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Student Government Pet Drive

During the months of November and December, the Student Government organized a pet food, toys and supplies drive. Due to the generosity of the students and parents of School 25, they received over 10 boxes of items to donate. The items will be going to Mutts and Mittens Manor (Rescue and Transport) in South Carolina. Mrs. Leonard-Kunzig, a School 25 teacher will be taking the items down over winter break.  

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2019 District Spelling Bee

Last week, Paterson Public Schools held it's annual Spelling Bee for students in grades 1-4. Students representing all elementary schools around the district swarmed to School 24 to compete for the coveted title. School 25 was well represented and all our students performed well, with Adrian Nelson capturing 2nd Place in the 3rd Grade division! We are proud of all our spellers who put in the hard work and dedication to make it this far!

Inspirational Authors!!!

Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer and Principal Antionette Young welcomed two renowned children’s book authors from Scholastic and HarperCollins Publishers to Public School No. 25. Author Lucille Colandro, presented her book "There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed A Shark" to about 160 students in grades K-2. Author Rita Williams-Garcia presented her book "One Crazy Summer" to about 200 students in grades 3-5.

Deck The Halls with Door Decorations for December using our motto “Learning for all – Whatever it takes!”

Staff and students at School 25 were in tense yet creative high-collaboration mode as classrooms came up with innovative and exciting ways to declare our school motto: “Learning for all – Whatever it takes!”

Teachers were tasked with enlisting students to do their best work to decorate the classroom door. With high anticipation plans were sketched, doors measured, designs discussed. Within days the transformation from ordinary door to meaningful door took shape.

Beautiful designs, creative designs, doors full of imagination shouting the message that in School 25 everyone comes to lean and we do whatever it takes to make learning happen. 

Our decorated doors make the hallways merry and bright just in time for the Winter Holidays. Each one is an individual masterpiece that supports how children can use their creative abilities to critically think through a master plan. Our December Decorated Doors prove just how terrific learning can be when we all come together in support of each other.  

2018 Paterson Public Schools STEM Expo

Paterson Public Schools held their annual STEM Expo on Tuesday December 18, 2018 at William Paterson University. School 25 was very well represented by students displaying an awesome array of projects. We are elated to report that two projects placed at the district level:

Grade 6-7 Innovation:

3rd Place: "How to Make a Vacuum"

Katherine Fonseca

7th Grade (Mrs. Davino)

Grade 8 Inquiry

"Different Levels of Anxiety on Students"

Karla Marchena, Emily Santana, and Krismairy Rosario

8th Grade (Mr. Gorsky)

Congratulations to all our participants and winners!

Hour of Code

During the Week of December 8, 2018, students in School 25 Observed the Hour of Code, a nationwide computer programming activity that gets young students interested in computer programming. During this time, students were exposed to computer programming language and were tasked with using this language to solve difficult puzzles. It was a rousing success and the students all had a wonderful experience!