Mariner Weekly!!

October 18, 2021


Thank you to Ms. Mackin, Ms. Melillo, and everyone involved in making our Homecoming Dance a success! It was a beautiful night and everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy themselves and relished the opportunity to be together. Congratulations to seniors Gabriella Petrocelli and Anthony Mardini, who were crowned Queen and King.

Congratulations to both our freshman and varsity football teams, who concluded our homecoming festivities with victories over Toms River High School South by scores of 42-6 and 28-6, respectively as a part of the Great American Rivalry. Congratulations to senior Justin Smith, who was honored as the Great American Rivalry Scholar-Athlete.


Congratulations to sophomore Libbie Diamond who was named one of the winners of the Veterans Day Essay contest which is hosted by the Toms River Township Veterans Day Commission. Libbie wrote a beautiful and poignant essay on “How to be a Good American”. She will receive a $50 gift card and have the honor of marching in the Veterans Day Parade.

Congratulations to our October Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Val Mackin! Ms. Mackin is a proud graduate of High School North and has taught here for all 12 years of her professional career. She currently teaches Pre-Calculus and Rise Math, however she has taught all levels of mathematics. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Mackin has been a class advisor, and currently oversees our Cheerleading and Tech Student Association programs. In her spare time, Val loves to run, read, and spend time with her family. She states that her favorite thing about our school are her colleagues and students. She enjoys the teamwork that exists here.


Maria Ressa graduated in 1982 from High School North, where she served as class president for three years; performed as a member of the chorus, orchestra, and theatre clubs; played basketball and softball; and, unsurprisingly, was voted “most likely to succeed.”

We are all so impressed and honored to be associated with a MARINER who has been able to make a difference on the world stage. As a representative of students past and present, we would like to name our newly renovated auditorium in her honor.

Please click the link below to sign the petition that will be sent to our Board of Education as a request for the permission to do so.

Attached below is a feature included on the front page of today's Asbury Park Press.


Attention Junior & Seniors Powderpuff is back!

We are looking for junior and senior girls to play flag football and junior and senior boys to be cheerleaders and coach. There will be a powderpuff interest/parent meeting on October 25th at 6pm in the Media Center. A parent or guardian MUST accompany the student at the interest meeting to be able to play. Any questions please see Mrs. Muller in BB5 or Mrs. Verga in F105.

Click here for the Powderpuff Flyer

Makeup PSAT

We were able to get permission from College Board to administer another PSAT for students who were forced to quarantine or were absent for the test given last week. The alternate test will be held on Tuesday, October 26. Any 10th or 11th grader who was quarantining or absent can register for the alternate test day through this google form. Space is limited, so please sign up ASAP. The link for the google form is:

For planning purposes please register by Friday, 10/22 at 3PM.


Each year, we invite the parents of our newest Mariners for informal discussion about the beginning of the school year and tips to navigate the months and years to come. I'd like to invite our freshman parents from the Class of 2025 as well as our sophomores from the Class of 2024 to join us in the Media Center at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 10th.


The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their

participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education fields. This nationwide event allows high school students from across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Attached are two flyers which outline the challenge and explain how to submit your app.


Last Chance for Senior Portraits

Tuesday, October 26th (TRN Media Center)

Appointments are necessary.

Contact Lors Studio to schedule your appointment. Lors Customer Service Department 908-964-0847 or Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.

Underclassmen Pictures

Monday October 25, 2021 (Juniors)

Tuesday October 26, 2021 (Sophomores)

Wednesday October 27, 2021 (Freshman)

To order underclassmen pictures, click on the link The school code is 22-50N

Underclassmen Make-Up Dates

November 29, 2021



The Guidance Department must have the following:

1) A yellow TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FORM, from every senior student, so the Guidance Department can send your documents to your college applications.

2) A GREEN SHEET-College Checklist for EVERY SINGLE college you apply to.

Without these items your college applications may be delayed and deadlines may be missed.


HS North Financial Aid Night - October 21st at 7pm

The financial aid landscape is changing, so whether your student is about to head to college or just started high school, come learn the ins and outs of saving thousands off the cost of a college education, no matter your financial position. Please join us for this informative and helpful presentation.

College Recruiter Visits

Each year we have visits from many colleges, universities, and technical schools. These recruiters meet with interested students in Guidance and speak about their school and answer any questions that our students may have. If interested in a particular school, students should see Mrs. Rose in Guidance to sign up. A list is regularly updated on our school website, . Click the Guidance tab to access.

Our next visits:

10/18/21 Georgian Court University, Marist College

10/21/21 University of Rhode Island

10/25/21 James Madison University

10/26/21 Penn State University

10/28/21 Stockton University