The E.K. Powe Lunchroom is full of messy smiles and laughter from the students in the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes. No matter what’s on the lunch menu or what surprises are in their lunch boxes, the various interactions students have with each other are far from dull.
The Ortiz family is a Spanish speaking family with children at E.K. Powe. As part of the Duke Enlaces Program, the family is involved with after-school programming, community events, and special trainings. They have three children: Brizza, Jonathan and Heda.
The project highlights the amazing work of Janice Jones and the therapy dog Lehigh at E.K. Powe Elementary. It works to showcase Lehigh’s presence in the community and the comfort, support, and joy he provides to all students.
Follow Samuel as he adventures through Ms. Gilbert’s kindergarten class, laughs with his friends, and listens to a new English-speaking world.
Down the halls of E.K Powe lies Mr.Goff’s art classroom. The artists flow in and out of this classroom marking their presence with the artwork left behind. From brush strokes to crayons, the students bring their creativity to life on paper.
Playworks at Powe is run by Coach Grant who makes the playground a fun and safe place for children to learn and grow. Each week he teaches a fun new game and helps to defuse any conflict with RoShamBo.
The fifth graders of E.K. Powe are more than your average rambunctious 10 year olds. This class full of curious students strives to learn about themselves and the world around them, inspired by their courageous young teacher, Hannah Bohlen.
This project explores the ‘hands-on’ learning experience of Ms. Middleton’s kindergarten class as they discover the world.
Ms. Lis harnesses the energy her 3rd graders bring to school everyday to make learning exciting and enjoyable.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartman are two devoted parents of a fifth grade student, Andrew, and a fourth grade student, Alex. The school is comprised of students, faculty, but most importantly families like the Hartmans. Both E.K. Powe and the Hartmans are a community within a community and both are amazingly special.
Join EK Powe students as they explore and grow with the Peace Garden
A look inside the life of the Silva family, that’s filled with laughter, learning, and three first-graders. Their learning begins at E.K. Powe Elementary, but transitions home with them.
Principal Somers holds his hand over his heart as he gives the Pledge of Allegiance at EK Powe Elementary School during his daily morning announcements.
Marcus and Sophia Gee are no ordinary E. K. Powe students. Instead of merely going to school and returning home at the end of the day, the brother-sister duo attend an after school program called Kidznotes. The program allows students to explore their musical creativity and expand their horizons.
Ms. Rachel Vogelpohl teaches a tight-knit group of 5th grade academically and intellectually gifted students who have grown up together in the AIG program.
EK Powe Elementary is an extraordinary school. Students from Duke's Center for Documentary Studies spent the fall semester documenting Powe. Our hope is that this website gives you a glimpse into the commitment, effort and care that brings Powe to life.