Incoming 6th Graders


FAQ for Incoming 6th Graders & Families - CLICK HERE


Elementary Students Visit Powell - Spring 2022

  • This presentation will cover the registration process, “Life at Powell”, and student sample schedules. Presentations will be held with the following schools:
    • Ford & Sandberg - Tuesday, April 19th, 9:30 - 11:00 
    • Twain & Hopkins - Tuesday, April 26th, 9:30 - 11:00 
  • Non-Feeder Schools and Out of District  - April 19th or April 26th, 9:30 - 11:00.  If neither 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 - 2022 is Thursday, April 7th at 6:00 pm. 


Powell Virtual Tour

  • Click HERE for a virtual tour of Powell Middle School. 


6th Grade Elective Sign-Up Form 

  • Powell’s electronic Elective Sign Up Form will be available later this spring. Families are asked to complete this form with their students once it is available. 
  • Click HERE to view our 2022-2023 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.


Music Department Demonstration Day

  • We are proud to offer a wide variety of musical opportunities for students of all experience and ability levels at Powell.  Students from Twain, Hopkins, and Sandberg Elementary Schools will be visiting Powell on March 31st for a concert performance 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 5th 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  

  • Monday, August 15th, 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  

  • Tuesday, August 16th, 9:00-11:00. 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.


First Day of School Orientation

  • August 17th, 8:54 - 10:54 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.