• Join Us: Fall Open House (November 1, 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…

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  • Cross-Curricular Fun: Dot Day, Library, Art and Augmented Reality

    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.…

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  • Dot Day: Creating Art Together

    “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…

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  • Fall Sports & a Chat with our Coaches

    Fall sports teams started their seasons this week with great success! What is the role of Athletics? Powhatan believes that coaches are teachers too. The courts and fields are their classrooms, and the lessons they are teaching are giving students skills they will need for life. Please take a few…

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  • pH Chemistry Lab

    The third graders have been practicing using the scientific method as a way to give structure to their questions and explorations. We have been working on asking testable questions, making predictions, finding answers through research or testing, and then recording and sharing results. In this pH lab, students used a…

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  • Exploring Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in the classroom

    We caught up with Mrs. Miller this week to talk about some of the exciting new classroom opportunities using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) activities this year. We are especially excited about the VR opportunities for this year, made possible by a generous gift from a donor we…

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  • Science Fun on the Crocker Conservancy

    Last week, first graders headed out to explore the Crocker Conservancy and deepen their study of insects. After a quick insect mini-lesson in the Anderson Pavilion as a group, the students split into 4 stations. The first station offered students the chance to use sweep nets in the grass to…

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  • Upper School Retreat: Setting the Tone for the Year

    One of the oldest and most enduring traditions, Powhatan held it’s 38th 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, it is an experience that bonds classmates and teachers alike…

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  • POST/RAIL: Powhatan or Hogwarts?

    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…

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  • Classrooms & Community

    “The start of school is my favorite time of the academic year,” says Mrs. Scarborough, Head of School. “Teachers are modeling collaboration and doing team building activities with their students in all classrooms and subject areas.  And that’s how we build the foundation for and reinforce our unique school culture.”…

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  • Welcome Back Message

    What a great start to the 2019-20 school year! Enjoy a Welcome Back Message from Mrs. Scarborough, Head of School:  

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  • 2019 Faculty STEM Professional Development Awards

    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…

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