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Ms. Wimberly Awarded Scholarship

Sarah Laldee and Nakeiya WimberlyNakeiya Wimberly has been selected by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for the Columbia Sportswear Scholarship to the 46th Annual NAAEE conference in San Juan, PR “because of your commitment to the field of environmental education and your potential as a future leader in the field.” As a Columbia Scholarship recipient, NAAEE will underwrite her full registration fee for this year’s conference, October 18-21, 2017, as well as Sarah Laldee. Additionally, Paterson Public School 2 will be awarded a $2,000 “gear closet” donation from Columbia.

Ms. Wimberly has been a staff member of the Great Falls Summer STEAM program for the last two years, as well as for the YMCA's 21CCLC program at School 2 for the 5 years before that, which included the same summer place-based programming model that Ms. Laldee, Science Supervisor, brought to the district.  She is also one of the members of the teacher leadership team for the Taub River Story grant.

2017 Governor's Educators of the Year

Teachers of the Year

Pictured (left to right): Diana Scimeca, Zara Flores, Shirley Noble, Jennifer Pallotta, Rima Bandeli, William Marrotta, Judy Burke, Nancy Horowitz.

Librarian Numero Uno Retires

Dennis VroegindeweyAfter 45 years in service to the children of Paterson Public Schools, Mr. Dennis Vroegindewey has decided to hang up his library card. The affable, lanky Director of Instructional Technology & Library Media Services with trademark vintage book card in his shirt pocket will be retiring on June 30th after making an indelible mark on the district.

After coming to Paterson in 1972, Mr. V. did stints at schools 4, 15 and 10, and later moved on to more administrative style service in the 1980’s. 

During the 1990’s, as Coordinator of Paterson Resource Center, Dennis further expanded his role by managing the district’s elementary school traveling library program and the district’s professional development library and make-and-take teachers’ center. As Supervisor of Libraries, he made many resources available while developing the district’s Lester H. Rutland Resource Center for professional development, provided audio-visual support, and introduced district’s educational access cable television station.

From 1997 to 2005 Dennis served as Supervisor of Language Arts & Library Media Services during which time he obtained a number of significant grants, expanded school library programs, and supervised staff development, assessments and more. From 2005 through today, Dennis has served as Director of Instructional Technology & Library Media Services, continuing much of the work outlined here.

2017 Crisis Intervention Manual Available

The 2017 Crisis Intervention Manual along with crisis forms, brochure and crisis resources are available on the Student Assistance webpage.

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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 three documents: Ordering Process, Purchasing Manual, and EduMet Requisition Training Manual

Praxis II Tests

This site has some great free Praxis 2 practice test questions.




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