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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What: Grandparents are invited to join Baltimore County Public Schools staff for a lively conversation about the joys and challenges of supporting grandchildren’s academic progress. Three workshops have been designed primarily for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, but they are open to all grandparents, especially those who provide before- or after-school care or are deeply involved in their grandchildren’s lives. A free continental breakfast, sponsored by Oak Contracting, will be provided at each event. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call 410-887-0365 or visit http://www.bcps.org/parentu/schedule/fullSchedule.pdf for links to online registration. The registration deadline is September 6. When and Where: Monday, September 8, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Woodlawn Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library 1811 Woodlawn Drive, Woodlawn, MD 21207 Tuesday, September 9, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Loch Raven Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library 1046 Taylor Avenue, Towson, MD 21286 Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Essex Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library 1110 Eastern Boulevard, Essex, MD 21221 Background: These workshops are offered by the BCPS Parent University in honor of national Grandparents Day on September 7 and as part of the BCPS Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign. The BCPS Parent University offers a variety of in-person workshops throughout the community as well as online resources and videos to meet the unique needs of all families. Parent University is to provide centralized access to resources that support parents in guiding their children to academic success and enhancing personal growth and family wellness. For more information, visit the Parent University website at: http://www.bcps.org/parentu/.
TOWSON, MD. – Eight Baltimore County high schools rank among the nation’s top, according to The Daily Beast’s Top High Schools 2014 list. Released today, the list includes 735 public high schools located across the country and 15 in Maryland. The eight BCPS high schools and their respective rankings are:
  • Eastern Technical High School, 119 out of 735
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 129
  • Hereford High School, 159
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, 282
  • Loch Raven High School, 500
  • Towson High School, 521
  • Perry Hall High School, 527
  • Catonsville High School, 617
Eastern Technical and George Washington Carver Center also earned spots on The Daily Beast’s top 100 list for graduation rates. “Baltimore County Public Schools is proud to start the new year with our high schools earning national recognition for their commitment to rigorous academics and college preparation,” said BCPS Superintendent Dallas Dance. “These honors are only the first of many that the school system will achieve this year.” This year, The Daily Beast invited more than 1,200 public high schools with graduation rates of at least 85 percent to complete surveys on student data. To determine this year’s top high schools, the online news source compared the schools’ four-year cohort graduation rates, college acceptance rates, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) participation rates and college-entrance exam scores. The 2014 list reflects an emphasis on graduation and college acceptance rates, with these rates weighted most heavily among the considered indicators. To view the Top High Schools 2014 list, as well as top 100 lists for ACT and SAT scores, participation in advanced academics, graduation rates, free and reduced lunch eligibility and college acceptance, visit http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/27/america-s-top-high-schools.html.
TOWSON, MD. – Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27, is the day we’ve been waiting for – the day when 110,000 students return to classrooms in Baltimore County schools. This year, as part of the Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, the entire community is invited to cheer students on as they make their way back to school. Just go to the Back to School Involves You, Too! Webpage (http://www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/btsiyt/) to download, print and display one (or more!) Back to School campaign flyers found on the page. The placards are a great way to show your support of your own students and of all BCPS students as they head back to class. We want students to see them, too, so place them in windows at your home, in your car or in your business storefront windows, or in any other creative place where students will see them. And don’t forget - snap pictures of your signs and of your children on their first day back and send them to us to post on the BCPS website, www.bcps.org. You can send your pictures to communications@bcps.org or tweet them @BaltCoPS #BCPSfirstday.
What: One-hundred-seventy-three Baltimore County public schools, centers and programs will open their doors to students and a new school year on Wednesday, August 27, and nine of them will welcome a visit from Superintendent S. Dallas Dance on the first day. Members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County as well as Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other special guests will accompany Dance as he travels across the county to welcome students, teachers and administrators alike to the 2014-2015 school year. When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Where: Randallstown High School 4000 Offutt Road, Randallstown 21133 Principal: Marla Dean, 410-887-0748 Time: 7:30 – 8 a.m. Cockeysville Middle School 10401 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville 21030 Principal: Deborah Magness, 410-887-7626 Time: 8:30 – 9 a.m. Chapel Hill Elementary School 5200 Joppa Road, Perry Hall 21128 Principal: Jonna Hundley, 410-887-5119 Time: 9:30 – 10 a.m. Vincent Farms Elementary School 6019 Ebenezer Road, White Marsh 21162 Principal: Charlene Behnke, 410-887-2983 Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m. Sparrows Point Middle/High School 7400 North Point Road, Sparrows Point 21219 Principal: Lisa Perry, 410-887-7524 (middle) / Samuel Wynkoop, 410-887-7517 (high) Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon Arbutus Middle School 5525 Shelbourne Road, Halethorpe 21227 Principal: Michelle Feeney, 410-887-1402 Time: 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Fort Garrison Elementary School 3310 Woodvalley Drive, Pikesville 21208 Principal: Karen Harris, 410-887-1203 Time: 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Mays Chapel Elementary School 12250 Roundwood Road, Timonium 21093 Principal: Stephen Coco, 410-887-4134 Time: 3:15 – 3:50 p.m. Background: Included in this year’s first-day agenda are two “Lighthouse” or Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) pilot schools; one “Passport” or elementary world language pilot school. These schools highlight the diversity of our students and programs and showcase the newest BCPS initiatives going into the 2014-15 school year.
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