The Daily Update for Today, Tuesday, March 17, has been posted on the ppps.org website. Please note that we have received additional guidance from VBISD and will be adjusting office hours. Look for updated hours to be published in tomorrow's Daily Update.
Be sure to check out ppps.org for the Daily Update, posted each day around 12 Noon. It will have information, updates, and answers to questions about the school shutdown. Available at this link: https://tinyurl.com/vm4vp2b
Students- Let’s have a little fun while we’re stuck at home. Go to the Paw Paw High School Instagram page for the “Daily Challenge”.
AP Testing: The College Board released a statement on Friday (3/13) that they currently plan to offer exams as scheduled during the first two weeks of May but are considering added flexibility with a late testing period. The College Board is continually monitoring the changes that continue to occur to school calendars and will be updating their policies as changes continue. As we are made aware of new information we will post it. Please continue to prepare for AP testing based upon what your teachers assign during the school closure period. The College Board will be posting an update on 3/20.
Tech Center Applications: The Tech Center Application Deadline, which was originally posted as Friday March 20th, has been adjusted. The current plan is for these to be due once we return to school as normal. Please just hold on to them and we will inform you if anything changes. This will not affect your probability for placement in a program.
Statement to all students: We know this school closure will affect us all in many ways and surely bring up questions. Your School Counselors are still here to help with any academic, social, or personal concerns you may have. While we may not be in our offices for you to stop by, we are checking our email every morning and after lunch to make sure we address all questions and concerns. Email will be your best option to contact us, as we will not have regular office hours. We will be available for individual virtual meetings if you would like, via the phone or google hangout. Do not hesitate to reach out, looking forward to seeing you all as soon as possible!
PPHS will be open from 9-12 tomorrow for students to access their lockers. If you need to come in at a different time please contact the office and we will work something out. We want every student to have their materials so everyone can continue to learn during this mandatory shut-down.
PPHS will be open from 12-2 today for students to retrieve items from their lockers.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has directed all member schools to suspend activities in all sports for all seasons – effective Monday, March 16 through at least Sunday, April 5." https://www.mhsaa.com/coronavirus
Students should start checking their email and Google classrooms on Monday. Teachers will begin posting activities and assignments. If this creates a hardship due to limited internet access, please contact us and we will work with you to make accommodations.
Thank you to everyone who came itn to get materials today. Reminder that the building will be open for student access again Saturday (3/14) from 12-2 and on Monday from 9-12.
Several students have asked about coming in to get materials/ books/ etc. I appreciate your desire to do that as soon as you can and just ask for a little patience. We are meeting to make plans this morning and will communicate with you as soon as we have those plans in place. Look for updates here, on social media, through email, and via school messenger calls.
Paw Paw Public Schools will be closed today, Friday March 13, as a precautionary measure as a result of illness.
After research and reflection, we have decided to cancel the Sadie Hawkins dance originally scheduled for next weekend. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this causes.
Breaking News for District Basketball: Per MHSAA, all Winter Sport tournaments are suspended until further notice. Read more at: https://www.mhsaa.com/coronavirus
AP MicroEconomics students: If you have signed up for the AP test this Spring- payment is due THIS FRIDAY (March 13). Payments can be made through E-Funds.
Spring Sports Start! Today: Women's Tennis- meet @ 3:00 Rm 826 Golf- practice @ 3:30 at Lake Cora GC *if rain holds off Track- practice @ 3:45 @ MS gym Women's Soccer- workout @ 3:45 @ MS Gym Softball- tryouts @ 5:30 in MS Gym Baseball- Gr 9/10 at 7:00, Gr 11/12 at 8:00 in MS Gym
PPHS Grad Bash is hosting a CRAFT AND VENDOR EVENT on March 28 from 10am- 3 pm at PPHS. They are taking applications for booth rentals. Contact Molly at 760-974-6627 for an application.
The PPHS Penny War starts TODAY. The first hour class with the highest average per student wins a doughnut party. Scoring: Pennies and paper money count as positive. Silver coins count as negative. Money raised will support the Adopt-a-Family project and the PPHS Free Store.
The 2020 Sadie Hawkins dance will be Saturday, March 21 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm. Semi-formal dress is required. Tickets will go on sale starting March 16. Guest forms will be available in the main office starting March 9.