• Powhatan Named “Green School”

    Powhatan Named Green School: Powhatan School has been named a “Green School” through the 2011 VAIS Independent School Go Green Challenge. Head of School, Sue Scarborough, will present the award to the student body at a special All School Gathering in the Niemann Auditorium on Friday, November 18. “It truly…

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  • National Geographic Tornado Scientist and Researcher Tim Samaras

    Powhatan School was pleased to welcome National Geographic scientist and researcher Tim Samaras to campus for a morning presentation on the science behind tornado-chasing on November 1, 2011. Samaras enthralled the students at Powhatan School this morning with a mesmerizing presentation about the science and technology involved in chasing tornadoes.…

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  • Where Are You Going To School After Powhatan?

    “Where are you going to school after Powhatan?” “Where are you looking at schools?” “Have you been to the Open House?” “How did you begin your search?” These questions and many more are often asked among Powhatan Upper School parents, and on October 12th, more than 20 parents took advantage…

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  • Powhatan School Partners With The Piedmont Environmental Council To Hold Conservation Day

    The Piedmont Environmental Council and Powhatan School hosted its annual Conservation Day for all fourth graders in Clarke County on Friday, October 14th. This year the theme for the event was the “Riches of Nature”. More than 200 fourth graders from D.G. Cooley, Boyce Elementary, and Powhatan School attended the…

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  • Señorita Shourds Presentation At The Foreign Language Association Of Virginia Conference

    On October 7th, 2011 Señorita Shourds traveled to Richmond, Va. to present at the annual Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) conference. The presentation was titled Service Learning in the Language Classroom… And Beyond!It focused on how service-learning projects can be a part of world language objectives as students go…

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Salvador Dali

    During the month of September 15-October 15, 3rd grade Spanish students have been looking at famous Hispanic/Latino artists in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. We particularly learned about Spanish painter and surrealist Salvador Dali and analyzed repeating themes in his work. We looked at the juxtaposition of objects and metamorphosis…

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  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Blandy Experimental Farm – University of Virginia

    On September 30, 2011 Kindergarten & 1st Grade took their first field trip to Blandy Experimental Farm as a part of the NEAL program. Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. Watch…

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  • 6th Grade Survival Trip

    “It’s hard to make a fire in the rain.” – Harrison, 6th Grade Powhatan School Student.   Even spending the day in a down pour did not dampen the spirits of Powhatan School’s annual 6th Grade Survival Trip. The trip is a hallmark of the Upper School experience and is…

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  • Powhatan Announces ‘The Crocker Conservancy’

    Powhatan School is pleased to announce the generous donation by Agnes Crocker Brengle, Constance B. Crocker, and Isabelle Crocker Osborne of 46.8 acres. The land, which will be held in perpetual easement for educational and recreational uses, more than triples the current acreage of the campus and will allow Powhatan…

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  • Upper School Retreat 2011

    When it comes to annual traditions at Powhatan School, the Upper School Retreat is always near the top of the list. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that bonds classmates and teachers alike. “It…

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  • Letter to Alumni from New Head of School

    August 1, 2011 Dear Powhatan Alumni, It is with great excitement, anticipation and joy that I assume the position as Head of Powhatan School.  My husband, Cary and I arrived about two weeks ago, and although we are still unpacking many boxes, Virginia is already starting to feel like home. The…

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  • Class of 2007: Off to College

    Congratulations to the Class of 2007! The faculty, staff and entire Powhatan community wish you the very best! The Powhatan School Class of 2007 will continue their education this fall at the following Colleges & Universities: The Boston Conservatory Brown University Emerson College Georgetown University James Madison University  (2) Lord…

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