Week of February 10, 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.


There is a Roxbury Board of Education meeting on Monday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln/Roosevelt School. James Simonetti, Roxbury's Director of Security will be presenting an update on the district's security initiatives and implementations. Click here to read about the security overview that will be covered at the meeting. 

IN-SERVICE DAY - Friday, February 17th
There is a staff in-service day on Friday, February 17th. This is HALF DAY for students; FULL DAY for staff. Please plan accordingly.

The district will be closed Monday, February 20th in recognition of President's Day. The district will reopen on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Please be advised that since a snow day was used on February 10th, there will now be school on Tuesday February 21st. 

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

Roxbury Reimagined at Roxbury High School
Click here to find out more information regarding Roxbury Reimagined from Loretta Radulic, Roxbury Superintendent of Schools.  To get an idea of what it's all about, click the video to the right! 
After viewing it, there should be no doubt that we can do more and offer more to our students. What that "more" looks like is up to all of us to decide. 

This survey seeking your vision  of "more" for Roxbury students will remain open until February 24th. We want to hear from!
Kindergarten Registration Dates for the 2017/2018 School Year!
Roxbury's Kindergarten Registration dates are set for the 2017/2018 school year.  Click here to view the elementary school dates. Registrations are made by appointment only. 
Not sure what school your child should be attending? Contact Transportation at 973-584-6756 in February.

Click here for more information.

Nixon Elementary School Awarded Sustainability Grant
Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) announced that Nixon Elementary School in Roxbury Township has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools capacity-building grant. The $2,000 grant is intended to assist the school green team as they lead and coordinate sustainability activities.

Nixon's grant submission focused on the topic of Rethinking Recycling. The school is to begin a recycling initiative to bring a consistent and effective recycling program to the school and provide education on the topic. Student ownership over learning and action will make the students the ambassadors of this initiative and in turn of the Earth that they will inherit.

Click here to read more about Nixon's grant

Kennedy's Early Act Raises Funds with Dance-a-Thon
Kennedy Elementary School's Early Act Club held a Pajama Dance-a-Thon for the student body on Friday, February 3rd to raise money to redo the sensory garden at Kennedy School. The students raised almost $1,500 at this event.

The Dance-a-Thon also included a successful Bake Sale and Purple Pinkie station. Purple Pinkie is an organization that donates Polio vaccinations to children in countries where they would otherwise not be able to get them. The children get a purple stamp on their pinkie to show that they have been vaccinated. Students who donate get a purple stamp on their pinkie to show their support.

Click here to read more about this event!

RHS Students Learn Oil Painting from a Master
Roxbury High School's Visual Arts department hosted MaryBeth Thielhelmv for an artist-in-residence program over the past few months with her final session coming next week.
Twenty-three advanced art students from the Portfolio Development and AP Art Studio classes participated in three of four oil painting technique workshops and presentations offered between November 2016 and February 2017.

Thielhelmv demonstrated her application techniques to the students in the first workshop and she worked one-on-one with them to discuss the inspirational pieces selected and how to start the process.  Throughout the sessions, students paused for critique, contemplation, and feedback from their peers as well as the artist herself.

Click here to read more about this artist-in-residence opportunity.

Click here to see these young artists at work!

Foreign Language Book Shelf Added to RHS Library
Roxbury High School recently added a new Foreign Language section to its Media Center.  Here students will find a copy of every textbook and workbook that are used in all the French and Spanish classes. Additionally, there are novels at various reading levels available to borrow to enhance the foreign language acquisition skills.
Jennifer Wilkerson, RHS French Teacher and French Club Advisor recommends that you "Come check it out today!"  

Roxbury Art on Display for Morris County Youth Art Month
Artwork from Roxbury Township Public Schools and throughout Morris County will be on display in the Sherman H. Masten Library at County College of Morris (CCM) from February 20th through March 11th, as part of Youth Art Month (YAM). The artwork will be located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center (Library) in the All-Purpose Room, located at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

Click here for more information regarding this YAM event!
EMS Girls Basketball County Champs

The Eisenhower Middle School Girls Basketball team woke up Sunday morning County Champions after playing in the championship game at Whippany Memorial Middle School the evening before.
The team beat Long Valley Middle School 41-35 to clinch the title, finishing their season 12-4 with Juliani Medini being named team MVP.

Congratulations ladies! #GoGaelsGo

Roxbury High School Basketball Update:
Roxbury (40) at Morris Knolls (52) - Girls Basketball
Christi Conroy led Morris Knolls with 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as the team overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Roxbury, 52-40, in Rockaway.

Krista Mitarotonda scored nine of her 13 points in the second half, which helped the team shoot out to a 29-3 extended run spanning the third and fourth quarters. She also recorded 14 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

Becca Fair scored 13 points and blocked three shots. Caitlyn Reyes scored seven points and led her team with 12 assists.

Sarah Olivero led Roxbury with 19 points.

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Hopatcong (14) at Roxbury (45) - Girls Basketball
Sarah Olivero scored a game-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers, as Roxbury defeated Hopatcong, 45-14, in Succasunna.

Giovanna Harrigan scored seven points while Jaclyn Katzenberger and Emily Metje each had four points for Roxbury, which outscored its opponent, 20-7, in the first quarter before taking a 26-8 lead at the half.

Click here to read this game coverage from

Morris Knolls (39) at Roxbury (36) - Boys Basketball
Jordan McDaniel scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Nick Vittorio added 12 points, all on 3-pointers, to lead Morris Knolls to a 39-36 victory over Roxbury in Succasunna.

Franki Hrelja had 13 points and Brandon Lessig added 12 with two 3-pointers to pace Roxbury.

Click here to read this coverage from

Click here to read more game coverage from the Daily Record.

Roxbury (57) at Hanover Park (80), Morris County Tournament, First Round - Boys Basketball
Joey Jandoli scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds as fifth-seeded Hanover Park defeated 21st-seeded Roxbury, 80-57, in the first round of the Morris County Tournament, in East Hanover.

Matthew Winschuh finished with 23 points for Hanover Park. Michael Boeckel recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists. Alex Malofienko grabbed 10 rebounds.

Hanover Park will go on to face the winner of the 13th-seeded Montville vs fourth-seeded Morristown matchup, in the quarterfinals, on Saturday.

Click here to read this coverage from

Roxbury High School Wrestling Update:
North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 Wrestling Preview
SEEDS : 1- Mendham ; 2- West Morris ; 3- Roxbury ; 4- Mount Olive ; 5- Wayne Valley ; 6- Randolph ; 7- Fair Lawn ; 8- Morris Knolls

CONTENDERS: All signs point to a final featuring both schools from the West Morris School District. Top-seeded Mendham is trying to win its first sectional title in school history while West Morris is looking for its second overall and first since 1988. Roxbury, meanwhile, is hoping to play spoiler as the No. 3 seed and win its third consecutive title. In its regular-season win over West Morris, Mendham won nine bouts en route to a 37-19 win. West Morris has a head-to-head win over Roxbury and also picked off High Point in a 31-28 victory in December. This is a section with several well-balanced teams that should come down to individual match-ups. 

Click here to read more of this preview from

NJSIAA wrestling underway
Can the Roxbury wrestling team win its fourth straight sectional championship? Will Hanover Park rebound and win its section once again? Does Mendham have enough to win the first sectional crown in school history?

Those, and many other questions, will be determined this week. Sixteen wrestling teams  from Morris County qualified for the NJSIAA Ttournament, which began with the quarterfinals Monday night.

Semifinals will be held Wednesday, with the sectional finals scheduled for Friday night at the better seed. Group championships will be contested at Toms River North High School Sunday.

Click here to read more of this preview from the Daily Record.

Roxbury High School Ice Hockey Update:
Roxbury Ice Hockey Ends Regular Season with 16-4-0 Record
The Roxbury High School ice hockey team finished regular season play on Saturday by doing what it's done for most games this year: Winning.

Playing at Aspen Ice, the Gaels defeated Hunterdon Central 2-1. The win left Roxbury's pre-playoffs record at 16-4-0.

Click here to read more coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

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Gaels Win on Ice, Again
The Roxbury High School boys hockey team enters this year's version of the Halvorsen Cup on a roll.  Roxbury has earned the top-seed and a first-round bye in this year's Halvorsen Cup, which starts Thursday night, with all games being played at Mennen Arena in Morris Township.

Roxbury, in its only game this week, will face the winner between fifth-seeded West Morris and third-seeded Mendham (Thursday, 6:15 p.m.) on Saturday's semifinals at 6:15 p.m.

Other seeds include second-seeded Sparta, third-seeded Madison, and sixth-seeded Montville.

The Halvorsen Cup final will take place on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 5:45 p.m.

Click here to read more about this season leading up to the Halvorsen Cup from the Roxbury Register.
Morris Retired Educators Offer Scholarships
The Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund, Inc. (MCREAP) is offering scholarships to Morris County residents who are attending and will be graduated from a public high school who plan to pursue a career in education and who will be attending an approved four-year accredited college or university offering a bachelor's degree with an education major. The scholarships are for $4,000.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, March 31. Scholarship applications are available at all high school guidance office or at .

Be Noble, Go Global ~ 
Roxbury's Global Hi-5 Multi-Cultural Expo 2017
Be a part of  a grand event coming to the Roxbury Township School District on February 16, 2017.  Gather up your family, friends, clubs, 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 multicultural awareness!

Click here to see more event details, what groups are already registered, and how you can sign up!

Land Conservancy of New Jersey Offering Scholarships
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.

Two scholarships are available to college students who reside in New Jersey and are pursuing a degree in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture, park administration, or a related field. The application deadline is April 1.

Applications can be downloaded from The Land Conservancy of New Jersey website, or can be obtained by calling (973) 541-1010 x. 14. Potential candidates must be enrolled in a college or university, be in good standing, have at least 15 credits completed, and have an academic average equivalent to a 3.0 or higher.

Click here to read more about this scholarship opportunity from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury High School College Fair
Roxbury High School's final college fair for this school year will be Wednesday, March 1st from 10:30 to noon for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students much sign up for a pass in advance with the guidance office.

There are four time slots available.  Session A-10:30-10:45, Session B-10:50-11:10, Session C-11:15-11:35 and Session D-11:40-12.  There will be many  colleges  in attendance so please encourage your child to attend.

Seniors should check the list and visit the representative of any college to which they are applying. It's a great way for them to network!

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 Thank you!

Outsmart the SAT with a SAT Bootcamp at RHS - Register by March 1st
Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is a confidence-boosting weekend seminar that teaches students strategies for every type of question they're guaranteed to encounter on the SAT. 

Students learn proven strategies from experts who earned perfect scores on the new SAT. Participants receive 8 hours of instruction, Catalyst's 368-page SAT Bootcamp book, bonus online instruction, and personalized feedback.

DATES/TIMES: Monday, March 6th from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 7th from5-8 pm., and Wednesday, March 8th from 5-7 p.m. (Students attend all days.) 

Tuition is just $175. To enroll visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at  800.235.0056. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, March 1st.

A Portion Of The Proceeds Benefits Roxbury Project Graduation!

Reserve Your Tickets Now for the Addams Family Musical
Ticket reservations are now being accepted for Roxbury High School's spring musical of The Addams' Family showing Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4 at 7:00 p.m. or on Saturday, March 4th at 2 p.m. at Roxbury High School.
This musical comedy features the original story with a twist. 

Click here to read more about this upcoming show.

Reserved tickets will automatically be held at the Box Office and can be picked up 45 minutes before the performance. Attach a self-addressed stamped envelope with this form & your check, and we will mail your tickets to you. Orders are filled on a first come first served basis and we will do our best to honor special requests. Reservations will close 1 week prior to the show, at which time tickets will be available at the Box Office before each performance.

Click here to download the ticket reservation form.

Gaelvision Fish & Chips Fundraiser

The Gaelvision annual Fish & Chip dinner catered by Thistle Restaurant & Caterers will be on Friday, March 3rd in the Eisenhower Middle School cafeteria from 4-8 p.m. Dine in or take out!  Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children. 

Come support the 2017 media conference, club, and scholarship fund with a perfect solution for meatless dinner on a Friday night!

Email Roxana Caivano for tickets at

Help spread the word and click here to view the flyer!

EMS' Drama Club Presents Two Upcoming Programs

A PRINCESS PARTY -  Join the cast and crew of the upcoming EMS production of Aladdin Jr. for an afternoon filled with royal fun, crafts, and whole lot more! Come dressed as your favorite princess for an afternoon of royal delight!

Space at this event fills up quick so don't wait to register! 

Click here to view the flyer and ticket reservation form.

ALADDIN JR. - Ticket reservations are now being accepted for Eisenhower Middle School's spring musical of  Aladdin Jr.  showing Thursday-Friday, April 6-7 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School.

Click here to view the flyer and ticket reservation form.

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

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 . For the four-year-old program, please contact .

Roxbury Alumni News

Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted
The Roxbury Public Schools Distinguished Alumni Award has been established to honor alumni who have typified the Roxbury School District tradition of excellence and brought credit to our community by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, or friends of Roxbury Schools may submit nominations for the 3rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Award. All interested in submitting a nomination may complete and return the nomination form by the revised deadline date of March 15, 2017 for the upcoming selection year. Online submissions are preferred and can be located at

Click here to read more about the Distinguished Alumni Nomination process.

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.

Roxbury Employment Opportunities

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

Roxbury Township
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Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. For township information, visit:

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!

2017 Leap in the Lake
Join in the 2017 Leap in the Lake on Saturday, February 11th at Hopatcong State Park at 1 p.m. This event sponsored by Lake Hopatcong Elks #782. T haw out at the Post Leap Party at Lake Hopatcong Elks #782 at  201 Howard Blvd, Mt. Arlington, NJ from  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. There will be f ood, raffles, giveaways, music and more!

All plungers will receive a complimentary ticket to the Post Leap Party and a "Leap in the Lake" shirt.  Additional Post Leap Party tickets are available for $25 per person. 

Help us send our special needs kids to Camp Moore, a camp specifically designed for kids with disabilities
All proceeds to benefit the Lake Hopatcong Elks Youth Programs & Special Children's Committee

Click here to read more information from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

Rotarians Give Checks to Families of Handicapped Roxbury Boys
With a little help from its counterparts in Randolph, the Roxbury Rotary Club on Monday gave thousands of dollars to the families of two Roxbury boys with disabilities.

Roxbury Rotary Club President Gary Ribe, joined by Kenvil lawyer Alyssa Greenberg, brought $2,583.50 checks to the parents of Levi Spencer and Jacob Kohner. Most of the money was raised at  a Jan. 13 art auction sponsored by Roxbury Rotary, but $850 of the total came from the Randolph Rotarians, Ribe said.

Click here to read more about this donation to local families from Tap Into 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. 

Stay tuned for more information to come!

9th Annual Morris County 4-H Science-Sational Day at CCM
Morris County youth in grades K-6 are invited to explore new ideas, put their designs to the test, and discover a new love for science at the 9th Annual Morris County 4-H Science-Sational Day on Saturday, March 25th at County College of Morris.

4-H Science-sational Day is a fun day of science learning for children in Grades K-6 presented by the Morris County 4-H Youth Development program. Youth will attend an entertaining and engaging program presented by Mad Science and then split into groups by grade level (Grades K-3 or 4-6) to participate in hands-on workshops that allow them to learn about a variety of science topics.

Click here to view more information!

Dining to Donate for the Patriot Project with the DAR
The Ferro Monte Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter, is raising funds to send phone cards to injured American soldiers being cared for at the Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany.

Yes, there are still soldiers at the medical center and, yes, they are still using phone cards to stay in touch with loved ones stateside. Celebrate President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Roxbury Diner and help a recuperating soldier have a brighter day.  

If you submit the attached coupon with your bill, our chapter will be given 10% of your bill towards the purchase of phone cards.  We encourage you to hand out coupons to your family and friends.

Click here for 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 . 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 .

Click here for more details regarding the Layups4Life Tournament from the Roxbury Register.

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 ( 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

Boys Gaels Jr Lacrosse - Begins early March - Click here to view flyer.

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.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship - Ages 9-14 - January 21st - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Spring Track - Begins mid-March - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec's Girls Softball Spring Registration - Closes Feb. 21st - 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 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.

Computer Classes 
Registration required. Classes for Roxbury cardholders only. 

- Introduction to Excel - Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m.
- Introduction to Excel - Wednesday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m.
- Intermediate Excel - Sunday, February 19 at 2:30 p.m.
- Intermediate Excel - Wednesday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Children/Teen Programs
- Chocolate Olympics - Friday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m. - Click here for flyer.
- Read Across America - Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. - Click here for flyer.
- Teen Advisory Board - Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. - Click here for flyer.

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 for general info and information on registrations or appointments as necessary for some programs.   
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!

These camps are just what we have planned so far! There's more to come!

All Roxbury Community School summer camps are open to all Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.
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,!

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.

Roxbury Community School - College Prep Corner

The Roxbury Community School is dedicated to helping students prepare for college through a few different avenues.

Students can take part in workshops to sharpen their writing skills and prepare for the college essay process.

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

Visit for all upcoming courses and programs!
Kujenga Robotics and Coding 
Upcoming Programs

Kujenga After-School - Spring Sessions
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.

Spring registration is now open for the K-6 elementary schools! Check them out at
Young Rembrandts Upcoming Programs

YR After-School - Spring Sessions
Registrations are now being accepted for spring Young Rembrandt classes through the elementary schools after school. Do you have a little artist in your midst and are in hopes of finding a fun and creative confidence-boosting outlet for them? If so, then the Young Rembrandts winter course is just for them! Young Rembrandts teaches children the technical skills of drawing, the basis of all visual arts, in a fun and nurturing setting. Our drawing instruction is easy to follow ensuring success regardless of artistic ability.  Cost: $92 per student (includes materials, instruction and fun!) 

Mad Science Upcoming Programs

Mad Science After School (Spring Classes)
Registrations are now being taken for winter Mad Science programs after school programs at the five elementary schools in district. Join their hands-on, one-hour science programs that are themed around a particular area of science This winter K-4 students will see if they are smarter than a mad scientist and Lincoln/Roosevelt students will learn some "Fairly Odd Forces". Cost: $90 per student. 

Classes start in April, but don't wait to register!

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Mad Science Whiz Kids (Spring Break Mini-Camp)
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!

DATES: (Wednesday/Thursday) April 19-20, 2017
TIMES: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
GRADES: Grades 1-5
COST: $95/Student

Click here to register now with Mad Science!

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Accents on Dance Upcoming Programs

Hip Hop Dance After School

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.
Since the tempos are usually quicker than any other dance form, the choreography in a Hip Hop class provides a great cardio workout and is also a fun way to exercise the mind and memory.
(Children should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers to class) 

Date:   Throughout the 2016/2017 School Year
Time: After-School at the Designated School
Location: Franklin and Jefferson Elementary Schools
Cost: $75 per child

Click here to see when it's offered at your child's elementary school and to register!

Day-Time Yoga for Adults at Accents on Dance Studio  

LOCATION:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ
DATES: ( Fridays - 5 Weeks) March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 2017
TIME: 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
COST: $65 per student

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Get Fit in the New Year!

The Roxbury Community School is offering different Aerobic and Yoga for Beginners sessions starting in the new year! 
Register now for the winter and/or spring sessions 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 Elementary School gymnasium from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Spring session begins Tuesday, March 28th.  Tuition is $99 per person per session. 

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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. Cost is $100 per 10-week session per person. Summer dates coming soon!

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Spring Kiddie Soccer
Register for the seasonal 8-week spring Kiddie Soccer for ages 3.5-6 years old. 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. 

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Getting Paid to Talk 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. 

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Calendars, meetings and more!
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

2/13/2017 - Regular Meeting
3/6/2017 - Workshop Meeting
3/27/2017 - Regular Meeting
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
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