MARINER WEEKLY!!

JANUARY 4, 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME BACK!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday break with your families. It was good to see everyone back together in the building this morning. As we begin 2022, it is my hope that as we move through the year, we continue to make strides both academically as well as socially. It continues to be our goal to reach June and graduation in a much more normal manner.


A few important announcements:


1) Second Quarter Progress Reports will be available through the Parent Portal TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 5th after 4:00pm.


2) Wednesday, January 12th will be a shortened day for students as all staff participate in Professional Development. We will dismissing at 11:15am.


3) The current quarantine rules for staff and students remain as they were prior to the holiday break. Those who have tested positive for Covid 19 will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the date of first symptoms or positive test. Close Contact exposures may return to school after 7 days with a negative Rapid Test or a PCR from a healthcare provider. Without the negative test, close contacts can return after ten days.


Any alteration of these rules by the NJDOE and our school district will be communicated to all as they occur.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations FBLA Regional Competitive Winners!


Evan Liou, 5th place, Advertising

Jena Bhandari, 2nd place, Agribusiness

Jordyn Mann, 5th place, Business Communications

Rutva Shah, 4th place, Computer Problem Solving

Ishan Shah, 4th place, Health Care Administration

Jillian Briggs, 10th place, Human Resources Management

Alexa De Los Santos, 10th place, Journalism

Gabriela Kostova, 5th place, UX Design

Darsh Patel, 4th place, UX Design


We are very proud of our members for their hard work and dedication.


Congratulations to our January Students of the Month, Jackie Anderson and Justin Smith!


Jackie serves as the President of National Honor Society, Key Club, and The Acts of Kindness Society. She is active in Medlife, Roots & Shoots, TEAM, Captain's Crew, SADD, Student Council, Community Service Leaders, and is a Writing Center Tutor. She has achieved High Honor Roll every marking period and has been named a Governor's STEM Scholar. Jackie has represented High School North at Envision's Global Youth Leadership, Medical, and Biomedical Conferences. Outside of school, Jackie volunteers with the Ocean County Library, Relay For Life, and The Toms River Field of Dreams. She hopes to attend college in the northeast, majoring in either Behavioral Psychology or Law.


Justin was voted Captain of our varsity football team and has received the Lombardi Award for Performance. This season, he was named the 2021 Great American Rivalry Scholar Athlete. He has been an active member of our track and wrestling teams. Justin has been inducted into National Honor Society and has achieved High Honor Roll during every marking period of his high school career. Outside of school, Justin volunteers his time with Northern Ocean Habitat For Humanity, Clean Ocean Action, Monmouth - Ocean County Fulfill, and the Holiday Express. He proudly works with his family at the Cool Beans Coffee House. After graduation, Justin plans to attend college as a Business Administration major.

GUIDANCE INFORMATION

TRACK CHANGES


The deadline to request a track change (IE - move from honors level to college prep, or move from college prep to general studies) is FRIDAY, JANUARY 14. After 1/14 track changes will not be allowed for the remainder of the school year. Please see your counselor ASAP if you are considering a track change.



DUAL ENROLLMENT


For the Spring semester, the following classes are eligible for Dual Enrollment credit at OCC: AP English Language, AP English Lit, Pre Calc Honors, Statistics AP and Honors, Web Page Design and AP Computer Science. (Some classes require pre-req, check with your counselor). The registration form can be found at the following link along with other information.


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1huvEIi4zeSuboBXwjtlY3-ExT0aXnqpUoiQve7GUQqQ/edit#gid=0


VOCATIONAL SCHOOL


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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQiX21zTSM-7mHk-HhiNxFFRBFOd2NKCHGEXuGI0WDRRVIRA/viewform

Certain programs can fill quickly, so apply ASAP.

Yearbook Sales Announcement

There is still time to purchase your copy of the 2022 edition of TRN Treasure Chest.

Go to the following website: www.jostensyearbook.com

Search: Toms River High School North

Click “2022 Yearbook” and complete the order.

The cost is $95.00.


Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

IT’S EASY! Create your ad online at www.jostensadservice.com

1. Choose your ad size and layout.

2. Enter your text and upload your photos


All ad orders must be placed online by 02/10/2022.

SCHOLARSHIPS! ATTENTION SENIORS

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rAFOnVfnX10HZ6r28crRFwVREwD1il8qudqFXmm_9MA/pubhtml


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.