Paterson Schools Offer 'Parent University'

November 23, 2017

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Public Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement kicked off their “Parent University” program on Wednesday.

“Parent University” is a district-wide parent educational program that is designed to teach and expose parents & stakeholders to the tools needed to support their children through their educational journey.

Paterson Arts and Science Charter School Celebrates Thanksgiving

PATERSON, NJ- Students, staff, families and supporters of ILearn Schools, the charter management organization (CMO) that operates the Paterson Arts and Science Charter School, got in the Thanksgiving spirit by collecting over $10000 and thousands of non-perishable food items to help families in need celebrate the holiday.

Through this effort over 500 turkeys and care packages were bought and ...

Demolition Begins to Make Way for New School, ‘Our Children Deserve It’ Says Shafer

PATERSON, NJ- Demolition began on the former site of Don Bosco Tech on Tuesday, kicking off Phase One of a plan to build a brand new middle school on the Union Ave site. 

The building most recently housed the Paterson Arts and Science Charter School which relocated to Grand Street earlier this year. 

At a ceremony celebrating the progress towards the new school, many came out to ...

Paterson's Oasis Awarded Grant, Announces Plans to Serve Over 1,000 Residents Thanksgiving Meal

PATERSON, NJ -  Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children, has been announced as one of two recipients of a $141,000 grant from Impact 100 Garden State.

Impact 100 Garden State is a Special Project Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which supports charitable giving focused on making New Jersey communities stronger. Each member of Impact 100 donates $1000 annually for membership, ...

Paterson Teachers' Union President John McEntee, Jr. Optimistic for Bright Future

PATERSON, NJ - Despite a contract standoff and a shortfall in state aid of millions of dollars, the Paterson Education Association (PEA) has reason to feel good according to head of the organization, John McEntee Jr.

In a recent discussion with TAPinto Paterson the embattled union president, who continues to fight back against tenure charges and a suspension he believes were levied against him ...

Paterson High School Students and Parents to get Chance to Meet Nearly 30 Colleges

PATERSON, NJ – Nearly 30 colleges and universities including Cornell University, Steven Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, NJIT, The New School and William Paterson University will be on Paterson on Saturday, November 18, as part of a college fair hosted by the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJ CDC) and the Paterson Youth Council (PYC).

The college fair, which ...

‘Science Rocks’ at Paterson School 27

PATERSON, NJ – The downstairs hall in Paterson School 27 was transformed into a laboratory on Monday as 4th grade students conducted several experiments related to the properties of water.

The lesson, led by “Lava Liz” and “Galaxy Gray”, both instructors with the S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation, was made possible through funding from Ametek Foundation. The nearly $50,000 ...

Paterson Students Clean Up Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park

PATERSON, NJ- When Rosalie Bespalko, principal, Paterson School 19, saw that Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park was littered with trash and other debris during the recent Halloween walk she decided something had to be done, and she knew just who to enlist to do it.

On Wednesday, she and 22 of her fourth grade science students took time from their day to do a clean up. The park and the school are ...

Paterson Voters Elect Simmons, Hodges and Ramirez to Board of Education

PATERSON, NJ- If preliminary results hold, two familiar faces will return to the Paterson Board of Education while one newcomer will take a seat when the body reorganizes in December.

With 67 of Paterson’s 68 districts reporting, Kenneth Simmons (4,327) is the top vote getter while Dr. Jonathan Hodges (4,032) and Joel Ramirez (3,680) appear to be in second and ...

Leadership Summit Encourages Paterson Teen Girls to Dream Bigger

PATERSON, NJ – Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children, a non-profit social service agency in Paterson that focuses on empowering women and children to break the cycle of poverty, hosted their third annual Teen Girls Leadership and Success Summit on Saturday, October 21.

The event, attended by over 60 teenage girls from all six wards of Paterson, was first launched at the request of ...

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