Mariner Weekly

March 1, 2021


This week in morning meeting, High School North CAP student, Molly Herr created some self-care tips for our students. They will think about and discuss how they care for themselves. Self-care encourages you to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself so that you can transmit the good feelings to others. Physical self-care includes taking care of our bodies and making sure that we get the best nutrients our bodies need. When people hear “Physical” they think about running or heavy weight lifting which isn't always everyone's ideal situation. If you are feeling good and your body is too, that's a great thing! Emotional Self-Care means becoming more in tune with your feelings and emotions. Some ideas for Emotional Self-Care are yoga, meditation, journaling, coloring, or baking. Spiritual Self-Care is for your soul, to strive for inner peace and connection. Some ideas for better Spiritual Self-Care are, spending time with nature, meditation, and possibly donating to a good cause or charity. Intellectual Self-Care means doing something to challenge yourself and really engage your brain, maybe learning a new skill such as a new language or even reading a book or watching a documentary. To care for your social well-being, connection is very important even if you may not be 100% comfortable with meeting new friends or talking in front of an audience, maybe just saying “Thank you” if someone holds the door open for you or even paying for the person behind you in line at a restaurant. Lastly, Sensory Self-Care engages the five senses including, sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing. Just nourish your senses because they are very important in life, treat them well, eat something good, walk on some freshly cut grass, or even listen to some good music.

The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC), 1-877-652-7624,

serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families, children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families, and children with substance use challenges and their families. CSOC is committed to providing services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment.


We are looking forward to our return to four day in person instruction on Monday, March 15th!! Show your Mariner Spirit! Welcome back!


Congratulations to Trung Cao, Class of 85, for being named the PBSCCS Strength Coach of the Year. Trung just completed his 30th year working in the strength and conditioning field and his 24th in professional baseball. Over the last four years, He has worked with the Tampa Bay Rays. Please see the link below for more information.


Congratulations to our Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Heather Schoeneberg. Ms. Schoeneberg has taught at HSN for all seven years of her professional career. She currently teaches Chemistry but has also taught Forensics. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Heather serves as one of our Robotics advisors and worked with the Class of 2020. In her spare time, Ms. Schoeneberg loves to be in the outdoors, kayak, and walk her dog. Her favorite thing about our school is all of the great, helpful people she works with.


Congratulations to senior Ibrahim Mirza, who recently partnered with RWJ Barnabas Health on Project Step Up 100K. This project was designed to encourage individuals to commit to 30 mins of physical activity per day. Each of the participants logged their steps daily using an original app created by Ibrahim. Through his efforts, 85 individuals logged 425, 000 steps. This project raised health awareness for the community and $750 for RWJ Barnabas Health Initiatives.
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Below you will find details regarding opting-in for text message alerts from our school and district. Earlier this week you should have received a message to access the Parent Portal and update the primary cell phone number. In order to receive the text alerts, that number must be updated. Please review the details of the opt-in message that you will receive, which include the sender's mobile number and the message you will receive.


Authentic Science Research applications are due March 12th.

Authentic Science Research is a 3-year honors elective program that affords students the opportunity to participate in the community of scientific research and scholarship as part of their high school experience. High School students begin this course in their sophomore year. Students explore any subject which they find interesting. After three years of research, a final paper, PPT, and poster board are completed explaining their research.

Mariner Media Center News

Do you need help troubleshooting Chromebook issues or Google Classroom? Reach out to Ms. Ivarson at

Some students had a problem with the Internet browser on their Chromebook; volunteer Cassidy explains how to fix this problem (and even how to change your browser from Chrome to Bing) in this video:

You can still pick up a Chromebook in the Mariner Media Center between 7:15am and 11am and 12pm to 2pm, Monday through Thursday.

Curriculum Corner

Our March Curriculum Corner Update is presented by our World Language department.

March Curriculum Corner Update - High School World Language


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.