EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

 

An Early Childhood Education Center in Paw Paw would house new and existing preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children. The purpose of this center would be to move us closer to our goal of assuring that preschool programs are available to all children in the Paw Paw School District and surrounding area.

Early childhood education helps reduce education equity gaps that exist for children. Children attending these programs have a far better chance of entering Kindergarten on track and ready to learn. Furthermore, having early childhood education programs in place in our district should have a positive impact on school enrollment.

The planned location for an Early Childhood Center would be just north of the Later Elementary School on the Paw Paw Elementary Campus.

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• New Technology
• New Flexible, Modern Furnishings
• New Security Features with Secured Entrances
• Modern Educational Spaces
• Designed for Future Flexibility

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 

 

Early Elementary 

  • Replace roof at flat roof areas and install new insulation. 

  • Install divided cubbies at classrooms without student belonging separation.

  • Replace classroom flooring.

  • Replace classroom furniture with flexible furniture that provides greater variety for improved learning environments.

  • Replace non barrier free compliant door hardware

  • Replace select food service equipment, including hood & fire protection.

  • Replace '87 unit vents with new packaged vertical unit vents.

  • Add lift station to Building Management System.

  • Upgrade Building Management System front end.

  • Add additional electrical circuits to classrooms (2 per classroom).

  • Upgrade paging system.

Later Elementary 

  • Install curb at storm water collection area.

  • Replace roof at flat roof area.

  • Replace select food service equipment, including hood & fire protection.

  • Upgrade Building Management System front end.

  • Upgrade paging system.

  • Replace classroom furniture with flexible furniture that provides greater variety for improved learning environments.

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

 
  • Remove and replace south parking lot asphalt.

  • Replace single pane window systems with thermally broken aluminum and 1" insulated glass storefront systems.

  • Replace gymnasium bleachers with new motorized molded plastic bleacher system.

  • Renovate locker room shower rooms into individual stalls for better privacy.

  • Replace gym air-handling unit.

  • Provide gas shut-off outside of classroom.

  • Replace older horizontal unit vents with vertical unit vents (5 units).

  • Upgrade Building Management System front end.

  • Add additional circuits to classroom spaces. Minimum of 2 circuits per classroom.

  • Replace outdated electrical panels.

  • Upgrade copper structured communications network cabling.

  • Upgrade paging system.

  • Replace select food service equipment. Renovate kitchen and servery.

  • Replace classroom furniture with flexible furniture that provides greater variety for improved learning environments.

HIGH SCHOOL 

 

New Multipurpose Addition: 

Gym space in the high school is at a premium in the winter months, with practices for some high school teams generally running past 9:00 p.m. on most days in order to accommodate all six high school basketball teams (freshman boys/girls, JV boys/girls, and varsity boys/girls). Gym space is not available to the school’s competitive cheer team, which must therefore practice in the cafeteria on a daily basis, which is not always available. Furthermore, seating capacity in the high school gym is not sufficient to accommodate crowds for many MHSAA sanctioned tournaments and other large-scale activities such as regional robotics competitions, thus preventing PPPS from realizing the benefits of hosting such events.

A new indoor multipurpose facility would address these needs, providing floor space equivalent to three full-size basketball courts and enough bleachers to seat 2000 spectators. Adding this facility would provide adequate space for all athletic teams to conduct practices in a reasonable time frame after school. This space would also be available to other programs for activities requiring a large indoor space, including robotics, Science Olympiad, and community trade shows. In addition, a walking track and fitness room will be included to allow for year-round indoor training and fitness opportunities for students, athletes, and community members. 

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New Multipurpose Addition:

• Large Event Space for a Variety of Functions including Robotics, Athletics Competitions, and Assemblies
• New Gymnasium
• Walking Track for Community Use
• Adequate Bleacher Space

 

High School Proposed Projects: 

  • Remove/replace asphalt at Lots 'B', 'G', and 'D' (mill, repave, address sub-base).

  • Replace gymnasium portable wall.

  • Replace gymnasium backboard motors.

  • Repair/replace loading dock at receiving area.

  • Re-key all doors.

  • Re-fire proof stage curtain at P.A.C.

  • Replace classroom furniture with flexible furniture that provides greater variety for improved learning environments.

  • Replace select food service equipment.

  • Provide gas shut-off outside of science classrooms.

  • Upgrade Building Management System front end.

  • Upgrade paging system.

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)/Makerspace classroom renovation.

  • Add secondary entry/exit to improve traffic flow and safety.

  • Additional parking area(s).

  • Construct cafeteria addition: The high school cafeteria is currently too small to accommodate all high school students split among two lunch periods. With three lunch periods, students can be accommodated, but creating a high school master schedule of classes with three lunch periods is very limiting. In previous years, students were scheduled into two lunch periods, and many students sat on the floor in the hallways to eat lunch, which was far less than ideal for safety and sanitary reasons. Moving forward, more space and seating capacity is needed in the cafeteria to properly accommodate our student body.

 

CEDAR STREET COMMUNITY

& FAMILY CENTER 

 
  • Remove playground wood steps/ramp. Install fill soil, grade and provide 5' wide concrete walk from parking to play area.

  • Remove cubbies at corridors and replace with metal lockers.

  • Replace older horizontal unit vents with packaged vertical unit vents.

  • Replace cafeteria and gym air-handling units.

  • Upgrade Building Management System front end.

  • Upgrade paging system.

  • Replace select classroom furniture with flexible furniture that provides greater variety for improved learning environments.

  • Replace select playground equipment.

  • Add parking area(s) and upgrade asphalt.

  • Replace select food service equipment.

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

 
  • Upgrade main entry to meet barrier free requirements.  Replace single pane glass panels.

  • Add equipment to Building Management System.

  • Renovate restrooms.

  • Replace select furniture.

TRANSPORTATION & MAINTENANCE

 
  • Replace boiler and pump

  • Install building management control system

  • Replace unit heaters

  • Replace exhaust system

  • Upgrade compressed air systems

  • Purchase of buses