decena banged two hits in four at-bats - including a double - and scored one run and an RBI. Hailey Womer also connected for two hits. 

Solo hits were made by Madison Amdur, Vanessa Dash, Jessica Michaels and Susan Miller. Amdur and Miller also were credited with RBIs.Gaels pitcher Kayla Corrente pitched four innings, allowing three hits and notching four strike-outs. Song pitched three innings and allowed one hit.

A turning point in the contest was an inning-ending double-play turned by Roxbury when West Morris had players on second and third with one out.

The Gaels next play on Wednesday against Morris Knolls at home at 4 p.m.

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

2 Roxbury Hockey Players Headed to Nationals with Travel Team
A New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL) team that has two Roxbury High School players on its roster is headed to the USA Hockey National Tournament.

The team's roster includes Roxbury High School hockey players Ethan Barooah and Nick Hefferle. The team had a 19-0-1 season in league play and was the top seed in the NJYHL. It defeated the Avalanche on March 12 with two shut-outs.

The team will head to Florida with a 48-10-3 overall record.

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

Girls Lacrosse: Randolph Uses Second Half Run to Down Roxbury
It took Randolph five minutes and two shots in the second half to take its first lead of the game.  In the first half, it didn't look like Roxbury would need a comeback.

After winning its first game against a Morris Catholic team that beat them, 17-3, last year, Roxbury was looking for similar redemption against a Randolph team that scored 18 points in their meeting last year.

Koepfler scored two and Karnitsky added one to help Roxbury take a 3-1 lead with under 10 minutes in the first half, but that lead was trimmed to 4-3 by halftime, and then Naslonski and Hladky went to work.

Click here to read more game coverage from NJ.com.

Milestone Game for Three Roxbury Players as Girls Lacrosse Wins
The Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team overwhelmed Morris Hills on Wednesday, scoring 12 goals and allowing only one in return.

Three-goal performances by Emma Karnitsky and Emily Koepfler put Karnitsky over the 100-goal landmark and Koepfler over the 100-point mark for their high school careers. Another milestone: Emily Stanich scored her first varsity goal.

The team is 2-1. The Gaels next play Saturday afternoon at Jefferson.

Click here to read this coverage in Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here for additional game coverage from the Daily Record.

Boys Tennis - Wolfpack earn first win of the season over Roxbury
The  West Morris Central High School boys tennis team won its first match of the season following a 5-0 result over Roxbury on Wednesday, April 5.

The Wolfpack, coached by Brent Maczko, were overall pretty dominant in the win over the Gaels.

Click here to read more match coverage from the Observer Tribune.

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!





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

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS: CCM Student from Roxbury is Academic Award Winner
A County College of Morris (CCM) student from Roxbury was one of two from the college named recently to an elite team of scholars, the college said on Wednesday.

The student, Spyridoula Fotinis, of Succasunna, was named to the New Jersey All-State Academic Team, said CCM spokesperson Kathleen Brunet Eagan. She said Michael Gosden, of Rockaway Borough, was also named.

Selection to the team is based on a "exceptional educational achievements and contributions to the community," according to Eagann. She said Fotinis and Gosden were chosen by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges "based on their academic records and participation in the CCM chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society."

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

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!

Replica Old-Time Roxbury Classroom On Display in Ledgewood
Starting this weekend, visitors to the King House Museum in Ledgewood will see what school was like for kids and teachers of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

The Roxbury Historic Trust has created in the museum on Main Street a replica of a circa-1900 Roxbury classroom. The museum will open to the public April 9 at 1 p.m.

Tours of the King Store and the King House Museums will be available during the opening. Both buildings are listed on the state and National Register of Historic Places, as is the surrounding Ledgewood Historic District (originally called Drakesville).

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

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.
Roxbury Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

11th Annual Taste of Roxbury
The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host the tenth 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!  Ticket and restaurants to be announced in Spring of 2017.

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


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!

Kiddie Soccer (Ages 3 1/2-6)
Register for the seasonal 8-week spring Kiddie Soccer for your child ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old.  These groups are typically co-ed and broken into age groups by year.  

The program teaches a series of fun, thematic games designed to teach the children the very basics of soccer. Spring sessions meet on Sundays starting April 9th at Lincoln/Roosevelt field. Tuition starts at $130 per child. Register now here!


Kujenga Robotics & Coding (Grades K-6)
Register now for the Learn Coding at School after-school program with Kujenga. Coding is the new literacy! Kujenga teaches programming to young students using robotics, Scratch Jr., and Scratch. Learning to code helps young people think creatively and reason systematically. After-school programs are available at the K-6 schools. Nixon School begins March 31st so don't wait to register! This class has reached its minimum enrollment and will be running. Tuition is $80 per student.  Click here for more information and to register!

Mad Science (Grades K-6)

Experimentamania! (Grs K-4)  - Get ready to touch, see, hear, smell, and taste what science is all about! Students will engage in fun, interactive, and educational hands-on activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around them. Each week participants make and take home a different science project! Tuition is $90 per student. Click here to see when your school's program starts and to register!

Spy Academy (Grs 5-6)
Learn what it takes to graduate the MAD SCIENCE Spy Academy! Be a detective and solve a Whodunit. Spy on your classmates and transmit Top-Secret intelligence. Examine forensic evidence in the crime lab, conduct scientific analysis, and take home cool SPY gear! Tuition is $90 per student. Register now here!

Mad Science Whiz Kids (Spring Break Mini-Camp for Grades 1-5)
Le t's use our creativity and imagination to create some fun and exciting adventures in science! Discover potential and kinetic energy, explore electrical circuits, simple machines and create a wacky invention using every day items. Then we'll get shipwrecked on Mad Science Island where we will survive and thrive using some of the scientific ideas we have learned, mixed with our own engineering and imagination! Fun take-homes are included in this two-morning adventure! Tuition is $95 per student. Register now for this two-day mini-camp over spring break!

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!



Tech Club at L/R - Rockets (Grades 5-6)
Registration is now open for a new after-school program at L/R. Join Ms. Rodgers and Mr. Smith for a Tech Club on Rockets this spring through the Roxbury Community School. Come learn about  the science and engineering of rockets! Build and launch a single engine rocket complete with a parachute in this hands-on STEM experience. This class has met its minimum enrollment and begins April 26th after school. Tuition is $55 per student. Click here for more information and to register!

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!
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

Aerobics
Register now for the spring session of Aerobics with Annette Buzzelli, a certified Sorenson Instructor. Join this exhilarating fitness program for a complete body workout that is effective and fun! Sessions take place in the Kennedy School gymnasium from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spring session begins Tuesday, March 28th and tuition is $99 per person. Click here for more information and to register!


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!


Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money with Your Voice Workshop
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! You'll even have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of a teacher. The next workshop is Thursday, April 6th at Roxbury High School. Tuition is $15 per person. Register now here!

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!


Yoga for Beginners
Join this beginner class that introduces you to the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. If you have never tried yoga, this is the class for you! It is designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. This course is idea for teens and adults. Yoga for Beginners is a 10-week class that meets Tuesdays beginning April 11th. Cost is $100 per 10-week session per person. Register now for spring here!          Summer dates are available too here!

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.
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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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