Folklore Dance Group at Four Winds Field

GHS Multicultural Youth Alliance (MYA) Folklore Dance Group

The MYA Folklore Dance Group was invited to perform (along with the St. John’s dance group) at Four Winds Field in South Bend on Friday, May 5th as part of their Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The GHS students did a great job! They have been able to learn from younger students, and have increased their knowledge about Latino culture. The students are now motivated to continue the dance group next year as well.

Gabriela Tovar, MYA sponsor at GHS stated that she will meet with the Boys and Girls Club staff to explore the possibility of teaching Latino/Hispanic dance to students there.

If you would like to see this group in action, they will perform at the GHS Talent Show sponsored by the Multicultural Youth Alliance. This year the Talent Show will take place on Friday, May 19th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at GMS.

The Multicultural Youth Alliance meets monthly with Ms. Tovar, and all students who are interested in learning more about the Latino culture are welcome to participate.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WORK PERMITS:  When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  You are no longer able to charge to your lunch account.

Any wrestler going to camp needs to see Coach Pickard TODAY or tomorrow.  TODAY during lunch at the top of the stairs is the best time.  The camp list needs to be sent out this week.

All seniors and juniors graduating early must attend graduation practice on the last day of school. The practice is on Friday, May 26th at 2:30 p.m. in the main gym.  You do not need to wear your cap and gown – just come to the main gym at that time.  Seniors not graduating or not planning to walk at graduation will remain in their SRT room at that time.

Reminder for Graduates of 2017:  Your school Gmail account will be closed soon after graduation…..probably by August.  If you want to save any files out of your Google Drive or Gmail you will need to copy or move those before August.

This year is the first year that summer PE will be offered to high school students.  You have until May 26th to enroll.  Summer PE runs from June 5th through the 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost to enroll is $80.  Students must provide their own transportation.

HELP WANTED:  If you are 18 years old, and are interested in working as a pool monitor Twin Pines is looking for a part time to full time employee.  To apply, please stop by their office at 2011 W. Wilden Ave. in Goshen to fill out an application.

One Act Plays and the annual Spring Art Show will be presented this Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May, 12th from 7-9:00 p.m. in the GHS Auditorium and Commons.  Come enjoy these two events.  The tickets for One Acts are $5 per person.  Doors open for seating at 7:15 p.m.  Come see artwork from our GHS students and plays that are written, directed and performed by GHS students.

Eby Ford Lincoln, Michiana’s only 5-star Ford dealer, in Goshen is currently taking applications for a part-time receptionist at their dealership.  Applicants should have a soothing speaking voice to answer phone calls, a good attention to detail, good working knowledge of computers and office software and good customer service skills with our customers and co-workers.  Currently the hours needed are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Pay is commiserate with experience.  If you enjoy delivering world-class customer service in a newly renovated office in a fast-paced environment, consider joining the team at Eby Ford Lincoln.  To apply, send your resume to Renee LaShure rlashure@ebyford.com or by mail at Eby Ford Lincoln, 2714 Elkhart Rd, Goshen, IN 46526.  No phone calls, please. EOE

The good news:  Next year students from GHS will be visiting Italy and Spain over Spring Break.  The better news is that there is still room for a few more adventurers!  If you will be a junior or senior next year, and you’re interested in exploring the Vatican as well as the streets of Rome, Florence and Barcelona, see Mr. Zuber in room 8080 for more information.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Are you looking forward to the end of the school year?  Are you still applying yourself in the classroom?  Are your grades where they need to be? Are you making excuses for any shortcomings or failures?  This is the time of year where it’s very easy to lose concentration on your academic and athletic prowess.  In fact, the following statement from an NBA coach really applies to this last month of school, especially if you are struggling, somewhat.  “You have a choice. You can give in, you can give up, or you can give it your all.”  Make the most of this last month of school.  Give it your best.  While this quote was spoken in a locker room, it applies as well to the student-athlete putting the final touches on the end of another school year.  Give it your all!

MasterBrand Cabinets will be at the Elkhart County Job & Internship Fair on May 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.  Graduating seniors are invited to attend!

Wire Design is a local manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses.  We have immediate openings in all departments.  Training will be provided. We have great benefits and a great working environment.  Please apply in person at: 2520 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.  Please call Human Resources at (574) 293-2990 with any questions.

Please join us for ADEC’s Walk, Run or Ride a Bike on May 20th at 7:30 a.m. at Northridge High School.  You can register online at www.adecinc.com/bike.  On-site registration is also available.  The ride starts at 9:00 a.m.  Ride, walk or run and raise funds to support people with disabilities in Elkhart County!  The fee is $30 for adults and $15 for youth.  This year we are pitting local students against each other for a chance to win cash for their school.  The school with the highest participation rate will receive $500 to be used on its fitness program.  Simply register online as a “youth” participant.  When you pick up your packet you will find a ticket to cast your vote for your school.  May the best school win!

Help Wanted:  Seniors, are you looking for a great, full-time job after high school?  Conn Selmer is looking for help!  You must be 18 years old or older and be willing to work a full-time 40 hour week.  Submit your resume to hrresumes@conn-selmer.com or fill out an application at 600 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.

Seniors: If you are going to college this fall and have not filled out a green sheet that was passed around during M & M day, please stop in the guidance office to let them know what school they should send your final transcript to.  Please also let guidance know if you have received any scholarships.  Thank you!

All boys interested in playing boys basketball next season need to be present for a meeting before school TODAY at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Wohlford’s classroom, 2310.  We will discuss our summer schedule at this meeting.  Please see Coach Wohlford if you cannot make the meeting.

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Tickets are now $45.

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place your order.  If you ordered items and missed the cap & gown delivery day, please e-mail Mrs. Gardner to make arrangements to pick up your items.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT anyone interested in information about the new “Shinning Voice Club” can meet in the cafeteria.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us TODAY during both SRT sessions in the main gym.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!

If you are a girl interested in playing basketball next year there will be a meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 1060.  If you cannot make it, please contact Coach Hill.

There will be a boys tennis meeting TODAY in Whiteman gym during the 2nd session of SRT. We will discuss off-season opportunities and expectations for the summer and for the rest of the spring.  All players hoping to play next fall should attend.

Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!

All juniors need to attend a class meeting TODAY in the auditorium during the 1st session of SRT.  This meeting will be to discuss an opportunity you have to earn a Work Ethic Certification during your senior year.  The Work Ethic Certification is a county wide initiative to promote attendance, good behavior and civic duty amongst all senior students.  Other expectations will be discussed as you embark on your senior year!  Please report to SRT first to take attendance, and then your teacher will escort you down.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The girls tennis team fell to Warsaw 0-5 in their final NLC match before the NLC tourney the 2nd half of the week.  Sophia Kellenberger and Madison Rittenhouse got a doubles win.

The boys varsity baseball team dropped a heartbreaker in extra innings, losing to Elkhart Memorial 11-9.  Michael Pinarski went the first six innings and struck out six.  Tyler Colpitts had three hits including a double and Austin Bontrager had two doubles.

The girls JV softball team defeated Elkhart Memorial 17-6.  Ruth Whitehead pitched a great game allowing only three hits.  Alexis Navarro had four hits and four RBI’s.  Devin Shipley also added two hits while Ruth Whitehead also had three RBI’s and an inside the park homerun.

The girls varsity softball team lost to Elkhart Memorial 4-3.  AnaMaria Ramirez had two hits and scored twice, while Jordam Nemeth had two hits and two RBI’s.

The boys JV baseball team played a close game for six innings until Elkhart Memorial took a three run lead in the last inning.  Josh Haimes pitched five innings of great baseball, but unfortunately the RedHawks could not score any runs after a three run first inning.  Jack Immel recorded two hits to lead the offense.  The final score was 6-3.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys JV and varsity golf teams will play at Stonehenge vs. Warsaw and Wawasee at 5:00 p.m.

The boys and girls varsity track and field teams will compete in the NLC championship at Warsaw at 5:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS Study/Travel Opportunities

Annual Stratford Experience in Stratford, Ontrario:

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you can join us!

European Art Trip

The good news:  Next year students from GHS will be visiting Italy and Spain over spring break.  The better news is that there is still room for a few more adventurers!  If you will be a junior or senior next year, and you’re interested in exploring the Vatican as well as the streets of Rome, Florence and Barcelona, see Mr. Zuber in room 8080 for more information.

GHS Band is 5th in the State!

Congratulations to the Goshen High School Wind Ensemble on a fantastic musical performance this past weekend at the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals in Indianapolis!  The band placed 5th, which matches their highest finish ever at the Concert Band State Finals.

Congratulations to the students and directors on a fine performance! Also, thank you to the parents who traveled with the band; your support for the program is greatly appreciated!

 

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WORK PERMITS:  When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  You are no longer able to charge to your lunch account.

Reminder for Graduates of 2017:  Your school Gmail account will be closed soon after graduation…..probably by August.  If you want to save any files out of your Google Drive or Gmail you will need to copy or move those before August.

Congratulations to the Goshen Wind Ensemble on a musical performance this past weekend at the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals in Indianapolis!  The band placed 5th, which ties our highest finish ever at the Concert Band State Finals.  Each student is to be congratulated on this memorable accomplishment!

This year is the first year that summer PE will be offered to high school students.  You have until May 26th to enroll.  Summer PE runs from June 5th through the 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost to enroll is $80.  Students must provide their own transportation.

Eby Ford Lincoln, Michiana’s only 5-star Ford dealer, in Goshen is currently taking applications for a part-time receptionist at their dealership.  Applicants should have a soothing speaking voice to answer phone calls, a good attention to detail, good working knowledge of computers and office software and good customer service skills with our customers and co-workers.  Currently the hours needed are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Pay is commiserate with experience.  If you enjoy delivering world-class customer service in a newly renovated office in a fast-paced environment, consider joining the team at Eby Ford Lincoln.  To apply, send your resume to Renee LaShure rlashure@ebyford.com or by mail at Eby Ford Lincoln, 2714 Elkhart Rd, Goshen, IN 46526.  No phone calls, please. EOE

The good news:  Next year students from GHS will be visiting Italy and Spain over Spring Break.  The better news is that there is still room for a few more adventurers!  If you will be a junior or senior next year, and you’re interested in exploring the Vatican as well as the streets of Rome, Florence and Barcelona, see Mr. Zuber in room 8080 for more information.

MasterBrand Cabinets will be at the Elkhart County Job & Internship Fair on May 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.  Graduating seniors are invited to attend!

Wire Design is a local manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses.  We have immediate openings in all departments.  Training will be provided. We have great benefits and a great working environment.  Please apply in person at: 2520 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.  Please call Human Resources at (574) 293-2990 with any questions.

Please join us for ADEC’s Walk, Run or Ride a Bike on May 20th at 7:30 a.m. at Northridge High School.  You can register online at www.adecinc.com/bike.  On-site registration is also available.  The ride starts at 9:00 a.m.  Ride, walk or run and raise funds to support people with disabilities in Elkhart County!  The fee is $30 for adults and $15 for youth.  This year we are pitting local students against each other for a chance to win cash for their school.  The school with the highest participation rate will receive $500 to be used on its fitness program.  Simply register online as a “youth” participant.  When you pick up your packet you will find a ticket to cast your vote for your school.  May the best school win!

Help Wanted:  Seniors, are you looking for a great, full-time job after high school?  Conn Selmer is looking for help!  You must be 18 years old or older and be willing to work a full-time 40 hour week.  Submit your resume to hrresumes@conn-selmer.com or fill out an application at 600 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.

Seniors: If you are going to college this fall and have not filled out a green sheet that was passed around during M & M day, please stop in the guidance office to let them know what school they should send your final transcript to.  Please also let guidance know if you have received any scholarships.  Thank you!

All boys interested in playing boys basketball next season need to be present for a meeting before school TOMORROW morning at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Wohlford’s classroom, 2310.  We will discuss our summer schedule at this meeting.  Please see Coach Wohlford if you cannot make the meeting tomorrow morning.

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Tickets are $40 each and will increase to $45 starting TOMORROW.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us TOMORROW during both SRT sessions in the auditorium.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!  Eres un alumno indocumentado o DACA que quiere ir a colegio?  Favor de unirse a nosotros este 9 de Mayo durante ambos sesiones de SRT.  Descubre cómo puedes ser colegio posible, aprendiendo de otros alumnos indocumentados y con DACA desde la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington!

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place your order.  If you ordered items and missed the cap & gown delivery day, please contact Mrs. Gardner to make arrangements to pick up your items.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT anyone interested in information about the new “Shinning Voice Club” can meet in the cafeteria.

There will be a boys tennis meeting TOMORROW in Whiteman gym during the 2nd session of SRT. We will discuss off-season opportunities and expectations for the summer and for the rest of the spring.  All players hoping to play next fall should attend.

Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!

All juniors need to attend a class meeting TOMORROW in the auditorium during the 1st session of SRT.  This meeting will be to discuss an opportunity you have to earn a Work Ethic Certification during your senior year.  The Work Ethic Certification is a county wide initiative to promote attendance, good behavior and civic duty amongst all senior students.  Other expectations will be discussed as you embark on your senior year!  Please report to SRT first to take attendance, and then your teacher will escort you down.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys varsity baseball team defeated Warsaw 3-0.  Joey Peebles threw a complete game, three hit shutout on 87 pitches.  Michael Pinarski singled, doubled and homered for the RedHawks.  Charlie Collins and Austin Bontrager each chipped in with two hits apiece.

A short-handed girls tennis team fell to Fairfield Friday night.  Lineth Alvarez won at 2 singles and the 1 Doubles duo of Claire Penner and Elsie Koop Liechty fought to a 3rd set, but came up short.  JV came away with a 3-3 tie thanks to victories from Katia Gutierrez, Sophia Kirkton, Sage Christner, Courtney Sloop and Sophia Kellenberger.

The boys JV baseball team dropped an NLC matchup against conference leading Warsaw High School with a final score of 11-1.  Joseph Good and Jack Immel led the RedHawk offense.  Good had two hits and Immel recorded a double.

The JV softball team defeated Warsaw 2-1.  Grace Vance threw her first no hitter with nine strike outs.  She also added two hits with one RBI, while Alexis Navarro added two hits.  Sarai Rodriguez also added a hit and one RBI.

The girls varsity softball team out hit the Warsaw Tigers 12-7, but just made too many mistakes on defense.  Jordan Nemeth had three hits with a double and a homerun while adding three RBI’s.  Kate Atkinson, AnaMaria Ramirez and Ashton Darnell all had two hits apiece.

The boys JV golf team competed at the Warsaw JV Invitational in Warsaw.  The team was led by Derrick Stotts with a 119, Joseph Narayan 124, Ben Yonts 138, Zack Barker 145 and Zane Barker 161.

The boys varsity golf team competed in the Concord Invitational and shot a team score of 427.  The RedHawks were led by Peyton Cripe with a 99.  William Troyer shot 101, Jake Jennette 108, Ben Schneider 119 and Gabe Yoder 125.

The boys varsity baseball team lost to the Warriors in a back and forth game Saturday morning. Robbie Riegsecker’s two run homerun in the 5th tied the score at 3 and a Trenton Scott pinch hit, two out, RBI single gave the RedHawks the lead, but lead off walks in both the 6th and 7th innings scored and the final score was 9-6.  Austin Cain started and was relieved by Philip Wertz, Chase Knoblock and Eric Newell.  Charlie Collins had two singles and Robbie Riegsecker had a single to go with his homerun to lead the offense.

Goshen held off Northridge to claim the title of the Kelly Relays for the 5th time in a row. Goshen once again started off strong in the field events, winning the shot put, discus and high jump relays. The team had one champion on the track, the 4×800 relay team.  Top GHS Performances: 1st -Shot Put Relay (Brock Tauteris, Andy Wang & Thomas Heim) 1st -Discus Relay (Steven Worlds, Andy Wang & Jacob Gerber) 1st -High Jump Relay (Rummel Johnson, Simon Myers & Rene Gutierrez) 3rd -Long Jump Relay (Lucas DeMoya, Brockton Yoder & Rummel Johnson) 1st -4×800 Relay (Zach Oyer, Bryan Olvera, Jason Barahona & Bryant Grewe) 8:27.52 3rd -4×200 Relay (Josuel Sanchez, Brandon Holley, Rene Gutierrez & AJ Roeder) 1:36.60 3rd -Sprint Medley Relay (Josuel Sanchez, Brandon Holley, Orlando Hernandez & Zach Oyer) 3:59.49 3rd -110 Hurdle Shuttle Relay (Tomas Sanchez, Franko Hernandez, Josuel Sanchez & Orlando Hernandez) 1:08.01

The JV girls tennis team competed at the Warsaw invitational on Saturday.  Sage Christner and Sophia Kirkton went 2-1 at 1 Doubles.

The boys JV baseball team and Westview passed the lead back-and-forth on Saturday, but eventually Westview prevailed 9-7.  The RedHawks collected seven hits, but unfortunately could not overcome the defensive errors.  Drew Marlow and Eric Newell each collected two hits for the RedHawks in the loss.

The girls track team tied for 2nd place at the Goshen Relays on Saturday. Goshen was led by a 1st place finish in the Hurdle Shuttle Relay (Monse Rodriguez, Kyrah Fletcher, Kayleigh McKee, Jillian Kissinger), 2nd place finishes in the Shot Put Relay (Kassandra Rodriguez, Suzette Rodriguez, Berenice Rodriguez) and Discus Relay (Kassandra Rodriguez, Suzette Rodriguez, Riley Martin), and 3rd place finishes by the Distance Medley Relay (Kirsten Graves, Kassandra Rodriguez, Jocelyn Valderrama, Ariana Perez Diener), 4×400 Relay (Brandi Smith, Alayna Yoder, Kyrah Fletcher, Jillian Kissinger), 4×200 Relay (Morgan Chupp, Mikayla Burkhead, Alondra Sanchez, Alexia Chacon Reina), 4×800 Relay (Ariana Perez Diener, Kirsten Graves, Yadira Sanchez, Jocelyn Valderrama), and Pole Vault Relay (Kayleigh McKee and Mikayla Burkhead).

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls JV and varsity tennis teams will host Warsaw at 5:00 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity baseball teams will host Elkhart Memorial at 5:30 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will play at Elkhart Memorial at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017                               

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Have a great weekend!

WORK PERMITS:  When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  You are no longer able to charge to your lunch account.

Ms. Rackley’s classes will eat D lunch this week.

Reminder for Graduates of 2017:  Your school Gmail account will be closed soon after graduation…..probably by August.  If you want to save any files out of your Google Drive or Gmail you will need to copy or move those before August.

Celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” TODAY with MYA.  During all lunches MYA is selling delicious food; Flautas (fried tacos), Chascas (corn), Horchatas, Fruit and Frituras.

Eby Ford Lincoln, Michiana’s only 5-star Ford dealer, in Goshen is currently taking applications for a part-time receptionist at their dealership.  Applicants should have a soothing speaking voice to answer phone calls, a good attention to detail, good working knowledge of computers and office software and good customer service skills with our customers and co-workers.  Currently the hours needed are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Pay is commiserate with experience.  If you enjoy delivering world-class customer service in a newly renovated office in a fast-paced environment, consider joining the team at Eby Ford Lincoln.  To apply, send your resume to Renee LaShure rlashure@ebyford.com or by mail at Eby Ford Lincoln, 2714 Elkhart Rd, Goshen, IN 46526.  No phone calls, please. EOE

The good news:  Next year students from GHS will be visiting Italy and Spain over Spring Break.  The better news is that there is still room for a few more adventurers!  If you will be a junior or senior next year, and you’re interested in exploring the Vatican as well as the streets of Rome, Florence and Barcelona, see Mr. Zuber in room 8080 for more information.

Are you taking the SAT Saturday morning?  If you are, don’t forget your calculator, #2 pencils and most importantly your College Board Admission Ticket and a photo ID.  Your school ID or your driver’s license will work.  Check in begins at 7:30 a.m., so plan to wake up early and eat a good breakfast.  Room assignments will be posted TOMORROW.

Please join us for ADEC’s Walk, Run or Ride a Bike on May 20th at 7:30 a.m. at Northridge High School.  You can register online at www.adecinc.com/bike.  On-site registration is also available.  The ride starts at 9:00 a.m.  Ride, walk or run and raise funds to support people with disabilities in Elkhart County!  The fee is $30 for adults and $15 for youth.  This year we are pitting local students against each other for a chance to win cash for their school.  The school with the highest participation rate will receive $500 to be used on its fitness program.  Simply register online as a “youth” participant.  When you pick up your packet you will find a ticket to cast your vote for your school.  May the best school win!

Help Wanted:  Seniors, are you looking for a great, full-time job after high school?  Conn Selmer is looking for help!  You must be 18 years old or older and be willing to work a full-time 40 hour week.  Submit your resume to hrresumes@conn-selmer.com or fill out an application at 600 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.

Seniors: If you are going to college this fall and have not filled out a green sheet that was passed around during M & M day, please stop in the guidance office to let them know what school they should send your final transcript to.  Please also let guidance know if you have received any scholarships.  Thank you!

All boys interested in playing boys basketball next season need to be present for a meeting before school on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Wohlford’s classroom, 2310.  We will discuss our summer schedule at this meeting.  Please see Coach Wohlford if you cannot make the meeting on Tuesday morning.

Juniors and seniors were sent an email link for prom court nominations.  If you did not receive an email link for this please contact Cari Durecki at cdurecki@goshenschools.org and let her know if you are a junior or senior.  Nomination voting will be open through TODAY.  Next week will be the final vote.

Auditions for next year’s choirs are taking place through TODAY.  If you are interested in auditioning please come to the choir office in room 5310 to find out more information or to schedule an audition time.

Congratulations to the GHS Wind Ensemble for qualifying for the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals!  The band will play at 1:00 p.m. TOMORROW at Lawrence Central HS.  Tickets can be purchased only at the door.

Any student interested in Quarterback training, please visit the athletic department for registration forms for the “Top Gun Quarterback Training”, which will be held at Foreman Field on Tuesday, May 9th, May 16th and May 23rd from 7-8:00 p.m.  This training is done by Coach Bill Reagan, former head college football coach and former Notre Dame football staff member.  Visit the athletic department this week for more details!  

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  “Your next opponent doesn’t care about last week’s victory,” was a quote I read recently that makes so much sense.  It is so true.  In athletics, yesterday doesn’t matter near as much as tomorrow does.  Are you able to move on after a sweet win?  What about a tough loss?  Does it hang with you or are you able to brush it off after a couple of days?  It has been said that the best athletes have short term memory.  They don’t dwell on wins or losses or personal performance.  Instead, they concentrate on improvement and trying to get better every day.  There is no doubt that a well-earned victory can be satisfying and self-serving, but in most cases it is forgotten about shortly.  Successful players and coaches are always looking to the future and use the past as a gauge on how to make that successful!

A vote will be taken for the Goshen City Council Youth Advisor position on Tuesday, May 23rd.  If you are interested you MUST be a senior during the 2017-18 school year and you will be expected to attend at least one city council meeting per month (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.).  The candidate will be elected by the GHS student body and will be non-partisan (no political party affiliation).  The voter registration office will be here to set up voting machines that will be used for the election.  Please see Mr. Weldy in room 2360 for information packets, questions and to find out when information is due.  PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP THIS WEEK!

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Goshen Parks and Recreation and Dance in the City will present What a Wonderful World TOMORROW at 5:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week and next week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Tickets are $40 each and will increase to $45 starting May 9th.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us May 9th during both SRT sessions in the auditorium.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!  Eres un alumno indocumentado o DACA que quiere ir a colegio?  Favor de unirse a nosotros este 9 de Mayo durante ambos sesiones de SRT.  Descubre cómo puedes ser colegio posible, aprendiendo de otros alumnos indocumentados y con DACA desde la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington!

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place your order.  If you ordered items and missed the cap & gown delivery day, please contact Mrs. Gardner or Mrs. Clark to make arrangements to pick up your items.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

On Tuesday during the 2nd session of SRT anyone interested in information about the new “Shinning Voice Club” can meet in the cafeteria.

There will be a boys tennis meeting on Tuesday in Whiteman gym during the 2nd session of SRT. We will discuss off-season opportunities and expectations for the summer and for the rest of the spring.  All players hoping to play next fall should attend.

Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting on Tuesday, May 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls JV and varsity tennis teams will host Fairfield at 4:30 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity baseball teams will host Warsaw at 5:15 p.m.

The boys varsity track and field team will compete in the Kelly Relays at 5:30 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will compete at Warsaw at 5:30 p.m.

The unified track and field team will host the Goshen Invite at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday:

The boys JV golf team will compete in the Warsaw Invitational at 8:00 a.m.

The girls varsity track and field team will host the Goshen Relays at 9:00 a.m.

The girls JV tennis team will compete in the Warsaw Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

The boys JV and varsity baseball teams will host Westview.  Varsity plays at 10:00 a.m., followed by JV at 12:00 p.m.

The boys varsity golf team will compete in the Concord Invitational at Bent Oak starting at 1:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS Academic Honors Banquet

Academic Honors Banquet, May 4, 2017

GHS Athletic Director emceed the 31st annual event, as the GCS community acknowledged the efforts of students in the classroom. There were 208 sophomores, juniors, and seniors who were honored for achieving and maintaining a G.P.A. of 3.7 or higher. Additionally, 31 seniors were designated in the program as Summa cum Laude, as they have maintained a G.P.A. of 4.0 or higher.

The students were also welcomed by Jo-Ann Brandt Interim VP for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Goshen College, which was a major sponsor for the banquet. She asked the students to think about the awards they would earn that night, and consider how they marked their academic achievement. She added that the “accomplishments ahead of you will be too many to measure…Hopefully these awards give you confidence and courage to continue to reach for excellence.”

Following a dinner catered by the Das Dutchmen Essenhaus, the students took their class pictures, and the senior Summa cum Laude students also had their portraits taken for the “Wall of Fame” at GHS.

Seniors

Juniors

Sophomores

Because of a power outage on Sunday, April 30, the GHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony was cancelled. Instead, they were acknowledged and inducted at the Honors Banquet by NHS sponsors Lindsey Kroening and Theresa Collins.

Following the induction, senior Alexandria Mast provided a musical number, accompanied by Deanna Board.

Senior Charlie Collins then introduced GHS principal, Dr. Barry Younghans, who thanked the many sponsors for helping to fund the banquet, and thanked the students for their hard work and dedication to learning. He said he loves his job, and is “so pleased to be a part of this learning institution”.

Following Dr. Younghans’ remarks, there was another musical number by seniors Paul Drescher, Hugh Birky, Nathan Berkey, and Elizabeth Rieth.

There were a number of senior student-athletes who were also recognized by the Northern Lakes Conference as Academic NLC recipients.

Seniors recognized by Social Studies department chair, JD Russell included Jacob Biller, Salvador Garcia, and Carly Gingerich.

GCS Superintendent Dr. Diane Woodworth addressed the gathering, and stated that she and the assistant superintendents are “so proud of these kids”. She also acknowledged that it “truly does take a village, so kudos to the parents who provide support and help their students to get here”. “Continue to as work hard as you have been, and don’t opt out of the hard stuff”. She encouraged the students to persevere, as that perseverance will serve them well into the future.

Several students spoke about the staff person they had invited to attend the banquet with them, and shared what made that teacher/staff person special to them:

Sadie Coley invited Scott Garvin and said that Mr. Garvin had challenged her.

Ashton Ellis invited former GHS assistant principal Kelly Whittaker (who flew in from Kansas for the event!), and stated how much she admires Mrs. Whittaker and how she has appreciated her mentorship over the years.

Salvador Garcia invited Social Studies teacher Dana Mehl. He said that he has had Mrs. Mehl for SRT and Economics, and that she truly cares about her students, and that “she even gives us snacks if we are running too late to grab breakfast”.

Evan Krabill invited English teacher Sue Neeb. He said many kind things about Ms. Neeb, and then added that he hopes he gets to retire at age 35 like Ms. Neeb. This drew laughter from the crowd and a hug from Ms. Neeb.

Elizabeth Rieth invited her band director, Tom Cox. She said that Mr. Cox motivated her to “play better and be better”. She said that Mr. Cox keeps “pushing us so that we can reach our potential”. She added that one time he told her “You can’t just be a nice girl with glasses” which drew laughter from the crowd as well.

Sara Taft invited Carl Weaver and shared that “he is inspiring even if you can’t stand a topic”. She added, “He wants us to be good students, but he wants us to be good people too. He will be a great loss to GHS” Mr. Weaver is retiring this year, and when Sara finished her remarks, those in attendance gave him a standing ovation to show their appreciation for him.

At the end of the evening, Dr. Younghans asked all of the GHS retirees to come forward, and told the crowd that they represented “258 years of educational experience. They have been wonderful examples for many students, and they leave big shoes to fill”. At that, the seven GHS retirees (Sue Neeb, Char Cook, Nancy Shipley, Carl Weaver, Barb Reihl, Marcia Yost, and JD Russell) received an extended standing ovation which brought tears to the eyes of many.

It was an amazing evening in which the efforts of GCS students, teachers, and staff were not only recognized, but celebrated as the achievements that they are. Well done, GHS!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WORK PERMITS:  When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  Starting this week, you will NOT be able to charge to your lunch account.

Ms. Rackley’s classes will eat D lunch this week.

Mr. Garvin’s 4th hour IB class, listen carefully.  TODAY, you will take D lunch.  Do not take B lunch, as normal, nor should you take A lunch as agreed.  We will take D lunch.  D lunch is the lunch you shall take.  Neither A lunch, nor B lunch, and C lunch is right out!  Take D lunch.

Open mats for wrestling is canceled for tonight due to the Honors Banquet.

Celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” with MYA tomorrow.  During all lunches MYA is selling delicious food; Flautas (fried tacos), Chascas (corn), Horchatas, Fruit and Frituras.

Are you taking the SAT Saturday morning?  If you are, don’t forget your calculator, #2 pencils and most importantly your College Board Admission Ticket and a photo ID.  Your school ID or your driver’s license will work.  Check in begins at 7:30 a.m., so plan to wake up early and eat a good breakfast.  Room assignments will be posted TOMORROW.

Please join us for ADEC’s Walk, Run or Ride a Bike on May 20th at 7:30 a.m. at Northridge High School.  You can register online at www.adecinc.com/bike.  On-site registration is also available.  The ride starts at 9:00 a.m.  Ride, walk or run and raise funds to support people with disabilities in Elkhart County!  The fee is $30 for adults and $15 for youth.  This year we are pitting local students against each other for a chance to win cash for their school.  The school with the highest participation rate will receive $500 to be used on its fitness program.  Simply register online as a “youth” participant.  When you pick up your packet you will find a ticket to cast your vote for your school.  May the best school win!

Help Wanted:  Seniors, are you looking for a great, full-time job after high school?  Conn Selmer is looking for help!  You must be 18 years old or older and be willing to work a full-time 40 hour week.  Submit your resume to hrresumes@conn-selmer.com or fill out an application at 600 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.

Seniors: If you are going to college this fall and have not filled out a green sheet that was passed around during M & M day, please stop in the guidance office to let them know what school they should send your final transcript to.  Please also let guidance know if you have received any scholarships.  Thank you!

The final Student Faculty Senate meeting of the school year is TODAY at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.  All club sponsors are expected to attend with a club representative. Please send Mr. Kissinger agenda items.

All boys interested in playing boys basketball next season need to be present for a meeting before school on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Wohlford’s classroom, 2310.  We will discuss our summer schedule at this meeting.  Please see Coach Wohlford if you cannot make the meeting on Tuesday morning.

Juniors and seniors were sent an email link for prom court nominations.  If you did not receive an email link for this please contact Cari Durecki at cdurecki@goshenschools.org and let her know if you are a junior or senior.  Nomination voting will be open through TOMORROW.  Next week will be the final vote.

Auditions for next year’s choirs are taking place through TOMORROW.  If you are interested in auditioning please come to the choir office in room 5310 to find out more information or to schedule an audition time.

All winter and spring senior student-athletes can see Mr. Kissinger TODAY during your lunch for two scoops of dipped ice cream.  Thank you for your leadership and time commitment!

Congratulations to the GHS Wind Ensemble for qualifying for the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals!  The band will play at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday at Lawrence Central HS.  Tickets can be purchased only at the door.

Any student interested in Quarterback training, please visit the athletic department for registration forms for the “Top Gun Quarterback Training”, which will be held at Foreman Field on Tuesday, May 9th, May 16th and May 23rd from 7-8:00 p.m.  This training is done by Coach Bill Reagan, former head college football coach and former Notre Dame football staff member.  Visit the athletic department this week for more details!

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  “Your next opponent doesn’t care about last week’s victory,” was a quote I read recently that makes so much sense.  It is so true.  In athletics, yesterday doesn’t matter near as much as tomorrow does.  Are you able to move on after a sweet win?  What about a tough loss?  Does it hang with you or are you able to brush it off after a couple of days?  It has been said that the best athletes have short term memory.  They don’t dwell on wins or losses or personal performance.  Instead, they concentrate on improvement and trying to get better every day.  There is no doubt that a well-earned victory can be satisfying and self-serving, but in most cases it is forgotten about shortly.  Successful players and coaches are always looking to the future and use the past as a gauge on how to make that successful!

A vote will be taken for the Goshen City Council Youth Advisor position on Tuesday, May 23rd.  If you are interested you MUST be a senior during the 2017-18 school year and you will be expected to attend at least one city council meeting per month (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.).  The candidate will be elected by the GHS student body and will be non-partisan (no political party affiliation).  The voter registration office will be here to set up voting machines that will be used for the election.  Please see Mr. Weldy in room 2360 for information packets, questions and to find out when information is due.  PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP THIS WEEK!

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Goshen Parks and Recreation and Dance in the City will present What a Wonderful World on Saturday, May 6th at 5:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week and next week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 4th and May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m.  Tickets are $40 each and will increase to $45 starting May 9th.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us May 9th during both SRT sessions in the auditorium.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!  Eres un alumno indocumentado o DACA que quiere ir a colegio?  Favor de unirse a nosotros este 9 de Mayo durante ambos sesiones de SRT.  Descubre cómo puedes ser colegio posible, aprendiendo de otros alumnos indocumentados y con DACA desde la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington!

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  (**Please note the date change**)  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place an order.  Cap & Gown delivery day will be TODAY during SRT.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Key Club will have its last meeting of the year TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the cafeteria.

The final Student Athletic Council meeting of the school year will be TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  In addition to eating cookies, we will be making posters for the Unified Track & Field meet this Friday night.  If any Athletic Council members that are not on the Unified team can attend the Friday meet at 5:30 p.m. to lead the cheering, that would be awesome!  All sophomore student-athletes are invited to this meeting to see what the Athletic Council does.

On Tuesday during the 2nd session of SRT anyone interested in information about the new “Shinning Voice Club” can meet in Whiteman gym.

Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting on Tuesday, May 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The girls varsity softball team lost to Northridge 13-0.  Kate Atkinson got the loss in the circle. Goshen collected five hits for the night.

The girls JV softball team defeated Northridge 10-4.  Grace Vance was the winning pitcher only allowing four hits with five strikeouts.  Ruth Whitehead had three hits and a triple, while Alexis Navarro had two hits and two RBI’s.  Sarai Rodriguez also added a hit driving in two runs.

The boys varsity baseball team lost a tough one to Northridge 6-4.  Tyler Colpitts threw 4-1/3 striking out seven, but walking four.  Charlie Collins, Mike Pinarski and Chava Garcia all had two hits.

The girls tennis team fell to Memorial Thursday night, 4-1.  Cheyenne Kalb won 11 of the final 12 games for a 6-4, 6-0 win.  The JV won their 2nd in a row to improve to .500 on the year behind wins from Katia Gutierrez, Madison Rittenhouse, Sydney Penner, Maiah Huffman, Sophia Kellenberger and Courtney Sloop.  Sage Christner and Sophia Kirkton won a 3-setter to finish out the night.

The boys JV baseball team saw a 5-1 lead in the 4th inning disappear on the way to an 11-6 loss at Northridge.  Bryce Smith pitched three innings of one run baseball, but couldn’t get out of the 4th inning when Northridge bats woke up.  Joseph Good had two RBI’s and scored a run to lead the RedHawk offense.

The boys varsity track and field team defeated Wawasee 101-31 and Elkhart Memorial 82-50.  Top Performances -GHS: High Jump -Simon Myers, 1st (6’2″) & Rummel Johnson, 2nd (5’8″) Pole Vault -Lucas DeMoya, 1st (14’0″) *new personal record! Long Jump -Lucas DeMoay, 4th (18’9.50″) Discus -Andy Wang, 1st (154’8.50″) & Steven Worlds, 2nd (143’6″) Shot Put -Brock Tauteris, 1st (48’5), Andy Wang, 2nd (47’0″) & Thomas Heim, 3rd (44’3″) 4×800 Relay, 1st -Jason Barahona, Zach Oyer, Bryan Olvera, Bryant Grewe (8:22.62) 110 HH -Orlando Hernandez, 2nd (17.40) & Tomas Fuentes, 3rd (18.47) 100 m dash -Brandon Holley, 2nd (11.50) 1600 m run -Felix Perez-Diener, 1st (4:35.33) & Sergei Culp, 4th (4:48.83) 400 m dash -Brockton Yoder, 1st (55.73) 300 IH -Josuel Sanchez, 1st (42.86), Orlando Hernandez, 2nd (44.36) & Tomas Fuentes (47.58) 800 m run -Zach Oyer, 2nd (2:01.76) 200 m dash -Brandon Holley, 2nd (24.06) 3200 m run -Felix Perez-Diener, 1st (9:59.52) 4×400 Relay, 1st -Brandon Holley, Zach Oyer, Brockton Yoder, Josuel Sanchez (3:37.08)

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

Goshen Boys & Girls Club-Changes/Open House

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!

We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated, and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs, we will end our school year programs on May 12th

You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen. 

If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the transitional period!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WORK PERMITS:  When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  Starting this week, you will NOT be able to charge to your lunch account.

Ms. Rackley’s classes will eat D lunch this week.

Mr. Garvin’s 4th hour IB class, listen carefully.  TOMORROW, you will take D lunch.  Do not take B lunch, as normal, nor should you take A lunch as agreed.  We will take D lunch.  D lunch is the lunch you shall take.  Neither A lunch, nor B lunch, and C lunch is right out!  Take D lunch.

The final Student Faculty Senate meeting of the school year is TOMORROW at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.  All club sponsors are expected to attend with a club representative.  Please send Mr. Kissinger agenda items.

All boys interested in playing boys basketball next season need to be present for a meeting before school on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Wohlford’s classroom, 2310.  We will discuss our summer schedule at this meeting.  Please see Coach Wohlford if you cannot make the meeting on Tuesday morning.

Juniors and seniors were sent an email link for prom court nominations.  If you did not receive an email link for this please contact Cari Durecki at cdurecki@goshenschools.org and let her know if you are a junior or senior.  Nomination voting will be open through TOMORROW. Next week will be the final vote.

Auditions for next year’s choirs are taking place through Friday.  If you are interested in auditioning please come to the choir office in room 5310 to find out more information or to schedule an audition time.

All winter and spring senior student-athletes can see Mr. Kissinger TOMORROW during your lunch for two scoops of dipped ice cream.  Thank you for your leadership and time commitment!

Congratulations to the GHS Wind Ensemble for qualifying for the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals!  The band will play at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday at Lawrence Central HS.  Tickets can be purchased only at the door.

Any student interested in Quarterback training, please visit the athletic department for registration forms for the “Top Gun Quarterback Training”, which will be held at Foreman Field on Tuesday, May 9th, May 16th and May 23rd from 7-8:00 p.m.  This training is done by Coach Bill Reagan, former head college football coach and former Notre Dame football staff member.  Visit the athletic department this week for more details!  

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  “Your next opponent doesn’t care about last week’s victory,” was a quote I read recently that makes so much sense.  It is so true.  In athletics, yesterday doesn’t matter near as much as tomorrow does.  Are you able to move on after a sweet win?  What about a tough loss?  Does it hang with you or are you able to brush it off after a couple of days?  It has been said that the best athletes have short term memory.  They don’t dwell on wins or losses or personal performance.  Instead, they concentrate on improvement and trying to get better every day.  There is no doubt that a well-earned victory can be satisfying and self-serving, but in most cases it is forgotten about shortly.  Successful players and coaches are always looking to the future and use the past as a gauge on how to make that successful!

A vote will be taken for the Goshen City Council Youth Advisor position on Tuesday, May 23rd.  If you are interested you MUST be a senior during the 2017-18 school year and you will be expected to attend at least one city council meeting per month (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.).  The candidate will be elected by the GHS student body and will be non-partisan (no political party affiliation).  The voter registration office will be here to set up voting machines that will be used for the election.  Please see Mr. Weldy in room 2360 for information packets, questions and to find out when information is due.  PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP THIS WEEK!

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week and next week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 4th and May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m.  Tickets are $40 each and will increase to $45 starting May 9th.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us May 9th during both SRT sessions in the auditorium.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!  Eres un alumno indocumentado o DACA que quiere ir a colegio?  Favor de unirse a nosotros este 9 de Mayo durante ambos sesiones de SRT.  Descubre cómo puedes ser colegio posible, aprendiendo de otros alumnos indocumentados y con DACA desde la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington!

Juniors and Seniors, hurry!  TODAY is your last chance to register for the prom package courtesy of the Interra Credit Union RedHawks branch.  It will be worth your time!  The winner gets two prom tickets (or reimbursement for tickets already purchased), a $75 gift card to the restaurant of your choice and $50 cash for those extra expenses.  Stop by the Interra RedHawks branch to get all the entry details TODAY!  The winner will be announced Friday.

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  (**Please note the date change**)  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place an order.  Cap & Gown delivery day will be TOMORROW during SRT.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Key Club will have its last meeting of the year TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the cafeteria.

The final Student Athletic Council meeting of the school year will be TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  In addition to eating cookies, we will be making posters for the Unified Track & Field meet this Friday night.  If any Athletic Council members that are not on the Unified team can attend the Friday meet at 5:30 p.m. to lead the cheering, that would be awesome!  All sophomore student-athletes are invited to this meeting to see what the Athletic Council does.

Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting on Tuesday, May 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys JV golf team lost to LaVille, 217-226.  Leading the way for the team was freshman Ben Yonts with a 55, Don Perry fired a 56, Joseph Narayan shot 57, Derrick Stotts shot 58 and Gabe Yoder added a 59.

The boys varsity golf team lost a very close match to LaVille, 185-190.  The RedHawks were led by Jr. Peyton Cripe who fired a 43 and tied for match low medalist.  William Troyer, Allan Garratt and Ben Schneider all added 49s and Jake Jennette shot 57.

The girls tennis team fell to state-ranked Plymouth.  The JV team was victorious thanks to wins by Madison Rittenhouse, Chloe Diaz, Katia Gutierrez, Greta Lapp Klassen, Sage Christner, Sophia Kellenberger, Sophia Kirkton, Courtney Sloop and Maiah Huffman.

The boys varsity baseball team defeated Bethany 8-0.  Mitchell Walters threw six strong innings striking out ten and giving up only one hit before giving way to Eric Newell in the 7th to close it out.  Offensive leaders were Charlie Collins, Robbie Riegsecker, Austin Cain and Chava Garcia.

The girls track team defeated Northwood 78-50 and lost to Concord 45-86 on Senior Night in their regular season conference finale. Goshen was led by Kassandra Rodriguez’s 1st place finish in the shot put, Suzette Rodriguez’s 1st place finish in the discus and 2nd place finish in the shot put, Riley Martin’s 2nd place finish in the discus, Kayleigh McKee’s 1st place finish in the pole vault, Kyrah Fletcher’s 1st place finish in the long jump, Ariana Perez Diener’s 2nd place finish in the 3200, Jocelyn Valderrama’s 3rd place finish in the 1600, Brandi Smith’s 3rd place finishes in the 200 and the 400, and Jill Kissinger’s 2nd place finishes in the long jump, the 100 Hurdles, and the 800.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will host Northridge at 5:00 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity tennis teams will play at Elkhart Memorial at 5:00 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity baseball teams will play at Northridge at 5:00 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity track teams will compete against Wawasee and Memorial at Wawasee at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

Freshmen Academic Honors

On Monday, May 1st, Goshen High School celebrated with 92 freshmen and their families as they were honored for academic excellence. They were welcomed by Dr. Younghans, who thanked the students for their hard work and encouraged them to make the most of their four years at GHS by getting involved.

At the start of the evening, the freshmen gathered for a picture:

Dessert for the event was provided by Honey’s Frozen Desserts. While people enjoyed dessert, they heard from three senior scholars who shared about their GHS experiences and offered some advice.

Noel Zak stated that she had some struggles early on in high school and felt overwhelmed, but she encouraged the freshmen to “find your passion”, “stick with it”, and “lose yourself in a musical rehearsal or whatever interests you”.

Ben Sommers offered three pieces of advice: Stay involved; Try new things; and Don’t get dressed in the dark. He told a story about his first day at GHS, where he felt good about himself, his choice of clothing, and his hair, and noticed that he was getting interesting looks from people all day long. At the end of the day, a friend pointed out that he had a nacho cheese stain on the front of his pants (from a burrito he had eaten the night before). And thus, he said, “Don’t get dressed in the dark!”

Nathan Berkey informed the freshmen that when he started high school his dad told him that at some point he would hit a brick wall; where getting by without effort or studying would no longer work for him. He said that they should recognize their own “brick walls” which would surely come, “no matter how smart you may be”. Nathan encouraged the students, saying “Don’t buckle under it, stay organized”. He also encouraged the freshmen to work with their teachers because “every GHS teacher chooses to be here every day” and that “teaching is one of the most selfless acts”.

Following the senior speakers, the students were given medals for their academic achievement of maintaining a G.P.A. of 3.7 or higher. The students were greeted and congratulated by their SRT teachers, the guidance counselors, and the GHS administrators.

Congratulations to these 92 freshmen scholars, their families, and the teachers and GHS staff members who challenge them every day!

Robert Barker
Zachary Barker
Brian Beas
Emilee Beck
Corey Bontrager
Haylee Bontrager
Lukas Bontrager-Waite
Sofia Bontreger
Adam Bowlby
Savannah Brown
Jarah Byler
Maria Camilo Quintero
Yessenia Castillo
Yeni Chavarria Moreno
Rosalin Chenier
Sage Christner
Morgan Chupp
Rachel Cox
Chloe Diaz
Jasmine Diaz
Ellie Dumka
Zoe Eichorn
Avilene Evangelista
Alexa Evans
Wyatt Fisher
Hillary Flores
Victoria Flores
Ainsley Friesen
Felipe Garcia
Mercedes Garcia
Gabriel Goertz
Brooke Grewe
Bryant Grewe
Kimberly Guijosa-Torres
Shawn Gulec
Hayli Harley
Ryan Harmelink
Natalie Hendrix
Ashley Hernandez
Enrique Hernandez
Simon Hertzler Gascho
Richard Griffin Hetler
Remya Johnson
Sophia Kellenberger
Elizabeth Kirkton
Sophia Kirkton
Hannah LaFary
Gladys Leon Diaz
Conrad Liechty
Alejandro-Jose Lopez Ellis
Jennifer Lozano-Lopez
Hailey Mast
Pablo Mendoza
Jacob Mosness
Andrea Murillo
Joseph Narayan
Alexis Navarro
Nathan Oldenburg-Waller
Hope Peeler
Sydney Penner
Arthur Peterson-Veatch
Anna Podgorski
Arianna Rangel
Betsy Reyes
Leslie Reyes-Tecpil
Evan Sailor
Alondra Sanchez
Penelope Schleining
Benjamin Schneider
Sophia Sherrill
Edwin Sixtos
Sarah Sommers
Eliana Spitler
Dylan Steury
Lindsey Taubert
James Troyer
McKayla Uebler
Jocelyn Valderrama
Ashley Valencia
Ethan Vallejo
Catherine Vance
Rebecca VanDiepenbos
Diana Velasco
Karla Velasco-Sanchez
Julieta WaltonClark
Destiny Watts
Daniel Welling
Kathryn Wertz
Skylar Wetzell
Ruth Whitehead
Roman Zamora Perez
Itzel Zendejas Ramirez

 

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017                              

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WORK PERMITS:  When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit.

Open field for football has been canceled due to the weather.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  Starting this week, you will NOT be able to charge to your lunch account.

Ms. Rackley’s classes will eat D lunch this week.

Mr. Garvin’s 4th hour IB class, listen carefully.  Today and Thursday, you will take D lunch.  Do not take B lunch, as normal, nor should you take A lunch as agreed.  We will take D lunch.  D lunch is the lunch you shall take.  Neither A lunch, nor B lunch, and C lunch is right out!  Take D lunch.

Auditions for next year’s choirs are taking place through Friday.  If you are interested in auditioning please come to the choir office in room 5310 to find out more information or to schedule an audition time.

Congratulations to the GHS Wind Ensemble for qualifying for the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals!  The band will play at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday at Lawrence Central HS.  Tickets can be purchased only at the door.

Congratulations to the Symphonic Orchestra for their strong and heartfelt performance at Chesterton HS on Saturday!  They earned a gold with distinction award, the highest award they can earn at this ISSMA State Qualification festival.  This was their highest ranking in five years.  Well done!

Any student interested in Quarterback training, please visit the athletic department for registration forms for the “Top Gun Quarterback Training”, which will be held at Foreman Field on Tuesday, May 9th, May 16th and May 23rd from 7-8:00 p.m.  This training is done by Coach Bill Reagan, former head college football coach and former Notre Dame football staff member.  Visit the athletic department this week for more details!

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  “Your next opponent doesn’t care about last week’s victory,” was a quote I read recently that makes so much sense.  It is so true.  In athletics, yesterday doesn’t matter near as much as tomorrow does.  Are you able to move on after a sweet win?  What about a tough loss?  Does it hang with you or are you able to brush it off after a couple of days?  It has been said that the best athletes have short term memory.  They don’t dwell on wins or losses or personal performance.  Instead, they concentrate on improvement and trying to get better every day.  There is no doubt that a well-earned victory can be satisfying and self-serving, but in most cases it is forgotten about shortly.  Successful players and coaches are always looking to the future and use the past as a gauge on how to make that successful!

A vote will be taken for the Goshen City Council Youth Advisor position on Tuesday, May 23rd.  If you are interested you MUST be a senior during the 2017-18 school year and you will be expected to attend at least one city council meeting per month (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.).  The candidate will be elected by the GHS student body and will be non-partisan (no political party affiliation).  The voter registration office will be here to set up voting machines that will be used for the election.  Please see Mr. Weldy in room 2360 for information packets, questions and to find out when information is due.  PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP THIS WEEK!

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week and next week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 4th and May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m.  Tickets are $40 each and will increase to $45 starting May 9th.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us May 9th during both SRT sessions in the auditorium.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!  Eres un alumno indocumentado o DACA que quiere ir a colegio?  Favor de unirse a nosotros este 9 de Mayo durante ambos sesiones de SRT.  Descubre cómo puedes ser colegio posible, aprendiendo de otros alumnos indocumentados y con DACA desde la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington!

Juniors and Seniors:  Have you registered yet for the prom package courtesy of the Interra Credit Union RedHawks branch?  The winner gets two prom tickets (or reimbursement for tickets already purchased), a $75 gift card to the restaurant of your choice and $50 cash for those extra expenses.  Stop by the Interra RedHawks branch to get all the entry details on Wednesday from Ailynn and Tricia.  The winner will be announced Friday.  We’ll see you at the RedHawks branch!

The GHS Color Guard will have tryouts and training sessions at GOSHEN MIDDLE SCHOOL starting TODAY.  The practices will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for four weeks thru May 25th.  Meet by Door Y in the front circle.

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  (**Please note the date change**)  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place an order.  Cap & Gown delivery day will be on THURSDAY during SRT.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Key Club will have its last meeting of the year on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in the cafeteria.

Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting on Tuesday, May 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys varsity baseball team competed well with the conference leading Panthers in the middle five innings but couldn’t overcome rough 1st and 7th innings.  Relief pitchers Chase Knoblock, Austin Cain and Will Koshmider all threw well.  Michael Pinarski led the offense with a double.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity baseball team will play @ Phend Field vs. Bethany at 5:00 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity golf teams will host LaVille at Maplecrest at 5:00 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity track teams will host Concord and Northwood at 5:00 p.m.

The boys baseball C team will play at Concord at 5:00 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity tennis teams will host Plymouth at 5:30 p.m.

CANCELED – The girls JV and varsity softball teams will play at Northwood at 5:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

RedHawk Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

Here are the results of the 1st Annual RedHawk Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition held on Foreman Field on Saturday April 29, 2017:

2nd Grade Division:

1st: Lucas Kroening

2nd: Spencer Elliott

3rd: Aveary Green

 

3rd Grade Division:

1st: Dominic Ortiz

2nd: Brady Park

3rd: Nathan Corbin

 

4th Grade Division

1st: Gabe Janisse

2nd:  Edwin Stephenson

3rd:  Quinn Rohn

 

5th Grade Division

1st: Ryan Eldridge

2nd: Drew Elliott

3rd: Jayden Schlabach

 

6th Grade Division

1st:  Jameson Rahn

2nd:  Blake Wyman

 

Congratulations to the winners of each division, and thank you to the GHS coaches and student athletes who helped with the competition!

 

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WORK PERMITS:  When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  Starting TODAY, you will NOT be able to charge to your lunch account.

Auditions for next year’s choirs are taking place through Friday.  If you are interested in auditioning please come to the choir office in room 5310 to find out more information or to schedule an audition time.

REMINDER:  The Freshman Academic Honors Banquet is TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria!

Congratulations to the GHS Wind Ensemble for qualifying for the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals!  The band will play at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday at Lawrence Central HS.  Tickets can be purchased only at the door.

Congratulations to the Symphonic Orchestra for their strong and heartfelt performance at Chesterton HS on Saturday!  They earned a gold with distinction award, the highest award they can earn at this ISSMA State Qualification festival.  This was their highest ranking in five years.  Well done!

Any student interested in Quarterback training, please visit the athletic department for registration forms for the “Top Gun Quarterback Training”, which will be held at Foreman Field on Tuesday, May 9th, May 16th and May 23rd from 7-8:00 p.m.  This training is done by Coach Bill Reagan, former head college football coach and former Notre Dame football staff member.  Visit the athletic department this week for more details!

A vote will be taken for the Goshen City Council Youth Advisor position on Tuesday, May 23rd.  If you are interested you MUST be a senior during the 2017-18 school year and you will be expected to attend at least one city council meeting per month (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.).  The candidate will be elected by the GHS student body and will be non-partisan (no political party affiliation).  The voter registration office will be here to set up voting machines that will be used for the election.  Please see Mr. Weldy in room 2360 for information packets, questions and to find out when information is due.  PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP THIS WEEK!

Attention One Act Directors, Cast and Crew:  There is a VERY important brief meeting TODAY at 3:45 p.m. in the auditorium.  Please plan to attend!

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week and next week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 4th and May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m.  Tickets are $40 each and will increase to $45 starting May 9th.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us May 9th during both SRT sessions in the auditorium.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!  Eres un alumno indocumentado o DACA que quiere ir a colegio?  Favor de unirse a nosotros este 9 de Mayo durante ambos sesiones de SRT.  Descubre cómo puedes ser colegio posible, aprendiendo de otros alumnos indocumentados y con DACA desde la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington!

Juniors and Seniors:  Have you registered yet for the prom package courtesy of the Interra Credit Union RedHawks branch?  The winner gets two prom tickets (or reimbursement for tickets already purchased), a $75 gift card to the restaurant of your choice and $50 cash for those extra expenses.  Stop by the Interra RedHawks branch to get all the entry details on Wednesday from Ailynn and Tricia.  The winner will be announced Friday.  We’ll see you at the RedHawks branch!

The GHS Color Guard will have tryouts and training sessions at GOSHEN MIDDLE SCHOOL starting TOMORROW.  The practices will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for four weeks from May 2nd thru May 25th.  Meet by Door Y in the front circle.

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at lycaskey@goshenschools.org for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  (**Please note the date change**)  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place an order.  Cap & Gown delivery day will be on THURSDAY during SRT.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Key Club will have its last meeting of the year on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in the cafeteria.

Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting on Tuesday, May 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The girls tennis team fell to Westview after being unable to overcome slow starts on several of the courts.  The JV team tied the Warriors by a score of 4-4.  Madison Rittenhouse clinched the 4th point on the last court left playing.  Also getting wins were Katia Gutierrez, Sophia Kellenberger, Sage Christner, Courtney Sloop and Sophia Kirkton.

The boys JV baseball team defeated Wawasee 7-5.  Porter Revoir pitched 3.1 innings of one run relief and Bryant Robinson got a one inning save for the RedHawks.  After falling behind 3-0, the RedHawks battled back to make the score 3-3.  In the 5th inning Drew Marlow hit a grand slam to break the game open.  This was Marlow’s 3rd homerun of the year and gave the RedHawks the run support they needed to hang on for the win.

The boys varsity baseball team defeated Wawasee 8-1.  Austin Cain threw six strong innings on only 63 pitches to improve to 4-1 on the mound.  Austin is yet to walk a batter through 25 innings pitched on the season.  The offense was led by Philip Wertz with two hits and three RBI’s and Will Koshmider with a single and a double.

The girls JV softball team lost 11-1 to Wawasee.  Lindsey Camacho, Alexis Navarro and Ruth Whitehead each had one hit a piece.

The girls varsity softball team lost a tough game 4-3 in nine innings at Wawasee.  Kate Atkinson pitched a great game while the defense stepped up.  Kate Atkinson, Elkah DeVoe, Caitlyn Doyle and Alexia Nettrouer all added one hit a piece.

The boys varsity golf team finished 14th with a team score of 416.  Plymouth won the team event with a score of 308.  Goshen was led by Peyton Cripe with an 84.  William Troyer shot a 95, Jake Jennette 114 and Don Perry 123.  Allan Garratt withdrew from the round.

The JV girls tennis invitational at Penn on Saturday did not conclude due to rain.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity baseball team will host Northwood at 5:00 p.m. *JV ONLY CANCELED*

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will play at Northwood at 5:00 p.m. *CANCELED*

Go RedHawks!

Jazz Concert-May 9th

The Goshen High School Jazz bands will perform at their spring Sweet Jazz concert on May 9th  at 7:00 p.m. at the Life Center.

$5 gets you great jazz music AND desserts!