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.
TOWSON, MD — The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) announced today that Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance is one of five award winners who will be recognized at NCTET’s ball to honor the inauguration of the nation’s 45th president. The ball will be held on Jan. 20, 2017, at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Dance is one of four Community Builder Award winners along with The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, justice (retired), United States Supreme Court, and chairperson, iCivics; The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; and Vince Bertram, executive director, Project Lead the Way. The NCTET Founders Award will be presented to David Byer, senior group manager, Worldwide Education Advocacy, Apple Inc. Since 2001, NCTET has honored individuals from the public and private sectors for their outstanding contributions to the organization’s mission of effectively integrating technology into teaching and learning. Prior honorees included the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), George Lucas (Lucasfilms and Edutopia), Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Rep. George Miller (D-CA), and John Gage (director of the science office, Sun Microsystems). Dr. Dance is being recognized for his leadership of the school system’s S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) and Passport initiatives. S.T.A.T., a comprehensive and fundamental shift in teaching and learning, uses technology and other strategies to personalize learning. The Passport Program begins world language instruction at Grade 4 using software and conversational lessons to prepare students to graduate fluent in a second language. “We cannot be more thrilled to honor these five incredible men and women for their efforts to leverage the latest technologies to support the success of all learners,” said Ann Flynn, NCTET Board Chair and Director of Education Technology at the National School Boards Association. “Their efforts have made a lasting impact on teaching and learning, and we look forward to honoring them all at our upcoming Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC this coming January.” NCTET is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of education stakeholders that promotes and supports the effective use of technology to improve education and training in America by acting as a convener, catalyst, and resource for relevant and timely information. Based in Washington, DC, and founded in 1993, NCTET organizes policy briefings and issue forums, produces white papers, recognizes exemplary leadership in education and technology, and creates networking opportunities.
TOWSON, MD — Boscov’s department store at White Marsh Mall is joining with the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools to host a second annual Back to School Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The resource festival, which will be held on the store’s lower parking lot, will feature the BCPS Parentmobile (a parent resource center on a retrofitted school bus), the Baltimore County Public Library’s bookmobile, activities for children, information tables about community resources, food, fun, and prize drawings. The festival is part of the school system’s annual Back to School Involves You, Too! Campaign which invites community stakeholders to join in celebrating the start of a new school year and helping students and their parents prepare for it. In addition to the festival, Boscov’s is participating in the Back to School Involves You, Too! drive to collect new school supplies, socks, and underwear for BCPS students in need. Items can be dropped off at boxes throughout the store from Monday, July 25, through Friday, August 12. For information about the supply drive (including other dropoff locations) and as well as a calendar of this year’s Back to School Involves You, Too! activities and events, go to www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/btsiyt/. With 44 stores in seven states, Boscov’s is the largest family-owned independent department store chain in the nation. The company is committed to the communities it serves and has a long and distinguished history of civic and charitable activities. The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.
Monday, July 25
It’s that time again! The annual BCPS school supply drive starts now
What: Today is the first day of Baltimore County Public Schools’ school supply drive. This initiative is part of the school system’s Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign in association with the Education Foundation of BCPS. For three weeks – through Friday, Aug. 12 – the school system will accept donations at drop-off locations throughout the county to prepare its students for the new year. Though donors may provide any school supplies, the most-needed items are colored pencils or markers, crayons, glue sticks, marble composition notebooks, pencils, pocket folders, socks, and underwear. SunTrust Bank, Merrill Lynch’s Dulaney Center II location, Phillips Way in Finksburg, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, and Lakeshore Learning Materials are contributing to the drive. Other businesses and organizations also can join the drive by collecting donations from customers, employees, and visitors. To participate in the supply drive, contact Diana Spencer at 443.809.4243 or dspencer4@bcps.org. When: now through Aug. 12 Dropoff locations: Any branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall
Office Depot stores 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 Blvd., Lansdowne 21227
  • West Plaza, 6501 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville 21228
The Marisol Johnson State Farm Insurance Agency 6669 Security Boulevard, Suite 103 Baltimore, 21207 BCPS headquarters 6901 N. Charles St., Towson 21204 The administration building or Building E Contact: Diana Spencer, 443.809.4243 or dspencer4@bcps.org
Robotics and technology camps begin at Ridgely Middle School
What: For the next three weeks, robotics and technology camps will be held at Ridgely Middle Schools. This week in the mornings, a Maker Camp is being held for students who will be entering Grades 3 – 8 in August. In the afternoons, a robotics camp for students entering Grades 3 – 5 will be held. Aug. 1 – 5, a 3D printing and a beginning robotics camp will be held. The final week, August 8 – 12, camps will be held in game design and intermediate robotics. Students can register for upcoming camps at www.stonealley.com. When: Monday – Friday, July 25 – 29 Maker Camp: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Robotics Camp: 1 – 4 p.m. Where: Ridgely Middle School, 121 Ridgely Rd., 21093 Contact: Greg Kallaur, gkallaur@bcps.org
Summer Magnet Bridge Program continues at Northwest Academy of Health Sciences
What: Students accepted into the new magnet program at Northwest Academy of Health Sciences (formerly Old Court Middle School) were invited to participate in a two-week Summer Magnet Bridge Program. Fifty students are participating in the summer program and engaging in activities related to science, math, language arts, study skills, and technology. When: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday – Friday, through July 29 Where: Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208 Contact: Katina Webster, 410.887.0742
School libraries are holding off-season hours
What: To encourage summer reading, many BCPS schools will have their libraries open on select days through mid-August. The summer hours allow students to check out books, participate in special reading-related activities, and register for the Baltimore County Public Library Summer Reading Club. While at the libraries, students also may use school computers to browse e-books through Destiny library catalogs and access digital learning resources through BCPS One. When, Where & Contacts: Bear Creek Elementary School 1601 Melbourne Road, Dundalk 21222 Cara Sheppard, 410.887.7118 or csheppard2@bcps.org Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Campfield Early Learning Center 6834 Alter St., Gwynn Oak 21207 Amie Schwartz, 410.887.1227 or aschwartz3@bcps.org Monday, July 25 and Monday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. Chadwick Elementary School 1918 Winder Road, Windsor Mill 21244 Lynn Hale, 410.887.6866 or lhale@bcps.org Wednesday, July 27 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School 2112 Lodge Farm Road, Sparrows Point 21219 Amanda Amrhine, 410.887.7557 or aamrhine@bcps.org Monday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Friday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Deer Park Elementary School 9809 Lyons Mill Road, Owings Mills 21117 Keishauna Banks, 410.887.0705 or kbanks@bcps.org Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. Elmwood Elementary School 531 Dale Ave., Baltimore 21206 Donna Eaton, 410.887.5289 or deaton@bcps.org Weekdays through Friday, Aug. 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. Fifth District Elementary School 3725 Mount Carmel Road, Upperco 21155 Jaime Hedrick, 410.887.1512 or jhedrick2@bcps.org Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Glenmar Elementary School 9700 Community Drive, Middle River 21220 Jamie McCarron, 410.887.0354 or jmccarron@bcps.org Wednesday, July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Halethorpe Elementary School 4300 Maple Ave., Halethorpe 21227 Melissa Ronnenburg, 410.887.1445 or mronnenburg@bcps.org Wednesday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kingsville Elementary School 7300 Sunshine Ave., Kingsville 21087 Sandy Boyd, 410.887.2902 or sboyd@bcps.org Monday, July 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Logan Elementary School 7601 Dunman Way, Dundalk 21222 Amy Bugarin, 410.887.7052 or abugarin@bcps.org Weekdays through Friday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mars Estates Elementary School 1500 East Homberg Ave., Essex 21221 Lisa Allgeier, 410.887.0461 or lallgeier@bcps.org Thursday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Martin Boulevard Elementary School 210 Riverton Road, Middle River 21220 Karen Pavelka, 410.887.0158 or kpavelka@bcps.org Thursday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Middleborough Elementary School 313 West Road, Essex 21221 Laura Ferrante, 410.887.0493 or lfish@bcps.org Thursday, July 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oliver Beach Elementary School 12912 Cuninghill Cove Road, Middle River 21220 Barbara Cosgrove, 410.887.2876 or bcosgrove@bcps.org Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sandalwood Elementary School 900 South Marlyn Ave., Essex 21221 Laura Stemler, 410.887.0174 or lstemler@bcps.org Wednesday, July 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. Seneca Elementary School 545 Carrollwood Road, Middle River 21220 Shelle Schnell, 410.887.2882 or mschnell@bcps.orgWednesday, July 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Woodmoor Elementary School 3200 Elba Drive, Gwynn Oak 21207 Leslie McIntyre, 410.887.1318 or lmcintyre2@bcps.org Thursday, July 28 from 8 to 11 a.m.
Summer Food Service providing youth with free lunches at schools
What: Baltimore County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to provide free meals to all children (ages 18 and under) free of charge and without applications or registration. Through July 29, both breakfast and lunch are being served Monday through Friday at many BCPS schools. Through Aug. 12, only lunches are being provided Monday through Friday at area branches of the Baltimore County Public Library.
BCPS breakfast and lunch
When: Through July 29 (Monday – Friday only) Where and what times: Baltimore Highlands Elementary, 4200 Annapolis Rd., 21227 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Battle Grove Elementary, 7828 St. Patricia Ln., 21222 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Bear Creek Elementary, 1601 Melbourne Rd., 21222 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Bedford Elementary, 7407 Dorman Dr., 21208 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Berkshire Elementary, 7431 Poplar Ave., 21224 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Campfield Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Chadwick Elementary, 1918 Winder Rd., 21244 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Charlesmont Elementary, 7800 West Collingham Dr., 21222 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Church Lane Elementary, 3820 Fernside Rd., 21133 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Colgate Elementary, 401 51st St., 21234 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Deep Creek Elementary, 1101 East Homberg Ave., 21221 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Deep Creek Middle, 1000 S. Marilyn Ave., 21221 @ 7:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Deer Park Elementary, 9809 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Dundalk Elementary, 2717 Playfield St., 21222 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Dundalk Middle, 7400 Dunman Way, 21222 @ 7:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Edmondson Heights Elementary, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Elmwood Elementary, 531 Dale Ave., 21206 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Featherbed Lane Elementary, 6700 Richardson Rd., 21207 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Glenmar Elementary, 9700 Community Dr., 21220 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Halethorpe Elementary, 4300 Maple Ave., 21227 @ 9:15 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Hebbville Elementary, 3335 Washington Ave., 21244 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Hernwood Elementary, 9919 Marriottsville Rd., 21133 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Johnnycake Elementary, 5901 Craigmont Rd., 21228 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Lansdowne Elementary, 2301 Alma Rd., 21227 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Lansdowne Middle, 2400 Lansdowne Rd., 21227 @ 7:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Loch Raven Academy, 8101 LaSalle Rd., 21286 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Logan Elementary, 7601 Dunman Way, 21222 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Mars Estates Elementary, 1500 East Homberg Ave., 21221 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Martin Boulevard, 210 Riverton Rd., 21220 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. McCormick Elementary, 5101 Hazelwood Ave., 21206 @ 9:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Middlesex Elementary, 142 Bennett Rd., 21221 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. MIlbrook Elementary, 4300 Crest Heights Rd., 21215 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Norwood Elementary, 1700 Delvale Ave., 21222 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Owings Mills Elementary, 10824 Reisterstown Rd., 21117 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Padonia International Elementary, 9834 Greenside Dr., 21030 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Pleasant Plains Elementary, 8300 Pleasant Plains Rd., 21286 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Powhatan Elementary, 3300 Kelox Rd., 21207 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Randallstown Elementary, 9013 Liberty Rd., 21133 @ 9:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Red House Run Elementary, 1717 Weyburn Rd., 21237 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Riverview Elementary, 3298 Kessler Rd., 21227 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Sandalwood Elementary, 900 South Marlyn Ave., 21221 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Sandy Plains Elementary, 8330 Kavanagh Rd., 21222 @ 9:15 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Scotts Branch Elementary, 8220 Tawnmoore Rd., 21244 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Shady Spring Elementary, 8868 Goldenwood Rd., 21237 @ 9:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Sussex Elementary, 515 South Woodward Dr., 21221 @ 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. Winfield Elementary, 8300 Carlson Ln., 21244 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Woodlawn Middle, 3033 St. Luke Ln., 21207 @ 7:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Woodmoor Elementary, 3200 Elba Dr., 21207 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Baltimore County Public Library lunch
When: Through Aug. 12 (Monday – Friday only) Where and what time: Arbutus Library, 855 Sulphur Spring Rd., 21227 @ 12:30 p.m. Essex Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd., 21221 @ 1 p.m. Lansdowne Library, 500 3rd Ave., 21227 @ 12:30 p.m. Loch Raven Library, 1046 Taylor Ave., 21286 @ 12 p.m. North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd., 21222 @ 12 p.m. Randallstown Library, 8604 Liberty Rd., 21133 @ 12 p.m. Reisterstown Library, 21 Cockeys Mill Rd., 21136 @ 12:30 p.m. Rosedale Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave., 21237 @ 12:30 p.m. White Marsh Library, 8133 Sandpiper Cir., 21236 @ 12 p.m. Woodlawn Library, 1811 Woodlawn Dr., 21207 @ 12:30 p.m.
Construction Technology Academy continues
What: The Construction Technology Academy at Perry Hall High School continues through the end of July. The four-week program for Baltimore County Public Schools’ juniors, seniors, and recent graduates emphasizes skills needed by electricians, HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) technicians, carpenters, plumbers, and more. The academy is sponsored by Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore in collaboration with BCPS and the Community College of Baltimore County. Classes include lessons on construction safety, power and hand-tools, construction math, and the construction process. Hands-on projects in electrical work, plumbing, and carpentry allow students to practice what they have learned. Participants who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity to interview with commercial builders. When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, through July 29 Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236 Contact: Michelle Butt, mbutt@abcbaltimore.org or 443.742.6125
Summer learning programs continue
What: More than 4,000 BCPS students are in summer classes at 21 high schools and 25 middle schools. Most of the high school students are engaged in credit recovery or credit advancement. Most of the middle school students are working to accelerate their reading and mathematics skills and knowledge. Among the summer school students are 267 engaged in a Math Academy. These students just completed Mathematics 5 or 8. When: Mornings, Monday through Friday, through July 29 Where: 21 high schools and 25 middle schools Contact: Office of Educational Options, 443.809.2270
Camp Raven gives students a head start to middle school success
What: Loch Raven Technical Academy is hosting a free half-day summer camp, Camp Raven, for Baltimore County Public Schools’ students who will be entering Grade 6 in August. The camp is designed to strengthen students' skills in reading, mathematics, social studies, and science. Instruction is individualized to meet students’ needs and features many project-based activities to engage students in deeper learning experiences. When: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through July 29 Where: Loch Raven Technical Academy, 8101 LaSalle Rd., 21286 Contact: Stacey Johnson, 410.887.3518
Academy of Finance Program’s First Night at Camden Yards
What: In celebration of the 20th year of the Academy of Finance Program in BCPS, the program is hosting its first Night at Camden Yards. The Orioles will be playing against the Texas Rangers, and $5 from every ticket purchased will be refunded to the AOF of Baltimore County. Academy of Finance alumni, students, teachers, and friends and family are encouraged to participate. Tickets must be purchased via http://www.orioles.com/tix/afbc. They cannot be purchased at the box office. Ticket prices are $33 for Terrace Box (Sections 7 – 17 & 55 – 65) and $20 for Eutaw Street Bleachers (Sections 90 – 98). For any questions or accessible seating, please call 888.848.BIRD (2473) and ask for the Ticket Services team. When: Tickets are on sale now. Game: 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3 Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., 21201 Contact: Erik Grooms, 443.809.9590
Baltimore County Public Schools Night at the Yard
What: As part of its Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, BCPS is hosting Baltimore County Public Schools Night at the Yard. Five dollars from every ticket sold will benefit the Education Foundation of BCPS. The Orioles will play the Houston Astros, and the evening will feature the Randallstown High School Navy ROTC presenting the flag, the Towson High School Gifted and Talented Chamber Choir singing the National Anthem, and Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance throwing the first pitch. Tickets must be purchased via http://www.orioles.com/tix/bcps. They cannot be purchased at the box office. Ticket prices are $20 for lower reserved seats (Sections 7 – 17 & 55 – 87) and $17 for upper reserved seats (Sections 306 – 364, rows 13 – 25). For any questions or accessible seating, please call 888.848.BIRD (2473) and ask for the Ticket Services team. When: Tickets are on sale now. Game: 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18 Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., 21201 Contact: Deborah S. Phelps or Bonnie Derda, 443.809.8962
TOWSON, MD. – The Board of Education of Baltimore County will meet to conduct a retreat on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at The Suburban Club, 7600 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, Maryland 21208. The Board will meet in closed session beginning at 8:30 a.m., as permitted by law. The Board will meet in open session beginning at 12:45 p.m. to discuss committee updates and policy recommendations. The public is welcome to attend the open session.
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