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Art Teachers Work on Display in Paterson Museum

The art teachers of the Eastside High School Campus: Darryl Jones (GOPA), Vivian Reyes (CAHTS) and Marilyn Simon (SOIT), will have their art work displayed at the Paterson Museum from April 22 through May 18. Mr. Jones will display oil pastel drawings, acrylic paintings and oil paintings. Ms. Reyes will display multi-media collages and Mrs. Simon will display assemblages made from found objects. The show’s opening will be April 26 from 1-4 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Taub Foundation Scholarship for Pre-K - 3 Teachers

The application for Paterson Pre-K to Grade 3 public school teachers to attend the Summer 2014 artist/teacher institute is now available. Download the application here. The application deadline is May 15, 2014.

NJ DOE Announces its New InnovateNJ  Web Site

The New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) Office of School Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of the new InnovateNJ initiative. Details can be found in this document and on the InnovateNJ web site.

New Employee Portal!

Check out the new Department of Human Resources interactive employee portal. You can login by clicking here or on the Employee Portal button to the right. Details on this new feature can be found in this flyer. Please note: The Employee Portal works best with the following: Internet Explorer: 7x, 8x, 9x; Chrome: 12+; Safari: 5x; Java: Version 7 update 51.

FSCS Makes Quite an Impression

FSCS tourState Chief Educational Officer Dr. Tracy Severns spent most of a day touring the district’s Full Service Community Schools (FSCS). While visiting 6 schools, Dr. Severns met with principals, program facilitators, doctors, counselors, parents and students, witnessing firsthand the community services rendered under FSCS. This fact-finding tour made quite an impression on the State official, who was quite taken by the sight of adults learning side-by-side with their children at New Roberto Clemente. FSCS programs such as the Mobile Library, counseling, health and dental services, Adult ESL, and “clothing store” were all on the agenda.

Angela Larkin Chosen as The Record's Star Teacher

Angela LarkinNorman S. Weir 6th grade teacher, Angela Larkin, has been chosen to receive The Record's Star Teacher Award for 2014. She was nominated by student Alexis Robinson and was chosen from over 120 nominations. She will be honored at the start of the the newspaper's annual teacher conference to be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Dickinson Hall on Friday, Feb. 28.  The award will then be publicized in The Record in a special acknowledgement on Sunday, March 12. The presentation will take place in Wilson Auditorium at 9 a.m.

1st Annual District Spelling Beespelling bee

The Department of Humanities is excited to announce the first annual Paterson Public School spelling bee for first and second graders only, which will be held on the following dates during school hours:

  • School Spelling Bee: April 7th-10th
  • District Spelling Bee: May 30, 2014 (School # 24 Auditorium)

We encourage all elementary schools to participate and to prepare their students in advance for the spelling bee. The District Spelling Bee winner, second place and third place winners for both first and second grades will receive awards. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wanda Kopic, Supervisor of Language Arts at 973-321-2220. Registration Deadline is February 3, 2014 (complete registration form). Flyer

Teacher Evaluation Newsletter

You can view this week's issue of the "TEACHNJ and AchieveNJ" newsletter here: Vol. II Issue 21, Apr. 17. Previous issues are available on the Teacher Evaluation page.

Central Office Employee of the Month

Guidance Department Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Guidance Department Newsletter is now available. You can view it here.

Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools …
Download our APP

Now you can be connected with the district and our individual schools through Paterson Public Schools’ new downloadable application (APP) available for portable “smart” devices! Discover the many useful features of the PPS app by viewing this video created by Rosa Parks HS students. Instructions on how to access and use the app can be found here. It's easy!

Dell Specials for Paterson Public Schools

Dell computer has special offers for Paterson City School District students, faculty, and staff.  Visit to take advantage of their promotions or call 1-800-695-8133 and reference Member ID: US29289392. Current specials can be viewed here.

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 Operational

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

Need Additional Supplies? is a not-for-profit website that provides resources to teachers.  Educators are welcome to submit online proposals via  Info:  Lauren Siciliano, NJ State Coordinator, or (212) 239-3615, ext. 21



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