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.


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.



  •  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.
TOWSON – The Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204. The Board of Education’s Building and Contracts committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. The full Board will convene in open session at approximately 4:45 p.m. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. Following closed session, the Board will have dinner with members of the Baltimore County Student Councils. The open session will reconvene at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend all open sessions. The school system is committed to accessible communication with its stakeholders. Additionally, all Board of Education meetings are live-streamed and can be viewed on the BCPS Web site (www.bcps.org).
TOWSON, MD. – Yesterday Sharese Acheampong, a 17-year-old senior at New Town High School, won the east central and northeast semifinals of the 2016 National Poetry Out Loud competition and qualified to compete this evening against eight other finalists for a $20,000 prize. Tonight’s national finals, from 7 – 9:15 p.m., are being held at the Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. To watch live, visit here. You can also follow the Poetry Out Loud National Finals on Twitter at @PoetryOutLoud and @NEAarts, #POL16. Poetry Out Loud is a poetry-reading and writing contest sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Acheampong’s original poem “The Morrison House” also is under consideration in a separate poetry-writing contest being held in honor of NEA’s 50thanniversary. To hear an interview with Acheampong on WYPR’s “Maryland Morning” and hear her read “The Morrison House,” click here.
TOWSON, MD — On Monday, May 2, Alyssa Rasmussen, a girls' basketball player at Sparrows Point High School, became one of only two students to receive a 2016 Charles Perry McCormick Scholarship. She is the first Sparrows Point High student to receive this honor. The late Charles Perry McCormick, Sr., founded the McCormick Unsung Heroes program in 1940 to recognize athletes for unselfish team play and to highlight the efforts of those who contribute to the success of their teams without acclaim. In 1969, the scholarship was added to the program in his honor. Each year, one football player and one basketball player are selected to receive the Charles Perry McCormick Scholarship, a college scholarship worth $40,000 for each athlete. This year’s winners were chosen from a total of 108 honorees, representing 69 Baltimore area public, private, parochial, and independent schools. Rasmussen discovered that she was one of this year’s winners at a student-athlete banquet at the Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville. According to Rasmussen’s coach Shanira Hall, Rasmussen is an ever-present source of positivity and energy who gives teammates the spotlight. She helped organize team dinners, a holiday gift exchange, and fun practice sessions that helped boost the team’s dynamic throughout the season. Hall added that “All the young women listen to her because she has gained their respect.” Rasmussen will use her scholarship to attend Stevenson University where she plans to play soccer. Other BCPS scholar-athletes nominated for this year’s scholarship and honored at the banquet as their school’s Unsung Heroes are: Basketball Catonsville High School – Belle Douglas Chesapeake High School – Mavis Moffett Dulaney High School – Imani Halley Dundalk High School – Mackenzie Riddle Eastern Technical High School – Lindsey Green Franklin High School – Sarah Franklin George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology – Brea Sasser Hereford High School – Cori Beck Loch Raven High School – Elizabeth McKinley New Town High School – Paris Thompson Overlea High School – Morgan Marshall-McKinney Parkville High School – Patricia Ayala-Alvarado Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts – Shalom Omo-Osagie Perry Hall High School – Emmani West Pikesville High School – Kayla Briscoe Randallstown High School – Antonia Seward Towson High School – Samantha Chodkowski Western School of Technology & Environmental Science – Maddison Leggette Woodlawn High School – De'Jah Mayberry Football Catonsville High School – Brian Taylor Chesapeake High School – Marcus Weatherspoon Dulaney High School – Demetri Garcia Dundalk High School – Luke Crowe Eastern Technical High School – Michael Rossi Franklin High School – Vincent Heher Hereford High School – Collin Whitney Kenwood High School – Damon Malone, Jr. Lansdowne High School – Denard Bryant Loch Raven High School – Dawuan Jones Milford Mill Academy – Michael Bradley New Town High School – Abdou - Aziz Campbell Overlea High School – Cory Marshall Owings Mills High School – Mark Flemming Parkville High School – Stephen Stokes Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts – Noah Barber Perry Hall High School – Tommy Reed Pikesville High School – Sean Campbell Randallstown High School – Jason Jones Sparrows Point High School – Valentino Travagline Towson High School – Randall Ainsworth Western School of Technology & Environmental Science – Munyaradzi Mangwende Woodlawn High School – Glenn Dennis III
TOWSON, MD — “With dreary, rainy hearts,” the planning committee for Baltimore County Public Schools’ Very Special Arts Festival has announced that the event, scheduled for Thursday, May 5, has been cancelled. More than 2,200 students and 800 adults from 82 Baltimore County public schools were scheduled to participate in the 2016 Very Special Arts Festival. This annual event, coordinated by the BCPS Office of Special Education, is designed to embrace and celebrate all students’ abilities in the arts and involve students who receive special education services and those who do not. The theme for this year was “Let’s Build Possibilitopia!” The event primarily is held outside at the Oregon Ridge Park and Lodge in Cockeysville. The committee reviewed the site and determined that the saturated grounds coupled with the bleak weather forecast for the next few days made it necessary to cancel the event. The committee issued this statement: “We are so very sad and sorry about this. We are, however, Possibilitarians and, as such, we are exploring every option to reschedule the Very Special Arts Festival, if at all possible, for some time in the early fall. We know how disappointing this is for so many people on so many levels. In the spirit of honoring community and collaboration, we will continue to join together to build Possibilitopia in the future. We thank you for your understanding and support.”
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