Week of May 20, 2020


MLWGS juniors Jacob Lee (Chesterfield), John Staley (Hanover), and Ryland Wilson (Hanover) are hosting Cube To Cure 2020, an online Rubik’s Cube competition on Saturday, May 23, starting at 12:20 p.m. to raise money for COVID-19 relief. The competition will feature a livestream hosted by YouTube personalities Brody Lassner and Phillip Lewicki alongside CubingUSA 2019 National Champion Patrick Ponce. The Cube To Cure 2020 team is also selling cubing-themed face masks. For more information please visit the Cube To Cure 2020 website at www.cubetocure.org


May 27: Freshmen morning/Sophomores afternoon

May 28: Juniors morning/Seniors afternoon

Book Return Days are coming on May 27-28. Students are scheduled for a 20 minute window to promote social distancing. All school property (books, technology, instruments, uniforms, parking permits, etc.) must be returned before the end of our academic year, otherwise, fines or fees may be assessed. They will also have a chance to clear out their lockers, drop off any uniforms, return any library materials, drop off any technology, return any musical instruments, or pick up any medications. Please print out the instruction sheet and bring it with for your scheduled time. Seniors must complete the supplement on the back of the sheet and drop it off upon departure from the school in order to graduate on June 3-4. Copies of the instructions and supplement will be available when entering through the Bluestone Lobby.

Mrs. Charity will be in the main office for any fees or fines. No more than 50 people will be in the building at a time.

Book Return Instructions
Book Return Schedule


This year's Senior Baccalaureate Service will take on a new format. Due to the Governor's executive order restricting social gatherings, the PTSA is no longer able to host this service as planned at Temple Beth El; however, we will honor the graduating class with a video baccalaureate service featuring remarks from four Richmond area faith leaders and musical selections performed by fellow graduates. The PTSA will share this service through social media, offering seniors a keepsake video to help celebrate their hard work and achievements.

In addition, we would like to feature individual pictures of the seniors in their caps and gowns. To help us create our video, we need seniors to share individual pictures of themselves in their gap and gown by June 1.

Please upload your photos HERE.


Graduation is scheduled at four minute intervals on June 3-4. No more than 10 people will be allowed in the auditorium at a time: the graduate, four guests, Mrs. Shore for reading names, Dr. Lowerre for giving diplomas, a counselor for helping with distribution of diplomas, Mr. Smith for transitioning groups in/out, and the photographer. The graduate and guests will:

1. Enter the building through the student parking lot entrance
2. Then proceed down the main hall to enter the auditorium by the audience right door
3. Walk around the audience right side of the auditorium
4. Cross the stage and receive a diploma
5. Exit through the audience left side of the auditorium
6. Then out the main doors and down the main steps

Students and their families waiting in the main hall will be spaced 15 feet apart at tape markers. Tables will be set up for honor cord self-service in the hall. Formal copies of the graduation program will also be available. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled graduation for purposes of robing and picking up honor cords. No more than four groups will be in the main hall waiting. Any others will wait outside the building, spaced out appropriately. The individual graduations will be filmed and then edited to create one graduation ceremony to be shown on June 15. Details of the streaming of this package will be sent later this month.

Graduation Schedule


In these COVID-19 times, "desperate" and "unrehearsed" pretty much nails it. We may not know when it will be safe to stage our next production or what it will look like, but the Drama Boosters is taking our cue from your incredible students who are in the throes of choosing next year's shows. One of the initiatives we undertook this school year was to break the Booster roles into several smaller ones. The prevailing motto was: We need you, but we don't want to need that much of you. 

  • Treasurer 
  • Set Build assistant(s) to supplement and support the co-directors
  • Assistant Tech Coordinator- supervises the students working on tech for a few evenings or on weekends
  • Music Booster-Drama Booster Liaison for Pit- can be Music or Drama Booster
  • Contact List management- updating a list twice a year, less than two hours of work
  • Freshman Parent Rep- attend monthly meetings, max 1 hour
  • Sophomore Parent Rep- attend monthly meetings, max 1 hour
  • Concessions Coordinator
  • Fan-o-gram Coordinator
  • Night of Dragon Auction Rep
Liaisons to support student directors
  • Stage Management
  • Props and Set Dressing
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Show Shirt
  • Borrowed Items
If you are interested in learning more about any of these openings without commitment or simply would like to receive periodic MLWGS Drama-related news, please email us at mlwgs.drama.boosters@gmail.com or 804-551-2776.


Maggie Walker's freshman Future Problem Solver's team finished third in the state for the middle division (7-9th grade). The competition took place virtually on Friday, May 7, and the awards were announced through a live virtual ceremony on Tuesday, May 12. Congratulations to Markella Straitiou (Goochland), Lauren McCluskey (Richmond), Charlotte Bray (Chesterfield), Susanna Kast (Chesterfield), and coach Ed Coleman!