• 2019 Faculty STEM Professional Development Awards

    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…

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  • Top-10 Blog Posts of the 2018-19 School Year

    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…

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  • Powhatan Pulse Podcasts: Learn more about our campus community

    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…

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  • First Day of School – August 21, 2019

    As we do every school day, we begin our school year with a handshake in front of school at 8:10 a.m.! Parents are invited to park and walk with their child to the classroom. School starts promptly at 8:27 a.m. The First Day of School is a half-day, with the…

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  • After the Burn: Checking in on the Wildflower Meadow

    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…

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  • July Letter – Introducing the new Campus Directors

    Dear Parents, This morning I had the opportunity to spend some time with Caitlin Gosnell and Darren Holgate, our two new academic leaders at Powhatan. They have both already recognized the engaging and unique learning community that we are all so fortunate to be a part of each day and…

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  • 2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown Winner!!!

    Top-10 Video Countdown Today we unveil the most popular videos (views) from the past school year! Thank you for tuning in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. And the winner is… 1. Not A Box The winning video in our…

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  • 2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown (#4, #3 & #2)

    Top-10 Video Countdown Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #4, #3 & #2 videos in our countdown! 4. Kindergarten Author Study Through class literature…

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  • 2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown (#6 & #5)

    Top-10 Video Countdown Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #6 & #5 videos in our countdown! 6. Wetlands Field Day 2019 Third graders studied…

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  • 2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown (#8 & #7)

    Top-10 Video Countdown Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #10 & #9 videos in our countdown! 8. Hour of Code: Big & Little Buddies…

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  • 2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown (#10 & #9)

    Top-10 Video Countdown Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #10 & #9 videos in our countdown! 10. Oobleck Fun First graders enjoyed the book…

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  • WHAT WERE THE MOST POPULAR YOUTUBE VIDEOS FOR 2018-19?

    Each summer we look back at the most popular blog posts and videos from the past school year. Top-10 Videos This past winter we hit a major milestone, eclipsing 300,000 total views on our school YouTube Page, with 334,379 views to be exact. This week we will start with our…

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