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Annual Teacher of the Year Dinner

Join us for dinner on June 16 at The Bethwood as we celebrate all the honorees who won the Governor's Teacher of the Year and Educational Services Professionals Awards. View this flyer for additional details. For anyone interested in advertising in the brochure that will be distributed that evening, submit this form to buy a section and write a congratulatory comment.

Stand-Out Educator

Orlando PaganBehind every successful student is a hard working and dedicated teacher. The School of Government and Public Administration (GoPA) at Eastside’s social studies teacher, Mr. Orlando Pagan, has been nominated for the National History Day organization as the Patricia Behring- New Jersey History Day Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2015!  As such, Mr. Pagan will represent the state of New Jersey as a Behring Teacher Award recipient for the senior level at the National History Day contest in College Park, Maryland this June.  He will be awarded $500 as our state winner and be eligible for a national prize of $10,000.  Meanwhile, Mr. Pagan has also been presented with a New Jersey Certificate of Recognition at the state contest Opening Ceremony on May 2nd. Dr. Karen Johnson, Principal of GoPA, describes Mr. Pagan’s journey as, “An on-going expedition and not a destination.” Teacher of the Year Nominee announcement

So Yoon Lym Exhibiting in the Big AppleMs. So Yoon Lym

Some of the paintings of Ms. So Yoon Lym, art teacher at the Business Technology Marketing and Finance Academy (BTMF) at John F. Kennedy Educational Complex are being featured at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City in a group exhibit entitled Salon Style. Ms. Lym’s portion of this group exhibition runs through June 28, 2015. Also, The Newark Museum recently acquired 2 of Ms. Lym's original paintings for their permanent collection.

Coach Ring Receives a Very Special Award

Coach RingJames Ring, basketball coach and mathematics teacher, was recognized at the April Board of Education Meeting for having received the Edgar Cartotto basketball award from the North Jersey Board of Approved Basketball Officials. Coach  Ring is the first high school coach to receive the award after 1,000 board members, basketball officials, voted to bestow this recognition!

The award is named after Edgar Cartotto, a former English and Journalism teacher at John F. Kennedy High School and college basketball referee, who served as the chairman of Education and Visualization Committee at the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO). He officiated in the Big East, ECAC-Metro, East Coast, and Ivy conferences and worked 10 NCAA Tournaments and 14 National Invitation Tournaments making the award named after him immensely prestigious.

New Roberto Clemente's Nathan Webb Featured

Nathan Webb, music teacher at New Roberto Clemente School and drummer for The JT Project, had the honor of performing at the "Songwriters: The Next Generation,” program. This program is part of The ASCAP Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. You can watch a video of Mr. Webb’s performance by clicking here.

Central Office Employee of the Month for May

Human Resource Services Extended Office Hours

The Human Resource Department announces extended office hours from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at 90 Delaware Avenue
Wednesday, May 13                                     Thursday, May 28
Wednesday, June 3                                      Thursday, June 18

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Attention: All Elementary Schools

The Department of Humanities is calling all first and second grade spellers to the district Spelling Bee!Spelling Bee
First and Second Grade Spelling Bee May 29, 2015
Time & Location:
8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at School 24
Additional information please contact
Wanda Kopic, English Language Arts Supervisor, 973-321-2220 or 

Photos from last year's Spelling Bee

Student Growth Percentile Video

SGP VideoThis video is part of the NJ SMART educational series. It provides viewers with a better understanding of what a student growth percentile (SGP) is, the concept of academic peers and how it relates to growth percentiles, how an individual SGP is calculated and interpreted, and how SGPs can be reported and interpreted for groups

Panther Academy Weather Station

Get up-to-the-minute weather information from the Panther Academy Weather Station simply by clicking on this link. Alternatively, you can download and install on your computer the weatherbug application (select Paterson and Panther Academy as your location). For further information contact Planetarium Manager, Gary Swangin.

Purchasing Process for District Staff

Proper procedures to assist Paterson Public School employees in making authorized purchases for the school year are clearly outlined in the following two documents: Ordering Process and Purchasing Manual



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