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Vol. 1 March 2018 | Staying Connected
Vol. 1 March 2018 | Staying Connected

Staying Connected to St. Margaret's School

Thank you to the more than 50 alumnae, including alumnae on our staff who joined us in Richmond for the Alumnae Association Winter Meeting on February 24. We had a fabulous visit where we received updates from St. Margaret's as well as more information on how to stay connected.

We heard about upcoming plans for the the Wiley H. Wheat Center for Innovative Learning, made possible by a generous donation. The Center provides a diverse range of academic support services from counseling and coaching to extensive study skills training. To better house the Wheat Center, we are refurbishing the Viola H. Woolfolk Library to make it a more productive and inspiring space, equipped with the latest technologies to support girls' needs, and to provide a dynamic place for meeting, collaboration, study, and learning.

Additionally, THRIVE is an exciting new program launching in Fall 2018 that will make a big difference for a girl who is looking for a positive gap year experience. THRIVE is an innovative postgraduate program for high school graduates. THRIVE weaves together five tracks of activities for girls to experience, including academics, an experiential track for internships or independent study opportunities, leadership, travel, and overall well-being.

The Alumnae Association was pleased to announce that Alumnae Weekend 2019 will be May 3-4 during the school year. This will improve Alumnae opportunity to connect with our students. In the short term, we are looking for volunteers to help reinvigorate the Fortson 5k, formerly known as the Rappahannock River Run. Please consider joining our Fortson 5K Committe.

Finally, be sure to check out our video and photos from our day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and all of the upcoming events below.


Mary Anne Townsend Hopkins '69, P '97 '03
Alumnae Association President 2017-2019

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The Power of One Campaign

The Power of One Campaign for Annual Giving is March 15-22, 2018. Please mark your calendars for 1 Week. 1 Gift. 1 St. Margaret's and show the Power of 1 with your gift. This one week push during Women's History Month aims to rally alumnae, parents, and friends of the school around support of the Annual Fund. To make a contribution, visit our website at or mail a check payable to St. Margaret's School, P.O. Box 158, Tappahannock, VA 22560.

North Carolina Alumnae & Friends Gathering | March 18

Calling friends and alumnae in the North Carolina area, on Sunday, March 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kate-Rucker Penn Taylor '83 is hosting a gathering of alumnae, families, and friends of the School. We hope you will join us for brunch, Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. To RSVP, please email Brittany Jenkins at

International Festival | March 23

Lesley Newman '99, Director of the International Program is excited to welcome you back to campus for our International Festival on Friday, March 23 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Join us in the Ball Memorial Gym for performances from our international students and learn more about their cultures and traditions.

AIM High | April 21

The AIM HIGH SERIES FOR YOUNG WOMEN is an annual knowledge-sharing event sponsored by St. Margaret's School through its Wiley H. Wheat Center for Innovative Learning. AIM HIGH will engage young women from high school to college age in a discussion on the scope of potential for supporting a major sector of the workforce. This year's topic is "Opportunities for Young Women to Lead Our Nation's Defense. Admission is free, so please consider inviting a young girl you know. Find our more.

Summer Camp

Summer will be here soon, and we have a great Summer Camp program planned for kids day camp sessions (ages 5-12), a weekend overnight camp session for families, and an overnight English Camp session where girls, ages 12-18 can have fun while improving their academic and conversational English. To register, visit

Alumnae Weekend 2018

Remember to mark your calendar for Alumnae Weekend on June 8-10. We especially encourage Alumnae who graduated in years ending in '3 or '8 to return for their class reunion. See you at the river!