Reminder: Tomorrow is the last PPPS Senior Citizens Luncheon for this school year. You won't want to miss a special summer-themed picnic menu as talented middle school students perform from their latest musical! A special thanks to all who have participated, performed and prepared food for these special monthly gatherings. Have a spectacular summer! #BuildTogetherPawPaw
Reminder: Be sure to join us at 5:30 p.m. today at Paw Paw Later Elementary to preview the 2022 Bond Projects and learn more about the exciting progress that is being made! #buildtogetherpawpaw
Today is School Communicators Day celebrating the incredibly valuable work of school public relations professionals, and when it comes to telling the Paw Paw Public Schools story, nobody does it better than our own Lisa Shanley, PPPS Director of Communications. Congratulations and thanks for all you do behind the scenes to shine a positive light on our people and programs.
Today at Paw Paw Early Elementary, over 100 "Future Red Wolves" and their families are attending Kindergarten and Young 5's Round-Up! With this year's new streamlined process, students check in, receive their photo passports - complete with a "future red wolf" signing ceremony - and then make their way through the various stations, collecting their goodie bags at the end. Welcome to the wolf pack! #Kindergartenroundup #buildtogetherpawpaw
Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! #TeacherAppreciationWeek #BuildTogetherPawPaw
Paw Paw Public Schools joins with other schools across the country to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day! We appreciate and recognize the incredible difference these team members make for every child who comes through their cafeteria. Thank you, PPPS Food Service Team, for all you do! #SchoolLunchHeroDay #BuildTogetherPawPaw
Tomorrow, we celebrate National Administrative Professionals' Day! Be sure to take time to recognize and show appreciation for all of the hard-working administrative professionals at Paw Paw Public Schools. We appreciate all you do to keep things running smoothly every day! #buildtogetherpawpaw
Driven by our Strategic Plan, PPPS is committed to continuous improvement through Professional Development Days and Early Release Wednesdays. Thank you to all who participate and support this valuable time investment that allows administration, teachers and staff to collaborate and build a thriving Professional Learning Community! #teamwork #plctraining #buildtogetherpawpaw
If you are interested in learning more or providing input about CharacterStrong!, the K-12 SEL program which will is expected to be recommended to the Board of Education for purchase and implementation for the 2023-24 school year, please come to the forum planned for March 28 at 6:30 in the Paw Paw Later Elementary cafeteria.
Today, Youth Motivational Speaker Gabe Salazar connected with PPHS and PPMS teens by delivering a message of hope about making smart choices. He talked about overcoming obstacles and not being afraid to dream big! Parents and the community are invited to attend his high-energy, interactive presentation at 6 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center. When asked what it means to speak to teens in Paw Paw, Salazar said, "Very humbling that somebody would say that there is something that happened in my life that can help them. A lot of people go through hard stuff, but not everybody overcomes, and that's what people like about hearing my stories. They say, 'Hold on, if he can go through alternative school, abandonment and the tragic loss of his father, then what could happen in my life if I choose to overcome?'
If you're looking for an exciting new adventure for your 5 to 12-year-old child this summer, check out the all-new PPPS BASE Summer Camp! Registration forms are available at the Early Elementary, the Later Elementary and the Cedar Street Campus. A limited number of spots are available! Registration forms and camp fees should be returned to the Cedar Street Campus and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For questions, email Lacey Jackson at email@example.com
In just two days, nationally acclaimed teen expert and motivational speaker Gabe Salazar will deliver his powerful message about teens making positive choices to middle school and high school students in Paw Paw. As PPPS unites with our community to build success, we are also proud to invite parents and the community to a special FREE presentation in the High School's Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.. To encourage parent and community attendance, there will be a drawing to give away prizes and a $200 Walmart Gift Card!
PPPS is proud to announce that Gabe Salazar, a nationally recognized teen expert and motivational speaker, will deliver a message of hope about teens making positive choices on Thursday, March 23rd in Paw Paw! In addition to presentations to high school and middle school students, parents and the community are invited to a special presentation at 6 p.m. at the Paw Paw Performing Arts Center. Thanks to a generous grant from the Hispanic Leadership Institute, there will be no admission charge. All are welcome to attend! #positivity #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
United with our community in support of the family of Lt. Ethan Quillen, it was an honor to host his memorial service and see such an outpouring of support at Paw Paw High School on Saturday. #Hero #UltimateSacrifice #buildtogetherpawpaw
Today and tomorrow across Michigan and Paw Paw, including Paw Paw Public Schools, flags will be lowered to half-staff to honor two Michigan firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. On Friday, March 3, flags are lowered in honor of Ricky Hill, and Saturday, March 4, flags are lowered in honor of Paw Paw Firefighter Lt. Ethan Quillen.
Today Paw Paw Later Elementary students who also participate in cub scouts and girl scouts joined Principal Davison outside for morning announcements. For "Words of Wisdom" today, Principal Davison shared the press release about Lt. Quillen from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, then the scouts lowered flag to half-staff per orders and led the school in the pledge of allegiance. All students were asked to pause and reflect tomorrow if they se a flag at half staff and thank Lt. Quillen for the sacrifice he made for all of us in the service of our community.
Due to a snow day, the February PPPS Senior Citizens Luncheon was rescheduled for this Friday at 1:15 p.m. All Paw Paw area senior citizens are invited to attend! Please follow the parking signs. Doors will open at 1 p.m. #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
To celebrate 100 days of schools, Paw Paw Early Elementary collected items to donate to @alvanhumanesociety. The donation included: 83 dog/cat food items, 41 boxes of trash bags, and 39 laundry detergent items for a total of 163 items! The items were sorted by some very helpful second graders. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations! #community #kindness #buildtogetherpawpaw
Help us recognize exceptional actions in support of children with disabilities in our community by nominating an outstanding individual for an Excellence in Education Award to be presented by the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) Parent Action Committee (PAC) at a special ceremony this spring. Go to bit.ly/excelnom for more information and to access the online nomination form. Nominations must be received by March 12, 2023. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and more information about the PAC can be found here: vbisd.org/o/se/page/parent-advisory-committee.
United as a community, Paw Paw Public School District holds our local Fire Department close as we all mourn the loss of a hero. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.