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Millwood School News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Thank You Publix Supermarket

    Thank you to the Harbour Pointe Publix Super Market for their donation of $500 to Millwood School to use for enrichments.
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  • Millwood School Names New Head of School

    Richmond Family Magazine
    Christopher Ryan is the new head of school at Millwood School in Midlothian.

    The Millwood School has announced that Christopher Ryan has been unanimously selected by the Board to serve as Millwood’s next head of school. Chris was most recently at Carrollwood Day School, in Tampa FL, where he has served as Principal of the Upper School since 2013. Chris comes to RVA along with his wife Christine, and their two sons, Luc, six, and Finn, eight.Christopher Ryan has been unanimously selected by the board to serve as Millwood’s next head of school.
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  • Jim & Kelly Trebour with Dr. B-R and Mrs. Mamenko

    Room for Imagination and Innovation

    Millwood School’s Entrepreneurial Studies students became the first in Virginia to partner with Seed Spot Next, a nationally ranked social impact incubator that has worked with 164 entrepreneurs nationally and helped them raise over $4M in capital.  Through Seed Spot Next, students are creating social ventures that solve world problems through innovation.  These ventures will be pitched at the national forum in Phoenix, Arizona in the spring.  From there, students can earn the capital needed to launch their venture.

    Students who want to pursue the study of entrepreneurship now have the option to do so within Millwood’s upper school curriculum. The twenty-first century skills of creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration are needed by all graduates. Highly enthusiastic innovators who want to learn the basics of imagining, creating, developing, and running a small business will have these opportunities at Millwood School. Upon graduation from the program, Millwood’s upper school students can earn an endorsement in Entrepreneurial Studies on their diploma.



     
     
     
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  • Following the Money

    Midlothian, VA   Millwood School’s Economics and Personal Finance classes visited the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in December. After clearing security, the upper school students were escorted into the Bank by a tour guide where they saw an impressive exhibit of a 27 lb. solid gold bar worth upwards of $500,000. The tour proceeded through an interactive exhibit explaining the responsibilities of the Bank. Students were able to see the “cash room” where money is processed from banks, removing and replacing counterfeit and worn out bills.
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  • Dr. Louise Bagwell-Robinson

    Founding Head of School Announces Retirement

    Dream it, Plan it, Create it!
    Midlothian, VA     In the mid-1980’s Louise Bagwell-Robinson and her family moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Brandermill, located in fast growing Chesterfield County. Louise held a doctorate in education and had experience teaching students at all grades. She began inquiring about educational options for students, particularly her daughter, and quickly learned that the choices were either the rapidly burgeoning public system or private schools located a good distance from Midlothian. Her inquiries turned into meetings with leaders in education and the community, and ultimately led to her dream of starting an independent school.
    The journey of Millwood School began in earnest a full year before the doors opened to students in September 1989. Starting a school is no small feat. There’s a location to be secured, a curriculum to develop, teachers to hire, and students to enroll, and even a name to be chosen. Due to the proximity to the Brandermill and Woodlake developments, Millwood was chosen as a nod to them.
    It was Louise’s absolute “can-do” attitude that enabled her dream to become a reality. She gained the interest and full cooperation of Mr. Gary Fenchuk, president of East West Communities, who agreed that the Midlothian area needed an independent school option for families. The original site of Millwood School was three “temporary buildings” located near Sunday Park. There were leased from East West Communities. The beautiful 2.5 acre wooded site was only a preview of beautiful sites to come.
    In September of 1989, Millwood’s doors opened on a small tract of land with three trailers and 20 students. Louise’s dream to establish a local learning environment where children are nurtured, challenged, and encouraged to reach their highest potential was being realized. Within three years, increased enrollment caused the school to outgrow this site. Millwood moved in 1992 to the corner of Genito and Old Hundred Roads in a former corporate headquarters of Pizza Hut Corporation.
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