Functional Skills Prom

The Functional Skills Prom was held at Goshen High School today (April 16).  Students from Goshen, Northwood, Concord, Northridge, and Goshen’s Young Adult Program were in attendance.  The prom was coordinated by GHS science teacher and student council sponsor, Cathy Biller.  On this day, Mrs. Biller was also assisted by her mother Karen and her daughter Ashley.

Student council members from both Goshen and Northwood also attended the prom to dance and take pictures with the students.

According to GHS Functional Skills teacher Shane Mullet, “the students have been excited about the dance all week”.  He had his GHS students inside the main doors, welcoming students from the other schools upon their arrival.  Once everyone was gathered, Mr. Mullet welcomed the students and staff, and invited everyone to eat lunch together.  The lunch was catered by the cafeteria, and served by GHS student council members. After lunch, some students were also joined by their parents or siblings.

When students were finished eating, there was dancing to music provided by a local D.J.  Throughout the dance, various GHS teachers and staff members came to the gym to see and talk to the students.  Some staff even danced with the students, including Assistant Principals Kelly Whittaker and Jim Pickard, and teachers Tammy Erickson, Dawn Hicks, Laura Denman, and Becky Boston.

All in all, it was a special day, planned by terrific GHS staff and students, for some great students in our school and in our neighboring schools.  A huge thank you to all who made this day a day to remember!

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Video: GHS Winter Percussion Ensemble’s Trip To Dayton Ohio

A note from GCS Percussion Director Derrick Shannon:

During Spring Break, the Winter Percussion Ensemble traveled to Dayton Ohio to compete in the Winter Guard International World Championships. We have gone to this competition in the past and entered into the basic/intermediate divisions and have done very well. This year we competed in the most advanced divisions with two shows and turned many heads in the activity! Our marching group took 8th place and our concert group took 2nd place! Both groups had great preliminary runs whereas the marching group was ranked 6th and the concert group actually won prelims. I just wanted to forward on videos of these shows in case you wanted to see them. I am also adding links to our final marching show warm up in which we had hundreds of people watching! I would like to thank all of you because we would not be able to do the things that we do if it weren’t for you. Now Goshen Percussion is one of the top groups in the country that everyone is talking about!

Marching Show: Presence in Absence – This show deals with people who may have made a large impact on your life that are no longer with us. The moral of the show is that although they are no longer here, the memories and experiences that you’ve shared still live on.

Concert Show: Requiem – A requiem is a musical term for “Mass for the dead”. We used classical music from Mozart and Verdi for this show.

Marching Lot: Warm ups

Marching Lot: Show Segments