Week of February 3, 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 Reimagined at Roxbury High School

Dear Community Members, Administrators, Teachers, and Students:
"Carpe diem!" There are times when we must choose to take advantage of opportunities or remain satisfied with the status quo. Roxbury School District has never been one to sit back and rest on its laurels. That's the reason we continue to win championships, gain awards and accolades, and provide an exemplary comprehensive academic program for our students. We are persistently striving to "prepare our students of today for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow." To that end, we have made a commitment to research, gather input and ideas, and to keep our eyes, ears and hearts open to possibilities.
You've heard the old adage, "from the mouths of babes...," and so I ask you to watch and listen to the wise words of our students as shared in this video:

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. We want to hear from you!  Please take a moment to share your perspective. Every voice is important! Let yours be heard. What do you think would enhance the educational experience in Roxbury? Is there something more we can offer towards our goal of filling the gaps and helping students discover their passion? 
This survey seeking your vision of "more" for Roxbury students will remain open until February 24th. I hope you will participate in this exciting journey as we examine possibilities and discover our path.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Loretta L. Radulic
Superintendent of Schools | 973-584-6867

Kindergarten Registration Dates for the 2017/2018 School Year!
Roxbury Announces Dates for Kindergarten Registration for the 2017/2018 School Year.  Click here to view the elementary school dates. Registrations are made by appointment only. Appointments will begin early February.
Not sure what school your child should be attending? Contact Transportation at 973-584-6756 in February.

Click here for more information.

Presentation of Roxbury School's Security Initiative at 2/13 Board Meeting
Roxbury Township Public School's Director of Security to present district comprehensive security plan at next Board of Education meeting on Monday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln/Roosevelt School located at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna, NJ. The public is welcome to come and hear about this initiative update. 

Click here to read about the security overview that will be covered at the February 13th board meeting presented by James Simonetti, Roxbury's Security Director.

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!

S.A.I.L. Parent Academy Puts Math in Focus
Franklin and Nixon School parents participated in the second of four S.A.I.L. Parent Academies at Franklin School on Thursday Night.

Thursday's workshop provided a free hot meal for families catered by Aramark foods, translators if need be, and free babysitting where children could come play on the computers, do arts and crafts, and have fun while their parents learned how they can help their children reinforce math concepts taught at school.
Each parent academy workshop has a focused theme and last night's was math. Parents had a chance to come and learn the basics of Singapore Math, how they can help reinforce concepts at home, and even fun games to play with their children.

Click here to read more about this event!

Click here for a list of grade-appropriate Math games you can play with your children!

Roxbury Staff Present at Twenty-Second Annual TECHSPO Conference
Four Roxbury staff members collaborated and presented at the twenty-second annual New Jersey Technology Training and Exhibition Conference for school leaders (TECHSPO) on January 26th and 27th in Atlantic City, NJ for fellow colleagues, technology oriented teachers, techs, and administrators. 

Roxbury presenters were Ruth Davis, technology integration specialist, Phil Moskowitz, STEAM teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, Elizabeth Omegna, Assistant Principal at EMS, and Teresa Rehman, Director of Technology. 

These four presented on "So You've Got a STEM Lab, Now What?" This session covered where STEM/STEAM classes can go once established. 

Click here to read more about this presentation initiative!

Positive Mind, Positive Vibes, Positive Life in One Lincoln/Roosevelt Class 
Students in one Lincoln/Roosevelt classroom is taking the Zen approach to learning with new yoga materials recently donated to the class. 

Caitlin Folkers, a Resource Center teacher at the school came up with this project idea to implement mindfulness into her classroom. 

Click here to read more about this project from the teacher herself!

EMS Roxbotix Jr Teams Up for the Win
The Eisenhower Middle School Robotics Team (Roxbotix Jr) competed on Saturday, January 22nd at Morris Knolls High School in another First Tech Challenge Competition with 24 other teams.
EMS finished in 14th place but was selected once again to be a part of a playoff alliance after six qualifying matches. All matches are two-on-two, Playoff Captains choose their playoff partners, and that is how Roxbury was picked once again.
The Roxbotix Jr. team was chosen by the fourth place team for the entirety of the playoffs.
"We upset the first place Alliance in the quarter finals and beat the 3rd place team in the finals! FTC competitions in our area are about 75% high school teams, and we were definitely one of, if not the youngest teams there," shared Phil Moskowitz, team and club advisor.

Click here to read and see more about this team's event!

RHS Spanish Club Helps the Nicaragua Project

Roxbury High School's Spanish Club held a sporting goods drive on December 10th in cooperation with SOMOS: The Nicaragua Project, a non-profit organization that holds sports camps in Nicaraguan communities. 

Click here to read more about this drive!

Two-Time Morris County Champions in Track

The 4x400 Meter Relay team of Karly Forker, Jess Cammarata, Bridget Doherty, and Lexi Smith ran a season best time of 4:03.54 to win the Morris County Championships for the 2nd year in a row. The time was also good enough to break the school record and the Morris County Championship Meet record - both set by last year's team.

Lexi Smith won another gold medal at the Morris County Championship by winning the 300-meter dash in convincing fashion. The season best time of 42.54 seconds earns her the second individual Morris County Championship of her career. #GoGaels

Click here to see more!

Morris County Girls Soccer MVP Signs with Bryant University
Roxbury High School hosted a letter of intent/college commitment ceremony Wednesday morning for Jamie Irwin to sign with Bryant University to play soccer this fall. 

Irwin, a Roxbury High School senior and four-year starter for the Roxbury Gaels Girls Soccer team selected Bryant University for its close proximity to home, its small class size, and great educational program. 

Irwin was unanimously selected as the teams 2016 Most Valuable Player, named 2016 Morris County Tournament MVP and MUGGS Media Player of the Year. 

Irwin is a three-time Morris County Champion, one-time Sectional Champion, and is committed to Bryant where she will study Veterinary Science this fall. 

Click here to read more about Irwin's decision.

RHS Indoor Guard Wins First in Scholastic Regional A Class
Congratulations to the Roxbury High School Indoor Guard for placing FIRST in Scholastic Regional A Class on Saturday, January 28th with a score of 69.150, winning by over 3 points! 

Click here  to view all the scores from this event!

Roxbury High School Basketball Update:
Roxbury (34) at St. Elizabeth (42), Morris County Tournament, Preliminary Round - Girls Basketball
Jayne Muoio scored eight points with 11 rebounds and Emma Corazza and Claire McVicar each added eight points apiece to lead 15th-seeded St. Elizabeth to a 42-34 victory over 18th-seeded Roxbury in the preliminary round of the Morris County Tournament in Convent Station.

St. Elizabeth advanced to Saturday's second round and will visit second-seeded Jefferson.

Ellie Martine had seven points with 11 rebounds for St. Elizabeth, which led 20-14 at halftime.

Giovanna Harrigan scored a game-high 17 points for Roxbury.

Click here  to read the full coverage from

Roxbury High School Swim Team Update:
Boys Swimming: Results from Morris County Championships, 2017
Click here to read's coverage of the boys swimming from the Morris County Championship.

Roxbury High School Wrestling Update:
2017 Morris County Wrestling Tournament: Quarterfinal Pairings/Results
Click here to read's coverage of the Morris County Wrestling Tournament. See how Roxbury stacked up against the competition!

2017 Morris County Wrestling Tournament: 3rd- and 5th-place results
Click here to see the third and fifth-place results from the Morris County Tournament as reported by

Roxbury High wrestlers bounce Randolph for 13th straight time
Roxbury won six straight weight classes to break open a close match and rolled to a 40-30 victory, the 13th straight time the Gaels have beaten the Rams. Click here to read more coverage of this match up from the Roxbury Register.

Did you miss the Randolph vs. Roxbury on February 1st. Thanks to Gaelvision you can still check it out by clicking here!

Roxbury High School Ice Hockey Update:
Boys Ice Hockey - Madison at Roxbury
Gaels beat Madison 3-2 to go undefeated in Halvorsen league play, 10-0-0. Way to go boys, onto the playoffs!

Click here for game and team stats from

Roxbury Hockey Ends League Play Undefeated
Roxbury high school's ice hockey team on Wednesday beat the team from Madison, a victory that left the Gaels with an undefeated record in their league.

The 3-2 victory at Mennen Sports Arena by Roxbury brought the team's season record to 15-4 and its Halverson League record to 10-0-0.

Click here for more game details from Tap Into Roxbury.

For more Roxbury Ice Hockey updates, follow them on Facebook at  Roxbury High School Ice Hockey.
Roxbury Bands - The Gael Chronicle - February 2017

Roxbury Bands are back on the scene in 2017 with upcoming events and fundraisers already scheduled!

Mark your calendars for Roxbury's 4th Annual Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational on Saturday, April 1st and will feature 20 bands, orchestras, and ensembles from across New Jersey and New York, workshops with musical educators, and so much more!

Click here  to read the full Gaels Chronicle of these upcoming programs!

Roxbury Chamber Doubles Annual Scholarship Amount
The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is doubling the amount of money it will offer as scholarships this year.

The organization did quite well with its 2016 fundraising efforts, which included the popular  Taste of  Roxbury event, said chamber president Linda Dora. The extra cash will go toward helping the academic careers of two worthy Roxbury residents, she said.

"There will be two $1,000 scholarships this year," Dora said. "We usually have only one. Our fundraisers were successful last year and we have enough to do two scholarships."

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

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. Each year for the first two years the recipients will be sent $2,000 after the chairperson receives a copy of the first semester transcript which indicates enrollment in the field of education and a successful academic record.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, March 31. Scholarship applications are available at all high school guidance office or at .

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

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!

"Trance-Master" Hypnotist John Cerbone in Roxbury Interact Club Benefit
Roxbury Interact Club fundraiser to benefit the Roxbury High School mini thon club which raises money in conjunction with Penn State University's Thon weekend to raise money for children's cancer.

The Saturday, February 4th event will be an evening with world renowned hypnotist John Cerbone who also does Roxbury High Schools project graduation every year for the outgoing high school seniors.

You may even be lucky enough to be picked from the crowd to be hypnotized.

The doors open at 6 p.m and the cost of admission is $7.

Please come out for a night of fun and wonderment and laughs and help us support children's cancer.

Click here for more information information from Tap Into Roxbury.

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!

Aspen Ice Fundraiser to Support Class of 2019

Come and support the Roxbury High School Class of 2019 with a fun night of skating at Aspen Ice on Friday, February 10, 2017! 

Tickets can be purchased at the RHS table set up inside the arena.

This fundraiser is open to all so help spread the word!

Questions? Contact Mrs. McCracken, class advisor at

Click here to view the fundraising flyer!

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 .

Social Engineering Newsletter - Tips On How To Protect Yourself
Click here to read a security newsletter that you might find useful on the topic of "Social Engineering".  The goal of social engineering is to trick you into making a mistake to give away information or to click on an infected link or file.  The ways in which attackers are tricking users is getting more sophisticated as is evidenced by the explanation of CEO Fraud.  Attackers research a company's employees and sends an email pretending to be from them to get you to reveal information. 

The newsletter provides some useful tips on how to identify social engineering attacks.

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 no later than February 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!

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!

Roxbury Launches New Website Aimed at Drawing Businesses
As  promised in November , the Roxbury Township Economic Development Committee (EDC) has launched a website designed to convince businesses that the township is a great place to settle.

The  site was designed using "industry best practices," said EDC member John Wetzel at its unveiling this week during a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting. That means it is easy to read and requires the fewest number of clicks to get to a destination, he said.

Among the features found on the site is a section that shows commercial properties in Roxbury available for sale or lease. Users can search by lot size, corridors (Route 10, Route 46 and Route 206), type and category. The site also displays a Google map of the region that displays the properties.

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

Click here to see the new site!

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

Girls Winter Lacrosse Clinic - Begins February 4th - Click here to view flyer.

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 Baseball Spring - Registration Open until January 31st - 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 Word - Wednesday, February 1 at 2:30 p.m.
- Intermediate Word - Sunday, February 5 at 2:30 p.m.
- Intermediate Word - Wednesday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m.
- 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. 

Visit for more information and to register.
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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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
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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