NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of June 23 , 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

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

Roxbury High School Graduation Livestreamed
Wednesday was graduation day at Roxbury High School, but the outdoor ceremony that took place at noon was open only to ticket holders. For those that missed the big event, you can see the livestreamed video here thanks to Roxbury's Gaelvision.

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Click here to see Gaelvision's pictures from ceremony on Facebook.


Preschool Programs in Roxbury Celebrate Moving Up
Two Roxbury Township Preschool programs recently celebrated with graduations and moving up ceremonies.
 
On Friday, June 2nd, the Roxbury High School's Four Year Old Preschool program graduated! The theme of Mini Monsters was used as the basis for the ceremony and their program this year. The high school students showcased the preschoolers by performing "skits" related to the theme as well as a PowerPoint presentation of events and activities throughout the year. A video of each child reflecting on the school year was also shown.  Before leaving for the summer, the preschoolers each planted a flower pinwheel in the memorial garden in front of the high school.

The Roxbury Community School Preschool program housed at Kennedy School also celebrated its moving up ceremony on Tuesday, June 13th. This tuition-based preschool program for three to five-year-olds focused on the theme that 'We are Stars!'
 
This student-led ceremony for family members featured some of the preschoolers favorite songs learned throughout the year followed by an ice cream social!

Click here to read more about these preschool celebrations!

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.


Have you Signed Up to Play a Musical Instrument Next Year?
Just a reminder to all incoming 6th and 7th grade students in the 2017/2018 school year it's not too late to play an instrument if you aren't already involved. 
 
Students who are already in band or orchestra don't need to submit a form - this is for brand new students only!
 
Click here to view the 5th to 6th and 6th to 7th sign up forms.

Roxbury, Randolph Girls Sparkle at Nationals
Competition helped power the Roxbury girls sprint medley on Saturday afternoon. The Gaels - Jess Cammarata and Jordan Morris, senior Alexis Smith, and junior Karly Forker - were seeded into the fastest heat based on a compiled time from each runner's personal best.

They exceeded even their own expectations, finishing ninth in 4:02.81 to surpass the 3-year-old Morris County record. It's been a season of success for Roxbury, which made its first trip to Greensboro, N.C. since the championship 4xMile in 2006 - which still holds the meet record.

"We were excited for the trip to start with," Forker said. "When we got here, and saw how big it was, and how well everyone was doing, we thought wow, we're going to have to run our best to be competitive. ... We'd rather run in the fast heat and come in last, than win a slower heat."

Click here to read more about Nationals from the Daily Record.

NJAC Boys Lacrosse Honors
Click here to read NJAC Boys Lacrosse Honors from the Daily Record.


All-NJAC baseball honors, 2017
Click here to read All-NJAC baseball honors from the Daily Record.



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.

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


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!

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It
A Roxbury based group of amateur ("ham") radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend's American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication stations, get on the air and contact thousands of other operators in the United States and Canada, said Kenvil resident Edward Donnelly, president and founder of the West Morris Amateur Radio Club. He said the field day is the group's yearly "shakedown run" for the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and it's designed to simulate working in less-than-ideal conditions.

The field day will take place at the Lakeland Little League field at 20 Sparta Road in Stanhope on June 24 and June 25.

Click here to read more information from Tap Into Roxbury.

Lake Hopatcong Weed Removal Begins
This summer's Lake Hopatcong weed removal program was scheduled to begin June 19th, with the training of new seasonal employees. 

With guidance from Hopatcong State Park personnel, the summer help will begin harvesting weeds in all coves between Hopatcong State Park and the north side of Bertrand's Island, according to a statement from Morris County. The first phase will end July 14 and will include weed removal at Clam Bake Cover, Point Pleasant, King Cove and Ingram's Cove. 

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Trees on Chopping Block as Progress Finds Roxbury's Oldest Development
Most of the time, Hercules Park in Kenvil is a quiet, shady place. This summer, that will change.

Many of its homes, built by Hercules to house workers, haven't changed much over the years. Saplings -  planted in rows alongside the sidewalks in the early 1900s - now stand tall and have spread their trunks and limbs wide. The sidewalks are broken and many are heaved by the expanding  tree trunks. The narrow roads haven't been repaved in two decades.

The solitude of Hercules Park will be temporarily shattered next month. The township is about to embark on a $440,000 infrastructure improvement project there, an effort that will involve tearing up the pothole-ridden pavement and laying new macadam, installing new curbs and replacing sidewalks on one side of the streets and removing them altogether on the other side.

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

A Good Time at the Roxbury Beach Blast (and Blast and Blast)
More than a thousand people were inching their way out of Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake Park on Friday night, having witnessed what many described as a fantastic fireworks display that included three finales. Then they got a surprise: Turned out the over-the-top fireworks crew wasn't quite finished.

Click here to read a recap of the event from Tap Into Roxbury.


Community Bulletin Board

5th Annual Roxbury Town-wide Garage Sale - June 24-25
The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to  announce that its 5th Annual Town-wide Garage Sale will take place during the weekend of  Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, throughout the  Township. 

In 2016 this fundraiser, for the Chamber of Commerce, featured over 180 individual  garage sales-attracting hundreds of visitors to the Township for a great day of shopping.  The Chamber's goal is to attract as many shoppers and encourage as many garage sales  throughout the Township as possible during the weekend of June 24 and 25.

All garage-sellers are encouraged to register. Once again, there will be no fees (though donations  are welcome), no signs and no printed directories/maps to be handed out. We are simplifying the  event logistics so the Chamber can concentrate on promoting a fun-filled day of bargain hunting.

The Township's Mayor and Council have once again passed a resolution to waive the required  yard-sale permit for the weekend. 

Live in a condo, an apartment, away on vacation? No problem, a Community Yard Sale at  Horseshoe Lake is scheduled for Saturday, September 23. Event details will be released in late  July for that event.

Visit our event website, roxburygaragesale.org, for additional information or to register.


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.

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.

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 PBA 12th Annual Wiffleball Tournament - July 15th - Click here to view flyer & registration form.

Future Gaels Fundamental Baseball Camp - Begins June 26th - Click here to view flyer.

Tri-Harder Kids Triathlon Series 2017 - July 13th - Click here to review flyer.

4-H County Fair in Chester - July 19-23 - Click here to view flyer.

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. 

- 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!

REMINDERS
Calendars, meetings and more!
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
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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