• Community Partners: Conservation Day

    The Piedmont Environmental Council and Powhatan School teamed up to host the annual Conservation Day for all fourth graders in Clarke County on Thursday, September 28th. More than 160 fourth graders from D.G. Cooley, Boyce Elementary, and Powhatan School attended the program themed “Habitats.” Students spent the morning visiting various…

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  • September Letter: Innovation is in the Air

    To that end, my Head’s letters and podcasts this year will focus on the innovative teaching that I see as I cross our campus and visit classrooms.  Each letter will focus on a teacher or a strategy…

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  • The Columbian Exchange

    This afternoon the seventh grade wrapped up their study of the Columbian Exchange in social studies with a festive lunch consisting of food choices inspired by the transfer of plants and animals related to Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World. These food choices included dishes that were specific to…

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  • Design Challenge: Iggy Peck, Architect

    A little background knowledge from the story: Iggy Peck began building at the early age of two, when he built a tower from dirty diapers! As he grows, Iggy continues to build things like the St. Louis Arch out of pancakes and a castle made entirely out of chalk. When he gets…

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  • Kindergarten & First Grade LOVE Blandy Farm!

    We love field trips! Kindergarten and First Grade took a field trip to Blandy Experimental Farm yesterday. Blandy is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. We talked to Mrs. Warren, a kindergarten teacher, to get…

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  • Physics: Acceleration & Motion

    The eighth grade has been studying motion in science class. This week students worked on a project that incorporated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as they explored the subject of motion. Small groups of students built small carts out of LEGOS capable of carrying a smart phone. Using an app…

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  • Setting the tone for the year

    One of the oldest and most enduring traditions at Powhatan is the Upper School Retreat. 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 and is one of the important milestones…

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  • What do we learn from The Knot?

    As Upper School Retreat comes to a close, we reinforce the lessons of teamwork and personal accountability with a simple, yet effective, lesson…

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  • Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains

    Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains! POST/RAIL Captains are selected each year during Upper School Retreat. Applicants are required to make a presentation in front of all Upper School students as selections are made. Rail students in Upper School then vote for Rail captains, and Post students in Upper School…

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  • ImPACT Concussion Testing & Real World Math Applications

    This morning Upper School students took the ImPACT concussion test to establish individual baselines to be used in the future with suspected head injuries. Powhatan is one of a very few middle schools in the region participating in the testing with student-athletes. The Athletic Department would like to extend a…

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  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Powhatan Families, The hustle and bustle of the preparations for the new school year have certainly kept us all very busy over the last few weeks! Delivering boxes, putting the final touches on bulletin boards, cleaning buses, and remembering all the details to make the first days of school…

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  • Class of 2013: Off to College

    The Powhatan School Class of 2013 will continue their education this fall at the following Colleges & Universities: Stanford University, College of William and Mary, Cornell University, Wake Forest University…

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