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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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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,… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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,… Continue Reading →

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…

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… Continue Reading →

Welcome Back Message

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

Top-10 Blog Posts of the 2018-19 School Year

In August of 2014 we launched the Powhatan Pulse: A School Blog. The purpose was to strengthen our online (social media) communication with parents and to highlight a few of the great things happening in our classrooms. Each year we… Continue Reading →

After the Burn: Checking in on the Wildflower Meadow

With a full mug of coffee in hand we took Mr. Holgate, the new Upper School Director, out to the Crocker Conservancy this morning. We hiked up the nature trail to check in on the wildflower meadow. Curious to see… Continue Reading →

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