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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 Community School Still Accepting Summer Registrations

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The Roxbury Community School, part of the Roxbury Township Public Schools, is still accepting registrations for upcoming summer camps and programs for little kids, big kids, and adults too! Consider which ones you wish to be a part of! There are more than a dozen to choose from!

Check out some of our newly added camps and some early bird rates are still available now through May 15th!

Our summer camps and programs are open to all Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents!

Summer Camps for Children

Accents on Dance Classes

Register now for one or more of this summer’s August dance camps through the Accents on Dance Studio in Succasunna, NJ. This summer’s classes include American Girl Dance Around the World Camp for ages 5-7 at $160 per student, Princess Tea Party Camp for ages 3-5 at $160 per student, and Broadway Intensive for ages 11+ at $170 per student. These camps take place at the dance studio located at 139 Route 10 East in Succasunna.

Broadway Bound/Behind the Curtain

Broadway Bound - Get ready to delve into the theatre, as we prepare for a summer performance of Peter Pan Jr. Students will learn dialogue, music, blocking, and choreography, culminating in a public performance of this classic story at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28th. This is a half-day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 4-week program beginning July 5th. Tuition cost is $440 per student.

Behind the Curtain - Put your creativity to work and see it put to wonderful use! Students will create scenery, masks, and props for the musical show that will be performed by the BROADWAY BOUND students at the end of the summer program. This is a half-day (1:00-4:30 p.m.) 4-week program beginning July 5th. Tuition cost is $385 per student. 

Register for both programs to create a full day and get a tuition discount!

Calling All Kids (Grades PreK-K / Ages 3-5)

The program is designed to meet the developmental needs of students ages 3-5 (PreK and Kindergarten). Each day the program meets, a variety of components are integrated into the course of the day. These components include, but are not limited to morning meeting, literacy lesson, which integrates the curriculum areas, gross motor/movement lesson, fine motor development through a variety of hands-on projects, reinforcement of socialization and life skills. This program will include music, dance, free-play, story time, arts and craftsAll children MUST be toilet trained and 3 years old as of October 1, 2016. Half and Full Day options available for this 5-week program. Tuition: half day is $575 per child and full day is $1,250. Transportation and extended day options available.

Enrichment Camp (Grades 1-8)

Join us for a Summer Enrichment program filled with trips, weekly visits to Horseshoe Lake, as well as enjoying the Broadway Bound performance at the end of July. All students and parents are invited to the Broadway Bound performance! With a focus on fun, students engage in hands-on academic and social activities to enhance their skills and make long-lasting friendships. The Summer Enrichment program schedules include courses in ELA, Math, Physical Education, Art, Science, and Computer Literacy. Students rotate through the courses throughout the day. Half and Full Day options available for this 5-week program. Tuition: half day is $750 per child and full day is $1,250. Transportation and extended day options available.

Ceramics Camp (Grades 1-8)

During this two-week summer ceramics classes’ students will learn hand building, pottery techniques for making ceramic forms which may include self-portraits of them, animal’s features, clay faces, slab masks sculpting lessons, pottery forms like bases, bowls, or plates. They will use slabs and coils to model and mold projects, and colorful under glazes to complete their work. All work will be fired in the kiln. All materials are supplied. This camp begins August 7th. Available times are based on student’s grade level. Tuition is $150 per student.

July Garden Club (Grades PreK-4)

Join us in July for the Gardening Club for grades PreK-4. This program meets rain or shine. This session in gardening covers basic knowledge, technique, and practical skills for gardening in the summer. This program is open to all elementary school students. Tuition is $90 per session per student. Register online at www.roxbury.org/garden.

Kujenga Robotics and Coding (Ages 6+)

The Roxbury Community School has teamed up once again with KUJENGA, an educational entity designed to bring robotics, coding, engineering and science skills to all students in order to prepare them for the technology-driven future. Kujenga is the Swahili word for "build" or "create". All Kujenga Summer Camps will be held at Lincoln/Roosevelt School. Classes include Lego WeDo Robotics for ages 6+, Coding with Scratch and Python for ages 6+, Textrix Robotics for Middle School (Ages 12+), and Ozobot Robotics for ages 6+. Tuition is $199/week for half day AM or PM sessions or $339/week for full day sessions.

Leadership and Empowerment Camp (Grades 5-9) -- ** NEW THIS YEAR**

Leadership skills are an essential component in making thoughtful decisions about our mission and goals. Valuable leadership skills include the ability to delegate, inspire, and communicate effectively. Students will learn how to put these skills into effect in their daily lives. Check out our website to see what students can expect by the end of camp! This 6-week camp at Roxbury High School will teach the children about being peer leader moving forward. Tuition is $500 per student per session.

Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 5-11) -- ** NEW THIS YEAR**

Participants will work in a group to create an original short film using a genre of their choice and will walk away from this course knowing how to operate a camera. This is a hands-on project-based learning course which will prepare the student for life beyond school. Multiple week options available in July. Tuition is $250 per student per week. Register before May 15th to be eligible for an early bird discount as well!

Mad Science (Grades K-6)

Register your K-6 child now for Mad Science’s August summer camps. Different programs are offered each week. Class topics include Brixology, Inventation-ation, Slimy Potions, Spy Academy, and NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers. Dates and times can be found online. Full day camps available. Tuition is $180-300 per student depending on program.

Irish Riverdance Camp (Ages 3-5 and 5-7) -- ** NEW THIS YEAR**

Let out your inner Irish Dancer! Learn basic dance skills and steps of Irish Step dancing. Boys and girls will also be introduced to yoga to improve flexibility, strength, coordination, and posture. Students will learn a new dance style while engaging in fun activities, games, and team building each day. They will be showcasing a group performance on the last day. Don't forget your cameras! Two sessions available. Week 1 for ages 3-5 at $75/student and Week 2 for ages 5-7 for $125/student.

STEAM/Innovation Camps (Grades 5+) -- ** NEW THIS YEAR**

Dive head first into STEAM in this interactive, hands-on summer instructional camp! Students will be exposed to the basic building blocks and principles of STEAM by exploring a new STEAM based topic each day. While each day will start with an introduction of the day's topic, students who have STEAM experience may move to more advanced projects at the instructor's discretion. So whether you are new to STEAM or have already had it at EMS, this camp offers something for all experience levels! This week long camp begins in July. Tuition ranges from $100-$300 depending on the number of sessions you register for!

June Tennis Camps with Coach Harlan

Tennis lessons are available for boys and girls ages 5-16 and teaches the skills necessary for the sport and to provide the opportunity to utilize these skills through group participation. Space is limited so sign up now for this June’s tennis camps with Coach Bruce Harlan. All tennis camps are held at Kiwanis Park off Eyland Avenue. Tuition is $40-55 per student based on which week you register for.

July Tennis Camp with Coach Miller

The goal of Coach Miller’s camp is to help build the sport of tennis in the Roxbury community. Coach Miller has a high level of enthusiasm and has experience instructing kids of all age groups. He loves teaching and coaching but most of all he wants to create a passion for a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Three Weeks of Camps to choose from! Beginners to advanced players are welcome! Each camp will be grouped with other players at his/her skill level. Emphasis will be on drills, match play, strategy, and singles and doubles instruction. All tennis camps are held at Kiwanis Park off Eyland Avenue. Tuition ranges from $60-125 depending on age level.

Writers’ Workshop Fun in the Sun (Grades 5-9) -- ** NEW THIS YEAR**

Students will work over the four days to produce a writing sample. Students will create a writing sample with 1:1 teacher conferences to help their writing reach a new level. Students will be challenged with writing prompts as well as exploring their own creativity. By the end of the course, students will improve on their own style of writing. Multiple week options and topics available in July. Tuition is $150 per student per week. Register before May 15th to be eligible for an early bird discount as well!

Young Rembrandts (Grades 1-8)

Register your child now for Young Rembrandts’ June and July summer camps. Different programs are offered each week. Class topics include Favorite Apps and Video Games, Monsters Creatures and Creeps, Ocean Life, World of Dinosaurs, and Fashions, Faces, and Flowers. Dates and times can be found online. Tuition is $96-160 per student depending on program.

All registration and summer camp information can be found at www.roxbury.org/summer!

College Prep and High School Programs

SAT/ACT Prep Classes through Roxbury Community School

Roxbury Community School has teamed up with Kaplan and Lentz & Lentz SAT Prep to offer SAT and ACT prep classes in the coming months and over the summer. Register now at www.roxbury.org/summercollegeprep.

College Essay Writing Lessons 1-on-1 with Mrs. Rispoli

Is your Sophomore/Junior/Senior looking for one-on-one instruction to sharpen their writing skills and prepare for the college essay writing process? Well, here’s your chance! Register now to meet for one-hour sessions with Roxbury High School English faculty member, Mrs. Maria Rispoli. Lessons are by appointment only determined between the family and the instructor. Lessons are $70 per hour. Register now at www.roxbury.org/summercollegeprep.

Summer College Essay Writing Workshops

The Roxbury Community School is hosting five, 3-day workshops this July and August at Roxbury High School with RHS English faculty, Mrs. Maria Rispoli. Sign up now for these small group sessions to sharpen your writing skills and prepare for the college essay process. Tuition is $90 per in-district student per session or $125 per out-of-district student per session. Register now at www.roxbury.org/summercollegeprep.

Summer Financial Literacy for Roxbury High Schools Students

The NJDOE has mandated that all students are required to complete a course (2.5 credits) in Financial Literacy to be eligible for graduation. Due to the number of students requesting to take this course, we have decided to offer the class as an online summer course as well as the traditional Financial Literacy course at RHS. This course will be available to RHS rising juniors and seniors only during the summer of 2017. The course will begin on July 5th and run approximately seven weeks. This interactive course will include writing assignments, labs, quizzes, and tests. The final exam must be taken in person at RHS during the week of August 14th. Tuition is $90 per student. Register now at www.roxbury.org/financialliteracy.

Adult Summer Programs

Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money with Your Voice Workshop

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! You’ll even have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of a teacher. The next upcoming workshop is July 18th at Roxbury High School. Tuition is $15 per person. Register now at www.roxbury.org/voicecoaches.

Yoga for Beginners

Join this beginner class that introduces you to the fundamentals principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. If you have never tried yoga, this is the class for you! It is designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. This course is ideal for teens and adults. Yoga for Beginners is a 10-week class that meets on Tuesdays beginning April 11th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Franklin School. Cost is $100 for 10 classes. Register now at www.roxbury.org/yoga. Summer registration is now open too at www.roxbury.org/summeryoga! Cost is $80 for 8 classes beginning Thursday, July 6th.

For more information on any of our upcoming programs, contact: Roxbury Community School coordinator Ann Rhodes at arhodes@roxbury.org or 973-584-7699.

Interested in running a class or workshop with the Roxbury Community School? If so, fill out a Suggest a Course form at www.roxbury.org/SuggestACourse.

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