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Update: Health and Safety Preparations for COVID-19 at MLWGS

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Dear Dragon Nation, We continue to monitor local, regional and national updates related to COVID-19, and continue to work on response plans that are preventative and reactive in nature. While we hope that the disease does not reach our community, we want to be prepared. We have implemented an aggressive cleaning schedule, and are making […]


MLWGS Chess Club places 4th at State in under 1400 section

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Congratulations to our team from the Maggie Walker Chess Club for taking 4th place in the Under 1400 Section at the State Championship of the US Chess Federation held at Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax, Virginia, March 7-8.  Six club members participated left to right, Joshua Whitchurch (’20-Prince George), Cora Lewis (’20-Richmond), John Corson […]


Team 422 wins Entrepreneurship Award at FIRST District Competition

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At the Richmond competition last weekend, MLWGS Team 422 won the Entrepreneurship Award that was co-hosted by Team 2928.  Team 422 is sponsored by faculty member Mr. Mark Sailer. Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perking Caufield & Byers This award celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and recognizes a team that has developed a comprehensive business plan in […]


Dragons sing national anthem at robotics FIRST district competition

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Dragons taught by Mrs. Michelle Graham in her chorus class were recruited to sing the national anthem last Sunday for the final round of the robotics FIRST district competition at the Arthur Ashe Center, on March 8th.  Good job Simi Chakravarty (’23-Henrico), Jaquante’ Coleman (’23-Henrico), Amelia Johnson (’23-Henrico), and Jennapher Starkes (’23-Petersburg), for your rendition […]


Get the student loan scoop from an expert!

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Student loans are a common consideration for students and parents who are figuring out how best to pay for college. But the student loan process can be confusing. Scott Kemp, Student Loan Advocate for the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), will join us at our next PTSA meeting on Thursday, March 12 […]


District 8 Competition of National History Day sees 2 Dragons advance to State

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L-R: Krajewski, Kumar, and Lichtman Congratulations to Maggie Walker students, Jordyn Krajewski (‘23-Chesterfield), Nikki Kumar (‘22-Henrico), and Sam Lichtman (‘22-Henrico) who competed in the District 8 Competition of National History Day on February 29, 2020, at John Tyler Community College. Sponsored by Global Studies teacher Mrs. Robinette Cross, Sam Lichtman placed third in the Senior […]


Scenes from the International Language Fair at MLWGS, March 7th

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We held the thirteenth International Language Fair on March 7th, 2020 here at MLWGS for middle school students from the community. Attendees were offered different workshops from our ten languages. The workshops were designed and conducted by Maggie Walker students in order to expose the participants to the culture of each language.   Great job Dragons […]


VCU Medical & MW Advanced Orchestra Joint Concert, March 11th

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Maggie Walker’s Advanced Orchestra pairs up with the VCU Medical Orchestra on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30 pm to perform a Masterworks Concert featuring two senior violin soloists. The Orchestra will begin the performance with the first movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets. Then they will welcome Emma Chun […]


GSMUN XXIII, March 20-21, 2020

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On the weekend of March 20-21, the Richmond Forum and the 23rd Annual Governor’s School  Model United Nations Conference (GSMUN XXIII) will bring together students from around the east coast to learn more about our changing world and how we can make a difference.   Delegates will get to listen to a keynote speech by Karim […]


MW Math Modeling students to compete at SABR Analytics Conference

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SABR Analytics Conference March 13-15, 2020 Phoenix, AZ  Mr. Dickson Benesh is taking twenty-five MW students to the ninth annual SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix that brings together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.  The Analytics Conference […]