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Working together in small groups, students created their own volcanic eruptions combining baking soda and vinegar in the test pan. Using homemade…

Batik Art: Celebrating the International Day of Peace

Powhatan School is celebrating the International Day of Peace (September 21st) through an all-school art project. Each student at every grade level is creating their own Peace Flag using a process called Batiking. The Batik art process is fascinating. Students… Continue Reading →

Field Trip Fun: Blandy Farm

Kindergarten and first grade spent their morning at Blandy Experimental Farm. Request Information Blandy is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. We love Blandy Farm!… Continue Reading →

Class of 2014: Off to College

College of William and Mary, UPenn, University of Oxford (UK), NYU, Virginia Tech…

Upper School Retreat: Setting the Tone for the Year

One of the oldest and most enduring traditions, Powhatan held it’s 37th Upper School Retreat at Camp Rim Rock in West Virginia. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events,… Continue Reading →

2018-19 POST/RAIL Captains Announced

Congratulations to the 2018-19 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 →

Kindergarten explores the Nature Trail

Kindergarten explores the Nature Trail Both Kindergarten classes took a brief hike along the Nature Trail this afternoon. Kindergarteners used their senses to explore during their visit to the Crocker Conservancy. The first few days of school are great for… Continue Reading →

Top-25 Most Popular Blog Posts from the 2017-18 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… Continue Reading →

What was the #1 video on our countdown?

The most popular video this year highlight’s the annual Upper School Retreat. 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… Continue Reading →

2018 Top-10 Videos (#2 & #3)

Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #2 & #3 videos!   3.  Survival Trip 2017 The annual sixth grade Survival Trip is a cross-curricular… Continue Reading →

2018 Top-10 Videos (#4 & #5)

    Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #4 & #5 videos!   5.  Chapel Talk One of the long-standing traditions at Powhatan is… Continue Reading →

2018 Top-10 Videos (#6, #7 & #8)

Tune in this week as we rank the Top-10 of the most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #6, #7 & #8 videos in our countdown.   8.  Macbeth The annual Shakespeare Play has… Continue Reading →

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