On April 6 and 7 the MLWGS Lost and Found will be cleared out for donation to local charities. Please encourage your children to check for any misplaced clothes, textbooks, water bottles, or electronics. This process will happen at the end of each month for the remainder of the year. New bins for sorting the Lost and Found will be going into place over Spring Break. A PA announcement for students will be read for the 3 days proceeding a clean out. Please support MLWGS by having students be cognizant of their belongings to avoid them ending up in the Lost and Found.
GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY
Don't miss the Governor School Foundation's annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Friday, April 21! This is an afternoon event where we invite current students' grandparents (or other special family members and friends) to learn a little about our school, take a brief tour, and have a reception with their grandchildren. The details are as follows:
Friday, April 21, 2017
2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
for Government & International Studies
1000 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
R.S.V.P. by April 7
PARENT INFORMATION SESSION, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
Please plan to attend a parent information session, Speak Up to Slow the Spinning, hosted by MLWGS Dr. Lee Ridens, the school psychologist, on April 5 in the Auditorium at MLWGS from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend.
This discussion focuses on cultivating a balanced culture at home. Join the session for an open conversation about how home environment impacts the mental health of the family.
- Grace Gallagher, Executive Director, Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
- Matt Bitsko, PhD, LCP, Health & Family Psychologists of VA/Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
- Danielle Scott, PhD, LCP
- Dr. Gayle Smith, Pediatrician, Partners in Pediatrics
GOLDEN APPLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Iota Sigma Chapter is seeking nominations for the Golden Apple Awards Teacher of Year.
Nominations are sought to honor exemplary teachers in the Richmond Metropolitan area. Four recipients will be recognized at the Golden Apple Awards Luncheon in May. Prizes include a plaque/trophy and a gift package. All nominations and a letter of recommendation (Not required for students who are nominating) must be completed by April 6, 2017.
Email the letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the letter to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Iota Sigma Chapter, PO Box 26274, Richmond, VA 23220.
DRAGONS ADVANCE IN REGIONAL GOVERNOR'S CHALLENGE
Congratulations to Christian Moore ('17, Chesterfield), Avery Gagne (’17, Hanover), Preston Hausser ('17, Chesterfield), and Parth Kotak ('17, Henrico). The Walker team will next compete on April 26 at VCU with other top state high school teams for the ‘Challenge’ championship.
The most recent Director’s Blog is available at http://mlwgs.com/directors-march-update/