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Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Panther Farewell

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    Pass/Fail Appeal Form

    If you would like to appeal the pass/fail grade being given for all classes and would rather have a letter grade, click the link to the appeal form below. 

    Appeals are due by May 27th.


    Important Information

    Parents Guide to Google Classroom

    Google Classroom


    PWL on Facebook

    Join us on Facebook!  Click on the button below to see what's happening.

    Breakfast & Lunch Available for Pickup 

    You may pick up breakfast and lunch for your student Monday - Friday at the following school locations between the hours of 9-11am.Food Service Available


    In partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the SafeVoice program provides students a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others. A fully trained professional team of experts responds in an appropriate manner 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous.

    Cash Back

    Support our school by signing up at your local store when you check out and a percentage of what you spend will be sent to the school!  It is that easy.  Participating stores include:

    • Grocery Outlet
    • Smith's 
    • Target

    BoxTops for Education

    Yes - schools still collect these valuable items.  They are 10 cents for each box top! 

    There is an exciting new way to collect these instead of clipping them - you can download an app to scan your receipt and add to your schools earnings online! 

    For more information see or click the button below.


    8th Grade Promotion

    Click the link below to watch the 8th Grade Promotion video for

    Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School this year.

    Thank you, 8th graders for a great three years!

    8th Grade Promotion Video

    Congratulations 8th Grade Class!
    Promotion Program
    View the Promotion Program

    To view the program click on the links below:

    Promotion Program Pages 1 & 4

    Promotion Program Pages 2 & 3

    rETURN mATERIALS pROCESS & Yearbook distribution


    Hello Pau-Wa-Lu Families,

    This letter is to provide you with information on the return process for student materials.  We will be having our student material drop off next week, June 1-4, at PWL.  This will be your opportunity to drop off your chromebooks, chromebook chargers, textbooks, library books, work packets, novels, instruments, and other miscellaneous items.  Please remove the cover from your chromebook.  

    This is also your opportunity to pick up your student's yearbook. You MUST turn in your chromebook to receive your yearbook.   You may purchase a yearbook at this time if you haven't already.  Yearbooks will be $30. CASH (exact change) OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE.  

    We will be asking families to drive up to the curb (like you are dropping off a student) where there will be 4 tables.  We will ask you to wait in your car until a table or spot opens up.  When a table opens up you will drive up to that table, get out of your car with your students materials, and place those items on the table.  PWL staff will then take care of those items and give you a yearbook if you have purchased one (upon chromebook return).  

    Below is a schedule that we ask you follow so as to expedite the process as much as possible.  It is broken down into time slots by alphabet.  Please review this prior to coming to the school.  There are a couple of important notes. If you cannot make your allocated time slot,  please come at your convenience.  This is just a guideline.  You can also call the school to make arrangements if you need to.  If you have two students you do not need to come two separate days.

    • You must wear a face covering

    • You may NOT leave your vehicle other than to put materials on the table

    • Each item you are returning (books, etc.) must have your full name and your teacher’s full name on a piece of paper tucked inside the front cover or attached somehow to the item.  Please do this prior to your assigned time.  We will not have pens and paper available.

    SCHEDULE for GRADES/DAYS:  by last name alpha

    6th Grade - Monday, June 1 (see below for time)

    7th Grade - Tuesday, June 2 (see below for time)

    8th Grade - Wednesday, June 3 (see below for time)

    All Grades/Later Time - Thursday, June 4 (2-6pm)


    • Last Name A - C    8:00 - 9:00

    • Last Name D - H    9:00 - 10:00

    • Last Name I - M     10:00 - 11:00

    • Last Name N - R    12:00 - 1:00

    • Last Name S - Z      1:00 - 2:00

    If you cannot make it at your specific time slot please come at another time that works for you but please try to stick to your specific grade level day if possible or come on Thursday.   If any of these times do not work for you please call the school at 775-265-6100 x.2605, and we can make any arrangements necessary.  

    For everyone’s safety, we ask that you follow the instructions of the PWL staff.  Thank you.

    PWLMS Students & Staff

    To the PWL family ~ WE MISS YOU!

    We hope that this video brings a smile to your face and brings back some good memories of this past school year.  

    Registration Is here!

    5th to 6th Grade Registration

    6th Grade Course Catalog and Registration

    7th & 8th Grade Registration

    Loom Registration Video

    The 7th & 8th Course Catalogs are available on the website under Class Registration 20-21. Choose this tab from the menu bar with the 3 lines at the top of the page on the right hand side.

    School Closure Updates

    May 13, 2020

    Good Afternoon Panther Families-
    This is Mr. Olguin with your Daily Update during the school closure.
    The following are a few things to keep in mind: 

    1. As you are aware the school calendar has been adjusted and schools will continue with the Distance Learning process until Friday, May 29. During this time minimal staff will be on site to assist families, please call (775)-265-6100 if you have questions or concerns.
    2. Teachers will continue their digital office hours from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. The best way to contact the teacher will be through email.  If you are unable to contact your teacher via email, please call (775)-265-6100.
    3. Douglas County School District will be issuing second semester credit toward Promotion from middle school.  It is important that every student make every effort to participate and complete assigned work.  Students choosing not to participate and complete work will not receive credit for those classes and run the risk of potential retention in their current grade level.
    4. We will be sending out information regarding the return of Chromebooks, Packets, Textbooks, Instruments, etc. so please look to the website and/or I/C for that information.

    Free Student meals will continue to be available for pickup each week on Mon./Wed.//Fri. from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the back of the Cafetorium.

    And finally, we will answer question we have been receiving regarding Yearbooks, student medication kept on site, Student belongings still in P.E. lockers as well as work packet for the last weeks of school for those students without access to the internet.

    Mr. Olguin, Principal


    Click on the link below to hear a messages from our counselors.

    YouTube Video

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    We educate students from 6th-8th Grade

    pau-wa-lu celebrates 25 years


    SCHOOL HOURS:  7:40 - 2:06

    Lunch 6th & 7th:  10:38 - 11:08

    Lunch 8th:  12:07 - 12:37

    LATE START:  9:10 - 2:06

    Lunch 6th & 7th: 11:24 - 11:54

    Lunch 8th:  12:30 - 1:00

    TUTORING:  2:10 - 2:50

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 


    Employment opportunity

    Substitute Bus Drivers Needed!

    Sub Bus Drivers Needed

    Available Resources

    Social Worker Support

    Support from our school Social Workers is available for you and your families. Click on the link below to make a free appointment with Ms. Pisciotti or Ms. Moreno:

    Shawna Pisciotti MSW, LSW 


    Alisa Moreno MSW, LSW


    Social Workers can help support you and your family with:

    • coping skills/ritual
    • family conflict resolution
    • mental health support 
    • mindfulness
    • referrals for basic needs/community mental health support

    Appointments must be made with at least 24 hours advance notice. Once you book your appointment, the mental health professional will contact you with a link to google meet or a phone number, and confirm your appointment. 
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    There are 2 ways to report your child's absence:

    1. Call the school at            775-265-6100
    2. Email Mrs. Walter at

    Parents/guardians have three (3) days to report an absence before it turns into  a truancy. 

    See our Attendance Policy below.


    Picking up a Student

    Please note when picking up a student from school:

    • we will ask you for ID
    • you must be listed as a contact in Infinite Campus or we will not release the student to you

    You can change your contacts by either contacting the office or through your Infinite Campus parent portal.

    This is for the safety of our students ~ thank you.

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