OUR VISION

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

 

OUR BELIEFS

  •  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. – Three Chesapeake High School students – Austen Edelenbos, Christopher Delen and Ruth Ndekhedehe – were honored by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger as the winners of his first-ever annual high school “App Challenge.” The competition, which was open to all high school students residing in Maryland’s Second Congressional District, required students to create an original software application for mobile, tablet or other computer devices on a platform of their choice. Edelenbos, Delen and Ndekhedehe created an app that serves as a personal guide for a walking tour of popular sites around the National Mall in Washington, DC. The software uses cell phones' GPS systems to deploy text and audio information about nearby attractions. The team visited Washington to test the app in person and gather more accurate GPS coordinates. The students have made their app publicly available for free on Google Play. A short video about the app can be seen here. The members of the winning team are participants in their school’s Bayhawk APPlied Club, led by teacher Justin Patterson. Much of the student work occurred in interactive media production classes, which are part of a BCPS Career and Technology Education completer program. The second place winner, Peter Collin of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, created an app for students to track their service learning hours. A short video about his app can be seen here. The contest was part of a national effort established by the U.S. House of Representatives to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) innovation. Experts estimate that the United States will not produce enough professionals to fill 8.5 million STEM jobs over the next decade. “I want to congratulate these Second District students for winning my first-ever app challenge,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “Their creativity and technical expertise is remarkable and I see bright futures ahead for each of them. If they are any example, our community will be generating impressive talent that will help our country innovate and create jobs.” The winning apps will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.
TOWSON, MD. – Ten Baltimore County schools will be honored by the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) for their outstanding character education programs. The 10 schools – Bear Creek, Mars Estates, Logan, Norwood STEM, Randallstown and Winand elementary schools; Loch Raven Technical Academy and Pine Grove middle schools; and Dundalk and Pikesville high schools – will be recognized as 2013-2014 Schools of the Year at the MCCE@SU’s annual awards luncheon and program on Thursday, October 9. The selected character education programs include the Logan “SOAR” program, the Norwood “‘R’ is for ‘Responsibility Centered Practices’” program, the Loch Raven Technical “Mentoring New Leaders” program and the Pine Grove “TRACS” program. Other initiatives include observations of the trait and virtue of the month at Randallstown and Pikesville, respectively. The 10 BCPS schools will be among 55 Maryland schools to receive recognition during the ceremony, which will be held in the Rockland Center on Stevenson University’s Owings Mills campus. The awards program, coordinated by MCCE@SU in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Character Education Partnership, recognizes schools or districts with outstanding character education programs that yield positive results in student behavior, school climate and academic performance. Eligible programs must meet at least three of the Character Education Partnership’s 11 principles of Effective Character Education. The principles range from promoting core ethical values as the basis of good character to creating a caring school community and fostering students’ self-motivation. For more information about the awards luncheon and program, contact Linda Muska, Executive Coordinator for MCCE@SU, at MCCEcharacter@aol.com or visit www.mdctrcharacter.org.
TOWSON, MD. – You can’t miss the signs of a new school year approaching – store shelves filled with school supplies, supermarket displays stocked with lunchtime snacks and endless advertisements splashed with children’s fall fashions. This year, Baltimore County Public Schools wants to spread the word that – whether you have children in school or not – “Back to School Involves You, Too!” “The wellbeing of neighborhoods in Baltimore County is directly connected to the success of our schools,” says Dr. S. Dallas Dance, BCPS superintendent. “While the majority of county households do not have students in our schools, our schools benefit the entire community by developing future workers, citizens and innovators, raising property values and maintaining recreational spaces. We consider all county residents, businesses and institutions to be important members of Team BCPS and invite their engagement in improving education.” Launching on Friday, August 1, the Back to School Involves You, Too!, campaign will continue through October. It will include BCPS Parent University workshops, special programming on BCPS-TV, contests and more. Beginning Friday, ways for the community to get involved will be highlighted at www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/, where visitors can 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. – A group of 34 Baltimore County Public Schools students returned home earlier this month after the four-day National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Among the students were four competitors whose business knowledge and skills earned them “Top 10” distinction in their respective Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitions. The four winners, who ranked among the top five percent of nearly 10,000 FBLA student members participating nationwide, were Cristin Arrup of Loch Raven High School; Matthew Miklosovich of Eastern Technical High School; and Michelle Njau and CeCe Ukejianya of Dulaney High School. Arrup placed second – the highest position for any Maryland participant – in the Microsoft Office Specialist Word competition. Close behind, Miklosovich finished third in the Health Care Administration competition, while Njau and Ukejianya came in ninth in the Marketing Team competition. “The ‘Top 10’ is a coveted position at the conference,” said Patrick Holt, Dulaney High business education and family/consumer science department chair who accompanied the students in Nashville. Forming the largest BCPS group to travel to the annual summer conference, the 34 students represented Catonsville, Chesapeake, Dulaney, Eastern Technical, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Hereford, Loch Raven and Overlea high schools. “The students earned the right to compete at the national level by qualifying at regional and state levels,” said Holt. Regional, state and national FBLA competitions consist of online and performance exercises. A panel of judges scores individual, team and chapter events and selects winners according to standardized rating sheets. FBLA competitions are sponsored by Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). FBLA-PBL is a non-profit education association that promotes business career-readiness for more than 215,000 high school students and 11,000 college students nationwide.
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