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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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Saturday, November 22
Catch “You Can’t Take It With You” at Towson High School
What: Written by Moss Hart and George Kaufman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning “You Can’t Take It With You” introduces the uproarious Sycamore family to theater audiences in this madcap family affair. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. When: 7 p.m, Saturday, November 22 Where: Towson High School, 69 Cedar Ave., Towson 21286 Contact: Charlene DiMino, 410.887.3608
Sunday, November 23
Harford Hills Elementary School to decorate window at local Chick-Fil-A for the holidays
What: Grade 5 art students from Harford Hills Elementary School will show off their art and marketing skills by creating a design for a holiday window at a local Chick-Fil-A restaurant. Students must design the window using the restaurant’s cow mascot. Winners of the best design will spend this Sunday painting their creation on a restaurant window. When: Contact the school for specific times on Sunday, November 23 Where: Contact the school for specific address and location of selected Chick-Fil-A store Contact: Rebecca Ponder, 410.887.5236
Monday, November 24
Start your week by checking out Eastern Technical High students’ rendition of “Manic Monday”
What: Students from the Allied Health program at Eastern Technical High School will help wake up central Maryland with their version of “Manic Monday” as the featured singers on WJZ-TV’s “Mammoth Manic Monday” contest in Fells Point. Students will be competing with other Baltimore-area vocalists to sing the best version of the famous Bangles tune; they are promoting the Relay for Life program as their sponsor. When: About 6 a.m., Monday, November 24 Where: Fells Point waterfront along Thames St., Baltimore City Contact: Gayle Clark or Thomas Evans, 410.887.0190
Parkville High School showcases its dance program in two nights of student talent
What: Parkville High School will present its annual Dance Showcase beginning Monday, Nov. 24, and continuing through Tuesday, Nov. 25. Dancers from beginner to advanced will perform what they have learned through the dance instruction. Admission is $5 at the door. When: 7 p.m. on both Monday, November 24, and Tuesday, November 25 Where: Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville 21234 Contact: Meghan Alokonis or Sharon Harris, 410.887.5257
Tuesday, November 25
Mays Chapel Elementary School celebrates its opening with ribbon-cutting, dedication
What: Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will join Principal Steve Coco of Mays Chapel Elementary School in a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new 94,000-square-foot Mays Chapel Elementary School building. The celebration will include student performances and tours of the new building for ceremony guests. When: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25 Where: Mays Chapel Elementary School, 12250 Roundwood Rd., Timonium 21093 Contact: Steve Coco, 410.887.4134
Hillcrest Elementary School students get fit with “Gobble, Gobble, Go” run
What: Hillcrest Elementary School will host a “Gobble, Gobble, Go” run as part of our “Healthy Hedgies’” initiative. Each grade level has trained by running before recess each day for the event, which consists of running the course behind the school building for 50 minutes. The winner of each grade level will have a turkey donated in his or her name to the Night of Peace shelter in Catonsville. When: 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25 Where: Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., Catonsville 21228 Contact: Mary Beth Capka or Terry McVey, 410.887.0820
Prospective teachers invited to first of two information sessions about the new northwest area elementary school
What: Teachers interested in learning more about Baltimore County’s newest elementary school along Lyons Mill Road in Owings Mills are invited to attend the first of two information sessions scheduled for teachers. The school is scheduled to open in August 2015. When: 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 25. A second session is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 Where: New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills 21117 Contact: Maralee Clark, 410.887.1719
Wednesday, November 26
Glenmar Elementary School students kick off holiday by creating their own Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
What: Glenmar Elementary School Grade 2 students will learn about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade by using 3-D shapes to create their own “balloons” and “floats.” When: 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26 Where: Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Dr., Middle River 21220 Contact: Mike Parker, 410.887.0127
What: Teachers who are interested in job opportunities planned at the new Northwest Area elementary school in Owings Mills are invited to attend one of two informational sessions about the new school, its programs, and the plans of Principal Maralee Clark for the new school when it opens in August 2015. When: 5 p.m. on both Tuesday, November 25, and Thursday, December 11, 2014 Where: New Town High School 4931 New Town Boulevard Owings Mills, MD 21117 Background: As construction continues on the new elementary school on Lyons Mill Road, Principal Maralee Clark is at work on plans ranging from designing the learning environment to choosing the school’s staff. The informational sessions will be an opportunity for teachers who are interested in working at the new school to ask questions and to hear from Principal Clark about her vision and plans for the new school.
What: Baltimore County Public Schools is partnering with Discovery Education to host four “Nights of Innovation” open houses to demonstrate how teaching and learning is being transformed in Baltimore County through the 1:1 digital classroom conversion known as S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). The open houses will be held at four of the 10 BCPS Lighthouse Schools that are piloting the digital conversion. Open to the public, the events allow visitors to experience hands-on, interactive learning stations, a Student Digital Showcase, model classrooms that exemplify learner-centered environments, and more. When &Where: Monday, December 1, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the following schools:
  • Fort Garrison Elementary School, 3310 Woodvalley Dr., Stevenson 21208
  • Joppa View Elementary School, 8727 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh 21128M
Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the following schools:
  • Hawthorne Elementary School, 125 Kingston Rd., Middle River 21220
  • Lansdowne Elementary School, 2301 Alma Rd., Lansdowne 21227
Background: Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) is a fundamental shift in teaching and learning to create 21st century digital learning environments designed to prepare globally competitive graduates. Using redesigned curriculum in core content areas, S.T.A.T. creates a blended learning environment and places an emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills. Core S.T.A.T. components include BCPS One, a comprehensive platform providing information and resources to educators, parents and students, a 1:1 initiative to provide every student and teacher with a digital device to enhance personalized learning, and wireless and broadband infrastructure in every school.
Who: Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will join Principal Steve Coco of Mays Chapel Elementary School in a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new 94,000-square-foot Mays Chapel Elementary School building. The celebration will include student performances and tours of the new building for ceremony guests. What: The building opened to students in August as the county’s newest school project, constructed to help ease overcrowding in Baltimore County’s growing central I-83 corridor. The $29 million building has a state-rated capacity of 700 students and was designed to be LEED Silver certified for its environmental features. Mays Chapel is also one of 10 BCPS Lighthouse Schools this year as it pilots the school system’s evolution into a 1:1 digital learning environment through the Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) program. When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. here: Mays Chapel Elementary School 12250 Roundwood Road Timonium, MD 21093
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