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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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Governor L. Douglas Wilder @ MW History National Honor Society Induction

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Thank you, Governor L. Douglas Wilder, for sharing your time and wisdom with the students of the Thomas Jefferson History National Honor Society on October 4th. 

Fall Spirit Days ‘Dress for Success’: Monday-Friday Starting October 9th

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The Student Council Association will host a small ‘class’ competition next week, including dress up days. Students will only be counted in this competition if they are both dressed up AND adhering to the dress code. Here are the themes: Monday: PJ Day Tuesday: Team Day (sports or ANY team jersey or uniform) Wednesday: Green […]

PSAT Day- Wednesday, October 11

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All 9, 10, and 11 graders will take the PSAT in the morning while 12th graders will be participating in college and transition-related activities in the auditorium.   The PSAT is a great practice opportunity for the SAT.  For 11th graders, the PSAT results are used for qualification purposes for National Merit Scholarship Programs.    The counseling department distributed […]

Senior Portraits October 9

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Due to overwhelming demand, in-school senior portraits have MOVED to Monday, October 9. New, additional time slots are now available. Seniors wishing to be photographed should sign up outside Room 330. Seniors’ time slots from the old October 11 sheet have been preserved EXCEPT for those who signed up between 12 and 12:30, or after […]

Freshmen: Mental Health Awareness Assembly on Friday

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  The Maggie L. Walker Health and Physical Education and Counseling Departments in conjunction with our student-led Mental Health and Disabilities Awareness club will hold a Mental Health Awareness Assembly on Friday, October 6 for all FRESHMEN.  The assembly will feature a speaker from Minding Your Mind, a national prevention-based program that educates teens by initiating conversations regarding […]

Homecoming Dance October 14

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Each year, the Junior Class hosts the MLWGS Homecoming Dance. The dance will be held at the school on Saturday, October 14th  from 7:30-10:30 pm. The dance is open to all MLWGS students and their dates if they choose to bring one. Tickets for the dance will be sold during school next week. Tickets must be purchased […]

Volunteer for Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Global Speaker’s Bureau

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Can you give an hour to speak to a language, global studies, science, or government class about your experiences? In that short time, you can make a world of difference. We are assembling a database of parents and community presenters who are willing to share their expertise in: Language fluency and colloquial conversation, Living and […]

Congratulations MW Golf – Regional Runner Up with State Qualifiers

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Congratulations team members Lisa Qin, Virginia Adams, Rachel Zhao, Ben Hamilton, Avery Bowers, and Casey Pridgen. And good luck to Lisa, Rachel, Ben and Avery who advance to the VHSL State Championship tournament.  The team is coached by Mike Brown.  

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Back to School Night Thursday, September 21st 6:30 – 9:00 pm

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Back to School Night is for parents and guardians. Plan to arrive by 6:15 p.m. because school parking lots fill up quickly. Overflow parking is available at the James River Bus Company lot on Allen St. between Broad and Leigh and the Virginia Union C.K. lot on Leigh St. and Mozelle (directly across Leigh St. […]

College Visits at Maggie Walker

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Over 80 colleges and universities are scheduled to visit students at MLWGS over the course of the fall. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to attend these visit sessions for colleges that interest them and learn more about other schools of which they are not familiar. During these visits, admissions representatives will review the programs offered […]