It's the time of year when students share some of their greatest talents with parents, friends, and community members.  Students of all ages have been practicing hard for their holiday concerts and plays. Now, as they share these performances with audiences, they are inspiring us and passing along their holiday spirit.

High School Students Perform at Administration Building

Members of the High School South chorus, High School East orchestra, and High School North orchestra performed delightful renditions of holiday music for students and staff at the district's administration building on Hooper Avenue.  Everyone in the building looks forward to these annual holiday performances!

North Dover 4th Graders Spread Cheer

Students in Ms. Doyle's 4th grade class at North Dover Elementary, accompanied on the piano by the vocal music teacher Mrs. Strouse, spread some holiday cheer at the Leisure Park Nursing Home.  The children sang traditional carols, read poems, danced, and even provided some puppetry for the residents. One resident commented that the kids made her feel "like a thousand dollars!"


South Toms River Students Share Their Talents 

Students at South Toms River Elementary were proud to present their Kindergarten Holiday Show (left) and their 4th & 5th Grade Winter Chorus Concert (right). 



High School East Presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

At the beginning of December, the Toms River East Thespian Society produced and performed “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  It was the first fall play that Toms River High School East presented in over 30 years.  The play was directed by Melissa Moore Reimertz and over 30 East students participated in the endeavor.  The production also included a student from High School North and two Toms River East Thespian alumni.  Everyone involved had a wonderful time connecting with each other and being able to share the warm, holiday show with the Toms River community.  As a way to give back to the community, free tickets were offered to all children age 8 and under. It was a worthwhile and great time for all!  


Music for Change a Hit at High School North

Under the direction of Christopher Loeffler, the High School North chorus performed a concert called Music for Change.  The benefit concert raised money for The Frances Foundation for Kids Fighting Cancer and will also help support the school's chorus in their endeavors.