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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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October Is VSBA Bullying Prevention Month

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School board members, superintendents, teachers, and parents can play a critical role in creating a climate where bullying is not tolerated. It has been proven when adults and children stand together, bullying ends. This is why the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has declared October to be VSBA Bullying Prevention Month. Childhood bullying is a significant problem nationwide. […]

2018 Wilder Symposium, October 3rd @ 6:00 pm

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Come to hear a robust discussion of the current challenges and opportunities for urban communities with speakers including: • L. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of Virginia • Susan Gooden, Ph.D., interim dean of the Wilder School • U.S. Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott of Virginia’s 3rd District • Melody Barnes, chair, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions […]

College Visits at Maggie Walker

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Over 100 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 […]

MLWGS Blood Drive, Friday, September 28th

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BLOOD DRIVE Friday, September 28th, 2018 9:00am to 2:00pm Rooms 104 & 105 Please sign-up for an appointment time to donate with Mr. Blanton in the commons or click on Sign up Link All 16 and 17-year-old students must have a signed parental consent form/permission slip to donate. Please fill out completely in ink. (Nothing […]

C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition for students

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StudentCam is C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.  This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2019 competition theme, “What does it mean to be American? Choose […]

Volunteers Needed for Fall Festival 2018

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The Maggie L Walker Governor’s School annual Fall Festival sponsored by the PTSA is a fantastic event for the whole school and the surrounding community. The festival is a great event with delicious food and live student performances.  All proceeds raised benefit the participating student groups and help fund their activities for the year.  It takes scores […]

MLWGS Free Chess Clinic Information

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How do we decide when to open late or close the school?

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Have you ever wondered how we make the decision to delay or close school at MLWGS?  I thought it may be a good idea to share how we make these decisions since it seems like we are off to an earlier start this year with weather issues. To begin with, we are totally dependent upon […]

Richmond and Chesterfield Buses on Hold

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Parents of Chesterfield and Richmond Students: Both divisions have grounded their bus service with Maggie Walker Governor’s School on Monday, September 17th until 4:15 pm due to a tornado warning in this area.  Affected students are sheltering in the building until 4:15 pm. Should a parent arrive on campus to pick up their child, the […]

Back to School Night Student Schedule

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The attached form (also listed within this message), Back to School Student Schedule, will be distributed to students today before dismissal. Students are asked to fill out their schedule on this paper and bring it home to give to parents. Back to School Night Student Schedule Form Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Back to School […]