November 22, 2021


Good Afternoon Mariners!

I hope that you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the short week and the Thanksgiving Holiday! We have a lot to be thankful for and I am glad that we are adjusting to being back together in the new school year. Returning to the norms we took for granted prior to March 13, 2020 will take some time, but I am thankful for the progress we've made and we continue to evolve as the weeks move by.

We have concluded the first marking period. Final Grades are currently being finalized. Report cards will be visible on the parent portal on Monday, November 29th, at 3pm.

Congratulations to our varsity football team for their efforts on Friday evening. Although the end result was not what we hoped for, the team grew together and represented the Toms River North community very well all season through their hard work and sportsmanship. As a whole, we experienced a very positive fall athletically. I applaud and thank all of our student athletes for their efforts and look forward to watching our teams compete this winter.

Our annual food drives were again very successful and our student and family efforts will benefit many in our community this holiday season. Below is a photo of our Thanksgiving meal distribution. Thank you to our School Social Worker, Mrs. Meredith Brooks for spearheading this effort and to many of our Toms River youth sports organizations for their generous donations.

I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and hope that you all enjoy the time with your family and friends.

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On Wednesday, November 24th, all students and staff will be dismissed on a half day schedule at 11:45am. Our main office will be closed at 12:30pm. As a result, there will be no PM vocational transportation to or from the vocational school. The vocational program will continue based on the normal full day schedule, however PM students from Toms River will be excused from the vocational program for the day.

PM Vocational Students who conclude their day at HSN early and would like to leave must be properly signed out for early dismissal. Students who are require bus transportation will be permitted to wait in the auditorium until the end of the day at 11:45am.


Powderpuff Football is back! Come see our Junior girls take on our Senior girls in a game of flag football. The game will be held on Tuesday evening, November 23rd at 6:00pm on the turf. Tickets will be available at the gate for $5.00. See you there!


10th and 11th graders who took the PSAT in October will be able to view their scores online through their college board accounts beginning on December 7th. Please see the following link for more info:

On December 14, the vocational school will be visiting with all 10th grade Gym classes. They will present information about their shared time programs. Most of the shared time programs are 2 year programs and students are eligible for them beginning in 11th grade. No sign up is necessary for the information session, students will get the presentation during their 10th grade gym class during the school day.

SAVE THE DATE: On the evening of December 15, Solution Prep will be offering a virtual SAT/ACT information session to the students of Toms River Schools. An information flyer with registration info will be coming soon.

Ocean County College is offering FREE FAFSA Workshops. Students DO NOT have to be planning to attend OCC to take advantage of these sessions. Workshop dates are Dec 1, 8, & 15 from 5 to 7 PM. You must RSVP for a session at :


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.


Check this month's curriculum update from our English department.


Yearbook Sales! - The 2021-22 Edition of the Treasure Chest is now available for purchase.

Reserve your copy of the 2021/2022 yearbook.

Place orders at

The cost is $95.00.


The Olympic Dream Academy offers a recreational group skating program through Learn to Skate USA. This program is designed to develop skills that students need to move on to our advanced hockey or Figure Skating programs or to become a more skilled skater.