Little BIG Ideas Grant Opportunity

The Little BIG Idea Grant committee is looking for people to apply for their grants! Can Goshen find some creative students, staff members, or families who could use $1,000 to make something happen in our community?!!

Please take note: The committee has emphasized that the idea/project needs to be something that will bring people together, and that it must take place in Elkhart County.

Check out this winning Little BIG Ideas Grant: Goshen Rocks https://www.facebook.com/LittleBigIdeaGrants/videos/489877821411676/

Here is the Vibrant Communities website where you will find the grant application: http://vibrantelkhartcounty.org/littlebigideagrant/

Good luck!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FALL BREAK EACC BUS:  EACC students are expected to attend classes during fall break at the Career Center.  A bus will be provided, leaving circle drive at 11:20 a.m.  You are responsible for finding your own way to GHS and home after EACC drops you back off.

Any girl interested in being a wrestling manager should contact Coach Pickard.

TOMORROW is senior night at football when the RedHawks take on Wawasee.  All GHS students who come to the game with a current school ID will be admitted to the game at no cost.  Please bring your ID, no exceptions!  Thanks for your support this year and GO BIG RED!

Goshen High School will host a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, October 27th.  Sign-ups are happening now in social studies classes.  See Mrs. Clark in room 2280 with questions or a permission form.

There is a new scholarship available from Northern Indiana Better Business Bureau.  Applications are available in Guidance.  To qualify you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a senior planning to attend a post-secondary facility in Fall of 2018
  • Reside in and attend a high school located in Elkhart County or St. Joseph County
  • Be able to attend the 2018 Torch Awards Luncheon in Fort Wayne on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Winter season cheerleading tryouts will be on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m.  We will meet in the warehouse. This tryout will only be for girls.  GMen will be contacted at a later date.  All athletic paperwork needs to be turned into the athletic office to attend tryouts.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kristy via email at kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

The boys soccer team will play Penn this Saturday in Regional play. The game will be held at Merrillville HS at 9:30 a.m. Central time.  That is 10:30 a.m. Goshen time.  The championship is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Central time on Saturday evening.  For more information, please visit the goshenredhawks.org website or stop by the athletic office.

The Crimson Marching Band will compete in ISSMA Regionals at Chesterton High School on Saturday at 6:48 p.m. (Chesterton time) to earn a spot in Semi-State.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Student-athletes can shine in a variety of ways.  It’s not always about touchdowns, points scored, or a fast time.  In fact, it’s much more than that. How do you make a difference in your community?  Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson did just that by contributing his first professional paycheck to the support staff of his team.  They had lost all of their belongings during the recent hurricane.  So yes, he gave up something he had looked forward to for a lifetime, his first pro paycheck, to help those that help him every day.  For a high school student to make a difference or show an act of kindness, it might be a “good morning” to another student, or a “thank you” to a custodian, a show of respect to those in charge, or a smile when things are going tough.  Are your actions showing that you are a caring and giving person?  There’s nothing more rewarding than making someone else happy.  Make sure you try to do so every day in your actions and words!

At tomorrow’s home football game, Junior Achievement will be hosting a raffle for the Best Seat in the House.  The winner will be named at the end of halftime and will then be able to sit on the track in a couch or recliner to watch the second half with one friend, with Pizza and refreshments!  Give it a shot and cheer on the RedHawks as we host Wawasee.

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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

For all those who have signed up for the Europe trip, we will have a meeting TODAY from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 1010.  You and your parent or guardian need to attend.  Please email Mr. Zuber if you have any questions.

Ivette Quintero is the winner of the lunch contest for National School Lunch Week.  Her meal will be featured in the cafeteria TOMORROW.  The winning meal that she entered was posole served with sliced radish, shredded cabbage & cilantro, chasca with lime wedges, and rice & corn tortilla shells.  Ivette will receive two large pizzas as her prize.  Congratulations Ivette!

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due TOMORROW.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

All Stay In bounds Ambassadors must attend the final lesson planning meeting before you make your first visits the week after fall break.  This meeting is TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys freshman football team will play at Plymouth at 6:00 p.m.

Girls varsity volleyball will play in sectional quarterfinals at Concord vs. Northridge at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FALL BREAK EACC BUS:  EACC students are expected to attend classes during fall break at the Career Center.  A bus will be provided, leaving circle drive at 11:20 a.m.  You are responsible for finding your own way to GHS and home after EACC drops you back off.

This Friday night is senior night at football when the RedHawks take on Wawasee.  All GHS students who come to the game with a current school ID will be admitted to the game at no cost.  Please bring your ID, no exceptions!  Thanks for your support this year and GO BIG RED!

Goshen High School will host a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, October 27th.  Sign-ups are happening now in social studies classes.  See Mrs. Clark in room 2280 with questions or a permission form.

Winter season cheerleading tryouts will be on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m.  We will meet in the warehouse. This tryout will only be for girls.  GMen will be contacted at a later date.  All athletic paperwork needs to be turned into the athletic office to attend tryouts.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kristy via email at kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

The boys soccer team will play Penn this Saturday in Regional play. The game will be held at Merrillville HS at 9:30 a.m. Central time.  That is 10:30 a.m. Goshen time.  The championship is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Central time on Saturday evening.  For more information, please visit the goshenredhawks.org website or stop by the athletic office.  Updates won’t be available until Tuesday.

The Crimson Marching Band will compete in ISSMA Regionals at Chesterton High School on Saturday at 6:48 p.m. (Chesterton time) to earn a spot in Semi-State.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Student-athletes can shine in a variety of ways.  It’s not always about touchdowns, points scored, or a fast time.  In fact, it’s much more than that. How do you make a difference in your community?  Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson did just that by contributing his first professional paycheck to the support staff of his team.  They had lost all of their belongings during the recent hurricane.  So yes, he gave up something he had looked forward to for a lifetime, his first pro paycheck, to help those that help him every day.  For a high school student to make a difference or show an act of kindness, it might be a “good morning” to another student, or a “thank you” to a custodian, a show of respect to those in charge, or a smile when things are going tough.  Are your actions showing that you are a caring and giving person?  There’s nothing more rewarding than making someone else happy.  Make sure you try to do so every day in your actions and words!

At Friday’s home football game, Junior Achievement will be hosting a raffle for the Best Seat in the House.  The winner will be named at the end of halftime and will then be able to sit on the track in a couch or recliner to watch the second half with one friend, with Pizza and refreshments!  Give it a shot and cheer on the RedHawks as we host Wawasee.

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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

For all those who have signed up for the Europe trip, we will have a meeting TOMORROW from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 1010.  You and your parent or guardian need to attend.  Please email Mr. Zuber if you have any questions.

Ivette Quintero is the winner of the lunch contest for National School Lunch Week.  Her meal will be featured in the cafeteria on Friday.  The winning meal that she entered was posole served with sliced radish, shredded cabbage & cilantro, chasca with lime wedges, and rice & corn tortilla shells.  Ivette will receive two large pizzas as her prize.  Congratulations Ivette!

IB forms are due TODAY by the end of the day.  If you haven’t turned yours in yet, please take care of this soon.  You do not need to pay in full when you register.  If you have questions, please ask Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Collins.

TODAY from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grace College, Goshen College, IPFW, IUSB and Southwestern Michigan College will be in Whiteman gym for on-site admissions.  Sign up in guidance for a time slot and make sure to fill out the application before your interview time. Colleges will be able to tell you TODAY if you are accepted!  For more information please see Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in the guidance office.

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by Friday.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

All Stay In bounds Ambassadors must attend the final lesson planning meeting before you make your first visits the week after fall break.  This meeting is TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

10-9-17 Board Recognition

Parent Recognition:

The 8th grade football coaches, Brian Thompson and Brock Rose, were recognized by the 8th grade players and their parents. Michelle Kercher, who spoke for the parents, said that the team has had the same coaches for 2 years in a row and that the coaches have set high expectations for the boys, both on the field and in the classroom, and parents are very appreciative of their efforts. The coaches were presented with new footballs, signed by the players they had for both the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Board Recognition:

Joshua Schrock: Josh, currently a freshman at GHS, earned a perfect score on the math ISTEP test while a student at GMS last year.

Terry Kercher: Mr. Kercher was recognized for his service, dedication, and commitment to Goshen High School athletics.

Shannon Dellinger: Shannon has been the cafeteria manager at GHS for two years. She was recognized for her leadership and excellent management skills, and also for developing an after school snack program for students. Because of the school’s free/reduced lunch percentage, the snack program is free to all students who stay after school for athletic practices, music or theater rehearsals, or extra help with homework. The snack has been very popular with students who otherwise may not have anything to eat until at least 7:00 p.m. The cafeteria staff serves an average of 250 snacks every day.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FALL BREAK EACC BUS:  EACC students are expected to attend classes during fall break at the Career Center.  A bus will be provided, leaving circle drive at 11:20 a.m.  You are responsible for finding your own way to GHS and home after EACC drops you back off.

This Friday night is senior night at football when the RedHawks take on Wawasee.  All GHS students who come to the game with a current school ID will be admitted to the game at no cost.  Please bring your ID, no exceptions!  Thanks for your support this year and GO BIG RED!

The boys soccer team will play Penn this Saturday in Regional play. The game will be held at Merrillville HS at 9:30 a.m. Central time.  That is 10:30 a.m. Goshen time.  The championship is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Central time on Saturday evening.  For more information, please visit the goshenredhawks.org website or stop by the athletic office.  Updates won’t be available until Tuesday.

The Crimson Marching Band will compete in ISSMA Regionals at Chesterton High School on Saturday at 6:48 p.m. (Chesterton time) to earn a spot in Semi-State.

At Friday’s home football game, Junior Achievement will be hosting a raffle for the Best Seat in the House.  The winner will be named at the end of halftime and will then be able to sit on the track in a couch or recliner to watch the second half with one friend, with Pizza and refreshments!  Give it a shot and cheer on the RedHawks as we host Wawasee.

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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

For all those who have signed up for the Europe trip, we will have a meeting on Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 1010.  You and your parent or guardian need to attend.  Please email Mr. Zuber if you have any questions.

For ALL girls that are interested in playing basketball this year, there is a mandatory meeting that will be held in the main gym TOMORROW before school at 7:45 a.m.

Ivette Quintero is the winner of the lunch contest for National School Lunch Week.  Her meal will be featured in the cafeteria on Friday.  The winning meal that she entered was posole served with sliced radish, shredded cabbage & cilantro, chasca with lime wedges, and rice & corn tortilla shells.  Ivette will receive two large pizzas as her prize.  Congratulations Ivette!

IB forms are due TOMORROW by the end of the day.  If you haven’t turned yours in yet, please take care of this soon.  You do not need to pay in full when you register.  If you have questions, please ask Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Collins.

TOMORROW from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grace College, Goshen College, IPFW, IUSB and Southwestern Michigan College will be in Whiteman gym for on-site admissions.  Sign up in guidance for a time slot and make sure to fill out the application before your interview time. Colleges will be able to tell you THAT DAY if you are accepted!  For more information please see Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in the guidance office.

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by Friday.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

There will be a call out meeting for anyone (including Gmen) interested in Winter Season Sideline Cheerleading TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck of the main gym. If you are unable to make the meeting please contact Coach Kristy by email kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

If you are a boy interested in wrestling this year we will have a pre-season meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  If you are planning to wrestle please attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend see Coach Pickard ASAP.

All students interested in boys and girls swimming and diving should attend a swim/dive coach update meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  You will likely meet the new head coach.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

Jane Troup Recognized by ISBA

Mrs. Jane Troup, who has served on the Goshen Board of School Trustees for 23 years, was honored recently at the Indiana School Board Association (ISBA) conference, where she was awarded the Outstanding Boardmanship Award.

Mrs. Jane Troup

Mrs. Troup has served in many capacities on the GCS school board, including 1 year as treasurer, 11 years as secretary, 4 years as vice president, and 4 years as president. Along with her board roles, Mrs. Troup has served on many district committees as well, including the Athletic Council (10 years), Policy Committee (15 years), Facility Task Force (5 years), and the Legislative Committee (10 years). In addition to her many GCS roles, Mrs. Troup also served on the Indiana School Board Association Board of Directors from 2006-2013. She was the ISBA Regional Director from 2006-2009, and was elected as the ISBA President from 2011-2012.

In Mrs. Troup’s nomination for the award, she was also recognized as a leader in promoting positive changes within Goshen Community Schools. She helped to establish and sustain the district Athletic Council during a time when the community and the district were interested in upgrading athletics and athletic facilities. She served on the Goshen High School Dollars for Scholars board, helping to raise funds and distribute many thousands of dollars in scholarships to Goshen High School seniors. Mrs. Troup was also recognized for her positive board behavior in the community, for encouraging the district to hold community meetings, and for organizing a variety of task forces over the years to encourage community involvement and two-way communication between the district and the community.

Mrs. Troup has volunteered many hours to GCS beyond her duties as a board member. She was part of a group that advocated for the bike path to the middle school, she served on the PTO, she helped build many musical and theater sets, and she has attended thousands of GCS athletic events and music programs, long after her own children were grown and gone from the school system.

For 23 years, Mrs. Troup has been instrumental in developing the long range plans for Goshen schools, including four major building projects. She is, and always has been, a key board leader who is plugged in to the community, and is open to listening to many different voices and opinions. She has been an exemplary board member; modeling for others what the proper board protocols are for any situation.

Mrs. Troup’s contributions and achievements in ISBA/NSBA (National School Board Association) include:

ISBA Awards Committee, 2003, 2004, and 2005

ISBA Policy Liaison, 2005, 2006

Provided ISBA Journal Article, 2006

ISBA Board of Directors, 2006-2013

ISBA Regional Director, 2006-2009

ISBA President, 2011-2012 (rotated through previous chairs to attain that seat)

ISBA Past President, 2012-2013

Has attended at least 22 ISBA Fall Annual Conferences, 1995-2017

Has attended 33 ISBA Regional Meetings from 1996-2017, Presiding 2006-2009

Has attended at least 15 ISBA Summer and Winter Academies from 2004-2015

Attended many other ISBA meetings and seminars, including Key Works, School Law, SMART Training, Effective Governance, and New Board Member Orientation

Has represented ISBA at the NSBA Leadership Conference at least six times from 2004-2015

Represented ISBA at NSBA Presidents Retreat 2010 and 2012

Attended the NSBA Annual Conference at least 19 times from 1996-2017

Served on the NSBA Nominating Committee

Mrs. Troup has made many contributions to Goshen Community Schools over the years and she brings a wealth of knowledge to board discussions. GCS appreciates her continued willingness to read, research, and learn more about education in order to advocate for students and staff members, and to commit herself to the bi-monthly board meetings for so many years!

2017 Great Lakes Apple Crunch

This is National School Lunch Week, so GCS will be celebrating our school cafeterias and our cafeteria staff all week.

GCS will also be participating in the 2017 Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch on Thursday, October 12! The food service staff is working with Martin’s Supermarkets (who are donating locally grown apples) and Kercher’s Apple Orchard, to secure enough apples for our students.

The students and staff will be a part of approximately one million participants in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana crunching on local apples this Thursday. The Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch includes K-12 schools, early child care settings, hospitals, college/universities, business campuses, and state agencies.

Join in! Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 12. Everyone is welcome to Crunch! Last October 1,201,346 students, children, teachers, and good food supporters across the region crunched. Let’s join forces and meet the ONE MILLION CRUNCH goal again this year! Visit the Apple Crunch Facebook page to get updates and see photos from last year’s Crunch.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FALL BREAK EACC BUS:  EACC students are expected to attend classes during fall break at the Career Center.  A bus will be provided, leaving circle drive at 11:20 a.m.  You are responsible for finding your own way to GHS and home after EACC drops you back off.

This Friday night is senior night at football when the RedHawks take on Wawasee.  All GHS students who come to the game with a current school ID will be admitted to the game at no cost.  Please bring your ID, no exceptions!  Thanks for your support this year and GO BIG RED!

Congratulations to the RedHawk boys soccer team on their sectional championship this past Saturday, when they defeated Concord 1-0.  The boys will play Penn this Saturday in Regional play. The game will be held at Merrillville HS at 9:30 a.m. Central time.  That is 10:30 a.m. Goshen time.  The championship is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Central time on Saturday evening.  For more information, please visit the goshenredhawks.org website or stop by the athletic office.  Updates won’t be available until Tuesday.  Thanks to all the students and staff who came to Elkhart Memorial Saturday to cheer on the RedHawks!

Congratulations to the Crimson Marching Band for a great performance at the Bands of America Regional in Dayton this past Saturday!  The CMB earned the best visual caption and placed 3rd in their class.  Next up for the CMB is ISSMA Regional at Chesterton High School.  The group will perform at 6:48 p.m. (Chesterton time) to earn a spot in Semi-State.

At Friday’s home football game, Junior Achievement will be hosting a raffle for the Best Seat in the House.  The winner will be named at the end of halftime and will then be able to sit on the track in a couch or recliner to watch the second half with one friend, with Pizza and refreshments!  Give it a shot and cheer on the RedHawks as we host Wawasee.

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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

For all those who have signed up for the Europe trip, we will have a meeting on Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 1010.  You and your parent or guardian need to attend.  Please email Mr. Zuber if you have any questions.

For ALL girls that are interested in playing basketball this year, there is a mandatory meeting that will be held in the main gym Wednesday before school at 7:45 a.m.

Ivette Quintero is the winner of the lunch contest for National School Lunch Week.  Her meal will be featured in the cafeteria on Friday.  The winning meal that she entered was posole served with sliced radish, shredded cabbage & cilantro, chasca with lime wedges, and rice & corn tortilla shells.  Ivette will receive two large pizzas as her prize.  Congratulations Ivette!

IB forms are due on Wednesday by the end of the day.  If you haven’t turned yours in yet, please take care of this soon.  You do not need to pay in full when you register.  If you have questions, please ask Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Collins.

On Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grace College, Goshen College, IPFW, IUSB and Southwestern Michigan College will be in Whiteman gym for on-site admissions.  Sign up in guidance for a time slot and make sure to fill out the application before your interview time. Colleges will be able to tell you THAT DAY if you are accepted!  For more information please see Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in the guidance office.

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by Friday.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

There will be a call out meeting for anyone (including Gmen) interested in Winter Season Sideline Cheerleading TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck of the main gym. If you are unable to make the meeting please contact Coach Kristy by email kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

If you are a boy interested in wrestling this year we will have a pre-season meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  If you are planning to wrestle please attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend see Coach Pickard ASAP.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys freshman football team lost to Northridge 49-13.

The boys varsity soccer team became sectional champions by defeating the Concord Minutemen 1-0.  Goals for Goshen: Lucas Bontreger (1).  Assists for Goshen: Flavio Cruz (1).  The varsity soccer team is now 15-3 overall.  They play in regionals on Saturday, October 14th in Merrillville, Indiana. 

The boys cross country team finished 5th at the sectional meet advancing to Saturday’s regional meet.  Felix Perez Diener placed 3rd followed by Jason Barahona 13th, Sam Miller 26th, Jonathan Snyder 27th, Angel Arreola 28th, Bryan Olvera 41st and Jocsan Barahona 56th.  The girls cross country team finished 8th at the sectional meet.  Yadira Sanchez placed 14th followed by Paola Rangel 25th, Sophia Koshmider 35th, Brandi Smith 50th, Morgan Chupp 57th, Flor Rangel 60th and Kassidy Bestul 67th.  Yadira Sanchez and Paola Rangel advance to next week’s regional meet.

The boys varsity football team lost to Plymouth 41-21.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

Meal Contest for National School Lunch Week

As a way to involve students in celebrating National School Lunch Week (Oct. 9-13), GHS cafeteria manager Shannon Dellinger created a contest for students: She asked them to “design a healthy meal”. They had to keep in mind the nutritional requirements for a school lunch, but could choose something that they would like to see offered in the cafeteria. Apparently there was a great response, and GHS students had many terrific ideas!

And the winner of the lunch contest for National School Lunch Week is: Sophomore Ivette Quintero!  Her meal will be featured in the cafeteria on Friday, October 13th The winning meal that she entered was posole served with sliced radish, shredded cabbage & cilantro, chasca with lime wedges, and rice & corn tortilla shells.  Ivette will receive two large pizzas as her prize.

Congratulations, Ivette! And thank you to Shannon for encouraging student creativity and honoring Ivette by serving her meal next week!

Friday, Oct. 13th update: Pictured below are GHS Cafeteria Manager Shannon Dellinger and Ivette Quintero, contest winner, with her winning menu.

Congratulations, Ivette!

Encuentro in the Alley-Cultural Art Show

The Latin American Culture & Language Center and the Mayor’s Arts Council invited students to participate in a unique presentation of Encuentro in the Alley, taking place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Art Alley.

Types of work that were considered for the exhibit:
-handmade masks
-original artworks
-high resolution photography

Works will be displayed in a group exhibit highlighting Latino and Latin American arts in Goshen. All artists were welcome and all mediums of traditional art were considered. The exhibit will remain open for public viewing for the remainder of the season.

The following GHS students  had works of art selected to be in the Mayor’s Council Latina Cultural art show along with other chosen artworks from adults in the community: Rosa Aguilar, Jenifer Avila, Lauren Barton, Morgan Bruce, Elkah DeVoe, Yadira Diaz, Yenifer Escobedo, Savannah Friesen, Joel Lara, Sydney Mann, Samantha Myers, Sarai Rodriguez, Lupe Romo, Brandi Smith, Dani Smith, Iyla Stoy, and Brityna VanHooser.

Congratulations, students!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FALL BREAK EACC BUS:  EACC students are expected to attend classes during fall break at the Career Center.  A bus will be provided, leaving circle drive at 11:20 a.m.  You are responsible for finding your own way to GHS and home after EACC drops you back off.

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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

For ALL girls that are interested in playing basketball this year, there is a mandatory meeting that will be held in the main gym Wednesday, October 11th before school at 7:45 a.m.

Ivette Quintero is the winner of the lunch contest for National School Lunch Week.  Her meal will be featured in the cafeteria on October 13th.  The winning meal that she entered was posole served with sliced radish, shredded cabbage & cilantro, chasca with lime wedges, and rice & corn tortilla shells.  Ivette will receive two large pizzas as her prize.  Congratulations Ivette!

IB forms are due on Wednesday, October 11th by the end of the day.  If you haven’t turned yours in yet, please take care of this soon.  You do not need to pay in full when you register.  If you have questions, please ask Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Collins.

The marching band will attend the Bands of America regional in Dayton, Ohio TOMORROW.  Good luck CMB!

On October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grace College, Goshen College, IPFW, IUSB and Southwestern Michigan College will be in Whiteman gym for on-site admissions.  Sign up in guidance for a time slot and make sure to fill out the application before your interview time. Colleges will be able to tell you THAT DAY if you are accepted!  For more information please see Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in the guidance office.

In honor of the Day of German Unity, this week will be German Club spirit week!  Show your spirit for the German culture and language by participating in the spirit days, and win prizes at lunch!

  • Friday: Black, Red and Gold Day (the colors of the German flag)

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by October 13th.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Playing sports can be rewarding and frustrating.  It’s actually a microcosm of life.  You will always be faced with challenges and trying to come up with solutions to solve those challenges.  One thing is for sure: there will be more delayed gratification than most prefer.  During your freshman and sophomore year, your progress takes patience and time.  Those small steps of improvement and development aren’t always rewarded.  Can you remain patient?  Most high school student-athletes won’t reach their full potential until their junior or senior seasons.  It’s very challenging to wait for that opportunity.  The competition gets tougher and tougher.  The workouts are harder and harder.  Those that make it through and end up participating in junior varsity and varsity sports will look back someday and realize more gratification and enjoyment than you ever experienced while you were participating.  The lessons learned will influence you more than you ever expected!

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/6    @ Plymouth                      Pink Out – Cancer Awareness
  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • TODAY IUPUI
  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

There will be a call out meeting for anyone (including Gmen) interested in Winter Season Sideline Cheerleading on Tuesday, October 10th during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck of the main gym. If you are unable to make the meeting please contact Coach Kristy by email kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

If you are a boy interested in wrestling this year we will have a pre-season meeting on Tuesday, October 10th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  If you are planning to wrestle please attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend see Coach Pickard ASAP.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The GHS girls soccer team ended their season last night with 1-0 loss to Northridge.  The defense held strong for most of the night in a very physical contest.  Madi Rittenhouse had six saves in goal for the RedHawks.  The Goshen girls finish this season with a 10-4-3 record and third in the Northern Lakes Conference.  Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the girls this year!

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity football team will play at Plymouth at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday:

The girls JV volleyball team will play in the Memorial Tourney at 9:00 a.m.

The girls freshman volleyball team will compete in the Plymouth Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

The boys JV football team will host Plymouth at 10:00 a.m.

The boys and girls varsity cross country sectionals are at 10:30 a.m. at Ox Bow.

The boys varsity soccer team will compete in sectional finals at 2:00 p.m. at Elkhart Memorial.

The girls varsity soccer team will host sectional finals at 7:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS Students Tour Goshen, by Helicopter!

The three GHS seniors who were candidates last spring for the 2017-18 student advisor position on the Goshen City Council got a special treat today; a tour of Goshen by helicopter! Mayor Jeremy Stutsman invited Anna Paetkau, Cade Fisher and 2017-18 student advisor Jason Barahona to join him on the elevated tour that was courtesy of Randy Sharkey and the Goshen Municipal Airport.

They timed their arrival at the GHS soccer practice field to coincide with the high school dismissal, which caused quite a stir among the students!

Thank you, Mr. Sharkey and Mayor Stutsman for providing a unique opportunity for these civic-minded students!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017                               

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FALL BREAK EACC BUS:  EACC students are expected to attend classes during fall break at the Career Center.  A bus will be provided, leaving circle drive at 11:20 a.m.  You are responsible for finding your own way to GHS and home after EACC drops you back off.

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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

The marching band will attend the Bands of America regional in Dayton, Ohio this coming Saturday.  Good luck CMB!

On October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grace College, Goshen College, IPFW, IUSB and Southwestern Michigan College will be in Whiteman gym for on-site admissions.  Sign up in guidance for a time slot and make sure to fill out the application before your interview time. Colleges will be able to tell you THAT DAY if you are accepted!  For more information please see Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in the guidance office.

In honor of the Day of German Unity, this week will be German Club spirit week!  Show your spirit for the German culture and language by participating in the spirit days, and win prizes at lunch!

  • Thursday: High Socks with Suspenders Day
  • Friday: Black, Red and Gold Day (the colors of the German flag)

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by October 13th.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Playing sports can be rewarding and frustrating.  It’s actually a microcosm of life.  You will always be faced with challenges and trying to come up with solutions to solve those challenges.  One thing is for sure: there will be more delayed gratification than most prefer.  During your freshman and sophomore year, your progress takes patience and time.  Those small steps of improvement and development aren’t always rewarded.  Can you remain patient?  Most high school student-athletes won’t reach their full potential until their junior or senior seasons.  It’s very challenging to wait for that opportunity.  The competition gets tougher and tougher.  The workouts are harder and harder.  Those that make it through and end up participating in junior varsity and varsity sports will look back someday and realize more gratification and enjoyment than you ever experienced while you were participating.  The lessons learned will influence you more than you ever expected!

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/6    @ Plymouth                      Pink Out – Cancer Awareness
  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • TODAY Manchester College
  • 10/6 IUPUI
  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Women’s Empowerment Club will have a call-out meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3130.  ALL are welcome.  Come and check it out!  Contact (sponsor) Ms. Lisa Caskey (lmcaskey@goshenschools.org) or Stephanie Covarrubias Palomino (President, covars@students.goshenschools.org) for more information if you can’t make it to the call out meeting.

Student Athletic Council meets for the first time this year TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All junior and senior students who have previously been in a sport at GHS are encouraged to attend.  This group will be listing the current pros and cons of Goshen Athletics at this meeting so we can plan in November how to improve on the negatives and accentuate the positives.  This group also supports Unified Track & Field though fundraising at Kroger in November and helping at meets.  Please come to the meeting to help generate ideas…..and eat a cookie or two.

Key Club will meet in the cafeteria TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT. Membership applications and money are due at the meeting.

Do you want to lift your voice in a soaring song from your heart?  Come and join us TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman gym for the initial meeting for the Soaring Voices Club and learn more about our club and goals.  You will be part of a group of special voices with a lot of heart!  Mrs. Olivera will welcome you with information and looks forward to seeing you!

There will be a call out meeting for anyone (including Gmen) interested in Winter Season Sideline Cheerleading on Tuesday, October 10th during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck of the main gym. If you are unable to make the meeting please contact Coach Kristy by email kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

If you are a boy interested in wrestling this year we will have a pre-season meeting on Tuesday, October 10th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  If you are planning to wrestle please attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend see Coach Pickard ASAP.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys varsity soccer team won their first game of sectionals by defeating the Elkhart Memorial Chargers 4-0.  Goals for Goshen: Fernando Quevedo (1), Lucas Bontreger (1), Marcos Hernandez (1) and Efren Ortega (1).  Assists for Goshen: Junior Argueta (1) and Alex Martinez (1).  Goshen plays in the final sectional game vs. the Concord Minutemen on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Elkhart Memorial. 

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys freshman football team will play at Northridge at 6:00 p.m.

The girls varsity soccer team will play against the winner of game 1 in sectional semifinals at 7:30 p.m.  Elkhart Memorial faces off against Elkhart Central at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

Congratulations to the girls and boys bowling teams for a successful opening night!  The girls defeated Concord and the boys defeated Northwood.

Student Faculty Senate will have their monthly meeting TOMORROW at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.  All club sponsors are expected to attend and club members are encouraged to attend.  Thank you for getting involved at GHS!

The marching band will attend the Bands of America regional in Dayton, Ohio this coming Saturday.  Good luck CMB!

On October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grace College, Goshen College, IPFW, IUSB and Southwestern Michigan College will be in Whiteman gym for on-site admissions.  Sign up in guidance for a time slot and make sure to fill out the application before your interview time. Colleges will be able to tell you THAT DAY if you are accepted!  For more information please see Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in the guidance office.

In honor of the Day of German Unity, this week will be German Club spirit week!  Show your spirit for the German culture and language by participating in the spirit days, and win prizes at lunch!

  • Wednesday: Braids/Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday: High Socks with Suspenders Day
  • Friday: Black, Red and Gold Day (the colors of the German flag)

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by October 13th.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.  

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Playing sports can be rewarding and frustrating.  It’s actually a microcosm of life.  You will always be faced with challenges and trying to come up with solutions to solve those challenges.  One thing is for sure: there will be more delayed gratification than most prefer.  During your freshman and sophomore year, your progress takes patience and time.  Those small steps of improvement and development aren’t always rewarded.  Can you remain patient?  Most high school student-athletes won’t reach their full potential until their junior or senior seasons.  It’s very challenging to wait for that opportunity.  The competition gets tougher and tougher.  The workouts are harder and harder.  Those that make it through and end up participating in junior varsity and varsity sports will look back someday and realize more gratification and enjoyment than you ever experienced while you were participating.  The lessons learned will influence you more than you ever expected!

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/6    @ Plymouth                      Pink Out – Cancer Awareness
  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • TODAY Wabash College
  • 10/5 Manchester College
  • 10/6 IUPUI
  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Women’s Empowerment Club will have a call-out meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3130.  ALL are welcome.  Come and check it out!  Contact (sponsor) Ms. Lisa Caskey (lmcaskey@goshenschools.org) or Stephanie Covarrubias Palomino (President, covars@students.goshenschools.org) for more information if you can’t make it to the call out meeting.

Student Athletic Council meets for the first time this year TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All junior and senior students who have previously been in a sport at GHS are encouraged to attend.  This group will be listing the current pros and cons of Goshen Athletics at this meeting so we can plan in November how to improve on the negatives and accentuate the positives.  This group also supports Unified Track & Field though fundraising at Kroger in November and helping at meets.  Please come to the meeting to help generate ideas…..and eat a cookie or two.

Key Club will meet in the cafeteria TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT. Membership applications and money are due at the meeting.

Do you want to lift your voice in a soaring song from your heart?  Come and join us TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman gym for the initial meeting for the Soaring Voices Club and learn more about our club and goals.  You will be part of a group of special voices with a lot of heart!  Mrs. Olivera will welcome you with information and looks forward to seeing you!

There will be a call out meeting for anyone (including Gmen) interested in Winter Season Sideline Cheerleading on Tuesday, October 10th during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck of the main gym. If you are unable to make the meeting please contact Coach Kristy by email kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity soccer team will compete in Sectional Semifinals @ Memorial at 7:00 p.m.

The boys varsity tennis team will compete at Concord in Regionals at 5:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

Coach Needed for GHS Swimming/Diving

Goshen High School is looking for a Varsity Head Swimming/Diving Coach (Boys & Girls)
REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
QUALITIES DESIRED:
• Swim/Dive Experience
• High School or Middle School coaching experience preferred
SALARY:
Per extracurricular schedule and experience
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Prior to an interview, all applicants must have completed their on-line application (go to www.goshenschools.org, click on employment opportunities and follow the directions).
• Letter of interest
• Complete resume
Interested applicants may also direct a letter of interest, up-to-date resume, and two letters of reference to:
Larry Kissinger, Athletic Director
Goshen High School
401 Lincolnway East
Goshen, IN 45626
lkissinger@goshenschools.org

The Goshen Community School’s Board of School Trustees is an equal opportunity employer. Selection of the applicant will be made without reference to race, color, creed, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS: Until filled.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

Reminder to the Boys C team soccer players – You need to meet coach Mejia by the cafeteria right after school for the end of the season meeting.

The marching band will attend the Bands of America regional in Dayton, Ohio this coming Saturday.  Good luck CMB!

GHS is hosting the Elkhart County College Fair TONIGHT from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym.  Students and parents from area schools are welcome to attend and should enter the school through Door M.  The Armed Services and over 65 post-secondary schools will be represented.  There will be two financial aid meetings offered at 7:00 p.m. – one in the auditorium in English and one in the cafeteria in Spanish.  These information sessions are an opportunity for students and parents to learn about the college financial aid process.  This event is a great opportunity for students to talk with college representatives to learn more about their school and gather information on what different schools have to offer.   A wide range of post-secondary schools will be represented with 2-year, 4-year, technical, public and private schools all planning to attend.

On October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grace College, Goshen College, IPFW, IUSB and Southwestern Michigan College will be in Whiteman gym for on-site admissions.  Sign up in guidance for a time slot and make sure to fill out the application before your interview time. Colleges will be able to tell you THAT DAY if you are accepted!  For more information please see Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in the guidance office.

In honor of the Day of German Unity, this week will be German Club spirit week!  Show your spirit for the German culture and language by participating in the spirit days, and win prizes at lunch!

  • Tuesday: Plaid/Flannel Day
  • Wednesday: Braids/Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday: High Socks with Suspenders Day
  • Friday: Black, Red and Gold Day (the colors of the German flag)

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by October 13th.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Playing sports can be rewarding and frustrating.  It’s actually a microcosm of life.  You will always be faced with challenges and trying to come up with solutions to solve those challenges.  One thing is for sure: there will be more delayed gratification than most prefer.  During your freshman and sophomore year, your progress takes patience and time.  Those small steps of improvement and development aren’t always rewarded.  Can you remain patient?  Most high school student-athletes won’t reach their full potential until their junior or senior seasons.  It’s very challenging to wait for that opportunity.  The competition gets tougher and tougher.  The workouts are harder and harder.  Those that make it through and end up participating in junior varsity and varsity sports will look back someday and realize more gratification and enjoyment than you ever experienced while you were participating.  The lessons learned will influence you more than you ever expected!

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/6    @ Plymouth                      Pink Out – Cancer Awareness
  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • TODAY Indiana Tech
  • 10/4 Wabash College
  • 10/5 Manchester College
  • 10/6 IUPUI
  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Women’s Empowerment Club will have a call-out meeting on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3130.  ALL are welcome.  Come and check it out!  Contact (sponsor) Ms. Lisa Caskey (lmcaskey@goshenschools.org) or Stephanie Covarrubias Palomino (President, covars@students.goshenschools.org) for more information if you can’t make it to the call out meeting.

Student Athletic Council meets for the first time this year on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All junior and senior students who have previously been in a sport at GHS are encouraged to attend.  This group will be listing the current pros and cons of Goshen Athletics at this meeting so we can plan in November how to improve on the negatives and accentuate the positives.  This group also supports Unified Track & Field though fundraising at Kroger in November and helping at meets.  Please come to the meeting to help generate ideas…..and eat a cookie or two.

Key Club will meet in the cafeteria on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT. Membership applications and money are due at the meeting.

There will be a call out meeting for anyone (including Gmen) interested in Winter Season Sideline Cheerleading on Tuesday, October 10th during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck of the main gym. If you are unable to make the meeting please contact Coach Kristy by email kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The JV girls soccer team finished their season on Saturday by winning the NLC JV soccer tournament at Warsaw.  Goshen defeated Concord 4-0 in the first game.  Lesly Arellano, Joana Regalado, Jocelyn Guevara and Maddie Swallow scored for the RedHawks.  Yadira Castillo, Joya Drenth and Maddie Swallow assisted on the goals.  In the championship game Goshen defeated Northwood 1-0.  Maddie Swallow scored on an assists from America Esparza.  Goshen finishes the year with an 11-3-1 record.  Congrats JV soccer girls on a great season!

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity tennis team will compete in Regionals at Concord at 5:00 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity volleyball teams will host Bethany.  JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m.

The girls varsity soccer team will host round 1 of sectionals.  Concord will play Northridge at 6:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GCS One of Indiana Schools Awarded the Lilly Counseling Grant

From the Lilly press release:

Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to 52 Indiana public school corporations and five Indiana charter schools to help them implement promising strategies to strengthen school counseling programs for their students.
The grants – ranging from $68,312 to $2.87 million – are part of the Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students (Counseling Initiative). Launched in September 2016, the five-year initiative is designed to encourage the state’s public school corporations and charter schools to aspire to and eventually develop best practice comprehensive counseling models that effectively address the academic, college, career, and social and emotional counseling needs of their students. Schools in 30 of Indiana’s 92 counties will benefit from the grants. The schools serve some 250,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Grant amounts were based on the student enrollment of the school corporation or charter school.
The school corporations and charter schools will use the grants to launch a variety of efforts that include, among other strategies:
• Collaborating with mental health care providers to address their students’ social and emotional challenges;
• Pursuing novel ways to engage local businesses in preparing students for a range of employment opportunities, including developing mentoring and internship programs and planning industry information sessions and site visits to local companies;
• Implementing a comprehensive counseling model developed by the American School Counselor Association;
• Making better use of digital tools and adding and integrating curricula for college and career exploration and preparation;
• Providing professional development to teachers, counselors and administrators so they can identify and address the social and emotional needs of students to improve overall student well being;
• Partnering with colleges and universities to offer college counseling, financial aid assistance, campus visits and related programs.

In January 2017, the Endowment made planning grants to 284 school corporations and charter schools across Indiana to help them assess the counseling needs of their students, study best practice counseling programs in Indiana and around the country, and develop implementation grant proposals for funding to help them address their students’ counseling needs more effectively. In May 2017, 254 school corporations and charter schools submitted implementation grant proposals totaling nearly $90 million. A large majority of the proposals noted that schools are overwhelmed by the social and emotional challenges their students face, which they indicated have worsened in recent years because of the opioid addiction crisis affecting Indiana communities. They report that too often counselors don’t have the time they need for academic and college and career advising because they must address their students’ urgent social and emotional challenges.
Some School Districts Working Together: In five Indiana counties, school corporations submitted collaborative proposals. The Endowment was impressed with their interest in working together to leverage resources and community partnerships and is awarding implementation grants to 22 school corporations working in the five groups. They are:
• Elkhart County Collaborative Program with seven school corporations: Baugo Community Schools, Concord Community Schools, Elkhart Community Schools, Fairfield Community Schools, Goshen Community Schools, Middlebury Community Schools and WaNee Community Schools
• Grant County Collaborative Program
• Montgomery County Collaborative program
• Scott County Collaborative Program
• White County Collaborative Program

COUNSELING INITIATIVE GRANTS TO PUBLIC SCHOOL CORPORATIONS AND
CHARTER SCHOOLS
The following is from a list of all implementation grants approved in the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students:

Elkhart County
Baugo Community Schools
$187,800
Concord Community Schools
$533,400
Elkhart Community Schools
$1,277,000
Fairfield Community Schools
$211,075
Goshen Community Schools
$654,753
Middlebury Community Schools
$452,904
Wa-Nee Community Schools
$298,644

About Lilly Endowment Inc.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family — J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli –through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. While those gifts remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment, the Endowment is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 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.  Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.

Congratulations to the members of the Crimson Marching Band for winning the Plymouth Marching Band Invitational!  The CMB also was awarded the Best Music and Best Visual caption awards.  The marching band will attend the Bands of America regional in Dayton, Ohio this coming Saturday.

GHS is hosting the Elkhart County College Fair TOMORROW from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym.  Students and parents from area schools are welcome to attend and should enter the school through Door M.  The Armed Services and over 65 post-secondary schools will be represented.  There will be two financial aid meetings offered at 7:00 p.m. – one in the auditorium in English and one in the cafeteria in Spanish.  These information sessions are an opportunity for students and parents to learn about the college financial aid process.  This event is a great opportunity for students to talk with college representatives to learn more about their school and gather information on what different schools have to offer.   A wide range of post-secondary schools will be represented with 2-year, 4-year, technical, public and private schools all planning to attend.

In honor of the Day of German Unity, this week will be German Club spirit week!  Show your spirit for the German culture and language by participating in the spirit days, and win prizes at lunch!

  • Monday: German Club T-Shirt Day
  • Tuesday: Plaid/Flannel Day
  • Wednesday: Braids/Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday: High Socks with Suspenders Day
  • Friday: Black, Red and Gold Day (the colors of the German flag)

The Ultimate Frisbee Club is hosting a Culver’s Give Back night TONIGHT from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Come eat a delicious meal and show your support!  Drive thru orders also count.

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on a college visit on October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for a permission slip!  They are due by October 13th.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole.  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.

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  You need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her.  She will send a white pass for you as she has time.  Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her.  You need to enter through the main office.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 10/6    @ Plymouth                      Pink Out – Cancer Awareness
  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school.  All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 10/3 Indiana Tech
  • 10/4 Wabash College
  • 10/5 Manchester College
  • 10/6 IUPUI
  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Women’s Empowerment Club will have a call-out meeting on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3130.  ALL are welcome.  Come and check it out!  Contact (sponsor) Ms. Lisa Caskey (lmcaskey@goshenschools.org) or Stephanie Covarrubias Palomino (President, covars@students.goshenschools.org) for more information if you can’t make it to the call out meeting.

Student Athletic Council meets for the first time this year on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All junior and senior students who have previously been in a sport at GHS are encouraged to attend.  This group will be listing the current pros and cons of Goshen Athletics at this meeting so we can plan in November how to improve on the negatives and accentuate the positives.  This group also supports Unified Track & Field though fundraising at Kroger in November and helping at meets.  Please come to the meeting to help generate ideas…..and eat a cookie or two.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys freshman football team lost to Warsaw 42-14.

The boys varsity football team lost to Northridge 29-26.

The boys JV football team lost to Northridge 44-0.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls freshman volleyball team will host Concord and Mishawaka at 5:00 p.m.  Good luck ladies!