Your Board of Education wants you to know about the great things they see happening in and around Paw Paw Public Schools! #pawpawpride
A new POP story collaboration between PPPS and the Paw Paw Police Department, partners in student safety: https://youtu.be/DoqNYeokR_I
Sorry for the late notice due to unforeseen circumstances our elementary frog run will be cancelled this afternoon.
Thank you to all who donated to the PPMS annual food drive! Mr. George and students in the Leo's Club are gathering and sorting food to donate to families in need. Like the Lions Club, students in the Leo's Club spearhead service projects that benefit the local community. #serve
The ties that bind Paw Paw are strong! We're in awe at everyday heroes like Tracy Markillie, hardlines team lead at Walmart Supercenter, who show up with a cartful of binders to generously donate to PPHS. Thank you, Walmart of Paw Paw! #pawpawproud #walmart
Please remember to pick up the poinsettias' that were ordered from 4-6:30 in the front to the MS.
On December 6, 2021 @ 7 p.m. the Parent Chat program will return, an open online meeting for parents and others interested in Paw Paw Public Schools programs and services. The focus of this meeting will be Social Emotional Learning (SEL): what it is and how PPPS uses SEL strategies and resources to support students across the District. The meeting will be held on the Zoom platform, and parents can join through this link: https://bit.ly/3FKzD9p. Prizes (gift cards) will be raffled as part of the program, and everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing to win one. Please contact Curriculum Director Corey Harbaugh for more information at email@example.com or (269) 415-5211.
You have until 5 pm today to participate in the Community Input Survey for Paw Paw Public Schools! Whether you have kids in school or not, we would love to hear from you. #YourInputMatters https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPPSCommunityInput2021
If you're looking for a rewarding and flexible career, then be sure to attend tomorrow's Bus Driver Recruitment Event! Hosted by PPPS and Hoekstra Transportation, we put you in the driver's seat. Enjoy refreshments, test drive a bus, register for a 55" TV and more! #WeNeedDrivers
Just a reminder that our PTO Poinsettia Sale ends Friday, November 19th. All pre-order payments must be returned to students' TCB teacher. Thank you for your support!
It's that time again! Please encourage your student to check Lost & Found outside of the cafeteria. We will be donating all unclaimed items on Tuesday, 11/24.
Your Board of Education wants you to know about the great things that they see happening in and around Paw Paw Public Schools! #PawPawPride
If you haven't already done so, please complete the Community Input Survey for Paw Paw Public Schools before November 19th. Thank you! #YourInputMatters
Please read the following important information (also sent as an email to all parents of PPMS students) from Superintendent Reo and Mr. McDaniel: Dear Paw Paw Middle School Families, I hope that you received and were able to review the email I sent last Wednesday with the district’s Covid Update. Since that email was sent, in the Middle School alone, we have had seven new positive cases of Covid and multiple instances of Covid spread. Additionally, 60 students were identified as close contacts to positive cases in the Middle School last week and recommended for quarantine. As an additional step in our Action Plan to stop the spread of Covid and keep students in school, beginning on Monday (11/8) we will require all students, staff members, and visitors in the Middle School to wear masks while indoors. This is a temporary mask mandate that we will keep in effect until after Thanksgiving. I ask for your support as we strengthen our Action Plan to keep students in school and in a safe environment. I recognize that opinions on masking are wide-ranging, and as a district we have only recommended masks up to this point in 2021-22 but avoided a requirement. But our Covid data from the past week indicates that we need to do more to stop the spread in our buildings at this time. Please be sure to send your child to school with a properly-fitting mask each day beginning on Monday. Those without a mask will be provided with a surgical mask when they enter the building. Mr. McDaniel and I will do our best to keep you informed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. **Please note: We first considered a masking mandate in individual classrooms rather than building-wide, but this was not a viable option because students are not cohorted, which means students regularly mix with others (including teachers who teach multiple grade levels), increasing the possibility of contact and spread.
Don't forget to vote tomorrow! #YourVoteMatters
Election Day is right around the corner, and Paw Paw Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal is on the ballot. Voters will be asked to consider a ballot proposal that would renew Paw Paw Public Schools Current Operating Millage rate of 18 mills for a period of 10 years. There is no cost on primary residences. This millage applies only to non-homestead properties such as rental homes, commercial property, businesses, and vacation homes. It will impose no new taxes. Holding this millage rate steady for the next 10 years will ensure that all students have access to opportunities that will prepare them for college, trade schools, the workforce and beyond! For questions regarding the November 2, 2021 Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal, please call the District Administration Office at 269-415-5200 or visit www.ppps.org
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." General Colin Powell. As students at Paw Paw High School and all schools begin their day, may their preparation and hard work lead to an equally bright future! By Presidential Proclamation, the flag of the United States of America shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 22, 2021 to honor the life of General Powell. #Patriot #lifeofservice
All 8th Grade students in Mrs. VanderMolen's 1st Hour ELA passed their Unit 1 Assessment and celebrated with a parade! Way to go!
The IRS is reaching out to America's school districts to help spread the word about the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit payments, which could be up to $1800 per qualifying child. These payments are made automatically to taxpayers who qualified on their 2020 tax return. Current outreach efforts are focused on low-income families who may not be required to file tax returns. In order to receive this credit, non-filing families will need to act by using the online IRS Non-filer sign up tool no later than October 15, 2021. For more information, visit www.IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021
Happy Birthday to PPPS "SUPER" intendent Rick Reo!