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February Letter: The Five C’s

Dear Powhatan Parents, The winter months are the time of year for visits to campus by prospective families interested in sending their children to Powhatan. I spend a good part of my time sharing with them what drew me to… Continue Reading →

December Letter: ‘Twas the week before Winter Break

I hope you will indulge my “poetic spirit” as I wrote these words after one of my many “walk-arounds” on our vibrant campus. We are a joyful community and each student, faculty, staff and parent help to express this joy in all we do…

November Letter: The courts and playing fields are their classrooms

Our coaches, who interact each day with the students, have an enthusiasm for learning which is contagious. The positive way they encourage each student brings out their personal best and resilience…

October Letter: History & Tradition

I had the privilege of spending some time with alumni from The Blue Ridge Country Day School, which was the founding school and beginnings of Powhatan. The humorous and lively exchanges about their memories of the little red schoolhouse…

September Letter: Explore the MakerSpace

Powhatan is opening a new MakerSpace this year. It will be a place where students can tinker, explore ideas, design creations, take a risk and learn from mistakes. It can be used by all ages and will embrace all subject areas. It will be a place where faculty and students alike can take a risk, nurture a passion, build and expand upon a unit or concept and freely open minds to new possibilities.

May Letter: My day as an eighth grader

…and I was only here for a day because I had switched places with two students who were being “Heads for the Day” while I became an eighth grader.

March Letter: Professional Development

We are a community that embraces lifelong learning and that especially extends to our wonderful and talented faculty. An important part of our commitment to providing a top education is professional development…

February Letter: The MakerSpace

As schools across the country look to incorporate ways to create excitement around STEM subjects, MakerSpaces have emerged as campus hubs that foster creativity and innovation…

January Letter: What are you Reading?

Dear Parents, As I sat at home during last weekend’s snow storm, with my book in one hand and a cup of hot chocolate in the other, I was thinking about all the Powhatan students who were at home doing… Continue Reading →

December Letter: Holiday Community Service

Communities come together for many reasons, and here at Powhatan, we like to say that our community is a family. In today’s world, so much emphasis…

October Letter: Curiosity Ignited!

In her monthly letter to the Powhatan School community, Mrs. Scarborough introduces the CURIOSITY IGNITED! CAPITAL CAMPAIGN…

September Letter: Integrity

To help us learn for life, we have five pillars that support our mission. Each year, we focus on one pillar, and this year we are focusing on the pillar of Integrity. The description of this pillar…

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