Roxbury Public Schools

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The Roxbury Township Public Schools, a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century.
 

Message from Superintendent Patrick Tierney

May 5, 2015

In Roxbury Public Schools, our students are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to major causes.

At Eisenhower Middle School, the students are hosting a car wash, pet supply drive and pet adoption day on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project, which is sponsored by the Character Education Committee from EMS,  is a collaborative event to bring the community together to enhance the lives of local animals.


The EMS Math Department had a successful Math-a-thon for St. Judes Children's hospital. Students collected a total of $2,232 this year.  Two particular students went well above, with Heidi Raedisch raising more than $700 individually and Merine Kilian-Santana raising more than $400.  The EMS students (present and past)  have raised a total of $95,640.52 since the Math Department began participating in the Math-a-thon in 1991 - enough to provide 4 children with life saving surgeries for Leukemia.  


Every year, Franklin School and Lincoln-Roosevelt School partner together to raise funds for pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and this year they raised $37,055.30 with their annual head-shaving event held in the Lincoln-Roosevelt Auditorium.  This year, Kennedy School joined in the St. Baldrick’s fun with their own head-shaving event, raising nearly $14,000.


This year’s 2nd Annual Mini-THON at Roxbury High School raised $14,102.01 for pediatric cancer research, thanks to the efforts of the students, faculty, and administration. At a recent Board of Education meeting, the president of the Roxbury Seniors publicly acknowledged the high school National Honor Society for their gift basket holiday outreach to 10 senior citizens in need, recognizing how much of an impact the holiday baskets made to those individual seniors and praising their generosity.


Jefferson School special education teacher Patricia Klein leads an autism awareness campaign by encouraging people to order T-shirts. Franklin also celebrated Hats on for Autism on April 2nd, with the help of Mrs. Carolyn Cuda from Jefferson who coordinated, raising $210.


And on February 12, Nixon School participated in the 3rd Annual JAM Day, where all students and staff worked with schools around the globe to break a world record for the number of students simultaneously dancing to a song that promotes kids being active and being leaders.  


There are many benefits for getting your child involved in community service. Beyond the research that shows the skills gained from service-learning can bolster academic outcomes and social-emotional skills, service activities encourage children to have a sense of responsibility, learning the importance of making and keeping a commitment.

 
Superintendent of Schools 

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