Congratulations to PPHS student Creed Rayborn who won first place and $500 in the Kalamazoo Community College/Greater Kalamazoo High School Art and Design Competition! Creed's digital animation entry was hand-drawn, frame-by-frame in 2d animation. #success #artmatters #buildtogetherpawpaw
Dear Santa, I love school so much, but as you know there are some days we don’t have enough bus drivers to cover all our routes, and that’s hard on everyone. As kids, we have lots to worry about these days, so my one wish this year is to have enough bus drivers to take us to and from school every day. That’s where I need your help! Could you pretty please with cinnamon sugar on top help me spread the word to as many people as possible? We need more bus drivers, people like you who care about kids and want them to succeed. Our bus drivers are great people. We just need more of them! Thank you, Santa! Xoxo P.S. I’ll leave some milk and cookies out for you.
The Later Elementary took time on Friday to celebrate the character of Gratitude, introduce the character of empathy, and recognize our students for their accomplishments. Congratulation to our November Citizen of the Month recipients. These students were recognized for their outstanding demonstration of gratitude.
Congratulations to Cora Desmond. Cora won 1st place in the Village of Paw Paw's Creative Writing Contest!
Beginning tomorrow, Paw Paw Middle School is pleased to announce it will open its doors and hallways to the community for indoor walking! Please park on the building's south side and use Entrance "E." Open walking is on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. throughout the school year. Note: indoor walking will be on student instruction days only and will be closed during school breaks, when there is an early dismissal or school cancellation. #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
Please Share! It was recently brought to the attention of PPPS administration that a person(s) illegally dumped brush, shingles, a dismantled shed, among other debris on Paw Paw High School's property sometime last week, likely last Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. If anyone recognizes the materials in these photos, witnessed anything unusual along 30th Street, or knows/suspects the person(s) responsible for dumping these materials, please contact the superintendent's office at 269-415-5200. Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations to our October Citizen of the Month recipients. These students were chosen based on their excellent demonstration of responsibility in their classroom and throughout the building.
All Paw Paw area senior citizens age 60 and older are invited to attend this Friday's Senior Citizens Luncheon! Enjoy lunch and camaraderie with friends while PPPS students showcase their talents, improve their civic engagement and build authentic connections in the community. #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
All PPPS families, staff, students and the community are invited to attend tomorrow's (11/14) Community Connections Open House! To learn more about the exciting things that are happening districtwide, please join us at 6:30 p.m. at Paw Paw High School. No RSVP required, and free child care will be provided on site! Please complete this form in advance to register for child care. https://bit.ly/ppps-open-house
Please join the Class of ‘24 Grad Bash for The Fall Craft Show that will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 10 am - 3 pm and Sunday, November 12th from 10 am - 2 pm at Paw Paw High School. This is a perfect place to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with our 50+ vendors. There will also be a bake sale, concessions and a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to the Class of ‘24 Grad Bash. Please join us for this fun event!
Thank you, Paw Paw families, for your support of Early Release Wednesdays! Here's what's happening behind the scenes: PPPS teachers and staff are engaged in a Professional Learning Community (PLC), where everyone is committed to sharing strategies, working together, challenging each other, and always looking for new opportunities to improve each student's success, well-being, and achievement! #teamwork #professionallearningcommunity
Comedy magician and Paw Paw alum Trino is on tour and making one of his stops at the Later Elementary tonight at 7:00pm. All elementary campus families are invited!
Calling all PPPS families and community members who want to stay well-informed! Make plans to join us next Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. at PPHS to learn about all the exciting things that are happening at Paw Paw Public Schools. All are welcome to attend! Free child care will be provided on site. Please complete this form in advance to register for child care. https://bit.ly/ppps-open-house
Parents or family members who are active duty, reserve, or retired veterans are welcome to join their child for lunch on Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day. Please make sure you have a background check on file or fill one out by the end of day on Wednesday. Please let the office or teacher know if you plan on attending to have the kitchen prepare a lunch for you. Feel free to wear something that identifies your branch of service as well.
This Friday, November 10!
The PPPS Transportation Department sponsored the 2nd annual School Bus Safety Week poster contest for Young 5 to fifth-grade students! Students were invited to design posters around the theme "Safely Booking It To My Destination" with a focus on positive behavior and reading while riding the bus. Seven winners were chosen and each one received a certificate signed by Transportation Director Angela Vasquez, a group photo with several of the bus drivers, A Wendy's Boo Book for 5 free frosties, a bag of candy, and a golden token used to get a book from the school's book vending machine. The student's posters will also be on display at the Elementary schools. This year's winners are : Josie Muir, Bella Rosenbaum, Blake Garland, Carson Byford, Bryn Beach, Zakk Smith, and Piper Silva.
On this past Saturday, the Paw Paw Elementary Run Club members put their training to the test as they raced along a 1-mile or 2-mile loop on the challenging high school cross-country course. The program instilled essential life skills such as discipline, perseverance, and a joy of camaraderie. The club has not only fostered a sense of community within the school but also encouraged students to adopt running as a lifelong pursuit, setting the foundation for a healthier and more active future. The Paw Paw Elementary Run Club is not just about crossing the finish line; it’s about building character and embracing the exhilarating world of running.
Please remember that next Tuesday, October 31st is a half day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:15pm. The businesses in downtown Paw Paw will have safe trick or treating from 3:00-5:00pm with a pet parade at 2:00pm. Be sure to check out the other exciting community events that our school has shared as well!
October is National Fire Prevention Month, and we want to give a huge shout-out to the Paw Paw Fire Department for coming out today to speak to students at Paw Paw Early Elementary about fire safety! #firepreventionmonth #firesafetyweek #stopdropandroll #pawpawfiredepartment #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
That's a wrap on National School Bus Safety Week, but keeping bus safety top-of-mind is a top priority all year long at PPPS! Today's final bus safety topic addresses distractions that can be caused by mobile devices. Be aware, and take care! #ThankYouBusDrivers #studentsafetymatters #buildtogetherpawpaw