Sixth-graders welcomed to Pau-Wa-Lu
“When I say panther, you say pride! Panther!”
This was the official kick-off to this year’s sixth-grade orientation at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. The Panther attention signal was a fantastic way for the sixth-graders to show off their enthusiasm for their soon-to-be new school. The seventh-grade Panther Leadership hosted this event which included a full tour of the school along with a grand finale of activities and competitions. Dana Kyle, the leadership teacher, received many comments saying, “This was one of the best orientations Pau-Wa-Lu has hosted.” The seventh-grade leadership students worked together for two months to improve and build upon ideas for this year’s theme; Take a Walk on the Wild Side. During the orientation, they introduced the 6th graders to a few of the programs and activites that they will be able to participate in next year as seventh-graders. One of these activities was the Pau-Wa-Lympics. sixth-graders participated in a relay from this year’s Pa-Wa-Lympics called The Lifesaver Drop. A team from each school’s homeroom competed to run and drop a lifesaver on a string into a roll of toilet paper. The entertainment of the day was the Minute-to-Win-It Oreo Challenge. The goal was to get an Oreo in your mouth from your forehead using only your face muscles. Maya Smith from Diamond Valley won by being the only contestant able to successfully work the Oreo into her mouth. After all the great tips the seventh-graders provided, we hope that sixth-graders are ready to take a walk on the wild side.