Week of November 20, 2019


In their debut in VHSL Class 3, the Girls came in First and the Boys came in Third!  Mary Caroline Heinen (Richmond '20) raced to win her third First place finish in a row.


As you begin to think about your holiday shopping, we hope you will consider giving Scrip gift cards or shopping for gifts with them. The next and last order before winter break is due Friday, December 6 by noon. Cards will be delivered the following week before break. If using a check instead of credit card or Presto Pay, please make check out to MLWGS PTSA and deliver to the Scrip Box in room 100 (Valenta William's office) by the due date. Of course you can order Scrip Now anytime without waiting and receive them on your computer. Scrip Now products have an exclamation point icon when you click on the brand or an "S" on the retailer list. Go to shopwithscrip.com for a full list of retailers or to place an order. You can also still use paper order forms (attached).

This Thursday, November 21 is ThankScriping Day. If you have an account, you can earn up to 21% of your purchase for Maggie Walker with over 100 retailers on Scrip Now e-cards and reloads. This is a great time to give back A LOT to Maggie Walker at no extra cost to you on retailers you would already shop! Please look at what is offered on Thursday at www.shopwithscrip.com. It only happens three times a year and this is the biggest give back! 

If you haven't enrolled yet, please contact your coordinator, Laura Dysart at scrip@mlwgsptsa.org, for the enrollment code as this cannot be advertised on-line, or if you have any questions, Laura is happy to help. 


GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) will hold its "Saturdays at the Library" FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) events this November 23, 2019 and January 18, 2020 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Richmond Public Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street. GRASP advisors will provide FREE college financial aid counseling and assistance with completing the FAFSA, by appointment. Call (804) 527-7772 to schedule your hour-long appointment. More information is available at the GRASP website www.grasp4va.org. See flyer here.


National English Honor Society applications are available in a red folder outside of Ms. Cobb’s office in counseling. The application deadline to is Friday, December 6.


The High School Diplomats Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 High School Diplomats (HSD) program (July 22-August 2) at Princeton University. We are a true scholarship opportunity (no costs or add-on fees) and our best students learn about HSD from their teachers and counselors. 

The online application is available until January 8, 2020 and all current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.

Visual and Performing Arts Programs: areas of study include Dance, Theater, Visual Art, Instrumental Music, and Vocal Music. We can send a nominee for each area of study. Interested students must speak with their fine arts teacher.

Foreign Language Academies: full-immersion Academies in French, Spanish, and German; partial-immersion in Japanese and Latin. We are able to have one nominee from our school. If interested, please contact your language teacher.

Academic Programs:
areas of study include Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Agriculture, Life Sciences and Medicine, Engineering (NASA- must be 16 by June 24, 2019), and Marine Science. Interested students should contact Ms. Davis in the counseling office.