Week of October 30, 2019


Herff Jones will taking measurements for graduation caps and gowns today Wednesday, October 30 during lunch in the auditorium.  Ordering information for announcements and other graduation paraphernalia will also be available. It can be tough to anticipate how many announcements to order with graduation still eight months away, but order now to ensure you will have enough! Herff Jones will return November 6 and 7 (during lunch in the downstairs commons area) to accept orders and payments. You are also welcome to order your announcements online www.herffjones.com. Just make sure to order before January 1 to avoid an increase in the price. Don’t forget that seniors have already paid for their caps and gowns. This was included in their student fees, so no need to worry! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Sheppard or 804-354-6800 ext. 3304.


This Friday, November 1, the Fine Arts Department and Visual Arts Boosters is hosting our annual Fall Art Walk event in conjunction with Richmond’s First Fridays. Every first Friday of the month, local art galleries open their doors for the evening.

To begin the evening, our wonderful Visual Arts Boosters are hosting a reception from 6-7 p.m. in room 153 outside of the Bluestone Lobby. Please join us for snacks and fellowship prior to heading out to the galleries. If you are willing to help out with food for the reception, please sign up HERE

We will give everyone maps of the galleries and Coach Hall will take anyone who would like to join him around to some specific exhibitions.

To help avoid parking around the galleries, we will have a school bus which will run a circuit from the Main St. galleries to Broad St. and then back to school. The bus will continue this circuit throughout the evening until the last pickup at 9:30 p.m. This way, you may stay for as long (or as short) as you like. Details will be discussed that evening.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to participate in a First Fridays Art Walk - or even if you have - we’d love to see you at our event! All are welcome (students, parents, family members, and faculty)!

Additional details can be found here: http://www.maggiewalkervab.org

Thanks again and we hope to see you and your young artists at this event. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Jeff Hall


PTSA General Meeting Monday, November 4 8-9 a.m.

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now open, and we know that you have questions! Please plan to attend the next Maggie Walker General PTSA event on Monday, November 4th at 8 a.m. in room 153 (just inside the front doors, on the left).

MLWGS Senior Counselors and Susan Teerlink, GRASP Financial Aid advisor, will host the meeting. Ms. Teerlink will provide important information regarding the financial aid application process, followed by Q&A. This meeting is open to all MLWGS parents, with a particular focus on parents of Juniors and Seniors. The meeting will end by 9 a.m., in time to attend parent meeting about mentorships/senior seminar in the auditorium. Make it a twofer! We hope to see you on Monday.

Maggie L. Walker Drama presents:  Almost, Maine

Poster Credit: Malina Gavris (Chesterfield '20)

Almost, Maine

by John Cariani

Directed by Leigh Glatt

November 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 pm

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States. It's almost in Canada. And it's not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized- so it almost doesn't exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend- almost- in this delightful midwinter night's dream. The show runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 7-9, at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults and may be purchased at the door or online at https://mlwgs-am.brownpapertickets.com/.

OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL: Everyone can enjoy student pricing on opening night, Thursday, November 7.

Questions? Please contact maggiewalkerdrama@gmail.com.


Two more order due dates before the holiday break! Due dates are November 8 and December 6. Of course you can shop Scrip Now products anytime for your every day or holiday gift shopping! Great Lake Scrip offers some great gift cards for as little as $10.00 that make great holiday presents such as Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Chipotle, Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works, Baskin Robbins, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Burger King, Cold Stone Creamery, Sweet Frog, as well as a selection of movie theaters.  Many of your children's favorite clothing stores are Scrip retailers as well, and they have big rebates! Let those retailers you already shop give back to Maggie Walker at no extra cost to you! 

To enroll or shop go to: shopwithscrip.com. Enrollment code: C43669E564L28. 

Questions? Contact your Scrip Coordinator at scrip@mlwgsptsa.org.


Information Forums will be held on November 11, 12 and 13. Prospective students and parents can meet teachers and students, ask questions, tour the building, and receive an overview of the program and extracurricular activities. 

We need volunteers to provide refreshments, help with setup and clean up, and answer questions from prospective students/parents.

Please sign up to either donate cookies and brownies or to help on any of the three nights. All food must be store bought and nut free due to allergies.

Contact Kim Nguyen for further information.

Prospective Student Night Signup