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Director’s Summer Update

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Good Afternoon Dragon Nation! Let me begin by introducing myself.  I am Dr. Robert Lowerre and I have had the honor of being appointed to the Directorship of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies.  I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to finally be on campus!  While summer […]


Director’s March Update

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Greetings, Maggie Walker Community! I hope this update finds you well and enjoying the warmer, longer days.  Spring break is right around the corner, so I hope you and your family enjoy a restful break from school beginning Monday, April 10.  As always there is a lot going on at Maggie Walker.  I am tempted […]


Director’s February Update

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Good afternoon Maggie Walker Community. As the forsythia begin to bloom we know that spring is right around the corner.  With spring we anticipate more delightful, warm weather as we prepare for our gradual descent toward the end of the 2016-2017 school term in June. February has been a busy month.   This past weekend the PTSA held the annual […]


Director’s January Update

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Good afternoon, Maggie Walker Community. The New Year has begun with a flurry of activity as students and staff prepare for mid-term exams and the beginning of a new semester.  At the Regional School Board meeting last week, we recognized several students and a staff member for their recent accomplishments. The American Council of Teachers […]


Winter Break Greetings

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Greetings, MLWGS Community! As we near winter break, I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome I have received as the new interim director.  I know transitions can be difficult, but I am confident that together we will have a very productive and rewarding school term.  Maggie Walker is a great school, and as we move toward the […]


College Admissions Networking…

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As you know, our senior counselors routinely visit the U.S. colleges and universities that are most appealing to our students.  This year, they waded into international waters by attending a conference in Barcelona where they promoted our school to international universities.  They also paid a visit Oxford where they were able to catch up with […]


Network Tune-up

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Upon assuming our network manager position, Mr. Bortz (dwbortz@gsgis.k12.va.us) faced a huge slate of work.  Not only did he oversee the installation of a new virtual server, but he also facilitated the deployment of new laptops to teachers, assisted with training related to upgraded operating systems, assisted students and teachers with the usual array of […]


Dragon Safety Drills….

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Today, our security team led us in two important drills that are part of our overall safety and security protocol. First, we engaged in an earthquake drill which called on us to take unified protective positions. Our earthquake drill was followed by a drill that called on everyone to evacuate to our athletic facility. These […]


First Day Shaping Up Nicely!

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Things are moving along according to plan on the first day.  Students progressed through their morning classes nicely and enjoyed a productive lunch period.  Students have two class periods this afternoon then dismissal at 3:10.  Buses are scheduled to depart at 3:20 but this week we will hold them until 3:25-3:30 to make sure students […]


Freshman Orientation 2016

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Please enjoy these images of the class of 2020!  In just four short years…