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The purpose of BRVGS is to serve the academic needs of a community of motivated, high-ability students through a variety of instructional strategies and learning opportunities that engage their interests and challenge their intellectual boundaries beyond a traditional high school experience.

The mission of BRVGS is to inspire and challenge our students through unique, rigorous, technology-centered learning experiences, and to prepare them with the skills to be the leaders, collaborators and innovators of the future.

BRVGS Address:

14455 James Madison Hwy. Palmyra, Va 22963

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Saturday
Feb162019

Laura Grace Snow Memorial Music Festival to be Held at Goochland High School

As community service for her BRVGS senior project, Savannah Slater of Goochland High School is organizing The Laura Grace Snow Memorial Music Festival.  The Festival will take place on March 2nd from 6-9 pm in the Goochland High School Auditorium.There will be multiple musical acts ranging from individual students to organized school groups and even one or two professional artists.

There will also be concessions in the cafeteria during intermission and we will be selling t-shirts and wristbands. All of the proceeds will be going into a scholarship fund in memory of Laura Grace Snow.  Laura Grace Snow was a member of the current GHS senior class until last year when she lost a long, hard battle to Juvenile Batten Disease. She was a shining, positive light in the GHS class of 2019, and the goal of this festival and scholarship is to keep her spirit alive.  Please refer any questions about the festival to admin@brvgs.k12.va.us.

 

Tuesday
Feb122019

BRVGS Students Attend SPARK! Hackathon

The 4th Annual SPARK! Hackathon occurred on January 26 & 27, 2019. Four of our BRVGS students enthusiastically participated in this weekend-long event. They are Zachary Heidel (LCHS 12th), Jenna Valesquez (WMHS, 10th grade), Henry Pritchard (WMHS, 11th grade), and Tristan Montero (FCHS, 9th grade).
  • This two-day event of learning and making is open to high school students throughout the region. 
  • The experience offers participants a unique opportunity to get connected to industry experts and other students who are passionate about changing the world through technology.
 Here are some highlights below:
  • Zachary Heidel (Louisa, 12th grade) - The Hackathon was an incredible experience; my group was interested, motivated, and excited about our problem statement, and we collaborated more effectively than almost any group I have been in in the past. The initial workshops were interesting and engaging, and taught me about new software and ideas that I plan to further explore in the future. Our group's challenge, improving education, was relevant and wide enough that we could create a unique solution. My group worked on creating a project-based curriculum. I coded a class-matching program in Java to match students to the classes in the curriculum that best matched their interests and skills. Overall, the energy and enthusiasm for problem solving and learning was inspiring, and I highly recommend attending the Hackathon next year.

More photos are posted here: https://stabphotos.smugmug.com/2018-2019-Events/Upper-School/SPARK-Hackathon/

 

Monday
Feb112019

BRVGS Seniors from Louisa participate in Career Day

On Friday, February 8th, 2019, 6 BRVGS Louisa seniors participated in Career Day at Jouett Elementary School, alongside other community businesses.  As the Jouett students rotated through tables set up in the gymnasium, our seniors presented their Senior Projects, telling the children about their internship experience and what it takes to prepare for a career in that chosen field.  Our seniors did an amazing job engaging their audience and sharing their enthusiasm for what they learned during their internship.

 

Wednesday
Feb062019

2019 Senior Presentation and Expo Schedule

Parents, students, teachers and members of the community are invited to attend the BRVGS Senior Presenations at each BRVGS member school.  Our students will formally present information from their senior projects at the following schools on the dates and times as noted.  In addition to the presentations, BRVGS will host two days of "Senior Expos" at Best Western Zion Crossroads, from 10:00 to 12:30 PM. 

Our students have worked very hard on these projects, so we hope to see lots of attendees at these events!

Senior Presentations:  

School

Date of Presentations

Time of Presentations

Place for Presentations

Fluvanna

3/25/0019

8:45:00 AM

FCHS Library

Goochland

4/18/2019

8:30:00 AM

Learning Commons (GHS Library)

Goochland

4/23/2019

8:30:00 AM

Learning Commons (GHS Library)

Greene

4/17/2019

9:00:00 AM

WMHS Performing Arts Center

Louisa

2/19/2019

8:15:00 AM

Eugenia T. Bumpass Library and Media Center (LCHS)

Madison

4/16/2019

8:30:00 AM

MCHS Media Center

Nelson

3/13/2019

9:00:00 AM

NCHS Library/Media Center

Orange

3/14/2019

8:30:00 AM

OCHS Library and Media Center

Orange

3/15/2019

8:30:00 AM

OCHS Library and Media Center

 

Senior Expos:

Wednesday, April 24th: Fluvanna, Madison and Orange

Thursday, April 25th: Goochland, Greene, Louisa and Nelson

 

 

Friday
Feb012019

BRVGS Is Going to Iceland in 2020!


BRVGS is organizing a week-long trip to Iceland for the summer of 2020, (likely some time between June 20th and July 4th, 2020).   Students (and parents and approved family members of students) of the BRVGS classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 are eligible to take part in the trip.  Students, parents, teachers and BRVGS officials will travel to Iceland, where we will tour cultural sites and explore the geography of the country.  To see an example of an Iceland trip itinerary, go to: https://www.eftours.com/educational-tour/iceland

The trip will cost approximately $3900 per student, and approximately $4300 for adults.  These prices include all transportation, lodging, activities, breakfasts, dinners and trip insurance.  Additional expenses are tips (usually $10.00 per day while in the country), lunches and souvenirs. 

BRVGS students and families who are seriously interested in going on this trip should respond to the form that was sent by email to all BRVGS students in the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022.  Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at mcarraway@brvgs.k12.va.us for any questions regarding this trip.