Week of April 28, 2021

Math Honor Society Guest Lecture

Mu Alpha Theta announces a special guest presentation to celebrate National Math and Stats Awareness Month. Alumna Finale Doshi-Velez will join us virtually from Harvard, where she is an associate professor of computer science at the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She completed her MSc from the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar, her PhD from MIT, and her postdoc at Harvard Medical School. Her interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, healthcare, and interpretability. Her talk, “Artificial Intelligence: Beyond the Hype and Hysteria,” takes place on Thursday, April 29, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

She writes, “The reaction to the term AI is rarely neutral. Excitement about AIs becoming world champions in Go or Starcraft is tempered by fears of superintelligences and Skynet; the same technologies that correct our grammar as we write or translate menus from photographs also exhibit the gender, racial, and other biases of our times. In this talk, I’ll start off by sharing a bit about how modern machine learning systems work under the hood. We’ll connect that to understanding how AIs can both succeed and fail spectacularly. This discussion will lead us to questions we should be asking in order to create any effective and accountable AI system.”

Any student or family member is welcome to attend the Zoom presentation.
Here is the link:


Meeting ID: 858 2777 8926
Passcode: 967537

School Advisory Council Seeks Parent Reps

The MLWGS School Advisory Council (SAC) currently has parent openings for the 2021-22 school year. These three-year appointments are best suited to parents with rising sophomores or parents of incoming freshmen who have prior experience of older children having also attended Maggie Walker.

Learn more about the SAC here. If you are interested in becoming a parent member, would like to nominate someone, or would like to learn more, please contact Karen Townsend before Friday, April 30.

Thank Scripping Days Are Here

Thank Scripping Days begin this week! Go to www.shopwithscrip.com on Thursday, April 29,  and Friday, April 30, to see more than 100 retailers who will be giving back up to 20% to MLWGS on your scrip e-certificates and reloadable scrip gift cards. If you get the Raise Right app on your phone, you will be able to get a sneak peek on April 28 at which retailers are participating! For future planning, our May order date is Sunday, May 23.

Please contact Laura Dysart at scrip@mlwgsptsa.org with any questions, or if you are interested in volunteering, even as little as an hour the whole year, beginning next fall. The MLWGS PTSA is looking for a team to distribute cards to families/students in the 2021-22 school year.

Thanks from MLWGS Foundation

Thanks to everyone who made Saturday's Night of the Dragon Reimagined a HUGE success. If you were one of the lucky bidders, you can pick up your winnings in the Foundation Office at school this Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you need to arrange another time, email Ginger O'Neil. We will share totals once we’ve had time to tally!