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Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Dress Code

    As the weather gets warmer we would like to remind students and parents of our dress code. 

    A few of the main violations are:

    No holes in jeans above the knee - even with leggings underneath

    No spaghetti straps

    Shorts must be the length of arms and fingertips extended

    No bare midriff - shirt must hit waist when arms are extended up

    No sagging pants

    No inappropriate wording on shirts

    View the PWL Student Handbook for the complete dress code.

    Students who violate the dress code will receive the following consequences: 

    1st Warning - Student will have to change clothes and call their parent.

    2nd Warning - Student will have to change clothes and they will receive lunch detention.  Parent will have to come pick up the offending item of clothing.

    3rd Warning - Student will have to change clothes and they will receive lunch detention.  That offending item of clothing will be kept until the end of the year.Dress Code


    Daily covid Screening

    PARENTS:  Please review the attached documents prior to sending your children to school.

    School Social Worker

    Support is available for you and your families. You can make a free appointment with the mental health professional/ social worker if you are searching for:

    Referrals for basic needs/community mental health support,

    Coping skills/ritual

    Family conflict resolution 

    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. 


    Shawna Pisciotti, LSW,   CSW-Intern 


    SUICIDE HOTLINE                        1-800-273-8255


    SAFE VOICE 833-216-7233

    MOBILE CRISIS 775-688-1670


    PWL on Facebook

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

    Safe Voice

    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.

     Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

    Home of the PANTHERS
    Pau-Wa-Lu Celebrates 25 Years!
    educating 6th - 8th Grade

    REGULAR School Hours are 7:40am - 2:11pm   

    EARLY OUT School Hours are 7:40am - 12:41pm

    OFFICE HOURS are 7:00am - 3:30pm

    Student Enrollment is online.  Click HERE to enroll your student.

    Yearbooks on Sale !!!!



    Don't miss out on purchasing a school yearbook!  Purchase a yearbook online by going to yearbookforever.  The current price is $30.  Prices will go up in May.

    Final Weeks

    Here is a snapshot of what the final weeks of school will look like.


    DHS Cheerleading/Stunt Team Meeting

    Are you interested in becoming a DHS cheerleader or stunt athlete for the 2021-2022 season?  There will be an informational meeting for all interested 8th graders at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20 at Douglas High School: in room 605 .

    PWL Receives Smallwood Grant

    We would like to thank the Smallwood Foundation for awarding PWLMS this grant and we would like to thank our teachers, Jennifer Worthington and Julie Michel, for recognizing our need and writing the grant.  This has truly made a difference for teachers and students in our school.


    Class Registration for 21-22

    Registering for 6th Grade

    PWL Counselors will be on site to talk to 5th graders about registration for 6th grades on the following dates:

    1. MES & GES - Wednesday, April 7th from 9:00 - 10:00AM
    • SES & CCMES - Thursday, April 8th from 2:00 - 3:00PM
    Course Catalogs

    To find our course offerings and a description of our classes,  click on the links below to access our course catalogs:

    6th Grade Course Catalog 

    7th Grade Course Catalog

    8th Grade Course Catalog

    Visit our Registration Page for COURSE APPLICATIONS

    Free Lunch Daily for the        20-21 Schoolyear

    Free Meals

    Week of: April 19-23


    MONDAY, 4/19

    • Regular Day, 1-6

    TUESDAY, 4/20

    • 90 Minute Advisory - MATH MAP
    • Cheer Meeting @ DHS, 5:00pm

    WEDNESDAY, 4/21

    • 90 Minute Advisory - SCIENCE MAP

    THURSDAY, 4/22

    • Regular Day, 1-6
    • Cross Country Championships @ Kahle Park

    FRIDAY, 4/23

    • 90 Minute Advisory - READING MAP

    School Info


    Please read our attendance policy below.


    There are 2 ways to report your child's absence:

    1. Call the school at            775-265-6100

    2. Email Mrs. Walter at kwalter@dcsd.k12.nv. us

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

    See our Attendance Policy

    Picking up a Student

    Please note when picking up a student from school:

    • YOU MUST be listed as a contact in Infinite Campus to pick up a student. 
    • We WILL NOT RELEASE a student to someone who is not listed as a contact in Infinite Campus.
    • You can change your contacts in Infinite Campus by either contacting the office or through your Infinite Campus parent portal.

    This is for the safety of your student

    ~ thank you

    Bell Schedules

    We have several different bell schedules: Regular Day, Early Out, 30 Minute Advisory, and 90 Minute Testing.  Viewing the calendar on this page you will be able to determine which bell day it is.

    You can view the schedules here: Bell Schedules