A Wonderful Colleague and Friend Retires
After 43 years of service, Paterson Board of Education icon and current Chief of Staff to the Superintendent, Mrs. Jacqueline Jones is retiring. Mrs. Jones came to the district as a Business Education Teacher in the fall of 1973 at John F. Kennedy High School. While there she became Director of Attendance, and in 1989 became the Business Education Department Chair. She served as Principal of the district's High School Summer School Program until 1997 when she was appointed as Executive Assistant to the State District Superintendent and then Chief of Staff. Mrs. Jones served as Executive Assistant to State District Superintendents: Dr. Edwin Duroy, Dr. Dennis Clancy for two terms, Dr. Michael Glascoe and most recently as Chief of Staff for Dr. Donnie W. Evans.
It is no wonder that all who have worked with Mrs. Jones will miss her cordial, easy-going, but no-nonsense style. She has served the children of Paterson Public Schools with class, dignity and above all uncompromising professionalism. You can click here for a slideshow of photos featuring Mrs. Jones.
2 Paterson Teachers Named NSTA Fellows
Jessica Hinds from Paterson Academy for the Gifted & Talented and Kristin Frangione the from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School are among 35 teachers selected nationwide as Bayer-NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Fellows for this year's NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. The Academy is a yearlong program focused on encouraging and supporting early-career science educators. NTSA Press Release List of NJ Bayer-NTSA Fellows
Henry Dixon Receives Prestigious Award
Henry Dixon, technology teacher at PANTHER Academy, received the Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University for his work in integrating technology throughout teaching and learning at the school over the past few years. Read about Mr. Dixon's award here.
Vincent T. Marchese's Work on the Cover
Vincent T. Marchese, teacher of Social Studies at the ACT Academy, recently had one of his images published on the front cover of Cape May Magazine. The magazine featured a number of his photographs inside as well to illustrate an article on the old Admiral Hotel in Cape May, NJ. In addition to being a Teacher of Social Studies for the District, Mr. Marchese is an accomplished photographer whose work has been published in national magazines.
2016 Crisis Intervention Manual Available
The 2016 Crisis Intervention Manual along with crisis forms, brochure and crisis resources are available on the Student Assistance webpage.
Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools
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September 2 District-Wide PD Training
Student Growth Percentile Video
This 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
Praxis II Tests
This site has some great free Praxis 2 practice test questions.
What's New with PARCC?
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