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Eastside Winter Sports Tryouts/Registration/Start Dates

MEDCO grant

On Tuesday July 17, 2018, PFATS, Medco Sports Medicine, Cramer Sports Medicine and members of the New York Giants athletic training staff presented Bill Ford, athletic trainer at Eastside High School and Nicholas Semeniuk, athletic trainer at J.F.K. Education Complex, athletic training supplies and equipment as part of an inaugural high school initiative.

MSSL champs

Congratulations to the Bulldogs from PS24 on winning the Middle School Soccer League championship!

Jadon Watson

Male Athlete of the Week: Jadon Watson, Kennedy

Middle School soccer team

 The Paterson United Middle School Soccer team won the North East Charter School Athletic Soccer League on Monday, June 4th at Orange Park, NJ. They are coached by our own Emir Liguori, coordinator. The elite team is made up Paterson Public School students from various schools across the district who play in the Middle School Soccer Program.

Old timers athletic association

The Paterson Old Timers Athletic Association honored Coach Joy Martinez and Kennedy Track member Jadon Watson at the 72nd Sports Award Luncheon on Sunday, June 3.  Coach Martinez received the Bill Kehoe Memorial Award for Track Coach and Jadon received the Tom Lichtenberg Memorial Award for Track.  Pictured from left to right are Kennedy Athletic Director Scott Durham, Coach Martinez, Old Timers President and Garrett Morgan Teacher Steven King, Jadon Watson, and Coach Blake Rosen.  Congratulations to Coach Martinez and Jadon Watson.

Lamar Johnson

Eastside High School Ghosts senior Lamar Johnson scored 20 points against the Kennedy Knights thus putting him into the elite 1,000 career points club! Amazing!

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"ON YOUR MARK!" As she is bent over at the starting line, she could feel the sweat dripping from her forehead, hear her step-mother chanting her name in the bleachers and see herself winning the 100 meter race. "GET SET!" Her body lifts itself up, drips of sweat find its way to her hands. "GOOOOO!" Immediately, she takes off running, sprinting, moving her legs fast and realizing that those legs of hers has earned her All League, All County titles and now an acceptance into a Division II college! Congratulations to Eastside High School Campus, senior student-athlete, Leriann Alexander on committing to further her education and athletic talents at Bloomfield College. We, the athletic department and entire EHS faculty wish you nothing but success on your post-secondary endeavors.

Passaic County Championship

Congratulations to Benae Johnson to win triple jump with a jump of 36’1 at the Passaic County Championship.  Girls 4x1 relay Akilah Williamson --BTMF, Benae Johnson- International, Christina Hines-  BTMF and Aminata Coulbaly-  STEM with a time of 50.2
Jadon Watson wins the high jump  jumping 6’6- second year

Congratulations to all of them who are now  all county champions.


Penn relays: Kennedy's Jadon Watson goes 6-9, wins watch as top Amercian high jumper

2017-18 Boys Basketball All-League

Jadon Watson

Jadon Watson of Stem Academy placed 5th in the High Jump clearing 6'10 3/4 inch at the New Balance National High School Championships, giving him All American honors. With that height he broke his own John F. Kennedy record and the Passaic County record which has been up for twenty three years. He ended the 2018 Track and Field indoor season ranked #1 in NJ and #8 in the US.

Paterson honors JFK basketball state champs of 1988

state chapms

Shakur Juiston

Graduate of Eastside HS, Shakur Juiston, is featured on many billboards in Las Vegas. He is the 2nd leading rebounder in the nation and last year was rated the number 1 Junior College player in America. He is now an integral starter for the UNLV Running Rebels.

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2018 Athletics Awards



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Anna J. Adams

Director of Physical Education, Athletics & Health Services
phone: 973 321-0719

Scott W. Durham

Supervisor of Athletics at John F. Kennedy High School
phone: 973 321-1000 x 50131







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