Week of October 7, 2014

Fall Festival is Friday, October 10, 4-8pm (rain date October 17)

Come one, come all…an event for all ages! Fall Festival returns this Friday! This signature MLWGS event showcases the school’s strengths:

  • creative and talented students;
  • helpful and cooperative administrators and teachers;
  • generous and enthusiastic parents; and
  • a school spirit that is both genuine and immense.

All proceeds from the festival go directly to participating student organizations, which use these funds to support their activities throughout the year. The MLWGS PTSA is grateful to its 2014 corporate sponsors:

  • Patient First,
  • Finance for Churches,
  • Short Pump Dental, and
  • State Farm recruiter Jessie Bell.

Additionally, the MLWGS PTSA sells soda and water at the festival to offset costs.  The 2014 festival is bigger than ever, with more than 60 student groups offering tasty treats and clever activities. Additional facts to know:

**All pre-ordered tickets will be available for pickup at the Will Call table, located behind the festival stage toward Lombardy Street. Tickets will also be sold at the festival . . . just in case more are needed!

**There are still a few openings for volunteer assistance, both for labor and loaned items. Please check the volunteer Sign Up Genius:


Questions? Contact Samantha Mier, MWFallFestvolunteers@gmail.com, (804) 754-0905.

**Items that are being lent for Fall Festival use should be brought to the Bluestone Lobby and marked with lender’s name (look for tape and marker). Most items can be collected at 8:15pm on the north side of the building (side closest to the student parking lot and I-95), in the lee of the main staircase. [I’ve checked with Paula about what the “lee” is] Any items remaining after clean-up can be collected from the Bluestone Lobby the week of October 20. Items not collected by October 20 will be considered gifted!

**Parking is tight. Please use the James River Bus Lines lots along Allen Avenue.

Special Opportunity to Visit with Alums at Fall Festival

The fact that Maggie Walker High School once won a state football championship is often not widely known. Maggie Walker had a great football tradition from 1938-1978, and brought home the trophy in 1975!

At this year’s festival, several players from that championship team will be on hand to share memories. Be sure to ask about the annual Maggie Walker Armstrong Classic Football Game -- where crowds of 25,000 in attendance were common – or the team’s tradition of changing uniforms at half time. Remember, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Willie Lanier is a Maggie Walker grad!

Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/MLWGSFallFestival

SCRIP at Fall Festival

That's right - - Fall Festival is just around the corner, and SCRIP will be there. Look for the SCRIP table where a large selection of gift cards available for purchase; it’s also possible to order other cards beyond what is currently in stock. The MLWGS PTSA accepts cash or checks.

The SCRIP program is an easy-to-use fundraiser sponsored by the MLWGS PTSA. Parents, alumni, and students can purchase gift cards to their favorite stores and restaurants with MLWGS receiving a percentage of the sales. A MLWGS SCRIP card is worth its full face value, and costs nothing extra. Unable to visit the MLWGS PSTA SCRIP table at Fall Festival? The next regular order date is Thursday, October 16. Cards will be available for pick-up the following Thursday, October 23.

Order forms can be downloaded here under "Links", or picked up in Room 100. Orders are due on Thursdays in the SCRIP box located in Office 100, and are delivered the following Thursday at lunchtime in Office 100. Specific order and delivery dates can be found on the school calendar.

Questions? Please contact:

Junior Gift Card Baskets at Fall Festival worth Millions!

Well maybe not millions, but the junior class will raffle four baskets containing gift cards. Each themed basket has $250-$300 worth of assorted cards. Below is a representative (but not complete) list of what each basket includes:

  • Date Night – Bow Tie Cinema, Regal Cinema, Coldstone, Baskin Robbins, Maggianos, Outback Steakhouse…
  • Fast Food Frenzy – Chipotle, Papa Johns, Einstein Bagels, Panera, Starbucks, Sugar Shack….
  • Shop ‘til You Drop – Old Navy, Target, Dillards, LL Bean, Martins, Amazon, VISA 
  • Tech-Time – Amazon, App Store, Google Play, ITunes, XBox….

Make sure to stop by the junior class booth to purchase a raffle ticket! One ticket per entry. Need to be present to win!

MLWGS Middle School Visits 2014 - Volunteers Needed!

Attention MLWGS parents and students! Maggie Walker needs help to recruit prospective middle-school students! Prospective parents and students really enjoy getting the real scoop on MLWGS that only current students can provide! Middle-school parent or student volunteer recruiters arrive on time, support the MLWGS administrator onsite, smile, and help answer questions during the visit. Students will receive community service hours for volunteering! Contact Elizabeth Wong at mew.mailbox@gmail.com with questions.

Click here to sign up:


Beanie. Skull Cap. Toboggan. Knit cap. Sherpa. Ski Cap. Tuque.

No matter what it’s called, it’s at The Dragon’s Lair. Just in time for cooler weather, this comfortable lid is breathable and super-stretchy. Get it before winter sets in and they’re gone! Come see this stylish hat, plus apparel, accessories and gifts at The Dragon’s Lair, which will be open during the Fall Festival, Friday from 4-8pm.

The Dragon’s Lair is also open every Tuesday and Friday during lunch and during after-school special events. (Cash and Checks only). Browse the complete line of Dragon merchandise 24/7 at:  


Help Support “Running for Katie”

Katie Anderson, a former Dragon, lost her battle with Leukemia and passed away last March. Her mother, Carolyn McKann, will be running a marathon in her daughter’s memory on November 9 in Athens, Greece. Her goal is to raise $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Those interested in learning more about Mrs. McKann’s efforts and/or make a donation, visit her webpage:


Congratulations to the following students for earning seats in Senior Regional Orchestra:
  • Margaret Graham, Violin 2, seat 4
  • Willow Kwak, Violin 2, seat 11
  • Alec Handy, Viola, seat 10
  • Rachel Zhao, Cello, seat 3

MLWGS Chess Team

After a long summer, the MLWGS Chess team has hit the ground running. This month, six players have reached their personal best. The team will hold its first FREE chess clinic of the year on Monday, October 6 from 5-7pm. It’s open to people from all skill levels, from rated tournament-goers to people who have never played the game before. Team members will teach and play games with anyone who shows up.

Senior Trip Cancelled

Due to a lack of interest, the senior trip has been cancelled. Voided checks were returned last week. Senior officers will consider planning another option for second semester. Contact Ms. Sheppard (354-6800 ext. 3304) with any questions.