At Rowdy Meeting, Roxbury School Board Chief Calls for Pow-Wow with Union

April 24, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Warning that full contract negotiation between the Roxbury School Board and the district’s teachers’ union might not take place until June 2019 - due to mediation and fact-finding timeframes - board president Leo Coakley on Monday suggested representatives from both sides meet informally this week to “narrow areas of disagreement.”

Striking a ...

Roxbury's Alie Ramage Commits to South Carolina Rugby

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School senior Alison “Alie” Ramage on Monday signed  a letter of intent to play rugby at the University of South Carolina in the fall.

She signed surrounded by her parents, David and Diane Ramage; her coaches, Tom Feury and Gene Caufield; her Morris Rugby co-captain, Ciara Sharkey and several supportive classmates.

Ramage, ...

Roxbury Woman Wins CCM Alumni Achievement Award

RANDOLPH, NJ - Succasunna resident Vasiliki Tsigas-Fotinis will receive the County College of Morris Alumni Achievement Award when the college next month honors four of its outstanding graduates.

Tsigas-Fotinis, CCM Class of 1982, is a creative learning consultant.

The County College of Morris (CCM) Foundation will honor her, and three of the college’s other outstanding alumni, ...

Roxbury Choirs Bring Home Gold From D.C Competition

ROXBURY, NJ - Six choirs from Roxbury High School achieved gold ratings recently at a competition in Washington D.C.

Competing in the annual Heritage Festival were the Roxbury Men’s Choir, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, Revelation, Chorale, and Classic Sounds Honors under the direction of Patrick Hachey, Krista Sweer and R. Daniel Salyerds.

In addition to achieving six gold ratings, ...

Roxbury Teachers Union Calls Board Statement 'Piece of Fiction'

ROXBURY, NJ - Responding to an April 11 "negotiations update" press release from the Roxbury Board of Education, the union representing Roxbury's teachers today issued a rebuttal in the form of a letter to TAPinto Roxbury.

The letter, signed by Roxbury Education Association President Cindy Krill, is published below. The only changes made were to make it comply with ...

Roxbury High School Robotics Seeks Sponsors for Championship Trip

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbotix, the Roxbury High School robotics team, is hoping the community will support its goal of traveling to Detroit, Michigan later this month to compete in the FIRST World Championship event.

The team is trying to raise $10,000 and has set up a GoFundMe page at: The Detroit event runs from April 25 to April 28.

"Time is ...

Lake Hopatcong 'Floating Classroom' Launched at Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Wednesday launched onto Lake Hopatcong its long-awaited "floating classroom" educational vessel. The launch took place at Lake Hopatcong State Park in Landing.

The 40-foot covered catamaran pontoon boat seats 40. It will be used to teach area students and the public about Lake Hopatcong. The boat, built by ...

Roxbury Board of Education Issues Contract 'Negotiations Update'

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Board of Education's contract negotiations committee today distributed a press release related to its ongoing contract negotiations with the Roxbury Education Association.

The press release is being published as sent, with only minor changes to conform to TAPinto Roxbury style:

The Roxbury Board of Education maintains its vision for negotiations: ...

Roxbury High School Art on Display at Town Hall

ROXBURY, NJ - The main entrance to the Roxbury Township’s Municipal Building has become an art gallery of sorts, thanks to Roxbury students whose efforts are on display there..

Roxbury High School Visual Arts Lead Teacher and Visual Arts Teacher Renee Zengel shared how this came about.

“Earlier this year, John Shepherd, the town manager reached out to (Roxbury Schools) ...

Living in 'Animal Farm,' A Roxbury Parent’s Account

ROXBURY, NJ - The father of an Eisenhower Middle School student recently told eighth graders at the school, who are now reading George Orwell's Animal Farm that the book's satirical portrayal of Communism resonated with his experiences growing up in Communist Cuba.

The father, Alex Del Rosario, said his early years in Cuba influenced his appreciation for what he has today in ...

Roxbury School Board Statement Inaccurate and Misleading

April 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to the Roxbury Board of Education’s April 11 online news release regarding the status of negotiations with the Roxbury Education Association (REA). 

To say we are disappointed by this piece of fiction, written by what can only be described as selective memory on their part, is putting it mildly.  It is inaccurate, misleading, and a ...

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MWBI Music Festival At Roxbury, April 21

April 12, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School, Music for All, and the Roxbury Band Parents Association (RHSBPA) are pleased and proud to announce the Fifth Annual Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational (MWBI) Saturday, April 21 in the Roxbury High School Auditorium, 1 Bryant Drive, in Succasunna, NJ.

This all-day music festival will be filled with 18 performances by several of the regions most ...