MAY 17, 2021
SENIOR SPIRIT WEEK!
Congratulations to the Boys Track team for finishing 3rd place overall at the Ocean County Championships this past weekend. The team was led by strong performances from the following individuals Kenny Warner placed 1st in the 110 hurdles, 2nd in the triple jump and 3rd in the 400 hurdles Jordan Grey placed 1st in the 400 hurdles and 2nd in the 110 hurdles,
Alek Duriske placed 5th in the 400 hurdles, Junior Matthews took 2nd place in the 400.
The team of Diego Rodriguez, Jack Cordiano, Teddy Wilson and Matt Sabo placed 1st in the 4x800 relay Teddy Wilson placed 5th in the 800. The team of Micah Ford, Jack Monticello, Jimmy Albert, and Darean Rowland took 4th in the 4x100. Matt Sabo placed 5th in the 3200.
The team of Teddy Wilson Kenny Warner Jordan Grey and Junior Matthews capped off the weekend with a win in the 4x400 relay.
In the New Jersey Academy of Science competition this weekend: Julietta Onofrietti won 1st place in the Botany category. Giovanna Onofrietti won 2nd place in the Biochemistry category, Katie Culbert won 2nd place in the Environmental category. Congratulations to all!
The High School North sailing team took to the waters of the Toms River this past weekend to compete in the 2021 MASSA Mallory Qualifier and Fleet Championship. This was a two day event in which 16 of the best teams from the Mid-Atlantic region came to compete at the Toms River Yacht Club. High School North placed in the top 8 securing a spot at the National Phebe King Memorial Regatta. Congratulations to Declan Botwinick, Evan Harrison, Everett Botwinick, Iliana Vasslides and Lindsay Walsh.
OUR AWARD WINNING MARINER SAILING TEAM
MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY
This week, please enjoy High School East CAP Student Representative’s Jordyn Mizrachi’s morning announcement.
Social Anxiety often goes unnoticed. It’s more than just being shy; it's feeling physically sick before, during, and after social interactions, having an intense fear of what other people think of you, being very self-conscious in front of others, constantly feeling awkward, not being able to maintain eye contact, etc. If these describe you, you may feel hopeless, like there’s nothing you can do; however, changing your mentality is a step in the right direction. Identify your negative thoughts and fears, maybe you think to yourself, “People will think I’m stupid” or “I know I’ll end up looking like a fool.” Challenge those thoughts and focus on your social skills that need improvement. Remember to be patient with yourself and others; you never truly know what’s going on in another person’s head.
If you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling, 2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth. They are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school, or at play. If you need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing call or text 888-222-2228.
JUNE 8 - VIRTUAL SCHOOL DAY
GRADUATION LAWN SIGNS! DUE JUNE 4TH
SHOW HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF YOUR GRADUATE THIS YEAR WITH A YARD SIGN! FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAN CONGRATULATE A STUDENT BY PURCHASING A SIGN THAT WILL BE DISPLAYED AROUND HIGH SCHOOL NORTH. USE THE FORM LINK TO ORDER.
Many thanks to those of you who made purchases in our online Book Fair! I'm using the credits we received with Junior Library Guild to beef up our graphic novel collection. Graphic novels are more than just the comics you used to read in the Sunday paper; take a look at this interview with author Gene Yang to learn more about one of our most popular graphic novels, American Born Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYCZqt5WSOM
The Ocean County Library has several upcoming virtual programs with authors who write in the Young Adult genre. Monday's Book Club meeting with Joelle Charbonneau was GREAT; check out some other upcoming authors: https://theoceancountylibrary.org/kids-teens/teen-zone/ya-author-series
OCL's summer volunteer program for teens will be virtual this year as well. Applications to join the SAIL program can be completed here: https://theoceancountylibrary.org/teens/SAIL