Curriculum and Instruction Goals and Objectives

The goal of Toms River Regional Schools curricula is to provide the structure to move students toward mastery of all academic standards while allowing for innovative and current pedagogy and instructional methodology that drives student inquiry and encourages creativity. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Toms River Regional Schools provides flexible and responsive curricula that reflect the expectations of state and national standards while scaffolding 21st century skills for all students. Course philosophies are built upon the foundational belief that students will acquire critical thinking skills and develop the ability to collaborate while promoting application of knowledge toward real world problem solving.

All academic programs in Toms River Regional Schools intentionally expose students to authentic learning opportunities across a wide range of content areas. By providing students with opportunities for exploration within cross disciplinary courses of study, the district academic programs help foster intrinsic motivation for students to pursue further study and ultimately contemporary careers through which they will contribute to an ever changing world.  

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    Veteran Speakers, Vietnam-Era Memorabilia Highlight Schools’ NEA Big Read Days
    Note: This page is being updated throughout the program with highlights and photos from each school’s NEA Big Read Day. SCROLL DOWN for features from each secondary school as they take place.
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    Professional Development Day 2019 Features 200+ Workshops
    Feb. 18, 2019-- Approximately 2,500 educators, paraprofessionals, staff members, and administrators gathered at RWJBarnabas Health Arena to kick off the district’s President's Day Staff Professional Development Day 2019.
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    Poetry Festival at High School North Explores Love, War, and Much More
    High School North yesterday hosted a mini poetry festival, the first of its kind for the district, and the secondary-level kickoff to Toms River’s 2019 NEA Big Read program.
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    High School North to Build Outdoor Classroom Thanks to Sustainable Jersey Grant
    Feb. 8, 2019-- High School North is going to be home to another, innovative model space. This time, it will be outside. The district’s largest school was awarded one of only eleven $10,000-level grants as part of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Cycle, which is funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).
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    ‘Dance to Learn’ Advances Silver Bay’s YA Arts Lab
    Silver Bay Elementary School second-grade students were a blur as they spun, crawled, and somersaulted their way across the room during Dance to Learn.
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    District Awarded Grant to Boost Computer Science For All
    Computer code is in our phones, traffic lights, and coffee makers. Jobs in computer science (CS) are in such high demand that thousands go unfilled every year.
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    OCVTS Success Stories Highlight Toms River Grads
    Jan. 8, 2019-- Toms River Regional Schools has highly prioritized career readiness for students, especially over the past several years, evidenced by the establishment of three Career Academies, programs such as CAP and CE, partnerships with networks such as NJMEP, and strong working relationships with institutions like Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS).
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    Young Audiences, Grunin Grant Program Kicks Off at Silver Bay
    Jan. 2, 2019-- Silver Bay Elementary School is the recipient of a program that will infuse the arts into its students’ educational experience, a unique opportunity being funded by a grant from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.
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    Students Work Within RWJ Healthcare Learning Collaborative
    Jan. 2, 2019-- One facet of Toms River Regional Schools' partnership with RWJBarnabas Health is developing connections between students and health professionals for real-world experiences.
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    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.
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    District Placed on College Board’s 9th Annual AP® Honor Roll
    Toms River Regional Schools is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada and one of only 39 in New Jersey being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.
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    Students Gaining Real-World Experience Through CAP, CE
    Toms River Regional Schools’ senior students have been working as interns and apprentices as part of the Community Action Program (CAP) and Cooperative Education Program (CE).
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    Students Immersed in Coding During Computer Science Education Week
    Across the country, schools are participating in Computer Science Education Week from December 3 - 9, 2018.  Within that week, students also participate in what has been dubbed the Hour of Code.
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    Four Weeks of Computer Science Activities Kick Off at East Dover
    Computer Science Education Week is Dec. 3-9, but students at East Dover Elementary School are getting a head start. Second graders from Mrs. Banka’s class visited Mrs.
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    Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule
    Click below to view the schedules during parent/teacher conferences on November 13-15, 2018.Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule
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    District's TR:TechReady Team Presents to Computer Science Teachers Association
    Last spring, the Toms River Regional School District was awarded a $260,000 grant for the 2018-2019 school year from the Office of Naval Research to bring advanced coding to its three high schools.
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Cara DiMeo
Cara DiMeo
Director of Elementary Curriculum

cdimeo@trschools.com

732-505-5526

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Norma DeNoia
Norma DeNoia

Director of Secondary Curriculum

ndenoia@trschools.com

732-505-5561

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Estee Mailot
Estee Mailot, Ed.D.

Director of Funded Programs / District Testing Coordinator

emailot@trschools.com

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Debra McKenna
Assistant Superintendent
Curriculum K-5
dmckenna@trschools.com
732-505-5500


Marc Natanagara, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent Curriculum 6-12

mnatanagara@trschools.com

732-505-5500


Jay Attiya

District Supervisor of Technology
jattiya@trschools.com