• Mr. Joshua Rockland                                  MJS Art Teacher, gr. 6-8                          joshua.rockland@htboe.org

    Dear Students and Families:

    I am thrilled about my eighth year as MJS’s Art teacher! I am a lifelong Morristown resident with a BFA in Painting from Rutgers and Master's in Art Education from Montclair State. I am also a father and artist who loves travel, hiking and movies.

    I believe in providing accessible lessons to foster a lifelong appreciation for art and aesthetics among all students.  By making and discussing art, children become more creative and articulate, traits that will boost their success in any career someday. I look forward to a productive and fun year where creating and showcasing student artwork has a central place in the MJS community! 

    Warmly, Mr. Rockland


    Project Grading Percentages

    • Objectives 20% 
    • Neatness/ Craftsmanship 20%
    • Time Management 20%
    • Creativity/ Aesthetics 20%
    • Effort 20%.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please view my detailed rubric on this site or see me if you would like a copy of your scored rubric to clarify a project grade you have received.

    Art Room Rules

    • Listen
    • Raise Your Hand
    • Stay in Your Seat
    • Respect Everyone

    Behavioral Expectations: I strive to maintain a safe and positive Art classroom. I have your child’s welfare and best interests in mind and want to help them succeed in my class and life. Also, I try to treat all students fairly and keep in mind that we are all human. At the same time, I try to discourage distractions and misbehavior. If a student displays improper behavior, I record a check; three checks will result in a lunch detention and usually an email home. However, if a student shows marked improvement after one or two checks, I may take checks away to give them a clean slate.

    Room Cleanliness: Please leave the room cleaner than you found it. Please do your small part and make sure every material is returned where it belongs and everything straightened up. Thanks.


    MCCEA Poster Contest: Each year, MJS students may enter educational theme-based artwork. Winners win a prize and are recognized at a HTBOE meeting and opening ceremony of the MCCEA Pride event at the Rockaway Mall, and featured on next year’s calendar. Details will be announced at school.


     Art Club: 18 Thursdays 2:55-3:55

    • canvas painting, free drawing
    • welcoming & inclusive environment
    • pick up a permission slip from the art room & return it


    • May 2024 in The Commons, the same night as the spring band concert.

    art show


    Art Club Character Ed. Themed Mural