GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018                               

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Marine biology students are reminded that the fourth payment was due last week.  If you are behind in your payments, please get caught up as soon as possible.

French Spirit Week: Today we celebrate Mardi Gras!  Wear bright colors, big necklaces and feathers. Tomorrow there will be a French inspired meal in the cafeteria that will include poutine (French fries covered in gravy and cheese), spinach and bacon quiche, asparagus and grapes!

Boys Soccer open play for TONIGHT has been canceled.  Next open play is next Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the main gym.

Bowling has been cancelled for all PE classes this week.  All students should be prepared to dress out for PE class.

Help Wanted:  The Quality Inn & Suites at 1930 Lincolnway East in Goshen is seeking full and part time people for cafe, front desk and housekeeping.  No phone calls please.  Stop in for application. We are conducting interviews with immediate employment for qualified candidates.  No experience is required.  We will train you.  Pay is compensatory to your experience.  Please ask for Chris or Danny.

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.

Girls tennis conditioning will be after school until 5:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.  Meet in the 2nd floor hallway by the stairs.

Anyone interested in coaching soccer for the Goshen Youth Soccer Organization (GYSO) should sign up in the athletic office.  It’s for grades K-8 and coaches get paid $100.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Wildman or email her at kwildman@goshenschools.org.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 28th.

Attention Graduates: The GHS Chapter of Dollars for Scholars has over $50,000 to award to those GHS students graduating in June.  If you have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and are planning to further your education in the fall, please consider applying.  Contact Marlette Gomez Wengerd in Guidance for hard copy instructions on how to apply online.  The process takes time to complete so start now!  The deadline is Wednesday, April 11th.

REMINDER REGARDING 10TH STREET:  We still have people driving the wrong way on 10th Street.  This is a ONE WAY street.  OJ is now writing citations for this.  It’s a $165 fine.

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here TOMORROW from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

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.  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.

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.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  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:

2/16              vs. Westview                               Pajama Night

2/17              vs. La Porte                                Black-Out Night

2/23              vs. Marquette                              80’s 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 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:

  • 2/14 Hesston College
  • 2/15 Marines

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys JV basketball team defeated Wawasee 55-51.  Goshen was led in scoring by Austin Cain with 17 points and ten rebounds and Zack Barker with 15 points.

The boys varsity basketball team lost to Wawasee 51-48.  Goshen was led in scoring by Porter Revoir with 12 points.  Will Line and Bryant Robinson added eleven for the RedHawks.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

One GHS Student’s ISSMA Experience

(This story is posted with the assistance of Hannah’s parents, as told by her father, Matthew Lind.)

Hannah is a GHS students who has Down Syndrome, and a limited vocabulary that is sometimes hard for people to understand. Hannah has been in the regular choirs since middle school. We have always found the directors open and supportive of having her participate. She really loves being in choir, and usually identifies it as her favorite class.

Hannah started participating in ISSMA last year, largely because of her paraprofessional, Ledia Olivera. Ledia saw no reason why Hannah should not participate in ensemble contest, and got a group of girls who agreed to sing with her. This year, she had Hannah write down names of girls she would like to sing with. Ledia helped to gather these girls together, and they all agreed to sing with her and Katya for ISSMA. Ledia said that the group got a little bigger because several girls who heard about it wanted to join. In fact, she said there are several other girls who said they wanted to be included in the group next year.

Mr. Snyder (GHS choir teacher) helped the group pick out a piece that he felt was a good match. Kathy and I have found him to be one of the most welcoming directors in terms of Hannah’s participation in choir.

For Hannah, choir is the one activity where she can feel truly integrated with the “normal” students at the High School. People who watch her in concerts often comment on how well she handles herself, and how attentive she is in formal situations. For me, one of the most heart-warming aspects of this is watching how other girls in the choir interact with Hannah. Several of them “take her under their wings,” making sure that she is in place and helping her with entrances and exits. I noticed this last Saturday at ISSMA, where the girls were checking in with her, and helping her through the transitions. One of them came up very excitedly to tell her, “Hannah, we got a gold!,” and give her a high-five.

We are very pleased with the way that Goshen Community Schools has handled inclusiveness, from the administrators to the support staff. Thanks to her teachers, and the special education department, which has not taken a “cookie cutter” approach to Hannah’s curriculum, over the years we have been able to experiment with a mix of regular and special education classes. We feel that approach is a positive situation for other students, who have a chance to come in contact with peers who are different from themselves. And for the students who are able to show kindness and acceptance, they become models for their friends and other students of how to interact who those who have differences.

Below are a few photos from ISSMA at Fairfield last Saturday. Girls besides Hannah: Jacquelyn, Megan, Becca, Amelia, Emily, and Katya, and Mr. Snyder.

—Matthew Lind, Hannah’s father

Our GCS thanks go out to Hannah’s family, for sharing their GHS experiences with us. We love to hear stories about our caring, flexible teachers and our wonderful students who value each other and treat each other with kindness.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018                             

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REMINDER:  Parent/teacher conferences are tonight from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area.  You do not need to make an appointment.  We hope to see you there!

***PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE THIS TONIGHT DUE TO PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES***  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.

Girls tennis conditioning will be after school until 5:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays starting TODAY.  Meet in the 2nd floor hallway by the stairs.

Anyone interested in coaching soccer for the Goshen Youth Soccer Organization (GYSO) should sign up in the athletic office.  It’s for grades K-8 and coaches get paid $100.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Wildman or email her at kwildman@goshenschools.org.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 28th.

Attention Graduates: The GHS Chapter of Dollars for Scholars has over $50,000 to award to those GHS students graduating in June.  If you have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and are planning to further your education in the fall, please consider applying.  Contact Marlette Gomez Wengerd in Guidance for hard copy instructions on how to apply online.  The process takes time to complete so start now!  The deadline is Wednesday, April 11th.

Students:  On behalf of the unified track & field teams and the Student Athletic Council, thank you for your great cooperation with the assembly on Tuesday!  Please take to heart at least one thing you heard from our speakers and apply it to make at least one person’s day……every day.  If you are interested in unified sports, please stop by Whiteman Gym TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles went from backup quarterback to Super Bowl MVP by beating the favored New England Patriots this past weekend.  However, what you might not know is that Foles, a six year journeyman player, almost gave up the game a few years back, contemplating quitting altogether.  Foles was forced into action late in the year when starter Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury.  Foles took advantage of the opportunity and never looked back.  In high school, college, or professional sports, as a substitute player you are only one play away from becoming a starter.  Whether it’s an injury to a player, a coaching decision, or a new coach with a different philosophy, you must stay physically and mentally ready to play when you get your chance.  The next time you find yourself sitting on the bench or not playing as much as you would like, think about Nick Foles. Quitting will get you nowhere, but continuing to work hard for your opportunity and staying ready for your chance might end up very rewarding!

REMINDER REGARDING 10TH STREET:  We still have people driving the wrong way on 10th Street.  This is a ONE WAY street.  OJ is now writing citations for this.  It’s a $165 fine.

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

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.  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.

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.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  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:

2/16              vs. Westview                               Pajama Night

2/17              vs. La Porte                                Black-Out Night

2/23              vs. Marquette                              80’s 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 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:

  • 2/13 Ivy Tech – Elkhart
  • 2/14 Hesston College
  • 2/15 Marines

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

The varsity coed unified track and field team will have a call-out meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.  Please plan to attend if you are interested in being a part of this amazing team of students!  If you are unable to attend, but want to get more info or join the team, email Coach Smuts or Coach Mullett and let them know.

Stay In Bounds ambassadors will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT to plan for their February 13th and 15th visits.  All need to attend as this is our regularly scheduled 2nd Thursday of the month meeting and you should have NO conflicts.  If you are interested in unified, I will get your name to Coach Smuts and Coach Mullett or dismiss you early to see them in Whiteman.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys freshmen basketball team will host Concord at 6:30 p.m.  Go RedHawks!

February-Understanding and Celebrating Black History Month

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events.  In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember.

In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February known as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson. But just as Black history is more than a month, so too are the numerous events and figures that are often overlooked during it. What follows is a list of ten “lesser known” moments and facts in Black history.

Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin.

Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was Claudette Colvin.

It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that launched the Montgomery bus boycott. Claudette had been studying Black leaders like Harriet Tubman in her segregated school, those conversations had led to discussions around the current day Jim Crow laws they were all experiencing. When the bus driver ordered Claudette to get up, she refused, “It felt like Sojourner Truth was on one side pushing me down, and Harriet Tubman was on the other side of me pushing me down. I couldn’t get up.”

Claudette Colvin’s stand didn’t stop there. Arrested and thrown in jail, she was one of four women who challenged the segregation law in court. If Browder v. Gayle became the court case that successfully overturned bus segregation laws in both Montgomery and Alabama, why has Claudette’s story been largely forgotten? At the time, the NAACP and other Black organizations felt Rosa Parks made a better icon for the movement than a teenager. As an adult with the right look, Rosa Parks was also the secretary of the NAACP, and was both well-known and respected – people would associate her with the middle class and that would attract support for the cause. But the struggle to end segregation was often fought by young people, more than half of which were women.

Martin Luther King Jr. improvised the most iconic part of his “I Have a Dream Speech.”

On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 250,000 Americans united at the Lincoln Memorial for the final speech of the March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the podium, he eventually pushed his notes aside.

The night before the march, Dr. King began working on his speech with a small group of advisers in the lobby of the Willard Hotel. The original speech was more political and less historic, according to Clarence B. Jones, and it did not include any reference to dreams. After delivering the now famous line, “we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream,” Dr. King transformed his speech into a sermon.

Onstage near Dr. King, singer Mahalia Jackson reportedly kept saying, “Tell ‘em about the dream, Martin,” and while no one will know if he heard her, it could likely have been the inspiration he needed. Dr. King then continued, “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream….” And then the famous Baptist preacher preached on, adding repetition and outlining the specifics of his dream. And while this improvised speech given on that hot August day in 1963 was not considered a universal success immediately, it is now recognized as one of the greatest speeches in American history. For more information on the 1963 March on Washington, visit pbs.org/marchonwashington.

Inoculation was introduced to America by a slave.

Few details are known about the birth of Onesimus, but it is assumed he was born in Africa in the late seventeenth century before eventually landing in Boston. One of a thousand people of African descent living in the Massachusetts colony, Onesimus was a gift to the Puritan church minister Cotton Mather from his congregation in 1706.

Onesimus told Mather about the centuries old tradition of inoculation practiced in Africa. By extracting the material from an infected person and scratching it into the skin of an uninfected person, you could deliberately introduce smallpox to the healthy individual making them immune. Considered extremely dangerous at the time, Cotton Mather convinced Dr. Zabdiel Boylston to experiment with the procedure when a smallpox epidemic hit Boston in 1721 and over 240 people were inoculated. Opposed politically, religiously and medically in the United States and abroad, public reaction to the experiment put Mather and Boylston’s lives in danger despite records indicating that only 2% of patients requesting inoculation died compared to the 15% of people not inoculated who contracted smallpox.

Onesimus’ traditional African practice was used to inoculate American soldiers during the Revolutionary War and introduced the concept of inoculation to the United States.

The earliest recorded protest against slavery was by the Quakers in 1688.

Quakers, also known as “The Society of Friends,” have a long history of abolition. But it was four Pennsylvania Friends from Germantown who wrote the initial protest in the 17th century. They saw the slave trade as a grave injustice against their fellow man and used the Golden Rule to argue against such inhumane treatment; regardless of skin color, “we should do unto others as we would have done onto ourselves.” In their protest they stated, “Pray, what thing in the world can be done worse towards us, then if men should robb or steal us away, & sell us for slaves to strange Countries, separating housband from their wife and children….”

Their protest against slavery and human trafficking was presented at a “Monthly Meeting at Dublin” in Philadelphia. The Dublin Monthly Meeting reviewed the protest but sent it to the Quarterly Meeting, feeling it to be too serious an issue for their own meeting to decide. The four Friends continued their efforts and presented at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but it wasn’t until 88 years later that the Society of Friends officially denounced slavery.

Over the centuries, this rare document has been considered lost twice. Most recently it was rediscovered in 2005 and is now at Haverford College Special Collections.

Of the 12.5 million Africans shipped to the New World during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, fewer than 388,000 arrived in the United States.

In the late 15th century, the advancement of seafaring technologies created a new Atlantic that would change the world forever. As ships began connecting West Africa with Europe and the Americas, new fortunes were sought and native populations were decimated. With the native labor force dwindling and demand for plantation and mining labor growing, the transatlantic slave trade began.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade was underway from 1500-1866, shipping more than 12 million African slaves across the world. Of those slaves, only 10.7 million survived the dreaded Middle Passage. Over 400 years, the majority of slaves (4.9 million) found their way to Brazil where they suffered incredibly high mortality rates due to terrible working conditions. Brazil was also the last country to ban slavery in 1888.

By the time the United States became involved in the slave trade, it had been underway for two hundred years. The majority of its 388,000 slaves arrived between 1700 and 1866, representing a much smaller percentage than most Americans realize.

The diverse history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

While Jewish and African American communities have a tumultuous shared history when it comes to the pursuit of civil rights, there is a chapter that is often overlooked. In the 1930s when Jewish academics from Germany and Austria were dismissed from their teaching positions, many came to the United States looking for jobs. Due to the Depression, xenophobia and rising anti-Semitism, many found it difficult to find work, but more than 50 found positions at HBCUs in the segregated South.

Originally established to educate freed slaves to read and write, the first of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities was Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, established in 1837. By the time Jewish professors arrived, the number of HBCUs had grown to 78. At a time when both Jews and African Americans were persecuted, Jewish professors in the Black colleges found the environment comfortable and accepting, often creating special programs to provide opportunities to engage Blacks and whites in meaningful conversation, often for the first time.

In the years that followed, the interests of Jewish and African American communities increasingly diverged, but this once-shared experience of discrimination and interracial cooperation remains a key part of the Civil Rights Movement.

One in four cowboys was Black, despite the stories told in popular books and movies.

In fact, it’s believed that the real “Lone Ranger” was inspired by an African American man named Bass Reeves. Reeves had been born a slave but escaped West during the Civil War where he lived in what was then known as Indian Territory. He eventually became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, was a master of disguise, an expert marksman, had a Native American companion, and rode a silver horse. His story was not unique however.

In the 19th century, the Wild West drew enslaved Blacks with the hope of freedom and wages. When the Civil War ended, freedmen came West with the hope of a better life where the demand for skilled labor was high. These African Americans made up at least a quarter of the legendary cowboys who lived dangerous lives facing weather, rattlesnakes, and outlaws while they slept under the stars driving cattle herds to market.

While there was little formal segregation in frontier towns and a great deal of personal freedom, Black cowboys were often expected to do more of the work and the roughest jobs compared to their white counterparts. Loyalty did develop between the cowboys on a drive, but the Black cowboys were typically responsible for breaking the horses and being the first ones to cross flooded streams during cattle drives. In fact, it is believed that the term “cowboy” originated as a derogatory term used to describe Black “cowhands.”

Esther Jones was the real Betty Boop!

The iconic cartoon character Betty Boop was inspired by a Black jazz singer in Harlem. Introduced by cartoonist Max Fleischer in 1930, the caricature of the jazz age flapper was the first and most famous sex symbol in animation. Betty Boop is best known for her revealing dress, curvaceous figure, and signature vocals “Boop Oop A Doop!” While there has been controversy over the years, the inspiration has been traced back to Esther Jones who was known as “Baby Esther” and performed regularly in the Cotton Club during the 1920s.

Baby Esther’s trademark vocal style of using “boops” and other childlike scat sounds attracted the attention of actress Helen Kane during a performance in the late 1920s. After seeing Baby Esther, Helen Kane adopted her style and began using “boops” in her songs as well. Finding fame early on, Helen Kane often included this “baby style” into her music. When Betty Boop was introduced, Kane promptly sued Fleischer and Paramount Publix Corporation stating they were using her image and style. However video evidence came to light of Baby Esther performing in a nightclub and the courts ruled against Helen Kane stating she did not have exclusive rights to the “booping” style or image, and that the style, in fact, pre-dated her.

Baby Esther’s “baby style” did little to bring her mainstream fame and she died in relative obscurity but a piece of her lives on in the iconic character Betty Boop.

The first licensed African American Female pilot was named Bessie Coleman.

Born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892, Bessie Coleman grew up in a world of harsh poverty, discrimination and segregation. She moved to Chicago at 23 to seek her fortune, but found little opportunity there as well. Wild tales of flying exploits from returning WWI soldiers first inspired her to explore aviation, but she faced a double stigma in that dream being both African American and a woman.

She set her sights on France in order to reach her dreams and began studying French. In 1920, Coleman crossed the ocean with all of her savings and the financial support of Robert Abbott, one of the first African American millionaires. Over the next seven months, she learned to fly and in June of 1921, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awarded her an international pilot’s license. Wildly celebrated upon her return to the United States, reporters turned out in droves to greet her.

Coleman performed at numerous airshows over the next five years, performing heart thrilling stunts, encouraging other African Americans to pursue flying, and refusing to perform where Blacks were not admitted. When she tragically died in a plane accident in 1926, famous writer and equal rights advocate Ida B. Wells presided over her funeral. An editorial in the “Dallas Express” stated, “There is reason to believe that the general public did not completely sense the size of her contribution to the achievements of the race as such.”

Interracial marriage in the United Sates was banned in 1664 and not overturned until 1967.

During the seventeenth and early eighteenth century, the growing number of interracial marriages (also known as miscegenation) between Blacks and whites led to the passage of this new law. The first anti-miscegenation law enacted was in the colony of Maryland in 1664 and additional colonies quickly followed suit. These marriages were prohibited and penalties included the enslavement, exile or imprisonment of the white perpetrators. These laws grew and evolved over the years and attempts were even made to modify the Constitution to ban interracial marriage in all states.

It would take three hundred years for this law to be overturned. In 1967, Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Jeter, a Black woman, were married in the District of Columbia. When they returned home to Virginia, they were arrested and convicted of violating the state’s anti-miscegenation law. They each faced a year in jail and their case went to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court found in favor of the Lovings in the famous trial Loving v. Virginia. They ruled that prohibiting interracial marriage on state and local levels was unconstitutional; this meant that marriages between the races were legal in the country for the first time since 1664.

In 2000, Alabama became the last state to officially legalize interracial marriage by removing the unenforceable ban that was still contained in their state constitution. Read more famous cases about interracial relationships that changed history.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018                                  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

***PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE THIS TOMORROW DUE TO PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES***  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 coaching soccer for the Goshen Youth Soccer Organization (GYSO) should sign up at the athletic office.  It’s for grades K-8 and would be a great way to give back to the youth of our community!  If you have any questions, please see Coach Wildman or email her at kwildman@goshenschools.org.  The deadline to sign up is February 28th.

Attention Graduates: The GHS Chapter of Dollars for Scholars has over $50,000 to award to those GHS students graduating in June.  If you have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and are planning to further your education in the fall, please consider applying.  Contact Marlette Gomez Wengerd in Guidance for hard copy instructions on how to apply online.  The process takes time to complete so start now!  The deadline is Wednesday, April 11th.

Students:  On behalf of the unified track & field teams and the Student Athletic Council, thank you for your great cooperation with the assembly on Tuesday!  Please take to heart at least one thing you heard from our speakers and apply it to make at least one person’s day……every day.  If you are interested in unified sports, please stop by Whiteman Gym TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles went from backup quarterback to Super Bowl MVP by beating the favored New England Patriots this past weekend.  However, what you might not know is that Foles, a six year journeyman player, almost gave up the game a few years back, contemplating quitting altogether.  Foles was forced into action late in the year when starter Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury.  Foles took advantage of the opportunity and never looked back.  In high school, college, or professional sports, as a substitute player you are only one play away from becoming a starter.  Whether it’s an injury to a player, a coaching decision, or a new coach with a different philosophy, you must stay physically and mentally ready to play when you get your chance.  The next time you find yourself sitting on the bench or not playing as much as you would like, think about Nick Foles. Quitting will get you nowhere, but continuing to work hard for your opportunity and staying ready for your chance might end up very rewarding!

REMINDER REGARDING 10TH STREET:  We still have people driving the wrong way on 10th Street.  This is a ONE WAY street.  OJ is now writing citations for this.  It’s a $165 fine.

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

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.  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.

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.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  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:

2/16              vs. Westview                               Pajama Night

2/17              vs. La Porte                                Black-Out Night

2/23              vs. Marquette                              80’s 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 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:

  • 2/13 Ivy Tech – Elkhart
  • 2/14 Hesston College
  • 2/15 Marines

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

The varsity coed unified track and field team will have a call-out meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.  Please plan to attend if you are interested in being a part of this amazing team of students!  If you are unable to attend, but want to get more info or join the team, email Coach Smuts or Coach Mullett and let them know.

Stay In Bounds ambassadors will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT to plan for their February 13th and 15th visits.  All need to attend as this is our regularly scheduled 2nd Thursday of the month meeting and you should have NO conflicts.  If you are interested in unified, I will get your name to Coach Smuts and Coach Mullett or dismiss you early to see them in Whiteman.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The JV boys basketball team defeated Lakeland 45-32.  The RedHawks were led by Bryant Grewe with eleven points, four rebounds and four assists, along with Tommy Cartegena Garcia with eight points.  Goshen next plays Wawasee on Friday.

The boys varsity basketball team lost to Lakeland 62-60.  Goshen was led in scoring by Will Line with 20 points.  Bryant Robinson and Porter Revoir added 13 each for the RedHawks. Goshen plays next at Wawasee Friday night.

The boys freshman basketball team lost 31-36.  Colin Turner had eight points, Blak Wiess added six. RedHawks play again Thursday.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

GHS ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Recital

At Saturday’s District Solo & Ensemble event, Goshen High School was represented by 33 soloists and 20 ensembles from all of the GHS choirs, and 3 pianists. 26 solos received Gold ratings and 19 qualified for State; 15 ensembles received Gold and 11 qualified for State.

You are invited to a free recital at GHS on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. for ensembles and senior soloists going on to State ISSMA contest.

State Solo & Ensemble contest will be held on Saturday, February 17th at Perry Meridian High School.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles went from backup quarterback to Super Bowl MVP by beating the favored New England Patriots this past weekend.  However, what you might not know is that Foles, a six year journeyman player, almost gave up the game a few years back, contemplating quitting altogether.  Foles was forced into action late in the year when starter Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury.  Foles took advantage of the opportunity and never looked back.  In high school, college, or professional sports, as a substitute player you are only one play away from becoming a starter.  Whether it’s an injury to a player, a coaching decision, or a new coach with a different philosophy, you must stay physically and mentally ready to play when you get your chance.  The next time you find yourself sitting on the bench or not playing as much as you would like, think about Nick Foles. Quitting will get you nowhere, but continuing to work hard for your opportunity and staying ready for your chance might end up very rewarding!

REMINDER REGARDING 10TH STREET:  We still have people driving the wrong way on 10th Street.  This is a ONE WAY street.  OJ is now writing citations for this.  It’s a $165 fine.

GHS is excited to host the Champions Together Assembly TODAY during the 1st session of SRT.  This program is about inclusion for all students and is the organization that promotes our unified sports programs and sportsmanship education in Indiana.  We will end 2nd period after the first bell at 9:56 a.m.  At this time, students are to report to their SRT where attendance will be taken.  Seniors and sophomores will be released first to come to the gym with their SRT teacher, with seniors sitting on the main floor bleachers and sophomores going to the balcony.  A few minutes later, juniors and freshmen will be released with juniors going to the main floor and freshmen to balcony seating.  You are to leave your backpacks in your locked SRT room.  After the assembly, you will return to your SRT room and then go to your 2nd session of SRT assignment.  Thank you for your cooperation!

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

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.  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.

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.

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.  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:

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

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 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:

  • 2/6 Ancilla College
  • 2/13 Ivy Tech – Elkhart
  • 2/14 Hesston College
  • 2/15 Marines

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

The varsity coed unified track and field team will have a call-out meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday in Whiteman Gym.  Please plan to attend if you are interested in being a part of this amazing team of students!  If you are unable to attend, but want to get more info or join the team, email Coach Smuts or Coach Mullett and let them know.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys basketball will host Lakeland.  JV starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Boys freshman basketball will play at Westview at 6:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS Art Department Alumni Art Show in 2019

Cynthia A. Cooper is retiring in 2019, so an art show is in order at GHS!

This is an open invitation to all former GHS Art students of Cynthia A. Cooper (Joldersma) and Art Faculty to exhibit their artwork in the GHS Media Center, February-March 2019.  Please email ccooper@goshenschools.org by November 30 to verify your participation.  

Exhibition Dates: February 1-28, 2019

Artists Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:30-8:00

Delivery of Artwork:  On or before Friday, January, 18, 2019

Pick up of Artwork:  March 1-8, 2019 during school hours

Please make arrangements to pick up works at GHS ahead of time by emailing ccooper@goshenschools.org .

Stipulations:

  • There are no size or media restrictions.  Each artist may submit 1 artwork. The media center is large enough to show many works.  Every artist will have your piece represented.  We will try and make every effort to accommodate as much work as will work visually within the space.  All work must stay up for the duration of the exhibition.
  • GHS is a high school institution where students of all levels frequent the media center as a part of their education.  GHS media center exhibits are curated to reflect a high standard of craftsmanship, the position of art in historic and contemporary culture, and the development of ideas in visual thinking.  All submitted artwork must be in-line with these principles of the institution.  Craftsmanship and content must be appropriate for the gallery setting and for viewing by all students.  GHS reserves the right to not display any work seen as inappropriate to the school environment or in conflict with the gallery standards.
  • All work must be gallery-ready and prepared for installation.  We desire all work to be presented as professional level work which would include framing if applicable.  Large scale drawings or prints may be pinned to the wall.  Wet work cannot be accepted.  Special installation works can be accommodated depending on the level of difficulty for the install.
  • GHS does not sell artwork nor take a commission on any sales.  Anyone interested in purchasing an artist’s artwork will be directed to contact the artist personally.  Send cards with piece.

To submit art work, please complete the following form: Artist Information Form

Flu Season Information in English/Spanish

Dear Parent or Guardian:

As you have heard in the news, the flu season is upon us. We take the health of our students, staff and community seriously and work very hard to limit the spread of these viruses.    We clean frequently touched areas such as door knobs, stair rails, etc. and monitor attendance as required.

We ask that you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to fight the flu:

Get the flu vaccine every year

Take every day preventative actions to stop the spread of germs:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available,
  • Cover coughs with a disposable tissue or cough into sleeves,
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth,
  • Avoid  close contact with sick individuals,
  • Avoid sharing cups and eating utensils, and
  • Stay home when sick.

You can help us maintain a healthy school environment in a variety of ways:

  • Make sure your student receives all recommended immunizations, including an annual flu vaccine,
  • Reinforce all of the above preventive behaviors
  • Make sure students get plenty of exercise, sleep, and healthy food
  • Keep sick students home, especially if they have a fever above 100o F, diarrhea, vomiting, or a severe cough. Students must be fever, diarrhea and vomiting free for 24 hours before returning.

Seek further medical attention if:

  • Your child develops symptoms of the flu
  • Do Not Delay Medical Attention if your child develops a high fever, difficulty breathing/wheezing,

Important information about preventing the flu can be found at these websites:

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Stiffney or the school nurse at your school.

Sincerely,

Diane Woodworth                               Susan Stiffney, RN

Superintendent                                     Health Services Coordinator

574 533-8631 ext 2010

 

5 de febrero de 2018

Estimado padre de familia o tutor:

Como ha escuchado en las noticias, la temporada de la gripe está sobre nosotros. Nosotros tomamos muy en serio la salud de nuestros estudiantes, de nuestro personal y de nuestra comunidad, y trabajamos arduamente para limitar la propagación de estos virus. Limpiamos las áreas que se tocan con frecuencia, como las perillas de las puertas, los barandales de las escaleras, etc., y supervisaremos la asistencia según sea necesario.

Le pedimos que siga las recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) para luchar contra la gripe:

Pónganse la vacuna contra la gripe todos los años.

Tome acciones preventivas todos los días para detener la propagación de gérmenes:

  • Lávese las manos a menudo con agua y jabón o use desinfectantes para manos a base de alcohol cuando no disponga de agua y jabón,
  • Cuando tosa, cúbrase la boca con un pañuelo desechable o tosa dentro de sus mangas.
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.
  • Evite el contacto cercano con personas enfermas.
  • Evite compartir tazas y cubiertos.
  • Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo.

Usted puede ayudarnos a mantener un ambiente escolar saludable en una variedad de maneras:

  • Asegúrese de que su hijo reciba todas las vacunas recomendadas, incluida una vacuna anual contra la gripe.
  • Refuerce todos los comportamientos preventivos anteriores.
  • Asegúrese de que los estudiantes hagan mucho ejercicio, duerman y consuman alimentos saludables.
  • Si su hijo está enfermo manténgalo en casa, especialmente si tienen fiebre de más de 100º F, diarrea, vómito o tos fuerte. La fiebre, diarrea o vómito deberá haber cedido por 24 horas, antes de enviarlo a la escuela.

Busque mayor atención médica en caso de que su hijo desarrolle síntomas de gripe.

No se demore en conseguir atención médica si su niño tiene fiebre alta o dificultad para respirar.

 

Puede encontrar información importante sobre la prevención de la gripe en los siguientes sitios Web:

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Susan Stiffney o con la enfermera de la escuela.

 

Atentamente,

 

Diane Woodworth                                                               Susan Stiffney, enfermera titulada

Inspectora escolar                                                               Coordinadora de servicios de salud

574 533-8631 Ext 2010

 

 

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018                             

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GHS is excited to host the Champions Together Assembly TOMORROW during the 1st session of SRT.  This program is about inclusion for all students and is the organization that promotes our unified sports programs and sportsmanship education in Indiana.  We will end 2nd period after the first bell at 9:56 a.m.  At this time, students are to report to their SRT where attendance will be taken.  Seniors and sophomores will be released first to come to the gym with their SRT teacher, with seniors sitting on the main floor bleachers and sophomores going to the balcony.  A few minutes later, juniors and freshmen will be released with juniors going to the main floor and freshmen to balcony seating.  You are to leave your backpacks in your locked SRT room.  After the assembly, you will return to your SRT room and then go to your 2nd session of SRT assignment.  Thank you for your cooperation!

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

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.  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.

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.

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.  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:

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

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 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:

  • 2/6 Ancilla College
  • 2/13 Ivy Tech – Elkhart
  • 2/14 Hesston College
  • 2/15 Marines

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

The varsity coed unified track and field team will have a call-out meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday in Whiteman Gym.  Please plan to attend if you are interested in being a part of this amazing team of students!  If you are unable to attend, but want to get more info or join the team, email Coach Smuts or Coach Mullett and let them know.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The RedHawk girls partook in the sectional prelims at Northridge.  In a very competitive meet, the Lady RedHawks swam very well putting Goshen in a very good position going into the weekend.  Congratulations to Zoe Eichorn, Ellie Kercher, Ellie Zehr, Makala Saeger, Anna Paetkau, Rachel Cox, Sydney Penner, Cece Cassity, Lauren Murphy and Carolina Olivo on making it through to the second day in both finals and consolations heats of the sectional championship meet on Saturday.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GHS is excited to host the Champions Together Assembly on Tuesday, February 6th, during the 1st session of SRT.  This program is about inclusion for all students and is the organization that promotes our unified sports programs and sportsmanship education in Indiana.  We will end 2nd period after the first bell at 9:56 a.m.  At this time, students are to report to their SRT where attendance will be taken.  Seniors and sophomores will be released first to come to the gym with their SRT teacher, with seniors sitting on the main floor bleachers and sophomores going to the balcony.  A few minutes later, juniors and freshmen will be released with juniors going to the main floor and freshmen to balcony seating.  You are to leave your backpacks in your locked SRT room.  After the assembly, you will return to your SRT room and then go to your 2nd session of SRT assignment.  Thank you for your cooperation!

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  When I watch or attend a big sporting event, I often wonder to myself what separates the winners from the losers.  Is it preparation?  Is it coaching?  Is it ability?  Whether it is a team sport, or competitors going at it in tennis or golf, when two teams or two individuals are of equal abilities on a given day, I believe the difference maker comes down to COMPOSURE.  When the going gets tough and the game or match is on the line, I will take the team or individual that shows the most composure every time.  While you won’t win every game or match, the percentages are with you more if you keep your composure and stay focused on the end result.  Next time you are in a tight contest or you are watching one on television, pay close attention to the teams and individuals who look composed and confident with their mind and body language.  More than likely, you are looking at the WINNER!

French Club will be selling Valentine’s Day teddy bears for $4 in the cafeteria the rest of this week!  Show someone (boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, family member or teacher) that you appreciate them with a cozy bear.  Each bear will have a tag where you can write a message, and French Club will deliver all the bears during SRT on February 13th.

HELP WANTED:  Millersburg Animal Clinic is looking for a part time weekend and weekday evening worker.  You must be at least 16 years old and have a reliable transportation.  The job would entail cleaning, answering phones, scheduling appointments, walking and feeding dogs.  You would work 2-3 nights a week and every other Saturday and Sunday – Sunday only if there are boarding animals.  We are looking for someone who likes to work with animals, and that doesn’t already have a busy work schedule including extra-curricular activities.  We are located at 400 E. Elm St. in Millersburg.  If you are interested, please stop in and pick up an application.

Now available in Guidance:

  • Tri Kappa – Georgianna Kinnison Memorial Scholarship – You cannot be related to any current member of Tri Kappa, you must be in the top 50% in your class, provide evidence of financial need and be prepared to meet for an interview with the scholarship committee to apply.
  • Tri Kappa Scholarship – You must be enrolled full time at an accredited college for the fall of 2018, be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Indiana to apply.
  • The Carol Rinehart Memorial Medical Scholarship – To qualify for this you must be in the top 50% of your class, show verification of acceptance in the nursing or medical field, be in need of financial assistance and attend a personal interview by committee.
  • The Thomas E. Goodwin Memorial scholarship – You must have a 3.0 GPA, financial need and be a student going into the law enforcement/criminal justice field of study to apply.

Intramural soccer signups are underway.  Forms and money are due by TODAY.  Forms can be picked up from Lucas Kauffman or from the athletic office.  Games begin on Tuesday, February 6th.

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

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.  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.

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.

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.

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.  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:

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

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 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:

  • 2/6 Ancilla College
  • 2/13 Ivy Tech – Elkhart
  • 2/14 Hesston College

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

The varsity coed unified track and field team will have a call-out meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday in Whiteman Gym.  Please plan to attend if you are interested in being a part of this amazing team of students!  If you are unable to attend, but want to get more info or join the team, email Coach Smuts or Coach Mullett and let them know.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The JV boys basketball team defeated Plymouth 56-41.  Goshen was led in scoring by Austin Cain with 15 points.  Zack Barker added 13.

The varsity boys basketball team lost to Plymouth 44-32.  Goshen was led by Bryant Robinson with 13 points and eleven rebounds.  Will Line added 12 points.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

On Saturday:

Girls varsity swim and dive will compete in sectional diving prelims at 9:30 a.m. at Northridge.  Finals are at 1:00 p.m.

Boys varsity wrestling will host regionals at 9:30 a.m.

Go RedHawks!

February is Little BIG Idea Month

Little BIG Idea Month in February, welcoming more great ideas to join the list of 15 creative projects!

From painted rocks and positive messages to racing pumpkins and Christmas cheer, the first few months of the Little BIG Idea Grant have helped to deliver amazing, cool ideas throughout Elkhart County.

To celebrate, the Elkhart County Commissioners have declared February to be Little BIG Idea Month.

Throughout the month, we’ll be combing the county for even more great ideas. We’ll be talking to school clubs, young professionals, retirement communities and everywhere in between. Perhaps you’ve seen the billboards at high-traffic areas, or the fliers sent home with all students in Elkhart County schools, or the YouTube videos of the projects that have already become reality.

But you don’t have to wait for someone to ask before you submit an idea. Have you dreamed of staging a community water gun fight? Thought it would be cool if someone covered the downtown sidewalks with chalk murals? Imagined that robots racing down Main Street would make everyone smile?

Submit your application at www.LittleBigIdeaGrant.com and you could get up to $1,000 to make your dream become a reality.

So far, Little BIG Idea Grants have been awarded to a pair of moms who dreamed of a dynamic holiday marketplace, a musician who brought together artists of all genres to a Latino cultural festival, teachers who brought student inspirations to life through art, books and gardens, and a DJ who joined art with Kool-Aid into an unforgettable afternoon.

For Little BIG Idea Month, we salute these completed and upcoming projects, the creative forces behind them, and the many more to come:

  • Goshen Rocks, Josh Cooper (video)
  • Middlebury Pumpkin Races, Kim Clarke (video)
  • Waky Gardens, Tom Bennett
  • Faces of Goshen, Leah Schroeder
  • Christmas at the Powerhouse, Macey Judd and Sarah Beiler (video)
  • Encuentro in the Alley, Nayo Ulloa (video)
  • The Elkhart County Seek, Rocki Stillson
  • Stages of Change, Beth Sokolowski
  • Lunar Lunch, Susie Meeks-Wade
  • Little Library Boxes, Betsy Poling
  • Heroes of Hope, Laury Allen, Riley Kronk, Sydni Moore, Caitlyn Payne, Cameron Kincaid, Macayla Pernokis (news coverage on WSBT)
  • Pots of Grace, Benita Joldersma
  • Canvas & Kool-Aid, Robert Taylor
  • Faces of Middlebury, Kim Clarke
  • Scavenger Book Hunt, Kelsey Ambrosen

The Little BIG Idea Grant program was launched in summer 2017 as an initiative of Vibrant Communities, which champions quality-of-place programs such as arts and culture, parks and green spaces, and community engagement. The first recipients were announced in August, and each month more recipients are awarded following an application review process.

The grants are intended to inspire creativity and community pride through projects and initiatives that celebrate life in Elkhart County. The more people who can get involved or be affected positively by a project, the better!

Grant applications for up to $1,000 awards are still being accepted at www.LittleBigIdeaGrant.com. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 years old or 88 years old. The Little BIG Idea Grant and the Vibrant Communities initiatives believe in the power of creative people being inspired to shine their light across the community.

For more information about the Little BIG Idea Grant, contact Steve Gruber at 574-206-6142 or artsonmain@frontier.com or Terry T. Mark at 574-262-8161 or terry@eccvb.org.

Miss Indiana & Organ Donation Awareness at the 2/1/18 GHS Basketball Game

Darrian Arch, Miss Indiana 2018, will speak tonight during the home JV and Varsity boys basketball contest vs. Plymouth.

Tonight is also the annual “Organ Donation Awareness” night. There will be displays, a chance to make a monetary donation, and an invitation to sign up with the Indiana Donor Network to give the gift of life.

Learn more about Darrian Arch and her personal connection with the Indiana Donor Network by clicking on the link below:

https://indianadonornetwork.org/hope/darrian-arch/?utm_source=email

See you at the basketball game! GO BIG RED!!!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018                                

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  When I watch or attend a big sporting event, I often wonder to myself what separates the winners from the losers.  Is it preparation?  Is it coaching?  Is it ability?  Whether it is a team sport, or competitors going at it in tennis or golf, when two teams or two individuals are of equal abilities on a given day, I believe the difference maker comes down to COMPOSURE.  When the going gets tough and the game or match is on the line, I will take the team or individual that shows the most composure every time.  While you won’t win every game or match, the percentages are with you more if you keep your composure and stay focused on the end result.  Next time you are in a tight contest or you are watching one on television, pay close attention to the teams and individuals who look composed and confident with their mind and body language.  More than likely, you are looking at the WINNER!

French Club will be selling Valentine’s Day teddy bears for $4 in the cafeteria the rest of this week!  Show someone (boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, family member or teacher) that you appreciate them with a cozy bear.  Each bear will have a tag where you can write a message, and French Club will deliver all the bears during SRT on February 13th.

HELP WANTED:  Millersburg Animal Clinic is looking for a part time weekend and weekday evening worker.  You must be at least 16 years old and have a reliable transportation.  The job would entail cleaning, answering phones, scheduling appointments, walking and feeding dogs.  You would work 2-3 nights a week and every other Saturday and Sunday – Sunday only if there are boarding animals.  We are looking for someone who likes to work with animals, and that doesn’t already have a busy work schedule including extra-curricular activities.  We are located at 400 E. Elm St. in Millersburg.  If you are interested, please stop in and pick up an application.

The boys basketball team is on a roll with two big wins this past weekend!  The boys host Plymouth TONIGHT with the JV starting at 6:15 p.m.  Come and support the boys as they go for their 5th win in the last six games against the Rockies!

Student Faculty Senate will meet TODAY at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.  All club sponsors should plan to attend and club members are encouraged to attend to update us on recent club activities.

Good luck to the Lady RedHawks as they start sectional play this week!  The girls swim team has sectional prelims at Northridge TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m.  Come show your support.  Go RedHawks!

Now available in Guidance:

  • Tri Kappa – Georgianna Kinnison Memorial Scholarship – You cannot be related to any current member of Tri Kappa, you must be in the top 50% in your class, provide evidence of financial need and be prepared to meet for an interview with the scholarship committee to apply.
  • Tri Kappa Scholarship – You must be enrolled full time at an accredited college for the fall of 2018, be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Indiana to apply.
  • The Carol Rinehart Memorial Medical Scholarship – To qualify for this you must be in the top 50% of your class, show verification of acceptance in the nursing or medical field, be in need of financial assistance and attend a personal interview by committee.
  • The Thomas E. Goodwin Memorial scholarship – You must have a 3.0 GPA, financial need and be a student going into the law enforcement/criminal justice field of study to apply.

Intramural soccer signups are underway.  Forms and money are due by TOMORROW.  Forms can be picked up from Lucas Kauffman or from the athletic office.  Games begin on Tuesday, February 6th.

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

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.  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.

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.

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.

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.  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:

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

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 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:

  • 2/6 Ancilla College
  • 2/13 Ivy Tech – Elkhart
  • 2/14 Hesston College

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Student Athletic Advisory Council will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Cookies, a leadership activity, staff appreciation night and unified sport are on the agenda.  All junior and senior student-athletes are encouraged to attend.

Attention juniors and seniors – Prom is just a few short months away and we would love to have your help and ideas in planning for this great event!  Please go to room 8080 TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT for an initial meeting.

Key Club will meet in the cafeteria TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT.  We will be doing a service project for Valentine’s Day, so please plan to attend!

The varsity coed unified track and field team will have a call-out meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, February 8th in Whiteman Gym.  Please plan to attend if you are interested in being a part of this amazing team of students!  If you are unable to attend, but want to get more info or join the team, email Coach Smuts or Coach Mullett and let them know.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The varsity girls basketball team finished the season with a 27-40 loss in their opening game of sectionals vs. the Lady Chargers of Elkhart Memorial.  The RedHawks finish with a 12-11 record (2-5 NLC).  Thank you to all the fans that came out to support the Lady RedHawks all season long!

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls varsity swim and dive will compete in sectionals at Northridge at 5:30 p.m.

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

Go RedHawks!