Category Archives: Spotlight – Grants

Grant Spotlight: Songs for Janie

April 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of the things that makes MLWGS a special place to learn is its location in the heart of Richmond.  It’s an easy walk to the Firehouse Theatre, which just hosted four performances of Songs for Janie, a musical interpretation by Tamara Wellons of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.  The Foundation funded a grant […]

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Grant Spotlight: Rubik’s Cube Competition

April 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Cubing Club held their first-ever Rubik’s Cube Competition on Saturday, April 13th at MLWGS.  The event sold out and was a huge success!  About 250 people, including 90 competitors from age 6 to 40 along with families, guests, and volunteers came from as far away as West Virginia and North Carolina to test […]

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Grant Spotlight: Chicago Manual of Style

April 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation recently provided a grant to purchase a one-year institutional license for the Chicago Manual of Style for student use.  Though the request came through librarian Wendy DeGroat, the license will be of use to all students, particularly those in Global Studies, FIRC, and some senior seminars.  Access to the most recent CMS is particularly useful for […]

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Grant Spotlight: Newtowne Tutoring

April 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Newtowne Tutoring club members provide weekly, one-on-one after school tutoring, snacks, and organized play for elementary and middle school students from nearby schools.  Service is one of the founding principles of the school, and the Newtowne tutors are one of the best examples of how students give back in meaningful ways.  The Foundation provided a […]

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Grant Spotlight: MENA Seminar Morocco trip

April 10, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

For the third year, Robinette Cross took MENA Seminar students on a week-long trip to Morocco, the culminating experience of a year’s worth of instruction.  This year’s trip was the largest ever, with 27 students in all.  Students visited Casablanca, Marrakesh, the Saharan town of Merzouga, Fez, and the capital city of Rabat.  Robinette Cross has […]

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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: 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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Grant Spotlight: MCM Math Modeling Competition

January 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On Monday, January 28, twelve of Mr. Benesh’s math modeling students will be participating in the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications’ Mathematical Contest in Modeling.  This is a college-level competition that will include about 20,000 teams competing worldwide.  A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the registration fees for all students participating.  We’ll be […]

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Grant Spotlight: Joint Mathematics Meetings

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLWGS math teacher Lynn Reed is a 25+ year member of the Mathematical Association of America.  “I always enjoy attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings when they occur ‘near’ Richmond,” she says.  As a member of the MAA’s Mini-Course Committee, she helped to monitor six mini-course sessions like “Dance and Mathematics” and “Object Based Learning and […]

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Grant Spotlight: History Honor Society Speaker

January 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Political analyst Bill Kristol is scheduled to address the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society on February 11 at 2 PM in the Forum.  Mr. Kristol is the second speaker to address the HHS this year.  Dr. Johanna Neuman, who 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: Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

December 17, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Students involved in Peer Mentors at MLWGS are attending workshops developed by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, a non-profit that works with schools and community groups through the Merging Leaders Institute.  One will focus on examining and reimagining school culture, which will allow students to think through the challenges in creating a culture where everyone belongs as well as […]

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Grant Spotlight: Women & Gender Studies Conference at GMU

December 17, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Dr. Christine Anderson was kind enough to write up the following report from the Women & Gender Studies Conference at GMU for us.  A grant from the Foundation covered the cost of bus transportation for all students attending. “I just wanted to let you know how well our students performed at the Women & Gender Studies […]

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