Toms River High School East
January 23, 2023
If you have entered into the building this week you may have noticed we are doing a little sprucing up in Lower West Wing and will begin painting! Through the process of picking the paint out for the walls we went back in Raider history to discover a few interesting facts!
Did you know that the first Raider class had the choice of the school colors and school mascot? The options they were given were:
1. Seahawks- Blue and White- Crimson Trim
2. Minute Men- Blue and White- Red Trim
3. Sea Devils- Scarlet and Blue- White Trim
4. Raiders- Black and Silver- Blue Trim
I think given the choices The Class of 1983 made a good choice! I couldn't imagine anything else, "Nothing Greater than a Raider!"
In the following weeks I will be soliciting student volunteers to help with the beautification of the Lower West Hallway. Students who are looking for a fun way to log some community service hours will have an opportunity to help out with some painting projects! Have your child listen for announcements if interested in helping out.
Have a great week RAIDERS!
Leader in Me
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
This month we will begin focusing on Habit # 3-Put First Things First
How to apply Habit # 3 at home and prioritize FAMILY FIRST
- Ask each child to identify their Big Rocks—the most important things they have to do this week. This might include activities such as sports practice, music lessons, swimming, attending a friend’s birthday party, and doing homework. You can use walnuts or marshmallows for Big Rocks and jelly beans for small pebbles, or children can bring real rocks they have found, painted, or decorated.
- Make a collection of family pictures.
- Make the commitment to hold family times, planning meetings, or activity days. Children will feel greater joy and pride in their family as you review weekly the accomplishments and activities that have taken place and plan for the next week.
- Teach Children who can write how to keep track of their activities in a planner of some kind. Also have them schedule times to do special kinds of activities and service to strengthen relationships. Remind them to always bring their planner to family meetings.
- Identify what type of one-on-one activities each family member would enjoy. Schedule one-on-one time with one of your children each week.
- Decide how you can serve your neighbors or community in a clever and original way.
Student of the Month
The January male senior of the month ranks in the top 5% of the senior class. Three words used by teachers to describe him are responsible, insightful, and enthusiastic. This senior is self-motivated and dedicated to both his academics and extracurricular activities and approaches all that he does with a positive attitude. He is a student in the STEAM Academy and a member of FBLA, Medical Club, and Ski Club. His inherent honesty and kindness make him a well-liked individual and role model for his classmates. This senior plans to pursue a career in the Computer Science field, where his hard work, ability to think critically, and desire to excel will certainly lead him to success. Congratulations to the January male senior of the month, Dylan Lanza.
Senior of the Month
The January female senior of the month ranks in the top 10 students of the senior class. This senior’s dedication to both her academics and extracurriculars is unparalleled. She is a student in the STEAM Academy, captain of the Girls’ Tennis Team, manager of the Boys’ Volleyball Team, a selected member of both the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society, a leader of the Writing Center, and an active participant in the DART Youth Prevention Club, History Club, and Art Club. Outside of school, she volunteers her time at Cattus Island County Park working in the Nature Center. It has been said that this senior is “the bright and energetic smile [that brings] a positive attitude to class every day”. She truly is the epitome of good character, high intelligence, and creative talent. This senior is excited to pursue a career in the field of Speech Pathology, and there is no doubt that through this passion, she will make a substantial difference in peoples’ lives. Congratulations to the January female senior of the month, Hailey Mastej.
Attitudes in Reverse
Attitudes in Reverse is an organization whose mission is to create a community of understanding, empathy and kindness through mental health awareness and education. Through education we build awareness, as well as, eliminate stigma against mental health disorders and individuals who have them.
Our 9th grade health classes will be participating on 1/19 and 1/31 in the AIR presentations. All students will be given a silicone wristband with a hotline card and teachers will be able to secure Safe Talk stickers to display on classroom doors. Students had the opportunity to interact with AIR's therapy dog, Goober! Thank you to Mrs. Aulisi and the 9th grade health teachers for facilitating this important presentation.
Girls Winter Track
Emerson Dirk and Chloe Amos were the Group 3 State Relay Champions in the pole vault. The high jump relay captured 3rd (Emerson Dirk and Ashley Hart) and the shot put relay grabbed 6th place( Abby Cole and Jo McKenna). Overall the team finished in 6th place. Great job Coach Dirk and team!
Girls Spring Track
- The girls spring track meeting will be after school on 2/15 in room N-37. See Coach Dirk with any questions email@example.com.
- Toms River High School East Boys Lacrosse will be holding its information and interest meeting on Wednesday, January 25th from 1:45-2:15pm in the lecture hall. All are welcome and no prior experience is required. Please reach out to Coach Shore at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or see Coach Weber & Coach Romano during the school day.
- Softball: Tryout Dates- Pitchers and Catchers Start 3/13 and Full team starts 3/16. See Coach Foran for further questions email@example.com
Staff Shout Outs!
In Mr. Trumble’s Humanities class, students are creating modern utopian civilizations based on prior knowledge of the Ancient World along with the Greek and Roman periods. The students are collaborating, designing and creating shirts based on their utopia. Check out some of the creative and unique designs below!
In Ms. Morgan’s Senior AP Literature class, students finished developing logical lines of reasoning in the form of Santa's reindeer to support their interpretation of their selected famous poem, and now pairs are appearing as prosecution and defense in the court of the Honorable Heat Miser (a.k.a. Ms. Morgan) to defend their cases!
Meanwhile, the developing playwrights in Ms. Morgan's Junior English III classes are writing their own original full-length plays based on their previous plans for major and minor characters, settings, and theme lessons of their own creation ... the creative juices are definitely flowing!
World Language Department
Students in Mrs. Mika's Spanish Conversation and Culture class studied Christmas season holidays and celebrations that take place in Mexico and Latin America. January 6th is known as El Dia de Los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day). On this day, children leave their shoes outside overnight, and they are filled with gifts from the wise men. Mrs. Mika's students made shoes in class, which were filled by "Los Reyes Magos!" The students enjoyed learning about and celebrating this cultural tradition! Students in Mrs. Mika’s Spanish 1 classes were also working on some interesting projects. Students learned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which included learning about diet, exercise, and the food pyramid. Students created examples of healthy and unhealthy meals. They had a great time using their artistic skills to create their healthy plates!
1) OCC will be having a virtual NJ Stars information session for seniors. The information session will be held virtually on January 31st 6:00pm-7:00pm. Registration link
2) 8th grade parent night (Class of 2027) is on Wednesday, February 1st @ 6pm in the HS East Student Center.
3) The OCVTS Open House is on Thursday, 2/2/23 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Visit www.ocvts.org for more information.
4) The registration deadline for the March 11th SAT is 2/10/23. Register at www.collegeboard.org
5) The Early College Program registration deadline for Spring 2023 is February 24, 2023. Early College Program Spring 2023
6) Any Junior interested in Option 2 Personal Finance for semester 2 must see their guidance counselor for an application.
7) Ocean County College's Jump Start Foundation Grant is now available. This grant is available to any student taking a Dual Enrollment or Jumpstart spring course. The student is responsible for sending their completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th.
8) New scholarships are available on the HSE Guidance website. Check out the scholarships recently added! Scholarships
Chat with the Principal
Thank you to the parents that attended the Google Meet chat this month. Save the date
(January 24th @ 9am) for the next Chat with the Principal: meet.google.com/toh-iuxw-bst
Toms River High School East
Anuncios importantes - Enero 2023 Mi nombre es Liz E. Rodríguez y a parte de ser maestra de español aquí en High School East, también soy la Enlace Cultural. Mi trabajo es facilitar la comunicación entre nuestra comunidad hispana y la administración escolar (maestros, principales, consejeros, etc.)
Interested in getting the above newsletter from Sra. Rodriguez ?? Send an email email@example.com to get added to her distribution list!
Join the PTO
The next meeting will be January 24th at 6pm in the Main Office Conference room! All parents are welcome!
Thank you to Holiday Plaza Cleaners for the generous monetary donation to our Mentoring program!
Holiday Plaza Cleaners can also offer out to the students “20% off tailoring for formals and proms” Student ID required
Holiday Plaza Cleaners
600 Mule Rd
Toms River, NJ 08757
Thank you to:
Targeted Technologies, LLC
1735 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
for the generous monetary donation to our student fund. Thank you!!
Thank you to MORANO TOURS for the monetary donation to our student fund! We appreciate you!
Thank you to, Steve Waunsch from Papa John's Pizza for his donations!
If your business is interested in making a donation please reach out! We can advertise you on our social media ( almost 3,000 followers on Instagram) : Eanders@trschools.com