Toms River High School East

Newsletter - April 25, 2022

Dear Families,

How was your break? Mine was wonderful! I really enjoyed disconnecting from school and doing things around the house. I visited my girls at their respective colleges, did things around the house, went to dinner and watched movies. I had a great time! I hope you did as well! I did go to movie theater (first time since the pandemic) and watched The Lost City. It was ok. The movie appeared to be a remake of the original Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.

Senior Parent Reception

Reminder that our meeting will be held in the Cafeteria this evening at 6 pm. I anticipate we will finish up by 6:45 pm. See previous newsletters for the agenda.

Pep Rally

We held our Spring Pep Rally on Thursday. I was so impressed with the school spirit that day. The kids were all dressed in their Class colors and engaged in positive behavior as they competed for the Spirit Stick! Congratulations to the Seniors for their victory!

Former Raider Nicco Steriti Speaks to East Students!

Shout out to Nico Steriti, an East graduate who came back to visit on April 12th to speak to students about mindful, social, and emotional techniques for successful performance in sports, education and in life. We care about the mental well-being of our Raiders just as much as their academic performance so we are very excited about this addition to our career series.

Earth Day!

Former Raider Teacher of the Year, Ken Tierney, continued his service to our East community this past week. Mr. Tierney (my mentor teacher) always advocated to his students to support a healthy environment and do to your part to keep it clean. Mr. Tierney would dedicate one day per year (Earth Day), to go out on to school property and to pick up bottles, paper, cans, etc. He enjoys beautifying areas and we thank him for his continued dedication to our school community!

Respectful Raiders!

Great job to Kelly Goodall for her general act of kindness to return a large sum of cash she found to the Main Office! Thank you Kelly for being such a positive reflection of our school community!

Guidance Information!

OCC's Spring Open House is on Wednesday, April 27th from 3pm -7pm. It’s a great time for students to tour the campus, meet with faculty and staff, and check out student support services. There will be refreshments and swag too! Registration is required. OCC Spring Open House. On Wednesday, May 25th we will be taking seniors to OCC for Express Enrollment Day. This will allow seniors to go through the registration and orientation process. The bus will leave HSE at 8:00am and return to HSE at approx. 12pm. Seniors must register, space is limited! The registration form is in the Guidance office. Please be sure to turn in your community service hours no later than Wednesday, May 4th for those hours to be totaled for this year's Spirit of the Raider Award. As a reminder, students who receive 40 hours or more of logged hours of community service each high school academic year (June to May) will be invited to attend the Community Service Breakfast. The registration deadline for the June 4th SAT is 5/5/22. Register at The registration deadline for the June 11th ACT is 5/6/2022. Register at New scholarships are available on the HSE Guidance website. Check out the multitude of new scholarships recently added!

Career Speakers!

Our College and Career Connection Committee welcomes Mrs. Theresa Najjar from the American Institute to discuss trade school options in the medical, dental and electrical fields on Tuesday, April 26, 2022!

Art Exhibition

Great job to Nicole Rosas for her efforts to create an Art Exhibition for our Special Needs students. Nicole worked on this project as part of her National Honor Society Community Service project and did an incredible job coordinating support for the event on Thursday! I am very proud of you Nicole!

Coach Bill Frank Dedication Ceremony!

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Great job to Aidan Michaels (12th grade) for placing 1st in the SkillsUSA competition for Web Design for the State. Aidan is the Web Design State Champion! Aidan attends OCVTS for Computer Science. Great job also to Marco Ferreira (12th grade) for placing 3rd in the SkillsUSA competition for Computer Programming for the State. Marco attends OCVTS for Computer Science.

Great Job Color Guard!

Congratulations to our Color Guard as their final competition this past week in Allentown, PA. We placed in the top 10 (9th) with a score of 79.88 almost 2 points higher than the last show! Great job girls as we know you put your heart into every practice & every competition to represent East with pride!

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Raider Excellence

I gave a shout out to Ms. Amanda Gregorek for her efforts to create a nice 'surprise' for her STEAM students prior to their AP exams next week! Ms. Gregorek always goes above and beyond to provide a warm and welcoming environment for her students! Keep up the great work Ms. Gregorek!

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CAP Program

Check out the following link for further information on our work based learning program!