• 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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  • Spring Open House 2017

    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, drama,…

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  • Service Opportunities Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy (2017)

    Day of Service: 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.…

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  • 21st Century Skills: Collaboration

    At Powhatan, we talk a lot about 21st Century Skills – skills that will help students find success in a world of ever-changing technology and volumes of information. Critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration are widely accepted as fundamental skills for future leaders. In the lower school lab, students are routinely…

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  • Science Rocks!

    We spend several days in the lab conducting mini-experiments with home-made instruments, stethoscopes, tuning forks, and the ever-popular long gong. Slinkies work well as a tool to model compression waves, and help to explain why sound waves don’t travel through empty space. The observations students make in these collaborative explorations…

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  • Chapel Talks: A Capstone of the Eighth Grade Year

    Chapel talks started this week and will run through March. What are Chapel Talks? Click on the video below and then check out the list of topics at the bottom of this post! Equal parts tradition and milestone, Chapel Talks are a 7 to 9 minute speech given by every…

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  • Clay Fun

    Mrs. Garrity, the Lower School art teacher, walks us through a fourth grade art project in this video:  

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  • Closed For Winter Break

    The administrative office will be closed (December 22 – January 4) for Winter Break. School resumes on January 5, 2017.  

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