Education

September 21, 2018

ROXDBURY, NJ - As a progressive and cutting-edge district, Roxbury Township Public Schools take great pride in the continuous reflection of our vision and the educational experiences we provide for our children. This is evident in the collaborative way in which the Roxbury Board of Education and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Seven schools in Roxbury met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. These schools form part of a group of 111 schools that achieved the certification in 2018. A total of 779 schools and 303 school districts are participating in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - During the week of Aug. 28, 45 new eager educators attended Roxbury’s New Staff Orientation at Roxbury High School.  The mix of new hires included general and special education teachers, guidance counselors, nurses and leave replacements. Organized by Maryann Gibbs, Roxbury’s human ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Removing voting from Roxbury schools doesn’t seem very likely, although sub-committees of the Roxbury Township Council and the Roxbury School Board continue to discuss its feasibility. But at least one Roxbury resident wants to know if most people in town really care. Shawn ...

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(Cedar Knolls, NJ) The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council Scouts has started its fundraising season with the always expected and delicious popcorn sale. Across Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties you will find Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crews selling popcorn ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Community School, part of Roxbury Township Public Schools, announces its 2018/2019 programs and trips for little kids, big kids and adults too.  Upcoming Adult Programs Our adult programs are open to all Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents. Aerobics with Annette ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A town full of community events is getting another in October: A run in Succasunna that will include stops at different "fitness stations." The Oct. 16 event, announced this week by the school district, is being called the inaugural "FitnessRox Family Fun Run." It will take place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – To ensure the safety of students, the Roxbury school district should close schools on Election Day and the state should require the same thing at schools statewide when schools are used as polling places, says the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The council, on Monday, passed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury School Board President Leo Coakley will be the only incumbent on the ballot in the November board of education election, when voters will chose from four candidates for three seats on the board. Board members Ron Lucas and Margaret Casola are not seeking re-election to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Former law enforcement officers working as security personnel in Roxbury schools will be permitted to carry handguns on the job under a policy approved recently by the school board. Only security officers who meet state qualifications, including State Police review, will be allowed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The debate about removing voting from Roxbury schools is heating up; it was the subject of spirited discussions by the school board on Monday and by the town council on Tuesday. At its meeting, the school board heard Roxbury council members Dan Kline, Jaki Albrecht and Richard ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - School's out for summer, but before that happened the Roxbury School Board took some time to hear from, and congratulate the educators and athletes involved in Roxbury High School's spring sports successes. At the recent meeting, Roxbury Schools Director of Athletics Stuart Mason ...

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JEFFERSON, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation recently announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships: Nicholas Karpiak of Hopatcong Borough and Liam Fitzgerald of Jefferson.  Each year, the Foundation awards two $1,000 scholarships to local graduating seniors whose future studies have been ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange-Maplewood school officials are defending their lack of candor about a former Maplewood teacher's aide who was charged with several lewd acts involving minors, including sexually assaulting them in a Roxbury supermarket last year. A June 19 report on NJ.com about the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat. As the school year comes to an end, the lessons will continue: the Lake Hopatcong ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School (RHS) Special Education Teacher Karen D’Amico was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, D'Amico was nominated by RHS junior Victoria Cotero. In a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Sixteen Roxbury High School seniors displayed their artistic artwork and skill May 31 at this year’s Annual Senior Art Show. Students showed pieces and answered questions during their open gallery spaces. Seniors featured this year were Daniella Andreotta, Ashley Armstrong, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township Board of Education this week acknowledged this year’s Roxbury High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian, the district’s seven educators of the year and its newest retirees. Community members, parents, students, staff and families joined the board in their ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Annual Senior Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday and 150 seniors from the Class of 2018 were recognized for academic achievement and scholarships. A special award was presented to retiring school principal Jeffrey Swanson. Students who earned 3.75 GPA ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Eisenhower Middle School Principal Dominick Miller was chosen this week to replace retiring Roxbury High School Principal Jeffrey Swanson. The Roxbury school board, on Monday, approved the move. Miller will take the reins at the high school on July 1. A replacement for Miller has ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Juniors Lizvette Pappaterra and Naviya Verghese were recently selected by the Roxbury Woman’s Club to get a taste of college life and explore their career options. The students were chosen by the club to attend the annual Girls Career Institute (GCI) at Rutgers ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury school district will recognize its 2017/2018 educators of the year and its retirees at the  June 4 school board meeting. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Auditorium “We are proud of all of our educators in Roxbury,” said Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Eisenhower Middle School Eighth Grade Concert Band recently took first place in a Music Showcase Festival and was awarded Outstanding Section Awards for the trumpet and French Horn sections. The students competed in Class A Concert Band and were rated against four other ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School (EMS) once again won the Junior Solar Sprint Picatinny Invitational sponsored and funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). “We were fortunate to bring home the title again," Phil Moskowitz, EMS robotics advisor and STEM  teacher. "For the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - More than 100 Eisenhower Middle School (EMS) students participated in the third annual EMS Student Unity Tour this week, raising more than $4,000 for charity and showing support for the Roxbury Police Department. The event, blessed with a sunny and warm day, took place at Horseshoe ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School senior Stephen Fowler is en route to becoming an Eagle Scout thanks to his concern about some lesser birds of prey. To earn Eagle Scout status, Fowler built and installed about 15 nest boxes for kestrel hawks and screech owls. In recognition of his work, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Twenty five student-athletes from Roxbury High School recently participated in a signing ceremony committing to play their respective sports at the NCAA collegiate level. Roxbury High School Athletic Director Stuart Mason congratulated the athletes for their hard work in giving ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School denior Emma Karnitsky was honored recently at the 25th Annual NJSIAA Scholar/Athlete Awards Program in Edison. Karnitsky was named the 2017/2018 NJSIAA Scholar Athlete and awarded a $500 scholarship. She is ranked in the top ten of her class and lettered in both ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The parents of a 6-year-old special needs student who, according to authorities, was hung upside down and shaken by a frustrated teacher's aide in March, filed a notice of tort claim today, the first volley of a forthcoming lawsuit. The notice says the Landing couple intend to sue ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two Lincoln-Roosevelt School sixth graders,  Antonio Coe and Justin Masi, recently joined more than 100 other talented musicians from the North Jersey area in the North Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA) Elementary Honors Band concert at South Orange Middle School. The efforts ...

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