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District's Top Educators Honored

The 2015 Governor’s Educator of the Year Program for Paterson Public Schools took place at the Bethwood banquet facility in Totowa. This year’s gala featured musical performances by the School 24 Concert Band led by Mrs. Nancy Horowitz and the Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and performing Arts Jazz Band directed by Mr. Ken Davis. Mr. Dennis Mitchell, School 18 teacher acted as emcee. Following the musical performances attendees listened to talks from Board commissioners, Mr. Christopher Irving and Manuel Martinez and State District Superintendent, Dr. Donnie Evans. Everyone dined on a buffet of The Bethwood’s best fare prior to the distribution of awards. Interim Director of Information Management Systems, Mrs. Anita West then called upon each of 41 recipients from around the district to come forward and receive a handsome trophy, certificate and gift bag.

Teacher of the Year Dinner

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

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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 two documents: Ordering Process and Purchasing Manual



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