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Roxbury’s Portrait of a Graduate – Voting Now Open

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Roxbury’s Portrait of a Graduate – Voting Now Open

 Portrait of a Graduate Logo Designs

ROXBURY, NJ (April 17, 2019) – Throughout the school year, Roxbury Township Public Schools have been working as a community to formalize its beliefs on the ways in which they fulfill their vision of “preparing the children of today for tomorrow” with a special focus on its Gael graduates. 

After multiple meetings where the administration garnered the input of community members, Board of Education members, administrators, teachers, and students, they narrowed the focus to six themes that collectively frame the skills and attributes necessary for life beyond Roxbury schools and capture the essence of their Portrait of a Graduate. These include Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Active Citizens, Curious Thinkers, Adaptable & Resilient, and Life Ready. 

These themes were given to Roxbury High School Graphic Design students in Scott Schilling’s class with the responsibility to create a visual representation of the Portrait of a Graduate. 

Portrait of a Graduate Designs were created by Dennis Benvenuta, Raphael Bernard, Olivia Denis, Matthew Dettlo, Walter Hill, Daniel Huaracallo, Geena Kobylarz, Joseph Mele, Melissa Murphy, Linvia Ong, Evan Santiago, Sergio Soberon Lopez, Derek Opitz, Camryn Taylor-Jones, Jessica Wood, and Hannah Yarznbowicz. 

On April 8th, the students presented their designs to Superintendent Loretta Radulic, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Chuck Seipp, and the Director of Innovation Michael Mitchell. 

Mrs Radulic providing feedback on the POG designs Radulic shared that, “The students were thoughtful and impressive in their presentations, noting not only color, placement, and perspective, but also symbolism and how they feel about being in our high school. Comments, as close as I can remember, included sentiments such as, “Our shield symbolizes that Roxbury High School is a safe place for us to learn and grow,” “Our light shines brighter as we accumulate the skills we need for our future,” “This is the path we take to prepare us for our future,” and “Often times students choose to decorate their graduation caps; here is a decoration of all of the skills a graduate would acquire at Roxbury High School.” To say I was proud of them is an understatement. Their work provides a wonderful variety of strength, boldness, elegance, and class, as well as out-of-the-box thinking with the use of scrolls, ribbons, laurels, steps, paths, silhouettes, shields, and light.” 

The designs were on display at the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony last Thursday evening at Roxbury High School, at the mini-golf event at the Roxbury Public Library on Saturday, at the Board of Education meeting Monday, and Roxbury Town Hall on Tuesday, before coming to adorn the lobby at Roxbury High School. 

The school and public community now have an opportunity to participate in a survey to vote on the design that best captures the essence of a Portrait of a Graduate. Voting is now open and will conclude on May 16th. Vote now at www.roxbury.org

The winning design will represent Roxbury’s Portrait of a Graduate and will be revealed at the May 20th Board of Education Meeting. For more information about Roxbury’s Portrait of a Graduate, please visit https://roxwix.wixsite.com/portraitofagraduate.   

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Schools)

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For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at arhodes@roxbury.org or 973-584-7699.

 

ABOUT ROXBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Roxbury Public Schools is a K-12 school district preparing the children of today for tomorrow. As a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, Roxbury Public Schools inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century. The district serves students throughout Roxbury Township, New Jersey, including the areas of Landing, Kenvil, Succasunna, Ledgewood, Mount Arlington, Port Morris, Flanders, and Wharton. Connect with us online at www.roxbury.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RoxburyPublicSchools.