• Kindergarten & First Grade LOVE Blandy Farm!

    We love field trips! Kindergarten and First Grade took a field trip to Blandy Experimental Farm yesterday. Blandy is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. We talked to Mrs. Warren, a kindergarten teacher, to get…

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  • Physics: Acceleration & Motion

    The eighth grade has been studying motion in science class. This week students worked on a project that incorporated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as they explored the subject of motion. Small groups of students built small carts out of LEGOS capable of carrying a smart phone. Using an app…

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  • Setting the tone for the year

    One of the oldest and most enduring traditions at Powhatan is the Upper School Retreat. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that bonds classmates and teachers alike and is one of the important milestones…

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  • What do we learn from The Knot?

    As Upper School Retreat comes to a close, we reinforce the lessons of teamwork and personal accountability with a simple, yet effective, lesson…

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  • Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains

    Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains! POST/RAIL Captains are selected each year during Upper School Retreat. Applicants are required to make a presentation in front of all Upper School students as selections are made. Rail students in Upper School then vote for Rail captains, and Post students in Upper School…

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  • ImPACT Concussion Testing & Real World Math Applications

    This morning Upper School students took the ImPACT concussion test to establish individual baselines to be used in the future with suspected head injuries. Powhatan is one of a very few middle schools in the region participating in the testing with student-athletes. The Athletic Department would like to extend a…

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  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Powhatan Families, The hustle and bustle of the preparations for the new school year have certainly kept us all very busy over the last few weeks! Delivering boxes, putting the final touches on bulletin boards, cleaning buses, and remembering all the details to make the first days of school…

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  • Class of 2013: Off to College

    The Powhatan School Class of 2013 will continue their education this fall at the following Colleges & Universities: Stanford University, College of William and Mary, Cornell University, Wake Forest University…

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  • Top-10 Blog Posts of the 2016-17 school year

    In August of 2014 we launched the Powhatan Pulse: A School Blog. The purpose was to strengthen our online 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 the ten most…

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  • Navigating the Admissions Process (2017-18)

    Mrs. Hobbs took this photo on the Chesapeake Bay field trip. The school search process starts well before applying to any independent school.  As you begin the search to find the best school for your children, you will find various schools designed to meet different needs. After visiting, researching and…

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  • 2017 Top-10 Videos (#1)

    The most popular video this year highlight’s the…

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  • 2017 Top-10 Videos (#2 & #3)

    We are one day away from revealing the #1 most popular classroom video! Our countdown continues today as we explore two videos that combined for more than 400 views. The Collaboration video was a part of Mrs. Scarborough’s blog post letter exploring the 5 C’s of Twenty-First Century learning. It’s…

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