GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
REMINDER: Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots! This is continuing to be a problem. OJ will write ordinance violation tickets starting TODAY to students caught parking illegally on school property. The minimum fine in Goshen City Court is $165 for each violation. Also, remember that you MUST have a parking permit on file with Mrs. Haney in the bookkeeper’s office to park on school property. Requirements are a VALID license (not a permit), VALID proof of insurance, a VALID registration and $5.
Winter coats are here courtesy of the United Way and Goshen Community Schools Winter Coat Give-Away! If you need a coat for the winter or know someone who does, stop by the Goshen Schools Administration Building at 613 E. Purl St. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you are unable to come during those times, call 971-4149 to arrange a time.
On Tuesday, January 9th all sophomore student-athletes are strongly encouraged to attend the Be the Best leadership workshop in the auditorium. The workshop begins at 8:25 a.m. and concludes at 10:55 a.m., so all attendees can make their 2nd session of SRT commitments. Besides sportsmanship, there will be activities on integrity and prevention of bullying and hazing. Please sign up in the GHS athletic office before Christmas break or with Mr. Kissinger on Monday lunch duty. This is for ALL sophomore student-athletes, not just winter sport kids. Go Big Red!
The Ceres Solutions Scholarship is available in the Guidance Office and on the Guidance Department’s web page. Eligibility Requirements are that you are a student who has been involved in four years of 4-H.
Due to testing, the Student Senate Faculty meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, December 14th at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.
Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends! Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need your name and grade plus the name and grade of any friends in the photos. Don’t delay, send them today!
The Indiana Better Business Bureau Scholarship is due in the Guidance Department by TODAY!
All PE and FIT students are bowling next week. Please turn in your permission slips to your teacher as soon as possible.
Key Club will be ringing bells at Walmart Supercenter on the south side of Goshen TONIGHT from 5-9:00 p.m. and TOMORROW from 2-4:00 p.m. Students and staff, please consider donating to the Salvation Army during our bell ringing shifts. Key Club volunteers, please check your email this week to confirm your shift time and location. Volunteers are still needed for TOMORROW. Contact Mrs. Dubash or Mrs. Dillman if you can help.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: Wisconsin linebacker Garrett Dooley was quoted in the Indy Star as saying, “If you have a bad play, you have to forget about it. I think this year we’ve done a really good job of forgetting about last season and moving forward, preparing every single week.” In all sports and in most games or matches, there comes a time when you must move on from a bad play, a bad call or an unlucky break. Are you capable of doing so? Although there is no simple answer on how to move on, I will suggest that controlling your emotions is the key. Having a short-term memory on a bad play or tough call will help get you focused and keep your emotions intact on the next play. Athletes who can concentrate on the play ahead instead of looking back will be the ones that are the most successful!
Girls’ Golf will hold open gym in the warehouse on Thursdays from 7:45-8:30 p.m. Bring your clubs and make sure to dress warm if the temperature outside is cold! Contact Coach Walesa or Coach Pecenka if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
Sign-ups for intramural basketball will continue through Friday, December 22nd. The cost is $8 per person, and you must have a concussion form on file with the athletic office. Individual sign up forms, and team sign up forms can be picked up from Lucas Kauffman, or the athletic office. All forms and money must be turned in to Mr. Kauffman before December 22nd. If you have questions, please e-mail Lucas Kauffman.
Baseball conditioning sessions are taking place at the Chandler Gym on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m. If attending, park or get dropped off on Cottage and enter from the back of the school. Doors will open at 6:15 a.m. You must have athletic paperwork on file in the Athletic Office to participate. Address questions to Coach Collins in the library.
Freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior football players should see Coach Weldy this week in 2360 to sign up to work concessions TOMORROW at the boys basketball game.
Attention Students: Herff Jones will be here on Tuesday, December 12th before school for class ring delivery, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements and other senior items. Extra packets are available in the main office.
Any student interested in pole vaulting for the boy’s and girl’s track teams can attend open vault sessions in the warehouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. through Christmas break. Coach Place will be there to provide his coaching expertise along with our senior returning letter winner and Conference, Sectional and Regional Champion, as well as State Qualifier Lucas De Moya and other top vaulters from last season. This is a great opportunity to try a challenging event. Please be on time and be ready to participate. Contact Coach Clark or Willis if you have any questions.
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.
Goshen Community Schools will host a public meeting to further explain the Strategic Planning Facilities Committee recommendation to the school board. Their recommendation was to proceed with building a new 5-8 Intermediate School on the school-owned property at SR 119 and Greene Road, and to convert the current Goshen Middle School to a 5-8 Intermediate School as well. Please plan to attend to learn more about the rationale that led to this recommendation and to give your input. There will be table group discussions held following the presentation in order to receive feedback from the public. Meetings will be held at these locations and times:
- Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Goshen Middle School Cafeteria
Anyone interested in Ski Club for the 2018 season needs to see Mrs. Clark in room 2280. Forms and money are due by December 15th.
ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES: We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps. Starting this week, there will be bins in each SRT classroom and the caps will be collected every week. The winning SRT with the most caps will get HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS or a PIZZA PARTY! The competition will end before Spring Break. If we collect 400 pounds as a school, we will be able to recycle them into a park bench. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save the environment and win a prize! If you would like to collect or sort caps during SRT contact Mrs. Swihart in room 2200 or email her at email@example.com. It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!
Boys Basketball Theme Nights:
12/9 vs. St. Joe’s Ugly Holiday Sweater
12/21 Fairfield Holiday Tourn. Holiday Theme
12/22 Fairfield Holiday Tourn. Holiday Theme
1/19 vs. Northwood Wrong Sport Night
2/1 vs. Plymouth Geek Night
2/6 vs. Lakeland Hip-Hop Night
2/26 vs. Westview Pajama Night
2/17 vs. La Porte Black-Out Night
2/23 vs. Marquette 80’s Night
Girls Basketball Theme Nights:
12/08 vs. Wawasee Red-Out Night
12/30 Goshen Holiday Tourn. Holiday Theme
1/4 vs. Mishawaka HS Tie-Dye Night
1/6 vs. Concord Neon Night
1/9 vs. Riley Plaid/Flannel Night
1/13 vs. Warsaw Black-Out Night
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.
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.
REMINDER: YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICILATE IN THIS – 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:
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:
French Club will be doing their Secret Santa exchange and Christmas activities on Tuesday, December 12th during the 2nd session of SRT. If you signed up for Secret Santa and cannot make it please e-mail Mlle Mack. French Club t-shirt money also needs to be turned in to M. Hobbs or Mlle Mack by Tuesday, December 12th.
The Student Athletic Advisory Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym. Christmas cookies will be available and we will start planning for Unified Track & Field. All kids interested in being Unified Track & Field partners in the spring are welcome to attend to participate in the leadership activities. Also, we are trying to see if there is interest in the RedHawks putting together a team for the Unified Bowling Championship in January. If any students are interested in finding out more information on this, please join us for Student Athletic Council.
Do you think you’re smart enough, and want to prove it to the world? Then come on out for the Academic Super Bowl 2018 Team! The Social Studies squad is currently looking for new members to join our battle hardened veterans in the white-knuckled thrill of academic one-upmenship. This year’s theme is World War I, which is far more accessible and interesting than last year’s debacle, The French Revolution. The time commitment is minimal, and the fun is immeasurable. There will be a callout meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, December 14th in Mr. Gardner’s room, 2380. There will be candy!
Girls Swim & Dive 127 vs. Elkhart Memorial 47 – 1st place finishers: Ellie Zehr, Annika Smith, Zoe Eichorn, Lauren Murphey, Anna Paetkau, Sydney Penner, Valeria Murillo and Makala Saeger
Boys Swim & Dive 83 vs. Elkhart Memorial 87 – 1st place finishers: Rafa Hernandez-Walton, Logan Hoogenboom, Dylan Steury, Mason Schrock and Alex Ramos
The boys freshman basketball team lost 39-29 to Wawasee in a NLC game last night. Reece Fisher and Blak Wiess each had eight points to lead the RedHawks who are now 1-5 on the season.
The Lady RedHawks C team fell to the Wawasee Warriors at home 13-20. Hannah LaFary led the RedHawks with five points.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Girls basketball will host Wawasee. JV plays at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.
The boys JV wrestling team will host the Goshen JV Invite at 8:00 a.m.
The JV and varsity boys and girls swim & dive teams will swim at Warsaw at 9:30 a.m.
Girls basketball will play at John Adams. JV starts at 1:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 2:30 p.m.
Boys basketball will host South Bend St. Joe. JV plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.