SVGS ONE Hour Delay – Friday March 20

Good morning. Governor’s School will be operating on a one hour delay ,Friday, March 20 due to hazardous weather. This is a one hour delay. All students should report no later than 8:30 am. Repeat this is a ONE hour delay , all students should report no later than 8:30 am.

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Shenandoah Regional Science Fair – SVGS Winners!

Sixty -two SVGS research students participated in the 2015 Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair sponsored by James Madison University on March 10. The Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair is affiliated with the ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair).  Participating localities included: Highland County  Bath County  Rockbridge County  Staunton City  Winchester City  Page County  Harrisonburg City  Warren County  Shenandoah […]

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What is happening at SVGS? – Technology and Engineering 2014-15

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Students are continuing their study of JavaScript as the semester starts.  We had figured out how to draw die faces last semester and now we will use that code to aid in programing a dice game. We will learn about loops and conditional statements while programing this game.  The game will also draw […]

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What is happening at SVGS? – Science 2014-15

AP CHEMISTRY The Advanced Placement Chemistry class is in its second year at SVGS and our students are up to the challenge. They began with an overview of general chemistry and who did what when.  Essential skills such as experimentation, chemical nomenclature and stoichiometry were reviewed and re-enforced with labs and projects such as “how […]

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What is happening at SVGS? – Mathematics 2014-15

CLASSES ADVANCED CALCLUS Students in SVGS Advanced Calculus wrestled with extending what they learned in calculus last year to three dimensional space. Along the way, they are mastering the use of software tools which (in addition to being powerful problem solving assistants) help us visualize the difficult new concepts of vector calculus. Here’s a link […]

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What is happening at SVGS? – Visual Arts 2014-15

SURVEY OF WORLD ART During the first semester in Survey of World Art, students discussed and evaluated the nature and purposes of art and what qualities they value in art.  They also studied things and events that inspired and influenced the work of various artists.  The students created their own pieces inspired by objects and […]

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What is happening at SVGS? – Theater 2014-15

CLASSES Introduction to Theatre The juniors have been reading major dramatic works throughout theatre history: The Bald Soprano, Antigone, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, and A Doll’s House. They’ve been studying the social conventions and history surrounding each piece and have been able to draw some fun, creative connections to […]

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What is happening at SVGS? – Humanities 2014-15

      HUMANITIES I SVGS Arts and Humanities juniors began their class experience by examining seminal texts in their reader, A World of Ideas:  Essential Readings for College Writers.  Students read essays following thematic strands (Education, Ethics and Morality, Gender and Culture) by culturally significant theorists—Wollstonecraft, Chomsky, and Kozol, for example—and they honed their […]

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