Middle School


Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Challenge of the Books Competition

Do you love to read? Would you like to join the Challenge of the Books Competition? If so, you should visit the Learning Commons and sign up! Students will read a minimum of three of the titles displayed throughout the school and take a test over the books by December 2, 2022. We will select the students who read the most titles and score the highest on the tests to be on this year’s team. The team will consist of six students and will travel to Basin in January to compete against other schools. Email any questions you have to Denise Catlin.

Backpack Blessings

New Life Church has been graciously sponsoring the Backpack Blessings program at Powell Middle School this year, which began in September. They would like all middle school families to know that they have resources available to help ensure your children have food over the weekends and holidays! Anyone interested in the program should please come in and sign a permission form or indicate your preference on Family ID, and we will get your child on the list. Bags of non-perishable food are discreetly placed in student lockers on the last day of school each week. Please direct any questions to Student Services at (307) 764-6185. This program is sponsored by a different community resource than the elementary schools. Please make sure you sign your younger children up for this program through his or her school.

Fly Fishing Team

Would you like to learn how to fly fish, tie flies, and build a fly rod? The Powell Middle School fly fishing team will meet from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. on October 17 and 24, November 7 and 21, and on December 12 in Coach Hitz’s room 5018. Please contact Mr. Oram via email for more information.

Watch for Opportunities

It is important to encourage your child to seek out opportunities to show kindness. Suggest that your middle grader think of safe ways to assist people who are struggling or lonely. Maybe he’ll make cards or bookmarks for nursing home residents or have a virtual game night with younger cousins who miss seeing friends.

Great Advice

Do you want to raise the odds that your middle school student will actually follow your advice? Get his input. Instead of saying, “Setting your alarm ten minutes earlier will keep you from scrambling to get ready every morning,” try, “I’ve been running late in the mornings, too. What ideas do you think could help us?”

Visit us on Facebook

Powell Middle School’s Facebook page enables you to see what activities are coming up for the week, find out the scores from recent activities, read the newsletter, look at the monthly calendar, look at pictures, and see any other announcements. Visit our Facebook page and like us today!