Due to continuing poor neighborhood road conditions, MLWGS is closed Wednesday, December 12th. Administration and facility personnel will be onsite to prepare for Thursday opening.

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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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MLWGS’s Cantante String Members Perform at the Governor’s Mansion

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Maggie Walker’s Cantante Strings provided music at the Governor’s Mansion December 5th for an event hosting all of the previous Virginia Governor’s. The students had a blast and were truly blown away by the experience. Along with their sponsor Mrs. Christina Sienkiewicz, the students involved are Minji Cho, Emma Chun, Alyssa Wright, Eric Qian, Sam Lichtman, and Mira Eisenhauer.

Winter Music Collage Concert, Thursday, December 13th

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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 all of the curricular music ensembles at MLWGS in a collage style concert, including several cross-ensemble collaborations, and finish with a spectacular holiday sing-along. Come usher in […]

American Evolution: A Student Contest

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Our American Story is inspired by the foundational events that occurred in Virginia in 1619. These events reflect stories of triumph, injustice, struggles, innovation, and success, and they indelibly influenced and continue to shape today’s America. “Our American Story” is a digital student contest (for 8th–12th grades) designed to foster creativity, cooperative learning, critical examination, […]

MLWGS Baseball Seminar Students Visit Cooperstown, NY

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  The National Baseball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit committed to preserving the history of America’s pastime and celebrating the legendary players, managers, umpires, and executives who have made the game a fan favorite for more than a century. Last Thursday, November 29th, MLWGS students from our Baseball Seminar traveled to Cooperstown, New York […]

Dr. Christine Anderson and MLWGS students attend GMU Politics of Gender & Justice Conference on November 16th

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  On November 16th, MLWGS’s Dr. Christine Anderson took students from her Gender, Politics & Consumerism in a Global Context VCU/Dual Enrollment class and other select students to a one-day conference at George Mason University. At the conference, hosted by the Women and Gender Studies Program at GMU, they brought together scholars, students (both graduate and undergraduate), […]

Holiday cheer with the MW Orchestra at Maymont’s Old Fashioned Christmas Event, Sunday, December 2

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The MLWGS Orchestra Students will be performing at the Carriage House this Sunday, December 2nd from 2-3 pm at Maymont’s Old Fashioned Christmas Event. The weather is supposed to be lovely so if you plan on attending swing by and say hello!  Celebrate a charming, old-fashioned Christmas and experience a tradition enjoyed by generations of […]

Congratulations to the (13) National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists from MLWGS for 2019

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Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit®Scholarship Program. In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, were notified that they have qualified as […]

VCU Visiting Professor Works with MW Jazz Band Students

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Jazz band students at Maggie Walker had the pleasure of learning from master musician and VCU jazz department director Tony Garcia during a visiting professor lecture series. Giving two sessions over two weeks in November, Mr. Garcia taught both jazz band classes how to create their own unique improvisational material with their instruments. He also […]

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

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Best wishes to the MW community for a joyful and restful holiday break.  It’s important to pause in our busy and full lives to be thankful for those we love and our closest friends.  Classes resume on Monday, November 26th.  “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness,” the Dalai Lama

STEM Day at MLWGS, December 1, 2018

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On Saturday, December 1st, the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School’s robotics team, FIRST Team 422 – The Mech Tech Dragons, is hosting a community STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) event geared toward local middle school students to promote interest and connect them with community STEM organizations. FIRST Team 422 consists of 60 high school […]