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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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MW students recommended for Summer Residential Governor’s School

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As most Dragons are starting to enjoying their summer break, five of their classmates were recommended for participation in a month-long extensive educational opportunity sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and Gifted Services. The Summer Residential Governor’s School programs provide rising gifted high school juniors and seniors with an intensive experience. Our students applied […]

Wells Fargo Cup for 2017-18 Athletics Announced

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Auburn, Maggie Walker, Western Albemarle, Blacksburg, Deep Run, and Cosby claim Wells Fargo Cup for Athletics         Notable – Maggie Walker earned its fifth straight Cup in Class 2 while winning six state titles.        First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall […]

MW faculty member will serve on the 2018-19 Teacher Collaborative Committee

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Congratulations to Dr. Julius Oreska, MW Faculty, for his appointment to the 2018-19 Teacher Collaborative Committee of the Economic Education Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The Teacher Collaborative Committee supports the Bank’s development and delivery of economic and financial education resources and programs. Committee members provide input and feedback on resources, help […]

MLWGS Executive School Board Meeting June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am

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The regularly scheduled meeting of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School Executive Board will be held on June 21, 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 Regional School Board, the […]

Year-end message from Dr. Lowerre

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Dear Maggie Walker Family, Thank you for making my first year here at MLWGS a special one!  Your patience with me while I learned all of the parts of this wonderful learning community has been greatly appreciated.  I plan on taking a little time off and then working hard this summer to review the year […]

Graduation Day for the Class of 2018

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Photography by Strawbridge Studios “Go forth and set the world on fire.”  St. Ignatius of Loyola. With fondness, the faculty and staff of Maggie Walker Governor’s School look forward to seeing what amazing things you will do.

Fall Festival 2018 will be here before you know it

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With the close of another school year upon us, you may be wondering why we are posting about the 2018 Fall Festival. A member of the booth committee for the festival thought it may be helpful if we encourage our students to think about what activity/food they’d like to do over the summer. This reminder […]

Reminders For Seniors Regarding Graduation

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Pick up all regalia for your club/honor society from your sponsor before Friday.  Arrive at Altria Theater for graduation practice by 8:45 am on Friday morning.  Don’t forget…if you ask for a receipt when you park at the deck (Laurel and Main Street), you will not have to pay when you return for the ceremony.  If […]

Congratulations to MW Girls Tennis – 2018 VHSL State Champions

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Congratulations to Senior Captains Anna Soffin (Henrico) and Julia Ball (Henrico) who finished their high-school tennis career on a high note leading their team to another 2A State title. Anna Soffin was a repeating singles State champion for the 4th year-in-a-row.  Anna and Narmeen Rashid (Chesterfield) were State doubles champions for the third-year-in-a-row. Thank you, […]

MW Track Finished Year Strong with Championship Titles at State

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Congratulations to the Boys team for their first place finish at State. Great job! Congratulations also to the Girls team on their second-place finish.   Sophomore Mary Caroline Heinen (Richmond) overperformed with a first-place finish in both the one-mile and two-mile events. Runs like the wind. Junior Josh Pei (Henrico) is the top state pole vaulter. And, […]