GHS Fall Sport MVPs

On Monday evening, the Goshen High School athletic department recognized student athletes during their Fall Athletic Awards Program.

The student athletes pictured below were presented the MVP Awards for their respective sports:

In front (from left) Olivia Thomas, Golf; Mikayla Burkhead, Cheer; Yadira Sanchez, Cross Country; Jillian Kissinger, Girls Soccer; and Raina Shreiner Barger, Volleyball.
In back (from left) Felix Perez Diener, Cross Country; Wes Beck, Tennis and Lucas Bontreger, Boys Soccer.

Congratulations to these student athletes, and all fall athletes, on a great season of GHS athletics!

Freshman Laptop Repair Info.

Dell has informed us that the freshmen laptop keyboards are on back-order and they changed the expected delivery date of 11/12/17.  You are receiving this information so that you are aware and know that it may take time to get most freshman laptops repairs completed.  This year’s freshman laptops (Dell 3380) are experiencing a high percentage rate of keyboard failures.  Thank you for your patience.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017                               

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Miles for Music fundraiser is this Saturday the 11th.  You can run a 5k or walk a 3k and then enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes for $20 or just enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes for $6.  See a music teacher or music student for information.

GHS presents the play All Because of Agatha on November 17th and 18th at 7:30 p.m. and November 19th at 2:00 p.m.  This is a family play for all ages.  Tickets are $6 for adults 18 and older and $5 for students and adults 65 and older.  There is a $20 family discount available.  We hope you can join us!

Reminder to all football players……We will have our end of season meeting TODAY in room 1420 at 3:50 p.m.  We will vote on post-season awards and wrap things up.

Anyone interested in playing futsal soccer this winter can contact EL Collaborator Mr. Graber.  The Goshen Futsal League offers leagues for kids, high school students and adults.  Games are played at the Eastlake Athletic Club right here in Goshen on 16th Street.  The first session will be from November 6th through December 23rd.  Come show off your skills as the Goshen Futsal League provides a very competitive league. You might even play against your own peers. Waiver forms can be picked up in room 2330 or at the Easktlake Athletic Club front desk.  Contact James Graber for more information about the league.

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.

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.

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 Lake Michigan 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:

The Stay in Bounds Ambassadors will meet during the 2nd session of SRT this Thursday in the main gym.   All Ambassadors should adjust their busy schedules to attend this planning session for next week’s visits.

If you are a girl interested in track & field this year we will have a pre-season call-out meeting on Tuesday, November 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.  If you plan on participating this season or maybe you are considering trying something new then please attend this meeting.  Please make sure to bring your laptop to the meeting as well.  If you are unable to attend please see Coach Willis ASAP.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls basketball will host Lakeland.  JV starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.  Good luck ladies

Triple P Seminars-Raising Responsible Teenagers

Teen Triple P Seminars – Raising responsible teenagers

What: Tips to help your teen make good decisions, be reliable, and be part of family life.
When: Monday, November 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Goshen Middle School/ English, 1216 S Indiana Ave, Goshen, IN 46526
Provider: Barb Stith If you have questions, you may call 574-226-0160. If nobody answers, please leave a message. Or, you may email questions to info@triplepelkhartcounty.org
More details: Child care will be provided. When you register, please list the number and ages of children who will need child care during the event.
To register, click on this link: http://www.triplep-parenting.com/us-en/find-help/find-a-session/2017-11-13/seminar-teen/raising-responsible-teenagers/102291/

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017                              

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Reminder to all football players……you are to report to the locker room immediately after school TODAY to turn in all equipment and clean out your locker.  Tomorrow, we will have our end of season meeting in room 1420 at 3:50 p.m.  We will vote on post-season awards and wrap things up.

Anyone interested in playing futsal soccer this winter can contact EL Collaborator Mr. Graber.  The Goshen Futsal League offers leagues for kids, high school students and adults.  Games are played at the Eastlake Athletic Club right here in Goshen on 16th Street.  The first session will be from November 6th through December 23rd.  Come show off your skills as the Goshen Futsal League provides a very competitive league. You might even play against your own peers. Waiver forms can be picked up in room 2330 or at the Easktlake Athletic Club front desk.  Contact James Graber for more information about the league.

The Fall Sports Awards night is TONIGHT.  This will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym including all fall athletic teams with individual team break-out sessions to follow.  There will be cookies and juice available in the commons area after the individual team sessions.

Attention all boys interested in swimming this season…..practice begins TODAY.  All boy swimmers should report to room 2310 after school. We will head over as a team.

Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this season…..Tryouts begin TODAY. All 9th graders should have reported for tryouts from 7:00-8:45 a.m. in the Main Gym.  All 10th-12th graders need to report after school in Whiteman Gym until 6:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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:

  • 11/7 Lake Michigan 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:

If you are a girl interested in track & field this year we will have a pre-season call-out meeting on Tuesday, November 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.  If you plan on participating this season or maybe you are considering trying something new then please attend this meeting.  Please make sure to bring your laptop to the meeting as well.  If you are unable to attend please see Coach Willis ASAP.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The girls varsity basketball team defeated East Noble 27-22.  The JV team lost to East Noble 32-28.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students:  TONIGHT we host Concord for the Sectional Championship at 7:00 p.m.  Our players (your classmates) would love a loud and rowdy student section tonight at the game!  They feed off your energy.  It was a great scene last Friday celebrating with the parents and the students that made the trip over to Elkhart.  We have appreciated your support all year and look forward to seeing and hearing you at the game tonight!   GO HAWKS!  – Coach Park

The Fall Sports Awards night will be on Monday, November 6th.  This will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym including all fall athletic teams with individual team break-out sessions to follow.  There will be cookies and juice available in the commons area after the individual team sessions.

Attention all boys interested in swimming this season…..practice begins Monday, November 6th.  All boy swimmers should report to room 2310 on Monday after school. We will head over as a team. Anyone planning on swimming needs to make sure a completed physical form and all other necessary paperwork are turned into the Athletic Office THIS week.  Check in with Athletics if you are unsure.  See Coach Younghans in room 2310 with any questions.

The boys varsity football team will host Concord TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $6 and no all-sport, season tickets or activity cards can be honored due to it being a state tournament event.  We will presale tickets in the athletic office through TODAY if you want a ticket to avoid lines.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: While reading the sports page the last few weeks, I couldn’t help but notice how close the scores were during the volleyball state tournament run. But in reality, that’s true in all sports.  The farther you advance during the tournament, the tougher the games become.  Which brings me to the conclusion that the points scored at the beginning of each game are just as important as those scored late in the contest.  In other words, don’t beat yourself up if you happen to be the one that makes a crucial mistake at the end of the game.  Every play is important.  Every mistake is important.  Every point is important.  The truth is, however, that most players, fans and friends remember the last few plays, and not those that happen throughout the entire game.  When you have a teammate that happens to make a crucial mistake at the wrong time or late in the game, please remind them it was just one play.  The final score is always determined by every play during the entire match, meet or game!

Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this season…..Tryouts begin Monday, November 6th.  All 9th graders should report for tryouts from 7:00-8:45 a.m. in the Main Gym.  All 10th-12th graders need to report after school in Whiteman Gym until 6:00 p.m.  Anyone planning on trying out needs to make sure a completed physical form and all other necessary paperwork are turned into the Athletic Office THIS week.  Check in with Athletics if you are unsure.  See Coach Wohlford in room 1420 with any questions.

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.

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.

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:

  • 11/7 Lake Michigan 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:

If you are a girl interested in track & field this year we will have a pre-season call-out meeting on Tuesday, November 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.  If you plan on participating this season or maybe you are considering trying something new then please attend this meeting.  Please make sure to bring your laptop to the meeting as well.  If you are unable to attend please see Coach Willis ASAP.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity football team will host Concord for sectional finals at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday:

Girls basketball will host East Noble.  JV plays at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Attention all boys interested in swimming this season…..practice begins Monday, November 6th.  All boy swimmers should report to room 2310 on Monday after school. We will head over as a team. Anyone planning on swimming needs to make sure a completed physical form and all other necessary paperwork are turned into the Athletic Office THIS week.  Check in with Athletics if you are unsure.  See Coach Younghans in room 2310 with any questions.

The boys varsity football team will host Concord TOMORROW at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $6 and no all-sport, season tickets or activity cards can be honored due to it being a state tournament event.  We will presale tickets in the athletic office through Friday if you want a ticket to avoid lines.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: While reading the sports page the last few weeks, I couldn’t help but notice how close the scores were during the volleyball state tournament run. But in reality, that’s true in all sports.  The farther you advance during the tournament, the tougher the games become.  Which brings me to the conclusion that the points scored at the beginning of each game are just as important as those scored late in the contest.  In other words, don’t beat yourself up if you happen to be the one that makes a crucial mistake at the end of the game.  Every play is important.  Every mistake is important.  Every point is important.  The truth is, however, that most players, fans and friends remember the last few plays, and not those that happen throughout the entire game.  When you have a teammate that happens to make a crucial mistake at the wrong time or late in the game, please remind them it was just one play.  The final score is always determined by every play during the entire match, meet or game!

Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this season…..Tryouts begin Monday, November 6th.  All 9th graders should report for tryouts from 7:00-8:45 a.m. in the Main Gym.  All 10th-12th graders need to report after school in Whiteman Gym until 6:00 p.m.  Anyone planning on trying out needs to make sure a completed physical form and all other necessary paperwork are turned into the Athletic Office THIS week.  Check in with Athletics if you are unsure.  See Coach Wohlford in room 1420 with any questions.

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.

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.

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:

  • 11/7 Lake Michigan 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 mock trial meeting TODAY in room 2350 during the 2nd session of SRT.

Key Club will meet in the cafeteria TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT.  Students who missed the last meeting or have not yet turned in their application should plan to pay the membership fee plus the late fee.  Applications are available in Mrs. Dubash’s room, 1311.  Also, please bring Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes to the meeting.

Women’s Empowerment Club will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3130.

Student Athletic Council will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All juniors and seniors involved or planning to be involved with athletics this school year are encouraged to attend.  We will be signing up for our “canning” fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana at Kroger, as well as participating in a leadership activity and dining on treats.

If you are a girl interested in track & field this year we will have a pre-season call-out meeting on Tuesday, November 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.  If you plan on participating this season or maybe you are considering trying something new then please attend this meeting.  Please make sure to bring your laptop to the meeting as well.  If you are unable to attend please see Coach Willis ASAP.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

Samantha Stoltzfus Wins Composition Competition

Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) 2017 Composition Competition Winners:

2017 HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

  • Alex Hatton (Floyd Central High School), Exploration of the Mind composed for String Quartet.
  • Zarek Taylor (Anderson High School), Sin Titulo composed for Wind Ensemble

2017 MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

  • Sam Stoltzfus (Goshen Middle School), Sea of Thought composed for String Quartet

Congratulations to GHS freshman Samantha (Sam) Stoltzfus on her winning IMEA composition Sea of Thought! Sam entered the composition for a string quartet while she was an 8th grade orchestra student at Goshen Middle School.

The submitted composition was adjudicated by Ms. Miho Sasaki of Butler University, Dr. Don Freund of Indiana University, and Dr. Jody Nagel of Ball State University. Ms. Stoltzfus was congratulated by the association for her fine work and achievement.

Sam will be recognized at the IMEA Professional Development conference in Ft. Wayne, IN on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Congratulations, Sam!

GHS Academic All-State

The following students earned Academic All-State honors for the fall athletic season:

Girls Golf:  Olivia Thomas

Boys Tennis:  GHS Team Distinction, and Simon Myers

Boys Cross Country:  Jason Barahona Rosales, Ben Good-Elliott, Felix Perez Diener, and Jonathon Snyder. Honorable Mention:  Gabriel Hartzler, Bryan Olvera, and Chris Sanchez

Girls Cross Country:  Elena Meyer-Reimer.  Honorable Mention: Mansoorah Kermani

Boys Soccer:  Lucas Bontreger

Girls Soccer:  Hannah Kurtz and Jillian Kissinger

(Volleyball and Football honors are still to be determined.)

Congratulations to these GHS student athletes!

Congratulations Crimson Marching Band on a Great Season!

The Crimson Marching Band concluded their season last Saturday at the ISSMA Semi-State competition in Indianapolis. According to GHS Principal Barry Younghans who attended the competition, “They were outstanding. They gave a great performance!”

Due to a small issue with the band’s computer equipment, however, they went 10 seconds over the allotted 10 minute time frame, and were penalized several points. Without the penalty, Goshen would have been headed to state competition. It is surely a disappointment for the students and staff who have put so much time into the season, but it does not take away from their performances, what they have learned, or the memories they have made.

Later in the weekend, Tom Cox sent this message to his students: Congratulations to all of the members of the Crimson Marching Band for an amazing performance at ISSMA Semi-State yesterday! We are so proud of you! Remember that a point total does not define who you are or diminish the amazing music and memories that we made! We did it! Best of luck to all bands moving on to State Finals!!!
Thank you to directors Tom Cox and Josh Kaufman for showing our students how to handle disappointment with grace. There are many lessons one can learn from being in an ensemble as large as the marching band, but this is an important one. In life, there will always be disappointments, but what a person does in those situations says a lot about his/her character. As teachers and directors, you have provided your students with an excellent example, and some pretty fantastic experiences as well.

Also, thank you to Brian Sapp (and others), who took amazing pictures of the band and guard throughout the season. The following is just a sample:

The Semi-State show.

Below: The sections encourage each other before their performance. We are struck by the closeness and friendships that appear to have been formed in this ensemble over the months of working and sweating and marching and playing together. This is one of those activities where everyone must work together in order to create a great performance. Let’s just acknowledge that this group did it, and this group ROCKS!

 

 

The drum majors, encouraging their band with words, high fives, and fist bumps. They are the leaders and they handle their responsibility well.

The parents. Oh my goodness, the parents! Crimson Marching Band could not do what they do without parents to help move props, provide and set up meals, build props, and transport students back and forth to practices. GCS and GHS appreciate you!

More from the Semi-State show.

Crimson Band and Guard, congratulations on your fantastic year! You have made GCS proud and you have represented the community of Goshen in an outstanding manner. Well done!

 

 

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to the girls bowling team for defeating Elkhart Memorial 16.5 to 3.5 last night!  The Lady RedHawks were led by Caitlyn Zimmerman, Gabby Herrera and Kirsten Rodriguez.  The RedHawks return to action next Tuesday at Maple City Bowl vs. Jimtown.

Attention all boys interested in swimming this season…..practice begins Monday, November 6th.  All boy swimmers should report to room 2310 on Monday after school. We will head over as a team. Anyone planning on swimming needs to make sure a completed physical form and all other necessary paperwork are turned into the Athletic Office THIS week.  Check in with Athletics if you are unsure.  See Coach Younghans in room 2310 with any questions.

The boys varsity football team will host Concord this Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $6 and no all-sport, season tickets or activity cards can be honored due to it being a state tournament event.  We will presale tickets in the athletic office through Friday if you want a ticket to avoid lines.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: While reading the sports page the last few weeks, I couldn’t help but notice how close the scores were during the volleyball state tournament run. But in reality, that’s true in all sports.  The farther you advance during the tournament, the tougher the games become.  Which brings me to the conclusion that the points scored at the beginning of each game are just as important as those scored late in the contest.  In other words, don’t beat yourself up if you happen to be the one that makes a crucial mistake at the end of the game.  Every play is important.  Every mistake is important.  Every point is important.  The truth is, however, that most players, fans and friends remember the last few plays, and not those that happen throughout the entire game.  When you have a teammate that happens to make a crucial mistake at the wrong time or late in the game, please remind them it was just one play.  The final score is always determined by every play during the entire match, meet or game!

TOMORROW is the first Thursday of the month.  This means that Student Faculty Senate will meet before school in the media center at 7:45 a.m.  Any groups participating in Marketing Mall should have student representatives there to get approval for sales.   All group sponsors should attend.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here TOMORROW at 7:45 a.m. to take class ring orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements and other senior items.  Extra packets are available in the main office.

Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this season…..Tryouts begin Monday, November 6th.  All 9th graders should report for tryouts from 7:00-8:45 a.m. in the Main Gym.  All 10th-12th graders need to report after school in Whiteman Gym until 6:00 p.m.  Anyone planning on trying out needs to make sure a completed physical form and all other necessary paperwork are turned into the Athletic Office THIS week.  Check in with Athletics if you are unsure.  See Coach Wohlford in room 1420 with any questions.

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.

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.

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:

  • 11/7 Lake Michigan 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 mock trial meeting TOMORROW in room 2350 during the 2nd session of SRT.

Key Club will meet in the cafeteria TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT.  Students who missed the last meeting or have not yet turned in their application should plan to pay the membership fee plus the late fee.  Applications are available in Mrs. Dubash’s room, 1311.  Also, please bring Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes to the meeting.

Women’s Empowerment Club will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3130.

Student Athletic Council will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All juniors and seniors involved or planning to be involved with athletics this school year are encouraged to attend.  We will be signing up for our “canning” fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana at Kroger, as well as participating in a leadership activity and dining on treats.

If you are a girl interested in track & field this year we will have a pre-season call-out meeting on Tuesday, November 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.  If you plan on participating this season or maybe you are considering trying something new then please attend this meeting.  Please make sure to bring your laptop to the meeting as well.  If you are unable to attend please see Coach Willis ASAP.

 

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