Division News

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    Youth Art Month Exhibit

    The 2020 Youth Art Month Exhibit is Opening March 1, 3-5 PM at Pocahontas Landmark Center @ 4290 Anderson Highway and the exhibit will be on display through May 1 during regular office hours. 

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    PCPS Talent & Career Expo

    The 2020-2021 Talent and Career Expo will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Flat Rock Elementary. Please see the 2020_2021 Talent Career Expo flyer linked here for more information. Please register for the Talent & Career Expo and view current job opportunities through TalentED linked here.

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    Little Free Libraries Provided

    Do your kids love to read? Need more books? Want to donate old books? PHS CTE students built and donated 5 "Little Free Libraries" to the Powhatan community. Please visit them at the Pocahontas Landmark Center, the Powhatan County Administration Building, and the Academy Road Food Lion. Two additional libraries will be located at the Powhatan Fire Department Company 2 and Company 4. Feel free to take a book and leave a book when you are in the area!

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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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  • 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.

    Powhatan County Public Schools
  • 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.

    Powhatan County Public Schools

Division Calendar

2020 Spelling Bee

The PCPS 2020 District Spelling Bee was held Friday, February 7 at Pocahontas Elementary.

1st Place: Olivia Goodrich     2nd Place: Shagundeep Kaur

Grade Level Winners:

  • Grade 4 FRES Maya Hoye
  • Grade 5 FRES Aubrey Carroll
  • Grade 4 PocES Dakotah Dunn
  • Grade 5 PocES Austin Mika
  • Grade 4 PowES Savannah Atkinson
  • Grade 5 PowES Shagundeep Kaur
  • Grade 6 PMS River Braswell
  • Grade 7 PMS Avery Payne
  • Grade 8 PMS Olivia Goodrich
  • Grade 8 PMS A.J. Cascone

   Division Spelling Bee Program 2020.pdf 

     (R-L) Mrs. Susan Smith, Olivia Goodrich, Shagundeep Kaur, Dr. Eric Jones   All 2020 Spelling Bee Participants

   Judges: Mrs. Tracy Ingle, Mrs. Susan Smith, Dr. Eric Jones  Mrs. Patty Haskins & Mrs. Kathy Liesfeld 

 Olivia Goodrich & Shagundeep Kaur  Spelling Bee winner  Mrs. Tracy Ingle with Winner, Olivia Goodrich  


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    Helping Hands Award Recipients

    Please visit our Helping Hands web page linked here where we recognize some of our outstanding staff members.

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    2019-2020 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Rolls

    Congratulations to all students that achieved honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2019/2020 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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    2020 STEM Expo!!

    February 26th 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Powhatan High School ~ 1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan

    Join us for a night of hands-on family fun as you experience many exciting STEM activities available in Powhatan County Public Schools!

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    Black History Month Events 2020 Announced

    More information and downloadable flier available through this link

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    Instructional Framework

    PCPS has developed an instructional framework to guide teaching and learning.  The DL421 (Deeper Learning for the 21st Century) Instructional Framework [attached below in PDF format] focuses on four student outcomes: Communication and Collaboration; Creativity and Innovation; Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; and Digital Fluency.  These outcomes are part of our Portrait of a Graduate [attached below in PDF format] which is a collective vision that articulates the community’s aspirations for all of our students. 

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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.

  • Welcome Back!

    2019 Welcome Back Video Montage

  • 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).  


  • 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).

  • 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


Division Highlights

Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network (VaLIN)