SVGS Summer Hours

Summer 2015 Office Hours are: June 22 – July 30    M – TH  7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. SVGS will be closed on Fridays(June 26, July 10, 17, 24) and July 1-3. Please contact feel free to contact Lee Ann Whitesell, director at Have a safe and wonderful summer!

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SVGS Student Places 2nd in GSS Contest!

Cady van Assendelft placed second in this year’s JMU Geospatial Semester Poster Contest with her project titled Distribution of Red-Eyed Vireos! The Geospatial Semester is a unique partnership between high schools in Virginia and the Integrated Science and Technology department at James Madison University (JMU).  High school seniors participating in the Geospatial Semester take classes on geospatial […]

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SVGS Electric Vehice Team at the EV Challenge!

On April 24-25, the SVGS Electric Vehicle  team participated in the 2015 EV Challenge held at NCCAR (North Carolina Center for Automotive Research) near Roanoke Rapids, NC. Seniors Ailec Wu and Gus Hollberg along with juniors Emily Vollmer, Ben Lahn, Tanner Dellot-Wion and Daniel Brooks competed in various events including autocross, acceleration, range, vehicle design, oral presentation, […]

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SVGS Team Wins JMU Physics Video Contest!!!

A huge congratulations to Paul Luong, Jack Frisbie, and Max D’Silva for their first-place winning video submission for the 2015 JMU Physics Video Contest! Many thanks to those who contributed videos and who added to our views and “likes” on the JMU YouTube Channel. The link to the winning video can be found here: Final […]

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SVGS wins Trex Challenge in Augusta County

Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School has won the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge in August County! AP Environmental students under the guidance of Mrs. Nelson coordinated the collection at SVGS. About 1.09 lbs. per student and a total of 240 lbs. of plastic film and bags were collected!!!  Materials such as grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning […]

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Virginia Tech Makers Faire – SVGS Students Recognized

Ten SVGS  juniors, ten seniors and two SVGS teachers attended the second annual Virginia Tech Makers Conference at the Institute for Creativity, Art & Technology (ICAT) in the Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech on April 17.  Virginia Governor’s School Makers Conference is an opportunity for Virginia Governor’s School students to share what they make with peers and the Virginia Tech […]

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WATCH AND VOTE NOW! Help SVGS Students Compete in JMU Physics Video Contest! We need you!

Each year, James Madison University hosts a Physics Video Contest. Part of the selection process is “popularity.” The judging will take place from now until April 20th, so we will need as many views as possible! Video links for videos by SVGS students are collected here. Please support your these students by giving them a view, and maybe a “thumbs up” […]

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Virginia State Science & Engineering Fair

On Saturday, March 28, nearly 300 high school students across the state presented projects for expert judges from higher education and businesses across the commonwealth at the 30th annual Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair. The following three SVGS students presented their projects : Taylor Bauer, “Effects of Decibel Level on the Retention of Information” […]

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