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.