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2016 Teachers of the Year

2016 Teachers of the Year

NASA Scientist and Paterson Graduate Inspires Students

When she was a student at East Side High School, she worked late nights at the Easy Pickins clothing store on Main Street, walking a mile back home in the dark after each shift. Now, Jackelynne Silva-Martinez is working at NASA, simulating the environment of Mars in a Utah desert and performing tests for the space agency’s Curiosity rover that has been roaming the red planet for the past four years. Click here to read the full article.

Kelli White and Dr. Evans


High Performing Rewards School

Dr Evans and Principal Kelli A. White accepting 2016 High Performing Rewards School Award at NJAFPA Spring Conference-June 9, 2016



Immersed in History

Tai MatthewsCongratulations to Mrs. Tai D. Matthews, grade 6 Humanities teacher and advisor to the National Junior Honor Society at the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented at School 28. Mrs. Matthews was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship to attend the 2016 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute this summer in Williamsburg, Virginia. In collaboration with 24 educators from around the country, she will participate in an intensive, six-day experience to investigate American history from multiple perspectives. She will explore the American identity by visiting historical sites, analyzing primary sources, and participating in authentic simulations and hands-on activities. Mrs. Matthews is very much looking forward to this opportunity that will enable her to bring history to life for her students.

What's New with PARCC?

Click on the links below for information on new features and information for PARCC:

New Features - PARCC Accessibility and Accommodations Manual

PARCC Tools Accessibility Features and Accommodations for Students

Crisis Intervention Manual Updated

The Department of Student Assistance has updated the Crisis Intervention Manual for the 2015-16 school year. This important document gives details on how to deal with suicide prevention, sudden death, community disturbance and school violence. This manual should be reviewed annually by all staff. It can be accessed directly here or by visiting the Student Assistance web page which also contains other valuable information on this and other topics.

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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

Praxis II Tests

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



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