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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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Future Dragon Days Inclement Weather Schedule

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 In the event MLWGS is closed on Wednesday, March 21, the Future Dragon Day visitation for Henrico and Hanover students will be postponed until Friday, March 23. In the event that MLWGS runs on a two-hour delay, Future Dragon Days will also run on a two-hour delay. Please check your local TV stations for up-to-date […]

Welcome future Dragons on ‘shadow’ days, Monday through Thursday

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After a vigorous application process, rising freshmen students from our divisions who have been offered admission to Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School will ‘shadow’ at the school Monday-Thursday, March 19-22. Welcome, and we are excited to have you with us.

Russian high-schoolers visit MW March 21-30

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In keeping with our even-year tradition, a small group of Russian high-schoolers from St. Petersburg will be visiting MLWGS between March 21 and the 30th, to perform in the Bardathon at Richmond CenterStage. Some of our students have graciously agreed to host our guests. Should be quite an interesting exchange as our visitors (there are six total), […]

MW wins back-to-back SABR Analytics Competition

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The SABR Analytics Diamond Dollars Case Competition pits students from colleges across the country against each other in an analytic major league baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s general manager and staff face over the course of a season.   The teams presented their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges […]

Debate & Forensics Teams Compete, Debate wins at VCFL State Tournament

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Congratulations to the Maggie Walker Debate team for winning the state debate championship held by the Virginia Catholic Forensics League (VCFL). In the category of Public Forum Debate Anisha Sharma and Andrew Shin finished in second place and in Lincoln-Douglas debate Grady Trexler finished in 1st place and Noah Ratliff in 3rd. These individuals qualified […]

MW Chamber Orchestra earns ‘Superior’ rating at District I Orchestra Assessment Festival

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Maggie Walker Chamber Orchestra earns ‘Superior’ rating for programs of the highest level of difficulty for the second year in a row at District I Orchestra Assessment Festival. Congratulations to the Chamber Orchestra for earning the highest rating of Superior from each of four judges at the District 1 Orchestra Assessment Festival Thursday, March 8th at […]

MW Students Enjoy Time at the Canadian Parliament

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Mr. Matt McGuire and Mr. Dan Brown returned to class on Monday with their AP Comparative Government students from their trip to Ottawa and Toronto February 25 through March 3.  During this trip, the group visited key Canadian governing institutions and met with political leaders. The students learned about the significant differences between a presidential and parliamentary […]

MLWGS Regional School Board Meeting and FY19 Budget Public Hearing, Thursday, March 15th (Alert: Adjusted Budget Proposal to be Presented)

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The regularly scheduled meeting of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Regional Board will be held on March 15, 2018, @ 9:00 am, in Room 153, on the MW campus and includes the FY19 budget public hearing.  Dr. Lowerre’s Alert: Due to the delay of the State Legislature to approve a budget, an amended budget reflecting the loss in […]

Student Walkout Information

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By now you are probably aware that many students across the country plan to stage a walkout on March 14th at 10:00 am as a protest against school violence as well as a remembrance of the 17 students who died in the recent school shooting in Florida.  As you can imagine, this presents a lot […]

Congratulations to the Dragon Chess Team – 3rd at VA Scholastic Championships

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The team traveled to Roanoke last weekend and gave an outstanding effort. Congratulations dragon chess members Nicholas Xie, Varun Natarajan, Kevin Ren, John Corson, Rohit Bhagavatula, Cora Lewis and Holly Stevens.