NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of March 24, 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:
  • The district has now used four (4) snow days. Tuesday, May 30th are now school days. Click here to view the district calendar.
  • Roxbury Board of Education Meeting -  Monday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the L/R Auditorium.  Stay Informed -   Click here  to review board meeting agendas and minutes.

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

2018/2019 School Calendar  - Roxbury Parent Survey

Please click here   to complete a Survey regarding our 2018/2019 School Calendar.  Your feedback is being collected anonymously and a link to the proposed calendar is provided in the survey.  

The survey will be open until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017.



K-6 Science and Engineering Fair - Saturday, April 1st

The students of Roxbury are pleased to invite you to Roxbury's Annual K-6 Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, April 1st from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Eisenhower Middle School Gym. Come see over 100 exciting experiment and engineering design display boards. Our participating students are looking forward to explaining their projects to you.  


Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational Back at RHS - Saturday, April 1
Roxbury High School, Music for All, and the  Roxbury Band Parents Association (RHSBPA)  will host the fourth annual Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational (MWBI) on Saturday, April 1, in the Roxbury High School Auditorium, 1 Bryant Drive, in Succasunna.

This all-day music festival will be filled with 20 performances by several of the regions most accomplished high school wind ensembles and orchestras, including a midday performance by Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Bacuoustics ensemble, and a closing performance by the Eastern Wind Symphony.

This year's Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational kicks off at Roxbury High School Auditorium with the first performance by the Roxbury Concert Band at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 7:30 p.m. with a 45 Minute concert by the Eastern Wind Symphony. Admission to the Festival is $10 adults, $5 seniors/students and a special family rate of $25 for a family of 4 or more (2 adults and 2 + children). Concessions will be available for purchase on-site, and there is free parking.

Click here to read more information about this event from the Roxbury Register!

An Object in Motion... Roxbury HS Physics Take Trip to Aspen Ice
Physics classes at Roxbury High School took a special trip on February 28th to Aspen Ice in Randolph to put their learning into action.

Mr. Blough's Physics class led a lab where students had to calculate the amount of friction between three different surfaces and the ice.

Mr. Gottfried's Physics class conducted a separate lab where students had to calculate momentum during different momentum "collisions".

Click here to read more about this hands-on science application.  


RHS French Honors Students Teach at EMS
Students from Roxbury High School's French III Honors class taught mini-lessons to Eisenhower Middle School eighth graders in mid-February.
 
"EMS students were able to learn to speak a little French which makes the transition to high school French that much easier!" shared Jennifer Wilkerson, French teacher at the high school.

Click here to see more pictures of these students in action!


Officials Honor Roxbury Champion Debaters
The Roxbury High School Debate Team, which last month  won the Northwest Debate League Championship, was honored Tuesday by the township mayor and council.

Four members of the team attended the council meeting, where Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley presented them with recognition awards. The championship was the first in three decades for a Roxbury High School debate team.

Click here to read more of this honor from Tap Into Roxbury.

RHS Students Receive Top Honors in Music
Students from Roxbury High School received top instrumental and vocal honors at recent regional and state events.

Outstanding Musicians
The North Jersey School Music Association held its annual Region 1 Band auditions on January 7, 2017, where over 500 students from 70 different schools competed to earn one of about 160 spots which make up two different bands.
 
Six students from Roxbury High School were accepted into one of the ensembles and participated in four rehearsals before putting on a concert at Parsippany Hills High School on January 29th.
 
The students who performed were are Kristin Andlauer (Gr 11) on French horn, Mathew Ehrenberg (Gr 10) on trombone, Meghan Spino (Gr 11) on tuba, Kaley Ubellacker (Gr 12) on trumpet, Kathleen Walsh (Gr 11) on euphonium, and Kaitlyn Winters (Gr 10) on French horn.

Honors Choir
Five Roxbury High School students were selected to sing in a 250-voice choir out of over 4,000 applicants, based on auditions for the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choir.
 
Ciera Scire (Gr 12), Jade Delos Santos (Gr 12), Ryan Leibowitz (Gr 12), Austin Kurbansade (Gr 10), and Ian Hachey (Gr 10) spent four days in Minneapolis, Minnesota singing under renowned choral composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre, culminating in a concert for the American Choral Directors Association National Convention. 

Click here to read more top honors earned by our districts talented musicians!


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

Click here for more information.

Experience Abounds as Gaels Begin Lacrosse Season
The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team will return one key trait as it kicks off its 2017 campaign later this month: experience.

Coming off a 13-7 record last season and a Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Freedom Division championship, Roxbury brings back to the fold seven seniors and five juniors, including nine key starters to this year's potential starting lineup as the Gaels open its 16-game regular season with a home matchup against Pequannock on March 29.

Click here to read more about this upcoming lacrosse season from the Roxbury Register.


Roxbury High School Soccer Meet & Greet Scheduled
The Roxbury High School Boys Soccer Association has scheduled for May a "meet and greet" session where new players and their parents or guardians can meet Gaels coaches.

The May 15 meeting is for all upcoming freshmen and new players. It will take place at 7 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Cafeteria.

The association board will also discuss membership and fundraising expected for the upcoming season. Newcomers will get to meet upperclassmen and talk to them about playing on the team.

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Morris Retired Educators Offer Scholarships
The Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund, Inc. (MCREAP) is offering scholarships to Morris County residents who are attending and will be graduated from a public high school who plan to pursue a career in education and who will be attending an approved four-year accredited college or university offering a bachelor's degree with an education major. The scholarships are for $4,000.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, March 31. Scholarship applications are available at all high school guidance office or at www.mccea.com/mcrea .

Land Conservancy of New Jersey Offering Scholarships
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.

Two scholarships are available to college students who reside in New Jersey and are pursuing a degree in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture, park administration, or a related field. The application deadline is April 1.

Applications can be downloaded from The Land Conservancy of New Jersey website,  www.tlc-nj.org or can be obtained by calling (973) 541-1010 x. 14. Potential candidates must be enrolled in a college or university, be in good standing, have at least 15 credits completed, and have an academic average equivalent to a 3.0 or higher.

Click here to read more about this scholarship opportunity from the Roxbury Register.
27th Annual Roxbury Choir Invitational at RHS

Join us for RHS Choir's 27th Annual Roxbury Choir Invitational tomorrow, March 25th at Roxbury High School!

There's an exciting line up planned for this all-day music festival.

Click here to checkout the performance schedule!

Tickets are $7 during the day and $10 for evening performances

We are looking forward to having you join us!




 


Spring Shopping Marketplace to Support Girls Lacrosse
Spring Shopping Marketplace this Sunday at Roxbury High School!

Join us for this great shopping event with more than 50 tables filled with vendors, crafters, and businesses!

Admission is free so bring a friend or two or three!

This event is sponsored by the RHS Girls Lacrosse Team

Click here to view the flyer!


Kennedy PTA's Casino Date Night on Saturday, April 1st
Come enjoy an adult  evening of fun to support Kennedy Elementary School. A ll proceeds raised will go to a new poster printer and school assemblies.

The Kennedy Casino Date Night will take place on Saturday, April 1st at the The Chandelier at Flanders Valley. 

Come for food, friendship, fun and fantastic prizes including a  Coach purse, an  Amazon Echo, a  Fitbit, or  overnight stay at the Marriott and so much more!  Tickets are on Sale NOW! 
Please forward any questions to: jpennisi@rocketmail.com

A 50$ purchased ticket includes  $100 of chips to gamble,  Food (hot buffet, mashed potato bar,  cheese station, fruit, and dessert),  Cash Bar available

* Must be 21 or older to participate. NO children allowed at this event.*


Nixon PTA Book Swap
Nixon Elementary PTA needs your CHAPTER BOOKS! They run a monthly Book Swap for all grades, but are in need of books for grades 3 and 4 (ages 9-11). This is a great way to declutter and help our next generation fall in love with reading!

If you have books to pass on to eager readers, this is your chance! Drop off in the Main Office OR we are happy to pick up -- just email NixonPTA07850@gmail.com. Thank you!

EMS' Drama Club Presents Two Upcoming Programs


A PRINCESS PARTY -  Join the cast and crew of the upcoming EMS production of Aladdin Jr. for an afternoon filled with royal fun, crafts, and whole lot more! Come dressed as your favorite princess for an afternoon of royal delight!

Space at this event fills up quick so don't wait to register! 

Click here to view the flyer and ticket reservation form.










ALADDIN JR. - Ticket reservations are now being accepted for Eisenhower Middle School's spring musical of  Aladdin Jr.  showing Thursday-Friday, April 6-7 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School.

Click here to view the flyer and ticket reservation form.








RHS Bands 7th Annual Fundraiser for Hersey & Dorney Park Tickets

Looking for something fun this summer! Then look no further! Discount tickets to Hershey & Dorney Park as part of the Roxbury Bands 7th Annual Fundraiser are now on sale through March 27th!

Click here to view the order form.







Calling All Future RHS Cheerleaders

Come strengthen your tumbling and stunting skills! This is a time for all interested cheerleaders to progress before tryouts for the 2017/2018 season! This is for both Fall and Competition Cheerleaders.

This is for any present 7th grade through 11th grade student. The p rogram is every Thursday beginning March 30th through May 18th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the RHS gym.
 
Cost is  $10 per week (non-refundable).  Cash or checks made out to RHS Cheer Parents Club.

Click here to view the flyer and more information.

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 Receives Fulbright Scholarship
Former Roxbury High School student, Kacie Hoaglund, Class of 2013 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship on March 15th.
 
Hoaglund received a grant to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Spain in order to help foster mutual understanding between American and Spanish culture. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is of the largest and most renowned U.S. exchange programs for student and young professionals.
 
The Fulbright Board places its confidence in the recipient to fulfill Senator Fulbright's goal to develop international understanding. This effort depends on a commitment from Fulbright grantees to establish open communication and long-term cooperative relationships.
 
Click here to read more about this accomplishment!

RHS to Host Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner on May 6; Honorees Announced
Established officially in 1903, Roxbury High School has a long-standing history of athletic excellence. From conference titles to state championships, Roxbury's athletic prowess has made the school a leader in New Jersey sports for many years, and Roxbury's athletes have earned honors in more than twenty sports while building a tradition of athletic excellence. In 2012, the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame was established to recognize all of the outstanding athletes, coaches, and teams in our history. 

More than 200 alumni and community members are expected to attend the induction ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Dining Hall. Tickets can be purchased at  www.roxbury.org/HallOfFame or in RHS athletic office at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876. 

The Roxbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, comprised of administrators, teachers, coaches, former athletes, and community members, has selected this year's athletes, team, and coach to be inducted into the 2017 class of the Roxbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Click here to read more about this year's inductees!


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
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!

Community Bulletin Board
Roxbury Arts Alliance Upcoming Events
- Folk 60's Music with Charlie Zahm on  April 22nd at 7:30  at the Investors Bank Theater located at Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna. $20 General Admission or $15 RAA members. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone 862-219-1379 or at sales.raa@gmail.comClick here for show details.

- The Music of Bobby Darin with Joe Ferrara on  May 6th at 7:00 at the Investors Bank Theater located at Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna. $25 General Admission or $20 RAA members; Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone 862-219-1379 or at sales.raa@gmail.com. Click here for show details.

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.

Girls on the Run - Registration is now open!
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. Girls meet twice a week for an hour and fifteen minutes over the course of ten weeks during our spring and fall season. Click here to view the flyer and get more information!

GENERATION FOUND Movie ~  Heroin use is an epidemic.
The CDC stated opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999.  The movie "Generation Found" is about youth addiction and recovery.

GENERATION FOUND will be showing at the Cinepolis in Succasunna on April 5th at 7:30 pm. The only way to get tickets is to reserve them online. Click here for more information, to watch the trailer, and to reserve your tickets!  Let's look at this problem together and find a solution.

Join LHF on Earth Day for Adopt-a-Road
Make a difference this Earth Day!  Join the Lake Hopatcong Foundation for one hour on Saturday, April 22nd to pick up roadside debris along Mt. Arlington Blvd in support of Roxbury's Adopt-a-Road Program.  Cleanup supplies and vests will be provided. All volunteers will be entered into a drawing to win prizes!  Click here to view the LHF flyer with additional details.

Opiate Symposium for Parents/Kids
The Roxbury Police Department and the Prosecutor's Office will be holding an Opiate Symposium on Wednesday, April 26th at Roxbury High School at 7 p.m.  This is an ongoing program that the MCPO has been doing throughout the County to educate parents and kids about the dangers of Heroin and Prescription medication abuse.  Stay tuned for more information to come!

9th Annual Morris County 4-H Science-Sational Day at CCM
Morris County youth in grades K-6 are invited to explore new ideas, put their designs to the test, and discover a new love for science at the 9th Annual Morris County 4-H Science-Sational Day on Saturday, March 25th at County College of Morris.  4-H Science-sational Day is a fun day of science learning for children in Grades K-6 presented by the Morris County 4-H Youth Development program. Youth will attend an entertaining and engaging program presented by Mad Science and then split into groups by grade level (Grades K-3 or 4-6) to participate in hands-on workshops that allow them to learn about a variety of science topics.  Click here to view more information!

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 .

Montclair State University Summer Camps
Click here to check out the upcoming Montclair State University Summer Camps running this June and July.

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.

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.

HERO Boys (Grades 3-5) - Begins April 1st - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Teen Travel 2017 - Registration begins Feb. 4 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Day Camp 2017 - Registration begins Feb. 4 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Playground Program - Registration begins Mar. 4th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Camp Capra - Registration begins Mar. 4th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Jr. Gaels Cheerleading - Registration is Mar. 11 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 3rd-4th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins May 16th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 5th-6th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins April 11th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 7th-8th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins April 12th - Click here to view flyer.

STREAM Clean UP with Raritan Headwaters Association - April 22, 2017 - Click here to view flyer.

Spring 2017 Gymnastics Inc. - Begins Mar. 27/28 - Click here to view flyer.

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

Roxbury Rec's Spring Break Class - April 17-21, 2017 - Click here to view flyer. 

Play-Well Lego Summer Camp - Aug. 14-18, 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.
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.

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

The Library will also be holding a focus group just for grades 7-12 at  4pm  on  Thursday, March 30 . The group will meet in the Library (103 Main St, Succasunna); snacks will be served! Text the Library at  862-259-2311  or email  lynn.gaillard@roxburylibrary.org  to sign up to attend.


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)
  • Kujenga Robotics and Coding (Ages 6+)
  • Leadership and Empowerment (Grades 5-9)
  • 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.
Spring Roxbury Community School Kids Corner

Garden Club at Kennedy School (Grades PreK-4)
Participants can attend one monthly session, two or all three of the Garden Club at  the Kennedy School Garden for grades PreK-4 after school in May, June, and July. This program meets rain or shine! These courses in gardening cover basic knowledge, technique, and practical skills for gardening in the spring and summer. This program is open to all elementary aged students. Transportation to Kennedy School must be provided by the parents if coming from a different school. Tuition is $90 per student per session. Register now here!

Hip Hop Dance After School at Franklin (Grades K-4)
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. Register now for the next 6-week session at Franklin School that begins on April 25th! Tuition is $75 per student. Click here for more program information and to register!

Irish Dance Lessons (Grades K-4)
This program is instructed by certified Irish Dance Instructor, Emily  Endean . Emily teaches students to dance in a fun and supportive atmosphere. This program teaches the basic fundamentals of Irish Dance.  During this program, students will learn how to confidently work independently and as part of a team. Students will learn a new dance style, make new friends while having fun. This 6-week program at Kennedy school is open to all elementary school aged children. Transportation to Kennedy School must be provided by the parents if coming from a different school. Tuition is $60 per student. Classes begin April 24th so don't wait, register now here!

Kiddie Soccer (Ages 3 1/2-6)
Register for the seasonal 8-week spring Kiddie Soccer for your child ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old.  These groups are typically co-ed and broken into age groups by year.  

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. Register now here!


Kujenga Robotics & Coding (Grades K-6)
Register now for the Learn Coding at School after-school program with Kujenga. Coding is the new literacy! Kujenga teaches programming to young students using robotics, Scratch Jr., and Scratch. Learning to code helps young people think creatively and reason systematically. After-school programs are available at the K-6 schools. Nixon School begins March 31st so don't wait to register! This class has reached its minimum enrollment and will be running. Tuition is $80 per student.  Click here for more information and to register!

Mad Science (Grades K-6)

Experimentamania! (Grs K-4)  - Get ready to touch, see, hear, smell, and taste what science is all about! Students will engage in fun, interactive, and educational hands-on activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around them. Each week participants make and take home a different science project! Tuition is $90 per student. Click here to see when your school's program starts and to register!

Spy Academy (Grs 5-6)
Learn what it takes to graduate the MAD SCIENCE Spy Academy! Be a detective and solve a Whodunit. Spy on your classmates and transmit Top-Secret intelligence. Examine forensic evidence in the crime lab, conduct scientific analysis, and take home cool SPY gear! Tuition is $90 per student. Register now here!

Mad Science Whiz Kids (Spring Break Mini-Camp for Grades 1-5)
Le t's use our creativity and imagination to create some fun and exciting adventures in science! Discover potential and kinetic energy, explore electrical circuits, simple machines and create a wacky invention using every day items. Then we'll get shipwrecked on Mad Science Island where we will survive and thrive using some of the scientific ideas we have learned, mixed with our own engineering and imagination! Fun take-homes are included in this two-morning adventure! Tuition is $95 per student. Register now for this two-day mini-camp over spring break!

Recreational Dance at Jefferson School (Grades K-4)
Join the Accents on Dance Studio in this new program for boys and girls in grades K-6. 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, and Lyrical forms of dance. This 6-week after school program begins April 26th. Tuition is $75 per student. Click here for more information and to register now!



Tech Club at L/R - Rockets (Grades 5-6)
Registration is now open for a new after-school program at L/R. Join Ms. Rodgers and Mr. Smith for a Tech Club on Rockets this spring through the Roxbury Community School. Come learn about  the science and engineering of rockets! Build and launch a single engine rocket complete with a parachute in this hands-on STEM experience. This class has met its minimum enrollment and begins April 26th after school. Tuition is $55 per student. Click here for more information and to register!

Young Rembrandts (Grades K-4)
Registrations are now being accepted for the next session of Young Rembrandts at the elementary schools this spring. Experience the colorful magic of fall in the Young Rembrandts classroom. Kick off the season with a graphic iguana, a video game favorite Pixel Block Character and the geometrical world of architecture as we draw the Notre Dame Cathedral. We'll draw these (and many more exciting lessons!) while we improve creative and critical thinking skills today's students need. So what are you waiting for? Tuition is $92 per student. Sign up now!
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!
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

Aerobics
Register now for the spring session 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 School gymnasium from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spring session begins Tuesday, March 28th and tuition is $99 per person. Click here for more information and to register!


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!


Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money with Your Voice 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 here!

Hypnosis Workshops with Barry Wolfson
Join Barry Wolfson for a special set of workshops for Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, and Relaxation through Hypnosis. Each workshop includes hypnosis exercises, discussion, and an option CD for $18, which assists in reinforcing immediate results. Register now for one or more of these sessions on May 4th. Each session is $50 per person. Click here for more information and to register now!


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 beginning April 11th. Cost is $100 per 10-week session per person. Register now for spring here!          Summer dates are available too here!

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

Mondays:
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.
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