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Kindergarten & First Grade LOVE Blandy Farm!

We love field trips! Kindergarten and First Grade took a field trip to Blandy Experimental Farm yesterday. Blandy is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia…. Continue Reading →

Physics: Acceleration & Motion

The eighth grade has been studying motion in science class. This week students worked on a project that incorporated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as they explored the subject of motion. Small groups of students built small carts out of… Continue Reading →

Setting the tone for the year

One of the oldest and most enduring traditions at Powhatan is the Upper School Retreat. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that bonds classmates… Continue Reading →

What do we learn from The Knot?

As Upper School Retreat comes to a close, we reinforce the lessons of teamwork and personal accountability with a simple, yet effective, lesson…

Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains

Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains! POST/RAIL Captains are selected each year during Upper School Retreat. Applicants are required to make a presentation in front of all Upper School students as selections are made. Rail students in Upper School then… Continue Reading →

ImPACT Concussion Testing & Real World Math Applications

This morning Upper School students took the ImPACT concussion test to establish individual baselines to be used in the future with suspected head injuries. Powhatan is one of a very few middle schools in the region participating in the testing… Continue Reading →

Welcome Back!

Dear Powhatan Families, The hustle and bustle of the preparations for the new school year have certainly kept us all very busy over the last few weeks! Delivering boxes, putting the final touches on bulletin boards, cleaning buses, and remembering… Continue Reading →

Class of 2013: Off to College

The Powhatan School Class of 2013 will continue their education this fall at the following Colleges & Universities: Stanford University, College of William and Mary, Cornell University, Wake Forest University…

Top-10 Blog Posts of the 2016-17 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 a few of the great things happening in our classrooms. Each year we look back over… Continue Reading →

2017 Top-10 Videos (#1)

The most popular video this year highlight’s the…

2017 Top-10 Videos (#2 & #3)

We are one day away from revealing the #1 most popular classroom video! Our countdown continues today as we explore two videos that combined for more than 400 views. The Collaboration video was a part of Mrs. Scarborough’s blog post… Continue Reading →

2017 Top-10 Videos (#4 & #5)

Tune in this week as we rank the Top-10 of the most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Our countdown continues today as we unveil the #4 & #5 videos. Here at Powhatan, we use an approach called… Continue Reading →

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