• Winchester Star Article: Math Competition No Problem For Area Middle School Students

    Winchester Star Article: Math Competition No Problem For Area Middle School Students February 6, 2012 By Sarah L. Greenhalgh The Winchester Star WINCHESTER– For middle schoolers, it’s a test of cerebral fitness. The national math competition MATHCOUNTS has been around for 29 years and area public and private school students…

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  • Powhatan “Specials”

    Powhatan is an academically driven school that takes pride in our ability to actively engage our students in the subjects of math, English, science, and history.  While these core subjects create the core of our curriculum, we believe a student’s education is not complete without the enrichment of art, music,…

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  • 1st Grade Social Studies: Celebrating 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 features, the culture…

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  • Geography Bee Results

    Students Megan, Mark, Nick, Nina, Willem, Brinn, Catherine, Julia, Katherine, Nick, and Graham, all classroom winners, took part in The National Geography Bee on Tuesday, January 17th. The initial competition lasted eight rounds before third place finisher, Brinn, and the finalists, Julia and Katherine, emerged. In the championship round, Julia…

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  • Presentation: Upper School Spanish

    On Thursday, January 19, 2012 guest presenter Kristen Masi spoke to the 8th grade Spanish class about her experiences living and working in Mexico and Guatemala. After studying Spanish in college and studying abroad in Costa Rica she spent ten months in Mexico working and studying at various language schools.…

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    Kindergarten Author Study

    Kindergarten Author Study: “We are all currently authors through our daily Writing Workshop,” says Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Warren. “Author study complements our literature-based curriculum.” “Through class literature study and free reading at home, Kindergarten students are exposed to a number of different authors and genres,” says Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Scheulen.…

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  • Service Activites Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy

    Powhatan School hosted a special Monday All-School Gathering on the holiday celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that took place at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in the auditorium. Throughout the day, Powhatan School celebrated Dr. King’s legacy through service and learning in numerous ways. “On the Martin…

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  • Powhatan Faculty: National and Regional Presentations

    Head of School, Mrs. Susan Scarborough would like to publicly congratulate seven colleagues at Powhatan who have made presentations or will be making presentations at regional and national conferences this year. Upper School science teacher Mrs. Kathleen Hobbs traveled to Richmond, Va. to co-present a session at the Virginia Association…

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  • Holiday Service In The Community

    Service in the community: To reinforce the spirit of giving to others, each grade collects donations and gifts for needy families in several nearby counties. The Holiday Basket program assists local families over the break. Students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade are helping to supply 31 area children with holiday…

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  • Seasonal Cultural Celebrations

    The change of season and colder weather brings the celebration of many December holidays and winter traditions. These have common themes of gift giving, peace and light to brighten the dark, shorter days of the winter season. Here at Powhatan, we embrace this time of year in so many ways.…

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  • Mentor Program: Powhatan Teams Up With SU Athletic Dept.

    Mentor Program Announced: Powhatan School would like to thank the Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for partnering on a mentoring program that brought university student-athletes into the classroom each day this week. Student-athletes from the university’s women’s volleyball and men’s lacrosse teams participated in activities with Powhatan students in…

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  • Clarke County Education Foundation Delivers Dictionaries To Third Grade

    Powhatan School’s third grade received a surprise visit this morning from the Clarke County Education Foundation, Inc. (CCEF). Mrs. Stacy Sefton, current president of the CCEF board of directors and a first grade teacher, presented each third grade student with dictionaries supplied by the John Friant, Sr. Dictionary Fund. Mrs.…

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