Incoming 6th Graders


FAQ for Incoming 6th Graders & Families - CLICK HERE

Counselor Google Meet Presentation with Feeder Elementary Schools -

  • This presentation will cover the registration process, “Life at Powell”, and student sample schedules. Presentations will be held with the following schools:
    Highland - March 9th, 1:25 - 2:15 pm
    Hopkins - March 11th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
    Franklin - March 29th, 8:30 - 9:30 am
    Lenski - March 8th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
    Runyon - March 29th, 1:35 - 2:35 pm
    Sandburg - March 18th, 8:45 - 10:00 am
    Twain - March 16th. 1:20 - 2:35 pm
    TOPS - March 19, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Non-Feeder Schools and Out of District  - March 8th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm or March 15th, 8:30 - 9:30.  If neither 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 - 2021 is Virtual on April 1st from 6:00 7:00 pm! 

  • CLICK HERE for the link to join the meeting at 6:00 on April 1st.

  • CLICK HERE for the slideshow presentation.
    This presentation provides an introduction to Powell, covers student registration, scheduling, classes, clubs, and activities.
    A virtual tour will be available to view on the website in April.
    The information we cover during this presentation is the same information that is covered during the presentation with the feeder elementary schools.
    This presentation is designed for all incoming families and students from outside of the district.

Powell Virtual Tour

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

6th Grade Elective Sign-Up Form 

  • Click HERE to access Powell’s electronic Elective Sign Up Form. Families are asked to complete this form with their students. Please complete this form by April 9th.
  • Click HERE to view our 2021-2022 Curriculum Guide.

Math Placement 

  • For in-district students, we will 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 mastered.

Music Instrument Screening  

  • Mr. Eilert, our Band and Orchestra teacher, will help students decide what instrument to play when school starts in August. If you have any questions about Band or Orchestra, please contact deilert[at][dot]us.

Schedule Pick Up Day  

  • August 10th, 9:00 am - Noon and 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Pick up your schedule, take your school picture, and take home your planner.

Pride Day  

  • August 11th, 9:00 - 11:00 am. This is our new student orientation program that pairs 8th Grade Pride Leaders with new students. There are many fun 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 12th, 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  

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

If you have other questions about the 6th-grade transition, please contact counselor Lynn Christensen at lmchristensen or 303-347-7963.