OUR VISION

The students at Powhatan Elementary School are high-achieving learners, who leave our school prepared to meet the challenges and high expectations of middle school. All students participate in rigorous curriculum and high quality opportunities for growth. As successful lifelong learners and productive citizens, our students achieve their fullest potential making a positive difference in our school and community.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Powhatan Elementary School is to provide students with a diverse education in a safe and nurturing learning environment that prepares them for post-secondary opportunities. By providing students with authentic and rigorous learning experiences that promote critical thinking, collaboration, engagement, and the use of technology, each child will be prepared for college and/or careers.

 

OUR BELIEFS

  •  ALL children can learn, and it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to ensure that all children meet the standards for learning set by the school, county, and state.
  • We are in the business of learning, not teaching. Failure is not an option. We need to be committed to doing whatever is necessary to help every child succeed.
  • When people work together it benefits both students and staff.
  • Learning should be interactive, engaging and meaningful with real world, authentic connections.
  • Learning should be fun (coming to work should be fun!)
  • All people should be treated with respect at all times.
What: Baltimore County Public Schools is seeking Spanish teachers for its world languages programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Ideal candidates are fluent Spanish speakers who are in Spanish education programs or Spanish foreign language programs, or who are native speakers with bachelor’s degrees. No registration is required, and candidates are asked to bring copies of their resumes. Individuals who have been interviewed by BCPS within the past 12 months need not attend. When: Monday, June 1, 2015, from 4 – 6 p.m. Where: 6901 Charles Street E Building Towson, MD 21204 Background:   To complete the BCPS online application, please visit http://www.bcps.org/jobs/.  For additional information, contact Susan Stansbury, personnel officer, at 410.887.4146 or sstansbury@bcps.org.
What: Baltimore County Public Schools will hold a free, two-day College Application Boot Camp for students in the Class of 2016. During the two days:
  • A representative from a highly-selective college will discuss how admissions decisions are made.
  • English teachers will help students write college essays using both the common application and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) common application.
  • College counselors will provide valuable information about the application process, state scholarships, financial aid, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association process.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend Friday for a parent panel.
Attendance for both days is strongly encouraged. Students interested in participating in the boot camp must RSVP through their Naviance accounts by Friday, June 5, 2015. Students should see their school counselors if they have any questions. When: Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students (Lunch will be provided.) and Friday, June 26, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for students and parents Where: Loch Raven High School 1212 Cowpens Avenue Towson, MD 21286 Background: Offered annually to rising seniors by the school system’s Office of School Counseling, the boot camp provides students with an opportunity to jump-start the college application process. This year’s boot camp will be the third for the school system. Last year, more than 450 students participated.
Tuesday, May 26

Graduation season begins – both live and on TV! – with Randallstown High School seniors
What: Beginning with Randallstown High School at 10 a.m. today, Baltimore County Public Schools begins graduating its Class of 2015. The school system’s high schools and programs will honor graduates with commencement and graduation ceremonies through Thursday, June 4. And for the first time, nearly all the ceremonies will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV via the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 26 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Overlea High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Overlea High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Kenwood High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Kenwood High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Wednesday, May 27

Blue Ribbon “Tour of Excellence” comes to Pine Grove Elementary School
What: Pine Grove Elementary School will celebrate its new status as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School with a “Tour of Excellence” visit from Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery, Baltimore County Board of Education President David Uhlfelder, and other state and local dignitaries. During the visit, the school will receive official designation as a Blue Ribbon School. When: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27 Where: Pine Grove Elementary School, 2701 Summit Ave., Carney 21234 Contact: Jean Wilson, 410.887. 5267
“Under the Sea,” “Inside and Out” among the themes of spring concert at Milbrook Elementary School
What: Student musicians will perform a variety of songs during their 2015 Spring Concert, including Grade 3 students presenting songs related to an “Under the Sea” theme and Grade 4 students performing songs related to an “Inside and Out” theme. Grade 5 students in the band and orchestra will perform three pieces for each group. When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 27 Where: Milbrook Elementary School, 4300 Crest Heights Rd., Pikesville 21215 Contact: Jacklyn Bryant and Amanda McNutt, 410.887.1225
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts graduates its Class of 2015
What: Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 27 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Loch Raven High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Loch Raven High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Dulaney High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Dulaney High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 27 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Thursday, May 28

NASA astronaut and Dulaney High School graduate Reid Wiseman comes home
What: Reid Wiseman, a graduate of Dulaney High School and a NASA astronaut who recently completed a mission to the International Space Station, will conduct two assemblies to discuss his experiences and adventures and present videos and slides regarding his recent mission. The first assembly will be for Dulaney students, while the later assembly will host students from Dulaney’s feeder middle and elementary schools. Students are encouraged to wear school colors and bring signs welcoming Wiseman home, and the astronaut will present to his home schools a shirt he wore while working in the space station. When: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28 Where: Dulaney High School, 255 Padonia Rd., Timonium, 21093 Contact: Lynda Whitlock, 410.887.7633
Reception to be held for 29th Annual High School Art Exhibit
What: A reception will be held to honor high school artists whose work is on display at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery from May 27 – June 3. During the reception, multiple awards will be presented including the Superintendent’s Purchase Award. Regular gallery hours for the exhibition are 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28 Where: Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College, Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson 21286 Contact: Linda Popp, 410.887.4030
Eastern Technical High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Eastern Technical High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Ridge Ruxton School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Ridge Ruxton School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the Charles Street school. When: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28 Where: Ridge Ruxton School, 6916 Charles St., Towson 21204 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Pikesville High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Pikesville High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Perry Hall High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Perry Hall High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 28 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Friday, May 29

Pot Spring Elementary School to recognize, celebrate, and thank its volunteers with special tea
What: Students at Pot Spring Elementary School will honor the school’s volunteers during a special tea to recognize their work this year on behalf of the school and its students. When: 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 29 Where: Pot Spring Elementary School, 2410 Springlake Dr., Timonium 21093 Contact: Michelle Doyle or Jane Martin, 410.887.7648
20th anniversary of Jacksonville Elementary School to be commemorated with time capsule ceremony
What: Jacksonville Elementary School has invited alumni faculty and students to join current community members as the contents of a time capsule from Jacksonville’s first year are revealed and the 20th anniversary of the school’s opening is celebrated. Current students and staff will contribute special items for a new 20th anniversary time capsule. When: 2 p.m. alumni reception followed by 2:30 p.m. time capsule ceremony, Friday, May 29 Where: Jacksonville Elementary School, 3400 Hillendale Heights Rd., Phoenix 21131 Contact: Kathy Epple, 410.887.7880
Woodlawn High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Woodlawn High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 4,024-seat Retriever Activities Center on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 10 a.m., Friday, May 29 Where: Retriever Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Administration Drive, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville 21250 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Lansdowne High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Lansdowne High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 4,024-seat Retriever Activities Center on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 29 Where: Retriever Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Administration Drive, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville 21250 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Catonsville High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Catonsville High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 4,024-seat Retriever Activities Center on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 7 p.m., Friday, May 29 Where: Retriever Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Administration Drive, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville 21250 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Saturday, May 30

Hereford High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Hereford High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 30 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Towson High School graduates its Class of 2015
What: Towson High School will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology graduates its Class of 2015
What: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology will celebrate its graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the 5,200-seat SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live by BCPS-TV and available for viewing on the BCPS Web site at http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When: 7 p.m., Saturday, May 30 Where: SECU Center, Towson University, Auburn Drive, Towson 21252 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
What: Kiera Lane of Sparrows Point High School and Henry Harsel of Dulaney High School will be presented with the 28th Annual Mildred Murray All-Academic Scholar-Athlete Awards and Scholarships during a special ceremony hosted by Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance and former BCPS athletics coordinator Mildred Murray. The $2,500 scholarships are given annually to a female and male senior student-athlete who have maintained a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average for each quarter and have participated in at least two varsity sports. When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 3 p.m. Where: Greenwood Administration Building 6901 Charles Street Towson, Maryland 21204 Background: Lane played varsity field hockey, indoor track and lacrosse and was a senior all-star in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was chosen second team all division in field hockey and second team all county in lacrosse. Ranked second in her class, she has a 4.0 unweighted GPA and plans to attend Shenandoah University. Harsel, a future University of Maryland student, also has a 4.0 unweighted GPA and was a member of the Baltimore County All Academic Team. He played varsity soccer and tennis. His team won the county soccer title and advanced several rounds in state playoffs. He also won at the county level for boys’ tennis doubles.
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