Category Archives: Spotlight – Grants

Grant Spotlight: Student Solo Art Shows

January 17, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Some of the enhancement grants we give out are for little things that add something extra to a project, lesson, or classroom.  For example, art department chair Jeff Hall applied for $225 worth of funding to print invitations and provide vinyl lettering for the solo art shows his Art 5 students put on throughout the […]

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Grant Spotlight: Art Department Trip to DC

December 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every year, art teachers Jeff Hall and Kori Mosley take art students to Washington, DC for a day of guided visits to museums around the city.  Last week, the group visited the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery.  The Foundation was able to offset the cost of this […]

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Grant Spotlight: NCTM Conference

December 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation has set aside $35,000 in this fiscal year to go toward faculty professional development.  Since June 1, twenty one teachers across six departments have accessed this funding to pay for graduate coursework, conferences, and workshops that enrich their instruction at MLWGS.  This funding just helped Mr. Benesh attend the National Council of Teachers […]

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Grant Spotlight: Student Financial Aid

November 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Providing access to every opportunity MLWGS has to offer is one of the most important goals of the Foundation.  To that end, we made $20,000 available for students in financial need in the 2017-18 school year.  Over the past few months, we’ve been able to cover big expenses, like student fees, as well as a […]

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Grant Spotlight: Princeton Model Congress

November 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

With help from the Foundation, the Model Congress Club attended this year’s Princeton Model Congress in Washington, DC.  Princeton Model Congress is the oldest model congress in America and attracts around 1000 participants from across the country.  Over the course of a long weekend, high school students simulate all three branches of the Federal Government […]

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Grant Spotlight: Frontier Culture Museum field trip

November 20, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On November 13, 2017, social studies teacher Hana Voight took a group of her AP Human Geography students to the Frontier Culture Museum located in Staunton, VA.  The museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for  themselves and their descendants.  The […]

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Grant Spotlight: Physics Modeling Equipment

November 16, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In October of 2017, the Foundation purchased physics modeling equipment for use in classroom instruction.  The equipment allowed honors physics students to model various scenarios involving force, mass, and acceleration.  In one set of experiments, small groups constructed scenarios dealing with different constants and variables.  For example, one group kept the force constant while increasing […]

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Grant Spotlight: Henricus Historical Park Field Trip

October 23, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On October 12, 2017, social studies instructors Dr. Brenda Ericson and Tinsley Pollard took 18 students to Henricus Historical Park to take part in an archaeological on-site program.  The program allows students to learn the archaeological techniques, work with primary sources and recreate both artifact and non-artifact culture.  Henricus Historical Park is located in Chester, […]

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Grant Spotlight: Student Fees

September 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Providing access to all of the opportunities MLWGS has to offer its students is one of the most important missions of the Foundation.  To that end, our Board approved $20,000 worth of funding to be used for student financial aid in FY18.  We’re proud to say that in the 2017-18 school year, the Foundation paid […]

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Grant Spotlight: Wireless Hot Spots for 1:1 Laptop Pilot Program

September 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Chief Technology Officer David Bortz and Jeff Hall (Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Art Dept. Chair, and art teacher) spearheaded efforts to pilot a one-to-one laptop program at MLWGS in the 2017-18 school year.  Mr. Bortz and Mr. Hall screened, selected, and distributed laptops to 45 students at the end of summer.  There are three different […]

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Enhancement Grant Guide for Faculty

September 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

If you’re interested in applying for an enhancement grant from the Foundation: Pick up a 2017-18 application form from the Foundation office or download one from itslearning. Complete the application.  Attach any relevant documentation. Turn the completed application in to Dr. Ellis for review and approval. Dr. Ellis will pass your application along to the […]

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Back to School!

September 5, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

To all current students, parents, and faculty members, welcome or welcome back to Maggie Walker!  We at the Foundation are excited for the upcoming year.  To keep up with what we’re funding this year, you can like our Facebook page, or check the Enhancement Grants section of our website.  We’re happy to announce that our […]

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Grant Spotlight: Kori Mosley & Tres Culturas

July 31, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Foundation has reserved $35,000 for professional development for the MLWGS faculty.  Kori Mosley recently returned from a workshop called “Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe & Albuquerque.”  Kori teaches Art I, Art II, and Art III, and is the sponsor for Art Club and for the […]

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Grant Spotlight: Future Problem Solvers

June 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Six MLWGS students along with sponsor, Celie Boswell, competed in the Future Problem Solvers International Competition (FPSIC) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin from June 8 to June 11, 2017.  See the school’s great write-up about their experience here.  The Foundation was happy to help offset costs for this trip as part of our commitment to funding clubs […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2017 Senior Art Show

June 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

“Flourish,” the 2017 Senior Art Show, opened at Art Works on the evening of Friday, June 9.  The show features artwork in a wide range of styles from 21 seniors.  Each student also submitted an artistic statement along with their pieces and learned from Jeff Hall how to display their work in a gallery setting. […]

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