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2019 Faculty STEM Professional Development Awards (8/15/2019) -
Professional Development is the lifeblood of our practice. It rejuvenates our teaching, energizes our students’ learning and most importantly supports Powhatan’s motto of “learning for life”. This morning, as is our tradition, we awarded two professional development grants – The Barbara and Harry F. Byrd III STEM Professional Development Award...
Powhatan Pulse Podcasts: Learn more about our campus community (8/7/2019) -
Podcasts are a great way to learn more about Powhatan School and to ‘meet’ our faculty! Episodes include: ✅Learning through Play ✅Meet the new Campus Directors ✅Growth Mindset ✅How Reading teaches Empathy ✅Learning and the Brain ✅A chat with our Athletic Coaches ✅Student Voices – History Day Project We are...
Top-10 Blog Posts of the 2018-19 School Year (8/13/2019) -
In August of 2014 we launched the Powhatan Pulse: A School Blog. The purpose was to strengthen our online (social media) communication with parents and to highlight a few of the great things happening in our classrooms. Each year we look back over the analytics of the blog to find...
After the Burn: Checking in on the Wildflower Meadow (7/17/2019) -
With a full mug of coffee in hand we took Mr. Holgate, the new Upper School Director, out to the Crocker Conservancy this morning. We hiked up the nature trail to check in on the wildflower meadow. Curious to see the effects of the controlled burn from last December, it...