NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of June 2 , 2017
In Roxbury Township Public Schools, our students and schools are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to important causes. Check out all the upcoming events happening throughout Roxbury in the coming weeks.
ROXBURY SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

Roxbury Reminders:
  • END-OF-YEAR DISTRICT CALENDAR REMINDER - Just a reminder, June 21st and 22nd are half days for students; full days for staff. The last student day is Thursday, June 22nd. The last day for staff is Friday, June 23rd.  Click here to view the district calendars.
  • BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - The next Roxbury Board of Education meeting will be on TUESDAY, June 13th at Roxbury High School at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. The Board will be honoring this year's retirees and we hope you'll come out to wish them the best in their retirement!

 

  • PRIMARY ELECTIONS - Just a reminder, don't forget to Vote in the NJ Primary Election on Tuesday, June 6th from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Share the Good News Roxbury!
Roxbury we want to hear from you! We're always looking for great stories of things happening in the Roxbury Schools and around town that involve our students, staff, and families! And now we've made it even easier to submit your content!

Stories, high-quality pictures, and even videos can be submitted at  www.roxbury.org/SubmitRoxburyNews

Alford's Roxbury Color Fun Run Dream: Mini Job Fair & Hundreds Cheering
The 4th Annual Color Fun Run has the potential to draw several thousand people when it takes place June 11 at Horseshoe Lake Park. That makes it a great opportunity local businesses, figures Roxbury Rotarian Steve Alford.

The Color Fun Run - this year benefitting the  Kindness For Christopher foundation - is sponsored by the Roxbury High School Interact Club, the Roxbury Rotary Club's arm at the high school. Alford believes it will be a great place for local companies to set up tables to meet people, give stuff to participants and even sign-up teens who are looking for summer employment.

Click here to read more about this upcoming Color Fun Run from Tap Into Roxbury.

WestJet Sends Special Message to RHS Media Conference
Roxbury High School kicked off its 4th Annual Media Conference on May 20th with a special surprise.  Each year students in the Mass Media class participate in a gratitude project expressing appreciation to a group in the school or greater community.
 
While the holiday season generally brings kind gestures, WestJet airlines was the motivation behind teacher Deborah Burleigh's project for her students. "I watched the first video and could not get over how special they made people feel. Their kindness and how excited the employees were to make people smile really stuck with me. I cry every time I watch them. It really gets to my core. They do a brilliant job of branding their business and clearly express the value that their customers matter."

Click here to read more about this conference and the special message from WestJet.

Roxbury's Instrument Test Drive is Music to Our Ears
The Roxbury High School Instrumental Music Department held a Roxbury Instrument Test Drive for all fourth-grade students on May 24th. This event was designed to be an "open house" where students and their families could come and test out possible instruments to be played next year.
 
"Our goal at the Instrument Test Drive was to expose children to the instruments available to them next year with the opportunity to play each one. A teacher guided each child through a few basic steps of creating an initial sound on each instrument," shared sixth-grade band director, Kate Katz.
 
40 students originally signed up for the event but in actuality, more than 100 attended. The staff was thrilled with the turnout.

Click here to read more about this event!

Career Institute at Rutgers College
Pictured Left to Right: 
Grace Distano, Emily Mayor, Daniela Mantilla and Marlene Schuld of the Roxbury Woman's Club Education Committee
Roxbury High School Juniors Grace Distano and Daniela Mantilla were selected by the Roxbury Woman's Club as delegates to the upcoming Girls' Career Institute (GCI) at Rutgers Douglass Residential College, New Brunswick June 5-8. Emily Mayor is the alternate delegate. 

The four-day event offers high school juniors a 'mini-college' experience where they live in dorm rooms, attend presentations and workshops, explore women's issues and career options, take part in a service project and meet other young women with similar goals. 

GCI is an annual program of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs and delegates are sponsored by local woman's clubs who work with high school counselors to seek candidates interested in attending the program. Click here to read this coverage from Roxbury Register!

Franklin School won the Cleanest School Award

Franklin School won the Cleanest School Award for the spring of 2017. 

Special recognition goes to Mr. Larry, Mr. Joe and Ms. Anila for all of their hard work in keeping Franklin clean! Your efforts are greatly appreciated! 





Google Expeditions -- iPod Touch or iPhone Requests

The Roxbury School District is working to bring Google Expeditions to our students. In order to help with this effort, the Technology Department is asking if anyone has any old iPod Touches or iPhones they are not longer using anymore that they would be willing to donate to the district. 

If you do, please email Mrs. Rehman, Director of Technology at trehman@roxbury.org.

Roxbury's Own Compete in Rugby HS National Championships
The Morris Lady Lions competed in the USA Rugby High School National Championships in Elkhart, IN last week. Roxbury's own Jessica Nagie, Kelsey Joyce, and Alie Ramage were starters for the team who arrived in Elkhart seeded 6th out of the eight top teams from across the country in Division I.

After falling in their first game to Fallbrook (CA) who finished the tournament in second, they beat Hopkins (MN) and Pleasanton (CA) to finish the tournament in 5th place. 

Click here to read more about these players.


Roxbury Baseball Updates:
Roxbury Baseball Beats West Essex, Moves to State Semifinals
It's on to the state semifinals for the Roxbury High School baseball team which didn't let a 2-run West Essex homer in the first inning stop it from winning the May 26 quarter-final game.  The Gaels, who won 8-4, didn't take long to respond. After coming back quickly with three runs of its own to end the inning up 3-2, Roxbury kept up the pressure as starting pitcher Darren Wyse held down the fort on the mound.  He threw 57 pitches before being relieved by Michael Roumes and Thomas Darling.

The West Essex game was Roxbury's final home game of the year. The team, now 17-8, advances to a semifinal game on May 30.

Click here to read more coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

West Essex (4) at Roxbury (8), NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 - Baseball - May 26th
Andy Axelson had two hits with a double and an RBI and Will Findlay added two hits with an RBI and two runs scored to lead fifth-seeded Roxbury to an 8-4 win over 13th-seeded West Essex in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament in Succasunna.  Michael Roumes had two hits with a run scored and Nick Danna drove in three runs for Roxbury, which advanced to the semifinals and will play the winner between ninth-seeded Northern Highlands and top-seeded Pascack Valley on Tuesday, May 30.  Junior Darren Wyse gave up three hits over four innings with two earned runs, two walks, and two strikeouts to get the win.  Max Ruvo hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning and Zack Balz posted an RBI double in the second inning for West Essex. Click here  to read this coverage from NJ.com.

18-8 Roxbury Baseball Season Ends with State Tournament Loss
The Roxbury High School baseball team's season, and its hopes for a state championship, came to a damp end on March 30 when it lost a state tournament semifinal game to Pascack Valley High School.  Roxbury finishes the year 18-8. 

After a promising start in which the Gaels opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning, fifth-seeded Roxbury fought hard but couldn't overcome a fifth inning go-ahead-run by the top-seeded Indians.  The pitching duel ended with Pascack Valley winning 3-2 and heading to a state tournament dual with Morris Hills on Friday.

Roxbury pitcher Donovan Brady pitched a great game, but a 2-out,, bottom-of-the-fifth hit by Pascack Valley pitcher Riley Weis allowed the winning run to score. Brady struck out five batters, walked none and allowed only seven hits.  Click here to read this game coverage in Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury (2) at Pascack Valley (3), NJSIAA Tournament, Final Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 - Baseball - May 30th
Riley Weis hit a late go-ahead RBI to push top-seeded Pascack Valley to a 3-2 victory over fifth-seeded Roxbury in the semifinals of the North 1, Group 3 tournament in Hillsdale.  Roxbury took an early lead by scoring two runs in the second inning, but Pascack Valley tied the game up by scoring two runs of their own in the bottom of the third. Weis hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning to give his team the lead.  Weis also threw a five-hitter with nine strikeouts, two walks and one earned run. Alex DeRosea also drove a run home for the home team while going 2-for-3.  Nick Danna tallied an RBI for Roxbury.  Pascack Valley will face seventh-seeded Morris Hills in the finals at 7:00 PM Friday at Montclair University. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Updates:
Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Falls to Summit in Hard Fought State Final
Despite playing a tremendous first half, which saw it build a 3-goal lead, the second-seeded Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team was eventually caught and passed by top-seeded Summit, falling 6-5 in the NJSIAA North, Group 3 Final.  Click here to read more game details from Tap Into Roxbury.

The  Summit boys lacrosse program is renowned for its defensive prowess, often winning low-scoring games when the stakes are at their highest.  That rang true once more for the Hilltoppers on Saturday afternoon when they held a high-octane  Roxbury  offensive attack goal-less for the final 34 minutes of the game. Click here to read additional game coverage from NJ.com.  Click here to read about this game from the Roxbury Register.


Roxbury Track Updates:
'Each mark he hits, he's always ready for the next one.' Roxbury's Sembrat wins N1, G3 400m sectional title
For quite some time,  Kevin Sembrat had aspirations of gold medals.  Only thing was, it wasn't in track - it was in wrestling.

"I'm a real goal-oriented guy," the  Roxbury junior said Friday. "All my favorite athletes, you see they set goals for themselves. My goal was to be on the podium in Atlantic City for wrestling."

That dream took a backseat this winter, when Sembrat opted to forego his junior wrestling season in favor of participating in winter track. The move paid off, as Sembrat went on to become the 300-meter Morris County champion, the 400-meter sectional champion and qualified for the Indoor Nationals last winter.

On Friday, at the North 1, Group 3 sectional championships at River Dell, Sembrat's hot streak continued as he captured the 400-meter sectional title, running his final heat in 48.38 seconds to edge second-place finisher Liam Fost of West Essex (49.46) and third-place finisher Tyler Hayek of Wayne Hills (49.69).

Click here to read more about this event from NJ.com.

Roxbury High School Athletes Raising Money for National Championships

As the school year winds down, the Roxbury track and field teams are just gearing up.  For the first time in the history of the program, 11 athletes have qualified to participate in this year's Outdoor National Championships. They will take place from June 16-18 in Greensboro, N.C.

Those students include Lexi Smith, Kevin Sembrat, Karly Forker, Tyshon Bradley, Jordan Morris, Victor Arias, Jess Cammarata, Harley Heun, Kayla Bedel-Franklin, Brandon Longtine and Bridget Doherty

The entire program is buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the meet.  Participation in the National Championships doesn't come without a price, though. Through the program's booster club, the teams have set up a  GoFundMe page  to raise money for travel expenses. The ultimate goal is, of course, to send all 11 athletes to Greensboro. It won't happen without help from outside.
The student-athletes are taking it upon themselves to reach out to local businesses and other connections within the community.

Click here to read about the RHS Road to Nationals from the Roxbury Register.  Click here to support them going to Nationals!  Follow the coaches of the Roxbury Track Team on Twitter  @MrsSchmidtRox and @CoachBischoff. 


LuLaRoe Fundraiser for the Maresca Family

On May 16, 2016, the Maresca Family lost their home and all their belongings to a house fire. 
Join 9 LuLaRoe consultants  from TEAM JUST KEEP  ROE'ING and shop 7000+  pieces of inventory to raise  money to support this local  family in need on June 4th from 10-2 at the Hopatcong Fire House #3.

Click here to view the flyer.



Kindness for Christopher Color Fun Run - June 11th
Join the Roxbury High School's Interact Club for its 4th Annual Color Fun Run on Sunday, June 11th at Horseshoe Lake. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the event starting at 10.

In the past 3 years, they've raised a total of $47,000 for families in need, such as Mike Corrente and Joey Clayton, who were both suffering from brain cancer. These runs attract people from all over the state, and around the country, who want to raise money and have fun! We have a  color run , zumba class, musical performances, a DJ, sandwiches, ice cream, a color throw, and more!! 
 
This year, our cause is Kindness for Christopher. Christopher D'Amico is a 10-year-old boy who passed away at Lake Hopatcong after a pontoon boating accident. Christopher was always smiling, and spread kindness wherever he went. Because of this, the D'Amico family decided not to let his legacy of joy fade. They started a small movement, encouraging people to commit random acts of kindness, particularly on the 24th of every month. This movement quickly grew ten-fold, and is now worldwide!
 
Our mission is to raise money to aid the family in spreading kindness in every way possible. So this is our challenge for you: In addition to the $25 ticket price ($30 if you pay the day of and $20 if you are a group of 10 or more), we ask that you do one random act of kindness for someone, whether it is carrying groceries, leaving a nice note on someone's car, buying coffee for a person in front of you online, bringing home flowers for a loved one, or doing ANYTHING that will spread Christopher's legacy of kindness.
 
Take a picture or write a description and email it to kmathis17@students.roxbury.org and your act of kindness will be displayed at the Color Fun Run! Also, tweet your picture and hashtag it with #ColorForChistopher to spread the word! 


Lincoln/Roosevelt Art Show - June 12th

Join us at the Lincoln/Roosevelt School at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna on Monday, June 12th in the Lincoln Auditorium from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for the annual art show! 

Come check out the talent!

If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to Mrs. LaPosta at claposta@roxbury.org.


Bryan Gonzalez 
Summer '17 Kickoff Benefit Concert - June 23rd
Come to the Summer '17 Kickoff Benefit Concert with Bryan Gonzalez on Friday, June 23rd from 5:30-8:30 at Horseshoe Lake. Food and Beverages will be sold. Pre-Sale tickets will be sold in the RHS cafeteria during all lunch periods. Pre-sale tickets are $7 each or $10 at the entrance. Children 10 and under are free of charge.
 
All proceeds will be made to the Maresca family who lost their home due to an electrical fire.
 
For more information or to purchase pre-sale tickets, please contact Adam Reingold at areingold20@gmail.com.

Click here to view the flyer.



1st Annual Roxbury Wrestling Fan Assoc Golf Outing - June 30th

Join the Roxbury Wrestling Fan Association for their 1st Annual Golf Outing on June 30th at the Farmsted Golf Course. 

Click here for more information and to view the flyer for this event.
RHS Athletic Events Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of Roxbury High School sporting events.



Roxbury Collects  Box Tops for Education
Roxbury Township Public Schools are continuously collecting "Box Tops for Education" at our K-8 schools.  This is an easy, practically effortless way to raise funds for our schools by purchasing items you buy all the time.

Clipped box tops can be sent to any of our K-8 schools district-wide. School addresses can be found on our website at www.roxbury.org.


RHS Preschool Program Now Accepting 2017/2018 Enrollments
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2017/2018 preschool programs at Roxbury High School. If you are interested in the three-year-old program, please contact kdigerolamo@roxbury.org . For the four-year-old program, please contact pmandracchia@roxbury.org .


Roxbury Alumni News

Roxbury Alumni Association is Looking for Board of Directors
The Roxbury Alumni Association is looking to expand its current board of directors. They are looking for energetic alum interested in getting involved with Alumni Association and to add new members to its board. Interested individuals should reach out to Mr. Charlie Alpaugh the president of the association at 973-584-8805.

The Roxbury Alumni Association was established in the early 1900s and formally incorporated in 1968. Every year the Alumni Association provides a scholarship to a graduating senior. The association also purchases a Echo yearbook and donates it to the Roxbury Township Library for its archive.  Membership is only $10 and with your gift, you directly support the ability for the Alumni Association to continue giving a RHS grad a scholarship. You are also supporting the association as it develops new programs and events for you to enjoy.


RHS Alumni Reunion Calendar
Are you planning a class reunion or get together or do you have a reunion coming up and want to see if anything is planned? Then click here to check out the Roxbury High School Reunion Calendar!


Find Us on Facebook too at "Roxbury High School Alumni Association"
Roxbury Employment Opportunities

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

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

SURVEYS AND REVIEWS
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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:
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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!

Warriors' Sacrifices Not Forgotten in Roxbury
The rain that forced the cancelation of this year's Roxbury Memorial Day Parade did not keep people away from the township Senior Center to pay their respects to members of the military who died while serving the nation.

It was an often somber affair. Speakers reminded the audience that the all-American fun dampened by the inopportune rainfall - the outdoor gatherings, the hamburgers and hot dogs - are part of the beloved freedom preserved by warriors' sacrifices.

"Today, we pay tribute to those heroic patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice, who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves," said Roxbury VFW Post 2833 Commander John Lehnert. "We honor their service. Mourn their loss and remember the families they left behind."

There were many children in the standing-room-only audience. Many wore clothing that - in one form or another - included American flags.

Click here to read more about how these warriors' sacrifices were honored by Tap Into Roxbury.

Sheriff Hosts Child Abduction Prevention Seminar in Roxbury
The Morris County Sheriff's Office and Roxbury PBA 311 is hosting a seminar to educate parents on the ways they can protect their children from kidnapping and sexual exploitation.

"Measures to Prevent Your Child from Being Kidnapped, Abducted and Sexually Exploited" will be held Tuesday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Eisenhower Middle School auditorium.

All adults are welcome to attend the free seminar, though children are not allowed due to the explicit nature of the conversation.

Click here to read more about this event from the Daily Record.

10th Annual Benefit Beach Blast - June 16 (rain date June 17)
Come join the Roxbury Arts Alliance, Roxbury Recreation Department and the Roxbury Police Department in celebrating our 10th annual fundraising event. Music, Horseshoe Lake beach, free kids activities, dunk tank, and food for purchase, ending the night with spectacular fireworks!  This is the only event that funds our scholarships to Roxbury graduates. Over $25,000 in scholarships given these past 19 years. 

Donations accepted that night or online. For more details visit  www.RoxburyArtsAlliance.org .

Morris Habitat Will Host 'Hammers For Heroes' Event on June 3
Morris Habitat For Humanity will host a "Hammers For Heroes" special fundraising event on Saturday, June 3.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn outside the Morris Habitat ReStore, located at 274 S. Salem Street, Randolph. The event is dedicated to veterans and future Morris Habitat homeowners. Everyone is invited to register and participate in this event.

"Hammer for Heroes" offers a unique opportunity for participants of all ages to take pride in new learning skills while having fun, according to Morris Habitat.  Individuals, families, friends, religious groups, and corporate teams will lift their hammers and create walls for a future Morris Habitat affordable home. Besides the build, there will be food, music, crafts, face painting, a bouncy house and much more.  Details about the Morris Habitat veteran families and registration for this event can be accessed through  http://www.morrishabitat.org/event/hammer-heroes-jun-2017

Click here for more details on this event from the Roxbury Register.


Community Bulletin Board
4th Annual Landon Monro Baseball Tournament for SU2C
Landon Monro, Roxbury High School Freshman is holding his 4th Annual Landon Monro Baseball Tournament on Sunday, June 4th to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer. Please consider joining this event in support of a worthy cause! Click here to view the flyer and for more information regarding this event from Landon himself!

Volunteers Needed for Annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5K Race
The Roxbury Project Graduation Committee is looking for Volunteers! High school kids welcomed also for volunteer Hours. Volunteers are get a free shirt.

The Morris County Striders Running Club is hosting their annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5K race (formerly the Merry Heart 5K) on Monday, June 12. Project Graduation receives a donation from the race for providing marshals along the race course. The job of the marshal is to keep the runners on course, to prevent neighborhood traffic during the race and to cheer the runners on!  The race starts at 7:00. Volunteers are asked to be at their location by 6:45. Volunteers will be at their location for 30 minutes to an hour.

Interested individuals should contact Kelly Segrave at rsks596@msn.com.

Residents Can 'Adopt A Road' in Roxbury Township

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! 24/7 Rox is accessed from our website (www.roxburynj.us) and our mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.
Roxbury Recreation Upcoming Programs and Events!

Roxbury Recreations sports and activities are now posted
here.

Fisherman's Lane Fishing Derby - June 3, 2017 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec's Jr. Gaels Football 2017 - Reg. now thru June 17 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec's Wrestling Camp - Reg. now through July - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Basketball Camp (Grades K-1) - Begins July 5th - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Basketball Camp (Grades 2-4) - Begins June 26th - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Basketball Camp (Grades 5-9) - Begins July 17th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Youth Ice Hockey 17/18 Registration - Ongoing - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Community Benefit: Family Night at the Races - June 12th - Click here to view flyer.

Father's Day Rod Run - June 18th - Click here to view flyer.

Girls Basketball Camp (Grades 3-9) - Begins July 10th - Click here to view flyer.

Water Exercise Class (Ages 15+) - Begins June 26th - Click here to view flyer.

Swim Lessons (All Levels) - Begins June 26th - Click here to view flyer and packet.

Roxbury Public Library Events: 

Click here to view the Roxbury Library's upcoming Calendar of Events for adults and children.

Students, teachers, parents, and caregivers: 
The Roxbury Public Library needs your input!

Take our survey to make your voice heard and enter a drawing for a new Android tablet, courtesy of the Friends of the Library:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/roxpl

Computer Classes 
Registration required. Classes for Roxbury cardholders only. 

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

Weekly Story Times
- Crafts for Kids for ages 3 and up Tuesday 4 p.m.
- Chess Club for ages K - grade 6 Wednesday 5 p.m.
- Play Together for all ages Thursday 10:30 a.m.
- Toddler Story Time for ages 3 ½ and under Friday 10:30 a.m.
- Preschool Story Time for ages 3 ½ and up Friday 1:30 p.m.

Call the library at 973-584-2400 Ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org for general info and information on registrations or appointments as necessary for some programs.   
ROXBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
Register Now!
Registrations are now being accepted for the 
Roxbury Community School Summer Camp Programs!

For more information about our different camp offerings for preschool through high school, please visit www.roxbury.org/Summer!
  • Accents on Dance Camps (Ages 3+)
  • Broadway Bound/Behind the Curtain (Grades 4-9)
  • Calling All Kids Summer Camp (Ages 3-5 - PreK and K)
  • Ceramics (Grades 1-8)
  • Enrichment Camp (Grades 1-8)
  • Garden Club (Grades PreK-4)
  • Girls Field Hockey (Grades 5-8)
  • Irish Riverdance Classes (Ages 3-7)
  • Kujenga Robotics and Coding (Ages 6+)
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Film Camp (Grades 5-11)
  • Mad Science (Grades K-6)
  • STEAM/Innovation Camps (Grades 5+)
  • Tennis Camp with Coach Harlan (Ages 5-16)
  • Tennis Camp with Coach Miller (Ages 5-18)
  • Writer's Workshop (Grades 5-9)
  • Young Rembrandts (Grades 1-5)
All Roxbury Community School summer camps are open to all Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.
Registrations are now being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2017/2018 school year

For more information about our high-quality program and to register for the Roxbury Community School Preschool, please visit, www.roxbury.org/preschool!

The Roxbury Community School Preschool program is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of 10/1/2017 and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!

Join us for a tour at 2:15 p.m. in Room 8 at Kennedy School on 
- Tuesday, June 13th

RSVP required at comschool@roxbury.org.
Roxbury Applied Music Program
Mid-Year Registration for Grades 5-12

Roxbury's Applied Music Program is one of the most celebrated after school programs in the region. Blessed with award-winning music educators offering world-class instruction, the program nurtures local talent, empowering students to pursue careers in entertainment well after graduation.

This is a district-wide program that provides a high-quality enhancement to classroom instruction. Teachers are all specialists on their instrument or vocal specialty. All of our teachers are trained professional musicians and highly qualified in their instrument of expertise. Private study is extremely valuable to the individual student and highly encouraged. Private study is offered as enrichment, NOT remedial instruction. It is encouraged for the complete development of each students' potential as a performing musician and/or artist.

We are beginning mid-year registrations for those students interested in taking private lesson. Once the form and registration fee are received, your child will be assigned a weekly lesson time.

College Prep with the Roxbury Community School

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


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

Click here to see what summer college prep programs are offered!

RHS Financial Literacy this Summer
The New Jersey Department of Education has mandated that all students are required to complete a course (2.5 credits) in Financial Literacy to be eligible for graduation. Due to the number of students requesting to take this course, we have decided to offer the class as an online summer course (we will continue to offer the traditional Financial Literacy course at Roxbury High School as well).

The course will be available to Roxbury High School rising juniors and seniors only during the summer of 2017. The course will begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and run for approximately seven weeks. This interactive course will include writing assignments, labs, quizzes, and tests.

The final exam must be taken in person at Roxbury High School during the week of August 14, 2017. If the student does not fulfill all of the requirements for this class, no credit will be given and the appropriate grade will be listed on the student's transcript.

Click here for more information and to register!
Spring Roxbury Community School - Adult Programs

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


Latin Dance for Happy People
If you would like to dance, laugh and even learn some words in Spanish, then do not wait any longer, come to our Latin dance class, salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Learn the basic steps to dance and have fun at any Latin party without any fear, come to class that will make you move and learn at the same time some important tips of the culture! This class is ideal for teens and adults. Register now for this 4-week course beginning Tuesday, May 20th. Tuition is $50 per person. Click here for more information and to register now!

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Calendars, meetings and more!
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
6/13/2017 - TUESDAY, 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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