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Students at Hudson Maxim School helped to "BOOst" the morale of our troops stationed overseas this Halloween, by shipping 80 pounds of candy to deployed troops, veterans, and first responders via Operation Gratitude. 

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A Night of Hope Benefit Concert is an uplifting night of Holiday music  performed by local musicians and appropriate for ALL ages. ALL of the proceeds that are generated by the event are then donated to HOPATCONG families in need.

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Whenever you purchase a Medium Utility Tote for $35 Project graduation will earn $12!

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Please pick-up a free snowman between Monday, Nov. 13th-and Nov. 21st, at borough hall.

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Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 18 arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors during The Jefferson Arts Committee’s 12th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Located in the historically designated Village of Milton in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township, admission is free as is parking.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 winter season of its successful Challenger Basketball and Gym Activities program for special needs children. 

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Morris County’s Open Space Trust Fund Committee today recommended funding six 2017 open space preservation projects at a cost of nearly $2.4 million and totaling 147 acres located in six Morris County towns to the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

 

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It will soon be that time of year again when children everywhere anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, and the Jefferson Township Recreation Department will help fulfill those dreams even before December 25th arrives!

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Roxbury High School saw two senior athletes, Andy Axelson and Matt Dancsecs, commit to the Scarlet Knights last week for baseball and lacrosse. Two more Gaels, Tyler McDonald and Michael Christiansen, followed suit in signing letters of intent last Wednesday.

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Kids in grades 3-5 joined Robert Capra and a few other Roxbury staff members for a sports and games fundraiser on Thursday evening, November 9th at Eisenhower Middle School to support Matt Adonis as part of  “Face-Off with Team Matt”.

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Calling all of the Clark Griswold's that live within the Roxbury Region, if you can see your lights how from outer-space, than maybe this contest is for you!

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Two Roxbury High School seniors will be joining the Rutgers’ Scarlet Knights next fall. A letter of intent/college commitment ceremony was held Wednesday morning for two athletic scholars, Andrew “Andy” Axelson and Matthew “Matt” Dancsecs. Coaches, teammates, and family members joined these athletes at their signing at the high school.

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More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one.

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November is almost upon us and you know what that means....NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!!!! Join the Mt. Arlington F.O.P. in raising awareness and funding for cancer research.

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The veteran Mount Arlington police officer died in a motor vehicle crash while on duty shortly after midnight in October 2011 — hit by a driver suspected of being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

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The Project Lifesaver program has been implemented by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to provide enhanced support and assistance to Morris County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is, once again, joining the Giving Tuesday campaign, a worldwide day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity. If we reach $5,000 this year it will be matched by a anonymous donor.

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Rewinding back to April 2017 we asked our over 30,000 readers to vote daily to help the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) win a $50,000 grant from the USA Today Network. You delivered the votes and as a result of your efforts Lake Hopatcong will have a floating classroom starting in the spring of 2018.

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On Monday, November 13th, Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro will present the 2017 Lake Hopatcong water quality monitoring results at the Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting.  The open public meeting begins at 7pm at the Mount Arlington Civic Center, 7 Fern Road.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has received an incredible amount of support from our amazing lake community with voting campaigns for grant money.  So we’re giving this Storymakers 2017 grant from TechSoup a go and we need your help! 

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Michael Wallace of Highland Lakes, NJ won the American Bass Anglers RAM American Fishing Tour, Division 10 Tournament held September 10th, 2017 on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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On the weekend of September 23 & 24 2017 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its Annual Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Roxbury: Learning Comes to Life in Kennedy Zoo

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Third graders at Kennedy School took their learning of non-fiction and brought it to life on Wednesday in a Living Zoo for students in the school and visiting family and friends.

Students in Ms. Tina Banta and Ms. Rebecca Szigeti’s classes each identified an animal to research and write about as part of their non-fiction writing unit. Many students chose their favorite animal to imitate and research.

The classes worked on these non-fiction projects for close to two months during writing class while studying non-fiction in Reading Workshops.

Szigeti shared, “We went to the Kennedy School Library and students found non-fiction books related to their animals. They used information from the books as well as the Internet to learn about their animal.”

Each student then had to write a report about the animal including its habitat, physical characteristics, life cycle, food chain, and interesting facts. In addition, students practiced incorporating non-fiction text features into their reports which included a table of contents, glossary, diagrams, maps, photos, and captions.

“This animal research project further prepares students for an upcoming science unit on Life Structures,” shared Szigeti.

The Living Zoo then took shape at home. Students were asked to create a project that showed off their research. Some children did presentation boards while others created dioramas and diagrams. They were asked to create a costume or outfit as an added bonus to really show off their animal at the “zoo”. Students dressed as their animal of choice that ranged from dangerous carnivores to sea creatures to wild animals.

Fellow Kennedy students and families were invited to the “zoo” to check out all the animals on display. Each student stood by their display and were asked a variety of questions from all in attendance to show off their newly acquired knowledge.

Szigeti commented on the importance of sharing the students work and said, “Inviting families to attend events like this really creates a sense of community within our classroom and the school. The students spend a lot of their time here and they deserve to show off their hard work! Involving parents in the school and classroom community is linked to greater student achievement, and ultimately, that is the shared goal we all have for the children of Kennedy.”

She went on to say, “By the students bringing their projects to the life, they enhance their ability to speak and listen. Students had to work hard to prepare the possible dialogue and conversations they would be having with the zoo guests. I think it gives the students a real sense of pride as they were able to become authors of their own non-fiction pieces and really take ownership over their learning.”

Some students truly came to life acting out the mannerisms and sounds of the animals they selected like Caden Scire who shared what he learned about lions. Lily Phelan-Fonseca took her love of chimpanzees and brought in her stuffed animal collection to go along with her report and project.

Szigeti hopes projects like this inspire her students with a love of learning and self-confidence as well as a solid understanding and foundation of non-fiction reading and writing.

“Creating these projects, students become an expert on their animal, are able to share that knowledge with zoo guests, and leave feeling a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. It was apparent that they were proud of their work and felt successful as they stood up their representing their animal the day of the zoo.”

Visitors were able to walk away with insight on the animals and the hard work the third graders display each and every day.

“They are an amazing group of students and I know the visitors were able to see that based on the incredible work the students put together.”

 

PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Public Schools)

  • Paul Hakkenberg and Caden Scire show off as a panther and lion at the Kennedy Living Zoo
  • Therese Ohene-Ologo and Meghan Lockman explain the fox and koala at the Kennedy Living Zoo
  • Katie Rittger knows her stuff when it comes to chinchillas
  • Jack Scalfani presents interesting facts of elephants
  • Cole Fedorchak shows off as a whale shark
  • Juventino Torres is a sea turtle
  • Taylor Gutowksi as the pink flamingo
  • Pumas are popular and covered by Will Sullivan and Wyatt Glasser
  • Sophia Pulido explains all about hummingbirds
  • Kennedy Living Zoo Group Photo
  • Lily Phelan-Fonseca shows off stuffed animal collection of chimpanzees
  • Madelynn Anderson as an elephant
  • Mia Amicucci knows her stuff when it comes to Angel Fish
  • Ava Pennisi explains giraffes 
  • Tyler Curtis on tigers

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