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 Board of Education of Baltimore County will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The Board will discuss the FY 2018 capital budget and certain policy matters. Members of the public wishing to speak at the August 30 session may sign-up beginning at 4 p.m. Ten speakers will be randomly drawn at the beginning of the meeting. Each speaker will be allotted three minutes. Members of the public also are welcome to email written remarks to the Board at boe@bcps.org by midnight, August 30.
TOWSON, MD — Due to a power outage, Hawthorne Elementary School, located at 125 Kingston Rd., will close at 11:15 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. All after-school and evening activities scheduled to take place at the school are cancelled for this evening.
Two to be honored at tomorrow’s Orioles game
Two to be honored at tomorrow’s Orioles game
What: Timothy Dashiell and Cheyenne Durant, both 2016 graduates of Baltimore County Public Schools, will be honored for being among only 12 national RBI for RBI 2016 Scholarship recipients from Major League Baseball and being the first two students from the Baltimore area to receive this honor. They will be recognized before tomorrow night’s Baltimore Orioles game against the Washington Nationals. When: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, just before the 7:05 game start Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards 333 W Camden St. Baltimore, MD 21201 Background: Major League Baseball Charities (MLB) has awarded college scholarships, each valued at $5,000 per year, to 12 graduating high school seniors who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program, the Major League Baseball youth baseball and softball initiative for young people from underserved communities. “At its core, the RBI program places academics and character building on equal footing with playing opportunities,” said Tony Reagins, senior vice president of youth programs, Major League Baseball. “The RBI for RBI Scholarship rewards some of our program’s brightest classroom stars, and everyone at Major League Baseball looks forward to witnessing their many future accomplishments.” The RBI for RBI scholarships provide each recipient the opportunity to pursue any field of study at a two-year college, four-year college, university or vocational school in the United States or Puerto Rico. The need-based payments of up to $5,000 per year may be renewed for up to three years or until the award recipient has earned his or her training certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree. The two RBI for RBI Scholarship recipients from BCPS are: Timothy Dashiell, a 2016 Randallstown High School graduate: Dashiell will attend Towson University to major in mass communications and plans to become a sports journalist. He served as class officer for all four of his high school years and was the editor of his school’s news magazine. He was awarded ‘All-Division’ on his high school baseball team and participated as a Baltimore Orioles RBI regional team member for three years. Cheyenne Durant, a 2016 Sparrows Point High School graduate: Durant will attend Frostburg State University to major in psychology and plans to become a criminologist. She received sportsmanship awards for both cheerleading and basketball, which she participated in throughout high school. She also was vice president of the senior class and a member of the Principal’s Advisory Council. Durant served as co-captain for the Baltimore Orioles RBI Regional team and spent her spare time volunteering at her local hospital the last two years. In addition to being honored at the game, Dashiell and Durant joined other national winners to be recognized at the 2016 RBI World Series in Cincinnati. While there, they had the opportunity to meet Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.
TOWSON, MD — Calling all Team BCPS members to welcome more than 112,000 students back to Baltimore County classrooms on Wednesday, Aug. 24! As part of this year’s Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, the entire community—students, alumni, parents, staff, volunteers, business leaders, and community members—is invited to join the celebration of the start of school. To help ring in the new school year, the community can get involved in two ways. The first is to share back-to-school photographs. Second, all are invited to share messages about the excitement of the first day, hopes for the new school year, and memories about going back to school. Pictures and messages may be shared by emailing communications@bcps.org or by tweeting @BaltCoPS using the hashtag #back2BCPS. This year’s Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, supported by the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, includes a school supply drive, Team BCPS Day with the Orioles, the second annual Back to School Festival at Boscov’s White Marsh, Early Entry Day for students entering Grades 6 and 9, the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Back to School events, and an attendance public service announcement contest. For details about the BCPS Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, please visit www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/btsiyt/.
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