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

  • Better Hearing and Speech Month Begins With Focus on Apraxia

    May 4, 2021-- Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides the district an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of speech-language pathologists in providing life-altering treatment.
  • 'Cupcake Wars' a Treat at Intermediate South

    April 16, 2021-- Technology combined art and with life skills in Mrs. Feliz's class at Intermediate South. Students teamed up to design digital backgrounds to accompany interpretive cupcakes that they were tasked with baking and decorating.
  • Project SPEAR-IT Lives On

    From measuring to cutting with multiple tools, a student at High School South shows what Project SPEAR-IT is all about, and why the career and technical program is rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the school, even during a pandemic.
  • Sustainable Jersey Grant Will Fund Food Crop Science Initiative

    March 19, 2021: Authentic Science Research (ASR) Director Christine Girtain certainly proposes the most interesting projects, and her latest venture again caught the attention of-- and earned support from-- Sustainable Jersey for Schools.
  • IN Science Club Members Submit Projects to JSSF

    Since October, students in the Science Club at Intermediate North have been working on individual science projects on their own time, outside of school hours.
  • West Dover Families Participate in Virtual Workshops

    March 10, 2021 -- West Dover Elementary School students and their families had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of virtual family nights offered by the school during the month of March.
  • Life Skills Mean Bike Skills for IE Students

    The hardest part, according to the class, was getting the last bit of the tire reseated, but with persistence and a little brute force, each student was successful.
  • UWMOC Renews Covid Relief Program at Cedar Grove

    Feb. 23, 2021-- The Extended-Day Covid Relief program at Cedar Grove Elementary School served about 50 students this past fall, providing reading and ELA interventions to students most impacted by the lack of in-person instruction during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • TREF Makes Artistic Donation to District

    The Toms River Education Foundation made its second donation to the district's art program in the form of $5,000 to support students in their artistic endeavors.
  • Exercise is Elementary in This Easy-to-Follow Routine

    Silver Bay teachers Michelle Aromando and Julie Dippolito, with the support of Citta School Supervisor of Instruction Christopher Blessing, who also oversees elementary-level physical education and health, spearheaded a project which recruited PE teachers from all TRRS elementary schools to create 30 second exercise clips with 15 second breaks in-between.
  • Deadline Extended for Career Academy Applications

    Jan. 4, 2021 -- Attention grade 8 students!  The deadline to apply to the Career Academies (Business, Performing Arts, and STEAM) has been extended to January 8, 2021!
  • 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.
  • 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

rcicala@trschools.com

732-505-5500

John Green

John Green

Director of Student Services

jgreen@trschools.com

732-505-5550

Estee Mailot

Estee Mailot, Ed.D.

Director of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction 

emailot@trschools.com

Cara DiMeo
Assistant Superintendent

cdimeo@trschools.com

732-505-5500


Rich Fastnacht

Assistant Superintendent 

rfastnacht@trschools.com

732-505-5500


Jay Attiya

Director of Technology
jattiya@trschools.com