Powell Elementary School
About Our School
Kindergarten – 5 | Traditional
Colin Powell Elementary is a high performing, traditional school in Grand Prairie ISD. Our faculty, families, and community work together seamlessly to create meaningful and fun learning opportunities for our students.
How to know Powell Elementary is right for your child:
- Your child wants to be a part of a tight-knit family with tremendous support.
- Your child likes to be academically challenged at high levels through hands-on learning.
- Your child loves to work with classmates from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:
- We understand that all students learn in different ways.
- Your child will thrive in an environment where teachers promote academic and social growth for all students.
- Non-traditional opportunities such as: 21st Century Learning Labs, 5th Grade Ballroom Dancing, 5th Grade 4-Day Science Camp, Choir Club, Drum Club, Keyboard Lab, Grade Level Clubs, and much more!
Gifted and Talented
The Gifted and Talented Program at Powell provides learning experiences that are appropriately differentiated and meaningfully linked to core content. It also promotes creative problem solving and divergent thinking. This program guides students to develop healthy self-awareness of what it means to be gifted and the encouragement to apply their talents in their everyday lives.
We use the Multisensory Teaching Approach (MTA) program which is an approach to teaching that is used with identified dyslexia students. A student with dyslexia most often struggles with accuracy and fluency word recognition. Decoding and spelling words is also a characteristic of dyslexia. A Multisensory Teaching Approach involves the use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile methods to enhance a student’s memory and the student’s learning of the written language.
Comprehensive Guidance Counseling Program
The school counseling program is designed to support all the students at Powell. Through social/emotional lessons, small group counseling sessions, and individual counseling, the program includes developmentally appropriate curriculum that addresses academic achievement, college/career readiness, and social/emotional development.
- Chess Club
- Drum Club
- Green Team
- Kindness and Compassion Club
- Fine Arts
- Gifted and Talented Program
- Handprints on Hearts
- Integrated Technology (iPads, Apple TV’s, etc.)
- Keyboard Lab in Music
- Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
- Rachel’s Challenge Campus
- Special Education
- Speech-Language Therapy
- Palomino Parent
- Recorder Club
- Robotics Club
- Student Council
- Theater Club
- Men of Powell
We promote kindness and compassion for all students at Powell. Our Kindness Crew is a group of students who help create and encourage a culture of kindness. As a member of the Kindness Crew, students assist with activities and events like community service projects, kindness challenges, bullying prevention activities, and welcoming new students to our campus. Students in the Kindness Crew lead by example in order to encourage everyone to be kind and compassionate to others.
Dancing in the Classroom
Our 5th grade students benefit from the 10 weeks of Dancing Classrooms. During the ten weeks, students practice communication and etiquette while learning the history of famous dances from around the world. The program features the “Dulaine Teaching Method” for grooming social awareness and promoting positive forms of collaboration. Our students begin the 10 weeks a little nervous about the idea of holding hands with someone of the opposite sex, but by the end, the kids pose proudly in their dance frames. Friendship and lifetime memories are created amongst all students while warming the hearts of the parents who proudly watch their children dance.
Powell Student Council is made up of elected officers and class representatives from third through fifth graders. We believe that participating students will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. We have made lap blankets and cards for the nursing home adults, collected food and toys for Prairie Paws, and made Valentine cards for the troops.
Community-based Extracurricular Activities
We encourage and engage our students in getting involved in their community. It is their involvement that helps our community thrive and all to feel welcome at Powell. We are engaged in service projects throughout the school year that promote self-awareness, as well as the well-being of others. Some of these activities are Socktober, Food Drive, Santa Cop, Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, and Cinco de Mayo Parade.
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