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Grant Spotlight: Comparative Government Students in Canada

June 4, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Mr. McGuire’s annual Canada trip is currently underway, and students are enjoying June weather in Ottawa and Toronto.  They recently visited the Office of the Speaker of the Senate, the Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C.  This is just one of the unique experiences Mr. McGuire curates for students on the trip, all of which will enrich their […]

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Grant Spotlight: Awaken at the VMFA

May 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Foundation recently provided a grant to cover the cost of admission to the VMFA’s “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” exhibit for Kinsey Buhrman’s Eastern Religions students. Proximity to cultural institutions like the VMFA is part of what makes MLWGS such a special place to learn, along, of course, with the faculty […]

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Grant Spotlight: Three Teams Place in Top 10% of College-level Math Modeling Contest

May 14, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Over 25,000 teams competed in this year’s MCM, which is an international math modeling contest which pits university teams against each other.  MLWGS recently had three teams earn honors as Meritorious, which puts them in the top 10% of all the college-level competing teams.  This year’s teams were asked to create an evacuation plan for the Louvre […]

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Grant Spotlight: Jazz Assessment

May 8, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

From the school website: “On Thursday, May 2nd, The Maggie Walker Jazz Ensemble traveled to Virginia Beach to participate in the South Side Jazz Assessment. They were awarded an overall rating of Excellent and an average judge’s score of 85/100. Keriann Slayton and Varun Mandgi received the All-Star Big Band Certificate for their superior performances on Alto Saxophone and […]

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Grant Spotlight: AP Prep

May 6, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

It’s never a bad thing to be the people who make there be pizza.  We recently provided an enhancement grant to feed students attending Mr. Wilkes’ last AP prep session before the test.  It ended up feeding a multitude!  From Mr. Wilkes: “I want to thank you on behalf of all the students.  The pizzas […]

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Grant Spotlight: Yoga Instruction

May 2, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLGWS alumnus Matt Elliott (’04) recently returned to his alma mater to teach yoga to sophomore PE students for the month of April. Tara Eschenroeder started this program some years ago with Athletic Director Paige Hawkins, and it has been a highlight of every spring at MLWGS since.  Tara handed the program over to Matt this year to great […]

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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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