Incoming 7th & 8th Graders

Welcome and we are excited to have your student attend Powell Middle School next year!  Please read the information below carefully and please take part in all activities to help you and your student learn more about our school.    

Music Instrument Screening: Students interested in taking Band or Strings are encouraged to come and try out instruments to find out which instrument they would like to play.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • If your student cannot attend the Instrument Screening night, your student can still sign up for either Band or Strings.  The teacher will help students decide what instrument works well for students during the first couple of days of school in August.
  • For questions contact Mr. Eilert at: deilert[at][dot]us or Mrs. Watkins at: mwatkins[at][dot]us.

Incoming Parent/Student Orientation: Thursday, April 4th, 2019

  • Optional tour of the building, 6:00-6:30pm
  • Presentation in the cafeteria, 6:30-7:30pm. 
  • NOTE:  While this orientation will be tailored to incoming 6th grade families, the information will also be helpful for new 7th and 8th grade students.  Please bring your student, as you will learn about the elective and core classes that we offer at Powell, and you will learn how to register for elective classes.

Incoming Student Visit Dates: Students receive a tour of the Powell building and to meet with 8th Grade Pride Leaders to learn about Powell and ask questions.  No need to RSVP, just show up at the time that works the best for you.

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 9:30-11
  • Thursday, April 18th, 9:30-11
  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 9:30-11
  • Tuesday, April 30th, 9:30-11

Schedule Pick Up and Student Pictures - Tuesday, August 13th, 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:00.  Students must have pictures taken for their student IDs and they are required to have their student ID to board the bus. 

Pride Day - Thursday, August 15th, 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. 

Link to the 7th Grade Elective Registration Card for New Students

Link to the 8th Grade Elective Registration Card for New Students