•  DVM

    Welcome to

    7th grade English/Language Arts

    with Mr. Vander Meulen!

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    Welcome to the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball bracket!  All students and staff of PPMS are invited to join Paw Paw Middle School's online NCAA March Madness bracket group! To accept this invitation and join the group, click the link below
    (or cut and paste the link into your browser's address bar).
    You will have to create an ID if you don't have one already.  Be sure to use your real name and not a nickname or we may not know who you are!
    The leader board will be posted and announced in school throughout the tournament.
    If you haven't completed a bracket before, this year is your chance to check it out.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and scoring.
    Good luck and have fun!!
    Mr. Vander Meulen


    First Hour  7:35 – 8:23      ELA7

    Second Hour 8:26 – 9:14       ELA7

      Third Hour 9:17 – 10:05       PLAN

    Fourth Hour 10:08 – 10:56       ELA7

    Fifth Hour 10:59 – 11:47       ELA7

    Lunch 11:50 – 12:20

    Sixth Hour 12:23 – 1:11       ELA7

    Seventh Hour 1:14 – 2:02       ELA7

    Flex 2:05-2:29


    Contact information
    Preferred method for communication is by email ddvandermeulen@ppps.org. I will make every effort to reply to your email within 24 hours.  
    If it is a more pressing issue, you can contact me through the office phone number: 269-415-5500

    Conference Period: 3rd hour


    Hello!  My name is Darl Vander Meulen, and this is my 19th year teaching at Paw Paw Middle School.  I graduated from Trinity Christian College, a small college south of Chicago, and I am certified to teach English Language Arts and computers.  I also earned my Master’s Degree in Teaching in the Middle School from Western Michigan University
    I have two sons, ages 17 and 19, who attend Portage Northern High School and WoodsEdge Learning Center.  They are both in the self-contained room for Cognitively Impaired students.  Both boys have a rare syndrome called Cornelia deLange Syndrome or CdLS for short.  They both have mild versions of the syndrome, and their greatest struggle is with verbal communication and academic ability.
    Outside of school, I enjoy woodworking, reading, golfing and football.  I look forward to getting to know all of your students and working with them this year.