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The Class of 2026 (Freshmen!) Orientation, August 16, 2022, including a Parent Orientation

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Welcome, new Dragons!

In order to get the school year off to a great start, freshmen are invited to an orientation on August 16, 2022.  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 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.  

 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.



8:30 – Students get name tags and their schedule in the Student Commons (students do not need packets from the cafeteria; parents should hold onto the packets)



8:30-9:00 – Parents pick up student packets in the Cafeteria


9:00-10:00ish – Parent Orientation in the Auditorium

 8:45   Welcome to Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (Student Commons)                 

  • Lowerre, Director
  • Kelly Ndayizigiye, Freshman Counselor
  • Jones, Cafeteria Director
  • Freshman Class Sponsor
  • Student Ambassador Coordinators

9:00     Find classrooms, attend classes, and meet teachers (students follow their schedule)

               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


11:00 – Foundational Information (Auditorium, 2nd floor main lobby)

  • Honor Council – 15 minutes – Honor Council Student leaders
  • MW Logistics – 15 minutes – Smith
  • Community Service – 5 minutes – Mr. Cook
  • Maggie Lena Walker History – 30 minutes – Dr. Williams

12:00-12:45 – Lunch – The Governor’s Grille will be open ($6 for lunch or bring your own). Students will break out into groups from the cafeteria at the conclusion of lunch.

 12:45-2:00 – Technology Jump Start (various rooms)

 2:00-2:15 – Closing and Sweet Treat (Student Commons)