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  • Coats, Hoodies Delivered to Students Courtesy of United Way

    Dec. 4, 2023-- The United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties' (UWMOC) annual Warmest Wishes Coat Drive has benefitted Toms River students for several years now.
  • Walnut Street Students Enjoy New Playground Thanks to State Grant

    Nov. 16, 2023-- The playground at Walnut Street Elementary School sat damaged and unusable in early 2023. One of the school and community's-- the neighborhood surrounding the school is densely-populated, and includes several apartment complexes-- most oft-used resources was no longer an option for kids seeking to play.
  • Harlem Wizards Will Take the Court in Toms River

    November 14, 2023 -- Players from the Harlem Wizards were making their rounds through the district today ahead of their game against Team Sario set for Saturday, Nov.
  • Halloween 2023 Photo Gallery

    Early Learning Center Halloween parade
  • Active Learning Encouraged During Science Presentation

    Walnut Street students enjoyed a presentation by Box of Light. The program, Burble, Fizz, KaBoom!, explored molecules, phases of matter (solids, liquids, gases), chemical solutions, and reactions in a series of fun, active demonstrations that used volunteers from the audience. It was a fun...sometimes messy...and informative introduction to science that actively involved students.
  • Students Treated to PTO-Sponsored Carnival

    Walnut Street's PBSIS initiative kicked off in grand style on Friday! After reviewing the school-wide expectations of being respectful, responsible and safe, all students were treated to a carnival, sponsored by the Wildcat PTO. Thank you, PTO and all of the teachers and administrators involved with this successful event!
  • ESL Adult Night School Returns for Second Year

    Sept. 6, 2023-- Adults seeking to hone their English language skills have another opportunity to take night courses right here in the district.ESL Adult Night returns for its second year, with classes provided 6-8 p.
  • Back to School 2023-2024

    Sept. 5, 2023-- In a sea of students, Intermediate East Assistant Principal James Cleveland (left) rises above to give high-fives, pounds, and directions to classrooms.
  • District Staff Gather to Ring in New School Year

    Sept. 1, 2023-- Dozens of buses brought thousands of teachers, nurses, maintenance workers, paras, and all staff members from each of the district's 19 buildings to RWJBarnabas Health Arena this morning.
  • District Launches New Platform for Stronger School-Home Connection

    August 3, 2023– Toms River Regional Schools has launched ParentSquare—a simple and unified school-to-home communication platform—to reach and engage every member of the district family, helping ensure all parents and guardians have the opportunity to actively participate in their children’s education.
  • Peer Leadership Camp Returns for Sixth Summer

    July 20, 2023 -- Last week, incoming fifth grade students from the district’s twelve elementary schools were invited to participate in Toms River Regional Schools’ sixth annual Peer Leadership Program.
  • Hall of Fame Inventor, STEM Mentors Meet Walnut Street Students

    June 7, 2023-- Fifth-grade students from Walnut Street Elementary School were recently given a chance to discover all the ways that curiosity can be their superpower.
  • District Receives Grant to Support New Playground at Walnut Street

    May 24, 2023-- Toms River Regional Schools has been awarded a $71,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in support of a new playground installation at Walnut Street Elementary School.
  • 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.
  • Ready 2 Rock Kindergarten!

    May 17, 2023 -- The Ready 2 Rock Kindergarten program was once again a huge success this year as the district welcomed the class of 2036 into the Toms River Regional Schools community.
  • Junior Chef 2.0 Takes Place at High School East

    May 5, 2023-- Last year's inaugural Junior Chef competition-- the brainchild of Food Services Director Jeff Hanaway-- was a huge success. This year, version 2.
  • 'Wizard of Oz' at Walnut Street

    Walnut Street's "The Wizard of Oz" was a treat for all who attended, including Superintendent Citta. The school thanks directors Angela Steuer and Sharon Alicchio, sound and music director Phil Walsh, and drama club coaches Jessica Capone, Lauren Mendez, Gina Koenig, Marie Metta, Michele MacLallen, and Kim Nardone. “Congratulations to our boys and girls on a wonderful performance!” said Principal Kevin McCann.
  • Country Mike and Lead U Visit Walnut Street

    Country Mike and his Lead U team reinforced valuable life skills with Walnut Street Elementary students. The presentation included how to effectively communicate, problem solve, resolve conflicts, understand one's feelings, and be part of a team. Thank you, Country Mike, and the entire Lead U Team!
  • BookSmiles Visits Walnut Street Elementary School

    From Pete the Cat's Train Trip (left) to Fashion Frenzy (right, a popular choice!) and many, many more, Walnut Street students had their literary pick of the litter when BookSmiles paid a visit to the school April 21.
  • Township-Assisted Turf Fields Nearly Complete

    April 3, 2023-- Three weeks ago-- and, incredibly, only weeks removed from the announcement that Toms River Township would provide $1.1 million toward new turf athletic fields at three elementary schools-- Walnut Street's new field is complete.
  • Field Renovations Underway With Help From Township

    March 20, 2023-- At the Feb. 15 public school board meeting, it was announced that Toms River Township would be providing the district $1.1 million in support a much-needed renovation for the athletic fields at Walnut Street, East Dover, and West Dover elementary schools, sites for which the district and town have a shared services agreement.
  • 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.
  • Furry Friends Provide Family Reading Night With Soothing New Twist

    February 24, 2023 -- Walnut Street Elementary welcomed therapy dogs Audrey and Jubel to the school's Title I Family Reading Program. Students took turns reading to the furry friends while their loved ones listened and enjoyed the calming presence of the animals.
  • Clubs Come Together for Valentine's Day Celebration

    February 14, 2023 -- Members of the 5th grade Hispanic Heritage Club at Walnut Street welcomed High School North's club to their school for a special Valentine's Day celebration.