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Jonathan L. Lewis, Ed.D.

Congratulations to MW’s 2017 Regional Debate Winners

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Nominations for the 2018 Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program

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Virginia Department of Education  All public and accredited nonpublic schools are invited to participate in the 2018 Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program to select the next Virginia Teacher of the Year and to honor teachers who represent the best in teaching in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. For more than […]

MW’s Dr. Oreska addresses Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

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Listen to Dr. Oreksa’s question at the 53-minute mark on January 12, 2017.

Scenes from WMC, February 10-11, 2017

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Walker Model Congress, hosted by the Model Congress Club of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. Walker Model Congress is a unique learning experience in which students model the United States’ legislative process. Students engage in meaningful debate on issues prevalent in our country today, draft their own legislation pertaining to modern issues, and debate in […]

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School claimed State title at VHSL Scholastic Bowl Championship at William and Mary Sadler Center

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Maggie Walker’s Scholastic Bowl team wins in the 2A Group at the Virginia High School League (VHSL) twentieth annual Scholastic Bowl on Feb. 25 held in the Sadler Center at the College of William and Mary. Walker’s team went undefeated in all their matches. “It’s always fun when academic efforts and hard work are rewarded,” […]

Richmond’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School ranks #11 in The 100 Best Public High Schools in the U.S.

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MLWGS State Diving Champions 2017

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L to R: Jepson and Bekenstein It was a THIRD consecutive state win for Maggie Walker diver Allie Bekenstein (’18 – Henrico) at the 2017 VHSL 2A Swim and Dive State Championships at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Allie took 1st in the Women’s 1 meter dive competition on February 15th with a score of 380.25. […]

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 […]

March is Youth Art Month with Annual Art Exhibition on March 10th

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Poster artwork by Lilian Price Youth Art Month is where we take time to highlight the wonderful and talented young artists at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School.    To help celebrate, we will be having our annual student art exhibition which opens Friday, March 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the 2nd-floor main hallway at Maggie Walker.   […]

MW’s Annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament Starts March 1st

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This year’s March Madness Dodgeball Tournament starts March 1st. The tournament will be limited to 16 teams and the money raised will be donated to the Cameron Gallagher Foundation after the championship game at the Spring Pep Rally. Contact Mr. Piersol for information.