November 29, 2021


Any student (grades 9-11) or staff member who did not have they're photo taken can do so THIS Thursday, December 9th from 7:15-1:30pm in the Media Center.


Congratulations to our 2021 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Ann Gural! Mrs. Gural has worked at High School North for 18 of her 20 year career. She has taught every level of Spanish and served as the advisor to our Spanish Club. Ann has been involved in our mentoring program, Intervention and Referral Services Council, and helps throughout our building as a translator. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

Congratulations to our Educational Services Professional of the Year, Mrs. Grace Towery! Mrs. Towery has worked at High School North for the last 6 years of her 15 year career. She serves as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter and has been involved with our school's Sign Language Club. Outside of school, Grace enjoys painting, making quilts, and walking on the beach.

Congratulations to senior Mattia Assante, who was named to the first team All Shore Soccer by the Asbury Park Press. Additionally, congratulations to seniors AJ Emnace, Ryan McGuire, Jimmy Ruppe, and Dawson Kaniuk, who were named to the second team.

Authentic Science Research Student Jackie Anderson Named Gov STEM Scholar 2021-2022

The Governor STEM Scholars is a prestigious research program that provides high-achieving New Jersey STEM students in grades 10 through doctoral level with an introduction to the state's vast STEM economy to retain that talent in the state. The Governor's STEM Scholars was established by the Research & Development Council of NJ and strengthened by support from some of the state's top researchers and STEM professionals. Jackie was one of the 80 students in the state accepted into the program. The program selects student leaders who are interested in STEM so that they can be introduced to everything New Jersey has to offer in STEM across all sectors – academia, industry, and government. Through a series of four conferences during the school year, as well as trips to STEM organizations across the state, the Governor’s STEM Scholars provides students with opportunities to closely interact with New Jersey STEM professionals, research organizations, and state policymakers to educate themselves about and experience the state’s STEM economy. The program offers scholars mentoring opportunities and enables them to make personal and professional connections that can last throughout their academic and professional careers. The heart of the Governor’s STEM Scholars is to mentor, educate, and inspire it’s scholars which Jackie feels they have accomplished.


10th and 11th graders who took the PSAT in October will be able to view their scores online through their college board accounts beginning on December 7th. Please see the following link for more info:

On December 14, the vocational school will be visiting with all 10th grade Gym classes. They will present information about their shared time programs. Most of the shared time programs are 2 year programs and students are eligible for them beginning in 11th grade. No sign up is necessary for the information session, students will get the presentation during their 10th grade gym class during the school day.

SAVE THE DATE: On the evening of December 15, Solution Prep will be offering a virtual SAT/ACT information session to the students of Toms River Schools. An information flyer with registration info will be coming soon.

Ocean County College is offering FREE FAFSA Workshops. Students DO NOT have to be planning to attend OCC to take advantage of these sessions. Workshop dates are Dec 1, 8, & 15 from 5 to 7 PM. You must RSVP for a session at :


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.


Print books: we've extended the borrowing period from three weeks to one month. Students can renew books in person or reach out to me via email:

Chromebooks and chargers: we are no longer providing emergency daily loaner Chromebooks to students. Please remind your children to bring their Chromebooks to school, as well as the chargers they were issued.

Check out the statistics and services we've offered in the Mariner Media Center in our First Quarter Report.


Yearbook Sales! - The 2021-22 Edition of the Treasure Chest is now available for purchase.

Reserve your copy of the 2021/2022 yearbook.

Place orders at

The cost is $95.00.