Foundation Update

The Annual Fund Campaign supports professional development, such as English teacher Michele Surat's participation in the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Boston this past November. Surat attended a wide range of seminars and met Ishmael Beah, the author of A Long Way Gone, which is part of the Maggie Walker English curriculum.

So far this year, the Annual Fund Campaign has raised $173,377 for the school, which is 58% of its $300,000 goal. Overall current parent participation is 35%, and here is the parent participation by class:

• Seniors: 46%
• Juniors: 41%
• Sophomores: 39%
• Freshmen: 21%

The Governor’s School Foundation’s Annual Fund Campaign supports programs for students, grants for teacher continuing education, and special projects for facilities and equipment. To donate online, please visit: