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Roxbury Central School has released its second period honor rolls.

Superintendent’s List

Grade 4
Jaden DeMaio and Catherine Jankowski.

Grade 5
None.

Grade 6
Rose Battista, Jackie Blanchard, Emma Hynes, Anthony Perazone, Brendan Reidlinger and Cristian Spariosu.

Grade 7
Christine Ianniello.

Grade 8
Samantha Vickery.

Grade 9
Molly O’Brien.

Grade 10
Michaela Jordan, Allyce McIntosh, Jessica Moore, Shannon Sprague and Lacey Stewart.

Grade 11
Emily Arvanete, Joseph McAfee and Joshua Riley.

Grade 12


RCS, teachers reach accord on contract

Roxbury — The Roxbury Central School and the Roxbury Teachers’ Association have agreed to terms for a three-year contract beginning July 1, 2013.

The agreement, which was finalized on February 7, calls for an annual salary increase of 1.6 percent plus $200 for each teacher, along with an annual increase of one percent in the amount of the health insurance premium paid by the teachers.

RCS Board President Ed Fersch stated that he was pleased with both the agreement and the fact that it had been reached so quickly.


RCS students seek 'write' math answers

By Brian Sweeney
Math students in Greg Funck’s classes at Roxbury Central School are improving their skills by an innovative teaching tool that has them doing math problems on their desks. Literally.

Over the Christmas holiday, unbeknownst to students (except one who assisted with the project), Mr. Funck orchestrated a project that turned all the desks in his classroom into erasable “white boards.” Now, students work out math problems on their desks, making calculations on school equipment that has traditionally been used for unauthorized classroom doodling.


Roxbury lands grant to boost AP offerings

By Brian Sweeney
Roxbury Central School is among the districts that have been awarded a Virtual Advanced Placement (VAP) Grant.

The New York State Education Department grant offers funding that allows students to participate in online Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
There are several major goals for the VAP grant:
• To improve targeted access to virtual AP courses and increase AP opportunities for low-income students;
• To provide professional development to teachers, administrators and technical staff with regard to development, instruction and support of VAP courses;


RCS boys stay atop league

By John Berhardt
The Mountain Division tightened in Delaware League boys’ basketball when Roxbury split two contests as South Kortright and Gilboa crept closer to the first-place Rockets. Heading into last night’s action, Roxbury was atop the standings at 4-2 with SK and Gilboa a whisker behind at 4-3. Roxbury hosted South Kortright last night but the results of that key match-up could not be received before the Catskill Mountain News publishing deadline.


ate-o-ate rolls out new catering truck

By Joe Moskowitz
Roxbury’s Rich Ellsworth decided it was time to switch from soffits to sushi. A career carpenter, Ellsworth has a new line of work, and it was right up his alley. Literally.

It’s “ate-o-ate.” That’s pronounced “8-oh-8. It is a gourmet restaurant on wheels, or to put the delicacy wagon less delicately, a food truck. The first day of business, Ellsworth had it parked in his own driveway in Roxbury, but he plans to take the truck wherever business beckons.


Stamford edges RCS in tourney

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury game plan involved adjustments designed to slow down Stamford’s high scoring forward Cassie Ehrhart. That strategy proved fruitful when the Rockets held Ehrhart to only five points. But, in the process, the Rockets lost track of Kim Freer, and Freer netted a team- high 21 points helping Stamford edge their guests, 39-34, in the opening round of the Stamford Tournament on Friday night.


Rocket boys blast Jefferson

After relying heavily on stingy defensive play during two crucial Delaware League victories last week, baskets came fast and furious for Roxbury in Jefferson last week.  Roxbury scored 28 points in the first quarter on their way to a crushing, 73-30, defeat of the JayHawks.

The Rockets’ onslaught continued in the second period when Roxbury outscored their hosts 18-6, to build a 46-11 advantage by intermission. 


Lady Rockets top Mountaineers

By John Bernhardt
Strong defensive pressure in the second half propelled Roxbury past Andes in a Delaware League girls’ contest played in Roxbury last week. Roxbury turned turnovers into offensive opportunity, using a 10-1 third quarter on their way to a 52-25 victory.
“The Roxbury girls did a nice job of capitalizing on our failure to protect the basketball,” lamented Andes coach Jeff Rhone.


Roxbury falls to Milford in tourney opener

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury boys’ basketball team is searching for offensive answers at the start of a new campaign.  The Rockets played hard defensively, staying close into the second half of both contests at Milford’s Anton Remy Tip-Off Tournament, but lacked the offensive firepower needed to bring home a victory.
The Rockets battled tourney winner Cherry-Valley hard in opening-round action, trailing 26-20 at the half. 


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