"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." - Paul Tsongas
F -Fun with you
R -Respect you
I - Interested in what you say
E - Encourage you
N - Nice to you
D - Deserves your support
If we didn't have rain, the flowers wouldn't grow! Find the perspective!
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." - Ralph Marston
"A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great month which becomes a great year which becomes a great life!" -Mandy Hale
There can be something good in every single day!
Send someone a boost of kindness today! Even if it is virtually sent!
Next chapter
I’m going to miss this place so much, the governors school has always been a huge part of my life and will leave a lasting impression that will be with me for the rest of my life. I want to personally thank Mrs. Sebolt for all the countless texts you sent me in the morning and all the uplifting, happy remarks you would always have for me. You truly got me through all 4 years here mrs Sebolt!! TY
It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but a good amount of it is!!! 🙂

I am extremely thankful for RVGS teachers and staff! I have been absolutely blown away with how RVGS didn’t seem to skip a beat when school buildings were closed. The live virtual classes have been essential for not only continued learning but also keeping the students motivated and giving them the feeling of “normalcy” in these non normal times. I can’t thank you all enough!!!!
SMILE! SHINE! And take it one day at a time!
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming." - Dory
I want to recognize my colleagues, students, and administrators for their many contributions which make gov school the best school out there! Go Lab Rats!
Congratulations class of 2020!
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
― Author-Poet Aberjhan
Start your day in a happy way!
Sometimes, just seeing a happy quote makes me feel happier! Thank you!

Is it cheating if your dog helps with a test?
"May everyone be happy and safe and may their hearts be filled with joy." - Buddha
Whether in the field or in the schools, Nurses are the heart of the healthcare system. Thank you for all you do!
I greatly appreciate all the teachers and administration at RVGS! They have not only been great during my sons two years so far there, but they have all been extremely impressive through this quarantine! I feel like RVGS has been on top of things from the start! Thank you for ALL you do!
I would like to recognize ALL the teachers, office staff and Mr. Levy for creating a unique and special senior night for our graduates. Thank you for staying engaged and helping them, and all of us , through this challenging time. You efforts over the past weeks, and over the past 4 years have been beyond special and appreciated!
Mr. Taylor always jokes about being the worst teacher at RVGS, but in reality, he is an amazing teacher who has really helped me learn calculus easily this year. Thank you!
Thank you to our teachers who have been flexible, creative and patient with our students during this difficult, and often annoying, time in virtual learning la la land. My hats are off to you, during the pandemic and better times. Kate Ericsson
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
All of our teachers and support staff are so very appreciated!
Thank you for all you do to go above and beyond to support our school and students!

Friends are like stars. You may not always see them, but you know they are there!

“You’re braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think.” —Winnie-the-Pooh
milk loaf

"Happiness is the best make-up."
- Drew Barrymore
Everyone put your arms around yourself and squeeze! Virtual hugs sent hoping you feel as special as you are!
Mrs. Buch, Madie and Ryan at Myrtle Beach June, 2019

We are all in this together! Good job everyone who is trying their best today!
Of all the things you can choose, choose to be kind!
Today I’m thankful for the birds singing!
If you are reading this, I hope you know you are special!
Thanks Mr. Browning for everything you do. EVERY DAY!
Our teachers ROCK!
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did -- Newt Gingrich
We are all proud of the hard work you students do despite the obstacles. You are building our future! MKP
“Together we can do great things.” - Mother Teresa
Thank you RVGS staff and administration for the Graduation Recognition signs for our graduating Seniors.
What a thoughtful gesture. ♥️

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud!
Cotton eye joe at Govie Gala!

Today I would like to thank my parents for everything they have been doing recently. My dad is an essential worker and has to go out every day and work more now than before and my mom works from home. I know its been hard on them for different reasons but they have been adapting so well and they are still going strong. So thank you parents!

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”
- President Ronald Reagan
"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.... or forgotten." - Lilo and Stitch

Love you gov school family!!!

My happy memories are greeting PM students at the door!
"Be your Best Selves!"
happiest memory: the craziness before project forum

That one time a certain Biotech class made jello and planned on pulling a prank but the prank did not go so smooth
One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day!
Being able to actually come into school and have some sort of schedule every day is a happy memory. Also just being able to talk to my friends face to face and have an actual conversation with a real-life person were all good memories from this past year.

When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars!

Here's my dog Daisy.

My Beautiful Granddaughter, Fernanda helping her dad vacuum.

Ryan Rigatti Halloween 2014 - not much has changed?

Thank you to all the teachers for being willing to work with us through this time!!
I am grateful for the wonderful teachers and students at RVGS who have worked so hard to make the best of a difficult situation!
We can do anything if we have the support of a teacher.

Thank you to every teacher and staff. We couldn't make it without you.

Thankful for teachers who care about their students (mental and physical well-being). Blessings to you this day.
Today is a good day to be HAPPY. Now is a good time to SMILE!
Rainbows (and unicorns!)
I am grateful for my family, our health and our ability to work during this crazy time. I'm grateful for the RVGS teachers who care so deeply for our kids. I'm grateful to be able to give to those in need.
I am thankful for the pretty view outside my window!!
I am thankful for all of my friends who started playing Dungeons and Dragons with me this week. Your imaginations never fail to make me question my sanity and laugh until I cry!
Brayden W. You are on FIRE! Way to be fully present in physics...
thank you teachers! incredibly smooth transition to online learning, you're doing a fantastic job 🙂
Continuous effort-not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential

Winston Churchill
A proud shout out to Evy Kepley who knocks it out by noon!
I would like to take a moment to give a big shout out and thanks to Chris Balthis, a teacher at BTEC, who with a group of other teachers from the Roanoke Valley are making face shield masks for our first responders who are in need of them. The group has donated more than 300 face masks to Carilion.