Cancel MLWGS Exams 2017
Canceling the upcoming midterm exams at MLWGS would allow teachers to regain lost class time from the snow days thus far. Furthermore, Henrico County recently canceled their exams, and Hanover County is canceling their exams indefinitely. If MLWGS does not cancel its exams, this will cause an unfair penalty to our seniors in the college admissions process. Exams would create a chilling effect on grades in comparison to students at our home schools who will not have to bear the burden of exams. More winter weather is also forecasted for the days leading up to the exams. The presence of exams add an unnecessary variable which tends to break up the curriculum for a lot of teachers. Many teachers due to the pushed back timeline have scheduled tests and large projects the week of exams, so there is not adequate time for review. The students and families of Maggie Walker strongly believe that midterm exams should be canceled in favor of restored class time.