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.
Saturday, April 25
Catonsville High School students to be named finalists in state literature contest
What: Two Catonsville High School students, Billy Vaughn and Emma Runge, will be recognized at a special ceremony as finalists in the 2015 Maryland “Letters About Literature” contest. Sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the competition garnered nearly 2,000 entries from Maryland students. When: Please contact Ms. Coates for times, Saturday, April 25 Where: Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201 Contact: Melanie Coates, 410.887.0808
BCPS middle and high school students and their parents invited to a free interactive finance workshop
What: BCPS middle and high school students and their parents are invited to a free budgeting and career simulation sponsored by Junior Achievement that provides real-time opportunities to manage a career or family budget. In the JA Personal Finance Experience, students will be assigned a life situation that dictates career and salary and explains family size and responsibilities. Students then visit stations representing areas of personal lifestyle expenses and work with JA staff and volunteers to determine how much of their budget to use. The Personal Finance Experience is offered though a partnership between JA, BCPS, and One Main Financial to help students develop skills needed for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to become responsible adults. When: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, April 25 Where: CCBC Catonsville, Student Services Center – Room 004, 800 S. Rolling Rd., Catonsville 21228 Contact: Chris Bugher, 410.753.3295
Monday, April 27
Board of Education to recognize student and staff honorees, National Merit scholars, and Ethics Award winners
What: The Board of Education of Baltimore County will hold a special meeting to honor students and staff in a variety of areas of achievement, including National Merit scholars, National Achievement scholars, and winners of the Baltimore County Public Schools Ethics Awards from each high school. When: 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 27 Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Rd., Towson 21204 Contact: Office of Communications, 410.887.5908
Tuesday, April 28
Pot Spring Elementary School “SURFs” into summer with a family fun night
What: Pot Spring Elementary School will host a “SURF into Summer” family fun night for students and their families to explore Science, Utilize their skills, Read, and have Fun. The event gives children and their families an evening to work on problem-solving puzzles, read together, write, and enjoy other activities. When: 6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 Where: Pot Spring Elementary School, 2410 Springlake Dr., Timonium 21093 Contact: Jane Martin or Michelle Doyle, 410.887.7648
Pinewood Elementary School turns open house into “A Fair to Remember”
What: Pinewood Elementary School will host its annual open house as its first Renaissance Fair with the theme “A Fair to Remember.” The fair will celebrate a year of the arts at the school, including student work on display in the school’s “Town Square,” art demonstrations, singing, instrumental music selections by various small instrumental groups, juggling, ballroom dancing, readers theater, library media reports, and more. When: 6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 Where: Pinewood Elementary School, 200 Rickswood Rd., Timonium 21093 Contact: Helen Stuart or Franchesca Brown, 410.887.7663
Wednesday, April 29
Three northwest elementary schools compete in a “Battle of the Books”
What: Student teams from Chatsworth, Reisterstown, and Franklin elementary schools will participate in this year’s “Maryland Black Eyed-Susan Battle of the Books.” Student teams will test their literary knowledge of the Grades 4-6 Black-Eyed-Susan chapter books by answering questions in a “Jeopardy”-style tournament. Refreshments will be served following the competition, which is being held in collaboration with the Reisterstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. When: 6:30 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 29 Where: Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., Reisterstown 21236 Contact: Nancy Braverman, 410.887.1103
Showcase Night to be presented at Loch Raven Technical Academy
What: Loch Raven Technical Academy will host its annual Showcase Night for prospective and current school students, families, and the school community. The event will showcase performances, presentations, games, and projects, all created or performed by students. When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 29 Where: Loch Raven Technical Academy, 8101 LaSalle Rd., Towson 21286 Contact: Stacey Johnson, 410.887.3518
Thursday, April 30
Dundalk Chamber of Commerce hosts Outstanding Teachers Awards and Recognition Banquet
What: The Dundalk Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual Outstanding Teachers Awards and Recognition Banquet to honor superlative southeast-area educators. When: 5 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30 Where: Sparrows Point Country Club, 919 Wise Ave., Dundalk 21222 Contact: Dotty Cristy, 410.284.3700
Outstanding teachers also to be feted by the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce
What: The Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will hold its 4th annual Outstanding Teachers Awards program to recognize great educators from the county’s southwest communities. When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30 Where: John Erickson Conference Center, Charlestown Retirement Community, 719 Maiden Choice La., Catonsville 21228 Contact: Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, 410.719.9609
Friday, May 1
Baltimore County Student Councils to hold annual bull roast and recognition
What: Secondary students, advisors, administrators and Board of Education members will recognize outgoing Baltimore County Student Councils Executive Board members, outstanding student council advisors and special activity advisors at the annual end-of-year BCSC Bull Roast/Recognition. Winners of the BCSC Advisor of the Year and Principal of the Year awards will be announced. Also, two college-bound seniors will receive BCSC scholarships. When: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, May 1 Where: Oregon Ridge Park, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville 21030 Contact: Nora Murray, 410.887.4329
Chase Elementary School celebrates 75 years with an open house
What: Chase Elementary School first opened its doors to students on Dec. 22, 1939. Now, it will open its doors 75 years later for a special event to remember and celebrate three-quarters of a century of excellent education. All former students, teachers, and staff of Chase Elementary are invited. The event will feature presentations and school tours. When: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 1 Where: Chase Elementary School, 11701 Eastern Ave., Chase 21220 Contact: Doug Elmendorf, 410.887.5940
Dumbarton Middle School’s Radical Ropers to put on a show
What: As the only jump rope team in Baltimore County and now in their 17th year, the Radical Ropers of Dumbarton Middle School will demonstrate their athleticism and artistry during a special show. The team’s 33 jumpers will perform routines such as cartwheeling into twirling ropes, and the show will provide an overview of the squad’s many tricks and performances. Tickets are $2 at the door. When: 7 p.m., Friday, May 1 Where: Dumbarton Middle School, 300 Dumbarton Rd., Rodgers Forge 21212 Contact: Daniel Overtoom or Katie Morrison, 410.887.3176
Saturday, May 2
Perry Hall Elementary School hosts Spring Fling festival
What: Spring has sprung at Perry Hall Elementary School, where the Spring Fling festival will get underway with games for children, handmade crafts, a variety of vendors and a flower sale, and refreshments including food trucks and a bake sale. When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 2 Where: Perry Hall Elementary School, 9021 Belair Rd., Perry Hall 21236 Contact: Donna Bergin, 410.887.5105
What: The Board of Education of Baltimore County will hold a special ceremony to honor students and staff in a variety of areas of achievement, including National Merit scholars, National Achievement scholars, and winners of the Baltimore County Public Schools Ethics Awards from each high school. When: 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 27 Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology 938 York Road Towson 21204 Background: The Board of Education will honor dozens of students and staff as part of its spring recognition ceremony, which was rescheduled from March due to inclement weather. In addition, honors will be presented as well to high school seniors who have earned National Merit status by scoring in the top 1/2 of 1 percent on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Recognition also will be given to National Achievement Scholars. In addition, the school system's Ethics Awards will be given to one senior from each high school who best exemplifies the values of Baltimore County Public Schools.
What: BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will celebrate Earth Day 2015 by kicking off the second year of a joint effort to clean up Baltimore County communities with the “Clean Green 15” program. The anti-litter initiative is designed to encourage BCPS schools and community organizations to conduct litter clean-ups and beautification projects with environmental grants for schools as incentives. Through the program, BCPS schools and their community supporters will compete through the end of May to sponsor the most “Clean Green” litter clean-ups of 15 minutes or more. Community groups may include school-based groups, places of worship, youth groups, civic or community groups, scout troops, sport teams, or other organizations who wish to help clean up their school community. Last year’s first “Clean Green 15” project saw more than 3,200 volunteers participating in more than 300 clean-ups that resulted in the removal of tons of litter from school campuses and communities. When: 11 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22 Where: Western School of Technology and Environmental Science 100 Kenwood Avenue Catonsville, MD 21228 Background: Through the initiative, participating groups can register their “Clean Green 15” event by going to the BCPS website’s “What’s Happening” section and designating which BCPS school will be credited with their project. Environmental grants from the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools will be awarded to schools based on the clean-up activities credited to them as well as other anti-litter education and outreach efforts. Grants last year totaled $10,000 and prizes went to winners on the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Sponsors include Comcast, the Maryland Environmental Service, and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.
What: BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance follows up on his first student town hall in December with a second student town hall for middle and high school students. The town hall will allow students from schools in eastern and central Baltimore County to express their viewpoints on education and school-related topics of their choosing. The event may be viewed through live-streaming on BCPS-TV (Comcast Cable Channel 73 and Verizon FiOS Channel 34 in Baltimore County) and the BCPS website, http://www.bcps.org/video/liveStream.html. When & Where: The high school student town hall will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, at Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Avenue, Essex 21221. The middle school student town hall will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, April 23, at Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Avenue, Essex 21221. Background: During the town hall meetings, participants will ask and discuss unscripted and unedited questions. The exchanges provide Dr. Dance with the opportunity to learn from students and educators about how best to address specific school concerns, needs, and issues. A spring teacher town hall is scheduled to take place in May 2015. The media are welcome to attend any or all of the town hall events.
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