The PPPS Summer Feeding Program starts two weeks from today! The fantastic food service team is busy preparing free, nutritious meals for children throughout the summer. #summerfeedingprogram #endchildhoodhunger
Thanks to Meemic for providing a Samsung tablet to Paw Paw Middle School teacher Andrew Becker. He will put it to good use with students!
At the June meeting of the Board of Education, Paw Paw Middle School math coach and interventionist Beth Covey shared the work of the MS Math Professional Learning Community, introducing board members and those in attendance to the work her team has put into developing a comprehensive MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) program in math for students in grades 6-8. For many board members and attendees it was an introduction to work generated during Wednesday Early Release sessions when teachers collaborate around student data to plan and adjust instruction to better meet the needs of all students. Thank you to Mrs. Covey and the MS Math team for sharing and providing the high quality MTSS program provided to students at Paw Paw Middle School.
Last night at the June meeting of the Paw Paw Public Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Rick Reo introduced the two individuals selected for the 2021-2022 Van Buren County Educational Hero Awards. Board President Brent McNitt helped recognize the recipients by presenting them with their awards. Paw Paw Early Elementary teacher Melissa Shugg was nominated for the award by a parent who wrote in her nomination letter about the extraordinary care, consideration, support, and professionalism her child received from Mrs. Shugg this school year. Paw Paw High School teacher Ben Tomlinson was nominated for the award by a parent who wrote in her nomination letter of the outstanding leadership Mr. Tomlinson provides for the PPHS Robotics Program and the outstanding experiences, mentoring, and outcomes provided to students who participate in the program. Congratulations to both 2021-2022 Paw Paw Public Schools Educational Heroes, and thank you for all the ways you positively impact the lives and experiences of students.
Kudos to the teachers, staff and district administrators who were featured in this insightful article today @mindsitenews, and thank you to journalist Eleanore Catolico for shining a light on the great work that's being done at Paw Paw Public Schools. https://mindsitenews.org/2022/06/08/as-youth-mental-health-crisis-rages-michigan-schools-work-to-bolster-students-sense-of-connection/ #ForceForGood #MentalHealthMatters #BuildTogetherPawPaw
Join us Thursday night to celebrate another fantastic school year with a picnic, music, treats, and books!
Bronson Health is conducting a survey to help identify the most important needs and issues affecting the health of people who live and work in Van Buren County. They would like to hear from you! Please take this Community Health Needs Survey. The survey is offered in both English and Spanish and will stay open through June 11. Your feedback is important! https://bit.ly/3MrD494
Thank you, PPPS families, for your support of Early Release Wednesdays! While today is the last Early Release Wednesday of the school year, please know that our teachers and staff are grateful for having this time set aside each week to work together, share ideas and collaborate on strategies for success. #ProfessionalLearningCommunity #TeamWork #BuildTogetherPawPaw
Your Board of Education wants you to know about the great things they see happening in and around Paw Paw Public Schools! #BuildTogetherPawPaw
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Teacher Tailored Kits were a success last year for the families that purchased them. Supplies might cost a little more than shopping for them on your own, but there is definitely something to be said for the convenience of everything being in a box on your child's desk for open house at the start of our next school year. Ordering info coming soon!
Be sure to spread the word that this Friday, May 13th is Paw Paw Public Schools Senior Citizens' Luncheon at the high school cafeteria!This FREE event begins at 1:15 p.m. and is open to seniors 60 years and older. #BuildTogetherPawPaw
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." Margaret J. Wheatley Thank you to all of the Paw Paw Public Schools Teachers and Staff for making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of all students. We appreciate you! #BuildTogetherPawPaw
Tomorrow is Election Day! Every vote counts, so please make a plan to vote. Help spread the word by sharing this reminder with your family, friends and neighbors. To learn more about the PPPS Bond Proposals, visit www.ppps-bond.com. #BuildTogetherPawPaw
If you have a child entering Kindergarten or Young 5's next fall, then you won't want to miss the "Kindergarten/Young 5's Information Night" on Wednesday, May 11th at 6 p.m. at Paw Paw Early Elementary! Meet other families, the award-winning teachers and staff, and learn about schedules, programs and what forms are required to register. To find out more, call the Early Elementary Office at 269-415-5300, and if you already have the information you need, Kindergarten and Young 5's registration is open online at www.ppps.org.
Mark your calendars for the next Senior Citizens' Luncheon on May 13th at 1:15 p.m. at Paw Paw High School! This FREE event is hosted by Paw Paw Public Schools as a way to show we care about seniors and the valuable contributions they make in the community. All seniors 60 years and older are welcome to attend. #BuildTogetherPawPaw
To all of the superstar administrative professionals at Paw Paw Public Schools and beyond, we could not do what we do without you. THANK YOU! #BuildTogetherPawPaw
With election day just one week away, this is your chance to exercise your constitutional right to vote! #BuildTogetherPawPaw
What does it mean to "Build Together?" Just ask anyone @pphsrobotics and they'll tell you how they treat each other like family, how they spend hundreds of hours working side by side - creating, preparing, testing and perfecting their designs to compete at the highest level. Today, it all paid off! Your friends and family in Paw Paw could not be prouder. Wishing you safe travels and all the best at the FIRST World Championship in Houston! #BuildTogetherPawPaw