• Destination Imagination: 4 Teams Headed To State Tournament

    Powhatan School teams performed very well at the DI regional competition this past Saturday. “Science Busters” won 2nd place in their challenge category, “All of the Above” won 1st place in their challenge category, “In the Dog House” won 1st place in their category, “Apollo DI” won 1st place in…

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  • Science Curriculum Training: The JASON Project

    Students, how did you spend your holiday weekend? Upper and Lower School science teachers spent their entire Saturday engrossed in a special science curriculum training on February 18, 2012. Funded by a generous donation by longtime Powhatan supporters Don and Mary Shockey, Powhatan will be incorporating The JASON Project curriculum…

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  • VAIS Accreditation

    Did you know that Powhatan School was a charter member school of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)? The school gained VAIS accreditation in 1973 and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The VAIS accreditation program, which is recognized and approved by the Virginia…

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  • Powhatan Hoops Teams Win Tournament

    Congratulations to the Girls’ and Boys’ basketball teams for winning the Powhatan Invitational Tournament over the weekend!

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  • Powhatan Wins 2012 Regional MathCounts Title

    The Powhatan School MathCounts team swept the field on their way to back-to-back regional championships over the weekend. The competition, hosted by the National Society of Professional Engineers, is open to Middle school teams and individuals from Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren, counties. With the victory, the Powhatan School…

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  • 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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