April 19, 2021
MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY!
This week, please enjoy High School North’s student, Molly Herr’s announcement about Sunshine.
Sunshine. Do you ever find yourself just so much more energetic and happy when the sun is out? Believe me, ME TOO!!! When the sun is out, it makes me want to do more, eat healthier, be happy, nice to others and so much more. Healthline says that it is good for everyone to get at least 10-30 minutes of sun several times a week. It is a great source of Vitamin D, which is very good for our bodies. The next time it is sunny out, make a promise to yourself that you will get outside for at least 10 minutes and walk your dog, workout, journal, read a book, go on a bike ride, or even just lay outside and take it all in! When it is sunny out it gets me really excited for warmer days, more outside time, getting tan, and summer. Gloomy days stink, but I know on those kinds of days it just makes me look forward to brighter days. Enjoy your day and I will leave you with this sunny quote, “I hope the morning sun continues to remind you: you are worthy of new beginnings.”
The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC), 1-877-652-7624, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families, children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families, and children with substance use challenges and their families. CSOC is committed to providing services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment.
SCHEDULING FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS
The Guidance Office will be meeting with Juniors who are learning virtually beginning Wednesday, 4/14 through Wednesday, 4/28.
Students will need to sign up for a virtual appointment with their counselor through Google Calendar.
Appointments can be made at the following links:
**PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENTERED COURSE REQUESTS THROUGH THE PARENT PORTAL PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT** Directions on entering courses can be found at:
Contact your counselor with any questions
Congratulations to our April Students of the Month, Amanda Brodsky and Michael Indovina!
Amanda has been a member of our Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. She serves as a TEAM Senior In Charge and is involved with Big Brothers - Big Sisters, Captain’s Crew, Interact, Class of 2021, and Roots and Shoots. Amanda volunteers in school with our Writing Center and outside of school, at Community Medical Center and the Ocean County Library. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society and received her Academic Letter each year of high school. Amanda will be attending Penn State University, majoring in Biobehavioral Health with the hopes of becoming an Occupational Therapist or Physician’s Assistant.
Michael has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the International Thespian Society. He is a member of Nautical Stars Theatre Company, Polaris, and the Fine Arts strand of our Arts Academy. He has earned the Seal of Biliteracy and has been a regional competitor at Poetry Out Loud at the Count Basie Theatre. Michael’s poem, “Little Sister” and his pen and ink artwork, “The Wolf” will be featured at this year’s New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival this spring. Michael is still deciding between Drew University and Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Visual Arts.
Congratulations to our April Staff Member of the Month, Mr. Brian Lomer!
Mr. Lomer has been a Safety Officer here at High School North since 2014. Prior to joining the Mariners, he was employed by the Toms River Police Department for 25 years as both a patrol officer and detective. In his spare time, Mr. Lomer loves to fish, go to the beach, and spend time with his family. Brian grew up in Toms River and moved prior to attending High School North. He is very happy that he does now. So are we!
A KILLER PARTY!!
The Cast, Crew and their families gathered for a special screening on Saturday night in order to honor their senior thespians. It was a wonderful show and congratulations to everyone involved for their hard work and dedication!
SCIENCE FAIR SUCCESS!
Congratulations to the following Authentic Science Research Students who competed & placed in the Jersey Shore Science Fair & all moved on & placed at Delaware Valley against schools from NJ, PA & Delaware.
Vivianna Onofrietti placed 2nd in the Microbiology Category at the Jersey Shore Science Fair & 3rd at the Delaware Valley Science Fair for her Authentic Science Research Project titled “Aloe Vera Gel Effects on Oral Bacteria in Early Childhood Caries” wining $50
Julietta Onofrietti placed 1st in Botany at the Jersey Shore Science Fair & 2nd at the Delaware Valley Science Fair for her Authentic Science Research Project titled “ Fruit Seed Extract Effects on Pathogens Prevalent in Oral Disease” winning $75, a $30,000 scholarship to University of the Sciences & a $15,000 Scholarship to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Giovanna Onofrietti placed 2nd in Biochemistry at the Jersey Shore Science Fair with her Authentic Science Research project “Effects of Bioactive Compounds of Berry Seed Extract on Cariogenic and Periopathogenic Bacteria” Giovanna placed 1st at the Delaware Valley Science Fair in 12th grade Biochemistry & then went on to make Toms River Regional Schools history by placing 2nd out of all the 12 graders earning the Silver Metal & moving on to the International Science & Engineering Fair putting Giovanna in the top 8 of all high school students from 3 states. She won $100 & a $15,000 Scholarship to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Katie Culbert placed 2nd in Environmental at the Jersey Shore Science Fair with her project “Honeybee Health: Continuous-Release Mist Diffusion of Thymol-Based Essential Oils” Katie went on to win 1st place in the 9th grade Environmental category at the Delaware Valley Science Fair & placed 1st out of all the 9th graders earning the Gold Metal & moving on to the International Science & Engineering Fair making Kailyn in the top 4 students out of all high school students from 3 states making Toms River Regional Schools History!
Kaitlyn Culbert 1st runner up for the American Entomological Society - Calvert Award is awarded to outstanding accomplishments in insect-related study, preferably relating to local species. She receives $50, a 1 year membership in AES, and an invitation to an AES meeting in the spring
Way to go you amazing Women in Science!!!!
ATTENTION ALL STUDENT ATHLETES!
SHOW YOUR PRIDE FOR YOUR TEAM WITH A LAWN SIGN!!!
Class of 2023 are selling personalized Mariner signs for your front lawn. Each sign is navy with the picture to represent your sport and personalized with your name!!
1 sign is $25, 2 for $40
use the link to complete a form!! https://forms.gle/wkLWYf6W9tJKZSaD6
ALL ORDERS DUE APRIL 30th
CHALLENGER BUDDY PROGRAM
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MEDIA CENTER NEWS!
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