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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.

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.

Mrs. Tejada Attends Printmaking Workshop

Mrs.tejadaSchool 12 art teacher Mrs. Tejada had the opportunity to attend a hands-on studio workshop on printmaking held by the Artist/Teacher Institute. Funds provided by the School 12 William Paterson University Professor in Residence enabled Mrs. Tejada to take advantage of this opportunity.

Joy Martinez Coaches JFK to Track &Field Championship

In only her second year as the Boys Indoor Track and Field Head Coach, Ms. Martinez’s team has captured the Passaic County Indoor Track Championship.  It has been five years since John F. Kennedy has won this Championship. A former All County and All State runner, Ms. Martinez is building on the tradition that former Head Coach Kenneth Samra had established. 

Central Office Employee of the Month for April

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, Second, Third and Fourth Grade spellers to the district Spelling Bee!Spelling Bee
Third and Fourth Grade Spelling Bee April 24, 2015
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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