Special Events at SVGS


Our Romanian exchange program celebrated 11 years in 2019 with a finale Thanksgiving dinner that included everyone dancing to traditional Romanian songs and Cotton Eyed Joe.  The students learned about caverns and karst topography at Luray Caverns, toured Monticello and the Rotunda at UVA, compelted a physics lab at JMU ( Thank Drs. Niculescu and Mr. O’Neill), visited the Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts & Technology and VT with a former SVGS alum and exchange host, Max Elkins.  Another SVGS alum and former exchange host, Isaiah Knopp hosted all for a cookout.

A special thanks to the following students and their families for hosting our exchange guests October 6-14.

Liz Fosnocht – WMHS
Nellie Garrison – SHS
Caroline Godette – WMHS
Gabby Niculescu – FDHS
Hugh Shields – FDHS
Abby & Emmy Soyars – WMHS
Celeste Willets – WMHS
Olivia Yurish – SHS

SVGS Hosts & Romanian Exchange Guests


The following students participated in the SHELLEY CHALLENGE at Roanoke Valley Governor’s School sponsored by engineers from Appalachian Power on Oct. 18:

Emily Hamrick, RHS

Haley Tenny SHS

Students worked collaboratively with members of other Governor’s Schools across Virginia.

See below for more information about the competition.


SVGS  is proud to announce that we will be piloting the school edition of THE HELLO GIRLS, by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, in cooperation with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, as our January show! This new off-Broadway musical follows the story of five amazing women who served in France with the Signal Corps during World War I. #mightygirls #firstfemalesoldiers


AP Environmental Science – Frontier Culture Museum, St. Mary’s Wilderness, Old Greenville Rd. (local geology), local dairy farm, Shenandoah National Park, Bloomakers, Chincoteague Bay Field Station

Performing Arts – Covenant Developmental PreSchool

Psychology & Sociology – professional conference – ENVISION: Creating Paths of resiliency for Underserved Victims of Domestic Violence

Sociology – Blue Ridge Area Food Bank