NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of May 12 , 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:
  • DISTRICT CALENDAR UPDATE - The district has now used four (4) snow days. Tuesday, May 30th is now a school day. Click here to view the district calendar. The district will be closed Friday, May 26th. 

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 Schools Communication Effectiveness Survey
Roxbury Township Public Schools is striving to become a certified NJ Sustainable School as outlined in our district goals for this year.  Sustainable Jersey for Schools  is a certification program for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future, one school at a time.

As part of the certification process, the district needs to evaluate the effectiveness of its communication strategies. That's where you come in!  We are interested in learning more about your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes towards how Roxbury Township Public Schools communicates with you!

If you could please take a few minutes to complete our survey by no later than May 31st to help us reach this goal, we'd greatly appreciate it!

Click here to take our survey now!

Roxbury Board of Education Honors Teachers of the Year
Roxbury Township Public Schools, a K-12 district preparing the children of today for tomorrow, recognized its 2016/2017 Teachers of the Year at its Monday, May 8th Board of Education meeting at Lincoln/Roosevelt School.
 
Community members, parents, students, staff, and families joined the Board in their recognition of these individuals.
 
"These Teachers of the Year exemplify high expectations for all students, an ability to foster feelings of self-worth and a love of learning, and the skill to create a student-centered environment," said Roxbury Superintendent of Schools Loretta Radulic. "They represent all of the talented, committed, and knowledgeable teachers in Roxbury, and it is a pleasure to honor them."
 
The Teachers of the Year this year cover the scope of education, from general education to special education to the specials.

Click here to read more about this year's Teachers of the Year! Congratulations to all!

RHS THON Members Recognized by Rotary
The Roxbury Rotary Club honored the Roxbury High School Mini-THON advisors Mr. Michael Gottfried and Mr. Dan Coiro, Club President Sarah Waldron and two committee members  Hailey Macrae and Holly Van Ness at its May 4th meeting. 
 
The group received a plaque recognizing their efforts to raise over $50,000 for pediatric cancer research from Rotary Club member Steve Alford.

Click here to read more!


Jefferson School Recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Jefferson Elementary School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.
 
Jefferson School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. 

Click here to read more about this certification.

EMS Encores Performs for Senior Group
Thirty students from the Eisenhower Middle School Encores co-ed singing group went over to the Senior Center at Horseshoe Lake to perform three songs for the Roxbury Seniors group on Thursday. 

Students performed three songs: Hope is the Thing with Feathers a poem by Emily Dickinson and music by Kenney Potter, Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel E. Gawthrop, and The Tortoise and the Hare by Darmon Meader.

Click here to read more about this trip to the seniors and to watch videos of their performances.


Roxbury Hosts the 'Festival of the Arts' on May 17th
Roxbury High School invites the community to its annual Festival of the Arts on Wednesday, May 17th from 6-8 p.m. at Roxbury High School. The Performing Arts department will feature Dance and Broadway Theatre and a concert by the Eisenhower Middle School students, refreshments will be made and served by the Family and Consumer Science classes, and the Industrial Arts department will display woodworking, computer arts and drafting, CAD and 3-D design. Admission is free to all.
 
Lala Abaddon is this year's theme and will personally be at the Festival of the Arts. She has been working with the Photography II classes on a weaving project similar to the work she makes. She is also working with the rest of the art department students in preparation for the Festival to make an installation.

Click here to read more about this upcoming event and our artist-in-residence!


Instrument Test Drive Invitation for Roxbury 4th Graders and their Families
The Roxbury High School Instrumental Music department will be holding a Roxbury Instrument Test Drive for all 4th grade students.  This event is designed as an "open house" style - come and visit any time that is convenient for you and your family between 4-7 p.m. in the Roxbury High School cafeteria on Wednesday, May 24th. 

 
Our goal at the Instrument Test Drive is to expose your child to the instruments that are available next year and your child will have the opportunity to play each one.  Students will also meet our district instrumental music teachers along with several Roxbury band and orchestra students.

If you and your child cannot attend the Instrument Test Drive, information regarding signups and instrument requests will be communicated through your child's general music teacher. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  Click here to read more about this Instrument Test Drive Event!


First Graders at Nixon Elementary School Explore Light

First-grade students in Sheri Ralston, Jaclyn Pennella, and Kelly Blessing's classes at Nixon Elementary School have been studying light as part of their reading and science curriculum. Students were interested in experimenting with how different light sources such as the sun and flashlights give off light.

Click here to read more about their experiment!

These 50 Public High Schools Best for Sports in New Jersey, says Report
Sports programs from school districts in Morris, Passaic, Ocean, Bergen and Essex counties have been ranked the best in New Jersey and among the most highly rated in the nation, according to the  latest Niche best schools rankings.

The study rated school district athletics as a whole, considering parent and student opinions, number of interscholastic sports offered, percentages of girls and boys participating in sports and the average athletic expense per student, among other factors.

Although these rankings are solely based on athletics, we included each school's overall school grade -- which factors in academics, teachers, diversity and more -- to provide an extra layer of information.

Click here to see if Roxbury made the grade from this NJ.com article!

Roxbury Baseball Updates:
An Up and Down Monday for Roxbury High School Sports 
Monday was a good day for the Roxbury High School baseball team as it beat Morris Knolls 4-3.  Going into the sixth down 2-1, Roxbury got things going with a single by Ryan Ditrolio. Roumes followed with another single. Then Axelson took to the plate and blasted a 3-run homer over the center field fence.  It proved to be a game-winning hit as neither team scored in the seventh. Click here to read more sports coverage from Monday from Tap into Roxbury. Click here to read additional game coverage from NJ.com.

Columbia (4) at Roxbury (1) - Baseball - May 9th
Christian Pierre had a two-run double in the second inning as Columbia defeated Roxbury, 4-1, in Succasunna.  Luke Jackson had two RBI and Reid Evans went 3-for-4 for Columbia, which had a total of nine hits and scored two runs in the second and fourth innings. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.


Roxbury Softball Updates:
West Morris (0) at Roxbury (13) - Softball - May 4th
Emily Song allowed two hits, struck out six and walked one to lead Roxbury over West Morris, 13-0, in Roxbury.  Song also went 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored. Kayla Corrente scored and drove in four runs on a triple. Hailey Womer was 3-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. Natalie Decena scored twice and brought in a run on three singles. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

Westfield (12) at Roxbury (3) - Softball - May 9th
Cassue Batta hit a double and drove two runners home to lead Roxbury to a 12-3 victory over Westfield in Succasunna.  Sarah Richman went 1-for-2 for Roxbury.  Westfield's Julia Romano went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Genevieve Howell and Jordan Sacher both hit two doubles while recording two RBI. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

Roxbury (0) at Voorhees (4) - Softball - May 10th
Courtney Wellet went 1-for-3 with an RBI and earned the win pitching a five-hit shutout while striking out three to lead Voorhees to a 4-0 victory over Roxbury in Glen Gardner.  Voorhees, which racked up seven hits as a team, scored one run in the second, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth. Erin Shaw picked up a hit and scored twice as well. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.


Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Updates:
Delbarton Crushes Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Shot at County Championship
The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team's dream of becoming champions of Morris County were dashed Saturday as the Gaels were steamrolled 16-4 by Delbarton School of Morris Township.  Despite the frustrating defeat, Roxbury is still enjoying a spectacular season. The loss to Delbarton is only its second all season, bringing its record to 13-2.

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

Mendham (8) at Roxbury (7) - Boys Lacrosse - May 8th
Jack Anderson scored a game-high three goals and had one assist as Mendham defeated Roxbury, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, 8-7 in Succasunna.  Kevin Sansone had two goals and one assist while Kyle Garrison and Michael Riccardi each netted one goal for Mendham, which outscored its opponent, 4-0, in the first quarter. Max Scheidel recorded 17 saves while Quinn Cembrinski and Will Trinkoff added one assist apiece.  Paul Shadel had two goals and two assists while Matt Dancsecs and Eric D'Arminio each scored two goals for Roxbury. Dave Biank had one goal and Wayne Safreed recorded eight saves. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.


Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Updates:
Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Downs "Never Easy" Morris Knolls
Emma Karnitsky and Emily Koepfler both scored four goals May 6 when the Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team beat Morris Knolls in a high-scoring game.  The Gaels emerged the winners by a score of 13-9, thanks not only to the eight points scored by Karnitsky and Koepfler but also to a 3-goal outing by Mia Sadowski and to efforts by Hanna Bhend and Kendall Torpin, who each scored single goals.  Roxbury goaltender Natalie Shulkowski did her part by making 10 saves. Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Tuesday's Roxbury Girls LAX Game: A Chance to Help Down Syndrome Kids
Her daughter is a Gaels goaltender, so Debbie Shulkowski would indeed like to see the Roxbury girls lacrosse squad win today's game against Morristown. But the contest will be a fundraiser to help kids with Down syndrome, so Shulkowski figures "no matter the outcome ... today is a win for Roxbury."

The annual charity game, sponsored by the Roxbury High School Girls Lacrosse Parent Association, starts at 4 p.m. Shulkowski's 6-year-old son Jackson, born with Down syndrome, will be part of the effort. He will take part in the opening draw "to show the accomplishments that people with special needs can achieve through not only the financial support but the community support," Shulkowski said.

The association traditionally selects a charity each year and the team plays a home game to honor and raise money for the chosen organization.

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

Morristown (17) at Roxbury (7) - Girls Lacrosse - May 9th
Callie Sundin netted five goals and assisted on four more scores as Morristown, No. 9 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated Roxbury, 17-7, in Morristown.  Sarah Grace Plott, Nicole Ferrara and Annika Begley each posted a hat trick with three goals apiece with Ava Plott, Linnea Begley and Sarah Chupak also finding the back of the net. Linnea Begley added a game-high five assists as Amelia Drake made six saves.  Mia Sadowski led Roxbury on the offensive end with three goals. Emily Koepfler, Emma Karnitsky, Tara Roumes and Melissa Murphy also scored with a goal each. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.


Roxbury Track Updates:
Randolph Sweeps Again While Dajon Chappell Continues Jav Success at Morris Relays
The girls placed 2nd overall at Morris County Relays last Thursday only to Randolph and placed in every event area. Roxbury swept the sprint events, qualified for New Balance Nationals in June in the Sprint Medley, and broke their own school record in the 4x200.

The boys had a strong showing with their first ever meet win in the 4x400, a school record in the 4x200, and a win in the triple jump by over 10 feet.

Click here to read more coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Track & Field: NATIONALS!
The Roxbury Girls Track and Field Sprint Medley Relay team qualified for the New Balance Outdoor National Track and Field Championship in North Carolina! Now...they just have to get there! Please consider helping them represent Roxbury at the most competitive high school track and field meet in the nation!

The Roxbury Track and Field team has already accomplished so much this season and they would love to complete the season running at the biggest high school meet in the country. They are the current Morris County Indoor Champs, Morris County Relay Champs, State Sectional Champs, Indoor National Qualifiers and now Outdoor National Qualifiers. What better way to end the season than with this opportunity and to represent Roxbury with pride? This huge accomplishment will be the first one for Roxbury in about 10 years!

Click here to support them going to Nationals!

Follow the coaches of the Roxbury Track Team on Twitter @MrsSchmidtRox and @CoachBischoff. 

More from the Track front:
Lexi Smith was named the NJAC Conference champion in the 400m and 200m,  Tyshon Bradley was named the NJAC Conference champion in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, and  Kevin Sembrat was named the NJAC Conference champion in the 400m. 


Roxbury Boys Golf Updates:
Roxbury Golf Beats Parsippany

The Roxbury High School golf team got back on the winning track today, beating Parsippany Hills 157-183.  The team was led by freshman Will Fulton's 36 and Zach Zieba's 39. 

Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Don't Throw It Away...National Honor Society Clothing Drive - May 12-13
Donate and support the National Honor Society by donating to its used clothing drive on May 12-13 at Roxbury High School. Click here to view the flyer and for a list of items that can be donated.


Let's Bring France to Roxbury...
By being a part of a summer host program that offers French teens the opportunity to experience the American Way of Life. The French students will be coming to the area August 3-24th. 

If your family is interested in hosting, please contact Jen Wilkerson at jenji@comcast.net for more information.

RHS Ice Hockey Shred Event - May 13, 2017

Come support Roxbury HS Ice Hockey at their annual document shred event on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Center at Horseshoe Lake. Bring your secure documents that you need shredded and donate to the team. This event is sponsored by the Roxbury High School Ice Hockey Booster Association.

Click here to view this event flyer.



RHS Boys Soccer Meet & Greet - May 15, 2017
The Roxbury High School Boys Soccer Association Inc. invites upcoming current 8th graders to our soccer program. We are having a Meet and Greet Meeting for all upcoming freshmen and new players on Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 7PM in the Roxbury High School Cafeteria.

At this meeting, you will meet with the varsity coach and board members. This is a very informative meeting which will go over details about what the coaches expect from the players and any additional programs that are offered on the off-season. The board will go over membership and fundraising that is expected for the upcoming season. Also, the boys will have the opportunity to meet upperclassmen and ask them questions about their experience on the team.

We look forward to seeing you so please join us for this meeting!

Hit a Homerun for Patients and Donate Blood at Jefferson School - May 18
Come to Jefferson Elementary School on Thursday, May 18th from 1:30-7:30 p.m. and help save a life by donating blood. To make an appointment and for more information, click here . Our group code is 61129. 

Community Walk-Ins Welcome! Please remember to eat, drink, and bring ID!

Hit a homerun for patients and donate blood! Help reach the goal of 30 units of blood and be entered to win an MLB jersey of your choice! Each donor will also be entered to win a gift certificate to Casell'as Pizza for 2 large pies!

Click here to view the flyer!


5th Annual HWS vs. Morris All-Star Meet - May 20th
We are excited to announce that GardenStateHSW.com has selected Roxbury to Host the 5thAnnual Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex All Stars vs the Morris County All Stars on May 20th at 1:00pm at the Roxbury High School.  

Representing Roxbury this year will be Matt Meola, Ricky Reimers, Dominick LaRusso and Scott Jarosz.
 
Proceeds benefit local charities including Susan B Komen. Please come out and show your support. 

Click here to view this flyer!


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!

1st Annual Roxbury Wrestling Fan Assoc Golf Outing

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
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!

Roxbury Police on Bicycles Embark on Unity Tour, Pay Tribute to Killed Colleague
With a former Roxbury police chief acting as their support unit, 16 Roxbury officers on Tuesday embarked on a bicycle ride to Washington, DC as part of the annual Police Unity Tour.

Their adventure began in Florham Park and took them past the place in Far Hills where one of their own was killed during last year's Unity Tour. A memorial was set up at the spot along Route 202 where  retired Roxbury Police Lt. Joe Franklin crashed during the 2016 event.

The Roxbury Police Honor Guard stood at attention at the crash site and Roxbury's riders were allowed to take the lead as the tour approached the scene, said Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi. He said a  ghost bike - a bicycle painted white and placed at the site where cyclists die in accidents - was situated at the site.

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

Lake Hopatcong Block Party Just Around Corner
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Block Party is just five weeks away. This must-attend event celebrates New Jersey's largest lake: From recreation and leisure to business and everyday living.

The fourth-annual event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13, rain or shine, at Hopatcong State Park, will bring together businesses, community groups, craft vendors, food trucks and local restaurants.

There will be a children's area, demonstrations, bands and opportunities to have a short boat ride provided by Bridge Marina and Lake Hopatcong Cruises. Limited parking is available at the Hopatcong State Park with a suggested donation of $6. Free, offsite parking is located in nearby lots with free shuttle services to and from the park. 

Each zone of the Block Party will host many vendors where attendees can browse unique gift items (just in time for Mother's Day) as well as food, services, products and learn about the missions of non-profit organizations.

Click here to read more about this upcoming Block Party from Tap Into Roxbury.


Community Bulletin Board
Roxbury Arts Alliance Upcoming Events
- Narrow Escape Duo on May 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Investors Bank Theatre 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.com Click here  for show details.

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'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.

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

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.

Girls Basketball Skills and Drills Clinic - Begins May 15th - Click here to view flyer.

9th Annual Antique Fire Truck Show - Saturday, May 13th - 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.

Roxbury Travel Soccer Try-Outs - May 20th - Click here to view flyer.

Gold Party to Benefit Roxbury Social Services - May 31st - Click here to view flyer.

Girls Basketball Camp (Grades 3-9) - Begins July 10th - 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 11th 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! 

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance and are available at the Roxbury Recreation Dept. (Succasunna), Fulton Bank (Succasunna), and online at  RoxburyNJChamber.org/taste . Participating restaurants are listed on the website.

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

Upcoming Programs and Events:
Teen Advisory Board -  Tuesday, May 16th, 6:30 p.m. - Click here to view flyer.

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)
  • Irish Riverdance Classes (Ages 3-7)
  • 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.
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 
- Thursday, May 18th
- 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:
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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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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