From the Desk of Principal Kevin Raylman, January 3, 2023


Starting January 1st, Toms River Middle and High School students will have access to their own Genesis Student Portal to look up schedules, grades, bus assignments, attendance and more. The site address is https://students.trschools.com. Students will use their Google account credentials to login. To ensure students are accessing their new personal Student Portal, parents should change their Parent Portal password.


The Class of 2023 is hosting their first Silent Auction on January 21, 2023 at 6pm. They are looking for donations of raffle baskets and gifts for the event. All of the proceeds will go toward their Senior Prom and other end of year Senior events! All donations can be dropped off in the main office and are due by January 13, 2023. Please help to make this event a success! Some examples of baskets we are looking for are: Beach Day, Movie Night, Sports Night, A Caffeine Kit, and Picnic in the Park! Donations of gift cards to local businesses are also welcome. Thank you in advance. They look forward to seeing you there!

South Football’s Impossible Dream Movie

South Football’s Impossible Dream explores the rise to glory of a team that competed in an epic battle known at the Jersey Shore as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” On a bitter cold day in November 1969, No. 1 ranked Toms River High School South faced No. 2 ranked Middletown High School before thousands of fans for a mythical state championship. Rare film footage from the game will be shown publicly for the first time.

The film uncovers the techniques used by former Toms River South Head Coach, Ron Signorino, Sr., in the 1960s, to turn a losing football program into a powerhouse that racked up a 19-game winning streak. Coach Signorino is a local legend known for his deep understanding of the game, his ability to motivate his players, and his knack for analyzing game films to better understand his opponents.

Purchase tickets here:https://www.grunincenter.org/event/south-footballs-impossible-dream/

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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. All completed senior ads are due by January 25th. No senior ads will be accepted after this date. If you have any questions about purchasing a yearbook or ad, you can contact cscala@trschools.com


We have amazing news on a musical note! Our very own High School South senior Jack Harjes has been accepted to perform on clarinet in the 2023 Music Educators Eastern Division Honors Band. Jack is one of only 21 clarinetists chosen from the entire northeast, comprising 12 states and Washington DC.. Jack will perform at the Music Educators Eastern Division Conference this April. The district congratulates Jack on achieving the highest band honor available in high school! He is only the second instrumentalist to attain this honor in our school district's history!

On the Physics front, turning the corner to lower B-wing this past week one would have seen the students from Mr. Hartzfeld’s 5th period Physics class in the hallway. Students were trying to get a bowling ball through "obstacles" after pushing it through the hallway with a broom. Students collected data from their trials. Students were engaged in this lab taking data from the experiment and calculating inertia. Thank you to Mr. Hartzfeld for giving our students a hands-on experience with an interesting and important topic in Physics.

We had a large group of students inducted into our National Honor Society this year! We are very excited to welcome them into this role and are excited to watch what they accomplish. Thank you to our advisor, Ms. Ryan, for all she does to support our students.

If you’ve ever had to give a presentation, you know that it can be very nerve racking. Mrs. Wycoff’s Creative Writing students were asked to present an expertise of theirs. YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE the expertise of our students at South! We have an equestrian, a unicyclist, a bologna sandwich connoisseur and so much more! WE ROCK!

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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On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, a representative from the Ocean County Vocational Technical School visited our sophomore PE classes to present their programs for the next school year. It is very important for students to apply as soon as possible if they are interested in one of the programs. The links below include both the 2023-2024 Course Selection Guide as well as a video with more information about all of their shared-time programs. Juniors may apply to shared-time programs as well. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's Guidance Counselor.


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