Exciting Opening Week for GSSV!

The Governor’s School officially opened its 2018-2019 school year for students on Monday, August 13, 2018. All of the students were excited to meet new people, to reunite with old friends, and to begin the new school year. The juniors spent much of the week fulfilling the various requirements for SVCC’s SDV-100 course, which is a one-credit study skills course included in the associate degree program. In addition to basic orientation to the Governor’s School, the juniors on both campuses completed activities and sessions encompassing topics such as Ethics, Avoiding Plagiarism, Note-Taking Skills, and Financial Aid. A great deal of time was spent in team work sessions and group activities.

The Keysville seniors worked very hard on the GSSV STEM-focused and SOL-based Annual Outreach plan for October. They eagerly planned and prepared for approximately 130 third grade students from the seven counties that feed into the Governor’s School. Cumberland County senior, Maria Bonilla, and Charlotte County senior, Hannah Goldman, are partners for the upcoming outreach event. Maria said, “I am glad to be back where I belong. It has been an amazing journey, and I have met so many new people. I am also very excited about the outreach program. We have a lot of things planned for this year.” Hannah added, “It feels great to finally be reunited with my peers at Governor’s School. I am amazed at how much we have accomplished in the first three days back!”

The students, faculty, and administration are very excited about the upcoming school year!