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    National Honor Society Shield

    GoPA New  Inductees

     Mia Baez

    Darleny Gomez

    Tashania Gill

    ABR Report Card

    District Anti-Bullying Report Card

    District Score: 70 out of 78 points

    GOPA ABR Grade is 69 out of 78 points

    Antibullying Specialist

    GOPA Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    Ms. Ayanna DeFreese

    Office:  Room 30

    Ext.: 10512
    Tel:      (973) 321-1000 ext. 10512
    Fax:     (973) 321-0527

    GoPA earns national recognition

    U S News and World Report has recognized GoPA as one of America's Best High Schools in 2016. Follow this link to read more.

     virtual Report Card Night     is scheduled for this Tuesday, April 27th, from 5:30 - 7:30

    Attention Seniors

    This announcement is for those students that were unable to take their senior portraits....

    We know many of you were unable to take senior portraits this year for a variety of reasons, but still would like your picture to be included in the yearbook. We now have another option for you to submit your senior portrait for the yearbook!
    You can now take your own portrait at home!

    **Portraits must be from the shoulders up (no full body pictures), include a clean, plain background, and be appropriate in nature. ~No selfies!~ You will need someone to take the portrait for you!**

    Please follow the directions on the attached flyer and then start uploading!Then, go to www.hjeshare.comSchool code: eastside21
    *Any portrait deemed inappropriate will not be included in the yearbook


    Has been Extended until  APRIL 28TH

    Sabemos que muchos de ustedes no pudieron tomar retratos de último año este año por una variedad de razones, pero aún así quisieran que su foto se incluyera en el anuario. ¡Ahora tenemos otra opción para que envíe su retrato de último año para el anuario!
    ¡Ahora puedes hacerte tu propio retrato en casa!

    ** Los retratos deben ser de los hombros hacia arriba (no fotos de cuerpo completo), incluir un fondo limpio y sencillo y ser apropiados por naturaleza. ~ ¡No se permiten selfies! ~ ¡Necesitarás que alguien te tome el retrato! **

    ¡Siga las instrucciones del folleto adjunto y luego comience a cargar!Luego, vaya a www.hjeshare.comCódigo de la escuela: eastside21
    *Cualquier retrato que se considere inapropiado no se incluirá en el anuario.




    **The portal to order your Cap and Gowns is open!! Please go to to purchase yours today
    (Please note that all cap and gowns will be delivered to school--you will be able to pick them up closer to graduation)

    **Yearbooks are also still available for purchase. Please refer to the attached flyer.
    Yearbooks can be purchased online at

    **Yearbooks Ads are also still available for purchase.
    Go to

    **If you want to purchase a Class Ring, please refer to the attached flyer and contact Zolnier to talk about your ring options.
    (If you want your ring by graduation, you will need to order by April 1st.)

    LASTLY--Please continue to submit pictures for the yearbook!! Thank you to those students who have submitted pictures, but we want more of you to participate--you do not need to submit a picture for every category, just submit any that you have and want to be highlighted in our yearbook this year.


    ** ¡El portal para pedir sus togas y birretes está abierto! Vaya a para comprar el suyo hoy
    (Tenga en cuenta que todas las togas y birretes se entregarán en la escuela; podrá recogerlos más cerca de la graduación)

    ** Los anuarios también están disponibles para su compra. Consulte el folleto adjunto.
    Los anuarios se pueden comprar en línea en

    ** Los anuncios de los anuarios también están disponibles para su compra.
    Ir a

    ** Si desea comprar un anillo de clase, consulte el folleto adjunto y comuníquese con Zolnier para hablar sobre sus opciones de anillo.
    (Si desea su anillo antes de la graduación, deberá realizar el pedido antes del 1 de abril).

    POR ÚLTIMO - ¡Por favor continúe enviando fotos para el anuario! Gracias a los estudiantes que han enviado fotos, pero queremos que participen más de ustedes; no es necesario que envíen una foto para cada categoría, solo envíe las que tenga y desee resaltar en nuestro anuario este año.

     JROTC Mighty Ghost Battalion Recognition

    JROTC picture in the gym

              The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Eastside High School, Mighty Ghost Battalion led by Major Luis Eduardo Barraza the Senior Army Instructor and Department Chairmen, Command Sergeant Major Ricardo Garcia, Army Instructor and Sergeant First Class Mauricio Branwell received its JROTC Program of Accreditation evaluation on March 9, 2021 which provided excellent results. Receiving an overall rating of 96% earning Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD). Placing the JROTC program within the elite programs within our entire region and the United States consisting of over 3,275 combined military branch programs.  The 96% rating is a testament of how the Cadets and program has continued to grow and prosper even within a COVID-19 environment. 

              The JPA evaluation is conducted every three years by an inspection team led by the United States Army Cadet Command, 2nd Brigade when a unit scores proficient or an elite score of 95% or higher as the Eastside High School JROTC program did. Of course, it takes years and months of preparation and dedications from all instructors and Cadets. The inspection is designed to assess units primarily in the areas of teaching, learning, and building Cadet leaders through the years. The visit is comprised of accreditation criteria's that include Cadet led Battalion Continuous Improvement Briefing, Cadet led Service-Learning Briefing, Cadet Portfolios and Interviews, Cadet Unit Report, Cadet Color Guard team inspection and Cadet Drill and ceremony team inspection in which a program must score almost perfect in each area to acquire a unique distinction. Unbelievable accomplishment by "The Mighty Ghost JROTC Battalion". Congratulations!!!

    Principal Sosa: Principal's office 973-321-0511,              District cell number 973-626-3488 

    News  flash

    Eastside Educational Campus will be remote.  The building will only be open on Mondays and Wednesdays, Administrators will only be there from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Mission Statement

    The School of Government and Public Administration at Eastside High School, in partnership with all stakeholders, instills in its students core values for academic excellence, leadership and responsible citizenship.

    Miguel Sosa Principal.
    Principal's Message

    On behalf of our teachers and administrators, welcome to The School of Government and Public Administration (GOPA)! My name is Miguel Sosa and I am the principal of GOPA (a fellow Patersonian) raised and still living in this great historical city.

    At our school, we believe when given the proper nourishment, motivation, and the adequate resources to learn, all our students can academically succeed and become leaders in their own rights. We are a diversified school that embraces and respects all cultures with their individual heritage. Students’ self-esteem must begin by knowing and embracing their roots.

    For this reason, the staff and administration tirelessly believe in building bridges and inspiring students to have the confidence in themselves to succeed in all facets of body, spirit, and mind. We believe our students can reach their true potential through hard work and determination regardless of their personal circumstances.

    The School of Government and Public Administration understands that it takes a village to raise a child. We have an open-door policy towards the community and the parents that are committed to becoming partners (bridge builders) towards our students’ success.

    As the new principal of GOPA, I look forward to leading this school with these uncompromised values and working with all stakeholders to drive academic excellence. May God bless you all and The School of Government and Public Administration.

    Vision Statement

    GOPA aims to create a community of learners through working collaboratively in a safe and challenging learning environment that encourages dignity, involvement, independence and responsibility through high expectations and cooperation resulting in life long learning and personal growth.

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    Library Media Center

    Use the new Library Website .

    This includes links to the catalog, replica newspapers,databases, and good websites


    New Jersey School Report Cards

    Home School Council

    Home School Council meeting dates are on the PARENTS PAGE