Week of May 30, 2017


This is it: time to pick up or purchase your 2017 MLWGS Yearbook! Seniors can pick up or purchase their books in the commons on Tuesday, May 30. Non-seniors can get theirs in the Commons Wednesday - Friday, May 31 - June 2. Not sure if you've prepaid? Check the list outside Room 121. Didn't preorder? Bring $55 cash or check (made payable to MLWGS).


If you have not already, don't forget to make a gift to the 2016-17 Annual Fund Campaign!  Parent support is essential in the Foundation's support of enrichments for MLWGS, things like student financial aid, academic enhancements and travel opportunities, and teacher professional development and continuing education.

So far this year, the Annual Fund Campaign has raised $272,000 for the school, which is 90% of our $300,000 goal. Overall current parent participation is 42%, with the greatest percentage of giving from parents in the sophomore class.  
To make a gift online click here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/GSGISFFoundationGovenorsS/annualfundgift.html


A MLGWS alumna, Katie Houston (Class of 2004) has reached out to offer a community service opportunity to current students.  She's volunteering heavily with an organization called ReEstablish Richmond, which works to help refugees acclimate and put down roots in the area.

They have a high need right now for volunteer tutors who are willing to help middle and elementary school students with English language skills and simple math skills (i.e. counting to 100).  The kids can communicate verbally in English, but a lot of them are struggling with literacy, and their schools don't have the capacity to help them adequately.

Any interested students can contact Katie directly at kghouston05@gmail.com.  She would really love to have Maggie Walker students involved with the organization and emphasized that if anyone is available to help soon, the need for tutors is pressing.


June 1 is the last day to purchase your own pair of VANS  with Jordan Keller’s (’17, Richmond) winning design for the "VANS Customs" design contest. She did this work as part of her National Art Honor Society (NAHS) service requirement. The theme was “Technology in Design”; her interpretation appears in the image above.  

To learn how to purchase this awesome design and more go to: https://www.vans.com/custom-shoes.html.

In addition to the amazing honor and the fact that her design will be “walking around” on shoes world-wide….VANS is sending MLWGS  $5,000.00 to support its Art Dept. and NAHS. 

Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 22, 2017

The names have been chosen for the adult ospreys featured on the RVA Osprey Cam and they are....

"Maggie" for the female/mom.
"Walker" for the male/dad.

"Maggie is the female. She has the brownish ring of feathers around her upper chest. Walker, the male, has all white feathers in that same area," RichmondOutside.com said.

The babies are not being named because it's expected that once they're bigger and can fly, they will probably leave the nest for good around the end of the summer.

The names were announced at the Friends of the James River Park System booth at Dominion Riverrock and were chosen from a public contest which received over 1500 votes in 10 days.

Right now is prime osprey-watching time on the www.richmondospreycamera.com.
Maggie and Walker are feeding the chicks regularly and the babies are getting bigger every day.