Thursday, Feb 2nd

Thursday, Feb 2nd

The TSA organization is collecting pop tabs to help the Ronald McDonald house. Last year PowellTSA earned second place statewide for collecting the most pop tabs as part of a community service project. Please save your pop tabs and bring them into school. Give them to a TSA member or deliver them to Room 1210. Thank you for your support!

Good luck to our 8th grade boys basketball teams today as they travel to take on the Newton Knights.

Attention 8th grade students planning to attend Heritage next year: Heritage High School is holding its 8th-grade Registration on Tuesday, February 7th at 6 pm in the Theater. Students who are registered to attend Heritage will complete their course requests that evening and be established for fall of 2023.

Yesterday the 7th-grade boy's basketball teams took on Goddard. The A Team used their incredible defense, speed, and handling to get an early jump on the Vikings. Miles Upah lead the team in scoring while Toran Lillis, Ryder Wallace, and Nick Sanderford contributed to shutting down Goddard's offense. The Vikings made some nice stops in the 3rd quarter but the Pumas regrouped and played inspired basketball in the 4th, winning 36 to 24.

The B Team also had a strong showing in their last game of the season. It was clear to see how much they grew during the season, both as individuals and as a unit. True to form, they showed their characteristic toughness as they battled the Vikings. Kaiden Vaughn led the team in scoring but other standouts include Matthew Reynold's presence in the paint, Marshall Pool and Luciano Guevara's stout defense, and Adrian Neville and Gabe Mendoza's smart passing. They never took their foot off the gas pedal and they came away with the win.

Following suit, the C team also played their last game with a lot of intensity. It was clear that there were just not enough minutes in the game to satisfy everyone's hunger to play. Some highlights include Oscar Martland and Ethan Hunt's defense, Frankie Montez's steals, and Christian Flores's toughness. While the team came up a little short in the end, practicing self-control during stressful times, learning what it means to have good sportsmanship, and feeling what it is like to be a part of a team are much more important than any number on the scoreboard.

Thanks to all of the fans who came to came to cheer on the players last night. Unfortunately, the short season has come to an end just when the boys are playing their best ball. Your coaches are very proud of you and are excited about your future in the sport. We will be having an end-of-season party next Wednesday, February 8th, during lunch so please add it to your planners. Finally, please remember to return your clean jersey to Mr. Ennis before the celebration.

Wednesday, Feb 2/1

Wednesday, Feb 2/1

This is a reminder to all 6th graders: Your co-ed basketball season begins after school today. And, good luck to our 7th grade boys basketball teams as they travel to Goddard after school today for their last games of the season!

Attention 8th grade students planning to attend Heritage next year: Heritage High School is holding its 8th-grade Registration on Tuesday, February 7th at 6 pm in the Theater. Students who are registered to attend Heritage will complete their course requests that evening and be established for fall of 2023.

Attention Thespian Troupe or anyone that would like to still join the Thespian Troupe! We are having our meeting today after school on the stage. Please join us for fun, games, and some future planning. Again, that's today from 4- 5pm!

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Boy Pumas on some hard fought games last night at Euclid. While it wasn’t our night, Fletcher Farley led our A team with 7 points, Jackson Waller led the B team with 18 points, and Liam Block led the C team with 6 points. All three teams came up just short, but played with good attitudes and hustle. They travel to Newton tomorrow afternoon. Go Pumas!

Tuesday, Jan 31st

Tuesday, Jan 31st

Good luck to our 8th-grade boys basketball teams today as they travel to take on the Euclid Falcons. And, attention all 6th graders interested in playing basketball, your co-ed season begins tomorrow. Please meet your coaches after school in the gym tomorrow if you’d like to play.

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Adam Thurmond for qualifying for our District Level Spelling Bee. Join me in wishing him well on Wednesday at Newton as he represents Powell. Good luck, Adam!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023,  3:50-5pm - TSA Meeting, Room 1210 for Project Work time. Reminder - this is the FINAL date for early submission events.

Last night the 7th-grade boys' basketball teams took on Newton.
The A team started off with great energy, which was matched by the wonderful Puma fans who came to cheer on the teams. Some whole-team highlights include a very effective press defense, a high throw percentage, and unselfish passing. Individual standouts include Nash McMonigle's speed, defense, and rebounding, Merrick Franks' scoring and playmaking, Jacob Laderer's and Cam Fredricks' abilities to slice through the defense, and Bennett Smith's toughness.
The B team also played a strong game against the Knights. Some highlights include Kaiden Vaughn's steals and fast breaks, Weston Chemalind's point guard play, Sean McNatt's assists, and Brennen Dreiling's defense and perimeter shooting.
The C team showed some growth from their last game, too. Led by Henry Smith at point guard, and Tully Becker, Ethan Hunt, and Keegan Mead on defense, the Pumas played some hard-bitten basketball. The team was helped by scores from Jaxson Mathieson, Jake Archie, Henry Smith, Riley Stearns, and Tully Becker. With so many contributions from everyone on the team, the C team was able to come away with the win.
A final shout-out goes to Mr. Chavers, who unexpectedly had to lace up and ref all three games. Without his efforts, none of the games would have happened. Please join us in thanking Mr. Chavers when you see him today.
The team will play their last game of the season on Wednesday at Goddard. We hope to see you there.

Attention NJHS students - your next mandatory meeting is TOMORROW, Wednesday 2/1, at 9:15 am. See you then.

MathCounts members - your last meeting before our competition is TOMORROW, Wednesday 2/1 after school in Mrs. Donda's room. All students are welcome to join us. Wish our Powell team luck as we compete in the Denver Metro Chapter Competition this weekend. See you then.

Monday, January 30

Monday, January 30


Magic: The Gathering Club will meet today after school. All experience levels, different deck types, and new players are always welcome! We will meet in Mrs. Blake's room, 1068. We hope to see you there!

Hey all you 6th graders interested in learning more about and playing basketball, your co-ed season begins Wednesday, February 1. Please meet your coaches after school in the gym on Wednesday if you’d like to play.

After school today, the 7th-grade boy's basketball teams will be playing Newton at home. We would love a lot of Pumas at the game and would appreciate your support in the stands!

Attention all boys on the A and B teams, please come to room 3063, Mr. Teruel's room, for lunch if you are not working with a teacher. Be sure to bring your lunch.

Hey, 7th graders - do you know what today's date is? In case you don't, it's January 30th. That means tonight is the last chance to register for next year's Washington DC trip. Have the conversations with your family and get yourself signed up to save as much money as possible. Get it done!

Lastly, this is a reminder that there is no 8th grade boys basketball practice today.

Friday, Jan 27th

Friday, Jan 27th

8th grade students - this one is for you. Earn high school graduation credit this Summer by taking driver education. You are eligible to take the 30 hour driver education class at age 14 & 6 months. There are virtual and in person sessions. If you’re interested, go to the LPS website and find the driver education page to check out the dates and register. Be on the lookout for
an amazing scholarship opportunity through Honda.

Attention all Pumas interested in helping with our 1st ever Unified Basketball Team. We are going to have a short informational meeting at 3:05 in Room 1040 and 1041. We will hand out our schedule and important participation forms. We will also talk briefly about expectations. Plan on joining us real quick before heading to your tutorials. If you responded yes to participating on the Google Form then you have an email with all this info. However, anyone is welcome to stop in if they are interested. Check in with Mrs. Thurmond or Ms. Massie with questions.

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for our play Bedtime Stories! The cast list is posted on the back door to the stage, please check it out and pick up a contract if you are in the show. Our first rehearsal is Monday from 4-5:10 pm in the yearbook room.

The next meeting of the Magic: The Gathering Club will be next Monday, January 23. All experience levels, different deck types and new players are always welcome! We will meet in Mrs. Blake's room, 1068. Set your deck, prepare your strategy, and join us for some fun competition!

Last night the energy was high at our 8th grade boys basketball game as played Newton. Charlie Turner dominated the court alongside of Cooper Matney. Tommy Hildahl and Jackson Waller were unstoppable. A and B team unfortunately lost after a tough fight, but C team came back with the help of Kaiden Lopez who committed to stepping up to defend which led to our victory. Way to go Pumas!

Thursday, January 26th

Thursday, January 26th

The TSA organization is collecting pop tabs to help the Ronald McDonald house. Last year PowellTSA earned second place statewide for collecting the most pop tabs as part of a community service project. Please save your pop tabs and bring them into school. Give them to a TSA member or deliver them to Room 1210. Thank you for your support!

8th grade students - this one is for you. Earn high school graduation credit this Summer by taking driver education. You are eligible to take the 30 hour driver education class at age 14 & 6 months. There are virtual and in person sessions. If you’re interested, go to the LPS website and find the driver education page to check out the dates and register. Be on the lookout for
an amazing scholarship opportunity through Honda.

Come support our 8th grade boys basketball teams as they welcome Newton after school today. See you there!

Yesterday was the 7th-grade boy's basketball team's first game of the season vs. Euclid. After a tough first half, the A-Team played some solid basketball in the second half and really turned up the tempo during the 4th quarter. Highlights included great assists by Mereck Franks, tough defense by Miles McMonigle and Cole Troupe, strong point-guard play from Jacob Laderer, and clutch buckets by Miles Upah.

The B-Team also played well vs. the Falcons. Some highlights include Cam Carnes's tight handles, Kaiden Vaughn's formidable defense, and Brennen Dreiling's performance at both ends of the court as he led the team in rebounds and scoring. Because of the entire team's smothering defense, the Puma's held the Falcons to only 14 points and secured a win.

Last night was also a great chance for the C-Team to practice skills and work as a team. Of note were the team's scorers, Milo Bonnema, Reily Stearns, Cayden Whitney, and Caleb Wright. The defense was led by Jaxson Mathieson, Tully Becker, and Christian Flores.

Pumas, please come and support the team this Monday at their only home game as they take on the Newton Knights. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, Jan 25th

Wednesday, Jan 25th

8th grade students - this one is for you. Earn high school graduation credit this Summer by taking driver education. You are eligible to take the 30 hour driver education class at age 14 & 6 months. There are virtual and in person sessions. If you’re interested, go to the LPS website and find the driver education page to check out the dates and register. Be on the lookout for
an amazing scholarship opportunity through Honda.

Last night your 8th grade boys played Options. Everett Blackburn showed strong defense along with Ren Nelson. These two are a true force to be reckoned with. Your Puma's showed strong determination and grit all the way to the end. On Thursday, 8th grade boys play Newton at home. Come out and show your support!

Good luck to our 7th grade boys basketball teams as they travel to Euclid after school today.

We have a second day of Dining for Dollars! All day today the Chook location at University and Orchard is giving 20% back to Powell when you mention our school at checkout. Online orders should use the code SCHOOLS20. See you there!