Week of January 13, 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.

REMINDER: District Closing Announcement

Just a reminder, the Roxbury Township Public Schools will be closed Monday, January 16th to observe Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, January 17th. 

K-6 Science and Engineering Fair - Register now through January 31st

Calling all Scientists and Engineers! Registration opens on December 1st for the  K-6 Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, April 1, 2017. 

For more information and to register online, please visit

Each student will receive a ribbon and certificate of participation .

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.

Coakley is School Board President in Roxbury
Roxbury Board of Education 2017 (left to right) Standing: James Monaghan, Dan Masi, Ron Lucas, Dave Ramage, Rachel Byrne, Carol Scheneck; Seated: Richard Alexander, Pat Miller, Leo Coakley, Margaret Casola

The Board of Education in the grades K-12 district has chosen Leo Coakley as president for the next year.

Long-time board member Pat Miller was chosen by the board to serve as vice president for the year when the board reorganized for the new year on Tuesday, January 3.

Click here to read more comments from the new Roxbury Board of Education President from the Roxbury Register.

RHS Seniors Hear Courageous Story from After the Fire
More than 300 Roxbury High School Seniors and a handful of Juniors experienced a moving fire prevention presentation Thursday morning thanks to the Roxbury Fire Prevention Bureau.
Michael Pellek, a Fire Official and Safety Officer for the township applied for and received a grant from FM Global Insurance to bring the After the Fire: A True Story of Heroes and Cowards program to Roxbury High School. This initiative, geared specifically towards high school and college aged students, informs listeners about the trials and tribulations they went through due to a senseless prank gone wrong.

Click here to read more about this program thanks the Roxbury Fire Prevention Bureau!

Kennedy Students Selected as Morris County Finalists in PTA Reflections

Eight students at Kennedy Elementary School have been selected as Morris County Finalists in the annual PTA Reflections Contest.

Thirty-six students from Kennedy School submitted entries in the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, and Visual Arts. The eight selected students are now eligible for state awards. 

Click here to see read more about these finalists.

Over 30 Years of Collecting for Toys-for-Tots at Lincoln/Roosevelt School
The Lincoln/Roosevelt Student Council, led by Mr. Corino and Ms. Tunstead, once again sponsored a very successful Toys for Tots drive for Picatinny Arsenal during the month of December.
This club composed of 48 students including representatives and alternates organized this year's collection that was open to the whole school as well as the community.
"As a school we collected more than 400 toys, helping to make the holidays brighter for children in Northwest New Jersey," shared Mr. Argenziano, L/R Assistant Principal.

Click here to read more about Lincoln/Roosevelt's Toys for Tots Collection.

Financial Literacy in REACH at Lincoln/Roosevelt

Lincoln/Roosevelt's REACH program for individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities is implementing an exciting financial literacy program in their fifth-grade classroom.
In its first year at the school, REACH students are learning how to run a classroom economy aimed at showing them how to manage their finances while helping them see the value of working responsibly and saving for the future.

Click here to read more about the REACH program at L/R.

RHS Students Qualify for Region Band Performance
The North Jersey School Music Association held its annual Region 1 Band auditions on January 7, 2017 where over 500 students from 70 different schools competed to earn one of about 160 spots which make up two different bands.
Six students from Roxbury High School were accepted into one of the ensembles and will participate in four rehearsals before putting on a concert at Parsippany Hills High School on  January 29th
The students who will be performing are Kristin Andlauer on French Horn, Mathew Ehrenberg on Trombone, Meghan Spino on Tuba, Kaley Ubellacker on Trumpet, Kathleen Walsh on Euphonium, and Kaitlyn Winters on French Horn.

New High School Sports Transfer Policy Proposal Has Pros and Cons

The somewhat never ending saga of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association's student-athlete transfer rule might have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.

Members of the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in an overwhelming majority (Yes - 27, No - 7, Abstain - 0) to accept a new transfer policy that would mandate a 30-day sit-out period for all student-athletes that change schools during the first reading of the proposal at the committee's monthly meeting on Wednesday.

Click here to read more about these changes to the NJSIAA Transfer Policy from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Ice Hockey Update:

Roxbury (5) at West Morris (3) - Boys Ice Hockey
Dylan DeGraw scored twice and had an assist for Roxbury, No. 20 in the Top 20, in a 5-3 victory over West Morris at Mennen Arena in Morristown.

Johnny Facchini came through with a goal and two assists, while Billy Hefferle and Nick Zaragoza each had a goal and an assist. Justin Matthews and Dillon Miller each chipped in with an assist for Roxbury.

Ryan Hall, Lance Krueger and Jarrett Ortiz all scored for West Morris. Kieran Gruby finished with two assists.

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Roxbury Ice Hockey Suffers Second Loss
The Roxbury High School ice hockey team lost its second game of the year Tuesday to Ridge High School.

The Gaels lost 6-4 to the Red Devils at the Aspen Ice game, a tough bout in which the teams entered the second period tied 1-1. 

The defeat brings the Gaels' record to 10-2. The team won its 10th game on Jan. 7, defeating West Morris 5-3.

The Gaels play again on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m., taking on Morris Knolls at the Ice Vault in Wayne

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

Roxbury Hockey Drops a Game to Morris Knolls
The Roxbury High School ice hockey team lost its third game of the season on Wednesday, falling to Morris Knolls.

The Gaels scored only one goal during the contest. Morris Knolls' players found the net five times.

The loss brings Roxbury's record to 10-3.

Roxbury will return to the ice on Jan. 14 with a 6:15 p.m. game against Montville at Mennen Sports Arena.

Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury High School Basketball Update:
Kittatinny (49) at Roxbury (45) - Girls Basketball
Kelly Insalaco scored a game-high 17 points to lead Kittatinny to a 49-45 overtime victory over Roxbury, in Succasunna.  Insalaco scored six of Kittatinny's eight points in overtime. Melissa Schoen finished with nine points for Kittatinny. Madison Smith and Emma Zazzali each added eight points.  Giovanna Harrigan had a team-high 15 points for Roxbury. Sarah Olivero recorded 11 points.

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Chatham Girls Basketball "Steals" Win over Roxbury in the Second Half
Despite going into the second half with a nice lead, the Roxbury High School girls basketball team lost its sixth game Monday as Chatham came back for a win.

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

Morristown girls basketball cruises past Roxbury, 48-26
Elizabeth Strambi had 17 points and four assists for  Morristown in its 48-26 victory over  Roxbury in Morristown.  Kimberley Calloway added 14 points and five rebounds in the victory and Kayla Bush had eight rebounds for Morristown, which raced to a 29-11 halftime lead.  Giovanna Harrigan scored 12 points for Roxbury.

Click here to read about this game as printed in

Chatham (58) at Roxbury (33) - Boys Basketball
Johnny Maurer and Jack Rooney each scored 12 points apiece to lead Chatham to a 58-33 victory over Roxbury in Succasunna.  Graham LeMon had 11 points for Chatham, which led 25-16 at halftime and used a 19-4 third quarter to pull away.  Chatham has won eight straight games since a season-opening 64-59 home loss to Delbarton on December 16.

Click here to read this game coverage from

Morristown (56) at Roxbury (31) - Boys Basketball
Kevin Hoehn scored a game-high 25 points as Morristown defeated Roxbury, 56-31, in Succasunna.  Ashton Pardie netted 11 points and Luke Haralampoudis had nine points for Morristown, which outscored its opponent, 12-4, in the third quarter to take a 49-27 lead.  Brandon Lessig scored nine points and Franki Hrelja had seven points for Roxbury.

Click here to read this game coverage from
Junior League Offers Scholarships to Morris County High School Students
The Junior League of Morristown (JLM) is now accepting applications for college scholarships based on community service and making an impact in the community.

Four $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors for their strong community service, and a $2,500  scholarship to a woman 40 years or older returning to school. Applications are due by January 31st.

Scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2017 academic school year.

Click here for more information regarding this scholarship opportunity as printed in the Roxbury Register.

Morris Arts Offers Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Morris Arts Offers Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors Morris Arts is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors who have exhibited artistic excellence in dance, drama, music, or visual arts and plan to pursue post-secondary studies at an accredited institution or acknowledged arts school or fine arts program.

Applications are available through high school guidance offices as well as online at the Morris Arts website, For more information, call 973- 285-5115, ext. 10. Applications are due by Friday, January 20, 2017.

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

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!

CCM Fifth Annual Photo Contest for High School Students Prizes for First, Second and Third Place Winners
New Jersey high school students with an eye for photography have until April 15, 2017 to enter the County College of Morris (CCM) Fifth Annual Photo Contest for the chance to win prizes and be recognized at a CCM art exhibition.

High-school-age photographers are invited to submit photos representing their definition of family.  Photos can be submitted now through midnight April 15, 2017. To enter online, click here

Click here for more information regarding this contest from Tap Into Roxbury!

Roxbury High School Cheer Competition 
Clothing Sale

The Roxbury High School Cheer Competition team won two bids to compete at Nationals in February in Florida. To help offset expenses, the team is selling cheer and generic style apparel. 

Click here to download the order form. 

MLK Day Boys Basketball Clinic

Join Coach Ansaldi and members of the 2016/17 Roxbury HS Boys Basketball team for an afternoon of fun, exercise, drills, and games on MLK Day!

This program is sponsored by the RHS Boys Basketball Parents Club.

Click here  to download the flyer and registration 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

13-Year-Olds Allowed at Upcoming Layups 4 Life Tournament in Roxbury
Roxbury High School alumnus Dan Exter is hard at work preparing for the third annual Layups 4 Life basketball tournament which, for the first time, will be open to players as young as 13.

The tournament raises money to help fund cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), the hospital that successfully treated Exter when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2013. This year's Layups 4 Life tournament will take place at Roxbury High School on April 29.

Click here to read more about Dan's Layups 4 Life Upcoming Tournament from Tap Into Roxbury.

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 
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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!

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Roxbury's Guardian Angel is Cash Strapped
Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald  is cash strapped, feeling anxious at being unable to help, and she's asking for cash donations.

"I have plenty of food and supplies. The community has been very giving. But I need checks. I need monetary donations. I don't have money to give people who are out of oil. Right now, I can't help anybody by getting them a motel room for the night," Wald said Wednesday.

Wald said checks are much needed.

They can be dropped off at the Social Services Department from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The department is located at 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna. To mail a donation, send checks to Roxbury Social Services, 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, N.J. 07876.

In addition, checks can be dropped off at town hall, marked for social services, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Town hall is located on Route 46 in Ledgewood.

Click here to read more about how Roxbury Social Services helps our community from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury Social Services to Add Saturday Donation Hours
Hoping the change will help working people express their generosity, Roxbury Social Services has decided to open its doors one Saturday each month.

The 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday hours will begin in February, said Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald.

She stressed that the facility will be open only for donations. The Food Pantry will remain closed on Saturdays, Wald said.

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

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.

First Annual Pizza Wars 2017
Hopatcong Lake Regio nal News is pleased to initiate the 1st Annual Pizza Wars. Starting January 1, 2017, through January 31, 2017, you can help us in our QUEST FOR THE BEST!  This Quest will also help a local Non-Profit: As every vote submitted in the Pizza Wars will earn a $1.00 for the "Lake Hopatcong Foundation". Which has been named as the non-profit for this year Pizza Wars, as they exhibit the very best of our lake community.

Click here to see who's participating, more about this event, and how you can vote from Hopatcong Lake Regional News!

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 Fun, Fitness, & Friendship - Begins January 24th - 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. 

- MyHeritage/ - Sunday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m.
- Introduction to Word - Sunday, January 29 at 2:30 p.m.
- 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.

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.   
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Registrations are now being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2016/2017 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 10/1/2016 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!
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!) 

Kujenga Robotics and Coding Upcoming Programs

After School with Kujenga - Winter
The Roxbury Community School has teamed up with KUJENGA, an educational entity designed to bring robotics, coding, engineering and science skills to all students in order to prepare them for the technology-driven future. Kujenga is the Swahili word for "build" or "create". We are here to open a world of imagination and creativity for your child while they learn design and engineering principles as well as science, math and coding.

Register now for the Learn Coding at School programs.  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.

Winter registration is now open for the K-6 elementary schools and all 5 schools will be running! 

Check them out at!
Mad Science Upcoming Programs

Mad Science After School (Winter 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 January, but don't wait! 

Register now at

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, Jefferson, Kennedy, and Nixon 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

Register now at!

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. 

Register now at .

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!

Register now online at
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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We're always looking for great stories happening in Roxbury. Send your news to to tell us about a great teacher, principal or something you observed at school that is worthy of recognition. Please make sure photos are a high resolution, in case we want to share with our friends in the news media. Videos are also welcome! 

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

1/23/2017 - Regular Meeting
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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42 N. Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876

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