Monthly Archives: May 2017

Grant Spotlight: 2017 AP Comp Gov Canada Trip

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

For the past several years, Matt McGuire has taken a group of his AP Comparative Government student to Canada so to enhance their understanding of Canadian governmental structures and procedures.  This year, the group visited the capital city of Ottawa and the Ontario provisional capital of Toronto.  Students attended an hour-long meeting with John Baird, […]

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Grant Spotlight: Clubs & Activities

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of our categories for enhancement grant funding is clubs and activities, which this fiscal year included $20,000 for related grants.  Those included: The Peer Mentors trip to the National Museum of African American History in DC The Model Congress trip to Princeton Model Congress in DC The Forensics & Debate team’s trip to Nationals […]

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Grant Spotlight: Books, Books, Books!

May 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

We’re proud of the big grants we fund, for things like We The People and Math Modeling, but we’re also proud of our smaller grants, many of which were used this year to purchase books for classroom use.  Those purchases included 60 copies of Death of a Salesman for American Lit, 50 copies of The […]

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2017 Freshmen Parent Orientation

May 25, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

On the evening of May 24, parents of incoming freshmen assembled at Maggie Walker for an orientation session.  Speakers included incoming Director Dr. Lowerre, incoming PTSA president Anthony Taylor, Auction Committee & Advocacy Chair Peggy Feldmann, Fall Festival Committee Chair Samantha Dardick, School Advisory Council member Laura Razzolini, and Foundation Executive Director Suzannah Stora. After […]

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Grant Spotlight: We The People

May 23, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation is proud to cover much of the cost of participation in the We The People National Championship competition every year.  For many years, the competition was free for all qualifying teams, but congressional budget cuts mean that it now costs teams tens of thousands of dollars to attend.  In the 2016-17 […]

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Grant Spotlight: MENA Seminar Morocco trip

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation was proud to offset the cost of Mrs. Cross’s Middle East & North Africa Senior Seminar trip to Morocco.  Mrs. Cross has lived and studied in Morocco for several years and was very pleased to be able to show her students the country as the culminating experience of their year of […]

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Grant Spotlight: Yoga with Becky Eschenroeder

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every spring for the last few years, Becky Eschenroeder has taught yoga to MLWGS sophomores during PE for the month of April.  Becky is one of the most beloved instructors in the Richmond area, and spent four years as a certified YoKid Facilitator Trainer responsible for training adults in ways to incorporate yoga into children’s […]

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SF/Bay Area Area Happy Hour

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

On May 18, 2017, alumni currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at Mars Bar for nachos, drinks, and conversation.  The group included alumni from 1996, 1997, 2004, 2009, and 2010, who work at places like Apple, Airbnb, and EventBrite.  Thank you to all the alumni who attended, and if you missed this […]

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Grant Spotlight 2016-17

May 18, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Want to know what we’re up to over at the Foundation?  Read about some of the things we’ve funded in 2016-17.  This year, we’ve committed over $180,000 to fund enhancement grants for classroom enrichment, clubs and activities, faculty professional development, student travel, and aid for students in financial need.  That’s our highest commitment ever, up […]

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San Francisco/Bay Area Alumni Happy Hour

May 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

We’re having an alumni happy hour at Mars Bar in SF on Thursday, May 18th, from 5pm-8pm, and we hope you can join us.  The Governor’s School Foundation will be covering some drinks, so come to mingle, reminisce, and discuss the most pressing of Silicon Valley’s issues: hand-pressed vs. smart machine-pressed juice.  Mars Bar is located at 798 […]

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