• Vocabulary Word Dress-Up Day

    Today 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). Check out the pictures from across campus below! A very special THANK YOU…

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  • Spooky Math

    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 words ‘hands on learning.” Students were given a set of parameters to create their own jack o’lanterns with precise measurements.…

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  • Fourth Grade Conservation Day 2016

    The Piedmont Environmental Council and Powhatan School teamed up to host the annual Conservation Day for all fourth graders in Clarke County on Thursday, October 27. Roughly 170 fourth graders from D.G. Cooley, Boyce Elementary, and Powhatan School attended the program themed “Riches of Nature.” Students spent the morning visiting…

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  • It’s not until you are immersed in Bay life that you make a personal connection to what you are learning.

    At the conclusion of their study of watersheds every fall, eighth graders go on a three day overnight trip to the Chesapeake Bay. “We believe field trips provide incredible experiential learning opportunities that cannot be duplicated in the classroom,” says Mrs. Hobbs, an Upper School science teacher. “It’s not until…

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  • Running a Marathon: Which food provides more energy?

    Third graders have been studying nutrition in science. Yesterday they headed over to the new Lower School Science Lab to solve an interesting question. These students explored the idea of running a marathon and two questions that followed. Would it be better to eat marshmallows or cashews before we ran?…

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  • 2016 Mock Election

    Eighth graders briefed Upper School students on the upcoming Mock Election at Powhatan and issues that voters (both real and at Powhatan) will consider. Today’s event was the first of two such sessions.   Mock Election 2016 pic.twitter.com/SkAkOADPjv — Powhatan School (@powhatanschool) October 26, 2016   During each session, students…

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  • Join Us: Fall Open House & Shadow Day!

    #WeLOVEaChallenge   Powhatan students LOVE a challenge! We have an accelerated curriculum that provides a rigorous, yet developmentally appropriate, approach to the traditional subjects in English, math, social studies, and science. Our aim of educating the whole child includes character development, social and emotional growth and an inclusion of plenty of extras. Art, music,…

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  • Kindergarten Science: Simple Machines

    Kindergarteners are learning about force, motion and simple machines. In this activity, students rotated through multiple hands-on activities where they explored the inclined plane and wedge:

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  • Real World Science: Wetlands Field Day

    Our third graders have been studying the importance of the wetlands on the Crocker Conservancy. Students put on their muck boots and waded into the wetlands to discover which plants and insects were thriving in our calcareous muck fen. Students measured the temperature, pH, and levels of dissolved oxygen in…

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  • This is not how you learned about nutrition and the digestive system…

    Third graders are starting a unit on nutrition and the digestive system in science:  

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  • Professional Development Day 2016

    Research strongly supports that high-quality teaching is vital for student success. “A key component to high-quality teaching is Professional Development (PD) for educators,” says Mrs. Scarborough, head of school. “That is why taking a day, like we did yesterday, to support our teachers is so absolutely vital.” says Mrs. Scarborough,…

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  • Fall Open House & Shadow Day: Nov. 4

    We encourage prospective families to spend a school day with us through our Open House & Shadow Day programs. Students are immersed in the classroom for a day with their peers, while parents visit with administrators, teachers and students through a variety of programs. The Shadow Day option is available for students in grades 2-6.

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