Week of February 21, 2017


Schedule of Events for Saturday, February 25:
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Buffet and Cash Bar
Please purchase drink tickets before going to the bar.
6:00 – 8:15 p.m. The Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Bidding closes for yellow tables:
  • Getaways & Fun Outings
  • Potpourri
  • Buy It Now
7:45 p.m. Bidding closes for green tables:
  • Sports, Fitness & Health
  • Home, Garden & Fine Gifts
8:00 p.m. Bidding closes for blue tables:
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Food & Spirits
8:15 p.m. Bidding closes for red tables:
  • Deluxe Selections
8:15 – 8:30 p.m. Entertainment
8:30 – 8:40 p.m. Heads & Tails Raffle
8:40 – 10:00 p.m. The Live Auction
  • Auctioneer: Blacktie Benefit Auctions
10:00 p.m. Dessert

All items must be paid for and taken home the night of the auction. Checkout will begin approximately 15 minutes after the end of the Live Auction.  Thank you for your patience.


  • Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
  • Book by Roger O. Hirson
  • Directed by Matt Polson (Urinetown, Into the Woods).
  • Poster Art by Nicoleta Gavris
  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 2, 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Maggie Walker’s auditorium
  • All tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at maggiewalkerpippin.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
  • Doors will open at 6:30.

Pippin is the son of fabled Emperor Charlemagne. As the play begins, we see an acting troupe, with the Leading Player inviting the audience to watch their magic as they help in telling his story. We are then introduced to Pippin, who tells us through song that he is searching for the real meaning and purpose of his life, his “Corner of the Sky.” Pippin tells his father that he wants to be a soldier and go to war with him. Eventually, he learns that being a war hero is not the answer to his quest. So, he goes to his grandmother and seeks wisdom from her. She tells him to enjoy his youth and live life to the fullest. The first act ends with Pippin deciding to lead a revolution against his father.
Quan Chau
Leading Player
James Caven

Naomi Vickers
Sam Hopper
Sarah Law
Lucina Hawkins
Genna Markee
Asha Iyer
Lilly May
Clara Giorgis

Mary-Dryden Maio

Elizabeth McCombs

Josh Caven

Clara Studdard

Liza Craig

Kate Gruber

Sadie Van Wie

Maggie McKenna
Catherine Brady

Lauren O’Connell

Corbette Condit-Fox

Amarah Ennis

Paige Handy

Isabelle Giorgis

Stella Davies


On February 7,  Counseling Department hosted a parent information session on assisting teenagers through the grief and loss. To further help the MLWGS community during this time, Counseling would like to share additional resources for support.  Full Circle Grief Support (http://fullcirclegc.org/)  is a comprehensive grief resource center for children, adults, and their families to find a variety of creative ways to express their grief. Full Circle offers group counseling as well as access to numerous local resources through their Bereavement Manual(http://fullcirclegc.org/manual/).
Additional resources can be found on the School Counseling website (https://sites.google.com/a/gsgis.k12.va.us/mlw-school-counseling/teen-resources).
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school counselor.


For any students and parents interested in the three-week summer programs for high school students at Columbia University, there is an online information session on February 25 at 10 a.m.  The summer programs offer courses across a wide range of subjects, both in New York and abroad in Barcelona or Jordan.  Financial aid is available for those who qualify.  A Governor's School alumna, Savitri Tu (Class of 1996), is currently working to build the program.  She would be happy to talk to anyone who is interested.  You can contact her at st2534@columbia.edu or the general email account at hsp@Columbia.edu.  


MLWGS music students auditioned and earned seats in honors ensembles. The 2017 Central Regional Orchestra event was February 3-4 at Atlee High School, and the 2017 District Band Event was February 2-4 at Hanover High School.

Central Regional Orchestra participants (L to R): Madi Leonard ('20 Chesterfield), B Orchestra, Cello, seat 1; Kylie Williams ('20 Chesterfield), A Orchestra, Cello, seat 2; Christopher Walker ('20 Richmond), A Orchestra, Cello, seat 7

District Band participants (L to R): Mo Nkosi ('20 Chesterfield), Concert Band, Oboe, seat 4; Grace May ('20 Hanover), Concert Band, Clarinet, seat 10; *Jack Hendricks ('19 Hanover), Symphonic Band, Trombone, seat 1; Taha Shaikh ('19 Henrico), Concert Band, Bass Clarinet, seat 2; Daniel Xue ('20 Chesterfield), Concert Band, Tuba, seat 5; *Kevin Ren ('20 Chesterfield), Symphonic Band, Flute, seat 4.

*Gain eligibility to audition for All State Band and Orchestra based on top seating positions earned.