Director’s Blog


Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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Christmas Tree Fundraiser for MLWGS – each class can raise $$

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You can help Maggie Walker Governor’s School this holiday season with Tree Elves!  Tree Elves is a Christmas tree delivery service where you can order premium Fraser firs online and schedule a day and time for delivery by Santa’s elves!  Pick-up is included with delivery so no need to leave your tree in your backyard […]

Doodle 4 Google Scholarship Award Contest Deadline December 2, 2017

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    APPLICATION DEADLINE December 02, 2017 SATURDAY Awarded By: Google Inc. Award Amount: $30,000 annually, non-renewable for the national winner. The winning applicant’s school will also receive a $50,000 technology grant. National finalists will receive $5,000 for educational expenses. Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the Doodle 4 Google contest, and create […]

Congratulations MW Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams winning the 2017 State Championship

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2017 Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams are the VHSL State Champions for the fifth consecutive year – outstanding!

2018 National Youth Science Camp

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The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a broad science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience that incorporates creative and performing arts as well as outdoor experience in an intense month-long camp for young scientists. In a rustic setting in West Virginia, students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on […]

FY19 Budget Town Hall Meeting for Public Input, December 5 @ 6:00 pm, MLWGS Forum. Digital Input Option Also Available

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Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School will host a budget town hall on December 5th to solicit community input prior to the release of its proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget in February/March. A short presentation will be followed by opportunities to comment and ask questions. MLWGS values your input and has provided another option for those unable […]

Community Service Fair at MLWGS, November 17th

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Maggie Walker requires 140 hours of community service by the 3rd quarter of every student’s senior year. Each year the school holds a community service fair to help bring organizations and students together. This year the date of the fair was changed from Freshman Orientation in August to November so that all students would have […]

Canned Food Drive at MW through November 13th

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Tri-M Honor Society will be hosting a Richmond Symphony canned food drive to benefit Feedmore from now until November 13th! Specifically, canned soup, hot cereal, and oatmeal will be collected in room 124 (the orchestra/band room). Please contribute to making this a warmer winter for our community.

Information Sessions about Maggie Walker Governor’s School Admissions, November 13, 14 & 15, 6:30 pm

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If your child is an academically oriented current 8th-grade student, then you should consider Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. Located in the heart of Richmond, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School provides unparalleled educational opportunities and personalized learning.  In 2013 a Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial said that “Maggie Walker is the finest comprehensive high school — public […]

Seeking Nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

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The Department of Education is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards are now being accepted.  The awards recognize the outstanding efforts of Virginia’s volunteers.  Nominations are open to small businesses, corporations, community groups, individuals and families that exemplify extraordinary volunteerism and community service. We encourage you to […]

MLWGS Executive Board Meeting November 9, 2017

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A meeting of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Executive Board will be held on November 9, 2017, @ 9:00 am, in Room 153 on the MW campus. The Executive Board is a committee of the Regional School Board invested with many of the powers of the Regional School Board (see Policy No. 1010)  Persons wishing to address the […]