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School Calendar Update

The district has decided to close on Friday, September 1st which means that the first day back for staff is now Tuesday, September 5th.  Please note that a make-up date for “Staff In-service” has been added to the end of the school year in June.  Students will return on Thursday, September 7th as originally planned.

Paterson Public Schools Partners with Insight Insight logo

Insight Network will provide and manage the substitute program for Paterson Public Schools in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Click here for information on how to apply and on the times and locations of open house sessions.

Ms. Wimberly Awarded Scholarship

Sarah Laldee and Nakeiya WimberlyNakeiya Wimberly has been selected by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for the Columbia Sportswear Scholarship to the 46th Annual NAAEE conference in San Juan, PR “because of your commitment to the field of environmental education and your potential as a future leader in the field.” As a Columbia Scholarship recipient, NAAEE will underwrite her full registration fee for this year’s conference, October 18-21, 2017, as well as Sarah Laldee. Additionally, Paterson Public School 2 will be awarded a $2,000 “gear closet” donation from Columbia.

Ms. Wimberly has been a staff member of the Great Falls Summer STEAM program for the last two years, as well as for the YMCA's 21CCLC program at School 2 for the 5 years before that, which included the same summer place-based programming model that Ms. Laldee, Science Supervisor, brought to the district.  She is also one of the members of the teacher leadership team for the Taub River Story grant.

2017 Governor's Educators of the Year

Teachers of the Year

Pictured (left to right): Diana Scimeca, Zara Flores, Shirley Noble, Jennifer Pallotta, Rima Bandeli, William Marrotta, Judy Burke, Nancy Horowitz.

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

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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 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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