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Join Us: Fall Open House (November 1, 2019) (9/20/2019) -
Take advantage of this great opportunity specifically designed for parents considering a Powhatan School education for their children. Learn HOW we Instill a Lifelong Love of Learning: Join us in the Makerspace for a unique morning of learning HOW: How we create amazing learning opportunities for students focused on problem...
2019 Faculty STEM Professional Development Awards (8/15/2019) -
Professional Development is the lifeblood of our practice. It rejuvenates our teaching, energizes our students’ learning and most importantly supports Powhatan’s motto of “learning for life”. This morning, as is our tradition, we awarded two professional development grants – The Barbara and Harry F. Byrd III STEM Professional Development Award...
Cross-Curricular Fun: Dot Day, Library, Art and Augmented Reality (9/19/2019) -
For this year’s Dot Day celebration, the teachers collaborated on a number of cross-curricular activities. “In order to incorporate technology into the event, we used Quiver, an augmented reality app, to bring each of their individual dots to life on the iPads,” says Mrs. Miller, the Innovation and Technology Teacher....
Dot Day: Creating Art Together (9/19/2019) -
“For the 2019 Dot Day celebration we drew our inspiration from two very specific artists,” says Mrs. Rodway, the Lower School art teacher. The first artist is Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese contemporary artist. Nicknamed the ‘Polka Dot Princess’, her works have focused on using dots in painting and sculpture. “We...