Week of February 7, 2017


The deadline for purchasing Night of the Dragon Tickets is this Saturday, February 11, 2017!! You don’t want to miss this fabulous evening, so go to www.nightofthedragon.com/tickets to purchase tickets, drink tickets, and Heads or Tails Raffle tickets online today!

Event tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets sold at the door. All tickets include reserved table seating. If you want to sit with friends, we will gladly attempt to accommodate your seating preference. Just let us know in the comment section. 

The catalog will be online in mid-February but here are a few of the Deluxe offerings to consider:   

  • Wolf Gourmet Kitchen Appliances – Redoing your kitchen, or you want to upgrade your old appliances, enjoy perfect toasting, perfect smoothies and perfect baking with the Wolf Gourmet Toaster, Blender and Convection Countertop oven.
  • The Governor contributes to the Auction– Relish the 2016 Governor’s Cup Winner – a bottle of Keswick Vineyards Estate Reserve Cabernet Franc, signed by Governor McAuliffe.  Also a wonderful gift for any Maggie Walker graduate – signed by Governor McAuliffe, a print of our school drawn by alumni parent, Eliza Askin.
  • The Streisand Songbook with Ann Hampton Callaway – Enjoy four top tier tickets to the Richmond Symphony on Saturday March 11, 2017 as the multi-platinum selling singer, Ann Hampton Callaway, pays tribute to Barbra Streisand.
  • And the coveted Parking Passes and Graduation seating!


Maggie Walker’s ‘We the People’ team wins its 19th state title in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, a civics and constitutional knowledge hearing held at the Darden School of Business at UVA on Friday, January 27.  Run by the Center for Civic Education and James Madison’s Montpelier, this year’s competition brought together teams from across the state to focus on their understanding of the Constitution and current and past events surrounding the United States Government. Students are divided into units and prepare a four-minute presentation on their focus area then participate in simulated Congressional hearings on a wide variety of topics from natural rights to immigration and Congressional representation.

This year Maggie Walker will attend its 19th national hearings on April 21-24, 2017, at the National Conference Center in the Washington, DC area, where students will compete with 55 other teams from all over the nation.  The students are aiming for a possible third national title, which the school won in 2003 and 2011, and to continue the school’s unbroken streak of top ten finishes. The ‘We the People’ program at Maggie Walker continues to help make Virginia a dominant force in civic and constitutional education.

Team Sponsor and Teacher: Mr. Sam Ulmschneider

Team Members, all seniors, include: Ryan Buscaglia, Mara Guyer, Kiersen Mather, Olivia Ratliff, Quan Chau, Omar Karim, Sophia McCrimmon, Robin Schwartzkopf, Parker DiPaolo, Jessica Kong, Christian Moore, Hugo Stack, Evan Fitchett, Parth Kotak, Jacqueline O’Neill, Harish Tekriwal, Avery Gagne, Genevieve Markee, Clare Perry, Adam Temple, Kiera Goddu, Emily Martin, Dharaa Rathi, Naomi Vickers


From February 7 – February 24 - register for AP exams by visiting www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/471851

Each AP exam costs $93.00.  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 17 to inquire about a fee waiver.  Last day to register for exams is February 24.

February 21 - February 24 – 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.

February 21 -  Seniors - lunch, 6th and 8th block
February 22 -  Juniors - lunch, 5th and 7th block
February 23 -  Freshmen & Sophomores - lunch, 6 th and 8th block
February 24 -  Any remaining students - lunch and all afternoon blocks


  • 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 18 & 19 in the auditorium during lunch.  You must attend a pre-administration session in order to take AP exams.


The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study along with leadership training. This opportunity is for all high school juniors. All applications must be completed online and are due by February 22, 2017. For applications and additional information, please visit Coolidgescholars.org.

Capital One is proud to offer the 13th annual Future Leaders Forum for Young Women on Saturday, March 18. For more than a decade, the Forum has helped young women begin their personal leadership discovery journey by teaching them how to tap into their inner strengths and challenging them to make positive changes in their lives and in their communities. They also have access to our Capital One associate mentors who offer guidance and advice, serve as role models for leadership, and facilitate small group discussions. The registration form is available here: Future Leaders Forum for Young Women Registration Form. The registration deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.


The University of Westminister is offering five full scholarships for high school seniors interested in attending the London International Summer School in 2017. This scholarship includes round-trip airfare from US to UK, accommodations, tuition, and a meal allowance. Applications will be available until February 26, 2017. Please visit https://www.westminster.ac.uk/international/study-abroad/london-international-summer-school/the-fulbright-university-of-westminster-international-summer-institute to apply and for additional information.