Blackstone Primary


Blackstone Primary School 615 East Street Blackstone, Virginia 23824 (434) 292-5300


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Bells and Schedule

Our students at BPS are tardy at 8:15 and our day ends at 3:00.

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The Parent Portal is an instrumental communication component of PowerSchool that empowers family members to engage, and thereby maintain a stake in each child's education by allowing parents and authorized guardians to access and view attendance, grades, and other information related to the student. (Pearson -- PowerSource)

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SOL Practice These practice items provide examples of the new content and increased rigor represented by the revised Standards of Learning (SOL) and illustrate the new Technology-Enhanced Item types for the mathematics, reading, science, and writing SOL tests. Technology-Enhanced Items (TEI) require students to indicate their responses in ways other than a multiple-choice format.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Blackstone Primary School is to provide excellence in education in a safe and secure environment conducive to student learning. We are committed to fostering a desire in all students to become lifelong learners and productive members in a diverse society.

Welcome to Blackstone Primary School! The staff continues to focus on all children being the "BEST" students that they can become. We utilize many different instructional strategies to focus on raising student achievement. Our concentration is on the reading skills because reading is the key to being successful in all subjects. We try to build good citizenship through our character education program. We want to have well-rounded students who want to contribute to the community.

Faculty Webs And Staff Contact Information

Principal - Dr. Carrie M. Gravely
Administrative Liaison / Reading - Lauren Thompson

Office Staff
Paula Freitag 
Nurse - Jane Ferguson
Secretary-Wanda Wynn

Guidance-Angie Dumond


Ellen Eppes
Glenda Floyd
Corey Fowlkes -- Assistant
Amanda Noblin -- Assistant

Bettie Houseman
Ashleigh Wenger
Amanda Vincent
Samantha Holt
Crystal Williams

First Grade
Sarah Shell
Sarah Harlow
Elaine Coppedge
Riki West

Second Grade
Cindy Ott 
Kendall Dorton
Paige Roberts
Lisa Hudson

Third Grade
Marianne Collins
Erika Newcomb
Annette Brown
Michelle Davis
Amy Whitus

Fourth Grade
Priscilla Hawkins
Chelsea Mayton
Leilani Randall

Andrea Shell

Ashley Thompson

Reading Specialists
Amanda Schumaker
Nikole Johnson

Alyson Burke

Math Coach
Amelia Woodall

Art - Debbie Quinn
Library - Kathleen Harris
Music - Alice Allman
PE - Martha McCarthy

Special Education 

Georgia Jenkins
Katie Gaulding
Suzanne Williams
Cynthia Wallace
Susan Biddle
Angela Dickens
Helen Harford
Marsha Bailey -- Assistant
Gabriella Crews -- Assistant
Erica Seabury -- Assistant
Tammy Jackson -- Assistant
Shelia Tucker -- Assistant
Daniel Smith -- Assistant

Lisa Sadler - Family Services
Julie Payne - Teacher
Artimease Hazelwood - Teacher
Lateefah Hazlewood -- Aide
Regina Wilson - Aide
Brenda Miller - Floating Aide

Cafeteria Staff
Heather Godwin – Manager
Ursula Morgan
Stacey Blackwell
Davida Hayes
Brandy Neblett - PT
Jackie Williams

Terri Stephens
Nathaniel Tucker
Edward Epps
Brenda Rather


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