Curriculum and Instruction Mission

The Toms River Regional Schools curriculum creates the structure to help students master learning standards using a research-based approach that drives student inquiry, encourages creativity, and prepares students for college, careers, and life. Every course is driven by the belief that students need to acquire and expand critical thinking skills, and apply knowledge and skills to real world problems across a wide range of content areas. In addition to strong content, social-emotional elements like social awareness, self management, responsible decision making, relationship skills, independence, accountability, and motivation are built into each curriculum.

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What's New

  • Career Academy Open Houses!

    Nov. 23, 2020 -- Toms River Regional Schools invites parents/guardians of grade 8 students to join us for our virtual Career Academy open houses.
  • Tech Experts, Partners, Prizes Boost First-Ever TR Hackathon

    Nov. 23, 2020-- Secondary students from across Toms River Regional Schools and up and down the state gathered virtually this past weekend for the first large-scale Hackathon, a virtual event made possible through the TR:TechReady program funded by the Office of Naval Research.
  • Sign Up for TR Hackathon Which Begins Nov. 20

    Nov. 19, 2020-- Calling all creative problem solvers, coders, STEAM makers and artists, families and friends, individuals and groups of up to five. Because Toms River Regional Schools ONR TR:TechReady Hackathon is this weekend!
  • Dual Enrollment with OCC a Huge Plus for TRRS Students, Parents

    High school students at Toms River Regional Schools will have ample opportunities to get a head start on their collegiate careers thanks to an expanded partnership between the district and Ocean County College.
  • Learn About the High School Career Academies!

    Nov. 12, 2020 -- Toms River Regional Schools is proud to present grade 8 students and parents/guardians with this flyer that contains video presentations from our high school career academies: Business, STEAM and Arts.
  • Student’s Bee Project Earns Top Honors from AEOP

    Oct. 16, 2020-- Kaitlyn Culbert—last seen winning first place at the Jersey Shore Science Fair and Delaware Valley Science Fair while at Intermediate North—is now a student a High School North.
  • Recorded Parent Academy Sessions Now Available!

    October 15, 2020 -- In an effort to support parents during virtual and blended learning, several of the TRRS Parent Academy sessions were recorded and can be viewed by accessing the document below.
  • ONR Virtual Hack:TR Hackathon Nov. 20-22

    Nov. 18, 2020-- Do you want to solve the world's problems and learn how to code? Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a free virtual hackathon.
  • TR:TechReady Virtual Campers Enjoy Special Guest Speaker

    July 8, 2020-- Today's TR:TechReady virtual Summer Coding Camp session ended in an ovation of sign-language clapping. Kit August, who represents IEEE IEEE NJ Coast Section PACE SIGHT Group (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology), Do Good Things Justice for All, served as a special guest speaker.
  • HSN English Students Interact with Famous Author

    May 29, 2020-- High School North English teacher Stephanie Reid managed to secure an email exchange between her students and famous American writer Joyce Carol Oates.
  • Students Continue to Shine at Delaware Valley Science Fair

    May 11, 2020-- Earlier this spring, students from Intermediate North and High School North and South performed well at the Jersey Shore Science Fair, which had moved to a virtual model due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • With Space Nearly Complete, Project SPEAR-IT Takes Off

    March 6, 2020-- At the beginning of the school year, High School South learned that its application for the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Youth Career Pathways grant was a winner, and that's its vision for Project SPEAR-IT (South’s Pre-Vocational Educational Alternatives Resource Institute) would be realized.
  • Beyond Vocational School

    Feb. 24, 2020-- An engineering student uses a computer-assisted drafting application to design a widget, then uploads it to a lasercutter to create a model from wood.
  • OceanFirst Steps Into East Dover’s Sensory Zone

    Dec. 12, 2019-- Completing its tour of schools that earned the 2018 Model Classroom Grant, OceanFirst Foundation representatives visited East Dover Elementary Dec.
  • Hello Insight Recognizes District With National Award

    Dec. 12, 2019— On the morning of Dec. 10, Superintendent David Healy and many others were in Trenton rallying for Toms River Regional Schools to have its state funding restored.
  • Model Space at Silver Bay Opens Whole New World for Students

    Nov. 20, 2019-- The latest stop on OceanFirst Foundation’s tour of its Model Classroom Grant-funded projects was Silver Bay Elementary School, which yesterday showed off its remodeled media center and Exploring the Many Wonders of Our Planet project.
  • Arts Integration, Collaboration in Full Effect

    Nov. 20, 2019-- Led by Catherine Mellon, district K-5 arts supervisor, teachers and supervisors from three schools gathered recently to collaborate on upcoming Title IV arts integration projects in partnership with NJPSA/FEA as a follow up to training provided by the Geraldine R Dodge Foundation at Princeton University this past Summer.
  • FirstEnergy Grant Will Bring Climate Change Solutions to HSN

    Nov. 20, 2019-- For the second year in a row, High School North science teacher Kyle Seiverd has earned a FirstEnergy STEM grant for his classroom. Representatives from FirstEnergy visited the school yesterday to provide Seiverd and his students a grant award check for $995.
  • High School South 'SPEAR' -Heads New Pre-Voc Program

    Toms River Regional Schools is proud to announce a grant award from United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) to pilot a pre-vocational initiative at High School South.
  • NYC Hosts Girls for Day of Empowerment Through Tech

    Last week, Aug. 7, young women ages 11 through 18 from Toms River Regional Schools boarded a bus bound for Grand Central Station, NYC. The #ForUsGirls excursion was a continuum of the summer Girls CodeCamp and the district’s broader initiative-- through TR:TechReady-- to introduce girls to coding and computer programming, fields where females are traditionally underrepresented.
  • Summer Coding Camp Sets Course for What’s to Come in District

    Aug. 12, 2019-- More than 100 students, their families, teaching staff and community mentors gathered to celebrate the wrap-up of two weeks of the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded TR:TechReady coding camp.
  • WaterBotics at HSN Builds STEM Skills Through Underwater Fun

    Aug. 12, 2019-- During the past two weeks, High School North has hosted a WaterBotics summer program for approximately 40 students each week. But what is WaterBotics, anyway?
  • Navy-Funded Girls CS Camp Builds Interest in Coding

    Funded by the second year of a grant from the Office of Naval Research, nearly 30 young women from Toms River Regional’s secondary schools were introduced to computer science (CS) through personalized hands-on projects at a camp run July 15-18, 2019 at Toms River High School North.
  • WSCC Health Program Hits Stride at Intermediate South

    July 16, 2019-- Around this time last year-- August 2018 to be specific-- Intermediate South became one of only 21 New Jersey schools in the region to be awarded the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community (WSCC) Health Project, a grant-funded initiative from the New Jersey Department of Health in partnership with regional funder EmPoWER Somerset.
  • District Exploring Option II for High Schools

    Option II includes opportunities defined by the NJDOE that allow students to earn credits and/or have experiences added to their transcript that are outside the classroom. Click here for a summary presentation.

Rachel Cicala

Rachel Cicala

Director of Elementary Curriculum


John Green

John Green

Director of Student Services


Estee Mailot

Estee Mailot, Ed.D.

Director of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction

Cara DiMeo
Assistant Superintendent


Rich Fastnacht

Assistant Superintendent


Jay Attiya

Director of Technology