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  • NHS Members Inducted

    The evening of June 1, 25 members of the National Honors Society were sworn into the Indian Chapter at High School South. Congratulations to all those selected!
  • Community Leaders Announce Plans for September Downtown TR Bash

    June 2, 2023—The wheels started turning when Toms River Mayor Maurice “Mo” Hill began reminiscing about the 2021 High School South prom, and how its downtown carnival atmosphere made for such a beautiful event.
  • Students Recognized at Scholarship Breakfast

    Congratulations to Ryan Svenson, Evan Ryan, Justin Newman, and James Brierley for attending the Ocean County Superintendents' roundtable student recognition and Mayor's scholarship breakfast.
  • South Team Wins Rutgers Business Competition

    May 30, 2023-- The RUBY (Rutgers University Business for Youth) program presents students with the information, guidance, and motivation, beneficial to achieving a successful career, and succeeding in life.
  • Ray Gardner Crowned Pole Vault Champ

    May 26, 2023-- It was "lucky 13" for High School South senior Raymond Gardner (left), who is now officially the 2023 Shore Conference pole vaulting champion.
  • South Students Awarded for Veterans Projects

    May 25, 2023-- Commander Thomas Kraszewski, Toms River VFW Post 10185, and Commander Barbara Hagemann, Toms River VFW Post 6063, awarded High School South seniors Gianna Sanso (right) and Angelina Devivi (left) certificates and $300 cash prizes for their respective second- and third-place-award-winning Voice of Democracy audio essays on "Why is the Veteran Important?
  • Musical Test Drive Tradition Continues

    May 23, 2023-- One of the district's recent but most cherished musical traditions continued last night at High School East. The Ready, Set, Play! musical test drive enables students in grades three through six to try out various instruments, with the guidance of music teachers and high school musicians.
  • Scholar Athletes Honored

    May 22, 2023-- Yesterday, the NJSIAA honored the 2023 New Jersey Scholar Athletes at the Pines Manor in Edison. Pictured above are the award recipients from Toms River Regional Schools: High School East's Kaitlynn Colangelo, who will continue her softball career at East Stroudsburg University; High School South's Tim O'Donnell, who will continue his track and field (pole vault) career at Stockton University this fall; and High School North's Kyran Thievon, who will continue playing soccer at Sacred Heart University.
  • Dakota Foylin Wins Graduation Tassel Contest

    South’s Spirit Club held a Graduation Tassel Contest where seniors had to guess how many strings are on a graduation tassel to win a prize package that includes hair, nails, tanning, flowers, and food. Dakota Foylin won the contest with the correct number of 65 strings. Congrats Dakota! Pictured in this photo by Olivia Lucas are, left to right, Spirit Club leaders Kaitlyn Gonzalez, Dakota, and Spirit Club Leader Kimmy Austin.
  • South's Frazier Named to Rutgers Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to High School South’s Jeff Frazier on becoming a 2023 Rutgers Athletic Hall of Fame inductee! Frazier is photographed here by student Olivia Lucas against a backdrop featuring another HSS legend, Mr. P David Correll.
  • Deep Catalog of Summer Programs to Choose From in 2023

    From robotics and drones to publishing, foreign languages, painting, geometry, and ecology, this year's catalog of summer enrichment camps and study programs offers unique learning opportunities for students.
  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

    During Teacher Appreciation Week, all staff at High School South enjoyed special surprises including gift card raffles, personalized Indian mugs, and thank you notes from students. South was especially appreciative of several downtown businesses including Taco-Tastic, A Thyme for All Seasons, Uncle Dood's, Capone's, Safu Sushi, and Tommy Boy's Cafe that showed support for the staff by donating delicious food!
  • South Pole Vaulters Take First at OC Relays

    May 11, 2023-- High School South's pole vaulting team of Evan Burnett, Ray Gardner, and Tim O'Donnell took first place at the Ocean County Relays.
  • Lily Oliver Named WOBM Student of the Week

    May 9, 2023-- High School South senior Lily Oliver has been named Ocean County WOBM Student of the Week. Lily is a track star at HSS, and is also ranked in the top five percent of her class, is an honor roll student, and a member of the National Honor Society, T.
  • Turtles, Tech, and TCNJ Tell Tale of Triumph at NJTSA

    May 5, 2023-- Secondary students from across the district recently competed in the New Jersey Technical Student Association (NJTSA) competitions at the College of New Jersey.
  • German Club Visits DC

    South’s German Club took a trip to Washington, DC April 29. At the Capitol, students visited historic Georgetown University, enjoyed a buffet of authentic German foods at Old Europe restaurant, and then participated in a scavenger hunt of the monuments on the National Mall. This is an annual trip that Herr DeMarco and the HSS German Club have been organizing for 14 years.
  • DART Coalition Students Win Slogan Contest at County Summit

    May 1, 2023-- Students from High School South and High School East who participate in their schools' DART Youth Prevention Coalition traveled to Bayville Fire Hall April 28 to attend the Ocean County Youth SummitThe annual event, sponsored by the RWJBarnabas Institute for Prevention and Recovery, celebrates middle and high school students in Ocean County who are raising awareness on substance misuse and modeling positive choices for youth in their communities.
  • South Students Sweep First, Second Place at GCU Lion's Den Competition

    April 28, 2023-- Today, Business Academy students from High School South took first and second place in the Georgian Court Lion's Den Pitch and Innovation competition.
  • Kassidy Colangelo an 'Athlete to Know'

    Congratulations to Kassidy Colangelo on being named one of the “Top 50 High School Athletes to Know" by the Asbury Park Press. This follows APP’s Players of the Week for all spring sports for week 4, during which Kassidy notched a home run, single, and four RBI in HSS’s 15-1 victory over Point Pleasant Beach. Way to go, Kassidy! Photo by Olivia Lucas.
  • South Student Art Debuts Downtown

    April 25, 2023—Twenty-four students from High School South have been selected to have their artwork exhibited at the TRAC (Toms River Artist Community) Art Exhibition in downtown Toms River.
  • DeRome Sets New Single-Game Scoring Mark for HSS Lax

    April 24, 2023-- In an A-South matchup vs Central Regional High School April 15, High School South lacrosse player Brady DeRome (left) broke the single-game goal record for his school.
  • SPEAR-IT Students Help Beautify Field of Dreams

    March 28, 2023-- Back in early March, High School South students enrolled in Project SPEAR-IT-- the pre-apprenticeship program funded by the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties' Youth Career Pathways grant-- loaded up the planters they had built for the Toms River Field of Dreams, the complex created for children of all abilities.
  • Nourish the Future Teachers Represent TR at Commodity Classic in Orlando

    March 27, 2023-- This March, farmers from across America came together at the Commodity Classic, America's largest farmer-led agricultural experience.
  • Superintendent Citta Surprises South Students Studying Fiscal Solutions

    March 23, 2023-- Superintendent Mike Citta (left) stopped in to surprise Ronald Zenker's business ethics class at High School South after hearing they were studying and trying to solve the district's budget crisis.
  • Board, Community Honor 2022-2023 Educators of the Year

    Superintendent Mike Citta (far left) and Assistant Superintendents Jim Ricotta, Cara DiMeo, and Pat Thomas (far right) stand with a group of this year's Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year.
  • East Broadcast Journalism Students Cover South Tribal Council Finals

    March 1, 2023—It was like “Survivor,” only with Toms River Regional Schools students playing the role of cast, crew, and production. At High School South today, the “Tribal Council” judged its top ten finalists.
  • South-East Hockey Falls to Gov. Livingston-New Providence, Ending State Run

    March 1, 2023-- Toms River South-East hockey lost to defending state champion Governor Livingston-New Providence yesterday 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Public C tournament.
  • SEAST Hockey Joins Central Regional to Face Brick Stars at Prudential Center

    Feb. 23, 2023-- It's been a busy week for Toms River South-East hockey, popularly known as SEAST.To begin this past weekend, the co-op composed of hockey players from High School South and High School East won the preliminary round of the Public C bracket of the state tournament with a 2-0 shutout win over Mount Olive-Hopatcong-Hackettstown.
  • South Grad Becomes Grammy Winner

    Feb. 7, 2023-- During Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, the winner of Best Orchestral Performance went to the New York Youth Symphony for their debut album, “Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman.