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Intro to Entrepreneurship: Market Day

Second graders have been participating in a Project Based Learning (PBL) activity that centers around a mini economy called Market Day. Second grade studied the dynamics of an economy and then applied their understanding in the role of an entrepreneur… Continue Reading →

Passive Solar Technology

For the past three weeks seventh graders have been exploring alternative energy sources. Through multiple hands-on science labs, students have worked on a number of design challenges based around biofuels, solar, geothermal, hydro-electric and wind energy. They wrapped up last… Continue Reading →

Busy Bees!

The bees are back at Powhatan! The Earth Day 2019 theme was “Protect Our Species” along with exploring pollinators. Here at Powhatan, we have a beautiful, natural showcase in our sprawling campus and the Crocker Conservancy. Our trees burst into… Continue Reading →

Trout Release (Spout Run)

Fourth graders released more than 30 native Brook Trout into a restored section of Spout Run in Millwood, Va. yesterday. Students have taken part in Trout Unlimited’s “Trout in the Classroom” school program, raising the eggs this year in the… Continue Reading →

Earth Week: Pollinators

Earth Week: Pollinators Each year we have a different theme for Earth Week, with overarching activities stemming from the theme. This year’s theme is “Pollination.”   Cross-Curricular: Second Graders will complete a Native Pollinator Survey. This cross-curricular study brings together… Continue Reading →

First Grade Mason Bee Houses

During their Earth Week study of Pollinators, the first grade built bee houses specifically designed for mason bees. Mason bees are solitary bees, meaning that they do not live in a hive. Because they don’t need to protect the hive, they tend… Continue Reading →

Earth Week: Geothermal Energy

Seventh graders are studying alternative energy sources as a part of Earth Week! They continued their study of alternative energy today with a hands-on activity to see firsthand how geothermal energy works. We caught up with a Q & A… Continue Reading →

Earth Week: Studying Alternative Energy

Seventh graders kicked off Earth Week with a hands-on activity focused on learning about wind power. Students were grouped into teams to build a standard model wind turbine. They then were asked to collaborate and create a wind turbine of… Continue Reading →

Cross-curricular fun: An eighth grade collaboration with music, technology and art

There are many types of cross-curricular projects built into the Powhatan experience. Those projects enhance Deep Learning, which implies that students will follow a particular route of inquiry from top to bottom, rather than simply lightly sampling all the possible… Continue Reading →

Back-to-Back Regional Spelling Bee Champion

Congratulations to Nikil S. for winning the Regional Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 19 at Shenandoah University. This is Nikil’s second Regional Spelling Bee win; he won his first regional bee in 2017. Nikil prevailed in the 38th round, a… Continue Reading →

Afterschool Activities (Spring Trimester)

The start of a new trimester brings along multiple different Afterschool Programs. The following programs are offered starting April 1st: Yoga 3:30PM – 4:30PM Grades 1st – 8th   10 seats available Yoga instructor Gina Byrd will continue to guide students… Continue Reading →

Mathcounts Team Represents the Region at State Competition

Powhatan School represented the Northwestern District Region at the State Mathcounts competition last Saturday in Richmond, VA.  Not only we were able to have one student (Nikil) qualify for states in the individual rounds, we were given an opportunity to… Continue Reading →

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