• Back-to-Back Regional Spelling Bee Champion

    Congratulations to Nikil S. for winning the Regional Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 19 at Shenandoah University. This is Nikil’s second Regional Spelling Bee win; he won his first regional bee in 2017. Nikil prevailed in the 38th round, a vocabulary round, by choosing the correct definition for “isobar,” as…

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  • Afterschool Activities (Spring Trimester)

    The start of a new trimester brings along multiple different Afterschool Programs. The following programs are offered starting April 1st: Yoga 3:30PM – 4:30PM Grades 1st – 8th   10 seats available Yoga instructor Gina Byrd will continue to guide students in their study of yoga and its culture through a…

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  • Mathcounts Team Represents the Region at State Competition

    Powhatan School represented the Northwestern District Region at the State Mathcounts competition last Saturday in Richmond, VA.  Not only we were able to have one student (Nikil) qualify for states in the individual rounds, we were given an opportunity to send our whole team (Nikil, Chloe, Ian, and Avi) for…

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  • 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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