We had a GREAT day at Cedar Street. The students had a decorating contest, played a holiday gift exchange game, participated in the Annual Cedar Street Reindeer games and ended the festivities with an indoor snowball fight. Happy Holiday's from us to you. Have a fun and safe break. We will see you back here at school on Jan. 3rd.
Your Board of Education wants you to know about the great things they see happening in and around Paw Paw Public Schools! #pawpawpride
A new POP story collaboration between PPPS and the Paw Paw Police Department, partners in student safety: https://youtu.be/DoqNYeokR_I
Sorry for the late notice due to unforeseen circumstances our elementary frog run will be cancelled this afternoon.
The ties that bind Paw Paw are strong! We're in awe at everyday heroes like Tracy Markillie, hardlines team lead at Walmart Supercenter, who show up with a cartful of binders to generously donate to PPHS. Thank you, Walmart of Paw Paw! #pawpawproud #walmart
On December 6, 2021 @ 7 p.m. the Parent Chat program will return, an open online meeting for parents and others interested in Paw Paw Public Schools programs and services. The focus of this meeting will be Social Emotional Learning (SEL): what it is and how PPPS uses SEL strategies and resources to support students across the District. The meeting will be held on the Zoom platform, and parents can join through this link: https://bit.ly/3FKzD9p. Prizes (gift cards) will be raffled as part of the program, and everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing to win one. Please contact Curriculum Director Corey Harbaugh for more information at email@example.com or (269) 415-5211.
You have until 5 pm today to participate in the Community Input Survey for Paw Paw Public Schools! Whether you have kids in school or not, we would love to hear from you. #YourInputMatters https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPPSCommunityInput2021
If you're looking for a rewarding and flexible career, then be sure to attend tomorrow's Bus Driver Recruitment Event! Hosted by PPPS and Hoekstra Transportation, we put you in the driver's seat. Enjoy refreshments, test drive a bus, register for a 55" TV and more! #WeNeedDrivers
Your Board of Education wants you to know about the great things that they see happening in and around Paw Paw Public Schools! #PawPawPride
If you haven't already done so, please complete the Community Input Survey for Paw Paw Public Schools before November 19th. Thank you! #YourInputMatters
It has been a tradition for many years to have the Aspire students participate in honoring our Veterans at the ceremonies held by the American Legion post. I have one word to describe this...PROUD.
Don't forget to vote tomorrow! #YourVoteMatters
Election Day is right around the corner, and Paw Paw Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal is on the ballot. Voters will be asked to consider a ballot proposal that would renew Paw Paw Public Schools Current Operating Millage rate of 18 mills for a period of 10 years. There is no cost on primary residences. This millage applies only to non-homestead properties such as rental homes, commercial property, businesses, and vacation homes. It will impose no new taxes. Holding this millage rate steady for the next 10 years will ensure that all students have access to opportunities that will prepare them for college, trade schools, the workforce and beyond! For questions regarding the November 2, 2021 Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal, please call the District Administration Office at 269-415-5200 or visit www.ppps.org
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." General Colin Powell. As students at Paw Paw High School and all schools begin their day, may their preparation and hard work lead to an equally bright future! By Presidential Proclamation, the flag of the United States of America shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 22, 2021 to honor the life of General Powell. #Patriot #lifeofservice
The Thrive students enjoyed a pancake breakfast today. The Thrive team will be hosting a Wednesday lunch from 11-12:30 and a Monday Breakfast from 9:30-11:00. for the next 3 weeks. All Thrive students are welcome to join us at Cedar Street. This is a great opportunity to have the student get support from their teachers and participate in some group activities.
The IRS is reaching out to America's school districts to help spread the word about the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit payments, which could be up to $1800 per qualifying child. These payments are made automatically to taxpayers who qualified on their 2020 tax return. Current outreach efforts are focused on low-income families who may not be required to file tax returns. In order to receive this credit, non-filing families will need to act by using the online IRS Non-filer sign up tool no later than October 15, 2021. For more information, visit www.IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021
Happy Birthday to PPPS "SUPER" intendent Rick Reo!
Paw Paw High School students and staff are so grateful to Lowe's Home Improvement of Kalamazoo for their generous donation of touchless hand dispensers, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and sanitizer wands to Paw Paw High School! #inthistogether #loweshomeimprovement
Dear Paw Paw Families, As you have likely heard by now, many school districts are experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. While we are not alone in facing this challenge, it makes it no less difficult to share the following news. Beginning Monday, September 13th, we regret to inform you that due to the current shortage of bus drivers, we will not be in a position to guarantee bus transportation for your student-athlete to and from out-of-town athletic events. Your patience and understanding are deeply appreciated as we navigate this unfortunate situation. Please know that every effort is being made district-wide to fill these positions and resume regular transportation. In times like these, we are asking coaches and families to work together to arrange transportation to and from events through carpools and ride sharing. While the school will be able to transport athletes to some events depending upon the availability of drivers and vehicles, school transportation will not be able to be provided for several away events. Families should be prepared to make transportation arrangements for individual contests based on communications from the athletic department or coaches. Let’s show our students, by example, how we face and overcome adversity. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you informed as we resolve this situation. Stephanie Walker Director of Operations & Finance
On behalf of Paw Paw Public Schools, thank you to all of our local heroes who serve and and protect us every day! #PawPawProud