• Shakespeare Week: Et tu, Brute?

    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…

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  • Shakespeare Week: The Bard & Language Arts

    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…

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  • Shakespeare Week 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…

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  • Shakespeare Week: 21st Century Skills

    A number of researchers, and parents for that matter, are grappling with the effects of screen time on young children. In this day and age, when students are so attached to their phones, it could be more important than ever to counter screen time with that of theater. “Theater forces…

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  • Shakespeare Week: Caesar’s Ghost

    It is Shakespeare Week! Student’s grappled with the question of how to create Caesar’s ghost along with how to create an engaging flashback scene. After some trial and error, with some collaboration with both technology and art thrown in, an idea was born. Learn more about the process behind ‘The…

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  • Shakespeare Week: Caesar’s Propaganda

    It is Shakespeare Week! Please be sure to join us as the eighth grade presents Julius Caesar on Friday. This tradition has been a part of the school since the early 1960s, and the annual Shakespeare play is a rite of passage for the eighth grade class. And while the…

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  • Healthy Bodies: Hands-On Learning

    In their science classes for the last few weeks, third graders have been studying nutrition and the digestive system. Today, Dr. Rosenfeld visited with both classes to answer questions and share her expertise. It was a beautiful day to gather on the deck and address burning questions about keeping our…

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  • Halloween Fun: Vocabulary Dress-Up Day

    October 31st is Vocabulary Word Dress-Up Day at Powhatan! Students in grades 1-8 dress up as their favorite vocabulary word, while kindergarten and Pre-K students dress up along the lines of recent units of study (nursery rhymes and community). Cick on the pictures below to view the entire photo album! A special THANK…

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  • Making Math Fun!

    Third graders have been exploring measurement in math. This week, the team took it one step further by creating a fun activity that really brings a new meaning to the phrase ‘hands-on learning.” Students were given a set of parameters to create their own jack o’lanterns with precise measurements. The…

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  • Clare Ferrell Early Childhood Speaker Series: “The Importance of Play for Pre-School and Primary Aged Children”

    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,…

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  • Book Fair Volunteers: Thank You!

    Thanks to the support of so many, our Book Fair last week was a great success! We are so grateful to those who purchased books, volunteered their time setting up, helping our students with orders, and tearing down the Book Fair. It takes many dedicated volunteers to make an event…

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  • Powhatan Welcomes VAIS Visiting Accreditation Team

    The Powhatan School community welcomed the Visiting Accreditation Team of school administrators and faculty from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) to campus this week. The team has been on campus from Sunday through Tuesday, as part of our five-year accreditation visit. POWHATAN WELCOMES VAIS VISITING ACCREDITATION TEAM Powhatan,…

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