Mariner Weekly

June 7, 2021


Good Morning Mariners!

Just a reminder, tomorrow will be a virtual day for all students due to the primary elections that are being held in our schools. Class times remain the same.


Just reminder to all Senior Credit Recovery students:

Due to the virtual day tomorrow, all Tuesday classes will meet TODAY, Monday, June 7th. The class times will remain the same. The final program meeting for Thursday students will remain unchanged.

In order to obtain the credit required for graduation, all recovery classes must be attended and you must pass 4th quarter in your regular classes.


As the weather gets warmer, please be reminded that all students should come to school dressed in an appropriate manner while dressing for the weather. Please see our dress code as outlined in our School Code of Conduct. Thank you for your assistance with this.

STUDENT ATTIRE - The administration reserves the right to determine proper and appropriate student dress and footwear that is safe for the school environment. Your Code of Dress should reflect good judgment when selecting school clothes. Any clothing deemed unsafe, offensive, or disruptive to the educational process will be dealt with by the administration. Please be reminded that although fashion changes, we expect:

● Undergarments NOT be exposed;

● Strapless, halter, bandeau or crop style tops, spaghetti straps, half shirts and short shorts may NOT be worn;

● Footwear to be safe and appropriate;

· Hats, hoods from sweatshirts, and other headwear may NOT be worn.

Clothing that is extreme in brevity, transparency, length, tightness may NOT be worn.


Please see the following plans for end of the school activity and material return:

The final four days of school with be regular school days (7:15am - 11:15am) on June 17, 18, 21, & 22. However, there will be no afternoon supports on these days. We will use this time for material collection.

CHROMEBOOK RETURN - ONLY OUR SENIORS WILL BE RETURNING THEIR CHROMEBOOKS. Underclassmen will keep their devices over the summer. Please ensure that they in a safe place and ready to be used in September.

In person seniors will return their devices during the last week of school with their English classes on Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16. Virtual seniors must return Chromebooks to the Blue Cafeteria during the afternoon on both days on the following schedule:

Last Name A - L 12:00 - 1:00pm M-Z 1:00pm - 2:00pm

All devices, carrying cases and chargers must be in good, working order upon return in our to avoid a fine/obligation.


Any material (Books, Classroom Supplies) must be returned to the appropriate teacher by Tuesday, June 22nd. In person students will return these supplies during the regular school day. Virtual Students will return these supplies to their individual teacher's classroom on Friday, June 18th or Monday, June 21st on the following schedule.

Last Name A - L 12:00 - 1:00pm M-Z 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Any school issued material not returned to the proper place will result in the student incurring an obligation. This places the student in danger of not being able to attend future school functions and they will not receive their diploma upon graduation.


This past Saturday, our juniors had the opportunity to celebrate their prom. The event was held here on our campus and it was a wonderful evening. Congratulations to our King and Queen, Jackson Lascala and Natalie Barr. Thank you to the Class of 2022 representatives and their advisors Mrs. Verga and Mr. Dering for a job well done.


Below please find the following information regarding graduation preparation:


All seniors, who meet the requirements for graduation, should be in their seat on the field hockey field to begin practice at 7:45am on both Monday, June 21st and Tuesday, June 22nd. As we present live diplomas during our ceremony, it is vital that all be present and in the correct order. Students who miss practice will be placed at the rear of the line.

Unfortunately, seniors who do not meet the requirements for graduation are not permitted to participate in the ceremony.


Two years ago, our three high schools began a partnership with each of our sending elementary schools, to give our graduates the opportunity to return to their former schools and walk the halls one more time prior to graduation. This year's event will take place on Monday, June 21st at 10:30am. Our graduates will receive their gowns during practice that morning and should wear them during their visit. I hope that all of our seniors take advantage of this opportunity. It will be a wonderful experience for our students as well as their former teachers and our elementary students.


Congratulations to our June Students of the Month, Nicolette Giordano and Alessandro DiLeo!

Nicolette serves as the captain of our lacrosse team. She is a member of our soccer team, TEAM, Captain's Crew, Class of 2021, Mariner Maniacs, and has been inducted into National Honor Society. Nicolette, who has achieved four academic letters, will be majoring in Exercise Science and playing lacrosse at Adelphi University.

Alessandro has been a member of our soccer team, FBLA, and Captain's Crew. He has been nominated for Boy's State and achieved the Seal of Bi-Literacy. Alessandro has perfect attendance and has won FBLA-PBL Regional Placement in both 2020 and 2021. He will attending Kean University on a full tuition scholarship as a finance major.

Congratulations to our Staff Member of the Month, Mrs. Lucy DeRiggi!

Mrs. DeRiggi has been teaching at HSN for 18 of her 21 year career. She currently teaches Advanced Honors History but has taught all levels of US History. She has served as the advisor to the classes of both 2009 and 2013. Athletically, Mrs. Deriggi has been a gymnastics official for 30 years and coached our team for 16 of those. She enjoys spending time with family, especially her wonderful grandsons, who are the light of her life.

Congratulations to the following members of the Girls Track team for their amazing performances at the South Jersey Group 4 State Sectional meet. Running away with 2 titles was Olivia Talka. Olivia won the 1600 in a time of 5:01 establishing a new school record and also won the 800 meters. Also establishing a new school record of 2:26. Lia Malave placed 2nd in the long jump and 5th in the triple jump. Imoni Alston jumped a personal best 16 feet to place 5th in the long jump. While Emma Fortuna and Olivia Nickelsen ran 2 legs of the 4 x 4 to bring home a 6th place finish with a season best time of 4:08. These girls will be moving onto the Group 4 State Championship meet this upcoming weekend. Good Luck to these ladies!


All interested student athletes must have an updated sports physical to participate in Summer months athletics and Fall sports. Please speak with your coaches or our nursing staff if you are unsure of our status or if you have questions.


Yearbook Distribution Schedule:

June 14th - Seniors can obtain their copy of their Yearbook starting at 6:30 pm in room E-01. Please enter through the back gym doors. Any senior who has NOT purchased and would still like a Yearbook can bring $90 cash that evening and purchase one. Extras are first come first serve.

After receiving your yearbook you would proceed to the field for your Senior Night. We will be available in E-01 between the hours of 6:30-8:30 pm. Any senior who does not attend senior night can then pick up their yearbook during school hours of 7:15-11:15am. The only other afternoon pick up is listed below.

Underclassmen Distribution - Grades 9-11 can receive their yearbooks during their GYM class on Wed. June 16th from 7:15-11:15am in room E-01.

Any virtual students that have purchased can pick their yearbook up on June 16th between 3-6pm in room E-01. Please enter the building through the back gym doors. We will NOT be distributing yearbooks out during summer, so please make every effort to pick up during these hours listed.

If you haven't purchased and would still like a yearbook they are $90 cash first come first serve.


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