NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of May 5 , 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.
  • ROXBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - The next Roxbury Board of Education Meeting is Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the L/R auditorium. Come help us honor our Teachers of the Year! 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!

Board of Education to Honor Teachers of the Year Monday Night
Roxbury Township Public Schools, a K-12 district preparing the children of today for tomorrow, will recognize its 2016/2017 Teachers of the Year at the Monday, May 8th Board of Education meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School Auditorium at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna.

Community members, parents, students, and staff are invited to join the Board in their recognition of these individuals. 


Roxbury Schools Becomes a Google Reference District
The Roxbury Township Public Schools was recently added to Google for Education's Reference Districts. Google for Education Reference Districts are districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes.
 
Roxbury was identified and acknowledged by Google as being a district that demonstrates vision and thought leadership through the strong adoption of Google Apps for Education technology to drive positive learning outcomes and a district willing and excited to share their experiences, learning, and best practices with others.

Click here to read more about this distinction and what's next for Roxbury.

EMS Prepares for 2nd Annual Student Unity Tour
The Eisenhower Middle School's Character Education Committee is running its second annual EMS Student Unity Tour on Wednesday, May 24th (Rain Date: Thursday, May 25th) at noon at Horseshoe Lake Park to raise money for the National Police Unity Tour. 

"The EMS Student Unity Tour began last year and raised funds for the National Police Unity Tour. As a school, we proudly donated $2,500 to the Memorial of police officers who have fallen in the line of duty," shared Heather Roddy, EMS Physical Education teacher and event coordinator. 

Student riders will have the option to ride one lap (1.75 miles) or two laps (3.5 miles) around Horseshoe Lake Park to honor Police Officers that have fallen in the line of duty. The students will be riding alongside local police officers.  All EMS students are invited to participate in this Police Unity Tour as riders or as supporters of their peers. Each rider or student spectator must raise at least $25 in donations in order to participate. 

Click here to  read more about this upcoming event!
Click here to read additional coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

TJ Mathis, EMS 8th Grader, Honored at Morris County's MSLA Dinner
Roxbury Township Public Schools is proud to announce that one of its students, Thomas J. (TJ) Mathis, an eighth grader at Eisenhower Middle School, received the Morris County Superintendent's Middle School Leadership Award (MSLA) by the Morris County Association of School Administrators (MCASA) on Tuesday night at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.
 
This award is for graduating middle school students whose actions and deeds "represent a model of citizenship and leadership in their respective school community". 

Click here to read more about TJ's achievement and this award.


EMS Receives $1,000 Award for Physical Education
Joe Gangemi, Health and Physical Education teacher at Eisenhower Middle School was recently awarded $1,000 on behalf of California Casualty to be used for the Eisenhower Middle School Physical Education program.
 
California Casualty has partnered with education associations for more than 65 years. According to their website, "We understand the growing financial strain on our public schools, and we want to help our friends in the education community."
 
The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant was established to provide support to public middle and high schools sports programs negatively impacted by reduced budgets.  Click here to read more about this award and how it will be used at EMS.

Mini-JAM at Nixon to Raise Funds to Support Children's Cancer Treatments
Nixon Elementary School in Landing, New Jersey has brought back the JAM!  Two years ago, the school ran Nixon's JAM and it was a huge success. It is now back and is bigger and better than ever!
 
"JAM stands for JUST A MINUTE because here at Nixon we believe it only takes one minute to make a difference to be the best that you can be," explained the Nixon Culture and Climate JAM Committee.
 
Students and staff, led by the Nixon Culture and Climate Committee (CCC), came together on Friday to sing and dance to their theme song appropriately named, "It Only Takes a Minute."
 
For this year's JAM, Nixon is partnering with students and staff from Roxbury High School's Mini-Thon Committee to raise money for the Hershey Children's Hospital to support cancer treatments for children.

Click here to read more about this year's JAM and how they plan to raise funds for Hershey Children's Hospital.

Roxbury High School Awarded Sustainability Grant
Roxbury High School was awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools capacity-building grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects including an outdoor science lab, sustainability curriculum, school wellness programs, hydroponic and aeroponic gardens, green walls, wind and solar energy charging stations, recycling and more. 

Denise Glenn, RHS Science Supervisor for grades 6-12 submitted a grant proposal on Seeds of Sustainability: School Garden. The plan is for the high school to purchase aeroponic tower gardens to grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables for students and faculty that will be maintained by students in service learning programs and the environmental club. The garden will be used to teach various lessons, including science, sustainability, and healthy eating. 

Click here to read more about this project for RHS.

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 January, February, and March.

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!

Roxbury High School Lists Third Marking Period Honor Roll
Roxbury High School, located in Succasunna, has listed its honor roll students for the third marking period of the 2016-17 school year.  To qualify for High Honor Roll, all grades are 90 and above. To qualify for Honor Roll, all grades are 80 and above. 

Click here to read the list of students who made honor roll from the Roxbury Register.

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!


RHS Performing Arts Spring Masterworks Choral Concert - May 5th

The Roxbury High School Performing Arts department invites you to the Spring Choral Masterworks Concert taking place in the RHS Auditorium on Friday, May 5th at 7 p.m. The students are doing a great job, and we would be thrilled to see you in the audience. T hanks for your continued support.

Click here to view the flyer.

Roxbury Baseball Updates:
Roxbury Baseball Beats Jefferson in Blowout
In a blowout game that allowed its coach to use a number of players who normally get limited playing time, the Roxbury High School baseball team on Friday trounced Jefferson 16-5.

The tone was set early as the Gaels racked up eight runs in the first inning while Jefferson scored none. That wouldn't happen for the remainder of the contest. In fact, Jefferson scored two runs in the second inning while keeping Roxbury off the scoreboard.

But after scoring two in the second and three in the third, Jefferson's bats went cold. The Falcons scored no runs after the third while Roxbury scored two in the fifth and two in the sixth.  The win puts Roxbury's record at 10-4.  Click here to read this game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Baseball Bumped from County Tournament
In an upset, the 5th seeded Roxbury High School baseball team got knocked out of the Morris County Tournament in the first round on Saturday as it fell to 12th seed Morris Hills.

During the game, which Morris Hills won 3-2, neither team scored until the fourth inning, when the Scarlet Knights put two runs on the scoreboard. Morris Hills added its third run in the next inning, when the Gaels came through with the first of their two runs.

Roxbury's second run came in the sixth but neither team scored in the last inning, leaving the Scarlet Knights to move on in the tournament. Last year, the Gaels made it to the tournament semifinal, where they lost to Randolph.
During Saturday's game, Roxbury's Andy Axelson hit two doubles. Roxbury is now 10-5. 

Click here to read this game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here to read additional game coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury (1) at Delbarton (4) - Baseball - May 2nd
George Parsells scattered six hits while striking out six and walking one over six innings to help Delbarton defeat Roxbury, 4-1, in Morris Township.  Billy Price tossed a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save. Price also doubled and drove in a run on a fielder's choice. Anthony Volpe (2-for-4) and Andrew Papantonis picked up an RBI apiece as well.  Will Findlay's RBI double gave Roxbury a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Delbarton stormed back with one in the third, two in the fourth and another in the fifth to seal the win. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

Montville (11) at Roxbury (5) - Baseball - May 3rd
Marc Tsukroff and Joe DelloStritto each hit a home run to lead Montville to an 11-5 victory over Roxbury in Succasunna.  Tsukroff went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored and DellosStritto added three hits with an RBI and three runs scored for Montville.  Erik Katterman had a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning to give Montville a 7-3 lead.  Michael Roumes had a solo home run in the first inning for Roxbury. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.


Roxbury Softball Updates:
Roxbury (2) at Hanover Park (6) - Softball - April 27th
Amy Petrovich went 3-for-3 with one run scored and three RBI for fifth-seeded Hanover Park in its 6-2 win over 12th-seeded Roxbury in the first round of the Morris County Tournament.  Amanda Bermel, Nikkiann Giaimo and Maddie McLaughlin all drove in one RBI each for Hanover Park.  Jessica Miller allowed one earned run over seven innings and struck out five batters to pick up the win. Click here to read this game coverage in NJ.com.

Roxbury (6) at Whippany Park (3) - Softball - May 1st
Kayla Corrente allowed three runs on six hits and struck out seven batters over seven innings of work for Roxbury in its 6-3 win over Whippany Park.  Madison Ketch went 1-for-3 with two RBI, and Hailey Womer went 1-for-3 with one RBI for Roxbury. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Columbia (0) at Roxbury (11) - Softball - May 2nd
Hailey Womer led Roxbury with three hits, a home run and four RBI in a 11-0 triumph over Columbia in Succasunna.  Natalie Decena tallied two hits with a double and three runs scored for Roxbury. Vanessa Dash went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Emily Song hit a double with three runs scored. Song pitched a shutout, allowing two hits with six strikeouts and zero walks.  Hudson Hassler and Claire Salinardo both had a hit for Columbia. Catherine John allowed four hits, six runs, five earned, four strikeouts and six walks. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury (9) at Montville (6) - Softball - May 3rd
Madison Amdur and Vanessa Dash each drove in two runs for Roxbury as it beat Montville, 9-6, in Montville.  Emily Song went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs, while Dash doubled.  Kayla Corrente went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run. She also pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing six runs (all unearned) on nine hits, striking out six and walking four.  Kelly Dodgson drove in two runs for Montville, while Gianna Palmisano went 4-for-4 with a double, RBI, and two runs. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.


Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Updates:
Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Takes Home Gael/ Rams Cup
The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team easily beat Randolph on Thursday, winning the Gael/Ram Cup for the third consecutive year and giving its coach his 50th win.

The 16-7 victory made coach Chris Blough the winningest coach in Roxbury boys lacrosse history and it put Roxbury in first place on top the NJILL Rizk League as the only undefeated team in the league.  The Gaels, now 10-1, next play Sparta on Saturday.

Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here to see more photos from this game from NJ.com.

Roxbury (15) at Sparta (13) - Boys Lacrosse - April 29th
After trailing 6-1 in the second quarter, Roxbury, No. 20 in the NJ.com Top 20, came away from an offensive shootout with a 15-13 win over Sparta in Sparta thanks to six goals from Paul Shadel.  Matt Dansecs added four goals and dished out three assists, while Eric D'Arminio scored twice.  Dave Biank scored a goal and tallied five assists and recorded his 200th career point, while Anthony Perhacs and Ben Palanchi each scored once.  Stelios Kroudis scored five goals for Sparta, while Jesse West found the back of the net three times. Click here to read this game coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Prepares for County Tourney Round Two
As the Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team gears up for the second round of Morris County Tournament competition on Tuesday, its players can look to Saturday for inspiration.

In a game that looked very bleak for the Gaels that morning, Roxbury came back to beat Sparta, a team it hasn't managed to overcome in many years. 

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


It's Second Round of County Tournament for Roxbury Boys Lacrosse
Bolstered by a strong second period - and nearly waylaid by questionable officiating - the Roxbury High School boys Lacrosse team on Monday advanced in the Morris County Tournament by beating Montville 14-10.

It was a game that saw Matt Dancsecs reach the 100 goal milestone.  Roxbury, now 12-1, takes on Madison at home on Thursday in the second round of the Morris County Tournament.

Click here to read the full game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.


Montville (10) at Roxbury (14), Morris County Tournament, First Round - Boys Lacrosse - May 2nd
Dave Blank picked up four goals and two assists while Matt Dancsecs added three goals and two assists to lead fourth-seeded Roxbury to a 14-10 win over 13th-seeded Montville in the first round of the Morris County Tournament in Roxbury. 

Roxbury will take on fifth-seeded Madison in the semifinals at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Anthony Perhacs had a goal and three assists in the win and both Zach Poissant and Paul Shadel chipped in two goals. Roxbury was able to build a six-goal lead going into halftime thanks to a 5-0 second quarter.  Jason Archer led Montville with three goals and two assists. Matt Hingle, Sean Enright and Matt Burke each found the back of the net twice.  Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.

History on the Lacrosse Field: Roxbury Heads to County Semifinals
Thanks to an overtime win against Madison on Thursday, the Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team is going where none of its predecessors has ventured: To the semifinals in the Morris County Tournament.

The 9-8 victory came on a dramatic goal by senior Eric D'Arminio, ending a contest where Roxbury was, at one point, trailing 8-6.

The game had all the makings of a short novel: The ups and downs, the disappointments and excitement, only to end in total jubilation for Roxbury and its fans. The 19th-ranked Gaels lost only one game all season and won the other 13. Their next county tournament foe: No 1-seeded Delbarton in a Saturday battle at Montville.

Click here to read the full game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.


Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Updates:
Roxbury (7) at Kinnelon (4) - Girls Lacrosse - April 27th
Emily Koepfler tallied three goals and Emma Karnitsky added two goals with two assists to lead Roxbury to a 7-4 victory over Kinnelon in Kinnelon.  Melissa Murphy and Kendall Torpin each scored one goal apiece and Natalie Shulkowski had nine saves in the win.  Katie Bonnano and Sophia LaBlanca each scored two goals apiece for Kinnelon. Click here to read this game coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Advances in County Tournament
Emily Koepfler scored five goals and one assist Saturday as the Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team beat Madison at home to advance to the Morris County Tournament quarterfinals.

In the 9-7 victory, Roxbury's Emma Karnitsky made three goals and Hanna Bhend had one.  Roxbury goaltender Natalie Shulkowski made eight saves.  The Gaels went into the second half with a 6-3 lead. The Dodgers came back to outscore Roxbury in the second half, finding the goal four times while Roxbury added three. 

Click here to read this game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.
Click here to read additional game coverage from NJ.com.
Click here to read even more from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury (3) at Chatham (15), Morris County Tournament, Quarterfinal Round - Girls Lacrosse - May 2nd
Emilie DeKeyzer scored seven goals to lead second-seeded Chatham, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 15-3 win over seventh-seeded Roxbury in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Chatham.  Zoe Kraus had three goals and two assists and Schuyler Bixby added five assists for Chatham. Frances Workman added two goals in the win.  Emily Koepfler, Kendall Torpin, and Tara Roumes each scored for Roxbury.  Chatham will face third-seeded Mendham in the semifinals on Thursday. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

North Warren (1) at Roxbury (13) - Girls Lacrosse - May 3rd
Elizabeth Poissant and Anna Cook both scored twice to lead Roxbury to a 13-1 win over North Warren in Succasunna.  Poissant, Kennidy Rauchbach, Erin Miller and Cassidy Miller all scored their first career goals. In all, 11 different players found the back of the net in the win. Roxbury led 6-0 at halftime and cruised from there.  Ashley Wojtach netted the lone goal for North Warren. Click here to read this coverage in NJ.com.
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.

Project Graduation - Donations Needed
Roxbury High School Project Graduation is in need of donations for the virtual raffle baskets. If Project Graduation money is used to purchase these items, this takes away from activities offered at Project Graduation. If willing to donate please contact Nancy Bottona at  862-219-0077  or email  ndbottona@optimum.net  for a listing of available basket categories. We need these items by May 10th so please reach out by May 5th.  We're also looking for items for door prizes (gift cards, items for cars/college, re-gifted items a teen would like - $10 value.)  Questions? Contact Nancy Bottona.

Project Graduation 'Virtual Tricky Tray' Tickets on Sale Now - May 10, 2017

The Project Graduation Virtual 'Tricky Tray' Raffle will be held during the May 10th Project Graduation meeting.

Virtual Tricky Tray Raffle Tickets are now available at $10 per ticket. 

Winner need not be present to win.

Click here to download the Virtual Tricky Tray form to buy your tickets today!





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 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.

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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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Buy a Native Plant, Help Restore an Old Roxbury Train Station
There are many well-known benefits to decorating your property with plants native to the region. Here's a new one: Native plants can help restore an old train station in Landing.

As a fundraiser for its ongoing restoration of the former Lackawanna station, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is having a native plant sale on May 6, said foundation chairman Marty Kane. The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station, which is at 125 Landing Road.

Kane said more than 25 varieties of native plants will be available. These include aster, black-eyed Susan, coneflower, bluebell and "harder to find items like witch hazel and New Jersey tea," said Kane, who is a historian.

Click here to read more about this fundraiser 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.

Grants Available for Recreation Trails through Morris County Freeholders
Some $800,000 in grants for recreational trails will be available to Morris County's 39 municipalities through the 2017  Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program, which now is kicking off its application process.

Letters of intent from interested towns are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, June 1 and formal applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, June 30. Grant awards will be announced in the late fall. Workshops to review the program and educate applicants are set for Tuesday, April 25 and Thursday, May 18.

Grants are awarded annually to qualified applicants from the county's 39 towns to build new recreational trails on municipal open space, thereby enhancing recreational opportunities for all Morris County residents.  The Board of Freeholders in 2016 approved awards of $661,000 for 13 trails projects in 13 municipalities.

Click here to read more from the Roxbury Register.


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

Primavera Noche - Raising the Roof for Levi Fundraiser

Join the Pray for Levi group on May 6th from 4-6 p.m. at the Roxbury Fire Station #1 for an open house buffet style of Italian food, live music, and dessert bar. Register online at prayforlevi.org/fundraisers. 100% of funds raised goes to help the Spencer family make their home handicapped accessible. Click here to view the flyer.


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.

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

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 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:
5/8/2017 - Workshop Meeting
5/22/2017 - Regular Meeting 
6/12/2017 - Workshop Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
6/26/2017 - Regular Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
7/24/2017 - Regular Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ) 
7/25/2017 - Retreat (Meeting at Office of Public Works, Dell Avenue, Kenvil, NJ at 5:00 p.m.)
8/28/2017 - Regular  (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
9/18/2017 - Regular
10/16/2017 - Regular
11/20/2017 - Regular
12/18/2017 - Regular
1/2/2018 - Reorganization

Location: Lincoln-Roosevelt School Auditorium (unless indicated otherwise)

Time: 7:30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise)

View the Meetings and Minutes Page here
Check the Virtual Backpack
Here we will feature events of organizations, clubs, and teams throughout our communities that serve to enrich the lives of our students. This page is updated at least twice a month.
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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