The following summary was written by High School East student Sal Esposito.


During the week of November 4 through November 11, eighteen Raiders, two Indians and a Seminole went on a humanitarian mission to the Dominican Republic. The group, named Raiders in Service, worked with “The Village Mountain Mission Project," which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide housing, education, and medicine to those in need in the Dominican Republic.

The Raiders in Service separated into two groups to each build a house. One house was for twin brothers and the other was for a family of five. Both families showed nothing but gratitude for the group building the house. The father of the family of five even went to the extent to cook the group a large lunch. Although the group separated into two subgroups, they regrouped at the end of the day and shared some reflections about the day’s work or just the day in general. Many of the students realized at the end of the last work day that the house was not the only thing achieved in the trip. The house was in the forefront of the trip because the families need a place to stay, but the trip was spiritually and mentally cleansing despite the work involved with building the house.

Students saw firsthand how bad some people in the world have it. There was little to no service during the trip so they were talking to each other without a screen. Some students went into the trip with one friend. At the end of the trip, they were family that now share a bond none of them will forget. This trip is for those in need in the Dominican, however it also serves as an eye opening experience for the students involved.

Raiders in Service 2017

Karly Maul

Josemartin Pezo

Kristian Cosme

Mikayla Youngman

Sal Esposito

Iván Rosales

Miraj Jiyani

Diana Cisneros

Jake Ryan

Andrea Morejon

Destinee Vehock

Hailee Sicknick

Virginia Moctezuma

Mackenzie Casais

Gabby Cleven

Carolyn DeCicco

Tim Irons

Nathalie Solorzano

Robert Cataraso (Toms River South)

Gabriel Rodriguez (Toms River South)

Giselle Rodriguez (Toms River Intermediate South)

Liz Rodriguez (Chaperone)

Maribel Cataraso (Chaperone)  

Raiders in Service4
Raiders in Service2
Raiders in Service3

Raiders in Service6

Raiders in Service7

Raiders in Service7

Raiders in Service8

Raiders in Service9

Raiders in Service10

Raiders in Service12

Raiders in Service13

What's New

  • VestACop
    'True Blue Monday' Sept. 24 in Support of TRPD
    In support of Toms River Police Department, the district has announced that Monday Sept. 24 will be "True Blue Monday." Students and staff are encouraged to wear blue.
    Read More »
  • CountBasie3
    District Partners With Count Basie Center to Activate Arena
    Toms River Regional Schools has named Count Basie Center for the Arts the presenting partner for RWJBarnabas Health Arena on the campus of High School North.
    Read More »
  • Anytown
    DART Coalitions Bring 'Anytown' to HSE Oct. 24
    The district's DART Youth Prevention Coalitions are co-hosting a community event 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at High School East-- the musical "Anytown" presented by the George Street Playhouse. The play is about opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families. Please see the linked flyer for more information.
    Read More »
  • Julietta
    District Ninth Grader Makes Broadcom MASTERS Top 300
    High School North freshman Julietta Onofrietti was named to the Top 300 of 2,537 applicants for the Broadcom MASTERS Science Fair.
    Read More »
  • HSS Choir Event
    South's Choir Celebrates Music in Unique Way
    The chorus traveled to the campus of Ocean County College where they met up with Choir! Choir! Choir! creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman (AKA DaBu).
    Read More »
  • sotd
    State of the District Address Offers Urgent But Hopeful Message
    Toms River Regional Schools has released its “State of the District” video address which was recorded by Superintendent David Healy and Business Administrator William Doering with the help of Toms River Schools TV.
    Read More »
  • RWJ Screenings
    Free Screenings for Young Athletes
    Sign up to take advantage of the free concussion and cardiac screenings for young athletes being offered at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena on Saturday, September 29 from 8am - 12pm.
    Read More »
  • HSN2
    HSN Football Named 'Team of the Week'
    High School North football was named Team of the Week by Shore Sports Network following the team's thrilling 15-14 victory over Manalapan last week.
    Read More »
  • logo
    Toms River Challenger League Open for Fall Games
    Are you a middle or high school student unable to participate in regular athletics due to a physical or mental disability? You may want to consider the Toms River Challenger League! Click below for more info.
    Read More »
  • EFTeam
    Jeremy Grunin to 'Shape Up' for TRRS
    Jeremy Grunin, President of the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, will be taking part in the Extraordinary Fitness 10-Week Challenge to raise money for the Toms River Regional School District’s health programs.
    Read More »
  • ahearnPBE
    County Superintendent Visits Pine Beach Elementary
    Ocean County Executive Superintendent Kevin Ahearn visited PBE yesterday to greet students, meet school and district administrators, and see first hand all of the great things that are happening.
    Read More »
  • HAE First Day
    First Day of School 2018
    The district wishes everyone a great start to the 2018-2019 school year!
    Read More »
  • safety6
    Toms River PD Assists District With Active Shooter Safety Training
    Members of the Toms River Police Department conducted active shooter training with the Toms River Regional School District's security team consisting of school resource officers (SROs), Class III and Class II officers and school safety officers.
    Read More »
  • 20182019booklet
    District Releases 2018-2019 Annual Booklet
    "Creating a New Reality ... Together" serves as a volume II for last year's "Our Story" and recaps the many great accomplishments of 2017-2018 while looking excitedly at what's in store for 2018-2019.
    Read More »
  • IS
    Intermediate South Awarded Health-Based Pilot Program
    Toms River Intermediate South has become one of only 21 New Jersey schools across three regional areas to be awarded funding by the New Jersey Department of Health to host a four-year pilot program-- the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Health Project.
    Read More »
  • BoilerBoard
    Boiler Replacement Project Underway at High School South
    As part of Toms River Regional Schools’ Rebuilding Our Schools Initiative and corresponding ESIP program, old and outdated boilers at High School South are being replaced with five new efficient models.
    Read More »
  • PS flyer
    Preschool Registration Open
    Tuition may be adjusted based on family income.
    Read More »
  • SAP29
    TR Girls Empowered at Tech Summit in NYC
    This past Saturday, 104 girls from our three intermediate and three high schools boarded a caravan of buses to spend the day in New York City with over a dozen influential women leaders from across the tech industry. It proved to be a truly inspirational event!
    Read More »
  • TRRS logo
    District's Cost Efficiency Even Better in State's 2018 Taxpayer Guide
    Toms River Regional School is second lowest in cost per pupil in the state.
    Read More »
  • Safety training2
    Safety Training Hosted at Intermediate North
    Members of the Toms River Police Department and Toms River Regional Schools administration held a safety training session at Toms River Intermediate North Aug. 15.
    Read More »
  • Chamber support
    Toms River Community Gets Behind District in Funding Fight
    On the heels of Superintendent David Healy’s public letter and call to action released Aug. 2, the community has rallied behind Toms River Regional Schools and its effort to restore millions in diverted state funding.
    Read More »