The Daily Update for today (6/4) has been posted to ppps.org. It includes information about a full Summer Reading Program offered for students of all ages at Paw Paw District Library. Be sure to also read the update on the nickname process: the final ranking process takes place next week, June 8-10.
The Daily Update for today (6/3) has been posted to ppps.org. It includes a link to a memo explaining the CREDIT vs. NO CREDIT system being used by the MS and HS levels for final report cards, and it also contains several important updates from the MS on end-of-year procedures.
The Daily Update for today (June 1) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for information on returning materials/equipment to the elementary schools and to Paw Paw HS. Look for additional information for the other schools in the days to come.
The Daily Update for today (June 1) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for information on returning materials/equipment to the elementary schools and to Paw Paw HS. Look for additional information for the others schools in the days to come.
Counselor Corner: Tips to help your student finish the last few weeks of the school year strong and ways to help your student stay academically engaged this summer. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CsAaBP15-Cx4hZ_1nIuiz-Y1PdtXkG60/view?usp=sharing
The Daily Update for today (5/29) has been posted to ppps.org. It has a link to information about the Parade of Seniors being held for the Class of 2020 this evening. Please read the document for important details.
Opportunity for a Coding Camp through MSU: Virtual 4-H Spartan Coding Camp: June 22-25, 2020 Explore the exciting field of computer coding at MSU Extension’s newest premier pre-college program! Whether you have prior computer coding knowledge, or have never even thought about it, you will gain valuable coding skills at this fun STEM summer camp. WHERE: Virtually via Zoom, check out our website for a sample daily schedule. WHO: Youth entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2020. COST: The cost to attend this four-day camp is $320 and includes tech support, post camp support, and program fees. Current Michigan 4-H members receive a $20 discount. MATERIALS REQUIRED: Computer with internet and the ability to do video conferencing (microphone and webcam). REGISTER AND PAY HERE TODAY: https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HSpartanCodingCamp2020Virtual/ Virtual 4-H Spartan Coding Camp campers will enjoy experiences such as: Developing your own tech ideas; designing and coding an application from scratch; and attracting users to your product! Learning the fundamentals of launching a product. Discovering the essentials of web design and development. Practicing coding skills in HTML, CSS, JS, Ruby, Rails and Github. Enhancing your passion for technology and growing real-world skills. Exploring career opportunities available at MSU! After the camp is over, you will continue to learn and practice at your own pace with nearly 60 hours of self-paced online lessons that allow you to further hone your coding skills. 4-H Spartan Coding Camp is offered in collaboration with CodeNow. Check out the website for additional details: https://www.canr.msu.edu/4-h-spartan-coding-camp/index Questions? Contact Christine Miller at MSU Extension at 517-552-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Daily Update for today (5/27) has been posted to ppps.org. Today's update has a link to information about additional food support available to families during the COVID-19 crisis provided by the State of Michigan through the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Daily Update for today (5/26) has been posted to ppps.org. It has a link to the agenda and link for the School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting tonight, and a request from the elementary schools for the return of library books.
Superintendent Rick Reo provided an update on the nickname selection process this morning at ppps.org, and Mr. Reo's update includes a link to a 5/22/2020 memo regarding the progress of the Task Force. It can be found here: https://www.ppps.org/article/252424?org=ppps
The Daily Update for today (5/21) has been posted to ppps.org. Please take note: after today's food distribution from 11-1 at PPHS, the next time food will be distributed is NEXT THURSDAY. There will be no food distribution Monday (May 25), in observance of Memorial Day.
Daily Update has been posted at ppps.org. If you haven't already, please take a look at food distribution information for tomorrow, as there will not be distribution on Memorial Day. Flash drive exchange tomorrow, as well. Tonight, the Roundup for Fall, 2020 Kindergarten at 8 pm.
Daily Update for today (5/19) has been published at ppps.org. It is a shorter, special edition, with information for planning for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Please see info on food and flash drive distribution, and information about Kindergarten Roundup tomorrow at 8 PM.
Information about the Parade of Seniors planned for May 29 can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12N2B6yB-XJr6cKJSJ6_iwV_uXHweJAbhdT0d9bK_ubQ/edit?usp=sharing
Week 5 Counselor Corner: We know between work, school, and family zoom meetings, parents, students, and teachers are spending more time than ever in front of a computer screen. Included are some tips to navigating virtual overload and creating a healthy online routine. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f5Pvdh2EuIGskGfYk3xZIf6tMUS1pVNZ/view?usp=sharing
For the 2020-21 school year, MHSAA has said that any athlete who has a valid 2019-20 physical on file will not need a new physical. Parents will need to complete a new Health Questionnaire and turn it in to the athletic office to be attached to last years’ physical. Here’s a link to the new form: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/healthquestionnaire.pdf Athletes who did not have a physical on file for 2019-20 will still need a physical prior to participating in 2020-21.
The Daily Update for today (May 15) has been posted to ppps.org. Please be sure to note the update on meal distribution for next week Thursday, May 21.
The Daily Update for today (5/14) has been uploaded to ppps.org. Look for information on pickup times and locations for student belongings from MS & HS this evening and tomorrow.
The Daily Update for today (5/12) has been posted to ppps.org. Parents of elementary students: please be sure to look at information on and the form for providing elementary classroom placement feedback for the 2020-21 school year.
Week 4 Counselor Corner: This weeks is all about Parents and Self Care! This is a reminder to take care of yourself during this time as well. Thank you for all you are doing! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vs4mhvaFQb7iFBhZvpU9-fj5miC6DhqF/view?usp=sharing
Locker items will be delivered Wednesday afternoon on afternoon bus routes for students who usually ride buses home. If you don’t ride a bus, plan to pick your items up Thursday from 5-7pm or Friday from 10-12. If you have a bus route, but miss your item delivery, the bag will be brought back to the HS and will be available for the pick-up times.
Teachers at PPHS have established Office Hours for the remainder of the school year. They will be holding office hours for an hour each time, three times per week. One of these hours is in the evening to accommodate schedules. Here is the link to these times: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BGE4pkyGHJy5smX0UkRPJyesQIr4oC2DxukAYfULGEU/edit
The daily update for today (Monday, May 11) has been posted at ppps.org. If you have not already done so, please vote for the Top 3 Nickname submissions for Paw Paw Public Schools by this Thursday at Noon.
The Daily Update for today (5/8) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for details on getting student belongings back next week from all buildings.
The Daily Update for May 7 has been posted to ppps.org. Parents of secondary students looking for extra challenges will find links to online resources, including Khan Academy. Please be sure to vote by Noon tomorrow, and to fill out Mr. Reo's parent survey on at-home learning.
Locker items handed out next week: PM Bus route delivery Wed, May 13 Pick Up at school Thurs, May 14 (5-7pm) or Fri, May 15 (10am-12pm) Students were emailed details. Read them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o8pEVqxEVyDI-u60gVV4SNbfSpHDuVEg0wH1Muehwks/edit?usp=sharing
The Daily Update for today (5/6) has been posted to ppps.org. New information today about athletics/player fees being refunded this week for MS and HS athletes. If you have not yet voted for the TOP 10 nickname submissions, please do so by Noon on Friday.
The Daily Update for today (5/5) has been posted to ppps.org. The PP District Library is inviting parents to a new online parenting group starting this Wednesday to share conversation and strategies for parenting during the pandemic. Info/registration link in the Daily Update.
The Daily Update posted for today (5/4) to ppps.org. Parents, please see invitation from Mr. Reo to participate in survey/forum to provide feedback on at-home learning. Also, details about picking up belongings from elementaries & Cedar Street. MS & HS details are coming soon.
Week 3 Counselor Corner: May is Mental Health Month! This newsletter contains resources for helping your student(s) establish healthy routines and daily schedules, that they may be missing while the school buildings are closed. Don't forget if you need to speak with a counselor our contact information is also listed in these newsletters. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vboqN6iEHz4ea7N2cypaAiK7MiXQX17a/view?usp=sharing
The Daily Update has been posted for today (May 1) to ppps.org. Lots of important new information on the update today, so be sure to take a look. Also, voting has now started for the TOP 10 nicknames submitted to Paw Paw Public Schools. Please be sure to vote.
The Daily Update for today (4/30) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for details about the process for voting for the next Paw Paw Public Schools nickname, which begins at Noon tomorrow, Friday, May 1, and goes for the next week.
Message from Counseling: Seniors, reminder, May 1st is the deadline for Local Scholarships. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1byEkq13GBoimtPhAahj_m3g8WMgno6bjaft4ckCOrl4/edit?usp=sharing
8th Grade Parents, Reminder: Today is the last day for your students to submit schedule requests on Powerschool. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ND3rzavyqK89nRJBuMww6AjWybOulbJy3McW6BUQYDY/edit?usp=sharing
The Daily Update for today (4/28) has been posted to ppps.org. The update reminds anyone interested in participating in the online Community Forum about the PPPS Nickname tonight to register first, and a registration link is provided, along with information about the event.
The Daily Update for today (4/27) has been posted to ppps.org. Please be sure to see a special message for all 8th graders, updates to Learning Plans for the week of 4/27, and information on the Community Forum tomorrow (4/28 @ 6:30 pm) on the process to change the PPPS nickname.
Week 2 Counselor Corner: This newsletter contains office hours, self care resources for adults and students, and google forms to complete if you need to speak with a counselor. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-MKPj76kjV8uAdezdu-ywcWHh4k_qX-C/view?usp=sharing
The Daily Update for today (Friday, 4/24) has been published to ppps.org. It has information on an opportunity for parents to buy technology at a reduced price, and also important updates on the process to select the next Paw Paw Public Schools nickname.
The Daily Update for today (4/23) has been published to ppps.org. It has information on an opportunity for parents to buy technology at a reduced price, and also important updates on the process to select the next Paw Paw Public Schools nickname.
Student leadership in the process to change the PPPS nickname is highlighted in this 4/23 article from The Courier-Leader: http://pawpawcourierleader.com/news-paw-paw-area-news-van-buren-county/pphs-students-lead-task-force-through-mascot-name-change
The Daily Update for today (4/23) has been posted to ppps.org. Look for info from school counselors, tech support for students/families, and an update on the process to replace the Paw Paw PS nickname. The window for making nickname suggestions closes tomorrow (Fri. 4/24) @ Noon.
Reminder: TECH CENTER Application are due THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 24th. A copy must be sent to Mr. Kenyon, this can be a photo of the application. Applications can be found in student emails.
The Daily Update for today (4/22) is up on ppps.org. An important update today is the reminder to all HS-aged students who want to attend Tech Center next year: you must apply, and they are due this Friday! Also, families who need food support: look at those links in the update.
Note from Counseling: Students interested in Applying for the Peer Assisted Leaders (PALs) class, available to 10th - 12th graders, please use the link below. https://forms.gle/h1KkgwuNqtgWxXxP9
8th Grade Parents: It is time for the class of 2024 to register for their high school classes for next year. Below is a document to assist in that process. Registration will be open till April 28th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ND3rzavyqK89nRJBuMww6AjWybOulbJy3McW6BUQYDY/edit?usp=sharing
Paw Paw Counselors from all buildings will be putting out a Weekly Newsletter with resources for our students and their families: Edition 1 below https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QTcwjOpuqOeMqD62EQnvIiqRGlsPjAsfCWzAsiloEP8/edit?usp=sharing
The Daily Update for today (April 21) has been posted to ppps.org. It has information about flash drive exchanges for at-home learning over the next weeks. Please also check school sections on our website (under the SITES tab) for more information/links to learning resources.
The Daily Update has been posted for today (Monday, April 20) to ppps.org. Please look for details regarding device and flash drive pickup, links to new community resources, and a link to the PPPS Continuity of Learning Plan which has been approved by VBISD and sumbitted to MDE.
The next phase of our Continuity of Learning Plan begins tomorrow. Teachers have been hard at work putting together plans for each class and will begin rolling those out to students beginning tomorrow. Students should be checking their email and Google Classroom every day. While a typical school day is 6 hours long, the expectation for at home work is considerably less than that. There may be online class sessions for each class and additional independent work. A reminder that rather than traditional grading, this semester students will be earning credit for classes based on showing proficiency on the essential standards for each class. Many of these standards were already assessed earlier in the semester, and the work that was done prior to closing will be considered when looking at those standards. Additionally, students may earn an A for a class if their work on the standards is exemplary. Teachers will be able to provide additional information about that criteria after this week.
The Daily Update has been posted to ppps.org for today, Thursday, April 16. Please see several new items about the plan for learning to start next week, plus information about picking up devices and/or in-home learning resources (flash drives) for students starting next Monday.
Update from Counseling Office: VAN BUREN TECH APPLICATIONS ARE NOW DUE BY APRIL 24. A digital copy of the application was shared with you earlier in the week. You can copy this, fill it out and share it back to Mr. Kenyon or you can take a picture of your original application and send it to Mr. Kenyon.
Note from the Counseling Office: Tech Center applications were made available to 10th and 11th grade students through their school email. Any student that did not turn in a hard copy before we left school needs to turn in a digital copy to Mr. Kenyon. Students can submit a scanned photo of the original document or type a new application into the Google doc shared with them. Instructions are available in the email.
Today's Daily Update has been posted to ppps.org. We are putting final details in place for our new learning plan and will release important information/details in the next 24 hours. Parents, please help your kids prepare for school/learning activities to begin again on Monday.
The Daily Update has been posted to ppps.org for today (Tuesday, April 14). Please take a moment to read the update about retrieving items from lockers, and the new PPHS feature, The Senior Spotlight, celebrating members of our senior class.
We have been getting quite a few questions about lockers. At this time, we are honoring the governor's Stay Home order, and are not allowing students or parents into the buildings. If your child left a textbook, chromebook, charger, or other item essential for academic work, please email Mrs Southworth (email@example.com) to make an arrangement for her to get that item to you. Thanks for your patience!
Introducing the PPHS Senior Spotlight! Questionnaires were recently sent (via email) to the Class of 2020. Their responses, along with a couple of pictures that they share with us, will be used to build a Spotlight to celebrate each senior. Today we will begin unveiling these spotlights; look for 2-3 spotlights on our social media sites each day over the next few weeks as we shine the light on the members of PPHS Class of 2020. If you have a senior at home, encourage them to complete the questionnaire so we can include them in our series. Thank you in advance!
The Daily Update has been posted to ppps.org for today, April 13. Please look for information about phone calls home to all students this week, and information about the Continuity of Learning Plan that will be communicated out this week, with instruction to begin next week.
The Daily Update has been posted to ppps.org for Friday (4/10). Once again we want to make sure folks who are participating in our meal distribution program see that we are moving the program to Paw Paw High School, starting Monday. Please help us spread the word.
The Daily Update has been posted for today (Thursday, 4/9) to ppps.org. Please see important item about meal distribution, starting next week. Today meals are being distributed at Paw Paw Middle School, but next week distribution will permanently relocate to Paw Paw High School.
The Daily Update has been added to ppps.org for today (Wednesday, 4/8/2020). Please see three new items: plan to contact each student week of 4/13; services for homeless students/families; PPPS working on Continuity of Learning Plan required by Michigan Department of Ed.
The Daily Update has been posted for today (Tuesday, 4/7) on ppps.org. If you haven't taken time to check out the Thought for the Day part of the update yet, please do so today. Special message from the Later Elementary that is worth sharing with all our students and families.
The Daily Update for today (Monday, 4/6) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for information about Kindergarten registration, plus requests from PPMS and PPHS for all students/families to participate in a Home Connectivity Survey.
News release from MHSAA- cancellation of spring sports for this school year. Our hearts break for our spring athletes. https://www.mhsaa.com/News/Press-Releases/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9062/MHSAA-Cancels-Remainder-of-2019-20-Winter-Spring-Seasons
Today's Daily Update (4/03) has been posted to ppps.org. It links to the letter from Superintendent Reo regarding the order to close schools for face-to-face learning for the remainder of the year, and information on how we'll plan to provide instruction for Paw Paw students.
PAW PAW STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY INVITED TO SUBMIT SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW NICKNAME The process for selecting a new nickname for Paw Paw Public Schools kicks off today, April 2, and the 27-student Task Force helping to lead the process is inviting anyone (students, alumni, staff, community members, etc.) with a suggestion, idea, or thought for the next nickname to submit it using our online survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QLWH9HK The survey will be open for suggestions from today until April 24 @ Noon, at which time the submission process will be closed. All serious and respectful nickname submissions will then be put on a ballot, and anyone interested in voting to identify the Top 10 choices will be invited to participate in the voting. Please keep in mind that Paw Paw WILL NOT be changing school colors as part of the process to adopt a new nickname.
The Daily Update for today (April 2) has been posted at ppps.org. In it, please find information on the new order from The State of Michigan closing schools for face-to-face learning for the remainder of the year, and an invitation for all to submit new nickname suggestions.
The April Fool's Day edition of the Daily Update has been posted to ppps.org. As noted in the update, we are all anticipating an announcement from State of Michigan tomorrow on the school year, and Paw Paw Public Schools will be ready to follow the guidance to serve our students.
The Daily Update for today, Tuesday (3/31), has been posted to the ppps.org website. Please look for activities & opportunities for creativity in the PPPS Minecraft challenge for grades 3-12, and the theater activity for students grades Pre-K-2.
The Daily Update has been published for today, Monday (3/30) at ppps.org. The Update has two important reminders: today is a meal service day for students 18-under at Paw Paw Middle School, and for MS students interested in ordering yearbooks: orders are due in the next week.
The Daily Update has been published for today, Monday, March 30. The Daily Update has two important reminders: today is a meal service day for students 18-under at Paw Paw Middle School, and for MS students interested in ordering yearbooks: orders are due in the next week.
The Daily Update has been posted for today, Friday, March 27, in the NEWS section of ppps.org. Parents of our youngest students, please look at the link to The Daily Cafe. Students/community: please read the information on the invitation for nickname suggestions coming next week.
The Daily Update has been posted for today, Thursday, 3/26 at ppps.org in the NEWS section. It reminds residents that today is one of our meal service days, from 11am-1pm behind Paw Paw Middle School. Our next meal service for children 18-under will take place on Monday.
The Daily Update for today, Wednesday, March 25, has been posted to the NEWS section of ppps.org. Look for short notes from principals with resources/reminders. Also look at the list from Bronson on needed supplies that can be dropped off tomorrow from 11-1 at PPMS.
Reminder that the distribution schedule for meals for kids changed this week- meals are not distributed today—> they are available on Monday and Thursday now. See you tomorrow behind the middle school if you’re picking up meals.
The Daily Update for Today (Tuesday, March 24) has been posted at ppps.org in the NEWS section. Please see information about offices being closed in compliance with The State of Michigan "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, and our plan to continue meal service on Mondays & Thursdays.
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR COMMUNITY WRITING PROJECT TO MAY 1 For experienced and budding writers in our students and community members at home during this period of shutdown, we have extended the deadline for submissions to May 1. You can also submit electronically, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow all other guidelines, here: Guidelines for Community Writing.
The Daily Update for Today, Monday, 3/23/2020, has been posted online at ppps.org in the News Section. It includes the update that the Free Meals program for children 18-under will now move to two days per week for pick up and delivery: Monday and Thursday.
Let’s mix things up and have a little fun. March 23-27 At home spirit week: Monday- rep your favorite College Tuesday- Disney day Wednesday- wacky Wednesday Thursday- Sport/ jersey day Friday- Red and White day Share pics with the hashtag #pphsathomespiritweek
Beginning this week, the free meals for all children 18 and under that Paw Paw Schools is offering can be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. behind the middle school. This is a change from last week, reducing our pickup days from three days per week to two days per week. We are still providing seven days' worth of meals between these two pickup days. Those unable to leave their home and pick up meals during the scheduled times are welcome to call their school office to request a no-contact delivery.
The Daily Update has been posted for today, Friday, March 20. Please take note that our offices are generally not open for in-person visits, but business can be done (and arranged) if you call the office of any District building. Phones & voice mails are still being answered.
The Daily Update for March 18, 2020 is now available in the news section at www.ppps.org. There are some important updates/information today, including a change to office hours and the application for students in grades 5-11 to serve on the Nickname Task Force.
Until further notice, PPHS Office Hours will be: Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm. Please call 415-5600 with any questions during that time. Messages will be checked regularly and we will return calls as prompty as possible.
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.
The PPHS Robotics team will have their first competition of the year at St. Joseph High School this weekend. https://firstinmichigan.us/FRC/st-joseph/
Another Local Scholarship: Welch's/ National Grape Cooperative scholarship- for VBCo students who are children/ grandchildren of Welch's employee or National Grape Cooperative member. Offered through Kalamazoo Community Foundation. See Counseling Office for more information.
Two more scholarships: -Gail & Hilda Oster scholarship- for VBCo students going to WMU or U of M studying education, math, or science -Danial & Joeanna Smith Education Scholarship- VBCo student with extra-curricular activities who will pursue a bachelor's degree. See CO for info
Seniors- Here's a scholarship for Paw Paw students through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. David & Barbara Kruse scholarship- for students planning to attend a 2 or 4 year school or technical school, pursuing a career in a technical field See the counseling office for info.
District Band Festival is tomorrow and is being held at PPHS in the PAC. Our High School Concert Band will perform at 3:30 pm and the Honors Band will play at 5:00 pm. Come support these kids and show appreciation for the hard work they put in.
Due to Band Festival traffic tomorrow, parents picking up their HS student near the band doors after school should be prepared to park and have their child walk out to them instead of lining up at the curb. Please be patient as the lots will be full and busy. Thank you!
Seniors- the deadline is approaching soon for the GRBS Perseverance Scholarship. This is a $1000 scholarship that will be awarded to a student who has shown the ability to overcome hardships, whether financial, personal, or family related. Forms are in the counseling office and the deadline to apply is this Friday.
Seniors- have you completed your FAFSA? If not, check out this article for reasons why you should: https://www.fastweb.com/financial-aid/articles/why-should-i-complete-the-fafsa
Athletic Boosters Fundraiser! Save the date! March 7th at Meyer Wood Products. 10% of sales from that day will benefit our athletic programs. Docks, sheds, patio furniture and more!
Please remember that you need a sports physical on file in the office to try out for spring sports. If you are not sure if you have a current one on file, please see Mrs. Martin in the office.
Paw Paw Cinderella Project: Help local High School girls make their prom dreams come true! Sunday, March 15, 2020. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Harvey House Salon. We are accepting donations of gently used gowns, shoes and jewelry leading up to the event date. Questions? Contact: misspawpawscholarshipprogram @gmail.com Donation drop off location: Harvey House Salon, 29063 East Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw, MI 49079
Reminder that parent pick up at the end of the school day is at the west end of the school- near the band doors. For safety purposes, the front lot is reserved for bus pick up at that time. Also, please be courteous of cars that are parked in parking spots and don’t block them in by pulling up behind them.
Competitive cheer parents have organized a fire and police escort for the bus that is taking our team to Regionals. They are asking students, families and community members to be at the main four corners in town at 3pm so we can cheer on our team as they leave town!
Athletic Boosters Fundraiser! Save the date! March 7th at Meyer Wood Products. 10% of sales from that day will benefit our athletics. Docks, sheds, patio furniture and more!
The Paw Paw athletic boosters are having a raffle for U of M season tickets for the 2020 season. Tickets are $10 to enter the raffle. You can purchase them near the concession stand during varsity games or see an athletic booster member.
Anyone interested in playing JV or Varsity baseball this Spring, please stop by the office and sign up. Remember, an updated physical must be on file to try out. NO exceptions. Tryouts will begin around March 9th. More info to come soon regarding tryout dates and times. If you have any questions contact Coach Vanderburg at email@example.com
If you are interested in running track this spring, please sign up in the office. First practice is March 9, 3:45 at the middle school. Please dress for the weather!!!! You will need a current physical on file.
Sign-ups for Ladies' Tennis has begun and there is a sheet in the front office for anyone who is interested. The season will begin on March 9th. More information about times and locations to follow
There will be a short meeting for anyone interested in playing golf this spring, on Tuesday after school in Mr. Nord's room.
Any girls interested in playing soccer this spring, please sign up in the office. Also, there will be a girls soccer meeting after school on Friday in the gym for any and all girls that are interested in playing this year.
There is a sign up sheet in the office for a student spectator bus to Competitive Cheer Regionals in Rockford on Saturday.
Paw Paw Cinderella Project: Help local high school girls' dreams come true this prom season! We are accepting donations of gently used gowns, shoes and jewelry now until March 14. Donation drop off location: Harvey House Salon, 29063 East Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw, MI 49079
NHS is hosting its annual blood drive on February 28th. Students over age 16 are eligible to donate blood. Sign up on the Google Sheet in your email. Students aged 16 will also need to obtain a parental consent form from Mrs. Martinic before they can donate.
Auditions for the PAC-1-ACT Festival will be held 2/24 and 2/25 from 3-6pm. Audition packets are in the high school office. No previous experience necessary. The audition sign-up sheet is posted on the PAC doors. Please sign up before auditions. See Mr. Perkins with questions.