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April Calendar of Events

Understanding PARCC/Comprensión de las evaluaciones PARCC

March Breakfast and Lunch Menu



Bacchus, Sham
Gonzalez, Lynette
Assistant Principal
Guzman, Raul
Assistant Principal

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Somoza, Peter
Teacher, Specialist

Anti-Bullying Report Card 2015 - 2016

School 8 ABR Grade is 72 out of 78 points.

PPS District ABR Grade is 64 out of 78 points.

ABR District and School Grade Full Report

(Updated 01/11/17)




netTrekker Research Tools




Teachers can now access Professional DePD 360.jpgvelopment through PD 360. Click here to register or login!

PPS Student and Parent Handbook

District Calendar Link

Please Help Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student Series

Clean bill of health for the teeth

PBSIS St. Patrick's Day Assembly

Good Grades = MetLife Stadium Trip and Bicycles!

School 8 Volleyball Finals!

School 8 Wins a Rutgers Prep Rally for "PARCC"

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History in the Classroom

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Celebrate Black History Month and People


  • Black History Study Guides

Many study guides on subjects ranging from Frederick Douglas to the Apollo Theater to Oprah Winfrey! 


  • Buffalo Soldiers PowerPoint Presentation

This is a PowerPoint presentation about the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-black cavalry unit that fought out west during the 1800s. By Susan Drummond at OMS.


  • Black History Jeopardy!

Ms. Vernita Polk has been discussing famous African-Americans and other February topics with her students using this PowerPoint Jeopardy game that she created for her students. Click the link below to download it.


  • Black History Interactive Treasure Hunt

Read through the questions and explore a Resource List to find the right information to answer each question.


  • Black History Internet Scavenger Hunts

Send students on a Black History scavenger hunt! Students can learn about famous black Americans while polishing their Internet surfing skills. Four different “hunts” — for students of all ages! 


  • Black History Activities

Several different online activities for the classroom, including scavenger hunts, treasure hunt, fill-in-the-blanks, vocabulary practice and more! 




Celebrating 100 Days of School

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Gang Awareness Assembly

NJ Cares: Making Gingerbread Houses!

Rosa Parks Chorus Gives an Amazing Performance!

USA TODAY: School 8 Earns National Recognition from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation!

School 8 is looking GREAT!

Many Thanks to NJ CARES!

Our Vision and Mission


Innovation Zone School #8 believes all students can learn and excel in an academically rich environment that has established high academic and citizenship standards of achievement. We will ...more



Important Announcements

April 14 - 21: Spring Break

April 27: Report Card Night

5:30 - 7:30 PM

IXL Community Resources

Paterson Public Library Electronic Resources


The New York Times Weekly News Quiz

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Great for Social Studies



Dear Parents,

    School Number is recognized by the Healthy School Alliance as a sugar free and healthy school.Birthday Celebrations will not be permitted during the school day. This takes away from instructional time. Please also note, that goodie bags nor any sort of sugar WILL NOT BE accepted either as many students have food allergies. Thank You for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Thank You, 

PS 8 Staff




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PARCC: Practice Tests and Tutorials

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