• Guest Professionals connect what we learn in the classroom with the Real World

    Throughout our curriculum at Powhatan, teachers often bring in experts in various fields to spark enthusiasm, inspire students to think beyond the classroom, and show that we truly do learn not for school, but for life. Real World Fifth graders are studying electricity in science class. They have been building…

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  • A Controlled Burn: Wildflower Meadow

    In early December Powhatan School received a visit from the Virginia Department of Forestry to conduct what is known as a Controlled Burn…

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  • Now Enrolling for Fall 2019: Your Guide to the Admissions Process

    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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  • Exploring the Crocker Conservancy: Vole Nests

    On Thursday the third grade will dissect owl pellets in the Lower School Science Lab. To prepare for the upcoming lab activity, Ms. Coutts took students out onto the Crocker Conservancy yesterday (Yay – 60 degree weather in January!) to explore possible owl habitats on campus, including the burned out…

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  • Holiday Service Learning

    Earlier this month, the fifth grade students  collected canned goods. Students stock piled the canned goods in their classroom in preparation for their annual field trip to stock the shelves of the Christ Church Cares Food Pantry. Earlier today, fifth graders took the entire morning to deliver the donations to…

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  • December Letter: A Special Thank You

    Dear Parents, Tomorrow is one of my favorite traditions at Powhatan, our annual Carol Sing. A tradition like Carol Sing reinforces our value of community. This musical gift of the season brings families together and provides a common experience shared by generations of students, parents, grandparents, and faculty at Powhatan.…

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  • Powhatan Pulse Podcast: Now on iTunes!

    Podcasts are a great way to learn more about Powhatan School and to ‘meet’ our faculty! Episodes include: ✅Learning through Play ✅Growth Mindset ✅How Reading teaches Empathy ✅Learning and the Brain ✅A chat with our Athletic Coaches ✅Student Voices – History Day Project We are now on iTunes:  CLICK HERE…

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  • Powhatan School Wins Independent School Marketing Award

    BOYCE, VA: Powhatan School won a 2018 Silver InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award this week for its school blog in the only international competition that exclusively recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications. The Brilliance Awards are sponsored by InspirED School Marketers, a website that provides “brilliant…

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  • Hour of Code 2018: Coding at All Grade Levels

    Fun Facts: Powhatan students coded for a combined total average of 370 hours last week. Students coded in the following programming languages — color coding patterns, Block, Javascript, and Python…

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  • Hour of Code 2018: Thank You!

    I want to extend a huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers who took time out of their schedules to come into the Library or Makerspace to help students with their coding projects. The extra sets of hands each day were greatly appreciated and made everything run smoothly.…

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  • Hour of Code 2018: Big & Little Buddies

    “One of the things I love about Powhatan is the Buddy Program,” says Mrs. Miller, the Educational Technology Teacher and the lead faculty member for the Hour of Code Event. It is a program that matches older students with younger students throughout the year. “So when I began planning the…

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  • Hour of Code 2018: Critical Thinking Skills

    The Hour of Code week is more than just coding. It is a time for students to get excited about Computer Science and start thinking about how they could potentially use these skills now and in the future. Coding teaches students the critical thinking skills they need to be successful…

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