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NHS Revitalize PANTHER Garden
NHS Gardening

Newly inducted members of the National Honor Society didn't waste any time taking on projects to beautify the community. They started by revitalizing the garden in the PANTHER courtyard. They are very excited about making their school and community a better place to live and learn. (LtoR Nada Aly, Charlie Diaz, Kamila Diaz, Anthony Pagan and Danae Mitchell)

2019 PCCC Robotics Competition

Seventeen Paterson Public Schools Students Participate in Soul

Mechanism Community Conversation at Carnegie Hall


May 28, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Seventeen female students from four Paterson Public Schools high schools went to Carnegie Hall on Saturday to attend a panel discussion about how ideas migrate from one place to another, and through generations. The trip was arranged with the help of the Paterson Alliance.

The panel discussion, Soul Mechanism: A Community Conversation, was held in the Resnick Education Wing of Carnegie Hall. It was led by celebrated musician and performer Toshi Reagon. The other panelists were writer and activist Natalia Aristizabal Betancur, civil rights attorney Anurima Bhargava, 14-year-old activist Marley Dias, and singer and ethnomusicologist Alsarah.

“We always appreciate opportunities for students to engage in learning outside of the classroom,” said Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer. “I want to thank our friends at the Paterson Alliance for making this unique opportunity available to our students to delve into cultural ideas in ways that may not have been possible in their classrooms.”

“It was a wonderful opportunity for Paterson students to see a Jersey girl their own age at Carnegie Hall,” said Paterson Alliance Executive Director Inge Spungen. “Marley Dias is an inspiration to many, with her work on literacy and researching culturally appropriate books.  Thank you to Ms. Shafer and the schools for making it happen!”

The students who attended were Camora Scott, Tanysia Kitchings, Daira Wilson, Jyn’a Cooper and Jyni Cooper from the School of Education and Training; Jada Wilson, Kaylah Chitty, Arneetra Smith, Aiyanna Trent, and Janaeah Duncanson from PANTHER Academy; Janaeya Smith, Ryonna Miller, Amina Cuascut, Janae Jackson, Jani Jackson, and Ty'Asia Johnson from the International Baccalaureate Program at International High School; and Brianna Goldson of the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance. The students were chaperoned by district staff and attended the event free of charge.


Current Clubs and Activities

GIRLS SCOUTS -- Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

YOUNG MEN'S -- Students can discuss or receive assistance with academic, behavioral and general conduct issues.

POETRY CLUB -- Experiment w/ poetry for joy of expression and emphasis creative expression.

DEBATE TEAM -- Students will learn the rules for and participate in debate. In conjunction with Central Office, students will participate in Law Day.

HEALTH/FITNESS -- Students will participate in low impact walking, from the computer. As weather permits, hopefully we can walk outside, or do exercise in the courtyard. Also, students will run their own wellness discussions.

ART CLUB -- Students will have the opportunity to express themselves creatively using various materials while improving their skills as an artist.

CHESS CLUB -- Students learn to concentrate, think logically, overcome obstacles, spot patterns and categorize information.

OUTREACH -- Students will be volunteering to help serve the community

CODING -- Learn to code & design websites, apps, and games

TUTORING -- Freshmen Math peer tutoring on a rotating schedule

TUTORING – Freshmen Environmental Science & Junior Biology rotating schedule

CREDIT RECOVERY/SENIORS -- Complete Driver's Education packets, by due date. Monitor at-risk of failing seniors and provide an opportunity for the senior students to work on class/homework assignments.

SCIENCE CLUB -- Description from form goes here

COMMUNICATIONS CLUB – Working on the Newsletter, Website, Morning Announcements, etc

STEM SYMPOSIUM – Selected students who will be participating in the upcoming district STEM Symposium will be working on their presentations.