It looks like the weather is going to cooperate, and tonight’s Homecoming Bonfire is on as scheduled. Open to all PPHS students, the bonfire will be from 8:00-10:00pm near the north parking lot in front of the high school.
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
PPHS Parent Teacher Conferences are next week. Monday, October 11 by appointment only. Thursday, October 14 will be drop-in conferences, 4:00-7:15pm To schedule an appointment, email your child’s teachers, or look for communication from them.
Happy Birthday to PPPS "SUPER" intendent Rick Reo!
Reminder that Wednesday, September 29 is a NO SCHOOL day for our students. In addition, due to training sessions for all staff, the office will be closed until noon.
Parents mark your calendars: ALL High school students who are exploring post-secondary options are invited to attend College Night on Monday, October 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. At 7:00pm there will also be a Financial Aid Workshop. Representatives from nearly 80 different public and private colleges and universities, as well as a number of community colleges and other training institutions will be in attendance.
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
Reminder to seniors and their parents, Josten’s will be at school during lunch tomorrow (Friday) to collect orders for announcements, cap and gown, and other swag.
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
From the PPHS Counseling Office: Today, Sept. 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. While focus on suicide prevention is important every day of the year, this month is an excellent time to increase awareness and education. Shared below is an educational video for Parents/Guardians. Reminder Counselors are available to students every day at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TokWrCfq_Cc
Today PPPS educators met to review programs that provide additional support for students. It's our mission to develop, support, challenge and inspire every child for life-long success.
Optional Fall Testing Any student interested in taking the SAT, NMSQT, or PSAT this Fall must sign up via the google form sent to their email.
Reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday) is our first Early Release. We will dismiss at 1:45pm.
To access current school bus information like what time your child's bus is expected to be at their stop, download the Versatrans My Stop App on Android or iPhone! Once downloaded, enter your child's secure Student ID as the username and their 8 digit birthdate as the password.
Good Afternoon Paw Paw Families, This is Stephanie Walker, the Paw Paw Public Schools Director of Business Operations. I hope everyone had a great first week of school! Due to some of the buses running behind in the morning from construction in the area, we will be moving up a few bus routes by 10 minutes on Tuesday, September 7th. The Butterfly, Frog, Monkey, Bunny and Eagle will be moved up by 10 minutes in the morning ONLY. For example, if your current pick up time is 8:00 am it will be adjusted to 7:50 am. Thank you for being patient as this will allow us to get all the kids to school in a timely manner.
Here’s what’s happening at PPHS for the week of September 6-11:
Here's a look at PPHS Activities for the week of September 7-11
Paw Paw Athletic Boosters are sponsoring a Cornhole tournament on September 18. Join the fun, support the Red Wolves, and win prizes!
Paw Paw Athletic Boosters are selling yard signs as a way to show your support for Red Wolves Athletics. They have reopened the sign orders until 9/8 at midnight. Signs will be available for pickup on 9/15. Check it out at: https://www.looksharponline.com/ppys.htm