Week of December 4, 2019


The last Great Lake Scrip Gift Card order for plastic cards before winter break is due Friday, December 6 by 3:00 p.m. Please consider your holiday shopping and dining at this time! You can order on-line at www.shopwithscrip.com if you have an account, pay by check (must be delivered to the Scrip box in room 100, Valenta William's office by 3:00 p.m. on Friday), by credit card (there are no Scrip fees for using your credit card if you place your order on December 5 or 6!), or by Presto Pay. If you don't have an account, you can use a paper order form and pay by check or contact Laura Dysart at scrip@mlwgsptsa.org for our enrollment code or any questions. This is a perfect way to give back to Maggie Walker in the giving season. There are also $5 and $10 gift cards available now. Families have raised $643.93 since the beginning of the school year- let's keep up that momentum as it costs you nothing extra. Let those retailers give to our school! Cards will arrive the following week and arrangements can be made for pick up at school. You can order Scrip Now with participating retailers anytime. The certificate will arrive to you digitally.  Look for either the (S) on the retailer product list or the ! icon when you click to order Scrip Now items.


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


The Maggie L. Walker Athletic Boosters Club will hold its monthly Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9 in room 105. All members of Athletic Boosters and anyone interested in becoming involved with Athletic Boosters are welcome to attend. 



1. Wendell Powell Home Gallery LINK password: mwdragons1920
2. Click onto your child's English teacher page. You will be asked for a password. This password with instructions was given to your child during English class when they got their School ID. If you cannot locate it, you can either ask your student's English Teacher, email Mr. White or Wendell Powell directly with your students's English teacher's name and period.

3. Order and pay online.  You can have them delivered to the school for free.  

Make up session dates have passed, but if want a re-take, you can go to the studio.  There is no deadline to order pictures at this time.


Summer Residential Governor's School Programs

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 years old by June 24, 2019), and Marine Science. Interested students should contact Ms. Davis in the counseling office.

Please see Ms. Davis or visit the website for more information.


High School Diplomats

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 on our website: www.highschooldiplomats.com until January 8, 2020 and all current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.


Would you like to put your communications skills to work as an editor for Smoke and Scales starting in the 2020-2021 school year?  Strong writing and editing skills required.  Must be available for about one hour every Monday during the school year.  Experience with Google Blogger is a plus.  Please email smokeandscales@gmail.com