From the Desk of Principal Kevin Raylman, November 14, 2022

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We are excited to participate in the NJ Department of Education’s Governor’s Educator of the Year Program. This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. It recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding pre-K through grade 12 classroom teachers and educational services professionals who possess a special talent for inspiring a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities and are leaders in their fields.

Over the past two and a half years, educators changed the way they delivered instruction. Now, more than ever before, is the time to celebrate New Jersey's outstanding educators.

Nominations may come from parents and colleagues and are due no later than 3PM Friday, November 18, 2022. Our school Teacher of the Year also has the chance to become County and State Teacher of the Year, so the more you share in your nomination, the better! Please click here for details.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rcGRILs-MQ1kMjuS0FFl1IQLGmfnyjuq/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110000811160699744926&rtpof=true&sd=true



Emails with information pertaining to ordering your child's graduation cap, gown and diploma have been sent. If you didn't receive the email, please check your blocked or spam folders as it may be there.

Please review the email and submit the requested information.

If you have any questions, please email dcicala1@trschools.com or call 732-505-5734 ext. 230007.


The SPEAR-IT students are busy making some beautiful things down in the shop. They are working on Adirondack chairs that will be selling for $75 each. The chairs are made with exterior lumber and will come with a custom name engraved on the headrest board. If you are interested in purchasing one or more chairs, please email toleary@trschools.com. Each chair sold benefits the SPEAR-IT Program! Happy shopping!
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If you are interested in purchasing a 2023 yearbook, or creating an ad to recognize a senior, go to the following website: http://www.yearbookforever.com. Once you are there, it will ask you to search for our school. You should enter "Toms River High School South" and it will bring you to the page where you will be able to directly purchase a yearbook or create an ad. In order to be guaranteed a yearbook, make sure to pre-order using the link above. If you have any questions about purchasing a yearbook or ad, you can contact vdemario@trschools.com.


This week’s news will focus on our World Languages.

We have welcomed our German Exchange students to our community! The students have attended classes with their host students. They are making the most of their time and enjoying our community. They have experienced a football game, our annual Halloween paintings, walking on the boardwalk and beach, a trip to NYC and eating Taco Bell! These experiences enrich the educational experience of our students, their students and all of the foreign and domestic teachers involved. Some of our students will be heading to Germany in the summer!

In celebration of Día de los Muertos on November 1st and 2nd, Mrs. Dyson-Burns had her students engaging in dynamic learning activities designed to help the students understand how to conjugate verbs. These activities included, but are not limited to, a spinner game in pairs, creating a Sugar Skull design, the exploration of a WebQuest, uncovering the misconceptions about Día de los Muertos, and using a little mathematics to review recipes for Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead).

We also celebrated our newly inducted members to our French and Spanish National Honor Societies. Congratulations to all of the new inductees!

We are so grateful to be a part of each students’ journey and to continue to share our amazing experiences at South!

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Council for International Education Exchange

Spend the summer abroad through CIEE (Council for International Education Exchange) is a global non-profit organization that has been providing academic study abroad opportunities for high school students for over 75 years. Our donor generously awards over $5.5 million in scholarships every summer to students who qualify for both merit and financial need scholarships (cover from 10%-100% of program tuition). We offer four week-long World Language programs (French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, German, Arabic, Japanese and Portuguese), where students can receive 4 college credits through Tulane University. We also offer programs in Science, International Relations, Arts, Business and Leadership (students can receive 12-50 service hours). Picture yourself in one of 30 amazing destinations in Europe, Asia, Latin America, or Africa. Apply by December 1 for a chance to win a free flight! Free Ticket Raffle.

Fill out the Google Form if you are interested in attending the CIEE presentation on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 . Please contact Ann Gural at agural@trschools.com with questions.


Calling all bilingual (or multilingual) students!

The New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy is a graduation honor awarded to students who have demonstrated proficiency in a language other than English, through biliteracy testing in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The testing is computer-based, and completed in school.

More information about the logistics of testing, and the test itself will follow, but the first step is to indicate your interest by completing the Google Form linked here by December 3, 2022:

NJ Seal of Biliteracy Exam 2023 Google Form

NJ Seal of Biliteracy Flyer

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The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will open October 1st for the 2023-24 school year. Seniors and their parents/guardians should file early so that students can find out from their accepted schools what aid they will qualify for. File the FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov.


Students may sign up to visit these colleges through their guidance counselors google classroom..

Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) STEM Program

Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) STEM Program for 10th & 11th graders. We welcome you to share this information with your colleagues and encourage your students to apply!

Accelerated Learning Academy (for 10th & 11th graders)

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ESL Night School for Adults

We are happy to announce that we have been approved to bring back the ESL Night School for Adults program. As we see that our community is becoming more culturally diverse, this is a great opportunity to broaden communication and enrich relationships with the families we serve.




Dear Families of Ocean County,

Children’s Mobile Response would like to take the opportunity to share that we are available to meet the needs of any youth in our community who is struggling or experiencing challenges/difficult times. We can also assist any caregiver that is struggling during this unusual time. Children’s Mobile Response continues to be dedicated to helping families experiencing behavioral and emotional concerns.

We can be connected to families when they call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624. Flyers are attached for your review and consideration if you or someone you know could benefit.

Thank you and be well!

PBHG CMRSS, Ocean County