Week of February 26, 2020


Today, February 26 at 11:45 a.m., the Fine Arts Department will be hosting its second “Lunchtime Lecture” of the year in the Black Box. Our speaker will be Twyla Kitts from the VMFA who will be giving a lecture title "The FabergĂ© Obsession: Romance, Revolution, and Russian Decorative Arts." Even though we have just finished the Global Cycle focus on Europe and Russia, please encourage students you feel might be interested to attend this event. These lectures are sponsored by the Visual Arts Boosters in cooperation with the VMFA Statewide Programs.


Inspired by the Charles Addams cartoons, THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical explores the most unthinkable nightmare ever faced by this spooky, kooky, and ooky family: Wednesday Addams falls in love with the sweet, smart, “normal," Lucas Beineke. With secrets kept and potions concocted, both the Beineke and Addams family must attempt to accept their children’s love for one another even if it means breaking traditions. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Drama Club Sponsor Leigh Glatt and the Maggie L. Walker Drama Department are thrilled to announce their production of the high school version of the Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, directed by our very own English teacher Leigh Glatt, Producer Devon E. Mattys, Musical Director Shellie Johnson, Choreographer Daniel Hurt, Set Designer Mercedes Schaum, Technical Director Matt Osier, and Set Construction Lead Dan Giorgis. This show features a talented cast and phenomenal technical crew of Maggie Walker students.

TICKETS AND PERFORMANCES: February 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and February 29 at 2 p.m. Maggie L. Walker High School auditorium, 1000 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

Tickets for The Addams Family can be purchased with cash at the door or in advance with a credit card at https://mlwgs-addams.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults, but there are a few exclusive online offers that can save you money.

TICKET DEALS for Thursday night— adults can take advantage of the Opening Night Special ticket, available online only, for $12 plus fees. Families of 4— 2 adults, 2 students— can enjoy the Family 4-pack online for just $10 per ticket (plus fees). Alumni can enjoy student pricing both at the door and online with the special code distributed by the Foundation.

RIGHTS and RECOGNITION: The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE, Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA, Based on Characters Created by CHARLES ADDAMS


The February edition of the Senior Newsletter is now available. Please read thoroughly for important deadlines and updates.

Susan Teerlink, our GRASP Representative, is available to assist with financial aid information. Ms. Teerlink is here on Mondays and students and/or parents can sign up for an appointment in the School Counseling Office.


The Maggie Walker Fine Arts Department is highlighting Youth Art and Music Month (March) with a pasta dinner, concert, and art show on Wednesday, March 4. The Music Boosters are sponsoring a pasta dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m. followed by a concert and art show in the auditorium from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  We hope to see you at the dinner and concert!

Where: MLWGS Cafeteria

When: Wednesday, March 4, Dinner- 5:15-6:15 p.m. followed by Youth Art and Music performances from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

What: Joe’s Inn lasagna (vegetarian or meat), salad, and bread with student performances to accompany the meal

How much: $6.00 for students, $10.00 for adults

How: Using the signup link below, reserve a spot for your party. Payment options are available through Paypal, Venmo, and by check. You must have a reservation to be served. All reservations are due by Friday, February 28.

Please read payment details carefully when signing up on the Google Sheet!



Scrip orders are due Friday, March 6 on line, or paper orders and checks made payable to MLWGS PTSA in room 100 (Valenta William's office). Orders will arrive the following week. We hope you will consider doing some of your everyday shopping with Scrip to benefit our PTSA, but it's not too early to start thinking about Spring Break travel and dining, graduations, and Mother's and Father's Day. If you aren't in to giving gift cards, don't forget you can use Scrip to shop at stores for your gifts. Shop anytime with Scrip Now and receive available retailers digitally. Don't forget if you use Amazon Scrip Now certificates at check out, and shop through Amazon Smile, you benefit MLWGS PTSA twice! Thank you for your support. Questions? scrip@mlwgsptsa.org. On-line Scrip Shopping: www.shopwithscrip.com.

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