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  • Award Winning Visiting Author: Charles R. Smith, Jr.

    (photo credit: Ms. Barr) American poet, Charles R. Smith, Jr. visited the Powhatan campus Wednesday, January 23rd to speak with Powhatan students in grades 4-8. Mr. Smith is an illustrator/writer who has been awarded the Coretta Scott King Award for illustrations in his book My People and his book If was selected as…

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  • Now Enrolling for Fall 2019: Your Guide to the Admissions Process

    Mrs. Hobbs took this photo on the Chesapeake Bay field trip. The school search process starts well before applying to any independent school.  As you begin the search to find the best school for your children, you will find various schools designed to meet different needs. After visiting, researching and…

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  • Mrs. Bell’s Classroom: Creating an active, student-focused learning environment through the use of flexible seating

    Fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Bell, authored an article published in the 2019 Winter edition of Vision, the magazine produced by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). The theme of the issue is Active Learning Spaces and is designed to showcase new and innovative classroom design. Mrs. Bell’s piece, entitled Intentional and Engaged Learning Spaces…

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  • Powhatan Pulse Podcast: Now on iTunes!

    Podcasts are a great way to learn more about Powhatan School and to ‘meet’ our faculty! Episodes include: ✅Learning through Play ✅Growth Mindset ✅How Reading teaches Empathy ✅Learning and the Brain ✅A chat with our Athletic Coaches ✅Student Voices – History Day Project We are now on iTunes:  CLICK HERE…

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  • Powhatan School Wins Independent School Marketing Award

    BOYCE, VA: Powhatan School won a 2018 Silver InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award this week for its school blog in the only international competition that exclusively recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications. The Brilliance Awards are sponsored by InspirED School Marketers, a website that provides “brilliant…

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  • Mrs. Coutts named Conservation Education Teacher of the Year

    Robin Coutts, Science Teacher at Powhatan School, receives the Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award Powhatan School is pleased to announce that Robin Houck Coutts, Science Teacher and NEAL (Nature Enhanced Approach to Learning) Coordinator was chosen for Virginia’s Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award in Elementary Education.…

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  • Shakespeare Week 2018

    An interesting twist to the play this year is a change in the time period. The play is set in an alternate history…

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  • Preschool

    Preschool

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  • Clare Ferrell Early Childhood Speaker Series: “The Importance of Play for Pre-School and Primary Aged Children”

    DOROTHY SLUSS, RETIRED COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR TO SPEAK ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY FOR PRE-SCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN Dr. Dorothy J. Sluss will speak on her passion of early childhood education and the importance of play for pre-school and primary school aged children on Friday, November 2,…

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  • Powhatan Welcomes VAIS Visiting Accreditation Team

    The Powhatan School community welcomed the Visiting Accreditation Team of school administrators and faculty from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) to campus this week. The team has been on campus from Sunday through Tuesday, as part of our five-year accreditation visit. POWHATAN WELCOMES VAIS VISITING ACCREDITATION TEAM Powhatan,…

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  • Hour of Code: Fun Facts

    Powhatan had a great global Hour of Code event last week. We had tons of cool projects going on at every grade level to complement Powhatan’s computer science curriculum. Learn more in the video below:  Hour of Code: Fun Facts – Powhatan students coded for a combined total average of…

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  • Annual Fourth Grade 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.” Thank you to Ms. Cathy Barr…

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