NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of May 26 , 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
Happy Memorial Day Weekend from Roxbury Schools!
 

Wishing you all a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. In honor of all the veterans as well as the active service members. Thank you for all you do for us!


Roxbury Reminders:
  • DISTRICT CALENDAR UPDATE - The district used four (4) snow days. Tuesday, May 30th is now a school day. The district will be closed on Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th.  Click here to view the district calendars.

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!

New Franklin School Principal Getting Her Feet Wet
What started as an interim position at the grades K-4 Franklin School in Succasunna looks like it might just become a permanent principal's position for Montville Township resident Lisa Ferrare.  She began as an interim principal in the first weeks of March, filling in for Principal Chris Deery. Deery, however, has been moved to another position in the K-12 district, and now has announced plans to retire on Nov. 1.

At the Franklin School, she said she wants to get to know everyone and build strong relationships before setting goals for the school.  "They already have a lot of good programs in place here," she said. "There are great things for families. Everyone is so friendly," she said.  Students in Roxbury, she said, are all so polite, kind and welcoming, as they get to know her.

In April, Superintendent of Schools Loretta Radulic introduced Franklin parents to Ferrare by a letter posted to the school's website.  "Mrs. Ferrare comes to us with a total of 15 years of experience in education, with seven being served as a building-level administrator. Her role as an assistant principal and then as principal in the Springfield Public School District, along with her time spent as an interim instructional supervisor for the Millburn Township Public Schools, have afforded Mrs. Ferrare the opportunity to work with students and teachers in all subject areas and specialties, including special education and English as a Second Language," Radulic said.

Click here to read the full article from the Roxbury Register!

EMS Annual Student Unity Tour Raises Funds for Roxbury Police
Seventh and eighth graders from Eisenhower Middle School participated in its second annual EMS Student Unity Tour yesterday afternoon under clear skies and warm weather at Horseshoe Lake Park.
 
Over 270 middle schoolers and some staff rode their bikes and cheered on their classmates to raise money for the National Police Unity Tour.
 
Student riders had the option to ride one lap (1.75 miles) or two laps (3.5 miles) around Horseshoe Lake Park to honor Police Officers that had fallen in the line of duty. EMS students were fortunate enough to ride alongside many of the local police officers that participated in the National Unity Tour a few weeks ago to Washington, D.C.

This year's EMS Student Unity Tour raised more than $6,000 for the National Police Unity Tour.

Click here to read more about this event and to see more pictures!

Click here to read more and see additional pictures from Tap Into Roxbury.

First Roxbury "Summer Kickoff" Gives Back to Social Services
A group clapped along to the beat as Irish step dancers performed onstage. Tents run by local businesses and organizations offered information about their services and fundraising efforts. People dropped off canned goods as donations to Roxbury Social Services.  The Roxbury High School Student Council's first "Summer Kickoff" was in full swing.  Held Saturday at Horseshoe Lakeu Park in Succasunna, the event "was created to bring the community together for one day where everyone is involved, all age groups invited and all types of activities are included," the student council said.

Entertainment was provided in many forms at the "Kickoff," where attendees could enjoy food trucks, outdoor games, live bands and dance performances, or check out vendor tents where clothing, jewelry and other products were sold.  Reduced ticket prices were offered to anyone who brought a canned food item as a donation to Roxbury Social Services. The donation response was fairly large, according to Mathis, who said student council members had already loaded some of the canned goods into their cars less than two hours into the event. One person showed up just to drop off his own bag of cans while he was in the area, she said.  Click here to read more about the Summer Kickoff from Tap Into Roxbury.

Local Pro Rockers to Play Saturday at "Roxbury Summer Kickoff" -- Click here to read more about the Summer Kickoff Entertainment from Tap Into Roxbury.

S.A.I.L. Academy Covers Keeping Your Kids Safe Online at Home
The fourth and final installment of the Student Academic Intervention and Learning (SAIL) Parent Academy for this year was held at Franklin School on May 18th.
 
Families were treated to free ice cream sundaes on a hot May day before parents were split off to attend a workshop on keeping kids safe online at home.
 
Detective Brian Kearns from the NJ State Police showed parents what to be on the lookout for technology and Internet wise to keep their kids safe. The presentation, though geared for the elementary level also covered the middle and high school ages.

Click here to read more about this parent academy.


Roxbury High School Honors Latest Groups of 'Students of the Month'
Roxbury High School, located in Succasunna, has honored its students of the month for April.

The student recognition program at Roxbury High School is designed to identify model students. Recognizing student achievement helps to create a more positive school climate and culture. Each month, from October through May, a student will be recognized as "Student of the Month" in one of 11 subject areas, for capturing what it means to be a model student, reinforcing the ideals of hard work, determination, perseverance, and persistence.

Click here to read these Students of the Month from the Roxbury Register!

Nixon School JAM Raises Funds FOR THE KIDS
Nixon Elementary School in Landing, NJ brought back the JAM and put it out to the school community to help raise money FOR THE KIDS and the Four Diamonds Association.
The Nixon community was asked to bring in donations during the week of May 8th to help the children at Hershey Hospital.
 
Principal Danielle Lynch shared with the Nixon families via her blog, "It was with extreme pride that I share with you the final amount collected FOR THE KIDS. With the additional donations made, the Nixon School community collected $1,532.64! This incredible display of generosity sends a powerful message to our students...it truly does take JUST A MINUTE to make a difference."

Click here to read more about Nixon's donation FOR THE KIDS.

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.

Congrats Alexis Smith, Named 2017 NJSIAA Scholar Athlete of the Year
Roxbury High School senior Alexis Smith was named the 2017 NJSIAA Scholar Athlete of the Year at a program on May 21st in Edison, NJ. 

This award is given to a student who competes at a high level on a varsity sport, has a high grade point average, and exhibits outstanding school and community citizenship.  In attendance were coaches Derek Bischoff and Laura Schmidt.

Kleinsorgen and Voelbel Named Morris County Scholar Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to Roxbury High School Seniors Jackie Kleinsorgen and Tucker Voelbel for being named 2017 Morris County Scholar Athletes of the Year by the MCSADA on May 24th.

Jackie is the daughter of Debbie and Eric Kleinsorgen. She is ranked in the top 10 of the Senior class and a member of the National Honor Society. Jackie is a four letter winner for the Gaels Swim Team and will swim for the University of Miami next year.

Tucker Voelbel is ranked in the top 10 of his class and a National Honor Society member as well. He earned three letters in both football and baseball. Tucker will attend Virginia Tech University in the fall.

Athletic Trainer Joe Koch Named Winner of the 2017 Newell Regional Award

Congratulations Roxbury High School Athletic Trainer Joe Koch for being named the winner of the 2017 Newell Regional Award.  The Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide local athletic communities. 

Koch is now eligible for the National Award which  will be determined by The Newell Award National Committee and announced in May 2017.



Roxbury Baseball Updates:
Roxbury Baseball Beats the Heat and Bloomfield
The Roxbury High School baseball team played, and won, a scorcher in Bloomfield on Thursday where the heat was so oppressive the opposing pitcher had to call time out for a water break.  But the Gaels kept their cool, coming out with an early lead that was helped by Will Findlay's home run blast to left field. Tucker Voelbel and Jared Shimenti both scored doubles while the rest of the lineup kept things hot with singles and multiple base stealing.  Pitching was a real team effort with Jared Shimenti starting, Will Findlay and Mike Roumes relieving and Thomas Darling closing out the game. Both teams had 11 hits, but the final score had the Gaels on top: Roxbury 11, Bloomfield 8. Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury (11) at Bloomfield (8) - Baseball - May 18th
Will Findlay hit a three-run home run and Jared Schimenti collected three more RBIs as Roxbury defeated Bloomfield, 11-8, in Bloomfield.  Schimenti collected his runs off a double and a single as Michael Roumes plated two more runs off three singles. Findlay also earned the win on the hill as he pitched one inning in relief and struck out two batters while allowing an earned run off one hit.  Roger Garcia and Kyle Tice led Bloomfield at the plate with two RBIs apiece with both players tallying those runs off doubles. Elliot Urgent posted a triple as Danny Carter and Emmanuel Corporan each collected a double. Marcus Wolf was tagged with the loss. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Baseball Wins Squeaker to Advance in State Tournament
The Roxbury High School baseball team on Monday advanced in state tournament play by narrowly defeating Ramapo at home.  The 10-9 victory in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament means the Gaels will next take on either West Essex or Old Tappan.  It was a back-and-forth contest that had Roxbury jump in front first in the second inning only to have Ramapo put five runs on the scoreboard in the next inning to tie the game.  The Gaels are now 16-8. 

Click here to read more coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Ramapo (9) at Roxbury (10), NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 - Baseball - May 22nd
Senior first baseman Dan Hankowski went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI for fifth-seeded Roxbury in its 10-9 victory over 12th-seeded Ramapo in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament.  Freshman right fielder Jared Schimenti went 1-for-3 with three RBI for Roxbury.  Junior Donovan Brady tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowed one earned run on four hits and struck out three batters to pick up the win.  Roxbury will take on the winner of 13th-seeded West Essex and fourth-seeded Old Tappan in the next round. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Softball Updates:
Roxbury (0) at Indian Hills (7), NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 - Softball - May 18th
Angela Saric allowed no runs off six hits and struck out eight batters as eighth-seeded Indian Hills topped ninth-seeded Roxbury, 7-0, in the opening round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament in Oakland.  Caitlyn Logatto provided the pop at the plate for Indian Hills, driving in three runs off three singles. Julia Blezow added another RBI thanks to two triples and a single while Adriana Saab collected a triple as well.  Emily Song paced Roxbury at the plate with two singles as Natalie Decena, Hailey Womer, Jessica Michaels and Shannon Foote also posted a single.  Indian Hills will now face the winner of top-seeded West Essex and 16th-seeded Ramapo in the quarterfinal round on Monday at a time to be determined. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury (1) at Morris Knolls (5) - Softball - May 19th
Kayla Turcios, Nicole Reilly and Meaghan Thompson combined to pitch a no-hitter and lead Morris Knolls to a 5-1 victory over Roxbury in Rockaway.  Morgan DeLoreto had a hit, scored a run and knocked in two for Morris Knolls. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Updates:
Roxbury Lacrosse Stomps Randolph in State Game, Gives Coach 100th Career Win
The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team easily beat Randolph 12-3 in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey Group 3 state tournament sectionals on Saturday, giving its coach his 100th career win in the process.  The credit for the victory goes to the defense as much as the offense. The Gaels' defenders kept Randolph scoreless in the first half while the offense racked up seven goals. 

Roxbury's offense was lead by senior and captain Dave Biank, who broke the 100-points-per-season threshold with six goals and one assist. The rest of the scoring came from a slew of teammates. Matt Dancsecs had two goals and one assist, Eric D'Arminio had a goal and three assists, Anthony Perhaps and Zach Poissant each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Fehsal had a goal and Paul Shadel had three assists.  Goaltender Wayne Safreed made six saves.  In trouncing the Rams, Roxbury handed coach Chris Blough his 100th career victory and advanced the team on to the state semifinals.  The 18-3 Gaels next take on Princeton on Wednesday at home. Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Randolph (3) at Roxbury (12), NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, North Jersey, Group 3 - Boys Lacrosse - May 19th
Dave Biank notched his 100th point of the season contributing six goals and one assist for second-seeded Roxbury, in its win over seventh-seeded Randolph, 12-3, in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Group 3 tournament in Succasunna.  Roxbury Head Coach Chris Blough also earned his 100th career win.  Matt Dancsecs recorded two goals and one assist while Eric D'Arminio had one goal and three assists for Roxbury. Anthony Perhacs, Zach Poissant and Ryan Fehsal each had a goal as well.  Roxbury will take on the winner of third-seeded Northern Highlands, No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, and sixth-seeded Princeton in the semifinal round on Wednesday, May 24. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Biank, Blough milestones send Roxbury to first sectional semifinals -- Click here to read this coverage from the Roxbury Register.

In a Roxbury High School First, Boys Lacrosse Reaches State Finals
The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team on Wednesday beat Princeton and made history in doing so: The Gaels, for the first time, made it to the finals in state tournament play.Roxbury's 6-5 defeat of Princeton in the semifinal match came with only a few seconds left when Matt Dancsecs broke a 5-5 tie for a dramatic victory in a tight game. Dancsecs's goal was his third of the game, a contest in which Dave Biank, Paul Shadel and Eric D'Arminio also each scored goals.The state championship game will pit the 19-3 Gaels against No. 1 seed Summit on Saturday. Summit defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood 13-4 on Wednesday. 


Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Updates:
Roxbury, with Late Run, Beats Hopewell Valley in North 2, Group 3 Quarterfinals
When the fourth and fifth seeds meet up in the state tournament the expectation is usually for a competitive game, which is exactly what  Hopewell Valley and  Roxbury delivered Thursday.  The teams traded goals throughout the game, with neither able to take a lead larger than three.  Fifth-seeded Roxbury trailed by a goal before connecting four times in the final 15 minutes of the game to defeat fourth-seeded Hopewell Valley, 9-7, in the quarterfinal round of the  NJISAA/Investors Bank North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament Roxbury advances to the semifinal round to take on top seed Summit, No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20, on Monday. Summit ousted the Gaels from the tournament last year. Click here to read more game coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury to Face Top-Seed Summit in Girls Lacrosse Semifinals
Junior Emma Karnitsky tallied four goals, including two in the final 15 minutes, with an assist and senior Emily Koepfler added four goals, highlighted by three in the second half, to lead fifth-seeded Roxbury High School  to a come-from-behind 9-7 victory over fourth-seeded Hopewell Valley in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 girls lacrosse tournament in Pennington.  Roxbury (15-5), which has won four straight and six of its last eight games, will visit top-seeded Summit, No. 3 in the current  NJ.com  Top 20, in Monday's semifinals. Click here to read more coverage from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury (3) at Summit (14), NJSIAA Tournament, Semifinal Round, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 - Girls Lacrosse
Katia Carnevale tallied a game-high five goals and Anna Huntley-Robertson added three scores to lead top-seeded Summit, No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 14-3 victory over fifth-seeded Roxbury in the semifinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament in Summit.  Summit will host neighbor second-seeded and No. 11 Chatham in Thursday's final.  Julia Szynal had two goals with four assists and Anna DiSibio, Aca Spotts, Shannon Groskoph, and Kelsey Space each posted a goal apiece for Summit, which will host neighbor second-seeded and No. 11 Chatham in Thursday's final.  Maddie Collins had four saves in the win.  Emma Karnitsky, Hannah Bhend, and Mia Sadowski each had a goal apiece and Sadie Wilson and Emily Koepfler each dished an assist apiece for Roxbury. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Track Updates:
Roxbury High School Athletes Raising Money for National Championships

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

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

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

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


Roxbury Boys Golf Updates:
Roxbury Golf Wins 3rd Sectional Championship

The Roxbury Golf Team avenged an earlier season loss to Randolph on May 22 to win its third straight conference county championship.   The team won 164-167 at Flanders Gold thanks to a fantastic 35 shot by senior captain Tom Fleming.  The team is currently 13-4.

Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury High School Senior Art Show - June 1st

Join us for the Roxbury High School Senior Art Show next Thursday, June 1st from 7-9 p.m. in the RHS Auxiliary Gym (by the Gym Entrance).

Come out and support the arts and these talented students!



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.

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 - June 30th

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

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



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

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


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


Roxbury Alumni News

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

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


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


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

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

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

SURVEYS AND REVIEWS
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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.
 
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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!

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!

Memorial Day Honors

Members of the Alward an d Henry Meeker VFW Post 2833, Auxilia ry and friends placed flags on the graves of veterans in Roxbury in preparation for Memorial Day. From left, are Anita Fehsal, David Houtz, Christine Houtz, Don Banta, Bob Mederos, Len Wack andRick Collari.

Click here to see this in the Roxbury Register.



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.

State Honors Roxbury Cops for Helping Social Services
The Roxbury Police Department was honored Monday by the state Attorney General's Office for conducting its  annual food drive to help Roxbury Social Services .

The department was one of four Morris County police organizations among more than 30 statewide that were named in the attorney general's community policing awards ceremony at the Rutgers University Livingston Campus Student Center.

In awarding Roxbury, the Attorney General's Office pointed out how the department "conducts an annual food drive with incentives for children who donate food items," pointing out that kids who donate the items get to meet a Roxbury police officer and get their photos taken with them and displayed on the department's Facebook page as "Hunger Heros."

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


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

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

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

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

Residents Can 'Adopt A Road' in Roxbury Township

Roxbury Announces Self-Serve Portal 24/7 Rox & Connected Roxbury NJ
Roxbury continues to deliver innovative customer service with their new self-serve on-line portal called 24/7 Rox. Now you can keep up-to-date with all the exciting news in Roxbury Township. On any day at any time, you can query property information, search and track your permit, schedule a building inspection, receive status updates, file a service request, or research any property in town. You are no longer limited to access town hall during regular business hours; Roxbury Township is open 24/7! 24/7 Rox is accessed from our website (www.roxburynj.us) and our mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.
Roxbury Recreation Upcoming Programs and Events!

Roxbury Recreations sports and activities are now posted
here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Public Library Events: 

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

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

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

Computer Classes 
Registration required. Classes for Roxbury cardholders only. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

College Prep with the Roxbury Community School

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Mondays:
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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