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    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday: 8:30-4:00
    Phone: (865) 938-9008
    Fax: (865) 947-4357 

Powell Middle Announcements

  • Release of Schedules


    Student schedules will be released on the evening of Thursday, July 25. Please make sure you have your ASPEN/Parent Portal username and password ahead of time. You may call 938-9008 from 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. in order to obtain this information or the secretary will be able to direct you to the appropriate place to find out this information. 

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  • Transportation Questions


    If you need to find your student's bus stop/locations, please click on this link. Bus Stop Locator Link. You will need to enter your address and student grade. Then click on the name of your school to find out the bus number, pick up, and drop off times. 

    The only exception is for students who live within the Parent Responsibility Zone (PRZ) of your zoned school. If the student lives within the PRZ, the parent is responsible for providing transportation. If you need more information about the PRZ or need to request a bus stop not listed, please click on the following link: Bus Stop Request Form and PRZ Information

    If you have a transportation concern, please click on the following link to access the form to file a complaint with Transportation.

    Please remember, that students are not allowed to ride a bus from the middle school to Powell High School, walk home, walk to a nearby business, or ride home in a waiting car at the high school. This results in bus overcrowding and liability issues for school and community members. 

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  • 6th Grade Orientation Day and Panther Picnic


    All 6th graders will report to school on Thursday, August 1 from 8:30- 12:00. Bus transportation is provided. This half day will be for students to tour the building, follow their class schedule, meet teachers and administration, and receive lots of information. 

    The Panther Picnic will be held on Thursday, August 1 from 5:00-7:00. Students and parents are invited to visit/meet teachers and tour the building. We hope you join us as we will have food and drinks for you to enjoy with your entire family!


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  • 7th Grade Immunization Requirements Or New Students to Knox County Schools


    Please click on the link below for new students to Knox County Schools or for children entering 7th grade. These immunizations must be completed and turned in to Powell Middle before a student is enrolled or attends the first day. 

    Children with medical exemptions must provide documentation from their medical provider. Religious exemptions require a signed statement by the parent/guardian that vaccination(s) conflict with their religious tenets or practices.

    If you have any questions, please contact Health Services at (865) 594-3735.

    7th Grade Immunization Requirements

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  • Tax Free Weekend


    Don't forget to access our School Supply Lists to get an idea of what supplies your child will need for this school year. While there may be a few items needed that are not listed, this will be the majority of what supplies are needed. 

    Click on the link below to view the Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday website for an exact list of tax exempt items.

    Tax Free Weekend Information

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  • Summer Office Hours:


    Powell Middle School Office Hours will be each Wednesday- May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, and June 26 as well as July 3 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. If you need to fax the required 7th grade Immunization records, please do so at 865-947-4357 attention to Debbie Hewlett.

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  • Summer Reading Assignments:


    In an effort to constantly improve our students' reading abilities, our 7th and 8th graders have been assigned Summer Reading Assignments. Please click on the links below to access the required information. Books will not be available for loan in the main office. Please visit your local library, Amazon, McKay's, etc.


    Click here for 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment (Required)


    Click here for 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment  (Required)


    Click here for 8th Grade Summer Choice Board (Required)


    Please note, 6th grade does not have an official Summer Reading Assignment. However, we strongly encourage parents to have students read books of their choices throughout the  summer. 

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  • 2019-2020 Supply Lists:


    Important Note:


    Powell Middle School does not allow students to carry any type of backpack from class to class. Students may carry their supplies to/from their lockers in the morning and afternoons and hang the backpack in the locker. However, we only allow a string/cinch bag to be used to carry supplies from class to class. Therefore, all students will need a string/cinch bag, if your child chooses to carry one during the day.


    An updated link to the 2019-2020 Supply lists is located in the margin to the left. Please understand that with new staff additions over the summer, some items will not be known until school is back in session. Teachers will be very accommodating and flexible to allow time for those newer items to be purchased. 


    Finally, in an effort to be more cost-friendly, we have tried to supply individual teacher names with appropriate lists whenever possible. However, please understand that when schedules are released in late July, some schedules might still change for a variety of reasons, which would effect the supply lists.  We truly appreciate your patience and understanding regarding schedules and supply lists. 

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Powell Middle Headlines

  • Family Portal

    Need to check your child's grades? See their schedule? Get Information/syllabus for a certain teacher? Login to Aspen/Parent Portal here. For username or password changes, email helpdesk@knoxschools.org

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