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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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Winter Dance & Freshmen Lock-in at MLWGS on January 5th

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The Winter Dance and freshman lock-in will be held on Friday, January 5th, from 8:00 – 11:00 pm (dance) and 11:00 pm-6: 30 am (lock-in).  All classes and guests are welcome to attend the dance, but the lock-in is for Maggie Walker freshmen only.  Tickets are $10 for the dance or the lock-in and $15 […]

Rationale behind the early start calendar proposal for academic year 2018-2019

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The rationale behind the early start proposal is threefold.  Each feature reflects a core goal of the leadership team at MLWGS.  First, two weeks at the beginning of the year in class is far more useful than at the end of the year.  This is true because of AP testing primarily, and SOL testing secondarily.  The […]

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School is the 2017-18 ‘We the People’ Central VA Regional Champions

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Congratulations Mr. Sam Ulmschneider and the MLWGS students of ‘We the People’ for your first place showing at the Central Virginia Regional competition held at the Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen today. Onward to the State championship in late January.  We the People competition seeks to teach high school students the basic tenets of the U.S. […]

Maggie Walker’s 2018-2019 Calendar Proposals Now Open for Public Comment

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Use the following link to view Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School operating calendar proposals for 2018-2019. New this year is an early start proposal in addition to a standard September start proposal. Community feedback may determine which proposal will be brought forward to the Regional School Board for calendar adoption. A public town hall will be held […]

The Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest

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Each year, the Virginia Lottery encourages students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. In its first two years, Virginians distributed more than 70,000 thank-you notes as part of the Thank a Teacher campaign. This year, we’re looking for three student artists to […]

Walker sophomore wins USATF Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championship

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Congratulations to Maggie Walker sophomore Mary Caroline Heinen (Richmond) who won the 15-18 Girls’ USATF Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championship in Tallahassee, Florida this past Saturday to lead her Richmond Track And Field Club team to a 2nd place finish. Additional congratulations to Maggie Walker seniors Megan Lee (Chesterfield) and Frances Heller (Richmond) for […]

Weather Closing for All After School Activities Friday and Saturday

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Due to inclement weather in the area, all after-school activities, which include athletics, for MLWGS on Friday and Saturday are canceled or postponed.   This notice does not impact academics today.  Unless otherwise notified by your home division, dismissal will occur at the normal time. 

Knitting Club Community Service Opportunity on December 14th

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Want to learn how to make red knitted caps for babies in the NICU while also earning community service hours??  Grab your size 8 or 9 knitting needles and join Knitting Club on Thursday, December 14 in room 120 at 11:30 when Maggie Walker parent Winnie Brown will be on hand to teach anyone interested!  […]

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

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The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each of EPA’s 10 regions, from different states, will be selected to receive this award. The White […]

Winter Concerts at MLWGS for Jazz, Orchestra and Chorus

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Student instrumentalists and vocalists from Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School will show their musical skills and give our community some holiday spirit next week. The school’s annual winter concert will feature performances by our bands, orchestra, and chorus.  Come support music at MLWGS! WINTER JAZZ CONCERT – Monday, Dec. 4th, 7:00 pm WINTER CHORUS/ORCHESTRA CONCERT – Thursday, Dec. 7th, 7:00 […]