• Kindergarten Field Trip to Blandy Farm

    Kindergarten’s field trip to Blandy Farm marks the beginning of their study on biomes. Blandy’s educational staff have a great program about seeds and what seeds need to grow. After spending time in Blandy’s classroom learning about seeds and creating seed necklaces, we head out and search for signs of…

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  • How do you help new students transition to Powhatan?

    One of the questions that is often asked by parents considering Powhatan School for their child is: How do you help new students transition to Powhatan? As with many of our approaches, it is not a one-size fits all answer. Let’s break it down: Upper School: One of the oldest…

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  • Oobleck Fun: Non-Newtonian Fluid

    First graders have been studying the different states of matter in science (liquid, solid, & gas). Last week first graders enjoyed the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They then headed over to the Lower School Science Lab to make their very own Oobleck for a fun…

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  • How Virtual Reality changes and challenges a traditional middle school learning experience

    Students in seventh and eighth grade visited the Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL) on the campus of Shenandoah University last month. They participated in a 360 Video Learning experience using the SCIL’s Oculus Go VirtualReality (VR) headsets. The students explored and watched SCIL’s “Atmosphere of Hate” 360 video, which is…

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  • Why Theater?

    The seventh grade opened the curtains to the musical Oliver this week. The preparation and practice leading up to the musical takes months of hard work and effort, so we caught up with Ms. Davis, the director of the musical, and asked her, why is theater so important? Why Theater?…

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  • Innovator Series: Anxiety and our Youth

    Powhatan School is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan Dalton will be on campus on Wednesday, March 6 to speak with families and students on the topic of anxiety in schools.  This continues Innovator’s Series in which topical speakers in education come to campus to address our community, faculty, and…

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  • 2019 K2M STEM Summit – Smallpox Smashers

    Powhatan School sent a team to compete in the annual K2M STEM Summit at Foxcroft School (Middleburg, VA) over the weekend. Pandemic Teams rotated through stations of stimulating challenges and engaged in an imaginative daylong theme — Pandemic — developed by Foxcroft’s STEM faculty and organizers. Using an app and…

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  • Rolling Admissions

    Powhatan moves to rolling admissions after the January 31st priority deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline are processed in the order that they are received…

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  • Merge Cubes & Augmented Reality (AR)

    “When I first brought Merge Cubes and the idea of Augmented Reality (AR) to Powhatan, it initially was going to work really well with the older students in third grade and above,” says Mrs. Miller, the educational technology teacher. “They have the ability to maneuver the Merge Cube and an…

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  • Cross-Curricular Experience: Chinese New Year

    The First Grade social studies curriculum explores two countries that play an important role in the lives of modern-day Americans: Mexico, our neighbor to the South; and China, the most populous country with a rapidly growing economy. Students revisit an earlier taught geography unit as they learn about the geographic…

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  • Author Study: Building Confidence Through Public Speaking

    Pick up any five business magazines at the airport and look for an article touting the “Top 10 skills leaders need in the 21st Century.” Better yet, just google the title and you’ll find thousands of articles. Click on one. Look down the list of each. I can bet you…

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  • Makerspace & Mountains

    Second grade students concluded their social studies unit on geography this week with a special maker space project. After learning about landforms and water formations, students worked in teams to build models representing the shapes and structures of those formations. Each team was assigned three different formations and had to…

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