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    Nominate an Employee for the Helping Hands Award

    Do you know a Powhatan County Public Schools employee who is Inspiring, Empowering, or Innovating? We want to hear from you! Tell us about any staff member who is making a difference in the lives of our children by inspiring, empowering or innovating. Please use the online nomination form linked here to tell us about a Powhatan Schools staff member who deserves to be recognized. We welcome suggestions from students, families, co-workers or community members.

     

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  • Adult Education Class Offerings Fall 2019

    Powhatan County Public Schools has just released its roster of adult education classes for Fall 2019.   Any member of the community, who is eighteen years of age or older (out of high school), may enroll in a variety of exciting evening classes. Individuals who are sixty-two years of age or older may take classes free of charge. This is called the “Gold Card” program. Anyone who is interested in obtaining a “Gold Card” should contact Linda Hockaday at 804-598-5700.

    Please refer to the attached flier for current class offerings and registration information.  Register by mail by September 27, 2019 with check or money order payable to Powhatan High School.  

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  • 2019-2020 Powhatan County Preschool Application Available

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year Preschool program. Children must be 3- or 4-years old by September 30, 2019. An application does not guarantee enrollment in the programs. All information provided is confidential and is used in determining eligibility.

    Proof of income, original birth certificate, proof of residency, and current school health form are required for all programs. Additional information may be required for eligibility.

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  • 2019-2020 School Calendar Approved

    At its February 12, 2019 meeting, the Powhatan County School Board approved the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar which is attached below in PDF format.

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  • 2019-2020 Secondary Course Guide Approved

    At its February 12, 2019 meeting, the Powhatan County School Board approved the proposed Secondary Course Guide which is attached below in PDF format.

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  • Powhatan Welcomes Sodexo School Food Services

    Powhatan County Public Schools and Sodexo School Food Services have partnered to provide the most innovative, nutritional, fun School Food Service Program. 

    Attached below is a welcome letter from Sodexo to the Powhatan community. Now is the perfect time to encourage your children to choose school breakfast and lunch! 

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  • Powhatan County School Board Approves School Attendance Area Variance Guidelines

    At its January 9th meeting, the School Board approved  a revision to its policy on school attendance areas. School Board members requested this revision to the policy so that parents may request a variance for their children to attend a school other than their assigned school. The variance must meet the following specific circumstances:
         >In-home before or after school care provided in the requested school zone; daycare that does not service the home school; or a documented hardship (i.e. financial, work schedule for which reasonable child care is difficult to obtain)
         >Residents planning to move to a new school zone, with a legally binding contract signed by all parties which is free of contingencies and to be completed within 90 days
    Parents requesting this variance must provide transportation to and from school. Any parent that wishes their child to attend a school other than their assigned school must complete the variance request form and submitted it to their child’s principal for approval.

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    All Powhatan Schools Accredited

    On Tuesday, October 8th the School Board received the linked report on accreditation for the 2019-2020 school year. We are thrilled that each school in Powhatan is accredited. Moreover, we celebrate the hard work of our students and staff in closing achievement gaps. It is important to note that accreditation is almost entirely based on SOL test performance. In Powhatan County, our teachers and students teach and learn deeply well beyond SOL level knowledge. While we are proud of our SOL performance, we assess student learning in many more authentic ways to insure that our students are college and career ready.

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    4th Nine Weeks Honor Rolls

    Congratulations to all students that achieved honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2018/2019 school year! Keep up the great work! Honor Roll lists for each school are attached below in PDF format and available in text and PDF on the PCPS Honor Rolls page linked here.

     

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  • Best Communities for Music Education Award

    For the third consecutive year the Powhatan County Public Schools has been recognized with the Best Communities for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation, the education wing of the National Association of Music Merchants.  Powhatan is one of only seventeen divisions in Virginia to be recognized for the efforts by teachers, students, administrators, parents and the community to make music education a critical part of a well-rounded education.  The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.  To qualify Andrew Snead, Lead Teacher for Performing Arts completed an extensive survey, which included questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and support for music education; responses are verified by the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. The following music faculty was recognized:  Terrell Dean, Cami Graham, Gina Dickerson, Joshua Wright, Chris Thomas, Linda Utt, Sandra Parker, Nicholas Snead, Neil Landini, Andrew Snead, Tom Beekman (not pictured).  

     

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  • Recognition of Achievement for Schools with Continuous Improvement

    The Virginia Department of Education presents this award to schools for actively being Accredited or Accredited with Conditions and significantly improving academic and school quality indicators for the past three years.  Congratulations to Powhatan Elementary School (Mrs. Constance Deal), Pocahontas Elementary School (Mr. Tom Sulzer) Flat Rock Elementary (Mrs. Tanja Atkins-Nelson) and Powhatan Middle School (Dr. Samantha Martin).

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  • Welcome Back Message from the Superintendent

    A welcome-back message from Dr. Eric Jones, Superintendent is linked here http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us/superintendent

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  • PMS Students Thank Community

    The students at Powhatan Middle School are loving their beautiful new school and created a video to express their appreciation to our community. PMS Students Thank Community video linked here to wevideo.com site

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