Incoming 6th Graders


FAQ for Incoming 6th Graders & Families - CLICK HERE

Powell Counselors Visit Feeder Elementary Schools - Spring 2023

  • This presentation will cover the registration process, “Life at Powell”, and student sample schedules. Presentations will be held with the following schools:
    • Ford - Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 am
    • Gaskill - Tuesday, March 7, 12:45 pm
    • Hopkins - Monday, March 13th, 8:30 am
    • Sandburg - Thursday, March 16th, 12:45 pm

Incoming 6th Grade Student Visit Dates - Spring 2023

  • 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 18th, 9:30 - 11:00 
    • Gaskill - Thursday, April 20th, 9:30 - 11:00
    • Hopkins & Runyon - Tuesday, April 25th, 9:30 - 11:00 
    • Non-Feeder Schools and Out of District  - April 18th, April 20th, or April 25th, 9:30 - 11:00. 
  • If none of these dates/times works for your student, you will receive the same information during the Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation.

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation - 2023 is Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 pm.  - Click here to view the slide show from this orientation.

Click HERE to view our 2023-2024 Curriculum Guide.


Math Placement 

  • For in-district students, we rely on an internal process for math placement. For out-of-district students, we will base math placement on transcripts, grades, and standardized test scores. We may request a letter of recommendation from your student's 5th-grade teacher to know what skills and concepts they have mastered.


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 23rd 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 4th 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 11th, from 9:00 - noon & 1:00-3:00 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, Aug 14th, 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 15th - 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. 


Digital Citizenship  

  • We encourage you to read this information on teaching responsible technology usage as your child transitions to middle school.