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.

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Sunday, October 26
Baltimore County high school marching bands to participate in 27th annual showcase
What: Marching bands from eight high schools will perform in the Baltimore County Public Schools’ 27th Annual Marching Band Showcase. In addition, the program will feature exhibition performance by the Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. When: 4 p.m., Sunday, October 26 Where: Kevin W. Liles Stadium, Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Dr., Woodlawn 21207 Contact: Karl Stewart, 410.887.4024
Monday, October 27
Powhatan Elementary School stands against bullying and substance abuse with red ribbons
What: Powhatan Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Ceremony Day when students, parents, and community supporters are invited to tie red ribbons on string “fences” outside the school. The ribbons symbolize taking a stand against bullying and substance abuse. When: 9:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27 Where: Powhatan Elementary School, 3300 Kelox Rd., Woodlawn 21207 Contact: Lynnea Johnson or Deborea Montgomery, 410.887.1330
It’s pumpkin decorating time again at Kingsville Elementary School!
What: Kingsville Elementary School will again kick off its annual three-day Pumpkin Decorating Contest to benefit Kids Helping Hopkins. Through Thursday, Oct. 30, faculty and staff will join with students to decorate pumpkins; students will then bid quarters to “vote” for their favorite pumpkin designs. At the conclusion of the contests, some lucky students will win the award-winning pumpkins. When: School hours, Monday, Oct. 27, through Thursday, Oct. 30 Where: Kingsville Elementary School, 7300 Sunshine Ave., Kingsville 21087 Contact: Amy DeNike or Carol Ferris, 410.887.5949
Tree-planting project helps students at Seven Oaks Elementary School improve their school
What: Students from Seven Oaks Elementary School will help to beautify their school through a tree-planting project sponsored by BCPS and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability. The goal of the planting is to increase riparian buffers and forests located on BCPS grounds while engaging students in hands on service-learning projects. The project will relate to the school’s curriculum and will educate and engage students in restoration techniques and practices as they plant a total of 38 trees on school grounds. When: 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27 Where: Seven Oaks Elementary School, 9220 Seven Courts Dr., Perry Hall 21236 Contact: Carol Wingard, 410.887.6257
Central Area Education Advisory Council hosts operating, capital pre-budget public hearing
What: The public has an opportunity to comment on the FY16 operating and capital budgets during this pre-budget public hearing, one of five held this fall throughout Baltimore County. When: 7 p.m., Monday, October 27 Where: Hampton Elementary School, 1115 Charmuth Rd., Lutherville 21093 Contact: Mychael Dickerson, 410.887.5908
Tuesday, October 28
Tree-planting project comes to Villa Cresta Elementary School
What: More than 40 students from Villa Cresta Elementary School will help to beautify their school through a tree-planting project sponsored by BCPS and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability. The goal of the planting is to increase riparian buffers and forests located on BCPS grounds while engaging students in hands on service-learning projects. The project will relate to the school’s curriculum and will educate and engage students in restoration techniques and practices as they plant a total of 38 trees on school grounds. When: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 Where: Villa Cresta Elementary School, 2600 Rader Ave., Parkville 21234 Contact: Kevin Connelly, 410.887.5275
Race for Education to get underway at Pot Spring Elementary School
What: The annual Race for Education at Pot Spring Elementary School will be held for students. When: Please contact the school for details Where: Pot Spring Elementary School, 2410 Springlake Dr., Timonium 21093 Contact: Michelle Doyle or Jane Martin, 410.887.7648
Grades race cross country for fitness and fun at Glenmar Elementary School
What: Glenmar Elementary School will host a Cross Country Race for Grades 3-5 to emphasize fitness and athletic fun. When: 4 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 Where: Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Dr., Middle River 21220 Contact: Jackie Warfield or Mike Parker, 410.887.0127
Reading Night blasts off at Winand Elementary School
What: Winand Elementary School is celebrating space at this year’s Reading Night. The school community is invited to “Explore Space” by eating through the phases of the moon, making straw rockets, and drawing the solar system. Grades 4 and 5 students can challenge their parents to a space-age version of “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” and the school’s Rocket Club and Hubble Space Telescope Club will lead sessions explaining their new research discoveries. When: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 Where: Winand Elementary School, 8301 Scotts Level Rd., Randallstown 21208 Contact: Meghan Covert or Wanda Better-Davis, 410.887.0763
Kenwood High School to host College and Career Fair
What: Kenwood High School’s seventh annual College and Career Fair will feature representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities, trade schools, and military organizations for prospective high school students and their families to meet and discuss opportunities. The event, which will include representatives from colleges including Stevenson University, CCBC, Frostburg State University, York College of Pennsylvania, Coastal Carolina University and ITT Tech, is open to all Baltimore County students and their families. When: 6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 Where: Kenwood High School, 501 Stemmers Run Rd., Middle River 21221 Contact: Kate Smith, 410.887.0153
Wednesday, October 29
Boundary line committee for northwest area elementary school to hold fourth meeting
What: The committee charged with considering where to draw attendance boundary lines for the new northwest area elementary school on Lyons Mill Road in Owings Mills will have its fourth meeting to examine data and options to help relieve enrollment pressures in the area. Individuals who are not on the committee are welcome to attend the meetings to observe the process but not to actively participate. When: 6 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 Where: New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills 21117 Contact: Mychael Dickerson, 410.887.5908
Northeast Area Education Advisory Council hosts operating, capital pre-budget public hearing
What: The public has an opportunity to comment on the FY16 operating and capital budgets during this pre-budget public hearing, one of five held this fall throughout Baltimore County. When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 29 Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., Perry Hall 21236 Contact: Mychael Dickerson, 410.887.5908
“Distracted Driving Awareness” program aims to keep Towson High School drivers safe behind the wheel
What: Towson High School will present “Distracted Driving Awareness” to its juniors and seniors as part of the Kramer Entertainment Agency’s “Save A Life” tour. The program educates students about the dangers of distracted driving through the use of cutting-edge technology, a video display, a live presentation, and two distracted driving simulator units in which students can experience the effects of distracted driving. When: 7:50 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 Where: Towson High School, 69 Cedar Ave., Towson 21286 Contact: Eileen Hardesty or Charlene DiMino, 410.887.3608
Magnet Showcase Event: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
What: As the November 25 application deadline approaches, Baltimore County Public Schools students and their parents interested in learning more about specific magnet programs are invited to attend school-based showcase events. This event will showcase the following magnet programs at Carver Center: Acting, Carpentry Careers, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dance, Design & Production, IT-Computer Science & Interactive Media Production, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music. For additional information about magnet programs in BCPS, the application process, applying online, or how to get an application, please visit www.bcps.org/offices/omp or call 410-887-4127. When: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Rd., Towson 21204 Contact: Karen Steele, 410.887.2775
Students to beautify Victory Villa Elementary School through tree-planting project
What: Students from Victory Villa Elementary School will help to beautify their school through a tree-planting project sponsored by BCPS and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability. The goal of the planting is to increase riparian buffers and forests located on BCPS grounds while engaging students in hands on service-learning projects. The project will relate to the school’s curriculum and will educate and engage students in restoration techniques and practices as they plant a total of 38 trees on school grounds. When: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 Where: Victory Villa Elementary School, 500 Compass Rd., Middle River 21220 Contact: Margaret Roberts, 410.887.0184
Magnet Showcase Event: Deer Park Middle Magnet School
What: As the November 25 application deadline approaches, Baltimore County Public Schools students and their parents interested in learning more about specific magnet programs are invited to attend school-based showcase events. This event will showcase the following magnet programs at Deer Park Middle Magnet: Earth/Space Science, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, and Spanish Language. For additional information about magnet programs in BCPS, the application process, applying online, or how to get an application, please visit www.bcps.org/offices/omp or call 410-887-4127. When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 Where: Deer Park Middle Magnet School, 9830 Winands Rd., Randallstown 21133 Contact: Delores Tedeschi-Butler, 410.887.0726
Thursday, October 30
Lutherville Lab Elementary School to host Monarch Academy as mentor in Green School process
What: Lutherville Lab Elementary School will welcome representatives from the Monarch Academy public charter school in Glen Burnie, Md., who are seeking a mentor partnership centered around recognition in Maryland’s Green Schools program. Lutherville Lab, which recently received its second recertification as a Maryland Green School, has developed a partnership with Monarch to serve as a mentor for the Anne Arundel County school as it pursues Green School status. Students at the schools have shared blogs and Skype conversations about environmental projects, and the Oct. 30 visit will provide an opportunity for staffs from both schools to tour Lutherville Lab and discuss ways both schools can continue caring for the environment. When: 12 noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 Where: Lutherville Laboratory Elementary School, 1700 N. York Rd., Lutherville 21093 Contact: Deidre Austen or Steve Buettner, 410.887.7800
Magnet Showcase Event: Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
What: As the November 25 application deadline approaches, Baltimore County Public Schools students and their parents interested in learning more about specific magnet programs are invited to attend school-based showcase events. This event will showcase the following magnet programs at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School: Environmental & Earth/Space Science, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and World Languages. For additional information about magnet programs in BCPS, the application process, applying online, or how to get an application, please visit www.bcps.org/offices/omp or call 410-887-4127. When: 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 Where: Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, 4300 Bedford Rd., Pikesville 21208 Contact: Gordon Webb, 410.887.6720
Just in time for Halloween! “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” comes to Patapsco High School’s Black Box Theatre
What: This spooky season, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts presents “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” the classic tale about a good doctor, Henry Jekyll, and his dark echo, Edward Hyde, brought to the stage in a fiercely theatrical adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. When: 7 p.m. nightly from Thursday, Oct. 30, through Saturday, Nov. 1, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2 Where: Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, 8100 Wise Ave., Dundalk 21222 Contact: Liberty Grayek or Craig Reed, 410.887.7060
Magnet Showcase Event: Overlea High School
What: As the November 25 application deadline approaches, Baltimore County Public Schools students and their parents interested in learning more about specific magnet programs are invited to attend school-based showcase events. This event will showcase the Overlea High School Academy of Finance. For additional information about magnet programs in BCPS, the application process, applying online, or how to get an application, please visit www.bcps.org/offices/omp or call 410-887-4127. When: 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 Where: Overlea High School, 5401 Kenwood Ave., Baltimore 21206 Contact: Marquis Dwarte, 410.887.5341
Friday, October 31
Milbrook Elementary School celebrates the autumn season
What: Milbrook Elementary School students will celebrate Fall Fun Day during the morning as classes rotate through stations that include making apple prints, creating harvest headbands, making leaf rubbings, and solving puzzles through teamwork. There will be an estimation station filled with a mystery number of acorns as well, and students will participate in learning fall facts as they answer trivia questions. All teachers and support staff are invited to participate in an Autumn Door Decorating Contest. When: Please contact the school for specific times during the morning of Friday, October 31 Where: Milbrook Elementary School, 4300 Crest Heights Rd., Pikesville 21215 Contact: Donald Setzer or Kim O’Connor, 410.887.1225
Ongoing!
Old Court Middle School students have “blind dates” with a good book
What: As an exercise in learning about the discovery and joy of reading, students at Old Court Middle School this month are going on “blind dates” with books they know nothing about – the books are covered by wrapping paper! The “blind dates” are designed to encourage students to read material outside of their usual choices. When: Each school day through the end of October Where: Old Court Middle School, 4627 Old Court Rd., Randallstown 21208 Contact: Consuella Craig or Emily Stellmann, 410.887.0742
What: Marching bands from Dulaney, Milford Mill, Patapsco, Perry Hall, Sparrows Point, Towson, and Woodlawn high schools and the drum line from Loch Raven High School will perform in the Baltimore County Public Schools’ 27th Annual Marching Band Showcase. In addition, the program will feature an exhibition performance by the Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. When: Sunday, October 26, 2014, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Where: Kevin W. Liles Stadium Woodlawn High School 1801 Woodlawn Drive, 21207
TOWSON – As the November 25 application deadline approaches, Baltimore County Public Schools students and their parents interested in learning more about specific magnet programs are invited to attend school-based showcase events. Staff from the BCPS Office of Magnet Programs will be available at the showcase events to answer questions about the magnet application process. Those interested in magnet programs that are not listed below are encouraged to contact the school for information about its magnet programs. For additional information about magnet programs in BCPS, the application process, applying online, or how to get an application, please visit www.bcps.org/offices/omp or call 410-887-4127. All applications must be in the Office of Magnet Programs by 4:30 p.m. on November 25, 2014, or postmarked on or before that date. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL At the elementary level, all applicants who meet the Maryland age-of-entry requirements and are eligible to attend a Baltimore County elementary school are offered placement or placed on a wait list through a centralized lottery process. Parents whose children will turn 5 between September 2, 2015, and October 14, 2015, and who wish to have their children considered for a kindergarten magnet program, must request early admission to kindergarten testing at their zoned school and submit a copy of the request with their magnet application by the November 25, 2014, deadline. Upcoming magnet showcases: Chatsworth School (multi-age grouping) Friday, October 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. 222 New Avenue, 21136 Church Lane Elementary Technology School Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. 3820 Fernside Road, 21133 MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL Upcoming magnet showcases: Deep Creek Middle School (21st Century Digital-Age Learning) Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 6 p.m. 1000 S. Marlyn Avenue, 21221 Assessment information: Applicants must schedule assessment appointments for January 10, 2015, from 9-11 a.m. or January 14, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. Parents must remain on-site during the assessment. Students zoned to attend Deep Creek Middle School do not need to apply or attend the assessment. Deer Park Middle Magnet School (Earth/Space Science, Fine Arts, Mass Communications, Spanish Language) Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 6 p.m. 9830 Winands Road, 21133 Assessment information: Applicants must schedule assessment appointments for January 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (for fine arts and Spanish) or January 17, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (for earth/space science and mass communications). Parents must remain on-site during the assessment. Sudbrook Magnet Middle School (Environmental & Earth/Space Science, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, World Languages) Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 5 p.m. 4300 Bedford Road, 21208 Assessment information: Applicants will be invited to assessment appointments on January 24, 2015, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Parents must remain on-site during the assessment. High school level Upcoming magnet showcases: Chesapeake High School STEM Academy (Academy of Arts, Multimedia & Communications; Academy of Business & Information Technology; Academy of Leadership & Humanities; Academy of Science, Engineering & Mathematics) Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. 1801 Turkey Point Road, 21221 Assessment information: Applicants must schedule assessment appointments for January 29, 2015, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. (for Science, Engineering & Mathematics, Leadership & Humanities) or January 31, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (for Art, Multimedia & Communications; Business & Information Technology). Pre-assessment workshops will be available. George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology (Acting, Carpentry Careers, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dance, Design & Production, IT-Computer Science & Interactive Media Production, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Vocal Music) Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 5 p.m. 938 York Road, 21204 Assessment information: Applicants must schedule assessment appointments for January 10, 2015, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (for Acting, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, IT & Interactive Media Production, Literary Arts) or January 17, 2015, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (for Dance, Design & Production, Visual Arts, Vocal Music). Pre-assessment workshops will be available. Kenwood High School (International Baccalaureate Program, Sports Science Academy) Thursday, November 6, 2014 501 Stemmers Run Road, 21221 Assessment information: Applicants whose last names begin with A-L will be assessed on January 20, 2015. Those will last names beginning with M-S will be assessed on January 22, 2015. No appointments are necessary. Registration will take place from 5 – 5:30 p.m. on both days. Pre-assessment workshops will be available. Overlea High School (Academy of Finance) Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 6 p.m. 5401 Kenwood Avenue, 21206 Assessment information: Applicants must schedule assessment appointments for January 14 or 15, 2015, from 3 – 6 p.m. Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts (Dance, Instrumental Music, Performance Theatre, Technical Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music) Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. 8100 Wise Avenue, 21222 Assessment information: Applicants must schedule assessment appointments for January 17, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (for Instrumental Music, Performance Theatre, Visual Arts & Vocal Music) or January 24, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (for all programs). Pre-assessment workshops will be available. Randallstown High School (Biomedical Technology and Mass Communication) Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 6 p.m. 4000 Offutt Road, 21133 Assessment information: Applicants can take tests on January 20, 2015, for Biomedical Technology and January 21, 2015, for Mass Communications. No appointment is needed. Test registration will be from 5:30 – 6 p.m. for students whose last names begin with A-L and from 6:30 – 7 p.m. for students whose last names begin with M-Z. Sparrows Point Educational Center in Environmental Studies Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 6 p.m. 7400 North Point Road, 21219 Assessment information: Applicants whose last names begin with A-F can take tests on January 10, 2015, and those with last names beginning with M-Z can take tests on January 17, 2015. No appointment is needed. On January 10, test registration will be from 8 – 8:30 a.m. for students whose last names begin with A-F; and from 10 - 10:30 a.m. for last names beginning with G-L. On January 17, test registration will be from 8 – 8:30 a.m. for students whose last names begin with M-S; and from 10-10:30 a.m. for last names beginning with T-Z. Western School of Technology and Environmental Science (Academy of Health Professions, Automotive Science Technology, Business Management & Finance, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Graphic/Print Communications, IT-Computer Science & Networking, Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers) Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. 100 Kenwood Avenue, 21228 Assessment information: Applicants must schedule assessment appointments for January 24, 2015, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
TOWSON – The Maryland Art Education Association has named Beth Thompson of Dundalk Elementary School as State Elementary Art Educator 2014 and Jen McBrien of Parkville High School as State High School Art Educator 2014. In addition to the statewide awards, district-level awards also were presented at the conference. The Baltimore County Public Schools Visual Arts Office recognized “new” teachers who have been teaching in the district for less than five years, “career” teachers who have taught in the school system for 10 years or more, and one retired educator. The new teachers honored were Julia McTighe of Padonia International Elementary School, Joe Citrano of Dumbarton Middle School, and Khalid Ali of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. The career teachers recognized were Stacy Bentley of Oliver Beach and Vincent Farm elementary schools, Sam Georgieff of Cockeysville Middle School, and Rachel Valsing of Towson High School. Jackie Morgan, formerly of Pine Grove Middle School, was named the BCPS retired art educator of the year. “Our BCPS visual arts teachers integrate studio practice and creative expression with art history and critical response to promote greater learning,” said Linda Popp, BCPS visual arts coordinator. “They implement a rich, rigorous visual arts curriculum and facilitate a culture of artistic thinking, learning, creative production, and achievement of excellence. Our teachers are able to bring their deep understanding of the artistic process to their students based on their own personal art experiences. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated visual arts educators in our BCPS family.” The awards were presented on October 17 at the organization’s annual conference held at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md. Throughout the conference day, the following BCPS art educators presented workshops for their peers throughout the state: Noah Belt of Towson High School, Liberty Grayek of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Caitlin Grove of Woodbridge Elementary School, Kate Heuston of Mars Estates Elementary School, Grace Hulse of Fort Garrison Elementary School, Stephanie Jones of Hawthorne Elementary School, Duane Lutsko of New Town High School, Linda McConaughy of Sudbrook Middle Magnet School, Cheryl Milligan of Towson High School, Kate Norris of Deer Park Middle Magnet School, Tracy Skeels of Essex Elementary School, Beth Thompson of Dundalk Elementary School, and Rachel Valsing of Towson High School.
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