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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am very fortunate to work with a fantastic group of people. I want to say thank you to every paraprofessional, my office staff, our ISD colleagues, our food service staff, my office staff, our maintenance and custodial staff, my behavior team, and my teaching staff for creating a fun, challenging, and inspiring place for our kids to learn in and for our staff to work at. Thank you for what you do, and more importantly, thanks for stepping up to the challenge of this school closure. I’m proud to work with each and every one of you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just a reminder that our Continuity of Learning plan begins tomorrow for Paw Paw Public Schools. Our teachers have been working tirelessly to create some purposeful, engaging content that will be posted and available beginning tomorrow, Monday, April 20th. Work will look a little different this time around as we follow the State of Michigan Executive Order that suspended face-to-face learning. We really need your help to communicate to your children that school is not over. They have the same teacher, but their classroom is now at home for the rest of the school year with the same high expectations as always for their best effort on everything that is delivered to them. Work will be distributed weekly by grade level through our website, district app, social media, Schoolmessenger email, and student email. Work will be available first thing Monday morning. For families that do not have a device, we will have chromebooks available for students in kindergarten through 5th grade to sign out on Monday from 11am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm at the Later Elementary front entrance. A parent must be present to sign for the device. Devices are limited, so we need your help by asking that our first round of devices go to families that do not currently have a device at home and for families that have more than two children sharing a device. For families that do not have internet access, we have made a change to reduce the amount of person to person contact that was necessary to create printed packets. Beginning Monday, we will have flash drives available for those families with no internet access. You will need a desktop, laptop, or chromebook to access the content. Again, flash drives are for families with no internet access. The flash drive will have content loaded onto it for all grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Families with flash drives will be able to exchange their flash drive every Monday for new content. This will be the same content that will be available on-line for all other families. Teachers will be conducting virtual class meetings where they will be holding discussions and checking for understanding on essential skills. I am asking for your help to allow and encourage your child to participate in these virtual meetings as much as possible. Students are able to participate in the class meetings by phone if they do not have appropriate access. Teachers will follow up with personal phone calls to complete checks for understanding with students over the phone that were unable to attend virtual class events. This new learning for all of us and I’m sure we will encounter glitches along the way. We are excited to begin Phase II of our Learning Plan and we appreciate your patience, understanding, and support to help us make this plan work. Please watch for additional communication from your child’s teacher over the next several days. Do not hesitate to contact our office at 269-415-5300 for the Early Elementary and 269-415-5400 for the Later Elementary if you have questions or if you need to make arrangements for an alternate time to pick up a device or flash drive. Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement to our staff during this experience. We are, as always, committed to providing the best for your child in a way that protects the safety and health of everyone.
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.
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.
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.
A message from Paw Paw Later Elementary to our students and their families... https://youtu.be/8RunDH3fubE
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.
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.
Cast your vote for our CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE from the final four books in our BATTLE OF THE BOOKS for reading month. Voting is open until midnight tonight! Spread the word!!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCF92VW
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick Question: Where are all of the Little Free Libraries in our community? There is one at the front of the middle school. One across the street from the elementary campus, one in the Vintage Point Neighborhood, and one by the Carnegie Center. Where else do they exist?
Today was a great day for our District as we distributed meals and earning packets. Our goal is to get content into the hands of every family at the later Elementary. We connected with 86% of our families today! The office is open from 9-1 tomorrow if you missed today.
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.
Here's a slide show put together by Miss Frank. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KRlJgX-X92t-hCAwDgA-H55PEB6Lnf9f_rKKeeg1Sb0/edit?usp=sharing
Very busy day at the Later Elementary. I am very proud of the hard work that our staff put in today to creating at-home learning packets for our students. Packets will be posted on our website and available for pick-up on Wednesday from 8:00am-9:00am, 12:00pm-1:00pm, and 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Later Elementary drop off lane. Meals for students will be available from 11:00am-1:00pm on Wednesday as well. Be sure to check our website and social media. You never know who might post a video or read aloud. Reading month will continue with our Battle of the Books. We will post Facebook Live readings of our Elite 8 books and a voting survey afterward to determine our Final Four books. WE WILL DETERMINE A CHAMPION!!!
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
Please be aware that the Later Elementary will be open from 2:00-4:00pm today for families that might have student belongings that they need for the weekend.
Spring Parent Teacher Conference sign ups have gone digital! Please go to http://bit.ly/PPLEMarch2020 or scan the QR code below to sign up.
Is your child missing a jacket, lunch box, snow pants, boots, other items? Lost & Found is pretty full. Please check it by the end of the week before we clear it out.