Week of February 10, 2015


The Governor's School Foundation needs volunteers on Wednesday, February 11, at 9:00 a.m. to help in labeling our Annual Fund Report.  If you have an hour or two to spare, please join us in the MLWGS Boardroom on the second floor. It is a great way to help the Foundation and have some lively conversation with other parents and volunteers!

No RSVP is necessary, but for questions or to be added to the Foundation's volunteer list for future bulk mailings, please contact Eva Boegner.

Global Speakers Bureau

MLWGS students are eager to change the world and our globally engaged families can help. By giving a little of your time to speak to a language, global studies, science or government class you can make a ‘world’ of difference.  The International Engagement Committee of the Student Advisory Council (SAC) is assembling a database of parent and community presenters who are willing to share their experience in:

·  Language fluency and colloquial conversation
·  Living and working in a foreign country
·  Traveling abroad for business or recreation
·  Working collaboratively on business or social projects across the globe
·  Conducting international business in person or via communications technology

If you, your business, or a friend can help broaden our Dragons’ horizons by offering your unique expertise please contact Kristi McCullough at mckristilin@gmail.com or (804) 598-9674 and become a global resource today!

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School students will be registering for AP exams online using an on-line service company called Total Registration.  Please go to www.totalregistration.net/AP/471851 to register.

Important AP Exam Dates:  

February 9               On-line registration begins

March 27                 On-line registration ends

February 24 - 27      AP Fees collected in the School Counseling Office (cash or check)

AP exams are $91.00 each and must be paid before MLWGS can order them. Checks should be made out to “MLW Governor’s School.” Registration forms and exam fee(s) will be collected during lunch and all afternoon blocks in the School Counseling Office according to the following schedule:

February 24     Seniors - lunch, 6th and 8th block 

February 25     Juniors - lunch, 5th and 7th block

February 26     Freshmen and Sophomores - lunch, 6th and 8th block

February 27     Remaining students - lunch and all afternoon blocks

The 2015 AP Bulletin for Students and Parents and more information about the on-line registration process have been distributed in AP classes.  Please see Ms. Deck in the School Counseling office or email her at pdeck@gsgis.k12.va.us with any questions.

Sophomore Class Trip

On Friday March 6, the Sophomore Class is headed to Washington, DC!  The students will tour the Capitol and participate in a discussion at the Newseum!  It will be a great day and a chance to visit resources that are so close to MLWGS!

Buses will leave from the school PROMPTLY at 7:30am and students will return at 6:00pm.  Permission slips were distributed at the Sophomore Mandatory meeting on Thursday, February, 5 and are due back by close of day, Thursday February 11.  Please return the forms to the folder outside Ms. Parker's office ,the Counseling Department on the third floor.  If you did not get your form or need a new form, please contact Mrs. Kitchens at richmondkitchens@yahoo.com.

Visual Arts Boosters Committee

The Visual Arts Boosters Committee meeting is being held at a new time: Tuesday, February 17 at 5:30 in the art room. Please consider joining the committee’s meeting.  Any and all interested parents are invited.   The Visual Arts Boosters Committee loves to have new faces, has a lot of fun activities coming up, and likes to think it has the most fun. 

Please visit the Visual Arts Boosters website to find out more about how this group supports student artists:  http://www.maggiewalkervab.org/


The MLWGS MUSIC BOOSTERS will meet on Wednesday, February 11 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.

MLWGS ReceivE Scholastic Art and Writing

MLWGS students were recognized in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which were announced last week. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community–-young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. Students across America submitted 255,000 original works during the 2014 program year.

In the Arts competition, MLWGS students did about as well as the past few years with at total of 54 awards! Those awards included:  21 Gold Keys awards including 1 Gold Key Portfolio, 14 Photo Gold Keys, and 6 Art Gold Keys; 11 Silver Keys awards including  4 Silver Photo Portfolios, 5 Art Silver Keys, 2 Photo Silver Keys; and 22 Honorable Mention including 2 Honorable Mention Photo Portfolios, 14 Photo Honorable Mentions, 6 Art Honorable Mentions. In the Writing competition, student awards included: 3 Gold Keys including two in poetry and one in flash fiction; 5 Silver keys including 2 in Flash Fiction, 2 in poetry, and 1 in Short Story; and 3 Honorable Mentions including 2 in poetry and 1 in personal essay/memoir. For a complete list of recipients, please see http://www.artandwriting.org/.

Congratulations to all those students.

Birthday Card Design Competition

The Governor’s School Foundation is holding its 2nd Annual Alumni Birthday Card Design Competition, open to all MLWGS students! The winner will be awarded a $50 VISA gift card.

Any creative concept will be considered: serious, sentimental, humorous, etc. Drawing, illustration, photograph, painting, graphic design, comic strip all accepted. 

The postcard is sent out to all alumni on their birthday!
The postcard size is 5.5" tall by 8.5" wide. Images must be submitted digitally as a JPEG, TIFF, or PDF file. Files need to be 5.5" x 8.5" with a resolution of 300dpi and a maximum file size of 10MB. 

Email design submissions to Lee Costic at mlwgs@leecostic.com.