The Class of 2025 (Freshmen!) Orientation, August 31, 2021, includes a Parent Orientation: Wear a Mask

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Update: Masks will be required for anyone attending. 

Welcome, new Dragons!

In order to get the school year off to a great start, freshmen are invited to an orientation on August 31st, 2021.  In addition to receiving class schedules, freshmen will also have the opportunity to meet their teachers and classmates.  It is also recommended that if your student has a personal laptop or another electronic device to bring it so they can enter their passwords and such directly. 

Activities designed to help incoming parents gain a better grasp of procedures at MLWGS and to connect them with staff and current parent leaders are also embedded in the orientation.  Parking is available in the lower student lot which is accessible via Lombardy Street.  

Class of 2025 Freshman Orientation Schedule

Students are encouraged to bring a laptop if they own one for technology sessions. School laptops will be available during Freshman Orientation for those students who don’t bring personal devices. Students should either bring lunch or $6 to purchase lunch.

Time Freshmen Parents
8:30 am Students gather in the Student Commons, first floor.

Students get name tags.

Students will be given a separate schedule and don’t need packets (parents get the packets and should hold onto them).

Parents pick up student packets – Cafeteria
8:45 am Welcome to Maggie L. Walker GS with:

Dr. Robert Lowerre, Director

Mr. Karl Zweerink, Freshmen Counselor

Ms. Pamela Jones, Cafeteria Director

Freshmen Class Sponsor

Student Ambassador Coordinators

9:00 am – 11:00 am Find classrooms, attend classes, and meet teachers

Period 1:  9:00 – 9:10

Period 2:  9:15 – 9:25

Period 3:  9:30 – 9:40

Period 4:  9:45 – 9:55

Period 5:  10:00 – 10:10

Period 6:  10:15 – 10:25

Period 7:  10:30 – 10:40

Period 8:  10:45 – 10:55

Parent Orientation in the Auditorium.  Allow approximately one hour of time. 
11:00 am Auditorium (2nd-floor main lobby)

The Walker Way – 30 minutes with Dr. Lisa Williams (MLWGS) and Maggie Walker House Supervisory Park Ranger Ajena Rogers

Honor Council – 15 minutes with Council Student Leaders

MLWGS Logistics – 15 minutes with Mr. Max Smith (MLWGS)

Organizing into groups and introducing the Freshmen Olympics Competition

Student Council Association Leaders and Student Ambassadors – 10 minutes

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch with groups. Groups will work on name and cheer

The Governor’s Grille will be open, $6.00 for lunch or bring your own  

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Sessions – See below  
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Final Showdown of the Freshmen Olympics in the gym  


           Time       Freshman Olympics Group                    Competition Games                                  Technology Jump Start
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm            Groups  1-4 – Gym Group 5 – Rm 200; Group 6-Rm 201; Group 7-Rm 202; Gp 8-Rm 203
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm            Groups 5-8 – Gym Group 1 – Rm 200; Group 2-Rm 201; Group 3-Rm 202; Gp 4-Rm 203