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MLWGS News


Meet the newest MLWGS team member – Alisa Shapiro, School Nurse

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On March 8th Ms. Alisa Shapiro joins the Maggie Walker Governor’s School staff as School Nurse.  She will provide direct nursing services to the students and staff in the school clinic located near the bluestone lobby entrance. “We are very excited to announce that we have brought Ms. Alisa Shapiro, Nurse Practitioner, to our MLWGS […]


MW senior wins State title in 55m Hurdles at the Indoor Track Championship

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Congratulations to senior Ghamani Hogue from Hopewell, the 2021 Virginia Indoor 55m Hurdles Champion, Division 3A. The Dragon girls and boys teams competed this week in Lynchburg at the VHSL State Indoor Track Championship.  The girls’ team medaled with a 3rd place finish, while the boys’ team finished a very respectable 5th place. Well done, Dragons! […]


Mark Your Calendar: Thursday, March 4th is virtual course registration day for returning students

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As with almost everything this academic year the school is adjusting how we typically conduct its activities, so it is with course registration. To protect instruction time we are not asking our teachers this year to use class time for course registration unless they can spare the time to do so. We are keeping the […]


Virtual Youth Art and Music Celebration March 4 @ 6:30 pm

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Do you love art and music?  Then March is the month for you!  Youth Art and Music Month helps to raise awareness of the importance of the Fine Arts in education.  This year, Maggie Walker Governor’s School will be celebrating with an online student art and music extravaganza Thursday, March 4th at 6:30 pm.  Beautiful […]


Students return to campus Monday, March 15

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Dragons are returning to in-person classes at Maggie Walker Governor’s School on Monday, March 15th bringing students back face-to-face for the first time this academic year. Students are returning under a hybrid approach with in-person half the time and virtual the other half on an alpha rotation. Most Fridays will remain asynchronous learning from home. […]


MLWGS School Directory Update!

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The recently updated MLWGS School Directory is now on PowerSchool and PTBoard. This version includes any changes added in PowerSchool prior to the end of the 1st semester. Note that ALL changes should always be entered  FIRST through PowerSchool.  Special thanks to Lesley Paiva and Megan Perez for making this happen, and to Lexi Pasternak […]


Black History Month Assembly on Wednesday, Feb 24th

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We are very excited to announce that the School Advisory Council (SAC) and student volunteers have organized a Black History Month Assembly.  This event will help us celebrate Black History Month and will feature student performances as well as an excellent guest speaker! This assembly is a mandatory school-wide event for students on Wednesday, February […]


Update: All-Virtual MLWGS Regional School Board Meeting and FY22 Budget Work-Session on February 25, 2021

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Update: Meeting date changed from February 18 to February 25 due to inclement weather. L-R Top Row:  Ogburn, Lowerre, and Pritchett L-R Middle Row:  Wright, Barber, and Hall L-R Bottom Row: Ayers, Hyslop, and Bailey An All-VIRTUAL meeting of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Regional Board will be held on February 18, 2021, at […]


2020-21 Scholastic Art Winners Announced – Dragons take 50 awards!

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We are very excited to announce that our talented students in the fine arts were recently honored again this year by having their work selected in the regional Scholastic Art competition.   This is a highly competitive art competition that had over 2000 art entries from the region. MLWGS students had another great year of 50 […]


2020-21 Scholastic Writing Awards results are announced – 15 Dragons win Awards!

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We are very excited to announce that (15) students were recently honored with (20) 2020-2021 Scholastic Writing Awards including (3) Gold Keys, (5) Silver Keys, and (12) Honorable Mentions.   Congratulations to the following writing winners: Jedda Arnold— Grade 11–Honorable Mention—An Unimportant Life–John Piersol Paxton Calder—Grade 11–Gold Key—Flash Fiction—The Figure–Lisa Williams Paxton Calder—Grade 11–Honorable Mention—Poetry—“Ladybugs”–Lisa Williams […]