Week of November 18, 2020

Scrip Holiday Specials 

It's time to think about holiday shopping! We have two more order due dates before winter break (12/7 and 12/14). Your cards will be delivered to you before the end of the week you order. You can also earn up to 20% on participating e-certificates during Thank Scriping Days (11/19 and 11/20). Watch the ShopWithScrip Facebook page for more details, or go to www.shopwithscrip.com to see the participating retailers revealed! Please consider doing some of your holiday and everyday shopping with scrip. For every $50 you purchase in the next two orders, you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 scrip gift card of your choice! Contact your MLWGS PTSA parent coordinator/volunteer with any questions.

Friday Fun Lunchtime Series Begins 11/20/20

Relax and enjoy the creativity and energy of fellow Dragons during the MW Library’s Friday Fun series, which kicks off on Friday, Nov. 20, at 11:30 a.m. The Zoom link will be posted to class pages on Schoology the day before, and sign-ups for the open mics will be posted a few days earlier. Poets, singers, musicians, and storytellers are all welcome at the open mics, which will be hosted by student emcees. The Virtual Dance Party will be hosted by student DJs and student dance instructors. Hope to see you online!
11/20 – open mic
12/4 – open mic
12/11 – virtual dance party
12/18 – open mic

If you have any questions, email Ms. DeGroat.

New Community Service Opportunities

Do other commitments prevent you from joining the Walker Wednesday gatherings hosted by Ms. DeGroat on Zoom most Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5 p.m.? Want to contribute to a more joyful and connected world by doing community service? Ms. DeGroat is offering two NEW opportunities to earn community service hours without spending more hours on-screen. If you have any questions, email Ms. DeGroat.

Holiday cards, snowflakes, and paper ornaments for residents of the Virginia Home – There’s already a dedicated and talented group of card-makers who gather on Walker Wednesdays, but with the holiday season approaching, Ms. DeGroat is offering the opportunity to earn hours on your own schedule and submit photographs and a signed log to verify your hours. Sign up here

Veteran’s History Project – Do you have an ancestor, neighbor, or friend who is a veteran of the U.S. military? Would you like to record an audio or video interview and have that recording become part of the oral history collection at the American Folklife Center? Ms. DeGroat is organizing a team of students to gather veterans’ oral histories. Training sessions, prep time, interview time, and transcription time will all count toward hours earned. Interested? Sign up by Tuesday, Nov. 24, here

Attention, Seniors

Though it may seem like graduation is a long way away, preparation for the big day has already started. Herff Jones has received MLWGS’ order for everyone’s cap and gown, but don’t forget you can also purchase announcements and other graduation-related paraphernalia. Use the link below to access the catalog or use the number to call Herff Jones’ Richmond office. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Sheppard, class sponsor.

Catalog: highschool.herffjones.com

Herff Jones: 804-598-0971

Drama Department Presents Shakespeare Scenes

MLWGS Drama presents a virtual production of selected scenes from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream! FREE access to the recorded performance will be posted on the school website from Saturday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 29. For more information, please contact the director, Leigh Glatt.