Mariner Weekly

February 1, 2021


Congratulations to our February Staff Member of the Month, Mrs. Kate McGuckin! Known throughout our building as "Caf," she has been teaching in the Toms River School System for 27 years. Her first fourteen were at Intermediate East and she's been a proud Mariner since 2008. Caf is obsessed with the 1980's and admits she never cooks. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, traveling, going to restaurants, her big dog, making people laugh, and wearing pearls and dresses to heavy metal concerts. Since she wrote this herself, I will add that she loves her students and colleagues.

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month, Morgan Keller and Gavin Redgrave!

Morgan has been a four year varsity starter on our field hockey team. Over the last two seasons she has served as one of the team captains and has been twice named to the All Division Team. Morgan represents our school as a Shore Conference Student Ambassador and has been inducted into National Honor Society. She is a member of Roots & Shoots, TEAM, and Captain's Crew. Outside of school, she volunteers at her church and performs in the Bell Choir. Academically, Morgan has achieved Academic Letters and High Honor Roll each year of her high school career. She will be continuing her academic and field hockey career at Farleigh Dickinson University as a Nursing major.

Gavin is a member of our Varsity Football and Track programs. He is involved as a youth instructor with his church and volunteers at the Fulfill Food Bank every Friday. In his spare time, Gavin coaches youth flag football each fall and spring. He is an Australian Citizen and lived there for a year when he was 12. This past summer Gavin represented our school as a Boys State Delegate. Academically, he is an excellent student achieving High Honor every marking period throughout high school. Gavin is currently considering Penn State, The University of Delaware, New Jersey Institute of Technology, or Rowan University as a Mechanical Engineering major.

The Captain's Log

The February edition of our school newspaper is now available. Check it Out!

Yearbook News


Thursday 2/11 - LAST day to purchase Senior Ads. To purchase and create a senior ad, CLICK HERE.

Friday 2/12 - LAST day for Seniors to submit their baby photos for the yearbook. Submit your photos to this Google Form.

Wednesday 2/17 & Thursday 2/18 - Club Pictures will be taken after school from 12-3pm. More information to follow.

Friday 2/26 - LAST day to purchase your 2021-2021 yearbook for $80. After this date, prices will increase. CLICK HERE to purchase and reserve your copy of the Treasure Chest yearbook!

Underclass Yearbook Pictures

Time to order your underclassmen pictures.

If your child has had their picture taken, it is time to order a picture package.

Order pictures online at Online login code is: 21-50N

Make ups dates are scheduled for February 22nd & 23rd.

If you have any questions or concerns about pictures, contact Lors customer service department at 908-964-0847 or via email (best way during covid-19) Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.

YMCA COVID Resources

The YMCA is excited to release new COVID Resources for parents and school professionals. They created these resources in response to conversations with multiple school districts expressing concerns for student wellness and obstacles for virtual learning including limited access for assessing students. These resources can be used to help identify warning signs and symptoms in children and adolescents and link them to counseling.



Media Center News

Take advantage of our newest online subscription resource, ProQuest, to find articles and academic papers on science, technology, education, social sciences and humanities that you can't get to through Google. Learn how to use it by watching library assistant Abby O'Neill:

or view a Google Slideshow on how to use ProQuest on your smartphone, created by library assistant Contessa Andrews:

You can find ProQuest and other online subscription resources here:

or just Google Portable Mariner Media Center!

Curriculum Corner

Please see the latest edition of Curriculum Corner, featuring our Social Studies Department.


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.