FEBRUARY 22, 2022

Nobel Laureate Visits High School North

On Friday, February 18th Nobel Laureate and HSN Alumnus (Class of 1982) Maria Ressa visited our students as a part of Princeton University's Alumni Day. Maria met with and answered questions from a group of students who participate in the same programs she did during her high school career. Thank you to Princeton University for allowing our school to be a part of their weekend. Ms. Ressa will return to our school on May 23rd, when our auditorium will be dedicated in her name.


Last week, we received excellent news from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Two of our seniors, Jenna Bhandari and Ishan Shah, have been named finalists for National Merit Scholarships. Winners will be announced in May.

Congratulations to our region qualifying wrestlers! Best of luck going forward!

120lbs Zack Kerico
126lbs Cole Anderson
132lbs Joe Dolci
144lbs Jake Rosenthal
157lbs Josh Figueroa
175lbs Ryan Winn


There will be a VIRTUAL interest meeting THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, after school for any JUNIOR girl interested in participating in the Girls' State Program this year. (classroom code: a6bcbii)

What is Girls' State? For over 50 years the American Legion Auxiliary has provided junior girls with a unique opportunity to learn how and why our system of government works. Each year girls from across the country are selected for the program based on their interest in government, leadership potential, scholastic achievement, and personal accomplishments.

Girls’ State is a week-long conference designed to help high school students develop a new perspective on the complexities of government and develop leadership, confidence and poise.

Any Junior girl who is interested in the program, but cannot attend the virtual meeting on Thursday, please ask her to stop by C30 to get the information.


The Prom 2022 Fashion Show hosted by Fashion Club and the LGBTQ club is looking for local vendors to buy table space in the lobby for the evening of the show. The show is Thursday March 10th at 6pm. We are looking for prom related businesses such as limo, floral, nails, salons, tanning, etc. The cost per table is $25. Vendors must supply their own tables. In return not only will they get advertising, we will give them a free ad in the program and be listed as a co- sponsor. They can give out business cards, book appointments, hold raffles, etc.

We are very excited to support local businesses! Please email for more information.


The Toms River North Nautical Star Theatre Company is proud to present Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. We are so excited to finally be back sharing live theatre with our community in our newly renovated auditorium! We hope that you not only join us but that you can help spread the word about this incredible show!

Show dates are:

Thursday, February 24 @ 7 pm

Friday, February 25 (ASL interpreted) @ 7 pm

Saturday, February 26 @ 7 pm

Tickets are $8 student/ senior and $10 adult (prices do not include ticketing fees).

Click HERE to view our ticketing website.

Click HERE to view our program.

Click HERE to view our poster. (feel free to share online with friends and family-- we would love the marketing help!)

Click HERE for a show synopsis. In typical Roald Dahl fashion, the musical can be very dark at times. We would rate it PG as they discuss suicide and death.


Scheduling For Next Year Has Begun!

Last week the Guidance Counselors visited with students at HS North, Intermediate North and Intermediate East to go over scheduling options for next year.

The parent portal is officially open now for students and parents to make their course requests. Please make all course requests in the parent portal, the portal will close Friday, 2/25 at 3 PM. Directions for entering requests can be found at:

Students will come to Guidance with their English class and meet individually with their counselor to review course requests:

9th Graders: 2/28 - 3/7

10th Graders: 3/7 - 3//11

Intermediate North: 3/23

Intermediate East: 3/25

11th Graders: 3/28 - 4/5

Some programs/classes require applications, the applications can be found at:


Vocational School is taking applications for next year now for students who know they want to apply. Their online application can be filled out here:

Certain programs can fill quickly, so apply ASAP.


There are new scholarships posted to the HS North Guidance Scholarship page:

Check the site often as new scholarships will be added as they are sent to us. The more you apply to, the more money you can earn. PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES. Contact your counselor with any questions.

New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment 2022

This March, schools across New Jersey will administer the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in English language arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The assessments for English language arts (ELA) and Mathematics will be administered to students in grade 11 for the purpose of meeting the state graduation assessment requirement. The state-mandated NJGPA will be administered in our district from March 14 through March 17, 2022 with make-up dates from March 21 through March 24, 2022. Please see the attached parent letter for additional information. Thank you.

NJGPA Parent Letter 2022.pdf


Pre-ORDER Yearbooks

The countdown is on to pre-order your student the 2022 Toms River High School North yearbook. Do not miss this opportunity to capture the smiles, achievements and special moments of the school year. Reserve your copy today.


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