3280 meals were provided to students today by our PPPS food service department! Thank you to all of our food service workers who contributed and made this happen, and thank you to the volunteers who helped out with traffic flow, distribution, and delivery. It takes a village!
Teachers in grades K-5 were able to provide three weeks of activities for students in the first packet pickup today (March 18) SO THERE IS NO NEED for another pickup between now and the beginning of Spring Break on April 6.
The Daily Update for March 18, 2020 is now available in the news section at www.ppps.org. There are some important updates/information today, including a change to office hours and the application for students in grades 5-11 to serve on the Nickname Task Force.
The Daily Update for Today, Tuesday, March 17, has been posted on the ppps.org website. Please note that we have received additional guidance from VBISD and will be adjusting office hours. Look for updated hours to be published in tomorrow's Daily Update.
Be sure to check out ppps.org for the Daily Update, posted each day around 12 Noon. It will have information, updates, and answers to questions about the school shutdown. Available at this link: https://tinyurl.com/vm4vp2b
Paw Paw Schools will be closed today, Friday, March 13 as a precautionary measure. Superintendent Reo received information late last night (3/12/2020) stating that a Paw Paw student was recently in contact with someone who is now being tested for the Coronavirus and is awaiting the results. Reo wants to emphasize that there is a high likelihood that the illness is something other than the Coronavirus. But, PPPS decided to err on the side of safety and exercise extreme caution by closing schools today. More detailed information will be sent out to families and staff via email and a School Messenger phone call later this afternoon.
Here is updated information from PPPS for families regarding the Coronavirus: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P-gIeElJydWJy7HTCgaiiGkZiy8STff2/view?usp=sharing
Teachers at Paw Paw Early Elementary dug into data on the teaching of reading across their school at a recent staff meeting, then collaborated on the best strategies for teaching, aka "the gold standard" of instruction that all children deserve in their classrooms every day.
The HS English team dug into student performance data during a PLC session to look at trends and opportunities for improving scores on upcoming PSAT and SAT tests for students in grades 9-11. These teachers know when data informs teaching practice, student success comes next.
Calling all writers: in our last issue of Pride & Progress, we were excited to announce our call for submissions for a community writing project. Attached, please find guidelines: https://tinyurl.com/wzkn9rt
The Paw Paw Performing Arts Center was alive with color and sound during the fabulous production of "Seussical The Musical". Great performances, costumes, sets, lights, and even a flying Cat in the Hat: when it comes to outstanding student theater, PPPS is as good as it gets.
Community leaders joined District leaders for a workshop around opportunities to educate the "Whole Child" in Paw Paw schools. Pictured here MS Principal McDaniel and Paw Paw Police Chief Marshall share data and thoughts on increasing the health and wellness of young people.
Representatives from Paw Paw schools and the community are working together to create a 5-year Strategic Plan that will build on both the assets and aspirations people have for the District and priorities for the next five years of growth and development.
Please consider offering a donation to this effort in order to put books in the hands of students and improve their reading achievement! The Van Buren ISD and Scholastic Education are teaming up to allow anyone to contribute and direct their donation to a specific school district in the county. The school that raises the greatest amount per child will receive a free book for every child in the school from Scholastic! https://bit.ly/2t5hvHR
You can now pay for meals and fees online with no surcharge at https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56395