New GCS Teachers

Elementary Teachers:


Row 1-Katelyn Nussbaum-Prairie View, Emma Caskey-Chandler, Rachelle Haarer-Model, Abigail Smith-Waterford, Sherida Cross-Waterford, Troy Pickard-Parkside

Row 2-Eliza Stoltzfus-Chandler, Courtney Gordon-Waterford, Alejandro Rodriguez-West Goshen, Seth Krabill-Prairie View

Row 3-Jacklin Beard-Green-Model, Rachel Schember-Waterford, Tonya Temple-Prairie View

Row 4-Brittany Troyer-Prairie View, Natalie Yoder-Chandler, Julie Bishopp-Waterford, Ashley Cook-Chamberlain, Donna Shenk Sensenig-Waterford, Elizabeth Meyer-Waterford

Row 5-Luke Penner-Prairie View

GMS Teachers:


Front row-Aaron Bontrager, Ana Medina, Shannon Saffell, Miranda Earnhart

Middle row-Mark Lucas, Dane Whipple, Joel Kratzer, Tim Moser

Back row-Karen Kennedy, Isaias Faustino, Martin Hofkamp, Daniel Mast

GHS Teachers:


Front row- Steph Swartzendruber Snyder, Lori Stamatovich, Caitlin Perez, Jennifer Taylor

Middle row-Anne Rackley, Henry Borjas, Jesse Steffen, Jordan Willsey

Back row-Derek Swartendruber, Cosmé Peña, Amy Walters, Aaron Gardner, Barrett Younghans


Welcome to all of you, we hope you have a great school year!

All Sport and Football Season Ticket Info

Returning all-sport Ticket holders are reminded to return your order forms to the GHS athletic department.  Please email Janet Johns at if you intend to purchase but have not yet returned your application.  Returning all sport and/or season ticket holders who have not mailed back their ticket order and included a self-addressed stamped envelope can pick up their tickets on Wednesday, August 3rd at the GHS athletic office from 4 – 7 PM.

Goshen High School will distribute and sell athletic tickets in the GHS athletic office on Thursday, 8/4 7:30 AM – 4 PM for Returning all-sport ticket holders.  New all-sport or all-sport wanting new seats can do so on Tuesday, 8/12 during the same hours.  Football season tickets will be distributed on Tuesday, 8/12 from 1 – 4 PM and on 8/22 at the first varsity football game through halftime.

All-Sport Tickets:     Adult:  $90.00   Student K-8 and Senior Citizens (65+):   $45.00


Season Football Tickets:     Adult:  $30.00   Student K-5 and Senior Citizens (65+):   $20.00

*installment plans for all sport tickets are available:  we have no senior discount at the gate*

Admission at Gate for Varsity Football this year will be $6.00 for Kindergarten through – Adult.  Admission at Gate is $5 this year for all levels of Soccer, Volleyball, and JV/frosh football, for 6th – Adult.

Season Football tickets also allow admittance to JV and 9th Home games.

Questions:  Call 533-0652

For a football or All Sport Ticket application:  visit


First Practice Times/Locations for Fall Sports

GHS Fall Sports information:

Girls’ golf practice begins on Friday, July 29.  All interested should report to Maplecrest CC for 9 AM practice and to Black Squirrel at 3 PM.  This afternoon will be followed by a Girls Golf parent player meeting at 5:30 PM.  All team members and a parent are expected to attend.

All other fall sports begin on Monday, 8/1.  All students need to have completed and submitted to the athletic department a physical exam dated after or on April 1, 2016, the emergency contact information card, the concussion information acknowledgement form, and have signed the GHS athletic code of conduct before being cleared to participate in practices.  The GHS athletic office is open from 7:30 AM – 4 PM.   First practice times and meeting locations by sport for Monday, 8/1 are:

  • Boys tennis: 8 – 10 AM at the GMS Tennis courts and 5 PM for Give Back Night at Culver’ Restaurant…….8 – 10  AM and 6 – 8 PM practices on Tuesday, 8/2 and Wed, 8/3
  • Boys soccer:  8 AM – 10 AM and 6 – 8 PM at the GHS soccer complex
  • Girls soccer: 8 AM – 10 AM and 6:30 – 8 PM at the GHS soccer complex
  • Boys and Girls Cross country: 4:15 – 6:15 PM by GHS outdoor concessions near track
  • Football: 8 AM – 10  AM for lifting, meet at the football locker room by the main gym, 3:55 – 6:30 PM practice
  • Volleyball, 4 – 8  PM in Whiteman Gym (30 minute break around 5:45 PM…bring snacks and do not plan to leave the gym area)
  • Cheerleaders, 12 PM youth Cheer Camp and 4 – 5:30 PM practice in the GHS Warehouse

**Soccer and football players should bring tennis shoes/running shoes, in addition to their cleats for conditioning or inside practice.  Soccer players must have shin guards.**

For those still needing an athletic physical, please make an appointment with your family doctor right away, or contact the athletic office at 533-0652 if you need other alternatives for physical exams.  All appropriate paperwork can be picked up in front of the GHS athletic office or can be printed from

A parent player meeting for all fall sports except for girls golf will be held at GHS at 6:30 PM  on Thursday, 8/11.  All team members and a parent are expected to attend.

GHS Laptop Distribution

GHS laptop distribution for all grades:

Wednesday, July 20th between the hours of 7:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 21st between the hours of 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, August 1st between the hours of 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:00 p.m.

When you pick up your laptop, please make sure your paperwork is filled out and signed, and have your payment ready.

During the times mentioned above, you may also get parking permits ($5.00), put money on your lunch account, turn in health forms to the nurse, and purchase activity IDs ($40.00).

If you have questions, please call Goshen High School at 574-533-8651.

Josie Strader Earns a Spot in BBBC

The Brass Band of Battle Creek (BBBC) has established itself as one of the premier brass and percussion ensembles in the world. Musicians in the band hail from all over the United State and Europe.The BBBC assembles in Michigan twice a year to perform concerts, master classes, and youth education programs.The BBBC is proud to announce the selection of its first ever Youth Brass Band, which includes Goshen High School’s own Josephine (Josie) Strader. This group of young artists is comprised of student musicians from across the states of Michigan and Indiana. The 26 Youth Brass Band students were chosen from over 80 participants during the BBBC’s Youth Brass Band Day held on May 21st.

The BBBC Youth Brass Band will take part in leadership retreats, master classes and private Skype lessons with BBBC musicians, rehearsals, and performance opportunities over the course of the next 7 months. The Youth Brass Band is directed by Michael J. Garasi, resident conductor of the BBBC, and John Madden, Director of the Michigan State University Marching Band.

You can see the BBBC Youth Brass Band perform a free concert on Saturday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Sherman Lake YMCA performance shell. To find out more about the Youth Brass Band or the Brass Band of Battle Creek, visit the website at

Soccer Camp

The GHS soccer coaches and students are running a camp for young students this week.

Here is a quick look at the action!


Coach V giving instructions.


Illustrating technique.

4-smaller group

Greeting student groups.

5-GHS player

GHS student leader.

6-GHS coaches

GHS girls coaches, Ms. Wildman and Mr. Graber.

7-GHS coaches

GHS Boys coach, Mr. Mounsithiraj (Coach V), giving encouragement and instruction.


Smiles. And a reminder from a camp participant, “You can’t use your hands!”

GCS Student Registration

Families may register all of their students in one office, GCS Central Registration, which is located at 613 E. Purl St. Goshen. Our registration staff is bilingual, and friendly!

Regular hours to register students are 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For the convenience of those whose work schedule does not permit the 8:00-4:00 schedule, they will be open until 7:00 p.m. on two days: Thursday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 26.

If you have questions, you may also call Central Registration at 971-4149.

The first day of school will be on Thursday, August 4.