Week of January 13, 2015


The Regional School Board for the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School will meet on Thursday, January 15, at 9:00 am in Room 153 near the Bluestone entrance. Parents from all participating school districts are encouraged to attend The Board's regular meeting will be followed by a budget work session, which is a key component in the MLWGS budget process. Regional School Board members will review and discuss budget options for the 2015-16 school year. A second Budget Work Session will follow the February 19, 2015 Board meeting.

The Regional School Board is composed of school board members from each participating school district and serves as the governing body for MLWGS. Additional information about the Regional School Board including contact information for Board members as well as meeting agenda and minutes can be found at http://mlwgs.com/welcome-to-mlwgs/regional-school-board/.

Auction Seeks Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year's Night of the Dragon Auction.

There are four levels of sponsorship - $500, $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 - and corporate sponsors will be recognized in the electronic newsletter Smoke and Scales, in the auction catalog, on the auction website, and on signage at the event.

The sponsorship deadline is January 24. To learn more, or to refer an organization, contact Laura Lewis at 804-354-1566 or Laura.Lewis@GovernorsSchoolFoundation.org.

Watch your mailbox for your auction invitation, which will be coming your way shortly!

PTSA program:  Teens and Mental Wellness: Anxiety, Depression, Managing Rejection 

Yes, it’s one of the early-morning ones, but it’s worth it! 

Hear VCU’s Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow, January 21, 8:00 a.m., Room 153. This expert on teens and mental wellness (and MLWGS parent!) will discuss anxiety, processing failure, sleep deprivation, exercise, and other important topics.

Mark your calendar! Achieving Academic Balance: Dual Enrollment, AP, Honors, and Plus with Mr. Karl Zweerink is slated for February 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.  


The MLWGS Music Boosters will meet on Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room. All music parents are invited to attend!

Please contact Leslie Hausser, Music Boosters President, at lahmeems@comcast.net, with any questions.

The MLWGS Music Boosters Mid-Terms Survival Kit

Each kit includes items such as whimsical stress-relieving toys, yummy study snacks, novelty candy, gum, hot chocolate and more.
  • Delivered Tuesday January 20 and Wednesday January 21 during lunch.
  • Students will be notified via text message or can check poster above the distribution tables in the cafeteria.
  • Orders accepted through Friday, January 16th.
  • Limited quantities available!!
  • $15 per kit
  • Click Here to Pay Online: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4BB7KF722EQEA
  • OR Send payment c/o Music Boosters to Blue Stone Lobby
  • Include the following information:
    • Purchaser Name
    • Purchaser Phone #
    • Student Name
    • Student Year
    • Student Cell #

All profits benefit the MLWGS Music Program.Thank you for your support!

MLWGS Alumni Return for Robotics Reveal

Following a long tradition of MLWGS alumni support, several former Robotics team members joined current students and mentors for the build season kickoff on Saturday, January 3.  For the next 6 weeks, the team will spend nights and weekends at MLWGS designing and building their robot to compete at two regional competitions, striving to qualify for the first Robotics League national championships in St. Louis.  Last year the team won the coveted Chairman’s Award at a regional event, noting their achievements in team building, leadership skills, and community outreach. Go Mech Tech Dragons!

MLWGS School Board MEMBER’s Story now a Musical

The life story of King and Queen County MLWGS school board member, Ms. Cora Armstrong, has been made into a musical called Those Harvey Girls running January 29-March 7 at Swift Creek Mill Theater. 

Get your cuddly on at The Dragon's Lair

The first week back from vacation is always a rough one. Add to that the cold weather plus impending exams and you're on the brink of jumping back into your bed and curling up.  What you need is some serious fuzzy, snuggly therapy from The Dragon's Lair. Our flannel pants, fuzzy socks, and stadium blankets will give you all the cocooning you require to face January's cold harsh realities.

Stop by the Dragon's Lair every Tuesday and Friday at lunch and during special after school events. Browse anytime at mlwgsdragons.weebly.com.