Category Archives: Events

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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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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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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Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2017

April 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Don’t miss the Governor School Foundation’s annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Friday, April 21! This is an afternoon event where we invite current students’ grandparents (or other special family members and friends) to learn a little about our school, take a brief tour, and have a reception with their grandchildren. The details are […]

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NYC Alumni Happy Hour

March 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

NYC alumni!  Join us on Friday, March 31 at Botanica (47 E Houston St, New York, NY 10012-2724) starting at 6 PM.  There will be drink tickets courtesy of the Foundation, so get there early to grab one!  Link to the Facebook event here.

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Faculty & Alumni Happy Hour – Wed 2/22 @ 3:30 @ Blue Bee Cider

January 25, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Join us for a faculty & alumni happy hour(s) at Blue Bee on Wednesday 2/22! We’re starting at 3:30 so that faculty can join at the end of their workday, but catch us when you’re off work if you can make it! We’re hoping this will be the start of monthly Wind Down Wednesdays, which […]

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Night of the Dragon Auction Saturday, February 25, 2017

January 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

The 2017 Night of the Dragon auction is coming up on Saturday, February 25!  The auction raises money for the five booster groups, the PTSA, and the Foundation. Governor’s School alumni have stepped up this year and donated several items to be auctioned off.  Here’s what we’ve got so far: Jenny Han (’98) donated a […]

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Help Us Celebrate Mr. Phil Tharp!

October 20, 2016 / Suzannah Stora / Events

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Mr. Phil Tharp, ‘The Dragon Master,’ who retired after 26 years at the Governor’s School! The MLWGS family will certainly not be the same without him!  

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Reunion Weekend-Classes of 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011

September 22, 2016 / Suzannah Stora / Events

Friday, October 7th Tours and Classroom Visits at MLWGS 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fall Festival at Maggie Walker 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Alumni Reception at Bottoms Up Pizza 1700 Dock Street 9:00 p.m. – Late Saturday, October 8th Meet & Mingle at Triple Crossing Brewing 113 S. Foushee St. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 […]

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Second Annual Taylor Teaching Award

November 15, 2015 / David Bortz / Events

The Governor’s School Richmond Alumni Present the Second Annual Pat Taylor Teaching Award Lecture: Celie Boswell:  Rainbows have no Fences Thursday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Forum Please join us on Thursday, November 19, when English teacher Celie Boswell presents Rainbows have no Fences, chronicling her travels this past summer to South Africa […]

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Foundation Support for Jabberwock

October 26, 2015 / David Bortz / Events

Have you visited the new on-line version of The MLWGS Jabberwock, our student produced newspaper?  If you do, you are in for a treat!  An enhancement grant from the Governor’s School Foundation helped make this dream a reality. The Foundation’s grant covered the one-time set up fees of host organization SNO (School Newspapers Online), as […]

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October 13, 2015 / David Bortz / Events

FOUNDATION MAILING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 The MLWGS Foundation needs volunteer help in preparing a bulk mailing on Thursday, October 22, starting at 9:00am in the MLWGS Boardroom. If you have a few hours to spare, please join! No RSVP necessary, but for questions or to be added to the Foundation’s volunteer list […]

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Welcome Back!

September 30, 2015 / David Bortz / Events

The Governor’s School Foundation would like to welcome all new and returning faculty, students, and families back for the new school year!  For those of you who may not be familiar with the Foundation, it is a non-profit established to support the students and faculty of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School.  In the 2014-15 fiscal […]

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Maggie Walker Students Place Second at ‘We the People’!

May 1, 2015 / David Bortz / Events

The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School We the People Team has placed second in the nation in The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals, which took place Monday, April 27th in Washington, DC.  The 2015 competition marks the 9th time Maggie Walker has finished in the top three since 2003 (2011 and 2003 National Champions). […]

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Volunteer Mailing Event

April 14, 2015 / David Bortz / Events

Please join the Foundation for their last mailing of the year on Wednesday, April 29th! The Governor’s School Foundation needs volunteer help in preparing the final mailing of the year on Wednesday, April 29th, starting at 9:00am in the MLWGS Boardroom. This last postcard mailing usually goes pretty quickly, so if you have a couple hours […]

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