Aspire Academy is excited to share that one of our students' artwork pieces has been selected by the Henry Pestka Art & Poetry Contest as a Top 10 Finalist! Kyleeana Soto will be honored at Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park at the awards dinner later this spring and her piece will be part of the West Michigan Holocaust Memorial at Meijer Gardens. Congratulations Kyleeana!
1 day ago, Beckah Chartier
artwork submitted
K. S. during journalism class
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.
2 days ago, Corey Harbaugh
Topic Talks: SEL Forum March 2023
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
4 days ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
PPPS summer camp flyer with schedule. For more info. call 2694154700 or email Lacey Jackson at
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!
5 days ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
Youth Motivational Speaker Gabe Salazar poster -  presentations HS 9:30 a.m, MS 1 p.m, PAC  6pm on  3/26.
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
15 days ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
Youth Motivation and Teen Expert Gabe Salazar coming to speak in Paw Paw Thursday, march 23rd at PPHS & PPMS. 9:30 a.m, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. All are welcome to attend the 6 p.m. event at no cost.
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
19 days ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
entrance sign
parking lot -fire trucks
sheriff deputies
stage display
fire station
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.
22 days ago, Corey Harbaugh
Flag Lowered to Honor Firefighters
Flag Lowered
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.
22 days ago, Corey Harbaugh
Scouts honor Lt. Quillen and the flag at half staff.
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
26 days ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
YOU ARE INVITED TO PAW PAW PUBLIC SCHOOLS   Lots of Love Luncheon,  Friday	Special     Paw Paw High School 30609 Red Arrow Hwy Doors open at: 1 pm Luncheon starts at: 1:15 pm, Complimentary Meal for Paw Paw Area Senior Citizens  Handmade Valentine Cards  Valentine's Bingo!
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 for more information and to access the online nomination form. Nominations must be received by March 12, 2023. Questions can be directed to and more information about the PAC can be found here:
26 days ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
special education award nomination graphic 2022-23, BIT.LY/EXCELNOM
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.
about 1 month ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
Fire dept badge
Good Evening Paw Paw Families, Paw Paw Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 23.
about 1 month ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
PPPS will exercise an abundance of caution today, Wednesday, February 22, closing buildings for any and all school and community activities and events, including practices. Maintenance and facility crews are adjusting for weather and will treat as possible, but will likely not be able to keep up with the ice accumulation that is forecast, so campus roads, sidewalks, and lots may be icy until treated. All Red Wolves are asked to exercise caution and common sense, to stay safe today, watch the weather, and stay tuned for any updates.
about 1 month ago, Corey Harbaugh
Icy tree
Good Evening Paw Paw Families, Paw Paw Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22. Our current weather forecast predicts an ice storm tomorrow afternoon. While we can't be certain that the forecast will pan out, we are going to err on the side of caution in order to avoid the possibility of having to transport students home tomorrow in treacherous driving conditions. Please stay safe.
about 1 month ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
Tomorrow is Bus Driver Appreciation Day! Make sure to thank our dedicated drivers for all they do to get students to and from school safely every day. #BuildTogetherPawPaw
about 1 month ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
bus image with kids walking, bus driver appreciation day build together paw paw public schools
The senior citizen luncheon scheduled for Friday, February 17 has been rescheduled to March 3 due to icy road conditions.
about 1 month ago, Corey Harbaugh
Senior Lunch Postponed
Hey, Red Wolves: there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, February 17, due to icy roads. Stay safe tomorrow, and remember it's probably best if you take some time to do a little reading, too!
about 1 month ago, Paw Paw Public Schools
Brown wolfe in the snowy woods
Students in Mrs. Birkenbach's US History course are currently studying WWII. Tuesday, Mrs. Birkenbach shared stories of her grandfather's experiences in the war. Wednesday, a student brought in mementos from her family history. She shared many items, but most timely was the Blue Star Mother Flag from her great grandfather's service in the war. It was timely because the Blue Star Mothers Organization was founded on February 1, 1942. Thank you to our students and their family for sharing your history with us!
about 2 months ago, Beckah Chartier
WWII history lesson
A. Caldwell shares family mementos
Aspire Academy yearbooks are on pre-sale. If you are interested, please reach out to Mrs. Chandler at with "Yearbook 22-23" in the memo line to place your order. Yearbooks will be $15. Pre-sale will end March 1st. Availability after pre-sale will be very limited.
about 2 months ago, Beckah Chartier
Yearbook pre-sale flyer
Way to go 7th and 8th grade THRIVE students! Mrs. Parmley reports that everyone made their Meets last week and that conversations regarding classwork have been fantastic. Keep up the great work!
2 months ago, Beckah Chartier
Parmley giving thumbs up
Parmely in computer