Week of January 17, 2017

Saturday February 25, Short Pump Hilton, 6-11 p.m.

Go to www.nightofthedragon.com/tickets to purchase tickets, drink tickets and Heads or Tails Raffle tickets online.
Event tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased in advance no later than February 11, 2017. All tickets include reserved table seating. Do want to sit with someone?  We will gladly attempt to accommodate your seating preference.  Just let us know in the comment section. 

For ticket information or other questions, please contact Amy Patina at abpatina@comcast.net.

The catalog will be online in mid-February but here is a sample of our wonderful “Getaway” items to plan your bidding.   
  • Riverfront Home - Spend a week away from home on the Corrotoman River (just off of the Rappahannock). 
  • Enchanted House near Urbanna on the Rappahannock – Dinner and a one-night stay for up to 6 adults in the home gracing the cover of BaySplash magazine
  • Shenandoah River Barn - Enjoy a one-week stay at this 100-year old converted barn located in Page County on the south fork of the Shenandoah River
  • Weekend in Charlottesville – Friday to Sunday stay in 3-bedroom/4-bath cottage 3-minute walk to the Lawn and 10-minute walk to the stadium, any weekend except graduation weekend and March 17-19


Nominate an outstanding K-12 public school teacher for the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award, and they could win $2,000 cash and $2,000 from The Supply Room Companies for classroom supplies.  Help us celebrate our 10th year of recognizing amazing teachers across the Commonwealth by nominating your Super Teacher now!

Please consider nominating a deserving Maggie Walker teacher.


Attention Junior Parents! Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 7 from 12:45-2:45 for Counseling Department’s College Kickoff Program. This is a program for 11th-grade students only and attendance is mandatory. Junior parents are invited to attend! College representatives from public, private, in-state and out-of-state institutions will be available until 3:30 to answer parents’ specific questions at the meet-and-greet sponsored by the PTSA.


The January Senior Newsletter is now available on the School Counseling Website (https://sites.google.com/a/gsgis.k12.va.us/mlw-school-counseling/2011-2012-newsletters). This newsletter contains college-related reminders and a listing of scholarships with approaching deadlines. The latest newsletter was distributed to students in their English classes last week. Scholarship information for seniors is also available on the School Counseling website (https://sites.google.com/a/gsgis.k12.va.us/mlw-school-counseling/college-admissions-information-1/scholarships-financial-aid) and in Naviance (https://connection.naviance.com/mlwgs). Contact your child’s counselor if you would like to view the Naviance scholarship database and need your registration code. Scholarships are still being added to this database on a monthly basis, most with direct links to the applications. Hard-copy applications are scanned and attached to the scholarship description as a PDF. Please note that all deadlines posted on Naviance or in the Newsletter are subject to change as organizations are still sending us updated information for this school year. Check the organization’s website for the most current information. Please contact Rachel Loving in the School Counseling Office with scholarship questions.

(GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.)

GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) is holding several FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)/financial aid events in January and February that are FREE and open to the public.  Below are the dates, locations, and contact information for scheduling appointments.

January 18, 2017 – Varina Library (1875 New Market Rd, Henrico, 23231); 6-9 p.m.; sign up online (http://bit.ly/2hVntPY) or call the library: (804) 501-1980).

January 28, 2017 – “Saturday at the Library” at Richmond Public Main Library (101 E. Franklin St., Richmond  23219); 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; call: (804) 527-7772.

February 11, 2017 – “Saturday at the Library” at Richmond Public Main Library (101 E. Franklin St., Richmond  23219); 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; call: (804) 527-7772.

Additional financial aid information is available at the GRASP website, www.grasp4va.org.