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.
Saturday, March 28
M&T Bank 24 Challenge® Tournament tests math skills of BCPS elementary, middle school students
What: M&T Bank once again sponsors Baltimore County students in Grades 5-8 in the daylong 24 Challenge® Tournament. The annual event pits school teams against one another in a challenge of solving mathematical puzzles involving single-digit and double-digit numbers and integers. When: 9 a.m., Saturday, March 28 Where: Radisson Hotel North Baltimore (formerly North Baltimore or Crowne Plaza), 2400 Greenspring Dr., Timonium 21093 Contact: Jenn Henschen, 410.887.4052
In its second year, Prom Bazaar offers dresses, tips to students
What: Perry Hall High School, in partnership with the AKA sorority, will host its second annual Prom Bazaar, where selected students can receive a free dress, accessories, and prom tips from professional make-up artists, fashion experts, and hairdressers. When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, March 28 Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., Perry Hall 21236 Contact: Kathleen Watkins, 410.887.5108
Sunday, March 29
Dundalk High School to host the second annual Dundalk Challenge 5K
What: Plenty of runners are expected to kick off the second annual Dundalk Challenge 5-kilometer race, which begins at the Community College of Baltimore County–Dundalk and ends at Dundalk High School. The event is an opportunity to learn about and support Dundalk High School and the Dundalk community. All funds raised through registration and sponsorship benefit the school’s PTSA prom after-party fund and other PTSA programs. For more information, please visit www.DundalkChallenge.org. When: 8:30 a.m., Sunday, March 29 Where: CCBC-Dundalk Entrance, 7200 Sollers Point Rd., Dundalk 21222 Contact: Paul Rosenberger, 410.262.5410
Monday, March 30
Sing along with Pinewood Elementary School’s debut production of “On The Radio” musical
What: The Penguin Theatre at Pinewood Elementary School will debut “On The Radio,” a musical production featuring children from Grades 1-5 that takes its audience into KYDZ radio and the musical stylings of Marvelous Mike and Jivin’ Judy as they travel through time via the music of the Depression, World War II, Elvis and the rise of rock and roll, the Beatles, and disco. Tickets are $5 at the door. When: 6 p.m. both Monday, March 30, and Tuesday, March 31 Where: Pinewood Elementary School, 200 Rickswood Rd., Timonium 21093 Contact: Helen Stuart or Franchesca Brown, 410.887.7663
Family Reading Night and Pep Rally to be held at Fort Garrison Elementary School
What: The Fort Garrison Elementary School community will celebrate the love of reading by kicking off with a “Tailgate Dinner” followed by a Family Reading Night Pep Rally. Participants will be able to use technology and reading during interactive sessions, and students and their families can create a family QR code, make a Family Symbaloo, create and share a hilarious story on Padlet, and have “Sticky Fun” by using sticky notes to interact with books to make reading even more meaningful and enjoyable. When: 5:30 – 7:45 p.m., Monday, March 30 Where: Fort Garrison Elementary School, 3310 Woodvalley Dr., Pikesville 21208 Contact: Stacy Crain, 410.887.1203
Tuesday, March 31
“Ooh!” Then “Yum!” Catonsville High School hosts 21st annual Edible Art Show
What: For those seeking to sate both their gustatory and artistic palates, Catonsville High School will host its 21st annual Edible Art Show in – where else? – the school cafeteria. Students and members of the community are invited to submit edible art for judging in the categories of elementary, middle, and high school/community. Entries, which are to be not only creative but 100 percent edible, will be consumed following the judging and awards ceremony. Admission is $1 to support the school’s National Art Honor Society or a canned food item to be donated to the Maryland Food Bank. When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for judging; 7:15 p.m. for awards ceremony; 7:45 for feast, all Tuesday, March 31 Where: Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville 21228 Contact: Windy Spiridigliozzi, 410.887.0808
Riderwood Elementary School to host parent information night detailing educational trends in math and reading
What: Riderwood Elementary School will host a parent information night that will include a presentation on current educational shifts in mathematics and reading as well as break-out sessions on a variety of topics. The BCPS Parentmobile also will be on hand to provide information and publications relating to educational opportunities in BCPS and the region. When: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 Where: Riderwood Elementary School, 1711 Landrake Rd., Towson 21204 Contact: Linda Miller or Kathy DeHart, 410.887.3568
Wednesday, April 1
BCPS superintendent to detail school system progress, next steps for student success at 3rd annual State of the Schools Luncheon
What: BCPS Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance will detail both progress for Baltimore County Public Schools as well as the new ways that BCPS will expand student success and educational opportunities at the system’s third annual State of the Schools luncheon. The event also will feature student performances, art displays, and the voices of BCPS students. The event will be live-streamed at www.stateoftheschools.org. When: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 1 Where: Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., Windsor Mill 21244 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908 or communications@bcps.org
Battle Monument School plans tree-planting event
What: In conjunction with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, Battle Monument School has been given 88 trees to plant on its Dundalk campus as well as installation of a “sensory garden” containing a variety of plants and tree species. The school will have a full-day event beginning with an assembly that will include staff from Marshy Point State Park who will bring several animals for students to learn about and see. Grade 5 students from nearby Charlesmont Elementary School will also assist in the tree planting. When: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 1 Where: Battle Monument School, 7801 E. Collingham Dr., Dundalk 21222 Contact: Jerry Easterly, 410.887.7000
Parkville High School to promote autism awareness with second annual awareness day
What: To observe World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Parkville High School will host its second annual day of activities and pride as the school community seeks to spotlight autism and ways to raise awareness. Students and staff will be encouraged to wear special t-shirts for the day, and the school will sport signage created by the school’s program that supports students on the autism spectrum. The school already has raised more than $1,000 to donate to The Autism Society of Bethesda, Md. When: All day; contact the school for specific event times Where: Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville 21234 Contact: Kelly Reardon or Matthew Ames, 410.887.5284
TOWSON, MD. – Nine students have been recognized for their submissions to the 18th Annual Carver Center Middle School Writing Competition, sponsored and judged by the senior literary arts students at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. The honored students are: Poetry 1st Place: Eleni Angelos, Hereford Middle School, A Pie on the Windowsill; sponsoring teacher: Victoria Vendramin 2nd Place: Pinyu Pearl Hwang, Ridgely Middle School, Pieces of the Sea; sponsoring teacher: Amy Kephart 3rd Place: Cecilia Clara Millan, Hereford Middle School, Cosmos; sponsoring teacher: Katherine Gent Fiction 1st Place: Julia Lowman, Ridgely Middle School, Black Canvas; sponsoring teacher, Stephanie Fanshaw 2nd Place: Destiny C. Jackson, General John Stricker Middle School, Candy; sponsoring teacher: Sarah Paul 3rd Place: Jonathan Roa, Franklin Middle School, I Remember; sponsoring teacher: Deana Munchow Nonfiction 1st Place: Anay Zaveri, Perry Hall Middle School, Hungry Eyes, Grateful Smiles; sponsoring teacher: Landon Friedman 2nd Place: Emily Persinger, Ridgely Middle School, Life of a Vegetarian; sponsoring teacher: Joyce Baron 3rd Place: William Reng, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, The Attractions (and Distractions) of Technology; sponsoring teacher: Katie Field Each submission was adjudicated using a blind scoring system, and winners were selected based on voice, originality, diction, structure, and content. Competition winners will be honored at a ceremony on Monday, April 20, from 6-8 p.m., in the Carver Center’s dining hall. Prizes, provided by the Carver Center Foundation, include Nook e-readers for first place winners and gift cards to Barnes & Noble.
What: The third annual State of the Schools event will feature BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance both celebrating the school system’s progress and detailing the next generation of ways BCPS will deepen and expand the educational experience and opportunities for students. Dr. Dance also will preview some results of the annual Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey and other progress benchmarks. In addition, the luncheon will highlight student voices, performances, and artistic talents throughout the event. State of the Schools is hosted by the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools in conjunction with Achievement/Excellence Sponsor Daly Computers and other business sponsors. The public is invited to watch the event via live-stream at www.stateoftheschools.org. When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 10:45 a.m. Doors open 11:15 a.m. Program begins 1:20 p.m. Keynote by Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance Where: Martins West 6817 Dogwood Road Windsor Mill, MD 21244 Contact: Media are invited and requested to RSVP by Monday, March 30, 2015, to: Office of Communications communications@bcps.org Note for broadcast media: Live shots can be accommodated. Please include with your RSVP if you will be bringing equipment / vehicles for live broadcasting.
TOWSON – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Baltimore County Public Schools to help increase student achievement by providing all students with an effective, equitable digital learning environment. The grant will help support the school system’s S.T.A.T. initiative, which in its first year has begun to provide personalized instruction to children through the blended use of technology in classrooms. It will also support staff development aimed at reducing academic achievement gaps through greater equity and cultural inclusion. “We are pleased and grateful to have the Kellogg Foundation with us on this journey,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. “As visionaries, they understand the importance of addressing not only the technological tools our students need but also the learning environment needed to nourish and prepare our students. By addressing the ways our children can succeed and grow as well as the conditions that inhibit that success and growth, we can ensure a student body prepared for the challenges and competition of the 21st century global marketplace.” Founded in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg as an independent, private foundation, the Kellogg Foundation is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the nation. The Michigan-based foundation is guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive and works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children to realize their full potential in school, work, and life. The foundation’s grant, which runs through October 2017, addresses a primary academic goal of the school system’s Blueprint 2.0 strategic plan to raise the academic bar and close achievement gaps “so that every student will become a globally competitive citizen in an culturally diverse world.”
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