• 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 with students after the activity to learn more: The activity…

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  • 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 their own design, based on their observations of how the…

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  • Spring Admissions Mini-Open House

    Join us in the Makerspace as we explore how we create amazing learning opportunities for students focused on problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Learn how we personalize your child’s education, utilizing a highly personalized approach to differentiation in both Math and Language Arts…

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  • 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 routes. We are committed to providing this type of robust…

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  • 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 vocabulary round, by choosing the correct definition for “isobar,” as…

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  • 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 in their study of yoga and its culture through a…

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  • 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 send our whole team (Nikil, Chloe, Ian, and Avi) for…

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  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Blandy Farm

    Kindergarten’s field trip to Blandy Farm marks the beginning of their study on biomes. Blandy’s educational staff have a great program about seeds and what seeds need to grow. After spending time in Blandy’s classroom learning about seeds and creating seed necklaces, we head out and search for signs of…

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  • How do you help new students transition to Powhatan?

    One of the questions that is often asked by parents considering Powhatan School for their child is: How do you help new students transition to Powhatan? As with many of our approaches, it is not a one-size fits all answer. Let’s break it down: Upper School: One of the oldest…

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  • Oobleck Fun: Non-Newtonian Fluid

    First graders have been studying the different states of matter in science (liquid, solid, & gas). Last week first graders enjoyed the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They then headed over to the Lower School Science Lab to make their very own Oobleck for a fun…

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  • How Virtual Reality changes and challenges a traditional middle school learning experience

    Students in seventh and eighth grade visited the Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL) on the campus of Shenandoah University last month. They participated in a 360 Video Learning experience using the SCIL’s Oculus Go VirtualReality (VR) headsets. The students explored and watched SCIL’s “Atmosphere of Hate” 360 video, which is…

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  • Why Theater?

    The seventh grade opened the curtains to the musical Oliver this week. The preparation and practice leading up to the musical takes months of hard work and effort, so we caught up with Ms. Davis, the director of the musical, and asked her, why is theater so important? Why Theater?…

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