Week of June 3, 2020


We will conduct a technology survey this week to collect data that will help us plan for the school opening in the fall. The survey covers general information and assesses home technology access (device use, Internet) as well as your experiences with distance learning over the past 10 weeks. It was sent out via Schoology on Monday, and will close on Friday, June 5. Please complete the survey so that we can better serve you in the future.


Seniors, the PTSA needs your cap and gown photos for the 2020 Baccalaureate video! 

Please submit your photo using the link below or directly to Julie Hendricks by Sunday, June 7

Upload your photos directly HERE


Pass/Fail Grade “Opt-in” Form

On April 14, Dr. Lowerre shared the two options for year-end grades for the 2019-2020 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For each Honors or Advanced Placement course, students may elect 1) the assigned grade according to our current grading scale (see quarter weighting below) and 2) a pass/fail grade (P = A-C; PS = D; F remains). All students keep their assigned grades (Option 1) unless they choose to “opt in” to pass/fail grades (Option 2) by completing the “Pass/Fail Opt-In Form” by FridayJune 12.

Here is the link to the Pass/Fail Opt-in Form to be used for Honors and AP courses: (Must be submitted no later than June 12 to utilize Option 2.)

VCU has a separate (but similar) process for selecting a pass/fail option for dual enrollment courses. Students must complete this form. (Email the signed form to your school counselor by June 12.)

School counselor consultation is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for the Honors/AP process and REQUIRED for the Dual Enrollment process. 

To reiterate, if you plan keep all assigned grades as currently listed in PowerSchool NO ACTION IS REQUIRED!


The Governor’s School Foundation invites families to purchase inscribed pavers in the Blue Stone Lobby. This is a great way to honor your dragon and support the Governor’s School.

Only 25 pavers will be available during this campaign, and orders must be placed by June 30. The pavers will be engraved over the summer. The cost is $1,000, and all donated funds beyond the cost of the engraving are tax-deductible. 

Each year, the Maggie Walker Mathematics Department recognizes outstanding seniors in mathematics, one or two students who not only excel in mathematics but have an appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematical thinking.
Both of our 2020 recipients have taken and excelled in advanced math classes. And both have wonderfully creative mathematical minds. The math department is happy to announce our 2020 Outstanding Seniors in Mathematics honorees: Varun Natarajan and Lida Wolman.

Varun Natarajan (Henrico) is an outstanding math student who has taken every higher-level math class that we offer – and we have many! He is often able to combine his mathematical acumen with his outstanding ability to code. For example, Varun created a mathematical model that he coded in app to win the Crab Trap App Challenge. Also, Varun has embraced mathematics not only in the classroom but on an individual basis, by applying his interests in mathematics and computer science to an independent study of computational fluid dynamics.

Lida Wolman (Henrico) is a talented math student who crafts clear and correct explanations for even the most difficult problems. But she also has a gift for unique and artistic interpretations of mathematical concepts. For example, in Multivariable Calculus, Lida created a crocheted model of the intersection of four planes in space. This unique piece was then shown at the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings Art Exhibit in Denver.

Congratulations! Each will receive a book at graduation that we hope will pique their mathematical curiosity.