• An Eighth Grade Tradition: Chapel Talks

    One of the long-standing traditions at Powhatan is the eighth grade Chapel Talk. Each eighth grader gets up in front of the school community and delivers an 8-10 minute presentation about a topic he or she is not only knowledgeable and passionate but also one that the mostly younger audience,…

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  • January Letter: Powhatan History Day Project

    The theme of this year’s competition is “Conflict and Compromise in History”. The over-arching goal of this project is to “provide for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and…

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  • Powhatan School Wins National Marketing Award

    Powhatan School won a 2017 Bronze InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award last week for its school blog in the national competition that recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications sponsored by InspirED School Marketers, a website that provides “brilliant ideas and brain food” for private school administrators…

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  • Open House Registration Form 2018

    Open House Registration: Select an Open House: *Please select the Open House you would like to attend:Friday, December 7, 2018 Parent's First Name: Parent's Last Name: Student's Name: Student's Current Grade: Pre-SchoolPre-Kindergarten (4)Kindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade Email * Phone Would you like for your child…

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  • What was your favorite blog post from 2017?

    We asked a few of our teachers to share their favorite posts and tell us why they selected each. Click on the title of each post…

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  • December Letter: The Intersection of Tradition and Innovation

    Dear Parents, Tomorrow is one of my favorite traditions at Powhatan, our annual Carol Sing. Traditions represent a critical piece of Powhatan’s school culture. Traditions and rituals help cement our school’s identity while signaling our school values. Additionally, they are one of the best ways to maintain a healthy school…

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  • Carol Sing: December 20

    Our traditional Carol Sing will be held on  Wednesday, December 20  10:00 a.m. Henkel Activities Center You are encouraged to bring family  and friends to this fabulous event. Parking for Parents & Guests:  parking will be available in the faculty parking lot and along the edge of the sidewalk. Handicapped parking will…

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  • Cross-curricular projects provide authentic learning experiences

    As second graders are learning about the traditional lifestyles of Native Americans, they are creating a hands-on project representing each of the four regions that we study. For the plains region, our students created coded beadwork bookmarks. First, students learned about the ways various tribes communicated and the symbolism behind beadwork…

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  • Hibernation: The Blubber Lab

    First graders have been exploring how animals survive during the cold winter months. In this lab, students learned about how animals adapt if they do not migrate or hibernate. Student’s focused their research on two areas of adaptation; blubber and down feathers. Ms. Coutts, the Lower School science teacher, then led…

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  • Hour of Code Week

    We were thrilled to launch Powhatan’s computer science curriculum through participating in the global Hour of Code event last week!

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  • Thank You!

    We want to extend a huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers who took time to come into the craziness of the Makerspace this past week. With all grade levels involved, there was no way we could pull off the Hour of Code Week without you! The extra…

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  • Coding, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular & Communication Combined

    We caught up with Mrs. Garrity, the Lower School Art Teacher and the Director of the Makerspace, during the Hour of Code Week to learn about some of the cross-curricular activities happening in the Makerspace this week: “Product design is an industry that draws on soft skills like problem solving,…

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