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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – Teachers Apply by November 9th

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Designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), this nationwide contest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEAM can be applied to help improve their local community. 10 national finalist teams get $50,000 in Samsung technology for their school. Plus, all teams get […]



Mark your Calendar: MENA Winter Holiday Bazaar on Friday, 8 December from 5 pm to 8 pm

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Student Council Association raises over $1,600 for Hurricane Relief

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Congratulations to the Student Council Association and their successful efforts raising monies for hurricane relief.  During Spirit Week, the SCA conducted a coin drive among our students who generously contributed over $1,600.00. Our student’s generous financial support will provide people in crisis with relief today. Thank you to Ms. Jenn Todd, SCA Sponsor, for her efforts coordinating […]



Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 2nd & Tuesday, November 7th

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Mark your calendar: Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled Thursday, November 2nd from 4 -7 p.m and Tuesday, November 7th from 9:00am-12:00noon.  Dr. Lowerre will be sending our families a notice next week with links to Signup Genius for conference registration.  Please look for his message the week of October 23rd.  Links and access codes will be posted on the Parent Portal in […]



October is Bullying Prevention Month

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WHEREAS, school bullying has become an increasingly significant problem in the United States and Virginia; and   WHEREAS, over twenty percent of the youth in the United States are estimated to be involved in bullying each year, either as a bully or as a victim; and   WHEREAS, an estimated one hundred sixty thousand students […]



Strong Men and Women in Virginia History Writing Contest

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The Library of Virginia, in collaboration with Dominion Energy, presents the 2018 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History program.  This program honors African American leaders and their achievements. High school students in Virginia are invited to participate in the annual essay contest.  Four winning essays will be chosen, one from each of the four […]



MLWGS Regional School Board Meeting October 19, 2017

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The regularly scheduled meeting of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Regional Board will be held on October 19, 2017, @ 9:00 am, in Room 153 on the MW campus.  Persons wishing to address the Regional School Board are required to contact the Board Clerk for placement on the agenda. In order to address the Regional School Board, the […]



Seeking Input From All Stakeholders: Technology Survey Open Until October 22, 2017

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As guided by our school technology plan, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School conducts regular surveys to determine the most appropriate technology to support active student-centered classrooms, professional development, and course offerings.  To that end, this survey is designed to seek valuable input from all stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, and parents on the current state of […]



MLWGS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Monday, October 16th, 2017 @ 5:15pm

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National Honor Society (NHS) is a national organization for high school students that seeks to honor students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. This year, 150 Maggie Walker juniors and seniors will be inducted into The Patricia E. Taylor Pioneers of Excellence Chapter of NHS. The National NHS Council […]



Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School 2017 SAT and AP Exams

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Virginia’s 2017 public high school seniors outperformed their national peers in reading, writing, and mathematics on the revamped SAT. The College Board revised the college admissions test last year to better align the assessment with content students actually learn in high school and skills and knowledge identified as important to success in college. Of the […]