Welcome to SY 2018-19

Dear James H. Blackwell Elementary School Families,

Welcome to SY 2018 – 19! We are excited to welcome our families and scholars back to school on September 4, 2018. We are ready to partner with you to “Move Our Bus Together with Love”! 

To be successful in “Moving Our Bus Together with Love” we must increase parent engagement, community partnerships, and improve culture in our building. We recognize that it truly takes a village to bring our vision for Blackwell to fruition and look forward to working with all of you to make this happen.

As I shared last school year, students are not born smart, they get smart through hard work and discipline. Therefore, we are asking you to partner with us in holding our scholars to high expectations behaviorally and academically, as well as attending school everyday on time. This along with effective instructional practices and a safe loving environment, we will “Move Our Bus Together”, and our scholars will achieve greatness. Achieving greatness includes becoming strong readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, critical thinkers, problem solvers, as well as being kind, responsible, safe, and, respectful.

Here’s to a successful and exciting school year at James H. Blackwell ES, where our scholars will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in a loving and cohesive community.


All the best,

Kate Outten, Principal
J.H. Blackwell Elementary School
300 E. 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23224

Email: koutten@rvaschools.net
P: 804.780. 5078  
F: 804. 319.3012

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