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Robert C. Lowerre, Ph.D., Director

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International Language Fair for Middle Schoolers – March 9, 2019

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Similar to previous years, we will hold the eleventh International Language Fair on March 9th, 2019 at MLWGS. Middle school students from our community are offered three different workshops from our ten languages. These workshops are designed and conducted by Maggie Walker students in order to expose the participants to the culture of each language.  […]

2019 Regional Scholastic Key Writing Award Recipients

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We are very excited to announce that 3 students were recently honored as 2018-2019 Regional Scholastic Writing Gold Key winners, 4 students earned Silver Keys and 4 students were awarded Honorable Mentions for a total of 11 dragon winners. Congratulations all!   Regional Gold Key work is currently being considered in New York City for national recognition. […]

Record Number of MW Wrestlers Going to State Championship

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Congratulations to the wrestling team with 3 Regional Champions – team captains David Winters (’19-Hanover) and Cole Cummins (’19-Chesterfield), plus freshman RJ May (Powhatan). Other State qualifiers are Zach Wooden (’22-Henrico), Varun Mandgi (’21-Henrico), Ashton Longo (’19-Richmond) and Will Street (’21-Henrico). Good luck to the 7 wrestlers competing at the state champtionship Feb 15-16.

Virginia Students Again Among Top 10 in Achievement on AP Examinations – MLWGS students far outpace national results with their qualifying scores

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According to the Virginia Department of Education in their press release dated February 6th, nearly three out of every 10 of Virginia’s 2018 public high school graduates demonstrated college-level achievement on at least one Advanced Placement examination, according to data released today by the College Board, the nonprofit organization that manages the AP program. The […]

Well Done MW Aquatic Dragons! – 2019 Regional Champions

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Swimming Thursday at Swim RVA, this is the 5th consecutive regional championship win for the girls’ team.  Moving up from their finish last year, the 2019 boys’ team also takes1st place. Team Captions are Quinn Keatley (’19-Chesterfield), Emily Mortimer (’19-Henrico), and Joey Mistretta (’19-Henrico) and Conner Thomas (’12-Goochland). Both teams are coached by Matthew Chocklett and […]

Black History Month

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The students of Peer Mentors and United Sisters and Brothers (USB) have joined their efforts this month in paying tribute to generations of African-Americans. Twice each week during February, one club student will share a biography during morning announcements to the MLWGS community. This week we heard about Garrett Morgan, Inventor, and Carter G. Woodson, […]

The Regional School Board Recognized for Service in February

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Maggie L Walker Governor’s School will join 132 other school divisions throughout the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Month in February. Almost 850 elected and appointed school board members throughout Virginia will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education. The theme of this year’s celebration, “Advancing Opportunities for […]

Our American Story digital student contest

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Our American Story is a digital student contest for 8th–12th graders designed to foster creativity, cooperative learning, critical examination, and discussion among our country’s next generation of leaders. We want to hear students’ unique perspectives on the themes of democracy, diversity, and opportunity. The Our American Story contest closes on March 15, 2019. Grand Prize […]

VA Association for the Gifted – Outstanding Student Award Nominations Due April 12th

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2018-2019  Outstanding Student Award Secondary   Nomination Procedure: The Virginia Association for the Gifted will accept self-nominations and nominations from parents, teachers, students and community and civic groups. Nominations must be submitted on or before April 12, 2019  Eligibility Criteria: Students must be in grades 6 – 12 at the time of nomination. Outstanding student accomplishment […]

Congratulations MW Green Dragons! – 2019 VHSL REGION-2A Scholastic Bowl Champions

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For many students, extracurriculars are a defining part of their high school experience. For students who want to pursue a somewhat competitive activity but who are more interested in academics than athletics, one of the extracurriculars to choose from is Quiz Bowl. Quiz Bowl/Scholastic Bowl is a competitive, academic, and interscholastic activity. The MLWGS team, sometimes known […]