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  • Bridging the Past, Present and Future at Powhatan School

    In 1969 during the tenure of Headmaster Donald Niemann, what was known as the “Round Building” was constructed and dedicated as a library, classroom space and auditorium. After fire destroyed the old house in 1988, our school was blessed to receive a transformative gift from Mrs. Betty Lindsey, in memory…

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    Welcome Back: First Day of School!

    Welcome back as we begin the 68th year of education here at Powhatan School! Enjoy a welcome back message from Mrs. Scarborough, Head of School, on the First Day of School: Established in 1948, Powhatan School is an independent PK-8 Day School accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools…

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  • Mary B. Porterfield Award goes to 3rd grade teacher, Ryan Gilpin

    The Mary B. Porterfield Fund was established as an endowment in 2003 to support continuing education for Powhatan’s teachers in the fields of mathematics and technology.  The Fund was created and named in her memory upon her death in 2003.  Mrs. Porterfield was the mother of three Powhatan students, Susan…

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    Summer Series: Top-10 Blog Posts of the School Year

    In August of 2014 we launched the Powhatan Pulse: A School Blog. The purpose was to strengthen our online communication with parents and to highlight the great things happening in our classrooms. The blog was split into 3 different sections, including a podcast series from the Head of School to…

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    Summer Series: Top-12 YouTube Videos!

    We hit a major milestone back in February of 2016 as the Powhatan School YouTube page hit 50,000 lifetime views. This year alone the school channel received 18,367 views for 26,234 minutes of video watched. All of these statistics made us curious, so we dug a little deeper to see…

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  • Celebrating Major Milestones!

    Maya Angelou once said “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” We are excited to announce that the generosity of many Powhatan parents, grandparents, alumni and faculty has propelled our Curiosity Ignited! Capital Campaign for STEM over the $1,000,000 mark! This is a major milestone that we…

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  • Artist in Residence – Powhatan Alumna Catherine Peek

    Powhatan Alumna and land art specialist Catherine Peek began her Artist-in-Residence program with Powhatan students this week! Ms. Peek attended Monday gathering and provided the students with some background about what land art is, how it is different from landscape architecture and the importance of form in land art. She…

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  • The Powhatan Spirit

    On a dark, winter morning in 1988, former Headmaster Billy Peebles did what he always did – arrived at school around 6:00 am to get a jumpstart on the day. This February 26, however, would turn out to be anything but normal. Mr. Peebles entered the back door of the…

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    MATHCOUNTS Team Defends Title

    The Powhatan MATHCOUNTS Team participated in the 2016 Blue Ridge Chapter Regional Competition at Admiral Robert E Byrd Middle School on February 20, 2016. The Powhatan team successfully defended their championship, as the team took home the region title for the sixth year in a row! Individual finishes and team scores…

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    Nancy St. Clair Talley Writing Prize

    Powhatan will be holding the annual writing competition and awarding the Nancy St. Clair Talley Writing Prize to one upper school student. The writing competition will take place on Friday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, which is a Professional Day (no regular school that day). During the competition,…

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  • Financial Aid Deadline Extended: 2/17/1016

    With possible power outages due to icy conditions from the winter storm, the Financial Aid deadline has been extended until February 17th. All families are required to submit the PFS online through the SSS website: http://sssbynais.org/parents Powhatan’s SSS school code is 5890. Please contact Mr. Hatfield, Director of Admissions, at hatfieldm@powhatans.org or…

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