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PANTHER Math Teacher Presents at AMTNJ Conference

Mr. Ahmed SalamaAcademy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) math teacher, Mr. Ahmed Salama, presented before the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) during their October conference. Mr. Salama gave a presentation entitled: The Benefits of Teaching the Application of Trigonometric Functions in Pre-Calculus Classes. The presentation before his academic peers involved teaching students trigonometric functions through fantastic real-life applications such as: estimating the heights of objects, estimating the circumference of earth, musical symphonies, predicting weather, military operations, architecture and more.

Teacher Lectures on Pollution Solutions

Teacher lectures on polllution solutions

Pictured left to right: Sarah Sterling-Laldee, Elizabeth Nunez, Nicole Slota, Nakeia Wimberly, Kate Dormann, and Fatema Sheikh.

Academy of Health Science (HARP) teacher Fatema Sheikh participated in the recent Great Falls Teachers’ Collaborative. The Paterson group attended the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Sheikh collaborated with colleagues and presented before teachers and science enthusiasts about work that was completed last summer. The presentation was entitled: “Great Falls Summer STEAM: A Design Thinking Approach to Community Improvement.”  During the presentation, Ms. Sheikh and her group demonstrated the student instruction used to deliver the Engineering Design Process, and how that process can be used to solve community issues. Students brainstormed and executed creative and innovative solutions to multiple problems such as pollution and storm water runoff.  Students also designed a solar powered filtration system and a submarine that finds pollution and collects it in storage using pollutants as fuel! The presentation was well received and praised by conference attendees. “I am so honored to have had the opportunity to work with such inspirational and amazing teachers,” said Ms. Sheikh.

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.

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.

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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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