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 — Newsweek has named five Baltimore County public schools as among its 2015 top 1,000 high schools in the nation. In addition, Eastern Tech, which is one of those five, and New Town High have been recognized on the magazine’s “Beating the Odds” list, which considers both high academic performance and students’ socio-economic backgrounds. The BCPS schools named among the top 1,000 in the nation are:
  • Dulaney High School (#571)
  • Eastern Technical High School (#556)
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology (#603)
  • Hereford High School (#671)
  • Towson High School (#750)
New Town High (which ranked just out of the top 1,000 at #1,018) and Eastern Tech placed #452 and #410 respectively on the Beating the Odds list. Both schools also were identified as meeting Newsweek’s equity measure by helping students from low-income families score at or above state averages on standardized tests. “While Newsweek and other organizations use various methods for judging the quality of high schools, the ultimate measure of success for BCPS is to have all students graduate globally competitive and ready to succeed in college, careers, and life,” said Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. “The six high schools recognized by Newsweek,” Dance added, “exemplify the high levels of academic rigor and student engagement that we see in high schools across our county. The success of our high school students reflects the firm foundation our elementary and middle schools provide.”
Saturday, Aug. 29
4th Annual Back to School Festival offers free school supplies, services
What: Students and their families are invited to participate in this annual festival, sponsored by Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation. This festival features the distribution of free backpacks, school supplies, and food as well as free haircuts and immunizations. The BCPS Parentmobile, children’s activities, entertainment, community resources, and surprise VIP guests also will be found there. When: 12 noon – 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29 Where: Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244 Contact: Charles Herndon, 410.887.4171
Tuesday, Sept. 1
Parentmobile to visit Red House Run Elementary School
What: The BCPS Parentmobile, an award-winning mobile parent resource center, will be parked outside Red House Run Elementary School to serve area parents and community members. When: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1 Where: Red House Run Elementary School, 1717 Weyburn Road, 21237 Contact: Drue Whitney, 410.887.0506
Now through Sept. 8 – School Year Resolutions
What’s your School Year’s Resolution? Please send them to NBC News Education Nation at www.ParentToolkit.com/Resolution – for a possible weekly prize – and send them to BCPS via Twitter (@BaltCoPS), Instagram (teambcps), or Facebook (Baltimore County Public Schools).
Now through Oct. 31 – Savers Campaign to support The Education Foundation
Used items donated for sale at Savers Thrift Stores will benefit The Education Foundation of Baltimore County. Please mention “Team BCPS.”
  • 1925 E. Joppa Road, Timonium
  • 9800 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills
  • 8675 Bel Air Road, Nottingham
  • 9940 York Road, Cockeysville
What: The robotics program at Dulaney High School is hosting a Back to School Bash robotics competition. This VEX robotics competition will be a qualifier for the state championship to be held in March 2016. To date, 34 teams are registered, including teams from Hereford, Dulaney, and Eastern Technical high schools, Hereford Middle School, Calvert Hall College High School, Perry Hall Christian School, Loyola Blakefield, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Patterson Park Public Charter School, and schools in Virginia and West Virginia. Additional teams interested in registering can contact Chris Buckler, technology education teacher and VEX robotics advisor at Dulaney High, at sbuckler@bcps.org. The registration deadline is Sept. 18, and the registration fee is $75. When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Dulaney High School 255 E. Padonia Road Timonium, MD 21093 Background: This year's competition is called "Nothing but Net", and a game description can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8daR6qBw3M. The Dulaney High School after-school robotics program is one of the largest in the state, involving 45 students.
TOWSON, MD. -- The Board of Education of Baltimore County will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204. The Board meeting will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. The Board will then convene in closed session as permitted by law. The open session will reconvene at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend all open sessions. The school system is committed to accessible communication with its stakeholders. Additionally, all Board of Education meetings are live-streamed and can be viewed on the BCPS Web site (www.bcps.org).
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