Week of April 25, 2017

An Evening of Student-Directed Short Plays
APRIL 27, 28 & 29

This year's One-Acts Festival will be held on the following days and times in the Black Box Theatre (please note the different start times):

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s festival includes four student-directed short plays and one student-directed short musical.  Additionally, four of these productions will be premieres as they are original scripts written or adapted by MLWGS students. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Please join us for the following productions:

directed by Lacey McRoberts ('19, Goochland)

The Last Question
adapted and directed by Sarah Law ('17, Chesterfield)

The Mermaid
written and directed by Genna Markee ('17, Chesterfield)

War of the Currents
directed by Clara Giorgis ('17, Hanover); written by James Caven ('17, Richmond) and Quan Chau ('17, Chesterfield)

Stream of Consciousness
written and directed by Kate Cavallero ('17, Chesterfield)

Please contact maggielwalkerdrama@gmail.com with any questions.


Caps and Gowns
Caps, gowns, announcements, and other items ordered from Herff-Jones were distributed on April 20 and 21 in the student commons during lunch.  If your student did not pick up his/her order at that time, he/she should contact Ms. Sheppard (graduation coordinator) in Room 330.   If you have questions about or problems with the order you placed, please call Herff-Jones directly.   The number is 804-598-0971.  Additional announcements may be available for purchase; contact Ms. Sheppard for information.   She may be reached by email (ksheppard@gsgis.k12.va.us) or by phone (354-6800 ext. 3304). 

Group Photograph
A group photograph will be taken of all seniors in their caps and gowns on Thursday, April 27.  This panorama style photograph measures approximately 10”x30”, and the cost is $15.00.   Order forms were distributed in English classes and additional forms will be available on Thursday for any student interested in purchasing a copy of the photo. Students need to remember to bring their caps and gowns that day.

Contact Ms. Sheppard with any questions (804-354-6800 ext.  3304ksheppard@gsgis.k12.va.us


Dear Rising 12th-Grade Students and Parents,

Registration for College Boot Camp is now open! College Boot Camp is an optional, fee-based summer program which is designed to provide students a space and time to complete their Common Application (or other application of their choice) before the school year starts. The dates are August 15-17 and there is an option of a morning or afternoon session. Please click the link below to register on “Sign Up Genius” and receive payment instructions and additional logistical information. The fee is $55. Fee waiver information, if needed, is provided within the link below. Registration operates on a “first come, first served” basis, so if you are interested in attending please register ASAP. Registration is open until May 31. If the program appears full when you go to register, please your name to the waitlist. We are continuing to look at different spaces in the school building to accommodate the demand.

More information about College Boot Camp: The MLWGS Senior Counselors will provide a structured curriculum over three, three-hour sessions with specific tips and personal assistance at every step. College Boot Camp is designed to walk students through each section of the Common Application and provide them with the resources to complete each section during the program. A guest speaker will address the essay specifically, and the students should leave the Boot Camp with their Common App primary essay (or other essay of their choice) in a completed draft form. There will be some group discussion, peer editing, quiet individual work time, and one-on-one consultations. The Boot Camp will also touch on college-specific supplements and popular non-Common App applications. Topics can be adjusted based on the needs of the group.

Please contact Rachel Loving at rloving@gsgis.k12.va.us with questions about registration or program content.

MLWGS Senior Counselors

Click the link below to register:


Jenny Han (Class of 1998) will be in Richmond soon for a stop on the book tour for her Young Adult novel Always and Forever, Lara Jean (http://www.simonandschusterpublishing.com/alwaysandforever/), the final volume of the bestselling To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before.  Jenny will be at the Chesterfield Towne Center Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. (http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061850596-0).  She would be delighted to see any Governor's School students, parents, and alumni who can attend.