• Royston’s Regatta and Cross-Curricular Learning

    For the past few weeks fifth graders learned about Mesopotamian systems of trade and travel. Most ancient cultures were dependent on water, which became the most efficient method of travel. For Sumerians, they began using their natural resources to construct Mashuf boats. “Sometimes how we teach is just as important…

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  • What’s happening in Art?

    We caught up with the Art Department to find out what projects students are working on. Take a few minutes to hear from Mrs. Garrity, the Lower School Art Teacher, and Mr. Royston, the Upper School Art Teacher, as they walk you through a few of the fun projects happening…

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  • What does it takes to survive in the wild?

    Powhatan School’s annual sixth grade Survival Trip is one of the many milestones students experience in the Upper School and is often referred to as one of the most memorable field trips at the school. The trip is a cross-curricular effort between the English Department and the Science Department. Survival…

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  • Community Partners: Conservation Day

    The Piedmont Environmental Council and Powhatan School teamed up to host the annual Conservation Day for all fourth graders in Clarke County on Thursday, September 28th. More than 160 fourth graders from D.G. Cooley, Boyce Elementary, and Powhatan School attended the program themed “Habitats.” Students spent the morning visiting various…

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  • September Letter: Innovation is in the Air

    To that end, my Head’s letters and podcasts this year will focus on the innovative teaching that I see as I cross our campus and visit classrooms.  Each letter will focus on a teacher or a strategy…

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  • The Columbian Exchange

    This afternoon the seventh grade wrapped up their study of the Columbian Exchange in social studies with a festive lunch consisting of food choices inspired by the transfer of plants and animals related to Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World. These food choices included dishes that were specific to…

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  • Design Challenge: Iggy Peck, Architect

    A little background knowledge from the story: Iggy Peck began building at the early age of two, when he built a tower from dirty diapers! As he grows, Iggy continues to build things like the St. Louis Arch out of pancakes and a castle made entirely out of chalk. When he gets…

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  • 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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