Week of January 17, 2018


Even though we don't have mid-term exams, the end of the semester can still be a stressful time full of tests and projects. Ease some of that stress by buying an end of semester goody bag for your student. Bags will include snacks (no nuts of any kind) and #2 pencils and erasers. 

Bags will be only $4 and all profits will go towards hosting pop-up clinics where villagers in Kenya can clean their feet and be given basic first aid, new shoes, etc. through the organization NOW (Neighbors Outreach Worldwide). This event is sponsored by the SCA. 

To pre-order, please fill out this 
Goody bag order form and drop off the money in the Bluestone Lobby. All orders forms must be submitted by January 19 and all money must be received by January 23. Goody bags will also be sold next week in the Commons and delivered on January 23.

Please email Thomas Green with any questions.


In qualifying for the All National Honor Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Shin ('18, Henrico) became the first student from Maggie Walker and the first violist from the state of Virginia to ever participate. The event took place on November 29, 2017 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. 

Read about Andrew's All National journey here.


June 22-27, 2019 student tour of Iceland has been approved by the MLWGS School Board.

An informational meeting for the parents of interested students will be held at Maggie Walker on Thursday, January 18.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in room 153.

Settled by Vikings in the late 9th century, the land of “fire and ice” provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about and personally experience Icelandic history, culture, customs, geography, geology, geothermal power production, flora and fauna. 

Trip sponsors from the Maggie Walker faculty and a representative from the educational tour company Worldstrides will be present to provide information about the tour and answer questions. 

You can also learn more about the trip here – Iceland

For questions about the meeting, email Mr. Tom Boyle at tboyle@gsgis.k12.va.us or David Barnes dbarnes@gsgis.k12.va.us  


On Tuesday, February 6, from 12:45- 2:45 p.m. all juniors and their parents are invited to attend “College Kick-Off 2018” in the auditorium at Maggie Walker.  We will hear presentations from college admissions officers representing University of Mary Washington, Davidson College, University of Richmond, Radford University, and the University of South Carolina followed by a time for general questions and answers about college admissions.  After the program, parents are invited to continue the conversations with the college representatives and Maggie Walker staff members in room 153.


The January issue of the Senior Newsletter (Senior Newsletter Directory) is now available! Please read for important upcoming deadlines for colleges and scholarships.

Students who need to request transcripts or other supporting documents for scholarships must submit the Non-College Transcript/Credential Request form which can be found in the Counseling Office. We attached the hard copy to the students’ version of the Newsletter which was distributed to them in the English classrooms on Friday.

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 direct 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).