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School "Wear Blue Day" to Help Roxbury Cops Ride Unity Tour

February 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police are nearing their goal of raising enough money to send 17 officers to the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride in May, an effort that should get a big boost March 3 when township schools will chip in with a “wear blue day” fundraiser.

As of Wednesday, the department’s Police Unity Tour “team page” showed that nearly $25,000 had been ...

New Bus Route Will Take Roxbury Kids to Summer STEM Program

ROXBURY, NJ - A bus route coming this summer will allow kids from Roxbury to participate in the Summer STEM Institute (SSI) in Cedar Knolls, the institute recently announced.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The SSI offers fun, co-ed programs for youth entering grades one through six, said STEM Program Director Bill SanFilippo in a press release.

“Children ...

RHS Debate Team wins Northwest Debate League Championship

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Debate Team recently won the Northwest Debate League Championship for the first time in decades.

The victory came at a debate where 16 teams from eight schools came together at the turf of defending champs West Morris Central High School in Chester.

Both the Roxbury Negative and Affirmative teams advanced to the final rounds by winning two ...

67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, a Roxbury Grad Gets an Award

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a Roxbury High School graduate who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her contribution to ...

Roxbury Children Working to Conquer Cancer

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School is working to help conquer cancer with upcoming events.

The school is inviting the community to support the efforts of its students in assisting families going through treatment at Morristown Children’s Oncology Unit by holding a toy drive over the next month for Goryeb Children’s Oncology Unit’s Treasure Box.

The ...

Roxbury Eyes Spending $580K on "Man Traps" for Schools

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury school board is looking to spend more than a half-million dollars this year to build “man traps” at three schools and it hopes to eventually install the security vestibules at all seven schools in the district.

Man traps are small rooms, built inside building entrances, that provide an additional layer of security. Inside the rooms, people wishing to ...

Roxbury's Nixon Elementary Gets Sustainability Grant

ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School was recently awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools capacity-building grant to assist the school's "green team" as it leads and coordinates sustainability activities, said the organization and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).

Nixon’s grant submission focused on the topic of Rethinking Recycling.

The ...

Roxbury Students Learn Oil Painting from a Master

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School art students are learning techniques, and getting the lowdown on art as a career, from a professional: MaryBeth Thielhelm.

Thielhelm has been participating in the high school's artist-in-residence program over the past few months. Her final session will take place next week.

Twenty-three advanced art students from the Portfolio Development and AP ...

EMS Roxbotix Jr. Teams Gets Shot at State Tournament

ROXBURY, NJ - The Eisenhower Middle School Robotics Team (Roxbotix Jr.) joined 24 other teams Jan. 22 at Morris Knolls High School in another First Tech Challenge Competition.

EMS finished in 14th place, but was selected again to be a part of a playoff alliance after six qualifying matches. All matches are two-on-two, Playoff captains choose their playoff partners, and that ...

Roxbury Soccer Ace Jamie Irwin Signs with Bryant University

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School soccer player signed Wednesday a letter of intent to attend Bryant University in Rhode Island where she will study veterinary science and play soccer.

Irwin, a senior and 4-year starter for the Roxbury Gaels girls soccer team, said she chose Bryant because it is close to home, has small class sizes and offers a great ...

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