Monthly Archives: March 2019

Grant Spotlight: Future Dragon Days

March 21, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In 2017, 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.  It was a pleasure to see the fruits of some of those efforts this week as admitted eighth graders visited the school […]

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Grant Spotlight: ASL trip to Gallaudet

March 20, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On March 15, forty ASL students toured Gallaudet University in Washington, DC with their teacher, Mrs. Carlisa Gunter.  Gallaudet is dedicated to the education of deaf and hard of hearing students.  A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the cost of bus transportation for students and chaperones.  “Thanks again for making this field trip possible for […]

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Grant Spotlight: Art 5 solo exhibitions

March 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every year, Art 5 students present solo exhibitions of their work to an audience of friends and family.  This is one of the culminating experiences of their art education at MLWGS and gives them a chance to learn about how to put on a gallery show.  Molly Goodman (’19) gave a great artist’s talk about the evolution of […]

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Grant Spotlight: SABR Analytics Conference

March 14, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The MLWGS Foundation provided one of our largest grants of 2018-19 to offset the cost for 20 of Mr. Benesh’s math modeling students traveling to the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix in early March. The Foundation covered all remaining trip costs for Dragons in financial need.  While there, they competed in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 9, 2019

March 13, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 9, 2019: The New York Times wrote about WINGSPAN, the hit board game recently published by Jamey Stegmaier (’99)’s Stonemaier Games. “Over time you realize there’s very few problems that are really serious problems. There’s setbacks but you can always recover from them.” – […]

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Grant Spotlight: SXSWEDU

March 12, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Due to the generous support of the Foundation, last week John Piersol travelled to Austin, TX to attend SXSWEDU, an education conference held the week before the larger SXSW festival.  While there he had the privilege of attending a wide variety of workshops and keynote events, including a look at the future of education with former Florida governor […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 2, 2019

March 5, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 2, 2019: Derrick Wang (’16) was recently selected to be the next Board of Visitors student representative at the University of Virginia.  “I think the best a student representative can do is to try to accurately represent the full range of views and opinions […]

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Grant Spotlight: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 5, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to a generous grant from the foundation, Dickson Benesh was able to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, MA in early March.  Mr. Benesh is pictured here with Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game.  Moneyball is one of the texts Mr. Benesh teaches in his Baseball […]

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