Sophia Miller, PPHS Art Student chosen for Kalamazoo Institute of Arts  exhibition. The exhibit will be open to the public from April 22 - May 21. Admission to the KIA will be free on April 22 and 23 to celebrate the opening of this exhibit. Photo of Miller and teacher, photo of artwork.  K.I.A. and PPPS logos
ECE Flyer
School Board Shout-Outs
On behalf of the Board of Education we are pleased to provide these new quick summaries of our meetings for review. Full minutes will continue to be posted on the PPPS site once approved by the Board. Please join us when you can in person, but if you cannot attend, full videos of the meetings are posted on our Youtube channel within a few days.  PPPS Board of Education - Board Meeting Summary  April 10, 2023  Regular Business  Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm Adjournment at 9:58 pm Board Members Present: Baney Clark Martin McNitt Mitchell Pease Vick Board Members Absent: None Public Participation: None Closed Session for Negotiations Board Approvals  Regular Meeting Minutes 3/13/23 Special Meeting Minutes 3/27/23 Financial Reports and Monthly Bills New Position - Accounting & Grants Support Specialist New HS Courses Advanced Robotics Career, College, & Community Exploration College Exploration & Readiness Creative Career & Collective Introduction to Robotics Forensic Science Pay It Forward/Community Partnerships Officiating 101 AP Literature & Composition SEL Program - Character Strong Resolution for Spending Threshold for Superintendent Approvals for Bond Project Adjustments Support Staff LOA Stonegate to provide Safety Consulting Services Critical Incident Mapping Contract Authorize OAK to issue Notice of Pending Awards to bond project contractors and suppliers Personnel  Arrivals Lisa Karau - HS JV Softball Coach Miranda Leach - EE Special Education Teacher Jessica Reagan - EE Behavior Management Specialist Departures Levi Britton HS Freshman Basketball Coach Beth Covey - MS Math Interventionist Teacher (retirement) Sara French - LE 4th Grade Teacher (retirement) Board Discussion  10 Minute Team Builder Key Takeaways from Effective Governance Training Presentations  Critical Incident Mapping - J. Hanson, Critical Response Group 6-12 Grade Secondary Music Program - A. Gronda & K. Cort Winter Sports Review - A. Farnquist, Athletic Director Pride & Progress  Citizens of the Month - March 2023: McKenzie Bass - 6th Grade Tyler Pentland - 7th Grade Andrew Marler - 8th Grade Next Regular Meeting(please note the date change)  May 15, 2023, 7pm, Cedar Street Campus A pre-meeting Meet & Greet with refreshments will begin at 6:30pm and all are invited. "The Secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new."  - Socrates
PPPS Student Named as Top Ten Finalist in West Michigan Art & Poetry Contest
Congrats, Alan Farnquist, Athletic Director receives designation
On behalf of the Board of Education we are pleased to provide these new quick summaries of our meetings for review. Full minutes will continue to be posted on the PPPS site once approved by the Board. Please join us when you can in person, but if you cannot attend, full videos of the meetings are posted on our Youtube channel within a few days.  PPPS Board of Education - Board Meeting Summary March 13, 2023  Regular Business  Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm Adjournment at 9:25 pm Board Members Present: Baney Clark Martin McNitt Mitchell Vick Board Members Absent: Pease Public Participation: S. Thomas C. Davis Board Approvals  Regular Meeting Minutes 2/13/23 Special Meeting Minutes 2/15/23 COW Work Session Minutes 2/27/23 Financial Reports and Monthly Bills JUUL Litigation Settlement Schools of Choice Resolution 2023-2024 Lounsbury Excavating $1500 Donation Paw Paw Area Rotary Club $500 Donation Harvey House Salong $500 Donation Personnel  Arrivals Elley Kooienga - MS Assistant Track Coach Justin Mullins - MS Track Coach Christopher Roach - MS Tennis Coach Josh Leyanna - Varsity Assistant Softball Coach Dan Bauer - JV Boys Golf Coach Shelby Engler - JV Girls Tennis Coach Keaton Ruppert - Varsity Boys Golf Coach Departures Deborah Doyle - EE Behavior Management Specialist Lori Roth - MS Assistant Track Coach Board Discussion  10 Minute Team Builder - Civility Presentations  National Honor Society - C. Houston, B. Tomlinson and NHS Member(A. Cowin & T. Meier) SEL Program Presentation - SEL Committee Members Pride & Progress  Citizens of the Month - February 2023: Piper Lassin - 6th Grade Selena Butler - 7th Grade Serenity Tabor - 8th Grade Next Regular Meeting  April 10, 2023, 7pm, Cedar Street Campus A pre-meeting Meet & Greet with refreshments will begin at 6:30pm and all are invited. "The Secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new."  - Socrates  ​
gabe salazar motivational speaker to speak at  paw paw performing arts center on 3/23 at 6 p.m. image of gabe salazar
On behalf of the Board of Education we are pleased to provide these new quick summaries of our meetings for review. Full minutes will continue to be posted on the PPPS site once approved by the Board. Please join us when you can in person, but if you cannot attend, full videos of the meetings are posted on our Youtube channel within a few days.  PPPS Board of Education - Board Meeting Summary February 12, 2023  Regular Business  Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm Adjournment at 8:09 pm Board Members Present: Baney Clark Martin McNitt Mitchell Vick Board Members Absent: Pease Public Participation: H. Olivares M. Sons B. Tomlinson T. Schultz S. Thomas Board Approvals  Regular Meeting Minutes 1/09/23 COW Work Session Minutes 1/23/23 Special Meeting Minutes 1/29/23 Closed Session Minutes 1/29/23 Financial Reports and Monthly Bills Letter of Agreement Tenure Owners Rep and Development Supervision Agreement with The Barton Group Authorized OAK to issue Notice of Pending Awards to bond project contractors and suppliers Personnel  Arrivals Calib Shaefer - LE Behavior Management Specialist Mike Geffre - MS Boys Tennis Coach Chet Vandenberg - Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball(Split) Jorden Edwards - Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball(Split)​ Departures Abigail Pliley - CS Online Special Education Consultant Board Discussion  MASB Winter Institute - February 24-26, 2023 Board Member Enrollment Information given to Alisa by Friday Presentations  Bond Update - Shawn Parshall(TowerPinkster), Anastasia Wojcik & Tom Stanek(OAK) 2022-2023 SY Benchmark Assessment Results & Progress Update - Corey Harbaugh, Curriculum Director Pride & Progress  Citizens of the Month - January 2023: Lydia Killam - 6th Grade Ava Sweitzer - 7th Grade Liliana Brausch - 8th Grade Next Regular Meeting  March 13, 2023, 7pm, Cedar Street Campus A pre-meeting Meet & Greet with refreshments will begin at 6:30pm and all are invited. "The Secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new."  - Socrates
Jennifer “Jen” Carra, a paraprofessional at Paw Paw Early Elementary, is being celebrated and recognized as a hero
​On behalf of the Board of Education we are pleased to provide these new quick summaries of our meetings for review. Full minutes will continue to be posted on the PPPS site once approved by the Board. Please join us when you can in person, but if you cannot attend, full videos of the meetings are posted on our Youtube channel within a few days.  PPPS Board of Education - Board Meeting Summary January 9, 2023  Regular Business  Meeting called to order at 7:01 pm Adjournment at 10:06 pm Board Members Present: Baney Clark McNitt Mitchell Pease Vick Board Members Absent: Martin Public Participation: T. Schantz C. Houston B. Tomlinson M. Baleja A. Becker K. Perkins A. Webster A. Stewart L. Baleja J. Bowers H. Olivares B. Ladewski Board Approvals  Regular Meeting Minutes 12/12/22 Closed Session Minutes 12/12/22 Financial Reports and Monthly Bills Elected Board Officers for 2023 Board Committee Assignments for 2023 Annual Organizational Business Second Reading of Neola Policy 5330 Purchase ECollect and Enrollment Forms Purchase Bus D. Paquette - Mentor Contract Personnel  Arrivals 2023/2024 Fall Coaching Staff Departures None Board Discussion  ​New Business Office Position Special Board Meeting Presentations  High School Robotics Team - B. Tomlinson, HS Robotics Coach Strategic Plan Update - Lisa Shanley, Communications Director Fall Sports Review - Alan Farnquist, Athletic Director Pride & Progress  Citizens of the Month - December 2022: Isaac Selle - 6th Grade Ellie Jones - 7th Grade Eliana Verhage - 8th Grade Next Regular Meeting  February 13, 2023, 7pm, Cedar Street Campus A pre-meeting Meet & Greet with refreshments will begin at 6:30pm and all are invited. "The Secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new."  - Socrates
Leah Barnes
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Parent Chat December 2022 Info
Summary of the November Board Meeting: On behalf of the Board of Education we are pleased to provide these new quick summaries of our meetings for review. Full minutes will continue to be posted on the PPPS site once approved by the Board. Please join us when you can in person, but if you cannot attend, full videos of the meetings are posted on our Youtube channel within a few days.  PPPS Board of Education - Board Meeting Summary November 14, 2022  Regular Business  Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm Adjournment at 9:37 pm Board Members Present: Baney Martin McNitt Meier Vick Board Members Absent: Clark Public Participation: A. Johnson T. Meier M. Remillard D. Doyle Closed Session for Superintendent Evaluation Board Approvals  Regular Meeting Minutes 10/10/22 Special Meeting Minutes 10/24/22 COW Meeting Minutes 10/24/22 Financial Reports and Monthly Bills New High School Course - Creative Writing First Reading of Fall Neola Policies (0144.1, 6108, 6460, 6700, 7440.03, and 9150) Strategic Plan SOC Open for the 2nd Trimester November 15 - November 23(See SOC form on district website for grade level openings) Personnel  Arrivals Katey Sampson - First Grade Teacher Departures Stephanie Walker - Executive Director of Business Operations Melissa Remillard - Early Elementary Principal Brent McNitt - School Board Member Note: B. McNitt took his newly elected school board seat immediately. Presentations  Qualtrics Presentation by Jace Johns Student Academic Data Update by Corey Harbaugh Pride & Progress  Citizens of the Month - October 2022: Paige SHolander - 6th Grade Roman Sonnenberg - 7th Grade Karleigh Stamp - 8th Grade Next Regular Meeting  December 12, 2022, 7pm, Cedar Street Campus A pre-meeting Meet & Greet with refreshments will begin at 6:30pm and all are invited. "The Secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new."  - Socrates
Student winners
Self-Efficacy Leads to Student Success
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Summary of the October Board of Education Meeting
Summary of September Board Meeting