NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of May 19 , 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. 
  • ROXBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - The next Roxbury Board of Education Meeting is Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the L/R auditorium. Assistant Superintendent Chuck Seipp will be presenting ' Big Topics in Curriculum and Instruction' at the beginning of the meeting.  Click here    to view the upcoming board agenda.

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's Summer Kickoff this Saturday at Horseshoe Lake

Join the Roxbury High School Student Council on Saturday, May 20th as they are hosting their first Roxbury Summer Kickoff at Horseshoe Lake starting at 12 p.m. There will be live music, food trucks, vendors, exhibitions, and activities in which everyone can participate. Bring your blankets, chairs, frisbees, and enjoy the day with your town! Cost is $5 or $3 with a canned food donation.

We are also opening this event up to the town. So if you have a fundraiser you would like to do or advertise for, a business you would like to promote, a product you would like to sell, or even just a fun idea for a table that you think people would enjoy, please feel free to contact kmathis17@students.roxbury.org! We will not be taking ANY form of your profits, this is just a venue for you to conduct business, advertise or whatever you would like!

Click here to view more event information!



EMS STEAM Program Dominates the Solar Car Races
Congratulations to  Eisenhower Middle School's 8th graders Tyler Keyes and Justin Pisciutto who took first place in May 17th's  TransOptions #JSS2017 Solar Car Race at Ridgedale Middle School in Florham Park! Overall  EMS had 6 teams of students participate in those races!

It was another stellar day on the 18th for the  EMS's Roxbury STEAM Program when they swept the podium in Picatinny STEM Solar Car Races! 

Overall, we had 15 teams of 2 participate and 11 of those teams won races to make it to the playoff rounds! So proud of our awesome  #FutureInnovators   #piccastem!

1st - MarcAnthony Scalera & Charlie Nino (back-to-back champs!)
2nd - Zach Solano & Jeffery Li
3rd - Rohan Prabhu & Jeremy Hajel

Congratulations to our  Roxbury Public Schools  teams!

A Dozen Student Athletes Sign NCAA Division Letters
A dozen student-athletes from Roxbury High School participated in a signing ceremony last Wednesday committing to play their respective sports at the NCAA collegiate level.
 
RHS Athletic Director Stuart Mason said, "We are fortunate to have several of our outstanding athletes join nationally recognized programs, many for Division 3 programs."
 
Coaches, players, teammates, and family members joined these athletes at their signing early Wednesday morning.

Click here to read more about these players and see additional pictures from the signing.


Caring Student Award Presented to Senior Deanna Burns
Roxbury High School Senior Deanna Burns was selected for this year's Caring Student Award. She was honored at the Caring Student Award Ceremony Tuesday at Berkeley College.
 
This award is presented by the Morris County Professional Counselors Association and is given annually to a senior who has given to others selflessly and often unrecognized. One student from each high school in Morris County is selected. 

Click here to read this on our website!

Pictured (left to right) RHS Guidance Counselor Carissa Barbolini and Senior Deanna Burns


RHS Senior Garrett Dexter Wins the Young Artist Competition at  NERTEC
Roxbury High School Senior Garrett Dexter won the Young Artist Competition at the North East Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference (NERTEC) held at Ithaca College in New York this past April 28th-29th.
 
NERTEC features national and international artists in performances and master classes, along with presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics. The conference is hosted by Dr. Justin Benavidez and the Ithaca College School of Music.
 
Dexter competed along with PJ O'Dacre of Horseheads High School, NY, Max Dichter of Millburn High School, New Jersey, and Benjamin Quinones of SUNY Potsdam in the Young Artist Euphonium Category.  Click here to read more about Dexter and this competition on our website!

Roxbury High School Dance Concert
Last Friday was the annual Advanced Dance Concert at Roxbury High School. In case you missed any of the performances, here's your chance to see them again thanks to Gaelvision! 

Click here to watched the livestreamed concert!


RHS Introduces Makerspace Projects: Space to Make at the Maker's Pace
After attending a Makerspace workshop in February, RHS Media Specialist Roxana Caivano was inspired to do something exciting and engaging with the students by launching Makerspace projects. A Makerspace program is one in which students are essentially self-directed in creating something. They are supplied with basic directions, materials and a goal, but the students decide where they want to take it. Makerspaces and STEM labs are what's hot in the world of libraries and media centers. It's all about making, creating, sharing ideas and skills, working together, and using your mind to do something fun and fabulous.  Click here to read more about the projects students are working on.

EDITORIAL: Robot Magic
You know those movies and TV shows where life-like robots run around performing all the tasks we don't want to do?  Sometimes they look like us. Sometimes, they look like inhumane hunks of steel and gears. But, they make us think: What if?

On the robotics teams at Roxbury High School and Mount Olive High School, hundreds of students aren't just thinking about them. They are building them, from year to year, and competing them against other similar robots built in other high school districts all over the country.

Now, let's keep it real. They don't look like storm troopers. They don't walk upright on two legs and talk. But, they are, nonetheless robots. They are student built and student driven, and they can do things. Things like pick up balls and discs, and deposit them in hoops and holes. They can lift things up. They can climb. We've seen it. It's impressive.

But what's most impressive are the enormous amounts of time, dedication and effort all these students in both districts put into it. In Roxbury, the Roxbotix team is relatively new. Advisor Lee Hayden is making it happen, however. We've seen the Roxbury kids at the competitions these years, and they are a growing force in the robotics competition world, known as F.I.R.S.T. That stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology."

Click here to read more of Mike Condon's editorial regarding the Robotics programs in the Roxbury Register.

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!


Google Expeditions -- iPod Touch 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 they are not longer using anymore that they would be willing to donate to the district. 

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

Roxbury Baseball Updates:
Roxbury Baseball Enjoys a Win Against Mendham on Senior Day
The Roxbury High School baseball team enjoyed Senior Day on May 12 by beating Mendham in a high-score game.  It was a 10-7 victory on for the Gaels, a win bolstered by a 6-run second inning.  By the fourth inning, Roxbury was leading 10-2.

Click here  to read more coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.


Mendham (7) at Roxbury (10) - Baseball - May 12th
Andy Axelson went 4-for-4 and knocked in one to lead Roxbury to a 10-7 victory over Mendham in Succasunna.  Will Findlay had two hits, scored a run and had two RBI and Ryan Ditrolio was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI for Roxbury. Thomas Dariling earned the save with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Jack Chernow hit a solo home run in the first for Mendham. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Baseball Flattens Parsippany
The Roxbury High School baseball team crushed Parsippany-Troy Hills on May 15 in a 20-3 victory that included two 3-run home runs for Andy Axelson. Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Parsippany Hills (3) at Roxbury (14) - Baseball - May 15th
Andy Axelson went 3-for-3 with one double, seven RBI and two home runs as Roxbury defeated Parsippany Hills, 14-3, in Succasunna.  Darren Wyse pitched a five-inning nine-hitter, giving up three earned runs, with three strikeouts and one walk while Nick Danna went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run for Roxbury, which had a total of 16 hits and scored 11 runs in the first inning. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

Roxbury (10) at Randolph (7) - Baseball - May 17th
Michael Roumes went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI for Roxbury in its 10-7 victory over Randolph, No. 20 in the NJ.com Top 20, in Randolph.  Thomas Darling finished 2-for-4 with three RBI for Roxbury, which scored three runs each in the second and third innings to take a 6-4 lead and followed that up with at least one run in each of the next three innings. Roxbury clinched the NJAC, National Division with the victory.  Shane Keane was 3-for-4 for Randolph and Ryan Mulligan and Stu Backer drove in two runs each. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Softball Updates:
Mount Olive (6) at Roxbury (7) - Softball - May 11th
Natalie Decena drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single as Roxbury defeated Mount Olive, 7-6, in Succasunna.  Decena finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs. Madison Ketch went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI for Roxbury. Madison Amdur drove in two runs. Emily Song was 2-for-5 with a solo home run and scored three runs.  Alyssa Borozan hit a solo home run for Mount Olive. Julia Chang had two RBI. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury (9) at Parsippany Hills (3) - Softball - May 15th
Hailey Womer went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as Roxbury defeated Parsippany Hills, 9-3, in Morris Plains.  Madison Ketch finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for Roxbury. Jessica Michaels had two hits and an RBI. Natalie Decena scored two runs.  For Parsippany Hills, Paige Restaino was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Izzy Mansur added two hits and an RBI. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Updates:
Glen Rock (4) at Roxbury (15) - Boys Lacrosse - May 11th
Matt Dancsecs scored five goals and had an assist to help Roxbury, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, earn a 15-4 victory over Glen Rock in Succasunna.  With a 6-3 lead at halftime, Roxbury outscored Glen Rock 8-0 in the third quarter, 14-3.  Eric D'Arminio contributed five goals, while Dave Biank added two goals and had six assists. Paul Shadel scored two goals and had four assists, while Anthony Perhacs added a goal and had two assists. Goalkeeper Wayne Safreed made five saves for Roxbury. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Wins League Trophy
The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team beat Pope John 9-2 on a very wet morning May 13 to take home the NJILL Rizk League trophy. The Gaels, with a 6-0 league record, are the only undefeated team in the league.  The victory over Pope John followed another important win, the May 11 Senior Night domination over Glen Rock. 

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

Pope John (2) at Roxbury (9) - Boys Lacrosse - May 13th 
Eric D'Arminio tallied five goals with two assists and Matt Dancsecs added three goals to lead Roxbury, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 9-2 victory over Pope John in Succasunna.  Paul Shadel had a goal with two assists, Dave Biank dished out two assists, and Wayne Safreed made 11 saves for Roxbury, which led 3-2 at halftime. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

Click here to read additional game coverage from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Beats Kinnelon as Win Record Soars
With a win over Kinnelon, the Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team on Monday improved to 16-3 its already impressive record. The Gaels played their game against the Colts on a wet grass field covered with goose droppings, but overcame the less-than-ideal conditions to win 10-5. The team heads into the state tournament seeded 2nd and plays West Windsor Plainsboro South on Wednesday at home. Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury (10) at Kinnelon (5) - Boys Lacrosse - May 15th
Eric D'Arminio scored a team-high three goals and Dave Biank and Anthony Perhacs added two goals each as Roxbury beat Kinnelon, 10-5, in Kinnelon.  Goalie Wayne Safreed made 13 saves for Roxbury, while D'Arminio, Biank, and Paul Shadel tallied two assists each. For Kinnelon, Austin Tighe netted two goals. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Goalie's House Fire Doesn't Stop Roxbury Boys Lacrosse from Advancing in States
Even though its goaltender was dealing with a family crisis, the Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team easily beat West Windsor Plainsboro South on Wednesday to advance in the state tournament.

The 17-3 victory came less than 24 hours after Gaels' starting goalie, Brandon Maresca, was  left homeless by a house fire. Thanks to the defense of No. 2 seeded Roxbury, Maresca didn't see the ball at his end of the field the entire first half.

In an interview earlier in the day, Roxbury boys lacrosse coach Chris Blough said Maresca - despite the tragedy - made a point of coming to school and playing in the important game. On the field, the 17-year-old Maresca made 5 saves.

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

West Windsor-Plainsboro South (3) at Roxbury (17), NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Group 3 - Boys Lacrosse - May 17th
Eric D'Arminio scored a game-high six goals along with two assists as second-seeded Roxbury defeated 15th-seeded West Windsor-Plainsboro South, 17-3, in the first round of the North Jersey, Group 3 tournament, in Succasunna.  Dave Biank finished with four goals and three assists for Roxbury. Paul Shadel added three goals and three assists. Matt Dancsecs and Owen Tarnowski each had two goals and one assist.  Roxbury will go on to face seventh-seeded Randolph in the quarterfinals, on Saturday. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Updates:
Roxbury (2) at Westfield (18) - Girls Lacrosse - May 11th
Hannah Liddy had three goals and five assists for Westfield, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, in its 18-2 victory over Roxbury in Westfield.  Olivia Shields added three goals, and Sydney Paoletti, Lila Hutchins, McKenna Edmondson and Carley Farella all chipped in two goals each for Westfield.  Emma Karnitsky and Emily Koepfler had one goal each for Roxbury in the loss. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury (14) at Wayne Hills (4) - Girls Lacrosse - May 12th
Emily Koepfler and Emma Karnitsky each recorded three goals and an assist for Roxbury in its victory over Wayne Hills, 14-4, in Wayne.  Mia Sadowski tallied two goals and an assist for Roxbury. Five other scored a goal as well, including Hannah Bhend who also had an assist. Natalie Shulkowski notched five saves in net.  Ella Harris scored two goals for Wayne Hills. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

Lady Gaels Off to Strong Start in Lacrosse
The Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team got off to a strong start Monday in the state tournament.With the win, Roxbury (13-5) tied a school record for wins in a single season.

Emily Koepfler tallied four goals with an assist and Sadie Wilson added two goals with an assist to lead fifth-seeded Roxbury to an 11-1 victory over 12th-seeded Middletown North in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 state tournament in Succasunna.
Mia Sadowski added one goal with two assists, including her 100th point of her career, for Roxbury, which advanced to Thursday's second round and will visit fourth-seeded Hopewell Valley. Sadowski now has 102 career points.  Click here to read more game coverage from the Roxbury Register.

Middletown North (1) at Roxbury (11), NJSIAA Tournament, First Round - Girls Lacrosse - May 15th
Emily Koepfler tallied four goals with an assist and Sadie Wilson added two goals with an assist to lead fifth-seeded Roxbury to an 11-1 victory over 12th-seeded Middletown North in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament in Succasunna.  Mia Sadowski added one goal with two assists, including her 100th point of her career, for Roxbury, which advanced to Thursday's second round and will visit fourth-seeded Hopewell Valley.  Roxbury recorded its 13th victory of the season, which tied a school record for wins in a single season.  Natalie Shulkowski had two saves for Roxbury.  Deanna Rinn scored in the first half for Middletown North. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Keeps on Winning 
One day after barreling over Middletown North to win the first round of the NJSIAA Tournament, the Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team on Tuesday crushed another team: Governor Livingston.  The Gaels defeated the New Providence based Highlanders 15-6, riding high on multiple-goal efforts by Melissa Murphy, Mia Sadowski, Emily Stanich and Hanna Bhend. Points also came from shots made by Emily Koepfler and Emma Karnitsky.

The victory followed the team's May 15 routing of Middletown North in the first round of the state tournament. The fifth-seeded Gaels held their 12 th-seeded opponent to only one point while scoring six in the first half and five in the second to win 11-1 and advance to the second round. That game, against No. 4 seed Hopewell Valley takes place on May 18.  Roxbury is now 14-5 on the year.  Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Gov. Livingston (6) at Roxbury (15) - Girls Lacrosse - May 16th
Melissa Murphy led Roxbury with three goals and two assists as the team beat Governor Livingston, 15-6, in Succasunna.  Mia Sadowski and Emily Stanich each added three goals. Emily Koepfler recorded a goal and an assist. Hannah Bhend found the back of the net twice, and Emma Karnitsky scored and handed out an assist. Goalie Natalie Shulkowski made four saves.  Elena Gerrato led Gov. Livingston with two goals. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Track Updates:
Roxbury's Smith, Morris Hills' Chappell Impress on Day 1 of Morris County Championships 
There was plenty of way to stay motivated at the 2017 Morris County Tournament Tuesday.  For  Roxbury 's Alexis Smith, it was to make sure she made the her last county tournament her best. For Dajon Chappell of  Morris Hills , it was about keeping his sights on the NJ#1 distance in the javelin.  It was that motivation that led those two, along with several other athletes, to a successful first day at Boonton. Smith placed first in the 400m race for the second time in as many years and finished with an NJ#5 time of 56.84 seconds.

Click here to read more coverage of this event 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. 


Roxbury Boys Golf Updates:
Boys Golf: Ryan Lee shoots even-par 72 to lead Old Tappan to title at North 1-2, Group 3 tournament 
Click here to see Roxbury's standings from the NJ.com.

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

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


Let's Bring France to Roxbury...
Only 4 students left!

Be 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 3rd-24th. If your family is interested in hosting, please contact Jen Wilkerson at jenji@comcast.net for more information.

5th Annual HWS vs. Morris All-Star Meet - May 20th
We are excited to announce that GardenStateHSW.com has selected Roxbury to Host the 5th Annual 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!

Click here to read the Lineups set for HWS vs. Morris County All-Star Wrestling Match from NJ.com.

Lincoln/Roosevelt Art Show - June 12th

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

Come check out the talent!

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


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, Rockaway Students Honored for Excellence by County Freeholders
The  Morris County Board of Freeholders honored two County College of Morris students who have been named to the  New Jersey All-State Academic Team based on exceptional educational achievements and contributions to the community.

Spyridoula Fontinis of Roxbury and Michael Gosden of Rockaway Borough accepted county certificates from the Freeholder Board on Monday, May 8, to honor their selection to the Academic Team.

Fontinis also was chosen as a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar.

Click here to read more about this achievement from the Roxbury Register.


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.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

'Lake Hopatcong For All' Suggest Lake Behavior, Courtesies
Call it a suggested  code of conduct.  Some might call it common sense courtesy.  Officially, however, the  Lake Hopatcong Foundation  is calling is "Lake Hopatcong For All."  It's a list of guidelines aimed at stemming boating problems, particularly those experienced in the Byram Cove section of the lake, over the course of the past few summers.

"The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has been working to facilitate an agreement among various users of the lake to address the controversy which arose this winter over proposed new boating regulations," foundation member Marty Kane said.

Click here to read more about these courtesies from the Roxbury Register.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Information Session for the Tree-Killing Emerald Ash Borer -  May 22nd - 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

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 
- 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.
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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