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Leaders as Learners Grant Announcement

In October 2013, William Paterson University and Paterson Public Schools were awarded one of twenty nationwide School Leadership Program grants, Leaders as Learners. Leaders as Learners (LAL) is a five-year, 3.2 million dollar grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement with the goal of improving the academic achievement of P-12 students in high-needs schools by identifying, selecting, preparing, retaining and supporting highly effective school leaders. 

Details of program

Leaders as Learners Application Editorial by Bruce Lowry

In a season of testing, and resolve

"A few weeks back, in a meeting with The Record's editorial board, Donnie W. Evans, state-appointed superintendent of Paterson city schools, was talking about testing and about Common Core, and about growing up in segregated schools in rural North Carolina. Schools, he said, that did not adequately prepare him for college. He indicated he wanted more for students in Paterson schools" ... Read the full article here

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. 

In addition, Ms. Martinez, who has a MSW in Social Work from NYU, is using her Social Work skills to encourage young athletes that education is just as important as sports.  She has gone over and beyond to instill in the students what coach Samra has instilled in her and that’s to be “All That They Can Be,” despite all the obstacles along the way.

Being a single mom, a full time employee, and a coach for her Alma-Mater JFK, she has dedicated her time and wisdom to her athletes to make sure that they realize the importance of pursuing a higher education.

Central Office Employee of the Month for March

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, April 1                                      Thursday, April16  
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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