October 10, 2022
ANCHORED IN SUCCESS!
Our Anchored In Success focus this month deals with Respect and Tolerance. This past Friday, discussions were held during an extended homeroom. For the remainder of the month, we will be honoring those students who demonstrate these traits. Staff members will have the opportunity to nominate deserving students. Each will receive a certificate and be entered into a raffle at the end of the month.
At our grade level meetings during our opening week of school we discussed the importance of all of us being accountable to each other. We have required our students to be in their first period classes at the 7:15am bell and they have done an excellent job thus far.
Additionally, all of our staff and students are required to wear their school ID's throughout the day and be in their classrooms at the bell during each period of the day. We can all agree that the safety of our staff and students is paramount. Doing these little things for each other will help towards maintaining a safe environment in which everyone can thrive. Please speak with your daughters and sons about the importance of these accountability practices.
OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Sophie serves as the Vice President of the Nautical Stars Theatre Company and the Treasurer of the Class of 2023. She has been inducted into National Honor Society. She is involved TEAM, International Thespian Society, and plays on our varsity soccer team. She has been voted, "Best All Around" by her classmates and plays violin in the Kean University Youth Orchestra. After graduation, Sophie would like to dual major in Kinesiology and Nutrition and hopes to be a Physical Therapist working with special needs children.
Dhruv serves as our Student Council President and as the Secretary of the Class of 2023. He has been inducted into National Honor Society and is active in TEAM as well as Authentic Science Research. He has been honored as Congressional Gold Medal Award winner, New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish recipient, and an AP Scholar with Honor. Dhruv hopes to major in Biology/Pre-Med at either Brown, Rutgers, or Penn State University.
Thank you to our Cheerleaders for putting together a wonderful evening for our students. The event was well run and everyone in attendance seemed to have a great time! Congratulations to Mikaela Burns and Damon Brown, who were voted Queen and King!
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS
Earlier this year you received a letter notifying you of the high school graduation procedures mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education. Please note that for the class of 2023 there is no graduation assessment requirement. Students in the class of 2023 must still meet all the other State and local graduation requirements, including but not limited to credit, curriculum, and attendance requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s graduation status, please contact your child’s school counselor.
Director of Secondary Curriculum
Toms River Regional School District
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.
See the link below regarding a mandatory meeting on October 26th.
YEARBOOK INFORMATION 📘
Underclassmen pictures will be taken October 19, 20 & 21st. Freshman photos will be taken October 19th, sophomore photos will be taken October 20th and junior photos will be taken October 21st. Students will go down to the Media Center with their English classes on their assigned day. Makeup photos will be taken on December 1st.
FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT OPPORTUNITY
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 have a photo taken by MP Pics, then please disregard this announcement! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Macnab (email@example.com).
If you do not take a senior portrait, YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE 2022-2023 YEARBOOK! No exceptions.
YEARBOOK BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL
It's never too early to start thinking about reserving your copy of the 2023 yearbook! Buy early to take advantage of our back to school special! If you purchase a yearbook ($90) AND personalization ($10), before October 28th then you will receive up to four free icons! That's a savings of over $25! To purchase a yearbook, go to www.jostensyearbooks.com.
SENIOR POSE SELECTION DEADLINE
The deadline to choose your yearbook pose is November 9th. If you do not choose a pose by this date, Lors will automatically choose one for you. If you are unable to find the email from Lors with your proofs, please contact their customer service department by calling (908) 964-3040 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR RECOGNITION ADS
Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and celebrate important milestones.
IT’S EASY! Create your ad online at www.jostensadservice.com
1. Choose your ad size and layout.
2. Enter your text and upload your photos
All ad orders must be placed online by December 16th.
SCHOOL STORE : THE TREASURE TROVE
This year the school store is starting our version of a Cinderella's Closet in the school store called The Treasure Trove.
To Donate: If you have any lightly used clothes with no holes or stains (pants, shirts, maybe some dresses or formal wear, sneakers) that you would like to donate for students in need, please have your student bring them to C08. We are asking for all clothing items to be washed before being brought into the school.
To Use: If your student would need to utilize the Treasure Trove, you may contact your student's guidance counselor and we can set up a time for your student to pick out clothes.
Thank you for the help and support, we really appreciate it.
Please see information on this bowling fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the Community Based Instruction Program for the Toms River Schools.
COLLEGE RECRUITER VISITS
Each year our Guidance Department welcomes recruiters from colleges and universities from all over the country. This a a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about schools they may be interested in and to ask any questions they may have.
Click the links below for information and to sign up.
This is the link for the college visits: Guidance College Visits
This is the class code: Guidance College Visits Class Code
This will be updated as often as a college signs up, so check often!!!
There are new scholarships posted to the HS North Guidance Scholarship page:
Check the site, as well as the bulleting board in guidance 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.