SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

VIEWS FROM LAST WEEK ...and the week ahead.

I'd like to start out with a thank you to all of our staff and students to their efforts during our testing days last week. Testing during the second week of school is certainly not ideal but it was great to see everyone working together to create the best testing atmosphere possible.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Back To School Night last Wednesday evening. The connection between home and school is the greatest predictor of academic success. The connections made will only grow stronger throughout the year. Please keep in contact with our staff to ensure that your child will have the most successful year possible.

This Wednesday, we are excited to welcome Nick "Sunshine" Tokman to HS North. 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!


Congratulations to our Girl's Tennis Team for placing 3rd overall at the Ocean County Tournament this past weekend! Gabby Kostova won the 3rd Singles flight and Alessia Lobello and Rajvi Patel took 3rd at 1st Doubles. Great job and good luck today against Point Boro in the Shore Conference Tournament.

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month, Angelina Amato and Devon Safeer!

Angelina has been inducted into the National Honor Society and is a member of the Class of 2023, TEAM, Field of Dreams, TAKS, and Key Club. She serves as our Thespian Troupe President and is Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Thespian Thespian Officer Board. She volunteers at her church as well as Exit 82 and was named Outstanding Soloist at Festival Disney 2022. Angelina hopes to major in Music Industry Studies after graduation.

Devon is a member of our Math Team and has been a member of our Track Team. He is involved with the Rally For Barnegat Bay, a non-profit organization researching pollution in the Barnegat Bay and volunteers his time at Upchieve Tutoring. He has won the Rensselaer Award as well as 1st place in his grade level at The Ocean County Math League. Devon would like to study Pharmacy at Rutgers or Bio Medical Engineering at Villanova.

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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 $40 dollars per person cash only. Contracts can be picked up in F-110, F-111, B-33, or the main office. Today is the last day to hand in your homecoming bid without paying an extra $5 per person for it being late. 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. Today 9/19 after school we will also collect contracts by the GYM so don't miss out on a night of dancing under the stars with us.


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


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:


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.

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:
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