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Regional School Board Approves FY20 MLWGS Operating Budget

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The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Regional Board unanimously approved at its April 18 meeting, an $8,772,479 budget for FY20 (2019-2020 school year) that boosts teacher and staff salaries by 3.0 percent – the largest raise in many years. The budget supports a modest budget increase to address the needs of the school as requested […]

Future Problem Solving Team Wins Berth in International Competition

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This past weekend, Maggie Walker’s Future Problem Solving team of Kyra Murphy (’21-Henrico), Tejas Muthusamy (’21-Henrico), Ellie Sabalewski (’21-Chesterfield), and Caroline Rucker (’21-Powhatan) took first place in the Virginia State Team Competition, winning a berth in the International Competition. They will be traveling to The University of Massachusetts, Amherst to represent Virginia in June. Additionally, […]

Senior Group Photo:  Tuesday, April 24, at lunch

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Wendell Powell Studio will be at Maggie Walker to take the Senior Class group photo on Wednesday, April 24 during lunch on the stairs opposite the auditorium.  This photo requires seniors to wear their cap and gown, so please remember to bring yours with you to school.  Ordering information has been shared on the class […]

MW had 2 teams earn scholarship awards at the 2019 Modeling the Future Challenge

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  The Actuarial Foundation proudly announced winners in its second annual Modeling the Future Challenge, a national scholarship competition aimed at introducing the actuarial profession to high school students, April 11 & 12, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The Challenge was developed with the Foundation’s partner, the Institute of Competition Sciences. Coming in second place and winning the […]

Three Dragons Advance to Statewide History Day Competition

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The Virginia History Day Competition held March 2, 2019, is a history competition for students grades six through twelve. To qualify for the state competition, students must place first or second in their category and age division at one of eight district-level competitions held throughout Virginia. The top two entries in each category and age […]

Junior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Wins National Travel Award

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Meredith Peters (Hanover), a junior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, has won the 2019 Junior Study Abroad Scholarship for her achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for her excellent skills in the Spanish language.  This national award, valued at over $3,500, is given each year to twenty-four students from across the United States […]

AP Exam “Bubblefest” for Juniors & Sophomores – Wednesday, April 24th, 11:20 a.m., Auditorium

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Any junior or sophomore who has registered to take an AP exam in May is required to attend Bubblefest hosted by the school counselors during lunch on April 24th.  If for any reason you need to be absent on Wednesday, contact your counselor.

AP Exam “Bubblefest” for Seniors – Tuesday, April 23rd, 11:20 a.m., Auditorium

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Any senior who has registered to take an AP exam in May is required to attend Bubblefest hosted by the school counselors during lunch on April 23rd.  If for any reason you need to be absent on Tuesday, you may attend the underclassmen session on Wednesday, April 24th.

Senior Survey via Naviance – April 23rd through May 6th

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The senior survey will be available on Naviance starting April 23rd and must be completed by May 6th as a part of the official check-out process.  This survey will give the senior counselors information about each student’s post-graduation plans.  The final college decision each senior reports by May 6th will be printed in the graduation […]

Congratulations Dragons: MW wins Governor’s Challenge in Economics

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance. More than 3,000 high school students from across the Commonwealth participated in an online competition, and 160 students were invited to the day-long championship event held April 11th at Capital One in Richmond. “A strong foundation in personal finance […]