Monthly Archives: May 2018

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of May 19, 2018

May 21, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of May 19, 2018: Jane Samborski (’02) and her husband were the animators behind the opening scene of season 2 episode 7 of 13 REASONS WHY. The RTD talked to Dan Myers (’00), managing director of Lighthouse Labs. The RTD profiled distance runner Mary Caroline Heinen […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of May 12, 2018

May 15, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of May 12, 2018: Alloy, the platform helping the financial services industry make data-driven customer decisions founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn (’09), and Scott Clark (’09), won the Bank Director’s 2018 Best of FinXTech Award in the category of Startup Innovation. Harvey Creasey (’14) […]

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Grant Spotlight: Shaking Incubator

May 9, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In October of 2017, the Foundation purchased a shaking incubator for use in upper level physical science classes like AP Biology.  “I truly appreciate the support from the Foundation,” biology teacher Pam Edgerton says.  “The shaking incubator that the Foundation funded earlier this year made several labs possible for my AP Biology students, and we […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of May 5, 2018

May 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of May 5, 2018: Congratulations to Kent Dickey (’18), who will be playing soccer next year for Villanova. Writer/director Jai Jamison (’03) talked to RVA Mag about his short film entitled “Slave Cry” starring his sister, actress Courtney Jamison (’11). The film is set for release […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ellie Pyle (’01)

May 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

When Ellie Pyle (’01) picked up the phone, she was in the middle of reading Cass Morris (’03)’s debut novel From Unseen Fire.  After talking to her, this doesn’t surprise me at all.  She places a high value both on creating and supporting and enjoying the creative output of others.  That’s much of what led […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 28, 2018

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 28, 2018: Thanks to everyone who joined us for any of the Day of the Dragon activities on May 1!  We had alumni at the Legacy Circle breakfast first thing in the morning, making Phone-a-Thon calls in the afternoon, and with us for a […]

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Grant Spotlight: Future Dragon Days

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Last year, a committee of faculty and admin team members worked to revamp the days for admitted students that used to be called shadow days and are now known as Future Dragon Days.  They created a program of events that has delighted admitted eighth graders for the past two years.  Students receive a golden ticket […]

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Grant Spotlight: Professional Development

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the Foundation set aside $35,000 to fund professional development for MLWGS faculty.  So far this year, 26 teachers have applied for and received grants to offset costs of graduate coursework and/or conference attendance.  This funding allowed Ms. Stinnett to take a course the history of the motion picture.  It sent Mrs. Reed to […]

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Grant Spotlight: Shakespeare in Staunton

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the MLWGS faculty has applied for nearly $25,000 worth of Foundation support in the category of classroom instructional activities.  Funding in this category is available for supplemental activities or materials that teachers would like to use to enrich their instruction.  In March, English instructor Janet Spencer received a grant to cover the cost […]

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Grant Spotlight: World Religions field trip

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the MLWGS faculty has applied for nearly $25,000 worth of Foundation support in the category of classroom instructional activities.  Funding in this category is available for supplemental activities or materials that teachers would like to use to enrich their instruction.  In March, World Religions teacher Kinsey Hall accessed some of that funding to […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 MENA Seminar Morocco Trip

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This spring, Robinette Cross, Lisa Williams, and Joy Davis chaperoned the second-ever Middle East & North Africa senior seminar trip to Morocco. Robinette Cross, who led the trip, lived and studied in Morocco for several years, including a year doing research on a Fulbright. She brings an amazing depth of knowledge to the seminar and […]

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Grant Spotlight: Yoga for Sophomores

May 2, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every spring for the last few years, Paige Hawkins has arranged for Becky Eschenroeder to teach 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 […]

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