Week of December 15, 2015

Hot off the presses……

The latest issue of the Jabberwock is now available here: http://mlwgsjabberwock.com/

The College Board reports delay
in PSAT score reports

The College Board sent an email on December 10, 2015 announcing that PSAT scores will not be available until January.  Students will receive an email from the College Board (sent to the email address bubbled in by students on PSAT day) with instructions on how to access scores digitally. The projected date for this email and score availability is January 7. 
The College Board is also sending paper score reports and anticipates delivery of reports to schools by January 29.  Once they arrive, the MLWGS Counseling Department will distribute these score reports and student answer booklets during lunch time assemblies.

Poetry Out Loud

Mary-Dryden Maio (’18, Richmond) is the 2015 Poetry Out Loud National Recitation School Champion for MLWGS. Mary-Dryden will represent MLWGS school at the regional competition in February. Runner-up Leigh Norman (’17, Chesterfield) will represent the school in the event that Mary-Dryden is unable to attend.

The school-wide competition began with classroom contests. The other classroom contestants this year were Sonja Linton (’17, Henrico), Ivan Marshall (’19), Josie Ladle (’16, Henrico), Anthony Holden (‘16), Ogene Anene (’16, Henrico), and Ryan Kaplan (’19, Henrico). School coordinator, Michele Surat, was assisted by teachers Ed Coleman, Cynthia Losen, Kerry Sheppard, John Piersol, and Jessica Bradley. Poet and librarian, Wendy DeGroat also helped with the judging.

International Opportunities

You know that moment when you find the perfect present for someone on your list? 

Tada! Here’s a global gift for MLWGS students and parents. In January, we’ll place this information on the “International Opportunities” page under “Academics” at the School website.  Meanwhile, just follow this link to a collection of great high school Study Abroad programs like these...

The American Youth Leadership Program is a 3 to 4-week, intensive, leadership training exchange program for U.S. high school students and adult mentors to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and collaborate on examining issues with global significance.

The Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes are intensive academic institutes hosted by a U.S. college or university and focus on global issues, in addition to leadership and community service.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships to U.S. high school students and recent graduates interested in learning less-commonly studied foreign languages overseas

Happy Holidays from SAC Global!

Courtesy of Wordsmith and Parent Volunteer Chuck Staudenmaier, December 2014

‘Tis holiday season
So let us be lyrical!
We’ll change up our sales pitch
(But maintain the satirical).

If gifts you should need
For neighbors or cousins
Come drop by the Lair
We have a few (dozens).

From sweatshirts warm
To pajama pants snuggly
In our spirit apparel
You’ll look sharp, not ugly.

And gifts and accessories
And tchotchkes and bling
All kinds of drink tumblers
Ornaments on green string

Pens, pins and totes!
Stretchy swim caps!
Take your school to the pool
And do a few laps.

Dragon Shirts! Comfy Jackets!
Smart Ties! Cool Gym Shorts!
Our staff will assist you
With all types and sorts

Of purchases which –
By the time you are done –
Will finish your shopping
Before others’ve begun.

So swing by on Tuesday
Or Friday at lunch,
And these special hours
To help your time crunch:

Monday 12/14 5:30-8:30pm - after the winter concert
Wednesday 12/16 5:30-8:30pm - after the winter concert
Thursday 12/17 ALL DAY BLITZ - shop til you drop!   8:30 - 3:30
(Yeah, like I’m gonna try and rhyme all of that.  As if.)

Check our stuff on the web
Checks/cash/credit cards are all welcome
If you need some, ask mom.

I’m through with this rhyming.
No more, this I swear.
So Happy Chrismahanakwanzaa!
From The Dragon’s Lair!

New necktie and sticker designs are available, as well as several apparel styles in extended sizes.

Dragon's Lair is in need of volunteers - please sign up here!


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See you in 2016!