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What's New with PARCC?

PARCCCheck out our PARCC page for new features and information on the PARCC Assessments.


Hector Montes Named NJAMLE Administrator of the Year

PDS conventionNew Roberto Clemente Principal, Hector Montes, was recognized at the April Board of Education meeting for being the recipient of the New Jersey Association for Middle Level Education (NJAMLE) 2017 Middle Level Administrator of the Year. This award serves to honor distinction in performance, skill in practice, and passion in participation. NJAMLE Award Letter

New Service from Paterson Free Public Library

HooplaHoopla is here! The Paterson Free Public Library has an exciting new service, allowing anyone with a library card to borrow a wide variety of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more.

It’s easy to use hoopla! All students need is a library card, an email address, and Internet access. Hoopla can be used on any computer, tablet, or mobile device by downloading the hoopla app or visiting Creating an account is quick and easy: students will select Paterson Public Library as their home library, enter their library card number, and enjoy it all for free.

Paterson students can check out up to 8 items per month, with a 3-week loan period for eBooks and audiobooks, 7 days for music, and 3 days for movies and TV. Plus, all items are automatically removed after the loan period, which means no late fines. Hoopla is great for the classroom, as an unlimited number of students can check out the same item concurrently!
Check out hoopla today to see how it can enrich the reading and learning opportunities of Paterson students.

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.

Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools

Like us  on FacebookFor up-to-date information about district events join the official Paterson Public Schools Facebook page.

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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