NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of January 6, 2017
In Roxbury Township Public Schools, our students and schools are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to important causes. Check out all the upcoming events happening throughout Roxbury in the coming weeks.
ROXBURY SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

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 www.roxbury.org/ScienceFair

Each student will receive a ribbon and certificate of participation .




Local VFW Celebrates Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Winners
Seven students from three of the seven Roxbury Township Public Schools were recognized at Monday's Board of Education annual reorganization meeting.

In addition to the Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy presentation, the Roxbury Board of Education conducted its annual reorganization meeting. This meeting swore in newcomer, Mr. Dan Masi and incumbents, Mr. Richard Alexander and Ms. Carol Scheneck. A new board president and vice president were also selected. The 2017 board president will be Mr. Leo Coakley and the vice president will be Mrs. Patricia Miller.

Click here to read more about this year's winners of the Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Writing Contest.


Roxbury High School Honors Students of the Month
Roxbury High School, located in Succasunna, has honored its students of the month for the month of November.

The student recognition program at Roxbury High School is designed to identify model students. Recognizing student achievement helps to create a more positive school climate and culture. Each month, from October through May, a student will be recognized as "Student of the Month" in one of 11 subject areas, for capturing what it means to be a model student, reinforcing the ideals of hard work, determination, perseverance, and persistence.

Click here  to read November's Students of the Month from the Roxbury Register!


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.




Roxbury High School Reaches Semi-Finals in H2 Challenge

tudents from the Physics & Tech classes at Roxbury High School (RHS) participated in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge sponsored by Trans-Option at New Providence High School on December 7th.
 
Teams built and designed cars under the guidance and direction of their teachers, Mr. Michael Gottfried and Mrs. Janina Lavigne.
 
RHS teams made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated.

Click here to read more about this program and event!



First Grade Mitten Tree at Jefferson School

First-grade students and staff at Jefferson Elementary School collected hats, gloves, and socks for Roxbury Social Services during the month of December. 

Staff and students donated items and place their names on our school "Giving Tree" in the hallway. The generous donations were collected in three large boxes that were delivered to Roxbury Social Services for those in need. 

Click here to read more about this act of kindness from Jefferson! 



RHS Mass Media Students Participate in Annual Gratitude Projects

Roxbury High School's Mass Media classes under the supervision and guidance of Mrs. Deborah Burleigh, the Mass Media teacher, created its' annual campaign to share gratitude in Roxbury.

Click here to read more about this project and to see who were honored!
Breaking Down NJAC Wrestling
If you're looking at tight divisional races, look no further than the NJAC-National between Randolph, Roxbury and West Morris.

Click here to read the full breakdown from the Daily Record.


Roxbury Wrestling Routs Rebuilding St. Joseph (Mont.), Gears Up Pivotal Stretch
With two of its biggest matches of the season less than a week away,  Roxbury  wanted a New Year's eve tune-up and got just that against  St. Joseph (Mont.) .

Roxbury won 10 bouts, pinned in eight of them and rolled through a rebuilding Green Knights team en route to a 57-19 win Saturday morning in Montvale.

Click here to read more from NJ.com.

Click here to read the  5 Takeaways From Roxbury Wrestling's 57-19 Win Over St. Joseph from NJ.com


A Long-Time Coming: Roxbury Hockey Beats Randolph

The Roxbury High School ice hockey team on Thursday bounced back from its  first loss on Monday  by handily beating its rival from neighboring Randolph, something the Gaels have not been able to do for nearly two decades.

The Gaels, now 9-1, play again on Saturday when they take on West Morris Central at Mennen at 4:15 p.m.

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


Roxbury Ice Hockey Drops First Game
The Roxbury High School ice hockey team entered 2017 with a stumble on Monday, losing its first game of the season to St. Joseph Regional with a score of 4-3. 

Click here for more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Click here for additional details from NJ.com.






Here's what you missed over winter break!

Roxbury Hockey Gets to 7-0 With Trouncing of Madison

Roxbury High School's ice hockey team dominated the skaters from Madison on Thursday, keeping alive its undefeated status. 

The Gaels overwhelmed the Dodgers, winning 10-1 and extending their record of wins to seven. Despite the easy victory, coach Justin Benbow said his team takes no rival for granted.

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


Roxbury Hockey Stays Unbeaten with Eighth Victory
The holidays are all about celebration. On Tuesday, the members of the Roxbury High School ice hockey team gave themselves something extra to cheer about by winning their eighth consecutive game and remaining undefeated. 

The Gaels dominated Wayne Valley's team at the Ice Vault, beating the Indians 6 -1 in a Holiday Tournament contest. It was a game where the Gaels prevented Wayne Valley from getting on the scoreboard until the third period. 

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Click here for more game details from NJ.com.


Roxbury (54) at Morris Hills (46), IN-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

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


Whippany Park (57) at Roxbury (60) - Boys Basketball
Franki Hrelja hit a game-winning 3-point field goal and scored 21 points for Roxbury in its 60-57 victory over Whippany Park in the first day of the Roxbury Classic.

Click here to read more from NJ.com

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 www.roxbury.org.



Securely Disposing of Your Mobile Devices

With the holidays, a lot of people get new devices. The Roxbury Computer Services department shared with the staff some important information that is beneficial to us all. 

Click here to read this information to help you  understand what to do with any old devices to ensure that your data and privacy are secure before you dispose of the device.


Roxbury Alumni News

Roxbury's Libby is named Eagle Scout

Recent, Roxbury grad Kent Libby earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout over his 12 year career in scouting.

His Eagle Project was remodeling space at the Hillside Lutheran Church to be used as a video production room. The project was to create a convenient video production room to produce church video announcements. The project included repairing a water damaged wall, removing old carpeting, preparing and painting the walls, installing vinyl tile flooring and lighting. He also painted two of the walls green for use as a green-screen. 

Click here to read more about Kent Libby and his Eagle project from the Roxbury Register.



Roxbury Grad Finally Gets a Parade
Back when she was in the Roxbury High School Marching Band Color Guard, Kimberly Caruk often dreamed about performing in a major parade. 

The 2013 Roxbury graduate, who was color guard captain while in high school, is now senior captain of the Penn State University Marching Blue Band's color guard, the Silks. The Silks are performing in this year's Rose Parade and Doreen Caruk is kind of giddy with excitement for her 21-year-old daughter. 

Click here to read more about Kimberly's performance 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  www.roxbury.org/distinguishedalumni

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 www.roxbury.org/employment .

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

SURVEYS AND REVIEWS
Give the district feedback and share your thoughts.
Review Your School on GreatSchools.org!

Will you share your experience? Tell your Roxbury School story on  GreatSchools.org, which many parents use to research school districts as they scout for houses.

As we continue to prepare the children of today for tomorrow, we need your help to tell future Roxbury parents about the great things happening in our district.

Please take a moment to find your school and share your Roxbury story today:
Your feedback matters! Give us your thoughts on Roxbury.org

Roxbury Public Schools is committed to listening to the views and experiences of parents on our website. We want to hear from  you! Your feedback is important because it helps our web team understand where they need to make improvements and what you do like about our website.
 
Complete the survey today: http://goo.gl/forms/P5IBDPcPLe

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

Click here for the latest edition of the Township's "Monthly What's Happening E-Newsletter" filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables YOUR TOWN to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Sign up now here!

In the Wings: A New Mayor for Roxbury
Township Councilman Mark Crowley will become Roxbury's mayor on Tuesday, replacing current Mayor Jim Rilee.  The change will take place during the annual reorganization meeting of the township Mayor and Council scheduled for 7 p.m.

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

And ... Action! Video Shows Roxbury's Place in Lackawanna R.R. History
Enduring a cold December wind, rail historian Chuck Walsh recently stood at a spot in Roxbury that's dear to the hearts of many fellow American railroad enthusiasts: The westward launching point of the famous  Lackawanna Cutoff .

The Walsh's video shot at Port Morris is the second in their series about the Cutoff, an engineering marvel that opened on Christmas Eve 105 years ago. By building the rail route between Roxbury and Pennsylvania, the Lackawanna created a flat beeline over valleys and through ridges, allowing high-speed trains to save substantial time compared to the prior circuitous route. 

Click here to read more about this historical railroad and to see the video from Tap Into Roxbury. 

Townfolk Generosity Makes Roxbury Social Services Staff Feel Blessed
When the wave of holiday gifts and food began to arrive at Roxbury Social Services, Alana Hayford found herself awestruck. Now that it's over, she's still amazed at the generosity she witnessed. 

On Wednesday, Hayford took a moment - on behalf of herself and Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald - to offer a message to the people and organizations that donated. 

"We want to thank the community of Roxbury for all of their help and support through this holiday season," she said in a statement. "Honestly there are so many people to thank ... I'm not sure where to begin.  Since this was my first Thanksgiving and Christmas working at Social Services it was very new to me and I can't begin to explain how overwhelmed  I was with everyone's generosity.  It was amazing!" 

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Signs Gently Remind: You're in Roxbury
Enter "Roxbury, NJ" into Google Maps and you can see location of Succasunna, Ledgewood and Landing. You'll even learn there's supposedly a place in Roxbury called "South Netcong."

The township recently completed a project that was about a year in the making: The erection of signs, on major roads, informing travelers about their entry and exit from some of Roxbury's neighborhoods.

Click here to read more about this sign project 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  www.layups4life.org . Guys and girls ages 13 and up can play. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Register by April 24th. The cost is $30 per player with a four person team maximum. The event will feature basketball, food, a silent auction and more. Music will be by NinetyThree Entertainment. 

For more information, contact Dan Exter at  layups4life@gmail.com .

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

Art Auction and Wine Tasting to Support Local Families
The Roxbury Rotary Club will host its first art auction and wine tasting on Friday, January 13th beginning at 7 p.m. at the Quality Inn Hotel in Ledgewood. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the auction begins at 8 p.m. There will be free Hors D'oeuvres and a cash bar. 

This event will benefit two young boys in the township, Jacob Kohner and Levi Spencer, who have both been confined to a wheelchair since birth. The money raised at this event will go to the families for an all access wheelchair and to expand the family homes. Tickets to this event are $10 and more information can be obtained by calling either Alyssa Greenberg at 646-456-9508 or Steven Alford at 973-204-1204.

Click here to read more event details from Tap Into Roxbury.


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 (www.roxburynj.us) and our mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.

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

Roxbury Recreation Upcoming Programs and Events!

Roxbury Recreations sports and activities are now posted
here.

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

Street Hockey - Begins mid-January - 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.

Girls Winter Softball Clinic - Grades 1-3 begins January 15th - Click here to view flyer and more age levels.

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 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/Ancestry.com - 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 comments@roxburylibrary.org for general info and information on registrations or appointments as necessary for some programs.   
ROXBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
Register Now!
Registrations are now being accepted for the Roxbury Community School 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, www.roxbury.org/preschool!

The Roxbury Community School Preschool program is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of 10/1/2016 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 www.roxbury.org/CollegePrep for all upcoming courses and programs!
Young Rembrandts Upcoming Programs

YR Parent/Child Drawing Classes

Young Rembrants is hosting how to draw classes for both parents and children using an engaging methodology that all can succeed with. We learn about drawing and art while developing academic, conceptual, and critical thinking skills. We have fun too!
 
Parents and children can enjoy some special time learning how to draw together with Young Rembrandts!

Two fall sessions are now available beginning in November. Register here!




YR After-School - Winter and Spring Sessions
Registrations are now being accepted for winter 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! 
Check them out at www.roxbury.org/Kujenga.


Kujenga at Kujenga - Winter
Winter session dates for Kujenga at Kujenga are now being accepted! Programs offered include:
  • Lego WeDo Robotics
  • Lego Mindstorms Robotics Ev3
  • Learning Coding with Scratch and Python
  • Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Saturday Morning Create-A-Class
Click here to register now for Kujenga at Kujenga!
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 www.roxbury.org/MadScience.
ed2go ONLINE LEARNING



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


Recreational Dance at Jefferson School
Join the Accents on Dance Studio in this new program for boys and girls in grades K-4.  This program is a win/win opportunity for both parents and children. We are creating a dance class that will expose dancers to Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet, and Lyrical forms of dance. 

Dates:  ( Wednesdays)  - 6 Weeks  January 11, 18, 25, 2017,  February 1, 8, 15, 2017
Time: 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. 
Location: Jefferson Elementary School, Gymnasium  
Cost:  $75 per student 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner!


Broadway Intensive at Accents on Dance Studio
Back by popular demand, Broadway Intensive will incorporate acting, singing, dancing, scenery design and development.   This Accents on Dance class will be held at the  Accents on Dance Studio : 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ. Studio Phone number is 973-584-4550.

For Ages: 11+

Dates: ( Fridays) - 6 Weeks; January 13, 20, 27, 2017, February 3, 10, 17, 2017
Time:  6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ
Cost:  $75 per student

Check them out at  www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner !


Preschool Princess Dance Party at Accents on Dance Studio
Princesses will have a magical time dancing and making new friends at our Princess Dance Party. Throughout the class, they will learn how to dance like a princess, make magical crafts and also learn about the values a princess lives  by  kindness, patience,  honesty,  and helpfulness. Little princesses will enjoy songs,  stories,  and princess-inspired crafts. Dressing up in princess attire is strongly encouraged! 

Dates: ( Wednesdays) - 6 Weeks; January 11, 18, 25, 2017, February 1, 8, 15, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Location:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ
Cost:  $75 per student

Register now at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner!


Day-Time Yoga for Adults at Accents on Dance Studio  

LOCATION:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ
DATES: (Fridays - 6 Weeks) January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2017
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
COST: $75 per student

Register now at  www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms!



Get Fit in the New Year!

The Roxbury Community School is offering different Aerobic and Yoga for Beginners sessions starting in the new year! 
Aerobics
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.

Winter session begins Tuesday, January 3rd and spring session begins Tuesday, March 28th.  Tuition is $99 per person per session. 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms .



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 or Thursdays depending on which session you register for. Winter Tuesday classes begin January 10th and Winter Thursday classes begin January 12th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Franklin School. Cost is $100 per 10-week session per person.

Register now online at www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms.
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 www.roxbury.org/KiddieSoccer 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. 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/VoiceCoaches!
REMINDERS
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Share the Good News!

We're always looking for great stories happening in Roxbury. Send your news to goodnews@roxbury.org 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

Mondays:
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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