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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Back to School Night Thursday, September 21st 6:30 – 9:00 pm

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Back to School Night is for parents and guardians. Plan to arrive by 6:15 p.m. because school parking lots fill up quickly. Overflow parking is available at the James River Bus Company lot on Allen St. between Broad and Leigh and the Virginia Union C.K. lot on Leigh St. and Mozelle (directly across Leigh St. […]

College Visits at Maggie Walker

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Over 80 colleges and universities are scheduled to visit students at MLWGS over the course of the fall. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to attend these visit sessions for colleges that interest them and learn more about other schools of which they are not familiar. During these visits, admissions representatives will review the programs offered […]

MLWGS Regional School Board Meeting September 14, 2017

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The regularly scheduled meeting of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Regional Board will be held on September 14, 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, […]

UVA Admission Representatives at MLWGS, September 12th, Open to the Public

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MLWGS has been selected to host a regional information session on the University of Virginia on Tuesday, September 12 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the MLWGS Auditorium. UVA admissions representatives Christy Pratt and Kelsey Bowles will present on the programs offered at the university as well as admissions requirements and processes. While students/parents of all grade levels may attend, the presentation […]

Maggie L Walker Governor’s School Blood Drive, September 15th

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Maggie L Walker Governor’s School BLOOD DRIVE Friday, September 15th, 2017 9:00am to 2:00pm Rooms 104 & 105 Please sign-up for an appointment time to donate with Mr. Blanton. All 16 and 17-year-old students must have a signed parental consent form/permission slip to donate. Please fill out completely in ink. (Nothing in pencil will be […]

FYI: The National High School Ethics Bowl Sponsored by The University of North Carolina

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The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among high school students nationwide. Each Fall, the NHSEB releases a set of cases covering a broad range of issues, which then serve as the focus for the year.  Teams meet together regularly, with a coach, to research the cases, to […]

Assistance information for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area

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As we all witness the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, the question most often asked is “What can we do to help?” Our counterpart in Texas, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), has provided some useful guidance. As many of you are aware from news reports, the rain and flooding continues in […]

Virginia License Plate Design Contest: Take Action Against Distraction

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In 2016, 13 Virginians were killed and more than 800 injured in automobile crashes involving a distracted teen driver.  For this reason, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is launching a statewide license plate design contest for high school students.  The Take Action Against Distraction Plate Design Contest aims to start the conversation and raise awareness about […]

Dr. Deborah Marks: thank you for your service to MLWGS

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Departing former Hopewell School Board member Dr. Deborah Marks was recognized for her four-year service record to MLWGS. Dr. Marks was instrumental in returning Hopewell students to our membership. 

Improvements underway at MLWGS

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New student technology nook to house a copier, 3-D printer, wireless printer and Mac/PC desktops.