Week of May 16, 2018

The Dragons Lair has new items both in the store and online. Stop in and pick up a new insulated tumbler or coffee cup or go online and grab a new shirt for the summer. The store is open through the last day of school.



The Maggie L. Walker Athletic Boosters Club will hold its Annual Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in room 105. Please note that this is change from the originally scheduled date for the meeting. Athletic Boosters Board Officers and Directors for the 2018-19 academic year will be elected at this meeting. All Athletic Boosters members (anyone who has made a donation since July 1, 2017) are invited to attend and may vote at the Annual Meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the Board or serving as a parent representative for one of the sports teams should contact Athletic Boosters President Rich Schweiker at dukeschweikers@aol.com.


Congratulations to the following students* for their success in the following competitive events at the recent Technology Student Association (TSA), Virginia State Leadership Conference:

2nd place- Technology Bowl Oral – Vasu Kansagra, Anuj Kotak, Yug Rao
2nd place- Debating Technological Issues – Senthil Meyyappan, Jaeson Martin
3rd place- Biotechnology Design – Kapil Iyer, Senthil Meyyappan, Jaeson Martin
3rd place- System Control Technology – Vasu Kansagra, Anuj Kotak, Yug Rao
3rd place- Technology Bowl Written – Anuj Kotak
5th place- Future Technology Teacher – Senthil Meyyappan
6th place- Coding – Kapil Iyer, Yug Rao
7th place- Principles of Technology – Kapil Iyer, Jaeson Martin, Senthil Meyyappan

The conference, comprising TSA chapters from high schools and middle schools across the State of Virginia, was held May 4-6, 2018 at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.

*Kapil Iyer (Henrico '21), Vasu Kansagra (Henrico '18), Anuj Kotak (Henrico '18), Jaeson Martin (Henrico '21), Senthil Meyyappan (Henrico '21), Yug Rao (Henrico '18)


A big thank you to all who participated in the Charterhouse School Prom-wear drive! The Maggie Walker community school donated 20 jackets, 10 suits, 10 dress shirts, 6 formal pants, 1 tuxedo, multiple ties, purses and shoes... and 103 dresses! Not only were the donations used for Prom but also for the middle school dance! Charterhouse Prom was held May 11 at Reveille United Methodist Church and the organizers said it was the best ever. Thanks to all the generous hearts who made this outreach such a huge success!

The 2018 Parent Class Annual Fund Challenge is here! Parents who have not had a chance to contribute should have received a message this week from your class representatives asking you to support the Governor's School Foundation Annual Fund. The Governor's School Foundation Annual Fund makes a huge impact on the students at MLWGS by directly supporting activities like academic competitions and student travel, as well as new technology, and student financial assistance. The support of our parents is critical in these efforts and we are most grateful for your continued commitment. 

Every year during the Annual Fund Parent Class Challenge, parents from each class compete for the greatest percentage of participation. Help your child's class land on top! Current parent participation is as follows:

Senior parents (2018)
Junior parents (2019)
Sophomore parents (2020)
Freshman parents (2121)

We still need to raise more than $90,000 in order to provide the same level of enhancements next year. Make a contribution now.  We look forward to all that we can accomplish together during this exciting campaign!