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.
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TOWSON, MD. – Area businesses are helping Baltimore County students get prepared for the upcoming school year one pencil and one marble notebook at a time. Just last week, Baltimore County Public Schools announced that Office Depot is encouraging its customers to buy needed school supplies for BCPS students and donate them in five area stores. Area businesses have quickly joined in by organizing school supply drives among their own employees and visitors. The growing list includes the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Celebree Learning Centers, First Federal Financial Credit Union, Franklin Square Hospital, HMS Insurance, Phillips Way, and UPS. To encourage its employees to give, UPS is hosting a friendly competition among its Belair, Owings Mills, Towson, and Dundalk centers. The center that collects the most school supplies will receive a surprise from UPS management. The school supply drive, which will accept donations until Aug.14, is part of a larger Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, supported by the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. The campaign is designed to involve the entire community in supporting the success of students and schools. The Office Depot stores collecting donations are located at:
  • 1920 York Road, Timonium 21093
  • Cherryvale Plaza Shopping Center,11716 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown 21136
  • Perring Plaza Shopping Center, 1953 E. Joppa Road, Parkville 21234
  • 3595 Washington Boulevard, Lansdowne 21227
  • West Plaza, 6501 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville 21228
The most needed school supplies are folders, composition books/notebooks, pencils, crayons, highlighters/markers, glue sticks, scissors, backpacks, binders, pens, and Post-It notes. In addition to collecting supplies from its customers, Office Depot is donating 500 supply-filled backsacks to the drive through its company foundation. For more information about Back to School Involves You, Too! activities and events, please visit http://www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/btsiyt/. Businesses and organizations interested in being a part of the school supply drive can contact Natalie Allen in the Department of Communications and Community Outreach at nallen3@bcps.org
TOWSON, MD. – As Baltimore County Public Schools prepares to open for students on Aug. 24, the school system invites all community members, businesses, and institutions to support the success of BCPS students and schools. “Last year, we launched our first Back to School Involves, You, Too! campaign,” said Dr. S. Dallas Dance, BCPS superintendent. “This year we are expanding it to reach more businesses and communities with messages about how they can play a critical role in ensuring higher academic achievement for all BCPS students and how the success of our schools and communities is interdependent.” This year’s Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, supported by the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, will begin on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, and continue through September. Campaign components include: School Supply Drive From Aug. 1-14, the five Office Depot stores in Baltimore County (Timonium, Reisterstown, Joppa Rd., Lansdowne, and Catonsville) will encourage their customers to donate school supplies for BCPS students. Other businesses and organizations also are encouraged to gather and donate supplies. Please call 410-887-7801 for more information. Parentmobile The Parentmobile, an award-winning mobile BCPS parent resource center, will be at the following locations:
  • Saturday, Aug. 8, at Jesus House Baltimore, 7710 Windsor Mill Road, 21244 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 20, at Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road, 21236, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 21, at the Catonsville Presbyterian Church Family Child Care Center, 1400 Frederick Road, 21228, from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Johnnycake Elementary School, 5910 Craigmont Road, 21228, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Scotts Branch Elementary School, 8220 Tawnmoore Road, 21244, from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 28 at BCPS Headquarters, Greenwood-Building E, 6901 N. Charles Street, 21204, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Red House Run Elementary School, 1717 Weyburn Road, 21237, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
4th Annual Back to School Festival Sponsored by Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation, this festival will take place at Security Square Mall on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features the distribution of free backpacks, school supplies, and food as well as free haircuts and immunizations. The BCPS Parentmobile, children’s activities, entertainment, community resources, and surprise VIP guests also will be found there. Attendance public service announcement contest Throughout September, BCPS students will be encouraged to create original “commercials” promoting the importance of students coming to school on time and every day. These videos can be up to 60-seconds long. Prizes will be awarded at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Baltimore County Day with the Orioles The community is invited to celebrate Baltimore County Day with the Orioles on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1:05 p.m. The Orioles will be playing the Kansas City Royals, and $5 of every ticket sold will benefit the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. Tickets can be purchased at www.orioles.com/tix/balcounty. Parent University Workshop for Grandparents The “Great to be Grand” workshop will be offered by the BCPS Parent University and hosted at Boscov’s department store in White Marsh Mall. Educational consultant and grandmother Dr. Frances T. Bond will lead a lively conversation about the joys and challenges of being a grandparent. The workshop will be held at Boscov’s on Monday, Sept. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginning Friday, details about how the community can get involved will be highlighted at www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/. On this page, visitors will be able to view Back to School Involves You, Too! public service announcements, download the BCPS Now mobile app, subscribe to the e-newsletter, become a business partner or volunteer, and more.
TOWSON, MD. – The Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204. The Building and Contracts Committee will meet at 4:45 p.m. The Board will convene in open session at approximately 5 p.m. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. The open session will reconvene at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend all open sessions. From 5:15 p.m. until 6:15 p.m., in the atrium of Building E, the Board will hold a reception for outgoing members of the Board. The public is welcome to attend. The school system is committed to accessible communication with its stakeholders. To that end, all Board of Education meetings are live-streamed and can be viewed on the BCPS Web site (www.bcps.org).
TOWSON, MD. – Chelsea Mitchell, a rising Grade 10 student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and her sister Corrin, a former BCPS student, will dance in the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 25. The opening ceremonies will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. Saturday. The sisters will perform with the Debbie Allen Dance Academy as participants in the academy’s month-long Summer Intensive being held in Los Angeles through July 27. Chelsea received a scholarship for the program after she and Corrin were acknowledged by renowned dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen at a Summer Intensive in Atlanta. Chelsea, age 15, attended Hernwood Elementary School and Sudbrook Magnet Middle School before entering the dance prime at Carver Center. In addition to dancing, Chelsea sings, and she and her sisters Christen and Cierra (both former BCPS students) performed at the inauguration of Gov. Larry Hogan in February. Corrin, age 19, also attended Sudbrook Magnet Middle School and is now a junior scholarship student in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. The Randallstown residents began their dance education with their mother, Marie Mitchell, in her dance studio, LeRe’s Performing Arts Center. The center operated in Randallstown from 2000 to 2012.
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