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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Saturday, September 20
African-American Cultural Festival has BCPS flavor
What: The 18th Annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival will feature a presentation of scholarships to five 2014 Baltimore County Public Schools graduates and performances from the Milford Mill Academy Concert Chorale. In addition, the BCPS Parentmobile will be at the festival to provide information about Baltimore County's public schools. When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, September 20. The scholarship presentations, which feature BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance, will take place at about 1 p.m. Where: Towson Courthouse, Patriots Plaza, 400 Washington Ave., Towson 21204 Contact: http://aaculturalfestival.com/2014/index.html
Old Bay Festival, BCPS celebrate the "flavor of Maryland"
What: Benefitting the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, the Old Bay Festival will celebrate the "flavor of Maryland" with live music from Cara Kelly and The Tell Tale and other entertainment, a kids' play zone, food and beverage concessions with an Old Bay spice flair, and an Old Bay Cook-Off featuring BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance as one of several celebrity judges. Tickets can be purchased at www.missiontix.com, with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation. When: 12 – 6 p.m., Saturday, September 20. The cook-off will begin at about 4 p.m. Where: Padonia Park Club, 12006 Jenifer Road, Cockeysville 21030 Contact: http://www.padoniaparkclub.com/oldbayfestival.htm
Tuesday, September 23
Perry Hall High School to host College Fair
What: More than 100 colleges and universities will be represented at the Perry Hall High School College Fair. Parents and students are invited to attend the College Fair to learn about a variety of institutions of higher learning. When: 7 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 23 Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., Perry Hall 21236 Contact: Perry Hall High School, 410.887.5108
Pinewood Elementary School "SCOREs" with students who complete summer reading
What: Pinewood Elementary School will celebrate students who completed the summer reading program, SCORE, at a school-wide recognition assembly. Students who participated will be recognized and receive a prize. The Oriole Bird also is scheduled to make an appearance to congratulate Pinewood's great readers! When: 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 23 Where: Pinewood Elementary School, 200 Rickswood Rd., Timonium 21093 Contact: Helen Stuart or Franchesca Brown, 410.887.7663
Wednesday, September 24
Dashing for the digital at Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional School
What: Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School of Technology will host its annual "Digital Dash," inviting parents and students to walk, jump, skip rope and hula-hoop to earn money for the school to purchase technology and instructional improvements. When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 24 Where: Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School, 825 Providence Rd., Towson 21286 Contact: Anne Groth or Darlene Morrison, 410.887.4888, Towson 21286
"Science Superheroes" assembly at Chatsworth School to reward summer readers
What: A special event will be held at Chatsworth School to reward summer readers. The assembly entitled "Science Superheroes" will tie the children's summer reading into the Baltimore County Public Library's summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom, Read." When: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 24 Where: Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., Reisterstown 21136 Contact: Nancy Braverman, 410.887.1103
BCPS Superintendent to keynote Neighbor To Family event honoring Williams Family
What: BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance will present the keynote address for the 7th annual Sibling of the Year event sponsored by Neighbor To Family – Baltimore. This year, the group will honor the Williams family for its example of family values, including Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones and her brothers, Barry, Myron, Warren and Darrin Williams. When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 24 Where: The Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Ave., Baltimore 21215 Contact: Neighbor to Family, Inc., 866.467.5733
Saturday, September 27
Magnet Expo showcases BCPS magnet programs for students and families
What: The annual BCPS Magnet EXPO! provides information about the school system's magnet programs to students and their families interested in applying to magnet programs for the upcoming school year. Representatives from all 26 schools with magnet programs will be in attendance, and 2015–2016 applications will be available. The EXPO! also will feature art exhibitions, student performances, information about future job markets, and demonstrations and exhibits by career and technology education students. The event is free and open to the public. When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 27 Where: North Baltimore Plaza Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Dr., Timonium 21093 Contact: Bryan Stoll, 410.887.4127
The Board of Education of Baltimore County will holds its next meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland, 21204. The meeting will begin in open session at approximately 4 p.m. At that time, the Board will participate in a professional development session with a focus on equity and equitable program access. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. The open session will reconvene at approximately 6:30 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 website (www.bcps.org).
What: Baltimore County Public Schools will kick off the Maryland Breakfast Challenge with a visit to students at Edmondson Heights Elementary School, who will be starting their school day with a healthy school-based breakfast. The visit to Edmondson Heights Elementary School will be led by BCPS Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and other district officials. They will hear about and discuss the importance of ensuring that children start the day with a healthy breakfast and about the Breakfast Challenge, which seeks to increase the number of Maryland students who participate in the state’s school breakfast program. When: 8:30 – 9 a.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 Where: Edmondson Heights Elementary School 1600 Langford Road Woodlawn, MD 21207 Background:  The Maryland Breakfast Challenge seeks to expand the state's school breakfast program to 10,000 additional students through challenge prizes and incentives and by emphasizing the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast, which can raise academic performance and reduce absenteeism. Principals can enroll their schools in the challenge – and interested parties can find more information about the program – at www.MarylandBreakfastChallenge.org.
What: The 18th Annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival will feature a presentation of scholarships to five 2014 Baltimore County Public Schools graduates and performances from the Milford Mill Academy Concert Chorale. Recognizing their leadership through academic excellence and community service, BCPS Superintendent S. Dallas Dance will present scholarships to the graduates and their families during ceremonies on the festival’s main stage. The cultural festival committee will present scholarships to the following 2014 BCPS graduates:
  • Jazzlyn Monique Briscoe – a Milford Mill Academy graduate who is attending Capital University
  • Cameron Xavier Carroll – a Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts graduate who is attending the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore
  • Darin Kela Dabney – a Milford Mill Academy graduate who is attending the Community College of Baltimore County
  • Nyah D. Warren – a Randallstown High School graduate who is attending Hampton University
  • Janice Olivia Wilkins – a Randallstown High School graduate who is attending Syracuse University
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Milford Mill Chorale will perform at about 12:15 p.m., followed by scholarship presentations at 1 p.m. Where: Towson Courthouse, Patriots Plaza 400 Washington Avenue Towson, MD 21204 Background: Each year, more than 40,000 individuals attend the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival. In addition to entertainment, vendors and food, the festival features historic tributes, exhibits, empowerment villages, local talent showcases, recreational activities for children, and information tables representing nonprofit organizations and federal, state and county agencies. Funds raised from the festival help to sponsor underserved children in attending summer camp, provide scholarship funds to students, and assist in the preservation of historic African American artifacts and landmarks throughout the county.
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