SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

The Week Ahead!

After a re-schedule, we are excited to welcome Nick "Sunshine" Tokman to HS North this Wednesday. Nick, from the television series, The Deadliest Catch, will be sharing his presentation, Become Your Captain: Catch Your Future. He will focus on the following with our entire student body:

  • Deal with Negative Influences & Peer Pressure
  • Remove Distractions and Remain Focused on Achieving their Life Goals
  • Overcome Adversity & Leverage Failure for Success
  • Make Better Decisions For Themselves

We feel that this will be a great kick off to our 2022-23 Anchored In Success program!


Daily announcements are regularly available to all through accessing a QR Code. The sign below is hung throughout our school so that all club and activity information is at your fingertips.
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Congratulations to Senior Olivia Fraticelli, who set the Shore Conference Field Hockey Scoring Record yesterday. Olivia scored her 166th career goal in a game against High School South!

Congratulations to the girls varsity Cross Country team on their 1st place finish at the Osprey invite. Freshman Jessica Abbott was the first overall finisher running the fastest 5k time in NJ. Rounding out scoring with impressive races were Jed Juliano, Sabrina Roselli, Adriana Escaleria, Olivia Nickelsen, Jenna Spadaro, and Sophia Bloom.

Congratulations also goes out to the Girls JV Cross Country for their dominating Victory Friday night. Our team brought the first 5 runner across the line. Leading the way was Emily Fraser, followed close behind by Claudia Silletti, Marrisa Lynch, May Hanlon,and Angelina Lardiere.


At the Pines Manor in Edison Sept. 18, High School North teacher Lucy DeRiggi had the honor of being awarded NJSIAA/NJSOA “Gymnastics Official of the Year” for 2020-2021. Congratulations, Mrs. DeRiggi!


Next week is Fall Spirit Week here at the Home of the Mariner. We encourage all to participate and get in on the fun!

Work Based Learning - September News

Students have started their internships at the Ocean County Courthouse, Cattus Island, and the Toms River Police Department. They are also interning at S.A.V.E. Rescue Shelter and all of our elementary schools as well as Sportscare Physical Therapy, and Atlantic Physical Therapy. They will also begin their internships at Community Medical Center and Ocean University Medical Center. We are currently accepting applications from seniors until 10/15 for the CE program during period 6. The CE program benefits seniors by:

  • Providing an opportunity for a paid work based learning experience
  • Offering a flexible schedule
  • Students can earn 15 credits
  • Demonstrates responsibility on college applications by working while attending school

If you are interested, please contact Ms. Tesoro at 732-505-5705, x222319 or email her at:


Early College at Toms River North (Dual Enrollment)

The deadline to submit a registration form for any year long dual enrollment courses is this Friday, 9/30. All forms must be submitted to the Guidance Office by NOON on Friday, 9/30. See your counselor with any questions.

Toms River Schools Financial Aid Night

Mr. Eric Ginsberg from Solution Prep will be hosting a presentation to the Seniors & Senior Parents of Toms River Schools. The presentation will be held live on October 26, 2022, 6:30 - 8:30 at the HS East Auditorium. There will be a virtual link also for anyone who cannot attend live.


HS North will be administering the PSAT's to 10th and 11th graders on Tuesday, October 25th. Testing locations will be posted prior to testing outside of Guidance.

College Information Visits

The Guidance Counselors will be visiting Senior English classes on Friday, September 30 to present information on the college application process, types of applications and deadlines, chooseing schools and more.


Thursday, October 6, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Toms River High School East

This Free College Fair is open to all students and their families. The fair will host over 140 Colleges, Universities, Technical Schools, and the Armed Forces. See the attached flier for more information:


Attention all students and parents! We are pleased to announce that NHS Tutoring is held in the media center after school. This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with other students for extra help in their classes. Often students learn better from their peers who have experienced the class for themselves. See the flier below for more information.


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.



You have ONE final chance to get a free senior portrait taken on Monday, October 24th. Lors photographers will be in the High School North Media Center from 7:15am-1:45pm. YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT by calling Lors at (908) 964-3040.

If you have a photo taken by MP Pics, then please disregard this announcement! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Macnab (

If you do not take a senior portrait, YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE 2022-2023 YEARBOOK! No exceptions.


The deadline to choose your yearbook pose is November 9th. If you do not choose a pose by this date, Lors will automatically choose one for you. If you are unable to find the email from Lors with your proofs, please contact their customer service department by calling (908) 964-3040 or emailing


We are very excited to welcome you to attend "A Starry Night" homecoming October 8th from 6-9:30 PM in the RWJ Barnabas Arena. Cost is $45 dollars per person cash only. Contracts can be picked up in F-110, F-111, B-33, or the main office. Contracts will not be accepted after September 30. Please return money and completed contracts to Mrs Anthony in F-110, Mrs. Friscia in F-111. or Miss Melillo in B-33. Don't miss out on a night of dancing under the stars with us.

New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED)

Free mammograms for eligible women will be conducted by Community Medical Center on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 4-7 pm.

Mammograms for women without health insurance will be paid for by the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED). Women with health insurance will have their visit submitted through their insurance company.

Please make sure you have your health insurance information available at time of registration.

For an appointment, call 732-557-3363. Screening appointments are limited, so early registration is suggested.

Silverton 5k and Fun Run

The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a Fall Festival October 1, 2022 and will also be hosting a 5K race and 1-mile fun run for the younger children!

The “Silverton Fire 5k” will be on October 1st and then following both the 5k and fun run our fall festival will take place! The fun run will be starting @ 9:30 am, the 5K will be starting @10 am and the fall festival will be starting @11 am.

See the link below for more information:


Learn to Spot Drug Dangers: Interactive Programs at
The Ocean County Library

Parents, guardians and individuals are encouraged to attend any of four educational, interactive programs that focus on drug use and abuse in Ocean County, presented by the Ocean County Health Department.

“Drugs 101: Drug Trends for Ocean County Parents” will take place at four branches:

• Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 PM – Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, (732) 477-4513, presented by Renata Bradshaw, OCHD Program Monitor

• Thursday, October 20, 6:30 PM – Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600, presented by Kelly Larney, Senior Field Representative, Health Education

• Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 PM – Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200, presented by Amanda Gan, MBA, CHES®, Program Development Specialist, Community Service

• Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 PM – Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, (609) 294-1197, presented by Kelly Larney, Senior Field Representative, Health Education

Each two-hour program will examine a variety of drugs, substances specifically found in Ocean County, and their impacts. Attendees will learn slang, understand how substances are used, and recognize how people under the influence react.

Attendees will gain awareness of illicit substances and paraphernalia by walking through an interactive teenage bedroom display that contains signs of drug use and abuse.

Registration at is required to attend these free programs. To learn more, visit or call your nearest participating branch, or chat/text to (732) 943-1625.