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News and Events

Shakespeare Week 2018 (11/14/2018) -
It’s Shakespeare Week! We hope you plan to join us Friday night at 7pm as the eighth grade presents Julius Caesar. An interesting twist to the play this year is a change in the time period. The play is set in an alternate history, with Rome being a Soviet Satellite...
Clare Ferrell Early Childhood Speaker Series: “The Importance of Play for Pre-School and Primary Aged Children” (10/25/2018) -
DOROTHY SLUSS, RETIRED COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR TO SPEAK ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY FOR PRE-SCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN Dr. Dorothy J. Sluss will speak on her passion of early childhood education and the importance of play for pre-school and primary school aged children on Friday, November 2,...
Shakespeare Week: Et tu, Brute? (11/15/2018) -
Shakespeare Week is upon us. Et tu, Brute? The annual Shakespeare production has been a milestone event for eighth graders for four decades. Looked upon at Powhatan School as almost a rite of passage, this year the class will present William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. An interesting twist to Julius Caesar is a...
Shakespeare Week: The Bard & Language Arts (11/14/2018) -
Performing a Shakespeare play for the school community is a Powhatan tradition that lends itself to cross-curricular learning. In the early weeks of the school year, while the actors became familiar with their Julius Caesar roles and lines during drama class, they concurrently studied William Shakespeare’s language and Julius Caesar’s...