Education

January 22, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Members of a local Girl Scout Troop recently took a tour of a Roxbury based company to see how customized T-shirts are made. The girls, from Troop 6118, toured Dezine Line, Inc., on Jan. 18. The Troop is made up of fifth graders from Lincoln-Roosevelt School in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A dozen Roxbury students recently earned Google G-Suite Certification having proven their knowledge of the software. The certifications were possible because, as a Google Reference District, Roxbury was afforded a pilot opportunity from Google to have students 13 years and older ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - Students and staff of Mount Arlington schools were among many who paid tribute today to law enforcement - especially to the borough's injured officer, Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio. To participate in National Law Enforcement Day, students designed and decorated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and administrators in Roxbury schools should not be afraid of being criticized for trying new things, said Roxbury School Board President Leo Coakley on Monday. Coakley, re-elected to the board in November - chosen Monday by his colleagues to serve a second year as board ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - For the third year in a row, the Physics & Tech classes from Roxbury High School recently participated in the Trans-Options Hydrogen Fuel Cell Challenge at New Providence High School. The challenge requires students to create and race alternative energy model cars. In the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - First graders at Jefferson Elementary School held their annual Giving Tree project during December. The students collected hats, gloves, scarves and socks school-wide to donate to Roxbury Social Services. “This is such as great program to do with our students each year," said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Gingerbread men and women have a new home and community this holiday season thanks to the creative engineers in second grade at Kennedy Elementary School. Students in Liz Szigeti, Justin Iazzeti and Kathy Byrne’s classes took their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - In the military, it's good to be able to surprise your enemy. And sometimes your brother. 2017 Roxbury High School graduate Morgan Timper, whose brother Jack is a junior, pulled that off Thursday with some help from her parents and school staff. For more than a month, Jack’s ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury High School senior took first-place at a recent art show and was offered a $40,000 scholarship. The student, senior Rebecca Weng, took first place in the color drawing/illustration category. She as one of four Roxbury students winning awards at the 8th Annual Wallkill ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School’s National Honor Society recently inducted 68 new members to add to the 58 already existing members. Students inducted pledged to continue to uphold the four pillars that make up the National Honor Society (NHS) which are scholarship, service, character and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - When Pennsylvania National Guard Cpt. Joe McLaughlin visited youngsters at the Franklin Elementary School aftercare program this week, it wasn’t his first interaction with the kids. The children and McLaughlin had been pen-pals during the captain’s 9-month-long deployment in Kuwait ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Seven Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for and were accepted into the American Choral Directors Association National Honors Choir recently. The prestigious ensemble is composedof the top high school and collegiate singers in the United States. The students ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School senior Emma McDonald was one of 13 Morris County students honored recently as a Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) music student of the month. For November, the MPAC honored outstanding brass players. McDonald was nominated by Jeffry Conrad. “Emma is the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Being mind-full or mindful was just one of the questions raised at the latest Student Academic Intervention and Learning (SAIL) Parent Academy. This parent academy treated Franklin and Nixon School families to an evening of healthy living tips and activities. These families are ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School saw three seniors recently sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at institutions of higher learning. Surrounded by friends, family and teammates, Ben Palanchi signed to play men’s lacrosse at Sacred Heart University, Will Findlay signed to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in aviation, are invited to join Aviation Explorer Post 523 on Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morristown Airport. The goal of the post is to help teens experience different career paths in aviation.  On that day, the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School students who enjoy eating lunch at the new picnic tables in the school's courtyard can thank a local Boy Scout. The tables were recently installed and painted as an Eagle Scout project by Michael Lang, a senior patrol leader for Boy Scout Troop 163 in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Jefferson Elementary School Guidance Counselor Ashley Cicchino has been nominated for the 2018/2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Cicchino was recognized as a LifeChanger for her involvement in the school and district community. Cicchino has facilitated and participated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Students at St. Therese School in Succasunna had an exciting morning Wednesday as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) helicopter landed in the school parking lot. It wasn’t a raid or emergency landing. It was a pre-arranged visit; a community outreach effort by the DEA as part of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School had a beautiful fall day Oct. 19 for its second annual Green Fair. This year’s theme: Renew and Reuse. Students were able to learn about renewable energy sources and finding ways to use household items so they don’t end up in the trash. Students rotated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix robotics team recently participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the N.J. Clean Communities initiative. The team does this twice a year and receives small mini-grants to help fund their program. The Clean Communities ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School AP Literature students along with their teachers, Laura Schmidt, Allyson Spargo and Sharon Baker attended the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival on Oct. 19 at NJPAC in Newark and the surrounding area. While there, the 17 students had the opportunity to meet, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - It's official: The Roxbury Marching Gaels are undefeated in the 2018 season.' The Marching Gaels recently took first place at the Ridge Marching Madness Competition at Ridge High School -in Group 4 Open - with a score of 90.25. They also won caption awards for best music, best ...

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LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Board of Education and the Roxbury Education Association’s (REA) negotiations teams have reached common ground" for contract settlement and have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that contains the terms and details of the agreement for the 2017-2020 contract. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Board of Education will hold the fourth induction ceremony to the Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual fall Roxbury High School Academic Awards program at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, in the auditorium. Dr. Don Boroson (Class of 1969), Ret. Col. Brian Sperling (Class of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School marching band recently took first place for its group, and won many other awards, at an invitational competition. Competing at the West Orange Invitational, the  Roxbury Marching Gaels took the top prize in Group 3A with a score of 85.1. The first place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and students in the Roxbury School District will be asked to step away from technology on four days this year during what the district is calling “tech-free days.” The goal of the initiative, in part, is to teach students how to develop enough will-power to resist the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Honors Wind Symphony was recently selected as a Commended National Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project. It is a national competition, entered by recording, in which the top quarter are selected as National Winners and the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township Board of Education was one of the three latest districts to be recognized for the Carole E. Larsen Master Board Certification (MBC). School boards from Roxbury, Denville and Netcong were recognized Sept. 20 at the Morris County School Boards Association meeting ...

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