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  • Holiday Service In The Community

    Service in the community: To reinforce the spirit of giving to others, each grade collects donations and gifts for needy families in several nearby counties. The Holiday Basket program assists local families over the break. Students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade are helping to supply 31 area children with holiday…

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  • Seasonal Cultural Celebrations

    The change of season and colder weather brings the celebration of many December holidays and winter traditions. These have common themes of gift giving, peace and light to brighten the dark, shorter days of the winter season. Here at Powhatan, we embrace this time of year in so many ways.…

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  • Mentor Program: Powhatan Teams Up With SU Athletic Dept.

    Mentor Program Announced: Powhatan School would like to thank the Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for partnering on a mentoring program that brought university student-athletes into the classroom each day this week. Student-athletes from the university’s women’s volleyball and men’s lacrosse teams participated in activities with Powhatan students in…

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  • Clarke County Education Foundation Delivers Dictionaries To Third Grade

    Powhatan School’s third grade received a surprise visit this morning from the Clarke County Education Foundation, Inc. (CCEF). Mrs. Stacy Sefton, current president of the CCEF board of directors and a first grade teacher, presented each third grade student with dictionaries supplied by the John Friant, Sr. Dictionary Fund. Mrs.…

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  • Powhatan Named “Green School”

    Powhatan Named Green School: Powhatan School has been named a “Green School” through the 2011 VAIS Independent School Go Green Challenge. Head of School, Sue Scarborough, will present the award to the student body at a special All School Gathering in the Niemann Auditorium on Friday, November 18. “It truly…

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  • National Geographic Tornado Scientist and Researcher Tim Samaras

    Powhatan School was pleased to welcome National Geographic scientist and researcher Tim Samaras to campus for a morning presentation on the science behind tornado-chasing on November 1, 2011. Samaras enthralled the students at Powhatan School this morning with a mesmerizing presentation about the science and technology involved in chasing tornadoes.…

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  • Where Are You Going To School After Powhatan?

    “Where are you going to school after Powhatan?” “Where are you looking at schools?” “Have you been to the Open House?” “How did you begin your search?” These questions and many more are often asked among Powhatan Upper School parents, and on October 12th, more than 20 parents took advantage…

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  • Powhatan School Partners With The Piedmont Environmental Council To Hold Conservation Day

    The Piedmont Environmental Council and Powhatan School hosted its annual Conservation Day for all fourth graders in Clarke County on Friday, October 14th. This year the theme for the event was the “Riches of Nature”. More than 200 fourth graders from D.G. Cooley, Boyce Elementary, and Powhatan School attended the…

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  • Señorita Shourds Presentation At The Foreign Language Association Of Virginia Conference

    On October 7th, 2011 Señorita Shourds traveled to Richmond, Va. to present at the annual Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) conference. The presentation was titled Service Learning in the Language Classroom… And Beyond!It focused on how service-learning projects can be a part of world language objectives as students go…

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Salvador Dali

    During the month of September 15-October 15, 3rd grade Spanish students have been looking at famous Hispanic/Latino artists in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. We particularly learned about Spanish painter and surrealist Salvador Dali and analyzed repeating themes in his work. We looked at the juxtaposition of objects and metamorphosis…

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  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Blandy Experimental Farm – University of Virginia

    On September 30, 2011 Kindergarten & 1st Grade took their first field trip to Blandy Experimental Farm as a part of the NEAL program. Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. Watch…

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  • 6th Grade Survival Trip

    “It’s hard to make a fire in the rain.” – Harrison, 6th Grade Powhatan School Student.   Even spending the day in a down pour did not dampen the spirits of Powhatan School’s annual 6th Grade Survival Trip. The trip is a hallmark of the Upper School experience and is…

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