Our State: Virginia

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Our County: Powhatan

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History
  • Originally settled by French Huguenots in the early 1700's, Powhatan County was created by The Virginia General Assembly in 1777. The County was named in honor of the Indian Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas. The original courthouse was constructed in 1778 and the immediate area was named Scottville after General Charles Scott, a revolutionary war hero. In 1850 a small portion of Chesterfield County was annexed, creating the current boundaries of Powhatan County .
Location
  • Located in Virginia's Central Piedmont between the Appomattox and James rivers, Powhatan is twenty miles west of Richmond, the Commonwealth's capitol city, and is within an easy two-hour drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Washington, D.C., Colonial Williamsburg, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Size
  • The county consists of 272 square miles (174,800 acres) and has a population of 27,649 (per the 2006 census est.), a 23.6% increase from the 2000 population of 22,370. Powhatan ranks as the fifth fastest growing locality in Virginia .

http://www.powhatanva.gov/

Our School: Powhatan Elementary

Vision Statement
  • Our vision is to create an environment in which responsibility for self, school and society is fostered as we work together to be 21st century problem solvers.

Mission Statement
  • Our mission, as the Powhatan Elementary School community, is to prepare our students with the academic and life skills needed to be confident and effective 21st century citizens, by providing creative and student-focused learning opportunities in a caring and nurturing environment.


4th Grade Pages for Paws Kickoff
external image b9e90a230eb2486b9d899512d9fbd5e9_thumb.jpg?sc_id=88910The Fourth Graders at Powhatan Elementary School participate in a community outreach program called "Pages for Paws". They volunteer their time reading to raise funds to help support homeless animals at the Richmond Animal Welfare Association's shelter. Since this program began in 2003, they have earned over $5,000.00 for homeless animals! The "Pages for Paws" annual kickoff was a huge success with the introduction of "Platty", the animal shelter's mascot! The students are off to a great start and have already earned over $100.00. What a wonderful way to start a new year for the students and all of the animals!