Week of January 27, 2015


The 2015 Patricia E. Taylor Teaching Award for International Experiences is presented this year to Celie Boswell, a member of the English Department.  Celie will travel to South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, and Zimbabwe to experience the landscape, geography, history, cuisine, music, art, and other cultural expressions distinctive of sub-Saharan Africa as well as the political and cultural aftermath of European colonial imperialism.  Her excursion combines landscape and wildlife game-viewing in historic parks, lagoons, and estuaries with exploration of cities and townships, scarred by, yet moving beyond the legacy of Apartheid.

The annual award, made possible by generous designated donations to the Governor’s School Foundation, provides up to $7500 for a MLWGS teacher to design and embark on a summer trip abroad that will directly impact his or her classroom instruction.  If you would like to help another  MLWGS teacher bring the world to the classroom, please contact the Foundation for information.

Valentine SCRIPT Orders Due Thursday February 5

SCRIP cards are always a thoughtful gift for that someone special. They are available for a wide variety of retailers and restaurants. Orders placed by Thursday, February 5 will be available for pick-up on Thursday, February 12, for a Valentine's Day special delivery.

Order forms can be downloaded here under "Links" or picked up in Office 100. Orders are due on Thursdays in the SCRIP drop box located in Office 100 and delivered the following Thursday at lunchtime in Office 100. Delivery and pickup dates can also be found on the MLWGS online calendar. Be sure to check out the list of SCRIP retailers, which is regularly being updated.

Questions? Please contact:
Patty Wood 804-364-9263 or scrippattyw@gmail.com
Patty Zeevi 804-784-2966 or scrippattyz@gmail.com


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Attention Junior Parents!

You are invited to attend the College Kickoff program for Juniors on February 10 at 12:45. Email invitations have also been sent. Please contact Rachel Loving (rloving@gsgis.k12.va.us, x3211) or Penny Deck (pdeck@gsgis.k12.va.us, x3240) with questions.

Senior counselor caseloads for the Class of 2016:
  • Last names A-Le, Ms. Deck
  • Last names Li-Z, Dr. Loving


MLWGS Drama has completed auditions and cast its spring musical production, Into The Woods.  The cast and crew are very excited to begin work on the show as soon as exams are over.  Rehearsals will begin in late January, and set building starts the first weekend in February.  And it is not too late to get involved!  For every production, the drama team needs volunteers to help backstage, work with costumes, hair and makeup, and set building.  Anyone who needs community service hours and is looking for a fun way to get them, check it out.  See stage manager Abby Dallas, ASM Emma Bilski, or Drama Sponsor Carol Piersol.  For more info, check out the drama site at https://sites.google.com/site/maggielwalkerdrama/rehearsal-reports  or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/9492101233/10152662283906234/?ref=notif&notif_t=group_activity


Left: Elizabeth Benos, Right: Shannon Colson
Before the holidays, the American Sign Language Club held a coin drive to support deaf children in need. The club collectively raised more 200 dollars for needy children and families, and club officers, Shelbie Dunivan (’16 Henrico), Elizabeth Benos (’17 Chesterfield), and Shannon Colson (’17, Henrico) were able to buy gifts on behalf of the club for deaf children in need this holiday season.

Benos commented: “It was definitely a rewarding experience because we know that we are making a difference in these young children’s lives for the holidays, when times may be especially tough.”

Brain Drain? Your beanie awaits!

Is your grey matter feeling a little emaciated? Have you burned through whatever fat cells your cerebrum was storing up there? Well, with exams over (almost), we have this comfy and warm MLWGS beanie to keep your poor noggin nice and toasty. Just in time for snowy weather, this comfortable lid is breathable and super-stretchy.  Get yours before the roads ice over and they’re all gone!

Come see this stylish hat, plus apparel, accessories and gifts at The Dragon’s Lair, open every Tuesday and Friday during lunch and during after-school special events. Cash and Checks only. Visit http://mlwgsdragons.weebly.com/index.html to see the complete line of Dragon merchandise.