If you are interested in learning more or providing input about CharacterStrong!, the K-12 SEL program which will is expected to be recommended to the Board of Education for purchase and implementation for the 2023-24 school year, please come to the forum planned for March 28 at 6:30 in the Paw Paw Later Elementary cafeteria.
Today, Youth Motivational Speaker Gabe Salazar connected with PPHS and PPMS teens by delivering a message of hope about making smart choices. He talked about overcoming obstacles and not being afraid to dream big! Parents and the community are invited to attend his high-energy, interactive presentation at 6 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center. When asked what it means to speak to teens in Paw Paw, Salazar said, "Very humbling that somebody would say that there is something that happened in my life that can help them. A lot of people go through hard stuff, but not everybody overcomes, and that's what people like about hearing my stories. They say, 'Hold on, if he can go through alternative school, abandonment and the tragic loss of his father, then what could happen in my life if I choose to overcome?'
In just two days, nationally acclaimed teen expert and motivational speaker Gabe Salazar will deliver his powerful message about teens making positive choices to middle school and high school students in Paw Paw. As PPPS unites with our community to build success, we are also proud to invite parents and the community to a special FREE presentation in the High School's Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.. To encourage parent and community attendance, there will be a drawing to give away prizes and a $200 Walmart Gift Card!
We are now offering tutoring for students on Monday w/ Nacci (SS & ELA), Tuesday w/ Marcelletti (Math & Spanish), and Thursday w/ Breithaupt (Math & Spanish). To sign up students should use the link in the student resources tab of their Chromebook.
PPPS is proud to announce that Gabe Salazar, a nationally recognized teen expert and motivational speaker, will deliver a message of hope about teens making positive choices on Thursday, March 23rd in Paw Paw! In addition to presentations to high school and middle school students, parents and the community are invited to a special presentation at 6 p.m. at the Paw Paw Performing Arts Center. Thanks to a generous grant from the Hispanic Leadership Institute, there will be no admission charge. All are welcome to attend! #positivity #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
United with our community in support of the family of Lt. Ethan Quillen, it was an honor to host his memorial service and see such an outpouring of support at Paw Paw High School on Saturday. #Hero #UltimateSacrifice #buildtogetherpawpaw
Today and tomorrow across Michigan and Paw Paw, including Paw Paw Public Schools, flags will be lowered to half-staff to honor two Michigan firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. On Friday, March 3, flags are lowered in honor of Ricky Hill, and Saturday, March 4, flags are lowered in honor of Paw Paw Firefighter Lt. Ethan Quillen.
Today Paw Paw Later Elementary students who also participate in cub scouts and girl scouts joined Principal Davison outside for morning announcements. For "Words of Wisdom" today, Principal Davison shared the press release about Lt. Quillen from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, then the scouts lowered flag to half-staff per orders and led the school in the pledge of allegiance. All students were asked to pause and reflect tomorrow if they se a flag at half staff and thank Lt. Quillen for the sacrifice he made for all of us in the service of our community.
Due to a snow day, the February PPPS Senior Citizens Luncheon was rescheduled for this Friday at 1:15 p.m. All Paw Paw area senior citizens are invited to attend! Please follow the parking signs. Doors will open at 1 p.m. #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
Help us recognize exceptional actions in support of children with disabilities in our community by nominating an outstanding individual for an Excellence in Education Award to be presented by the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) Parent Action Committee (PAC) at a special ceremony this spring. Go to bit.ly/excelnom for more information and to access the online nomination form. Nominations must be received by March 12, 2023. Questions can be directed to email@example.com and more information about the PAC can be found here: vbisd.org/o/se/page/parent-advisory-committee.
United as a community, Paw Paw Public School District holds our local Fire Department close as we all mourn the loss of a hero. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Good Evening Paw Paw Families, Paw Paw Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 23.
PPPS will exercise an abundance of caution today, Wednesday, February 22, closing buildings for any and all school and community activities and events, including practices. Maintenance and facility crews are adjusting for weather and will treat as possible, but will likely not be able to keep up with the ice accumulation that is forecast, so campus roads, sidewalks, and lots may be icy until treated. All Red Wolves are asked to exercise caution and common sense, to stay safe today, watch the weather, and stay tuned for any updates.
Good Evening Paw Paw Families, Paw Paw Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22. Our current weather forecast predicts an ice storm tomorrow afternoon. While we can't be certain that the forecast will pan out, we are going to err on the side of caution in order to avoid the possibility of having to transport students home tomorrow in treacherous driving conditions. Please stay safe.
Tomorrow is Bus Driver Appreciation Day! Make sure to thank our dedicated drivers for all they do to get students to and from school safely every day. #BuildTogetherPawPaw
The senior citizen luncheon scheduled for Friday, February 17 has been rescheduled to March 3 due to icy road conditions.
Western Michigan Basketball and Paw Paw Middle School would like to invite all families to Western Michigan vs. Ball State Men's Basketball game tomorrow, February 18th at 2:30 pm. Families can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $8 each. We hope to have a great turnout of Paw Paw families and support our Broncos! Purchase tickets using the following link https://wmubroncos.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetGroupList?prc=PAWPAW&caller=PR&linkID=wmu&RDAT=&RSRC=&
Hey, Red Wolves: there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, February 17, due to icy roads. Stay safe tomorrow, and remember it's probably best if you take some time to do a little reading, too!
Paw Paw Middle School Principal Jerry McDaniel, Media Center Clerk Roxann Brouwer, and Asst. Principal Troy Schultz are overjoyed with the latest donation of 128 books! Melody Mahan and her son Zachary Mahan, a 9th-grade student at Paw Paw High School, were happy to donate and see them go to others to enjoy. #kindness #generosity #buildtogetherpawpaw
Western Michigan Basketball and Paw Paw Middle School would like to invite all families to the Western Michigan vs. Ball State Men's Basketball game on Saturday, February 18th at 2:30 pm. Families can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $8 each. We hope to have a great turn out of Paw Paw families and support our Broncos! Purchase tickets using the following link https://wmubroncos.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetGroupList?prc=PAWPAW&caller=PR&linkID=wmu&RDAT=&RSRC=&