GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
Graduation tickets can be picked up in the main office if you have not done so already. If you have graduation tickets that you will not be using please turn those in to the main office as soon as possible.
Extra Graduation Tickets: We are currently out of extra graduation tickets. There is overflow seating available in the auditorium for those without tickets. They will be able to sit in there and see a live feed of the graduation……and it’s air conditioned!
The results of the advanced choir and advanced chorale auditions for next year will be posted outside the choir room and on the auditorium doors. Thank you to all who auditioned.
INFO FOR THIS WEEK: The EACC and Merit bus will leave @ 11:50 a.m. after the morning finals. Seniors, you are expected to be at graduation rehearsal TODAY. Juniors, your last day at EACC is TODAY and you will need to be here by 11:50 a.m. to catch the bus. If you are a junior graduating early you need to be here at GHS for rehearsal.
Open play for boys soccer. Starting next Tuesday, open play for boys soccer will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. More information and summer calendars will be handed out. All 9th, 10th and 11th graders from last season’s JV and varsity teams are strongly encouraged to be there Tuesday for a brief meeting with Coach V at the end of the open play at 7:30 p.m.
Class of 2016: You are invited to the Baccalaureate Ceremony (a religious program) on Thursday, June 2nd from 6-6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Line up in the cafeteria by 5:45 p.m. Senior Awards Night (a program to recognize achievements in many areas) will follow at 7:00 p.m. Line up in the cafeteria by 6:45 p.m. Both of these events are optional and are open to seniors, your family and friends. If you choose to attend, you MUST wear your cap and gown.
Seniors: Thanks for all you have done to make GHS a great place over the past four years! Mr. Kissinger will read your names at graduation. The list he has may or may not have your middle name, it may or may not all the surnames you would like and, of course, is not sounded out phonetically for him. For this reason, he will make himself available with the list several times this week for you to help him pronounce your name correctly. He will be in the commons outside the cafeteria for lunch TODAY and he will attend graduation practice briefly. Please try to take care of this during lunch if at all possible. Thanks again for four really impressive years!
All current freshmen, sophomores and juniors interested in participating in a sport next school year will need a new physical exam for participation. All physical paperwork can be picked up from the athletic office or found on line. Please take care of this right away.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: In looking back at your classroom and sports performance this past school year, what have you learned about yourself? Hopefully you tasted some success and learned from your mistakes. But more importantly, I hope you have developed a work ethic and attitude that will benefit you going forward. Eleven-time Grand Slam tennis champion Novak Djokovic admitted in Sports Illustrated that “there were days and times of my career when I went through a lot of doubt.” So whether you are a graduating senior or just starting your high school experience, know there will be tough times and a lot of doubt. No student-athlete is exempt! Not even the most successful ones.
Help Wanted…..Foamcraft is looking for full time and summer help. You must be at least 18 years old. Starting wage is $10-$11/hour. They are a foam fabricator looking for gluers, saw operators and material handlers and they will provide training. 1st and 2nd shifts are available. Apply is person at 703 E. Kercher Rd. in Goshen between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Elkhart will host the 2016 Colors For Kids Family-Friendly Fun Run/Walk on June 18th. You can register online at www.ColorsForKids5k.org.
Follow @GHS_YB2016 on Twitter and direct message them your prom pictures if you want them featured in the 2015-2016 yearbook.
Those students interested in traveling to Stratford, Ontario, Canada to the Stratford Theater Festival next fall should see Ms. Neeb in room 3190 or their English teacher for information. A $125 deposit is due by TODAY. Students travel by chartered bus to Canada and stay in a European style hotel in the middle of the great village of Stratford. We see four or five plays, participate in a stage combat lesson, tour backstage facilities and talk to actors after a performance. This is a great price on a spectacular international trip offered to GHS students. Sign up soon!
Seniors: The guidance office has received a $1,000 Student Assistance Award—Essay Contest. Stop in to pick up eligibility requirements.
Any student planning to participate in graduation must attend graduation marching practicing TODAY from 2:15-3:35 p.m. in the main gym. This is a mandatory rehearsal for all students participating in graduation.
Seniors: If you need your final transcript sent to the college you are attending in the fall or have received any scholarships, please let Ms. Hollinger know in the guidance office.
Attention students who are interested in attending Merit summer school: Enrollment continues for the Monday thru Thursday summer school session from June 6th thru June 30th. Sessions are 8:00 a.m.-noon or 12:30-4:30 p.m. You must attend every day until your class is completed. The morning session is now full, but there is a waiting list. Please meet with your guidance counselor to complete the online enrollment process. An invoice for your payment of $50 will be emailed to you after you are registered. Spots are filling up quickly, so don’t delay!
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: Some IHSAA athletic requirement reminders as we head into summer:
1) New physical exams and concussion forms are due by July 11th for any form of participation as of July 11th. If you have these on file this year, you are good until then. If you did not have these on file for this year, you cannot participate in June until we get these forms on file. This is state law. These forms can be found on the GHS athletics website under the “forms” tab.
2) Yoga will be offered every Tuesday starting May 31st – June 28th at 11:00 a.m. in the warehouse. PiYo will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the warehouse. These sessions are open for GHS staff, too!
3) Athletic department office hours for summer are normal hours, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. until June 3rd. We begin Monday-Thursday only hours from June 6th – June 16th. The hours on those days are 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coaches will not collect any paperwork. You must submit paperwork directly to the athletic office and you will then receive a clearance slip to give your coach(es).
4) Check your sport team website for summer calendars of activities. All female athletes are welcome to attend basketball/soccer/volleyball sport performance slots in June on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from either 9 – 9:45 a.m. or 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the weight room. Boys teams will have conditioning/sports performance with their sport.
5) For any student that may not have passed five classes 2nd semester, it is imperative that you recover missing credits this summer in order to be eligible for a fall sport. See the guidance office for summer opportunities. Summer school starts on June 6 at GHS and there may be options through Merit.
6) Goshen Schools will again offer free lunch and breakfast to Goshen Schools students at many locations throughout the city. The dates will be June 6 – June 23 at GHS, Breakfast is from 7:30 – 8:30 AM and lunch is from 11 AM – 12:45 PM.
We offer many great opportunities for you to improve your skills and athleticism this summer. What will it be for you? Excuses or Excellence?
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
There will be a brief meeting for Stratford students traveling next year TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3190. Please make every attempt to be present at this informational meeting.
The boys JV golf team won twice at home again both Jimtown JV and Westview JV. Goshen was led by junior William Troyer who fired a 49, freshman Allan Garratt fired a 54, freshman Gabe Yoder 55, junior Ian Shreiner Barger 56 and junior Will Gaby 66.
The RedHawks played their best match of the season on their Senior Night at home and just fell short of getting a win. Goshen was led by senior Matt Truex with a 41, sophomore Peyton Cripe added a 44, junior Taylor Cordell fired a 48, senior Luke Rush shot 54 and senior Evan Beck added a 56.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
(No events scheduled)
On Saturday, the unified track and field team will compete in sectionals in Kokomo at 1:00 p.m.