Monthly Archives: October 2018

Grant Spotlight: UK Admissions

October 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Counseling Office is administering Oxford and Cambridge admissions assessments this morning for interested students.  Though Maggie Walker sends by far the bulk of its graduates to colleges and universities in the United States, seniors do sometimes choose to pursue higher education abroad.  Application and admissions processes at international colleges and universities are often handled very […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 27, 2018

October 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 27, 2018: Courtney Jamison (’11) gives her perspective on the student experience at Yale School of Drama. Teen Vogue wrote about all the people dressing up this year as Lara Jean Covey, the protagonist of TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han […]

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Grant Spotlight: Pizza Pizza Pizza!

October 25, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Sometimes our enhancement grants pay for 3-D printers, and sometimes they pay for a nice bunch of pizzas.  The Foundation provided a grant to cover lunch for summer booster camp students so that they could have a chance to reconnect with each other and check in with the faculty members who run the camp for […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 20, 2018

October 24, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 20, 2018: Rasheeda Creighton (’95), the Executive Director of Capital One’s 1717 Innovation Center, talks about her career path and shares some of her best advice for young people. Jenny Han (’98) spoke at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit about turning her bestselling novel […]

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Grant Spotlight: AP Comp Gov UK Trip

October 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

If you want a small taste of the Britishness in store for the MLWGS students going on Mr. McGuire’s AP Comparative Government trip to the UK this winter, we recommend calling UK Parliament for the hold message alone.  “Have you thought about taking afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the River Thames? You are currently […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 14, 2018

October 15, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 14, 2018: Esther Atkins (’04) was inducted into the Case Western Reserve University Athletics Hall of Fame this past weekend. Esther is an elite marathoner and an Olympic Trials qualifier. The movie adaptation of TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han […]

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Grant Spotlight: Chorus Software

October 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLWGS welcomed three great new music teachers in the 2018-19 school year.  One of those teachers is Michelle Graham, who is teaching chorus.  Michelle requested a Foundation grant to cover the cost of a subscription to SightReadingFactory.com in order to enhance her instruction.  “I can generate sight reading exercises at SightReadingFactory.com that are aligned with […]

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

October 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 28, 2018: Reunions Weekend for the classes of 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 kicked off this weekend at Fall Festival, followed by the annual all-alumni reception at Bottoms Up.  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped this weekend come together! Jenny Han (’98) appeared on […]

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Grant Spotlight: History Honor Society

October 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Inductions for the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3rd.  Matt McGuire, the society’s sponsor, arranged for Dr. Johanna Neuman to address the group in the 3rd floor forum.  Dr. Neuman recently published Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote and is currently a […]

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Grant Spotlight: Chinese Instruction

October 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of the things that makes MLWGS a unique place to learn is the foreign language class offerings.  As technology changes, language instruction changes as well.  In 2016-17, the Foundation purchased 32 webcams to facilitate online exchange programs that pair native speakers of various languages with MWLGS students to cultivate conversational skills.  This year, Chinese teacher Sharon […]

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Grant Spotlight: Music Software

October 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLWGS welcomed three great new music teachers in the 2018-19 school year.  Nicholas Merillat is teaching Jazz Band, while Michelle Graham takes on Chorus, and Christina Sienkiewicz, Orchestra.  The Foundation purchased software requested for shared use to aid in their instruction.  PhotoScore & NotateMe covert music handwritten on a surface or laptop into digital scores.  It can also read, transpose, and extract parts […]

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Grant Spotlight: Camera Restoration

October 2, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Diverse and unique course offerings are part of what make MLWGS such an exceptional place to learn.  One great example of this is the photojournalism senior seminar offered by Georgianne Stinnett.  Ms. Stinnett developed this course to instruct students in the technical aspects of capturing photojournalistic images, the history and ethics of the field, and to allow […]

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