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 fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that bonds classmates and teachers alike and is one of the important milestones in the Upper School.

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1. Upper School Retreat

A centerpiece of the retreat is the Full Value Contract. Almost immediately upon arrival at camp the students begin to work on how they will make the most out of the experience. Students work in small groups with their faculty advisor to create written guidelines taking personal responsibility for how they will contribute to and make the most positive impact on the retreat. As Retreat comes to a close students are reminded that the Full Value Contract is not just for Retreat, but is guide for positive expectations for behavior and reinforcing the pillars of our mission statement – Excellence, Civility, Integrity, Respect & Service – for the rest of the school year.

Thank you for joining us this week! Take a look back at the rest of our Top-10 most viewed YouTube videos:

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Videos are ranked by the total number of views they received between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. During that time period our YouTube page videos received approximately 118,197 views for a total of 154,969 minutes. These include new and previously created videos. A total of 49 videos were created last year ranging from experiences in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Check out the YouTube page here: