Week of March 24, 2015

MLWGS Grandparents' Day

MLWGS grandparents and special friends of the family, including aunts, uncles, godparents, and neighbors, are invited to attend the fourth annual Grandparents' Day on Friday, April 17.  This popular event, sponsored by the Governor's School Foundation, will run from 2:00 – 3:45 p.m. All attendees will be invited to hear a presentation about the school, take a short tour of the building, and attend a reception with their grandchildren.

Please send in the names and addresses of student grandparents and special family friends, even if they may not be able to attend, so that the Foundation may send them a formal invitation. Please send information to:

Feel free to contact Laura Lewis or Eva Boegner at the Governor’s School Foundation office with any questions, (804)354-1566

FOunDATION Volunteer Opportunity: Donuts, Mailing, and Fun!

Come enjoy coffee and Sugar Shack donuts with friends old and new, and assist the MLWGS Foundation at the same time! If you have a few hours to spare, the Foundation can use your help. The MLWGS Foundation needs volunteers on Wednesday, March 25, at 9:00 a.m. to help in preparing the third annual fund mailing. The mailing will take place in the MLWGS Boardroom on the second floor.

No RSVP is necessary, but for questions or to be added to the Foundation's volunteer list for future bulk mailings, please contact Laura Lewis at 354-1566 or Laura.Lewis@GovernorsSchoolFoundation.org.

Hope to see you there!

So far this year, the Annual Fund Campaign has raised $243,792 for the school. Overall current parent participation is 34%, and here is the parent participation by class:

• Seniors: 39%
• Juniors: 32%
• Sophomores: 41%
• Freshmen: 28%

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 click here.


The Physics Department is in need of audio speakers that are 4 inches or more in diameter.  If any MLWGS student could bring them to Room 112, the Physics Department would be most grateful…. and a MLWGS student’s education would be enhanced.  The Physics Department would happily do the demolition work for you if you want to send the whole (non-functioning?) appliance.


Virginia Tech is pleased to announce that they are hosting the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network's Hispanic College Institute this year from July 5-18, 2015. The three-day program is for Hispanic high school sophomores and juniors in Virginia. The institute provides practical college application and financial aid information and offers students the opportunity to engage with successful Hispanic leaders and role models. This event is free of charge and free transportation and lodging is available for 125 students. Apply online at www.admiss.vt.edu/hci. Application deadline is April 1, 2015.


The Athletic Department will be having 2015-2016 physicals, through Virginia Commonwealth University, on June 4, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. for $25 in the MLWGS clinic.  Please stop by Ms. Hawkins’ office for a physical form or download one from VHSL.org.  To schedule a physical, please stop by and sign up on the Athletic Training Room door, room 146.


Cassie Grebas ('16, Prince George) received a Silver Medal n the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her print "Virgin of the Christmas Lights."

"Virgin of the Christmas Lights" by Cassie Grebas

Sam McCoy (’15, Richmond) received a Silver Medal in the "Future New" category in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her video/performance piece, "Swivel." Previously, she also received a Gold Key for this piece in the Southeast Regional competition. Sam and other national winners will be honored this June at Carnegie Hall in New York. This year’s medal is Sam's second national recognition from the Scholastic Art and Writing awards. Congratulations to both students. 

"Swivel" by Sam McCoy

Class/SCA Officer Elections Schedule

Beginning Wednesday, March 18Pick up candidate forms outside Room 330.

Friday, April 3Signature and verification forms due to Mr. White (Room 330) by 3:30 p.m. Candidates may begin campaigning as soon as they get their forms in: Posters must be signed by an administrator or your class sponsor BEFORE posting.

Friday, April 17All speeches due to Mr. White for review by 3:30 p.m. Candidates may submit speeches before this date but MUST supply their email addresses with the speeches so Mr. White can let them know if their speech has been approved. All speeches will be approved or returned (in person or electronically) for editing by the end of the day on Monday, April 20. Candidates are not required to give speeches, but candidates who fail to comply with the procedures for speech submission, review and approval will not be permitted to speak. Maximum speech length depends on number of candidates speaking; the time limit, which will be announced, is usually 2-3 minutes.

Wednesday, April 22Necessary edits must be resubmitted to Mr. White by 3:30 p.m., along with the candidates’ email addresses. (Approved speeches are good to go.) Mr. White will respond by email as soon as possible.

Monday, April 27 (lunch)Class officer candidate speechesSee the SCA bulletin board outside the Forum for speech lengths, which will depend on the number of candidates.
            Rising Seniors/Class of 2016: Commons
            Rising Juniors/Class of 2017: Gym
            Rising Sophomores/Class of 2018: Auditorium

Tuesday, April 28 (lunch)SCA officer candidate speeches in the AUDITORIUM. See the SCA bulletin board outside the Forum for speech lengths, which will depend on the number of candidates.

Tues, April 28-Wed, April 29Online voting for all positions, starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and concluding at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday; results to be announced on Thursday, April 30. Voting instructions will be announced and posted throughout the school.

Thursday-Friday, April 30-May 1Online run-off elections (if necessary), starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday and concluding at 11:59 p.m. on Friday; results announced on Monday, May 4.

Monday, May 4Second round of online run-off elections (if needed), starting at 4 p.m. on Monday and concluding at 11:59 p. m. on Monday night; results announced on Tuesday, May 5.

Friday, May 8Remove all campaign posters, flyers and other materials no later than 3:30 p.m. Candidates who fail to comply will be referred to administrators.

All The Smartest People Wear Lanyards

This dose of hyperbole is brought to you by The Dragon's Lair, where you can still get in on our March Madness Sale, with dozens of savings on items throughout the store.  Stop by for the latest in MLWGS apparel, gifts, accessories and drinkwear that will make you look as smart as you feel.

Stop by every Tuesday and Friday during lunch, or during special after school events.  Cash and checks welcome.