• Combining Creativity, Math & Technology

    This year in Honors Algebra I, seventh and eighth graders were given the opportunity to complete a math video lesson project with their peers. The purpose of this project was to have students review previous material through a fun activity involving technology. Students were expected to teach a topic on…

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  • Magnets & the MakerSpace

    Second graders took their study of magnets over to the MakerSpace last week to put their skills to the test! Follow along as second grade teacher, Mrs. Brondstater, walks you through this fun exercise:  

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  • STEM Competition Champions!

    A Powhatan School STEM team placed first out of 22 teams in the region at the sixth annual Expedition K2M STEM Competition held on the campus of Foxcroft School over the weekend. Powhatan sent three teams to compete against 13 other middle schools across the region, including public schools and…

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  • February Letter: The Five C’s

    Dear Powhatan Parents, The winter months are the time of year for visits to campus by prospective families interested in sending their children to Powhatan. I spend a good part of my time sharing with them what drew me to Powhatan, my perspectives on our campus learning environment and reflecting…

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  • What is rolling admissions?

    At the end of February, we shift to rolling admissions and work individually with each new applicant to schedule visits and complete the admissions process.

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  • Bridges and the Brain

    Listen in to the podcast above as our third grade team, Mrs. Gilpin and Mrs. Slavin, provide insight and takeaways from their experience at the Learning & the Brain Conference…

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  • Cross-Curricular Learning: What happens when art and science collide in the MakerSpace?

    The MakerSpace provides opportunities for terrific cross-curricular projects. Follow along in the video above as the fifth grade designs and engineers bridges in a collaborative project that blends art with science. The project was inspired by a professional brainstorming session between Mrs. Garrity, Lower School art teacher, and Mrs. Greenhalgh,…

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  • Real World Experiences: French Class

    Did you know that most restaurants in France already include a 15% tip? The seventh grade French class recently went to Crepeworx in Winchester. “This trip was a culmination of our study of food and dining out,” commented Mr. Fleming, the French teacher. “It is very important to use the…

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  • MATHCOUNTS Team takes Seventh Regional Title in a Row

    The Powhatan MATHCOUNTS Team participated in the 2017 Blue Ridge Chapter Regional Competition at Admiral Robert E Byrd Middle School on February 11, 2017. The Powhatan team successfully defended their regional championship, as the team took home the region title for the seventh year in a row! The team placed…

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  • MakerSpace Madness: Innovation at all Ages

      This sixth grade math project is not your usual geometry class activity… Mr. Holloway takes his sixth grade math class into the MakerSpace to; “connect mathematics and the real world in a practical sense.”   One thing that makes the MakerSpace so unique is that it is designed with…

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  • Screen Printing

    The entire Lower School is exploring printmaking in Art Class. Check out the video to see the fourth grade in action: Each student in fourth grade designed their own screen. They had the option to bring in fabric items on which to print. The method that we used was to…

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  • Cross-Curricular Fun: Chinese New Year

    The Chinese Unit of Study culminates on Chinese New Year with a dragon parade and Chinese feast, where children sample cuisine. This cross-curricular study allows children to read fiction and non-fiction stories through shared reading and Guided Reading, write stories, study maps, discover plant and animal life, learn songs and…

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