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Paramus School District

District News

There's a lot happening in our vibrant school district! We’ll include all the latest district news on this page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to stay updated on all the latest.

Happy National Arts in Education Week!
Arts Ed now presents Beyond the Boundaries Arts Education Through a Pandemic

Here is a wonderful documentary, produced by Arts Ed Now, about how arts education prevailed and persevered during the pandemic. Paramus dance was honored to be part of this short documentary along with many other arts educators and students from all over the state.

The perfect way to kick off this week and ask our students and ourselves: "Because of arts education..." If you watch, you can probably relate to the sentiment and emotions felt by all of us. It's a short film of less than seven minutes.

"The impetus for this project was to document what arts educators and students went through and how they persevered through the pandemic," said Arts Ed New Jersey Director Bob Morrison. "It was also a way to celebrate their resilience, their creativity, and the innovative spirit they showed in order to muscle through."

Watch on YouTube

Bergen County Teacher of the Year

It gives us great pleasure to announce that our esteemed colleague and cherished friend, Kim Clancey, was named Bergen County teacher of the year. For those of us who know Kim well, we are not surprised. This prestigious award is well deserved and a fine tribute to her many skills and talents.

Kim is a second grade teacher at Ridge Ranch School and her thoughtful approach to teaching has been a model and an inspiration for all of us. Her hard work, dedication, and exceptional skills as an educator are now recognized throughout the county.

From the New Jersey School Board Association:

The county teacher of the year virtual awards ceremony honors and announces the twenty one 2021–2022 county teachers of the year. These county teachers of the year are being recognized for their hard work and dedication to ensure student success. Now more than ever, we must take the time to celebrate our state’s outstanding educators.

Congratulations, Kim! So well deserved!

New Staff Orientation

New teachers from both East Brook and West Brook Middle Schools recently engaged in professional development new staff orientations. Deirdre Spollen-LaRaia, Larry Calenda, and Robert Lehmann facilitated the session titled "Great Beginnings/Instructional Expectations" to provide new teachers with support for effective teaching and learning.

New teachers attending orientation New teachers attending professional development classes
Safe Return Plan

We are prepared and excited for the upcoming school year! We invite you to read through our plan for a safe return to in-person instruction below. We look forward to seeing you!