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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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Senior Kenan Potter Art will be on Display at MLWGS 1-16 through 2-2-2018

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Looking for something to lift your spirits before the snow?  You are invited to our second senior art exhibition of the year.  Senior Kenan Potter will be having a reception this afternoon in our exhibition space starting at 4:30 pm where she will be giving what is sure to be an enthusiastic artist talk about […]

MLWGS Regional Board Meeting January 18, 2018

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A meeting of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Regional Board will be held on January 18, 2018, @ 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 Executive Board, the speaker must provide the Clerk […]

Director’s Message: January Exams Are Cancelled

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Dear MLWGS Students and Families, Due to the inclemate weather and loss of significant instructional time, the scheduled midterm exams will be cancelled. January 25, 26, 29, and 30 are now regular school days. The 31st will remain a student holiday. There is a point where lost instructional time outweighs the need for a major […]

Unique Iceland Student Tour Approved

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A June 22 – 27, 2019 student tour of Iceland has been approved by the MLWGS Regional School Board. An informational meeting for the parents of interested students will be held at Maggie Walker on Thursday, January 18.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in room 153. Settled by Vikings in the late 9th […]

VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program (for seniors)

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What is Bank Day? The third Tuesday in March was declared Bank Day in Virginia by the Virginia General Assembly in 1991. On this day, Virginia high school seniors spend a day in banks across the Commonwealth shadowing a banker in their daily duties. The purpose of this experience is for the students to learn […]

Mark your Calendar: MENA Winter Holiday Bazaar on Friday, 12 January from 5 pm to 8 pm

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The MENA Senior Seminar would like to welcome you to their rescheduled Winter Bazaar.  Come and enjoy food, vendors, music, and prizes.  All proceeds go to the MENA trip to Morocco over Spring Break.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Revision 2 of Maggie Walker Governor’s School 2018-2019 Calendar Proposals. Town Hall on Thursday

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Use the following link to view Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School operating calendar proposals for 2018-2019. The main updates to Revision 2 make changes to April 22nd and February 18th as our big districts are giving off April 22 because it is the day after Easter and necessitated because Spring Break is moving to the first […]

Introducing New Baseball Head Coach Doug Patterson

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Returning MW Baseball players will be familiar with Mr. Doug Patterson, who was their assistant coach the past three years.  Doug will be leading the team in the 2018 season.   Mr. Patterson is a 1979 graduate of Hermitage HS. He attended and played collegiate ball at Manatee College in Bradenton Fla. and Ferrum College. Doug coached […]

Revised Maggie Walker Governor’s School 2018-2019 Calendar Proposals

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Use the following link to view Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School operating calendar proposals for 2018-2019. Both proposals have been revised based on community feedback to reflect the correct MLK holiday and a spring break that aligns with our major participating school divisions. New this year is an early start proposal in addition to a standard September […]

Governor McAuliffe And Virginia Council On Women Announce 7th Annual STEM Essay Contest

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Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women today announced the seventh annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior women. The Council will award at least five $5,000 scholarships to young women, in their junior and senior years in high school, who will be pursuing a STEM […]