Incoming 6th Graders


FAQ for Incoming 6th Graders & Families - CLICK HERE

Incoming 6th Grade Student Visit Dates - Spring 2024

  • Students visit Powell for a tour of the building and meet with 8th Grade Pride Leaders to learn about Powell and ask questions.
    • Ford & Sandburg - Tuesday, April 16th, 9:30 - 11:00 
    • Gaskill - Thursday, April 18th, 9:30 - 11:00
    • Hopkins - Tuesday, April 23rd, 9:30 - 11:00 
    • Non-Feeder Schools and Out of District  - April 16th, April 18th, or April 23rd, 9:30 - 11:00. 
  • If none of these dates/times work for your student, you will receive the same information during the Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation.

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation - 2024 is Thursday, April 4th at 6:00 pm.  CLICK HERE to view the slideshow from the orientation.

Click HERE to view our 2024-2025 Curriculum Guide.

Math Placement 

  • For in-district students, we rely on an internal process for math placement. This process includes current placement in that students currently taking 5th grade math will be placed in 6th grade math. Students who have completed all 6th grade math standards as 5th graders will be placed in 6th accelerated math (7th grade content). 
    For out-of-district students, we will base math placement on transcripts, grades, and standardized test scores. Our department manager may reach out to your 5th grade math teacher for more information about content understanding or curriculum if needed.


Performing Arts Department Demonstration Day

  • We are proud to offer a wide variety of performing arts opportunities for students of all experience and ability levels at Powell.  Students from Hopkins and Sandburg Elementary Schools will be visiting Powell on March 21st for performances by current Powell students.  Explanations of instruments and music programs at the middle school level will be shared with students.


Music Instrument Screening  

  • Instrument Screening night is for students to try out instruments to decide which one they would like to play and will take place on April 2nd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Powell. If you have any questions about band or orchestra at Powell please contact David Eilert at deilert[at][dot]us.


Schedule Pick Up Day  

  • Friday, August 9th, from 9:00 - noon & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Come to school to pick up your student's schedule and daily planner.  Your student will also have their school picture taken at this time.


Pride Day  

  • Monday, August 12th, 9:00-11:30. This is our new student orientation program that pairs 8th Grade Pride Leaders with new students. It includes games and activities that take place on the football field designed to orient and begin the process of meeting new students. We encourage all new students to attend. Students have the opportunity to see the Powell Staff and begin to familiarize themselves with the building and the location of their classes.
    8:30 - 11:30 (PRIDE Leaders)
    9:00 - 11:00 (6th grade)
    9:00 - 10:30 (New7th & 8th graders)


First Day of School Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 13th,  8:20 - 10:20 am. 6th graders begin their first day of middle school 2 hours before our 7th and 8th-grade classes.  This affords them an opportunity to navigate the building initially with fewer students.