Tonight's school board meeting, a Committee of the Whole work session, will be broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04I3RxzLUHc7e6pAfRsDBQ The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE APPROVAL OF AGENDA PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS Educating in a Pandemic Staff Roles PPPS's 2020-2021 Preparedness Plan ADJOURNMENT
The District Calendar for 2020-21 has been UPDATED. Please note that it's very likely that modifications to events on this calendar will need to take place in response to the "Phase" our section of the state is in relative to COVID-19. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gRGRunN3qmzJuXKLjuhuxQ_pd4dycD0F/view
The PPPS 2020-21 school year calendar is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gRGRunN3qmzJuXKLjuhuxQ_pd4dycD0F/view
The Daily Update for today (6/9) has been posted to ppps.org. Please note that this week is the end of school and the end of the COVID-19 shutdown food distribution program. The summer Meet Up & Eat Up program will launch in a few weeks. Details on materials/technology returns, and GSRP enrollment.
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 (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.
Dear Paw Paw Families, Please click below to read a letter from our Food Service Director. This information is especially important for those experiencing a loss of income related to COV-19. We want our families to be aware of resources they can access. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SwW9ldBByuPfrNldoBI3IYGbfYPt8Liu/view?usp=sharing
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.
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.
REMINDER: Tonight's School Board Meeting will be held virtually. See the posting for information regarding how to remotely attend and participate: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11q2jQIGuG1CWYd83ZkeSRgx4My7TyZZb
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Beginning this week, the free meals for all children 18 and under that Paw Paw Schools is offering can be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. behind the middle school.
A worthwhile read for parents, teachers, and students. Keeping a proper mindset will help us make the very best of the challenging situation we find ourselves in: https://bit.ly/2wiH8Xr
Meal pickup behind the middle school is available until 1:00 today. Free meals for all kids 18 and under. Anyone can pick up. Come on by!
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.
The US Census Bureau has asked schools to remind our families that 2020 Census invitations are in the mail. You can respond today online. https://2020census.gov/en.html?utm_campaign=20200318pmc20s1ccedurs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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.
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
Paw Paw Schools will be closed today, Friday, March 13 as a precautionary measure. Superintendent Reo received information late last night (3/12/2020) stating that a Paw Paw student was recently in contact with someone who is now being tested for the Coronavirus and is awaiting the results. Reo wants to emphasize that there is a high likelihood that the illness is something other than the Coronavirus. But, PPPS decided to err on the side of safety and exercise extreme caution by closing schools today. More detailed information will be sent out to families and staff via email and a School Messenger phone call later this afternoon.
Here is updated information from PPPS for families regarding the Coronavirus: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P-gIeElJydWJy7HTCgaiiGkZiy8STff2/view?usp=sharing
Calling all writers: in our last issue of Pride & Progress, we were excited to announce our call for submissions for a community writing project. Attached, please find guidelines: https://tinyurl.com/wzkn9rt
Please consider offering a donation to this effort in order to put books in the hands of students and improve their reading achievement! The Van Buren ISD and Scholastic Education are teaming up to allow anyone to contribute and direct their donation to a specific school district in the county. The school that raises the greatest amount per child will receive a free book for every child in the school from Scholastic! https://bit.ly/2t5hvHR