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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 →

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 →

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…

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 →

2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown Winner!!!

Top-10 Video Countdown Today we unveil the most popular videos (views) from the past school year! Thank you for tuning in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. And the winner… Continue Reading →

2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown (#4, #3 & #2)

Top-10 Video Countdown Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #4, #3 & #2 videos… Continue Reading →

2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown (#6 & #5)

Top-10 Video Countdown Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #6 & #5 videos in… Continue Reading →

2019 Top-10 Videos Countdown (#8 & #7)

Top-10 Video Countdown Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #10 & #9 videos in… Continue Reading →

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