GHS Year of Goodness

Below you will find a list of the things GHS has done for the Year of Goodness thus far. The photos are from their recent trip to Goshen Hospital.

  1. Painted donated barrels and converted them to recycling containers (with a donation of lids from Coca-Cola) to be used in the GHS cafeteria and near the gyms for athletic events.
  2. Purchased 30 stockings and filled 12 of them with baby toys, candy, puzzle books, pencils, a pencil sharpener and a small gift card to Toys R Us. The other 18 stockings had the same items as the baby stockings, just no baby toys and their gift card was to a local restaurant. On Sunday, December 17th we delivered the stockings to Goshen Hospital.
  3. This week, we donated around $300 toward a NIPSCO bill for a local family in need.
  4. We also donated $200 to the GHS Child Care Center for new toys.

 

 

And, they still have at least more one thing planned for this spring! Great job, GHS!!

50th Annual Wrestling Invitational

The GHS Athletic Department would like to invite the Goshen community to the 50th Annual Wrestling Invitational, to be held on Saturday, January 13th, starting at 9:00 a.m. Admission is $7 for all ages Kindergarten through Adult.

To celebrate the 50th annual running of this event, Goshen High School would like to invite all former wrestlers and coaches back to GHS.  All former GHS wrestlers and coaches who are present that day will be introduced prior to finals, around 1:00 p.m. 

All former wrestlers who plan to attend are asked to contact Kim Magnuson at kmagnuson@goshenschools.orgYou and your families will receive free admission. (Contacting Ms. Magnuson prior to January 12th will ensure that you are on the list at the admission gate.)

Come help Coach Pickard and current team members celebrate the wrestling program’s tradition of excellence. Go, RedHawks!!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

May your Christmas be merry and your New Year bright and filled with possibilities!  Please know that you are loved.  We can’t wait to see you back to kick off 2018!

The Be the Best Leadership Workshop for sophomore student-athletes is on Tuesday, January 9th during 2nd period and the 1st session of SRT in the auditorium.  Thanks to the 90+ sophomores who have signed up for this fun workshop geared towards using integrity to help prevent bullying/hazing in our schools.  All sophomores who signed up should report directly to the auditorium on Tuesday with a writing utensil.  Do NOT go to 2nd period.

The students on bus 23 in the afternoon will now be on bus 83 and the students on bus 83 in the afternoon will now be on bus 35.  Morning buses will remain unchanged.

REMINDER:  YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICIPATE 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.  Starting 2nd semester, all students picking up the healthy snack after school will need to eat their snack in the cafeteria.  We appreciate your cooperation with this adjustment that is mandated by the state of Indiana in order to continue this program.

Starting 2nd semester, students who bring athletic equipment or winter guard equipment like drill rifles, tennis racquets, golf clubs, or baseball/softball bats, are required to leave them in their cars.  If they do not have a vehicle in which to store them during the school day, they are welcome to bring them into the building, but must drop them off in their coach’s class, the athletic office, or the music/band offices.  Thanks for your cooperation for keeping these implements out of the GHS hallways.

Marine biology students are reminded that the second payment is due BEFORE Christmas break.  Also, there are still spots available for the trip.  If you are interested in going on the marine biology trip, please see Mrs. Weaver this week.

The Hoosier Boy State application is now available.  Any junior interested in this leadership camp opportunity should pick up an application in the guidance department.

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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.

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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 end TODAY. 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 TODAY. 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.

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.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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.

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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The varsity boys basketball team lost to the East Noble Knights 57-55 last night in the Fairfield Holiday tournament.  Will Line led Goshen with 22 points and 11 assists, while Bryant Robinson added 13 and Philip Wertz 11.  Porter Revoir led the RedHawks with seven rebounds. The Hawks are now 2-5 on the season and play Elkhart Central in the consolation game tonight.

The boys freshmen basketball team defeated Concord 29-22 last night.  Isaac Sawatzky had ten points and Reece Fisher added eight.  The Hawks are now 3-5 on the season and play again on Saturday, January 6th at the South Bend Adams tournament.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity basketball team will play in the Fairfield Holiday Tourney at 6:00 p.m.

On Saturday:

The boys JV basketball team will play in the Fairfield Holiday Tourney at 9:00 a.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to Lucas Bontreger for making the Great Lakes All-Region Soccer Team!  The Region covered the state of IN, KY, WI, OH, MI and MN.  Also, congratulations to the following boys soccer players for their end of the season recognition:

  • NLC All Conference:  Manny Castillo, Flavio Cruz, Marcos Hernandez, Junior Argueta, Lucas Bontreger and Alex Martinez
  • NLC Honorable Mention:  Chris Garcia and Sergio Gonzalez
  • All State Academic:  Lucas Bontreger
  • 1st Team All District:  Flavio Cruz and Lucas Bontreger
  • 1st Team All State:  Lucas Bontreger

The students on bus 23 in the afternoon will now be on bus 83 and the students on bus 83 in the afternoon will now be on bus 35.  Morning buses will remain unchanged.

REMINDER:  YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICIPATE 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.  Starting 2nd semester, all students picking up the healthy snack after school will need to eat their snack in the cafeteria.  We appreciate your cooperation with this adjustment that is mandated by the state of Indiana in order to continue this program.

Starting 2nd semester, students who bring athletic equipment or winter guard equipment like drill rifles, tennis racquets, golf clubs, or baseball/softball bats, are required to leave them in their cars.  If they do not have a vehicle in which to store them during the school day, they are welcome to bring them into the building, but must drop them off in their coach’s class, the athletic office, or the music/band offices.  Thanks for your cooperation for keeping these implements out of the GHS hallways.

Marine biology students are reminded that the second payment is due BEFORE Christmas break.  Also, there are still spots available for the trip.  If you are interested in going on the marine biology trip, please see Mrs. Weaver this week.

The Hoosier Boy State application is now available.  Any junior interested in this leadership camp opportunity should pick up an application in the guidance department.

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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.  This is for ALL sophomore student-athletes, not just winter sport kids.  Go Big Red!

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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. 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 Friday. 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.

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.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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.

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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

 

SPORTS SCORES:

Girls Varsity Swimming

Goshen 110 vs Northwood 73

Goshen 115 vs. Mishawaka 68

First Place finishers: Sydney Penner, Anna Paetkau, Ellie Zehr, Rachel Cox, Carolina Olivo

Boys Varsity Swimming:

Goshen 127 vs. Northwood 50

Goshen 123 vs. Mishawaka 60

First Place Finishers: Griffin Hetler, Logan Hoogenboom, Dylan Steury, Mason Schrock, Sam Metcalfe, Evan Sailor, Alex Ramos, Gabe Goertz,

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys varsity basketball team will play in the Fairfield Holiday Tourney at 6:00 p.m.

Boys freshman basketball and the girls C basketball team will both host Concord at 7:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017                               

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Beginning TODAY, the students on bus 23 in the afternoon will now be on bus 83 and the students on bus 83 in the afternoon will now be on bus 35.  Morning buses will remain unchanged.

REMINDER:  YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICIPATE 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.  Starting 2nd semester, all students picking up the healthy snack after school will need to eat their snack in the cafeteria.  We appreciate your cooperation with this adjustment that is mandated by the state of Indiana in order to continue this program.

Starting 2nd semester, students who bring athletic equipment or winter guard equipment like drill rifles, tennis racquets, golf clubs, or baseball/softball bats, are required to leave them in their cars.  If they do not have a vehicle in which to store them during the school day, they are welcome to bring them into the building, but must drop them off in their coach’s class, the athletic office, or the music/band offices.  Thanks for your cooperation for keeping these implements out of the GHS hallways.

Marine biology students are reminded that the second payment is due BEFORE Christmas break.  Also, there are still spots available for the trip.  If you are interested in going on the marine biology trip, please see Mrs. Weaver this week.

The Hoosier Boy State application is now available.  Any junior interested in this leadership camp opportunity should pick up an application in the guidance department.

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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.  This is for ALL sophomore student-athletes, not just winter sport kids.  Go Big Red!

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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. 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 Friday. 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.

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.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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.

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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Marine biology students are reminded that the second payment is due BEFORE Christmas break.  Also, there are still spots available for the trip.  If you are interested in going on the marine biology trip, please see Mrs. Weaver this week.

The Hoosier Boy State application is now available.  Any junior interested in this leadership camp opportunity should pick up an application in the guidance department.

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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!

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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. 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 Friday. 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.

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.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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 PARTICIPATE 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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys and girls JV & varsity swim and dive teams will host Mishawaka, Northwood and Westview at 5:00 p.m.  Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017                             

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FINALS THIS WEEK!

The Hoosier Boy State application is now available.  Any junior interested in this leadership camp opportunity should pick up an application in the guidance department.

Please join us for Culver’s Night and show your support for the GHS band TONIGHT from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Both dine in and drive through orders count!

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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!

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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. 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 Friday. 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.

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.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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 PARTICIPATE 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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The varsity Lady RedHawks lost 55-24 on the road vs. the Lady Raiders of Northridge. Sophmore-Elizabeth Kirkton led the RedHawks with seven points and freshman-Brynn Shoup-Hill added six points and five rebounds in the loss.  The Lady RedHawks are now 7-6 on the season and 1-2 in conference play.

The JV girls basketball team lost to Northridge 18-24 Friday night.  Jazmin Vargas led the Lady RedHawks with seven points and three steals.

The Lady RedHawks C team fell in a close game to Northridge, 22-21.  The team came back in the 4th quarter with 13 unanswered points, but this was not enough to edge the Raiders.

The boys JV basketball team fell to the Northridge Raiders 36-32 Saturday night.  Goshen was led by Jarah Byler with 12 points.

The boys varsity basketball team lost to the Northridge Raiders in a hard fought NLC matchup by a score of 49-47.  The RedHawks were led by Bryant Robinson with 21 points.  Senior-Will Line added ten points and nine assists.

The boys and girls swim team competed in the Carroll invitational at Carroll High School on Saturday.  Alex Ramos and Zoe Eichorn had a team high 4th place finish at the invitational.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

Experiential Spanish Classes

The Goshen High School Spanish classes were learning class content in new ways today. Some of those ways included learning new dances, and hearing live music, thanks to their talented, innovative instructors (Joel Gonzalez, Myron Bontreger, Rafael Chavez y Moreno, and Adam Carter).

Joel Gonzalez, pictured below, taught them several dances, including the dance in the “Line Dancing” link below.

Line dancing

Following the dancing, they had a concert which featured the music of Lalo Cura, a “Spanish Rock” band based in Goshen, Indiana. Lalo Cura features GHS Spanish teacher, Rafael Chavez y Moreno, who plays guitar and sings in the band. (Incidentally, Mr. Chavez y Moreno is also a GHS alum.)

Lalo Cura band members

A huge shout out to the GHS Spanish teachers, for making learning extra fun!

To learn more about Lalo Cura, to watch videos of their music, or find a place to see them live, you may click on the link below.

http://lalocurarock.com

 

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GHS Choirs will present their Winter Concert “A Festive Noel” TONIGHT.  The choirs will perform the same concert twice, first at 6:00 p.m. and again at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets are $4 per person and can be purchased in the choir office (cash and carry) or at the door.  Tickets are reserved seating.  Choirs performing will include Crimson Women’s Chorus, Crimson Choir, Advanced Crimson Chorale, Crimson Men’s Choir, Advanced Crimson Choir and the Crimsonaires.

Please join us for Culver’s Night and show your support for the GHS band on Monday, December 18th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Both dine in and drive through orders count!

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Popular television star Chip Gaines from the show Fixer Upper was quoted in People Magazine as saying, “I’d rather be missed than the idea of someone tiring of me.”  This has been his philosophy in life.  This quote might be a good way for a student-athlete to have a teacher or coach view his/her time spent in the classroom and on the court or field of play.  In other words, you want to make the type of impact on your classmates and teammates that leaves a long and lasting positive impression – not one where people tire of you and want you to go away.  Think about your actions on and off the field.  Make the right choices and leave your school with a legacy you will be proud of.

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!

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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.

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.

Anyone interested in Ski Club for the 2018 season needs to see Mrs. Clark in room 2280.  Forms and money are due by TODAY.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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 PARTICIPATE 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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The freshman boys basketball team won 51-24 at Northridge.  Reece Fisher led the RedHawks with 21 points and Blak Wiess added 14.  The freshman team is now 2-5 on the season.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls basketball will play at Northridge.  JV starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

Boys wrestling will host Northridge at 6:45 p.m.

On Saturday:

The boys and girls JV & varsity swim and dive teams will compete at Ft. Wayne Carroll at 12:00 p.m.

Boys basketball will host Northridge.  JV starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GCS Statement re: Social Media

GCS is currently investigating a concern that has been raised and has been re-posted on social media. We are following up in order to ensure that all of our communication between adults and students while involved in GCS transportation and other activities reflect the values of our community. GCS continues to strive for excellence in everything we do, and the safety and welfare of all of our students is of utmost importance to us.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GHS Choirs will present their Winter Concert “A Festive Noel” TOMORROW.  The choirs will perform the same concert twice, first at 6:00 p.m. and again at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets are $4 per person and can be purchased in the choir office (cash and carry) or at the door.  Tickets are reserved seating.  Choirs performing will include Crimson Women’s Chorus, Crimson Choir, Advanced Crimson Chorale, Crimson Men’s Choir, Advanced Crimson Choir and the Crimsonaires.

Please join us for Culver’s Night and show your support for the GHS band on Monday, December 18th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Both dine in and drive through orders count!

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Popular television star Chip Gaines from the show Fixer Upper was quoted in People Magazine as saying, “I’d rather be missed than the idea of someone tiring of me.”  This has been his philosophy in life.  This quote might be a good way for a student-athlete to have a teacher or coach view his/her time spent in the classroom and on the court or field of play.  In other words, you want to make the type of impact on your classmates and teammates that leaves a long and lasting positive impression – not one where people tire of you and want you to go away.  Think about your actions on and off the field.  Make the right choices and leave your school with a legacy you will be proud of.

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.

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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.

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.

Anyone interested in Ski Club for the 2018 season needs to see Mrs. Clark in room 2280.  Forms and money are due by TOMORROW.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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 PARTICIPATE 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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

The Student Athletic Advisory Council meeting has been rescheduled for TODAY 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 TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in Mr. Gardner’s room, 2380.  There will be candy!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Basketball travels to Northridge tonight.  The boys freshmen team plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by the girls C team at 7:15 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

Dec. 11 Student & Staff Recognition

December 12, 2017 School Board recognition.

Indiana Soccer Coaches Association Recognition and Team Accomplishments:     

  • The boys soccer team won a Regional Championship this year and was NLC champs!
  • Lucas Bontreger set a single season goal scoring record and became the career leader in goals scored and assists. Lucas was named first team all-district, first team all-state and academic all-state.  He played in the state all-star game.
  • Manny Castillo was named Top Team Player!
  • Flavio Cruz was named 1st team all-district and played in the state all-star games.

Lucas and Flavio

  • Jillian Kissinger was named 1st team all-district, played in the state all-star game, was named 3rd team all-state, and 1st team academic all-state.
  • Aniya Hartzler was named 2nd team all-district.

Aniya and Jill

  • All 5 players (Lucas Bontreger, Manny Castillo, Flavio Cruz, Jill Kissinger, and Aniya Hartzler) were also 1st team all NLC

IHSAA Exemplary Sportsmanship Award: Tyler Brinson

“Tyler Brinson of Goshen High School needs to be commended for his constant words of encouragement to his teammates and opponents when he played on defense. Our crew was very impressed with his actions and others can learn from his humble exemplary sportsmanship.” (IHSAA quote from the officiating crew)

Tyler

Jan Desmarais-Morse, GMS School Counselor-ISCA School Counselor of the Year

Jan

Congratulations to all of these worthy recipients!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to the Lady RedHawk bowlers for shutting out Memorial 20-0 last night!  Katie Kercher, Kailie Hurst and Ebony Jessen led the way.  Good luck at sectionals ladies!

GHS Choirs will present their Winter Concert “A Festive Noel” on Friday.  The choirs will perform the same concert twice, first at 6:00 p.m. and again at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets are $4 per person and can be purchased in the choir office (cash and carry) or at the door.  Tickets are reserved seating.  Choirs performing will include Crimson Women’s Chorus, Crimson Choir, Advanced Crimson Chorale, Crimson Men’s Choir, Advanced Crimson Choir and the Crimsonaires.

Please join us for Culver’s Night and show your support for the GHS band on Monday, December 18th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Both dine in and drive through orders count!

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Popular television star Chip Gaines from the show Fixer Upper was quoted in People Magazine as saying, “I’d rather be missed than the idea of someone tiring of me.”  This has been his philosophy in life.  This quote might be a good way for a student-athlete to have a teacher or coach view his/her time spent in the classroom and on the court or field of play.  In other words, you want to make the type of impact on your classmates and teammates that leaves a long and lasting positive impression – not one where people tire of you and want you to go away.  Think about your actions on and off the field.  Make the right choices and leave your school with a legacy you will be proud of.

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 TOMORROW at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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.

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.

Anyone interested in Ski Club for the 2018 season needs to see Mrs. Clark in room 2280.  Forms and money are due by FRIDAY.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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 PARTICIPATE 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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

The Student Athletic Advisory Council meeting has been rescheduled for TOMORROW 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 TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in Mr. Gardner’s room, 2380.  There will be candy!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017                              

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to Steven Worlds (OL), Will Koshmider(DL) and Domonick Swinney (DB) for being named to the Elkhart Truth All-Area Football Team.  Great job guys!

The lost and found at the Welcome Center will be cleaned out over Christmas and all items that are left will be donated to Goodwill.  There is an abundance of water bottles, clothing of all types, coats and gloves that have lost their owners.  Please claim them before it is too late!

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave.  Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving.

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Popular television star Chip Gaines from the show Fixer Upper was quoted in People Magazine as saying, “I’d rather be missed than the idea of someone tiring of me.”  This has been his philosophy in life.  This quote might be a good way for a student-athlete to have a teacher or coach view his/her time spent in the classroom and on the court or field of play.  In other words, you want to make the type of impact on your classmates and teammates that leaves a long and lasting positive impression – not one where people tire of you and want you to go away.  Think about your actions on and off the field.  Make the right choices and leave your school with a legacy you will be proud of.

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 at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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.

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 FRIDAY.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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 PARTICIPATE  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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

French Club will be doing their Secret Santa exchange and Christmas activities TODAY 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 TODAY.

The Student Athletic Advisory Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday 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 in Mr. Gardner’s room, 2380.  There will be candy!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

JV boys basketball fell to St. Joe 28-26 in the postponed match last night.  Zack Barker led the RedHawks in scoring with seven points.

The boys varsity basketball team defeated South Bend St. Joe 45-41.  Leading the way for the RedHawks were Will Line with 16 points and Bryant Robinson with 15.

The Goshen Lady Redhawk C team fell to West Noble 25-16.  Noemi Vela led the team with seven points and Hannah LaFary followed with six.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys JV and varsity wrestling will host Northwood at 6:45 p.m.  Good luck gentlemen!

GHS Art Teacher Wins Little BIG Ideas Grant

Congratulations to GHS Art Teacher Betsy Poling, who was recently awarded a Little BIG Ideas Grant through Vibrant Communities of Elkhart County. The grant, worth $1,000, will allow Betsy to build and install four Little Free Libraries somewhere in the city of Goshen.

Betsy had been thinking about the idea of the Little Free Libraries, and after she heard about the grant opportunity, she decided to fill out the application. Her creative way to reach others in her town caught the eye of the grant committee, and Betsy will soon be making the Little Libraries a reality!

You can also apply for a Little BIG Ideas Grant, just by clicking on this link: http://www.littlebigideagrant.com/

What Little BIG Ideas is looking for:

  • Arts, Culture, Place Making, Community, and Vibrancy
  • Fun, Creative, Inspiring, Viral, and Visible Projects
  • People connecting to People
  • People connecting to Places in Elkhart County

What great idea do you have to share?!!

GHS Wrestlers Give Back Through Elementary Camps

The GHS wrestlers and staff hold wrestling mini-camps for elementary students on Monday nights during the season. They hold their regular practice after school, and then eat together before the camp. According to head coach Jim Pickard, either he buys the kids something for supper, they get sack lunches from the cafeteria, or his wife makes sloppy joes or something similar for the team and coaching staff. (Wow, thank you, Lori Pickard; that is a lot of hungry boys!)

Team members in competition vs. Elkhart Memorial

Pictures from the December 11 camp:

 

Coach Pickard

The camp routinely has attendance numbers between 100-125 students in grades K-5. The high school students work with the youngsters, and help teach the future wrestlers the basics of wrestling.

 

According to Jim, the high school students can learn a lot just by working with the younger students, and he feels that it is important for them to give back to the others in the community. He laughed and said that his players sometimes say “but the kids aren’t listening to me!”. To which he answers them, “Yes, just like sometimes you don’t listen to me!”

Senior Fernando Flores

Senior Steven Worlds

It is a great camp atmosphere in the big, somewhat sweaty wrestling room, and the students and staff are all working and learning together as one big wrestling family.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017                             

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets 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 at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to slong@staff.goshenschools.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!

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.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here TOMORROW 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 FRIDAY.

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

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:

12/30            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:

  • Stay Tuned

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

French Club will be doing their Secret Santa exchange and Christmas activities TOMORROW 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 TOMORROW.

The Student Athletic Advisory Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday 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 in Mr. Gardner’s room, 2380.  There will be candy!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The JV girls basketball team defeated Wawasee 23-18.  Hailey Mast led the team with seven points and three steals.  Megan Gallagher had six points and two steals, and Remya Johnson had five points.

The varsity Lady RedHawks won at home in a conference opener vs. the Lady Warriors of Wawasee 33-29 to improve to 6-5 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.  The RedHawks were led by junior-Josie Walters with nine points and five rebounds, senior-Jill Kissinger with six points and two steals, sophomore-Elizabeth Kirkton with six points and freshman-Brynn Shoup-Hill added five points, a game high 13 rebounds and three blocks.

The varsity Lady RedHawks won on the road 48-29 against the Lady Eagles of South Bend Adams High School.  The RedHawks were led by freshman-Brynn Shoup-Hill with 14 points, junior-Josie Walters with ten points and Elizabeth Kirkton added six points in the win.

The JV girls basketball team defeated South Bend Adams 33-19.  Megan Gallagher led the team with nine points, six steals and two assists.  Hailey Mast added seven points, three steals and four assists.  Jazmin Vargas had six points, four steals and two assists.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls basketball C team will play at West Noble at 6:00 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.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 slong@staff.goshenschools.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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  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:

  • Stay Tuned

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!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

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.

On Saturday:

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.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017                             

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

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 scheduled for TODAY at 7:45 a.m. has been postponed, and 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 slong@staff.goshenschools.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 TOMORROW!

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 Friday, December 8th from 5-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 9th 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 on Saturday.  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 Saturday 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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  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:

  • Stay Tuned

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.

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!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys and girls JV & varsity swim and dive teams will host Elkhart Memorial at 6:00 p.m.

Boys JV and varsity wrestling will compete at Wawasee at 6:45 p.m.

The boys freshman basketball team will host Wawasee at 7:00 p.m.

The girls basketball C team will host Wawasee at 7:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!