Category Archives: Spotlight – Grants

Grant Spotlight: 2018 Library Refresh (Phase 1)

June 26, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLWGS librarian Wendy DeGroat is working this summer to refresh the school’s library space.  She is working based on data collected from student focus groups that included students who utilize the library frequently, sometimes, and not at all.  She will be creating a new student seating area with poufs, floor pillows, accent rugs, and more.  […]

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Grant Spotlight: Shaking Incubator

May 9, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In October of 2017, the Foundation purchased a shaking incubator for use in upper level physical science classes like AP Biology.  “I truly appreciate the support from the Foundation,” biology teacher Pam Edgerton says.  “The shaking incubator that the Foundation funded earlier this year made several labs possible for my AP Biology students, and we […]

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Grant Spotlight: Future Dragon Days

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Last year, 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.  They created a program of events that has delighted admitted eighth graders for the past two years.  Students receive a golden ticket […]

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Grant Spotlight: Professional Development

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the Foundation set aside $35,000 to fund professional development for MLWGS faculty.  So far this year, 26 teachers have applied for and received grants to offset costs of graduate coursework and/or conference attendance.  This funding allowed Ms. Stinnett to take a course the history of the motion picture.  It sent Mrs. Reed to […]

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Grant Spotlight: Shakespeare in Staunton

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the MLWGS faculty has applied for nearly $25,000 worth of Foundation support in the category of classroom instructional activities.  Funding in this category is available for supplemental activities or materials that teachers would like to use to enrich their instruction.  In March, English instructor Janet Spencer received a grant to cover the cost […]

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Grant Spotlight: World Religions field trip

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the MLWGS faculty has applied for nearly $25,000 worth of Foundation support in the category of classroom instructional activities.  Funding in this category is available for supplemental activities or materials that teachers would like to use to enrich their instruction.  In March, World Religions teacher Kinsey Hall accessed some of that funding to […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 MENA Seminar Morocco Trip

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This spring, Robinette Cross, Lisa Williams, and Joy Davis chaperoned the second-ever Middle East & North Africa senior seminar trip to Morocco. Robinette Cross, who led the trip, lived and studied in Morocco for several years, including a year doing research on a Fulbright. She brings an amazing depth of knowledge to the seminar and […]

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Grant Spotlight: Yoga for Sophomores

May 2, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every spring for the last few years, Paige Hawkins has arranged for Becky Eschenroeder to teach yoga to MLWGS sophomores during PE for the month of April.  Becky is one of the most beloved instructors in the Richmond area, and spent four years as a certified YoKid Facilitator Trainer responsible for training adults in ways […]

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Grant Spotlight: Music Department Trip to New Orleans

April 27, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every spring, orchestra and band teacher Karl von Klein organizes a trip open to any student taking a class within the music department.  This year, he is chaperoning students on a trip to New Orleans for the first weekend of this year’s Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest).  The Foundation provided a grant to […]

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Grant Spotlight: Student Aid

April 23, 2018 / 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.  Jeff Hall and Kori Mosley accessed student aid funding to cover costs for three students in need of financial […]

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Grant Spotlight: 3D Printer

April 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In 2016-17, the Foundation purchased a Stratasys SE Plus 3D printer that is currently housed in the science department but available for use by any student or teacher.  This year, one of Ryan Webb’s Mathematical Art seminar students, Meg Taylor (’18), used the printer to create a piece that she later submitted to the Bridges […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 SABR Analytics Math Modeling Competition

March 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Spring means lots of Foundation funding for student travel.  This year, we committed to offsetting the cost of class-related trips for students traveling to Morocco (MENA senior seminar), Canada (AP Comparative Government), Phoenix (Math Modeling), and DC (We the People).  The combined enhancement grants for these four trips total just over $57,000, all of which goes […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 AP Comparative Canada Trip

March 12, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Spring means lots of Foundation funding for student travel.  This year, we committed to offsetting the cost of class-related trips for students traveling to Morocco (MENA senior seminar), Canada (AP Comparative Government), Phoenix (Math Modeling), and DC (We the People).  The combined enhancement grants for these four trips total just over $57,000, all of which goes […]

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Grant Spotlight: ODUMUN

February 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Governor School Model UN returned victorious once again from their winter conference.  The team traveled to the Norfolk Sheraton Waterside from February 15th to the 18th to compete in the Old Dominion University Model United Nations Conference.  Over 2000 students were in attendance.  Team members participated in various committees focusing on a range of topics: disarmament, humanitarian […]

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Grant Spotlight: Guest Speaker Chris Hanusa

February 15, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In February, math professor and mathematical artist Chris Hanusa visited MLWGS, where he worked with students in the Math & Art Seminar, Discrete Math classes, and the Multivariable Calculus class, where he held a Mathematica & 3D Printing workshop.  He also gave a presentation entitled “Using Random Numbers to Create Art” to more than 30 […]

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