Week of December 6, 2017


Club pictures will be taken for the yearbook starting Monday, December 4.  All pictures will be taken during lunch in the gym. Please check the schedules which are posted around the school on bright yellow sheets of paper.  See Mr. White if you have questions.


Governor's School alumna and Foundation volunteer Aliza Sterling (class of 2002) is seeking student volunteers to help the Bellevue Civic Association with their annual parade on MacArthur Avenue anywhere from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 9.  They will need the most volunteer help from 10:30 a.m.-noon.  The event benefits Toys for Tots.  Students who are interested should complete this google form and reach out to Aliza via email at aliza.sterling@gmail.com, including the word "volunteer" in the subject line.  Parents and/or students should feel free to reach out to Aliza with questions.  They need a lot of volunteer help and would love to have any MLWGS students who are interested and available on December 9!  Volunteers should sign up by December 7 so the organizers know how much help they can expect.


Don’t forget to go online and order your graduation announcements!  If you place your order after December 31, there will be an increase in cost.  To order your announcements, follow these steps:

2. Type in “Maggie Walker” at the top
3. Choose “Shop Graduation Products”
You’ll immediately see all of the graduation package options, but you can scroll to the bottom and see “Shop individual products including cap and gown” – friendly reminder, you do NOT need to buy a cap and gown.  That cost was included in the senior class dues.
4. Select the item(s) you want.

Please e-mail or call Ms. Sheppard ksheppard@gsgis.k12.va.us / 804-354-6800 ext. 3304 if you have any questions.


The December issue of the Senior Newsletter is now available! Please read for important upcoming deadlines.

A description of all scholarship opportunities sent to MLWGS can be found on Naviance. Please note that this list is not exhaustive- students are still encouraged to do their own scholarship research. See the “Scholarship and Financial Aid” page of the School Counseling website for tips. All deadlines listed in Naviance are subject to change- MLWGS is not always notified of annual date changes; therefore, it is important that students confirm all deadlines on the scholarship organization’s website. Please contact Kierstin Streitel in the School Counseling Office with any scholarship questions.

Our GRASP advisor, Susan Teerlink, is available to assist with financial aid information. Students and/or parents can sign up for an appointment in the School Counseling Office. Ms. Teerlink is at MLWGS on Mondays. You may also email Ms. Teerlink questions at mlwgs@grasp4virginia.com. Please be sure to check each college’s priority filing dates for the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required).


The 15th Annual Night of the Dragon--March Madness!--will be held SaturdayMarch 10, 2018, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa in Short Pump. 

This annual evening featuring food and spirits, a live and silent auction, great conversation, and amazing student entertainment; it is one of the social highlights of the year for Dragon parents, friends, alumni, and staff. As if that weren't enough, it's also the school's largest fundraiser- collectively benefiting the students at MLWGS by providing financial support to all booster groups, the PTSA, and the Governor’s School Foundation. 

Be sure to mark your calendar now and stay tuned for information about how you can join in the fun by reserving your tickets for this incredible event!

Help Make Night of the Dragon a Success!

The Night of the Dragon committee is looking for volunteers and auction donations from individuals and businesses.

Have you got something you can donate to help support our amazing school (and get a tax deduction for 2017 if you donate by December 31)? We need 375 auction items to help us reach our goals for fun and fundraising.

We are looking for all sorts of items- sports packages, trips, vacation homes, hotels, restaurants, gift baskets, spirits, services, you name it. The deadline for donations to be included in this year's event is January 12, 2018.

Not sure what to donate? Last year's catalogue 2017 Night of the Dragon Catalogue is still online to provide ideas but feel free to think of something new and unique too.  

If you are interested in volunteering, making a donation, or have questions, please contact Peggy Feldmann at auctionmlwgs@gmaill.com or 804-353-4533.