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, December 1, 2015, at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204. The Building and Contracts Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. The Board will convene in open session at approximately 5:00 p.m. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. Following closed session, the Board will have a brief dinner recess. The open session will reconvene at 7 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).
What: The College Savings Plans of Maryland program has scheduled “Parent Information Night” meetings through March at eight of Baltimore County’s middle schools. The meetings are open to all Baltimore County parents who are considering a college education for their children. When & Where: All meetings (except where noted) will begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations listed below. Wednesday, December 2:
  • Deep Creek Middle School, 1000 S. Marlyn Ave., Essex 21221
  • Pine Grove Middle School, 9200 Old Harford Rd., Parkville 21234
Monday, December 7:
  • Arbutus Middle School, 5525 Shelbourne Rd., Arbutus 21227
Wednesday, December 9:
  • Dumbarton Middle School, 300 Dumbarton Rd., Towson 21212
Thursday, January 14 (6 p.m.):
  • Old Court Middle School, 4627 Old Court Rd., Randallstown 21208
Wednesday, February 10:
  • Hereford Middle School, 712 Corbett Rd., Monkton 21111
Wednesday, March 16:
  • Middle River Middle School, 800 Middle River Rd., Middle River 21220
Tuesday, April 19:
  • Southwest Academy, 6200 Johnnycake Rd., Woodlawn 21207
Background: The College Savings Plans of Maryland offers two 529 plans used to help families save for the future cost of college and reduce future debt. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows participants to lock in tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices and offers the security of a Maryland Legislative Guarantee. The Maryland College Investment Plan offers a variety of different investment portfolios managed by T. Rowe Price. Both plans also offer state and federal tax benefits. The plans’ Parent Information Nights offer information and application materials and are open to anyone interested in saving for a future college education. For more information, contact the program at 1-888-4MD-GRAD or on the Web at www.collegesavingsmd.org..
What: Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will join Principal Linda Miller in a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the renovation of the old Bloomsbury Community Center into a new building for Catonsville Elementary School. When: Monday, November 30, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Where: Former Bloomsbury Community Center / Site of new Catonsville Elementary School 106 Bloomsbury Ave. Catonsville, Maryland 21228 Background: Projected to open for students in August 2016, the newly renovated Catonsville Elementary School is designed to help address capacity issues in areas of Baltimore County’s southwestern communities. The new school will have a seating capacity of 700 students, compared with the current school’s seating capacity of 405.
TOWSON – The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Baltimore County Public Schools its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2015–2016 budget year. BCPS has earned this recognition every fiscal year since FY 2005. The Meritorious Budget Awards (MBA) program promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and enhances school business officials' skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school system budget. After a rigorous review by professional auditors, the award is conferred only on school districts that have met or exceeded the program’s stringent criteria. For the 10th consecutive year, the MBA program is sponsored by Voya Financial, Inc.,™ which is composed of premier retirement, investment and insurance companies serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States. ASBO International, founded in 1910, is a professional organization of 5,000 members that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of education resources. For more information about the MBA award, visit ASBO’s website: www.asbointl.org/MBA.
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