MLWGS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS
URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL
March 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Come out and enjoy this hysterical musical! In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Tickets are $10 for students/$12 for adults and can be purchased at the door or online here: (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511397)
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOUNDATION HELPS ENGLISH STUDENTS
VISIT HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON, DC
On Thursday, February 11, English instructor Kerry Sheppard traveled to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC with her World Literature and Composition I students. A grant from the Governor's School Foundation helped pay for transportation for the students and chaperones, whose tour of the museum supplemented their study of Nobel Peace Prize winner and author Elie Weisel’s influential Holocaust work, Night. After the trip, Ms. Sheppard wrote to us, saying “…a HUGE thank you to the Foundation for their financial assistance. The students truly enjoyed the trip and were able to make significant connections with Night, the memoir we read in class!!!”
Your gift to the Governor's School Foundation’s Annual Fund campaign helps make learning events like this possible. To donate online, please click here.
Parents of Seniors! Did you intend to buy a Yearbook ad for your senior, but you just never got around to it? Well, this is your chance for redemption! We have exactly 1-1/2 pages remaining. Contact Mr. White (email@example.com) for further details. First come, first served!
DO YOU ENJOY GARDENING?
If so, the PTSA is looking for a Landscaping Committee Chairperson to help keep our school beautiful!
NIGHT OF THE DRAGON - GAME OF DRAGONS
Saturday, February 27, Short Pump Hilton, 6-11 p.m.
The catalog is up! Go to www.nightofthedragon.com to peruse the different categories and purchase under Buy It Now! which will remain open through Thursday, February 25. Any Buy It Now! items that have not sold by the deadline will be available at the auction.
GSMUN XIX: WAKE THE NATIONS, MARCH 11-12, 2016
Maggie Walker’s 19th annual Model United Nations conference, GSMUN, will take place on March 11-12, 2016. The event, consisting of 22 independent committees, expects to bring in delegates from 30+ schools across Virginia and Maryland. Over 600 middle and high school students will debate policy issues ranging from the role of the aristocracy in 14th century Japan to the ethics of modern stem-cell research.
GSMUN strives to promote awareness of international issues in our community. Headed by a student Secretariat, GSMUN is also dedicated to raising money for global charities. Model United Nations students from all grade levels participate in school fundraisers, culminating in conference donations and merchandise sales during the weekend of GSMUN. This year, GSMUN XIX will raise money for One Hundred Pounds of Hope, an organization that provides education and emergency relief to the people of Cambodia. Already, the students have coordinated three bake sales, candy gram sales, and a benefit concert featuring international cuisine and student performers.
The theme of this year’s conference is Wake the Nations. Much of the current leadership team has participated in Model UN all four years at Maggie Walker, and several even attended GSMUN as middle schoolers. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at the event, contact John Metz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Smith (email@example.com) for more details!
NEW PRODUCTS IN THE DRAGON’S LAIR!
The Dragon’s Lair would like to announce the arrival of four new products! Please stop by the store to see these great items in person. The Lair is open during lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. These Wednesday hours are intended to offer additional convenience for working parents to stop by on the way to work. We hope to see you at the Lair soon!
- Power Bank $15
- Thumb Drive $6
- Crew Socks $15
- Baseball Cap – GREEN $12
FREE FAFSA ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE THROUGH GRASP
(GREAT ASPIRATIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, INC.)
GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) will hold its Saturdays at the Library FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) event on February 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richmond Public Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street. GRASP advisors will provide FREE college financial aid counseling and assistance with completing the FAFSA, by appointment. Call (804) 527-7743 to schedule your hour-long appointment. More information is available at the GRASP website,www.grasp4va.org.
Free FAFSA assistance is also available from GRASP advisors at these times/locations:
SAVE THE DATE—PTSA MEETINGS
- March 16 at 8:00 a.m. in the Auditorium (this may change) – Dr. Loving and Ms. Deck will provide an overview of the College prep and application process at MLWGS.
ON-LINE AP EXAM REGISTRATION THROUGH THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
From now through February 26 - register for AP exams by visiting www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/471851
Each AP exam costs $92.00. A fee reduction is available for families that meet federal guidelines but must be approved in advance. Please see Ms. Deck in the School Counseling office by Friday, February 19 to inquire about a fee waiver. Last day to register for exams is February 26.
February 23 - February 26 – AP Fees and Registration Forms (cash or check made out to MLW Governor’s School) will be collected in the School Counseling Office (see payment schedule below) After this date a late fee of $10 will be charged per student. Remember, you must present both your registration form and complete payment.
FEE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
- You may need to arrange transportation for afternoon AP exams. Exams in the afternoon will not begin prior to 12:00 p.m. and may not be over before 3:30 p.m. Plan accordingly.
- Exam pre-administration sessions (Bubblefest) will be held April 13 and 14 in the auditorium during lunch. You must attend a pre-administration session in order to take AP exams.