Knute Rockne Spoke at GHS 95 Years Ago Today

Knute Rockne spoke at GHS 95 years ago today!

GHS, FOREMAN FIELD DEDICATION WAS OCTOBER 5, 1923:

Knute Rockne, legendary Notre Dame football coach, was guest speaker for the dedication of the new Goshen High School and Foreman Field on Oct. 5, 1923.

Rockne, introduced by school board president George Richardson, talked to the crowd about “Modern School Athletics.”

Hubert Miller was architect for the new GHS complex and John Hostetler builder. Also speaking were superintendent John Foreman and principal O. Walter. Students were dismissed Friday afternoon as the school was available for tour by Goshen citizens.

A dedication service was held Friday night with the GHS orchestra performing under the direction of Reginald Brinklow. Helen Blough played the piano.

Also speaking were assistant state schools superintendent E.E. Ramsey, IHSAA secretary Arthur L. Trester and Indiana State University president L.N. Hines.

A home football game was played at Foreman Field on Saturday afternoon (no lights then) with Goshen defeating Warsaw. The GHS band marched from the school building to the field followed by seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen.

Thank you, Stu Swartz, for reminding GCS of this historical fact. Stu’s suggestion: Five years from now we need to have a centennial celebration for our amazing GHS facility.

A New Era of GHS Volleyball

GHS has a new head volleyball coach this year in Mike Howard, who was approved at a school board meeting on April 23, 2018.

Below are sections from the Goshen News interview on the date of Mr. Howard’s GCS appointment:

Howard feels two elements are key to taking the GHS program to a higher level. “Hard work and a participation fever for the sport from the elementary schools to the middle school to the high school,” the coach said. “Success feeds upon success, but only if in the level of participation rises. We need to be aware of social-economic situations and make sure we give kids that can’t afford to play for an elite travel team the chance to participate in our program.”

Due to his time at Warsaw, Howard feels comfortable stepping back into the NLC and its high-level of competition. He mentioned league teams like Memorial, Concord and NorthWood.

“There are some very good programs in the NLC,” he said. “Plymouth has some fine young athletes and could be one of the better teams over the next couple of seasons.”

The new coach felt it was too early to talk about any changes in the GHS program. “We want to keep what is good,” Howard said. “One of the things that sold me on coming to Goshen was administration members like Barry Younghans (Goshen Principal) and Larry Kissinger (GHS Athletic Director). Both of them have an excitement for young athletes.”

Howard will teach social studies at GHS.

With Coach Howard’s permission, we observed a GHS volleyball practice to get more of a sense of how he runs his program. The following are observations from that practice and from attending volleyball games throughout the coach’s first season at GHS.

When the volleyball players entered the gym for practice, they began going through some stretches and warm-ups on their own, seemingly knowing what was expected of them in order to be prepared for practice.

One of the first drills they did as a team was a scrimmage drill. They started with the score at 20-20 and played to the end of the game (in volleyball, of course, the winner has to win by two points). The losing side had to run lines. We noted that while the losing side ran lines, the other side stood, watched, clapped, and encouraged the ones running lines. Later, the coach explained that he will also stop the “end-of-the-game” drill and make the girls run lines if they simply let a ball drop because they are not communicating, don’t give a good effort, or don’t pursue the ball.

The assistant coaches used an iPad to videotape the student-athletes as they worked on drills, serving, spiking, etc… The coaches then either pulled individuals aside or gathered the whole team together to watch the video; showing them what they did wrong, or explaining their body mechanics when they did it correctly. The use of the video provided an instant, visual way to provide feedback to the players.

Another interesting observation was that the assistant coaches were participating in drills/scrimmages with the girls; spiking right at them, serving, and blocking the players’ spike attempts. When asked why the assistant coaches participate the way they do, Coach Howard said, “We don’t have enough depth.  And, we need the coaches to play at times because they better replicate things we will see from other teams, like Warsaw for example.” You can see in the picture below that one assistant coach is standing on a box to spike balls at the JV team.

At one point during the practice, the coach pulled the varsity players together to talk to them. Among the things he said to them: “What is your goal for this week? What is you goal for this season?…We need more leadership, and more accountability. I know what my plan is, but I don’t know how important it is to you….If you don’t know what I expect or how to do something, ask…We’ve been drifting through sets instead of playing with intensity. If I have to intervene as a coach regarding intensity, that is never a good thing. It has to come from you…If you want to be on the court, you need to serve the best, hit the hardest, and have the best energy. And I need to see it in practice to put you on the court in the game.” (The coach later said that his talk with the varsity “was in response to having to ask two girls to leave practice a few minutes early the night before. We needed to talk about that”.)

During some of the drills, several of the girls were playing with bean bags sitting on the back of their neck/shoulders. When asked why only a few of the players were using the bean bags, the coach said “It is used mostly by need or by position. A couple of the girls have trouble staying in posture. The bags provide feedback by falling off when you come up out of posture.”

Another observation of the practice: The volleyball managers are pretty much always in motion, gathering up balls to put in the ball carts and then returning the carts to the coaches. Nice job, managers!

(Game pictures below by photographer Branden Beachy)

    

Mike Howard’s first GHS varsity volleyball team has just two seniors, meaning that he has a couple more years to work with some young, talented athletes. The players have also had some time to learn the coach’s expectations and to understand their individual roles on the team. Fortunately, they still have plenty of time left to represent GHS and their coach. We believe that there are some good years ahead for the RedHawk volleyball program, and we invite you to stay tuned as they continue to grow and improve!

The varsity will take on Warsaw in sectional action on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Elkhart Memorial. The game will be played at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The theme for Friday night’s football game against Plymouth is black out!

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Attention all wrestlers we are in charge of concessions for the Boys Soccer Regional on Saturday, October 13. The sign-up list is in the main office. All Wrestlers are expected to work, football players will work the 2nd time slot after football. See Coach Pickard if you think you have a conflict

There will be a call out meeting for anyone interested in Basketball Game Day Cheerleading on Tuesday, October 9th during the second session of SRT. Meet on the upper deck in the main gym. Contact Coach Sloan with any questions, kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

On Tuesday, October 9th there will be a swimming and diving callout meeting in Mr. Younghans room (2310) during the second session of SRT. Anyone interested should plan on attending this meeting.  See Mr. Younghans if you cannot attend.

IB Students: Please turn in your registration form to Mrs. Haney in the office.  It’s imperative that you do this by October 10th.  You will not be able to test if you don’t submit this form by the deadline.  If you have any questions, please ask your IB teacher, Mrs. Collins, or Mr. Nichols.

BE A PART OF IT ALL!  It’s GRAND OPENING DAY at Interra Credit Union’s RedHawk Branch.  Stop by the kiosk during lunch hours to spin the Wheel of Surprises and register to win door prizes.  Meet Martha and Tricia TODAY and every Wednesday and Friday when the RedHawk Branch is open to serve you.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.  Go to https://indianavoters.in.gov/ to register online.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families.  They can be purchased at the door.

Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead?  Merit on the Move may be for you!  Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early.  Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m.  Talk to your counselor for more information.

GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics.  We are looking for more students interested in being part of this team.  All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical.  Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed.  Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more.  FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.  If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at kmoist@staff.goshenschools.org.  To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.

You are under no circumstances allowed to lock your bike up to any fence or gate on school property.  There has been a problem with students specifically doing this along the fence/gate to the soccer fields.  If you continue to do this, your lock will be cut, and your bike will be removed.  There are bike racks available, and they should be used.  Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol.  Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada.  Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados.  ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!

 

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 3:50 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.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center.  A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home.  This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY.  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.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived!  The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book.  If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400.  There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400.  Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400.  If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at slong@goshenschools.org to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

After school, it is expected that all students exit the building by 3:50 p.m.  If you have an after school activity, you should report to the sponsor’s room responsible for that activity by 3:50 p.m.  You are not to remain in the hallways or commons after 3:50 p.m.  Thank you for your cooperation with this request.

Free/reduced lunch forms are available in the bookkeeper’s office, in the cafeteria and in guidance.  Please pick one up if you need it!

Any student driving needs to have a parking tag.  You can get this through Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s office.  You need to have a valid license, valid registration, valid proof of insurance (this means that none of these can be expired), and $5.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority.  You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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.

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, yearbook, 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.  You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.

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:

  • Friday, October 5th                                   Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                                  Holy Cross
  • Thursday, October 11th                               Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                              Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th                         Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th                          Olivet Nazarene University

 

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.

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms.  So if you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at mperry@goshenschools.org.

SPORTS SCORES:

In a close battle of girls’ soccer sectional action last night Goshen defeated Concord 1-0. Maddie Swallow scored the winning goal on an assists from Jocelyn Guevara.  The defense earned the shutout anchored by keeper Maddie Rittenhouse with 8 saves.

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys varsity football will host Plymouth at 7:00 p.m.  Go RedHawks!

On Saturday:

Girls JV volleyball will play in the Memorial Tourney at 9:00 a.m.

Girls freshman volleyball will play in the Plymouth Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

Boys JV football will travel to Plymouth at 10:00 a.m.

Boys and girls varsity cross country will run in sectionals at Ox Bow at 10:30 a.m.

Girls varsity soccer sectional finals will be at Elkhart Central at 2:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Reminder to varsity boys’ soccer players.  Team meeting today right after school in coach Bjorkland’s classroom.  Please take your computer to the meeting.

Attention all wrestlers we are in charge of concessions for the Boys Soccer Regional on Saturday October 13.The sign up list is in the main office. All Wrestlers are expected to work, football players will work the 2nd time slot after football. See Coach Pickard if you think you have a conflict

There will be a call out meeting for anyone interested in Basketball Game Day Cheerleading on Tuesday, October 9th during the second session of SRT. Meet on the upper deck in the main gym. Contact Coach Sloan with any questions, kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

On Tuesday, October 9th there will be a swimming and diving callout meeting in Mr. Younghans room (2310) during the second session of SRT. Anyone interested should plan on attending this meeting.  See Mr. Younghans if you cannot attend.

IB Students: Please turn in your registration form to Mrs. Haney in the office.  It’s imperative that you do this by October 10th.  You will not be able to test if you don’t submit this form by the deadline.  If you have any questions, please ask your IB teacher, Mrs. Collins, or Mr. Nichols.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.  Go to https://indianavoters.in.gov/ to register online.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families.  They can be purchased at the door.

Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead?  Merit on the Move may be for you!  Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early.  Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m.  Talk to your counselor for more information.

GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics.  We our looking for more students interested in being part of this team.  All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical.  Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed.  Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more.  FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.  If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at kmoist@staff.goshenschools.org.  To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.

You are under no circumstances allowed to lock your bike up to any fence or gate on school property.  There has been a problem with students specifically doing this along the fence/gate to the soccer fields.  If you continue to do this, your lock will be cut, and your bike will be removed.  There are bike racks available, and they should be used.  Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol.  Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada.  Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados.  ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!

 

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 3:50 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.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center.  A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home.  This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY.  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.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived!  The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book.  If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400.  There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400.  Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400.  If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at slong@goshenschools.org to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

After school, it is expected that all students exit the building by 3:50 p.m.  If you have an after school activity, you should report to the sponsor’s room responsible for that activity by 3:50 p.m.  You are not to remain in the hallways or commons after 3:50 p.m.  Thank you for your cooperation with this request.

Free/reduced lunch forms are available in the bookkeeper’s office, in the cafeteria and in guidance.  Please pick one up if you need it!

Any student driving needs to have a parking tag.  You can get this through Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s office.  You need to have a valid license, valid registration, valid proof of insurance (this means that none of these can be expired), and $5.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority.  You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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.

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, yearbook, 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.  You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.

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:

  • Thursday, October 4th                                       University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                                        Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                                     Holy Cross                     
  • Thursday, October 11th                                 Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                                   Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th                                  Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th                               Olivet Nazarene University

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.

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Student Athletic Council will meet this TODAY during 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All sophomore – senior student-athletes, regardless of the season of your sport, are encouraged to attend for leadership activities, current event discussions, and cookies.  Pick up a blue form in front of the athletic office if you would like to become a member for the year.

Do you enjoy engineering competitions, figuring out how things work, solving problems, or designing new things?  If so, then come check out TSA (Technology Student Association) during the 2nd session of SRT TODAY in Lab 8040!  Come hear what TSA is all about and the opportunities available.  See Mrs. Yoder with any questions.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms.  So if you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at mperry@goshenschools.org.

SPORTS SCORES:

The GHS RedHawks boys varsity soccer team lost to Northridge, in the third game of sectionals, by a score of 0-4.

The loss brings Goshen’s overall record to 11-4-3.

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls varsity soccer will compete in sectional semifinals vs. Concord at Elkhart Central at 6:00 p.m.  Good luck ladies!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BE A PART OF IT ALL!  It’s GRAND OPENING WEEK at Interra Credit Union’s RedHawk Branch.  Register to win door prizes TODAY and again on Friday, when you’ll have a chance to spin the Wheel of Surprises, too!  Stop by the kiosk between noon and 2:00 p.m.  Remember, the RedHawk Branch is open to serve you every Wednesday and Friday.

There will be a call out meeting for anyone interested in Basketball Game Day Cheerleading on Tuesday, October 9th during the second session of SRT. Meet on the upper deck in the main gym. Contact Coach Sloan with any questions, kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org.

On Tuesday, October 9th there will be a swimming and diving callout meeting in Mr. Younghans room (2310) during the second session of SRT. Anyone interested should plan on attending this meeting.  See Mr. Younghans if you cannot attend.

Just a reminder.  FCA = Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students will start at 7:30 on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Please meet in Room 1070.

Student Faculty Senate will meet this Thursday before school at 7:45 AM in the media center.  All club sponsors are expected to attend and students in clubs are welcome and encouraged to share what your clubs are doing.

IB Students: Please turn in your registration form to Mrs. Haney in the office.  It’s imperative that you do this by October 10th.  You will not be able to test if you don’t submit this form by the deadline.  If you have any questions, please ask your IB teacher, Mrs. Collins, or Mr. Nichols.

Attention GHS Students:  FCA or FCS (Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students) will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 a.m.  If you are looking to fellowship with other Goshen students and athletes, FCA is for you.  This club helps students and athletes inject their faith into daily routines.  This year our meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of the month.  We will meet in Mr. Hutcherson’s room.  Anyone is welcome – you don’t have to be an athlete.  Activities range from videos, guest speakers, community projects, and even lessons given by the FCA leaders.  This club can often be the support a student needs in order to navigate the extremely tough waters of the high school experience and highly competitive expectations of a sport.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.  Go to https://indianavoters.in.gov/ to register online.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families.  They can be purchased at the door.

Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead?  Merit on the Move may be for you!  Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early.  Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m.  Talk to your counselor for more information.

GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics.  We our looking for more students interested in being part of this team.  All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical.  Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed.  Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more.  FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.  If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at kmoist@staff.goshenschools.org.  To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.

You are under no circumstances allowed to lock your bike up to any fence or gate on school property.  There has been a problem with students specifically doing this along the fence/gate to the soccer fields.  If you continue to do this, your lock will be cut, and your bike will be removed.  There are bike racks available, and they should be used.  Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol.  Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada.  Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados.  ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!

 

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 3:50 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.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center.  A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home.  This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY.  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.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived!  The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book.  If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400.  There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400.  Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400.  If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at slong@goshenschools.org to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

After school, it is expected that all students exit the building by 3:50 p.m.  If you have an after school activity, you should report to the sponsor’s room responsible for that activity by 3:50 p.m.  You are not to remain in the hallways or commons after 3:50 p.m.  Thank you for your cooperation with this request.

Free/reduced lunch forms are available in the bookkeeper’s office, in the cafeteria and in guidance.  Please pick one up if you need it!

Any student driving needs to have a parking tag.  You can get this through Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s office.  You need to have a valid license, valid registration, valid proof of insurance (this means that none of these can be expired), and $5.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority.  You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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.

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, yearbook, 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.  You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.

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:

  • Wednesday, October 3rd                            Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                             University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                                  Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                               Holy Cross
  • Wednesday, October 10th                        University of St. Francis
  • Thursday, October 11th                              Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                             Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th                        Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th                         Olivet Nazarene University

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.

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Student Athletic Council will meet this Thursday during 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All sophomore – senior student-athletes, regardless of the season of your sport, are encouraged to attend for leadership activities, current event discussions, and cookies.  Pick up a blue form in front of the athletic office if you would like to become a member for the year.

Do you enjoy engineering competitions, figuring out how things work, solving problems, or designing new things?  If so, then come check out TSA (Technology Student Association) during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, October 4th in Lab 8040!  Come hear what TSA is all about and the opportunities available.  See Mrs. Yoder with any questions.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms.  So if you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at mperry@goshenschools.org.

SPORTS SCORES:

The Goshen RedHawks JV (0-2) and Varsity (0-3) lost their final regular season matches to Bethany Christian.  The match was part of a cancer fundraiser that included both schools.  Top performers for the varsity were:

Aces-Josie Walters-2

Assists-Megan Gallagher-29

Blocks-KT Detweiler-3

Digs-Josie Walters-13

Kills-Brynn Shoup Hill-15, KT Detweiler-8

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys varsity soccer sectionals semifinals will be held at Concord against Northridge at 5:00 p.m.

Good luck gentlemen!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Just a reminder.  FCA = Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students will start at 7:30 on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Please meet in Room 1070.

Student Faculty Senate will meet this Thursday before school at 7:45 AM in the media center.  All club sponsors are expected to attend and students in clubs are welcome and encouraged to share what your clubs are doing.

IB Students: Please turn in your registration form to Mrs. Haney in the office.  It’s imperative that you do this by October 10th.  You will not be able to test if you don’t submit this form by the deadline.  If you have any questions, please ask your IB teacher, Mrs. Collins, or Mr. Nichols.

Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be in the guidance office TODAY from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Their admissions office has discontinued paper applications.  We encourage students to apply during the last week of September, if at all possible. The $30 application fee will be automatically be waived THAT WEEK ONLY.  The application process is streamlined and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.  There are no essay questions for students to worry about.  Students should bring their official high school transcript to their scheduled meeting.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here again TODAY before school to take class ring orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior items.  Extra packets are available in the main office.

Attention GHS Students:  FCA or FCS (Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students) will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 a.m.  If you are looking to fellowship with other Goshen students and athletes, FCA is for you.  This club helps students and athletes inject their faith into daily routines.  This year our meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of the month.  We will meet in Mr. Hutcherson’s room.  Anyone is welcome – you don’t have to be an athlete.  Activities range from videos, guest speakers, community projects, and even lessons given by the FCA leaders.  This club can often be the support a student needs in order to navigate the extremely tough waters of the high school experience and highly competitive expectations of a sport.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.  Go to https://indianavoters.in.gov/ to register online.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families.  They can be purchased at the door.

BE A PART OF IT ALL!  The Interra Credit Union RedHawks Branch is open!  Located in the commons, the kiosk is in operation from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Students, faculty, and staff – stop by to learn about the services available to you and to meet Martha and Tricia.  Plan to participate in this year’s Grand Opening celebration NEXT week, when you can register to win door prizes and spin the WHEEL OF SUPRISES!

Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead?  Merit on the Move may be for you!  Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early.  Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m.  Talk to your counselor for more information.

GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics.  We our looking for more students interested in being part of this team.  All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical.  Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed.  Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more.  FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.  If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at kmoist@staff.goshenschools.org.  To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.

You are under no circumstances allowed to lock your bike up to any fence or gate on school property.  There has been a problem with students specifically doing this along the fence/gate to the soccer fields.  If you continue to do this, your lock will be cut, and your bike will be removed.  There are bike racks available, and they should be used.  Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol.  Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada.  Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados.  ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!

 

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 3:50 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.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center.  A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home.  This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY.  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.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived!  The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book.  If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400.  There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400.  Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400.  If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at slong@goshenschools.org to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

After school, it is expected that all students exit the building by 3:50 p.m.  If you have an after school activity, you should report to the sponsor’s room responsible for that activity by 3:50 p.m.  You are not to remain in the hallways or commons after 3:50 p.m.  Thank you for your cooperation with this request.

Free/reduced lunch forms are available in the bookkeeper’s office, in the cafeteria and in guidance.  Please pick one up if you need it!

Any student driving needs to have a parking tag.  You can get this through Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s office.  You need to have a valid license, valid registration, valid proof of insurance (this means that none of these can be expired), and $5.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority.  You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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.

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, yearbook, 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.  You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.

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:

  • Wednesday, October 3rd                             Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                                    University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                                     Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                                  Holy Cross
  • Wednesday, October 10th                           University of St. Francis
  • Thursday, October 11th                              Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                                Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th                           Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th                            Olivet Nazarene University

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.

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

FRENCH CLUB is meeting TODAY during 2nd session of SRT in room 2410. We will be looking at T-shirts/hoodies and playing Halloween Bingo! We hope to see you there!

German Club will meet on TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  We will be doing our graffiti activity, picking a t-Shirt design, and electing officers.

Student Athletic Council will meet this Thursday during 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  All sophomore – senior student-athletes, regardless of the season of your sport, are encouraged to attend for leadership activities, current event discussions, and cookies.  Pick up a blue form in front of the athletic office if you would like to become a member for the year.

Do you enjoy engineering competitions, figuring out how things work, solving problems, or designing new things?  If so, then come check out TSA (Technology Student Association) during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, October 4th in Lab 8040!  Come hear what TSA is all about and the opportunities available.  See Mrs. Yoder with any questions.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms.  So if you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at mperry@goshenschools.org.

SPORTS SCORES:

The GHS RedHawks boys varsity soccer team traveled over to Concord for the first game of Sectionals on October 1, and beat the Elkhart Central Blue Blazers by a score of 3-1.

Goals: Ciro Aguilar (2) and Ricardo Vargas (1)

Assists: Chris Lozano (1) and Isaac Daniels (1)

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls volleyball will play at Bethany.  JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m.

Girls varsity soccer sectional round 1 will be played at 6:00 p.m. – location TBA.

Good luck to all of you!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to the members of the Crimson Marching Band for placing 2nd in their class at the Bands of America Regional in Bowling Green, Ohio and capturing the best General Effect award.  After class awards the Crimson Marching Band was named a top 10 finalist and advanced to the evening finals competition where they placed 6th out of the 25 schools that attended.

IB Students: Please turn in your registration form to Mrs. Haney in the office.  It’s imperative that you do this by October 10th.  You will not be able to test if you don’t submit this form by the deadline.  If you have any questions, please ask your IB teacher, Mrs. Collins, or Mr. Nichols.

IUSB will be in the Guidance office for on-site admissions on TODAY, October 1st from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Come to Guidance and sign up for a time slot and a paper application to fill out prior to October 1st, and you will know if you have been accepted at your meeting.   IUSB will also be giving a $500 scholarship to any student that has a 3.0 or higher GPA.  This scholarship will only be available on October 1st.

Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be in the guidance office Tomorrow, October 2nd from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Their admissions office has discontinued paper applications.  We encourage students to apply during the last week of September, if at all possible. The $30 application fee will be automatically be waived THAT WEEK ONLY.  The application process is streamlined and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.  There are no essay questions for students to worry about.  Students should bring their official high school transcript to their scheduled meeting.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here again Tomorrow, October 2nd before school to take class ring orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior items.  Extra packets are available in the main office.

Attention GHS Students:  FCA or FCS (Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students) will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 a.m.  If you are looking to fellowship with other Goshen students and athletes, FCA is for you.  This club helps students and athletes inject their faith into daily routines.  This year our meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of the month.  We will meet in Mr. Hutcherson’s room.  Anyone is welcome – you don’t have to be an athlete.  Activities range from videos, guest speakers, community projects, and even lessons given by the FCA leaders.  This club can often be the support a student needs in order to navigate the extremely tough waters of the high school experience and highly competitive expectations of a sport.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.  Go to https://indianavoters.in.gov/ to register online.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families.  They can be purchased at the door.

BE A PART OF IT ALL!  The Interra Credit Union RedHawks Branch is open!  Located in the commons, the kiosk is in operation from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Students, faculty, and staff – stop by to learn about the services available to you and to meet Martha and Tricia.  Plan to participate in this year’s Grand Opening celebration NEXT week, when you can register to win door prizes and spin the WHEEL OF SUPRISES!

Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead?  Merit on the Move may be for you!  Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early.  Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m.  Talk to your counselor for more information.

GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics.  We our looking for more students interested in being part of this team.  All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical.  Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed.  Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more.  FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.  If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at kmoist@staff.goshenschools.org.  To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.

You are under no circumstances allowed to lock your bike up to any fence or gate on school property.  There has been a problem with students specifically doing this along the fence/gate to the soccer fields.  If you continue to do this, your lock will be cut, and your bike will be removed.  There are bike racks available, and they should be used.  Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol.  Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada.  Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados.  ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!

 

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 3:50 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.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center.  A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home.  This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY.  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.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived!  The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book.  If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400.  There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400.  Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400.  If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at slong@goshenschools.org to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

After school, it is expected that all students exit the building by 3:50 p.m.  If you have an after school activity, you should report to the sponsor’s room responsible for that activity by 3:50 p.m.  You are not to remain in the hallways or commons after 3:50 p.m.  Thank you for your cooperation with this request.

Free/reduced lunch forms are available in the bookkeeper’s office, in the cafeteria and in guidance.  Please pick one up if you need it!

Any student driving needs to have a parking tag.  You can get this through Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s office.  You need to have a valid license, valid registration, valid proof of insurance (this means that none of these can be expired), and $5.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority.  You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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.

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, yearbook, 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.  You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.

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:

  • Wednesday, October 3rd                       Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                        University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                            Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                         Holy Cross
  • Wednesday, October 10th                    University of St. Francis
  • Thursday, October 11th                      Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                       Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th                    Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th                   Olivet Nazarene University

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.

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

FRENCH CLUB is meeting Tuesday, October 2 during 2nd session of SRT in room 2410. We will be looking at T-shirts/hoodies and playing Halloween Bingo! We hope to see you there!

German Club will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  We will be doing our graffiti activity, picking a t-Shirt design, and electing officers.

Do you enjoy engineering competitions, figuring out how things work, solving problems, or designing new things?  If so, then come check out TSA (Technology Student Association) during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, October 4th in Lab 8040!  Come hear what TSA is all about and the opportunities available.  See Mrs. Yoder with any questions.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms.  So if you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at mperry@goshenschools.org.

SPORTS SCORES:

The Unified RedHawks travelled to Warsaw for the inaugural Unified Flag Football Sectionals.  Despite playing hard with several missing players and injuries, the RedHawks ended their season with a loss in the first round of sectionals against the Wawasee Warriors Goshen – 7 Wawasee – 34. Scoring the only touchdown of the game for the RedHawks was Spencer Witmer with a full field run and point after touchdown was scored on a 5 yard run by Lexi Tucker.Quarterbacks Allen Guthrie and Kateleen Marquez worked their crews hard. The RedHawk defense tries hard to keep the Warriors at bay but ultimately it wasn’t enough. The Unified RedHawks will be presented at the Boys Varsity Football game on Friday October 5th

Congratulations to the GHS JV girls’ soccer team on winning the NLC soccer tournament this weekend! The girls defeated Northwood 1-0 in the championship game. The winning goal was scored by Maddie Swallow with 3 minutes left in the game on an assists from Alex Lozano. In the first game of the tournament Goshen defeated Elkhart Memorial 7-0.  Maddie Swallow had two goals to lead the Goshen offense.  Alex Lozano, Diana Cortez, Joya Drenth, Priscilla Ramirez, & Christina Herrmann also scored for the RedHawks.  Lucy Kramer, Alex Lozano, Priscila Ramirez, & Diana Cortez assisted on the goals.  The girls finish the year with a 11-3-2 record.

The girls cross country team placed 8th at the conference meet. Yadira Sanchez led the team finishing 21st followed by Kassidy Bestul 36th, Julie Walton Clark 46th, Brandi Smith 48th, Kayleigh McKee 49th, Sophia Koshmider 54th and Abigail Garcia 55th.

The boys cross country team finished 4th. Felix Perez Diener was the Northern Lakes Conference Champion, followed by Angel Arreola 13th, Cole Johnston 21st, Johnathon Snyder 23rd, Sam Miller 27th, Adrian Mora 29th, and Ryan Diaz 30th.

Saturday morning, the Goshen RedHawks JV team took on the Northridge Raiders at Northridge High School. The RedHawks lost 50-0. Leading the offense was Alex Ubaldo. He rushed the all very well. Mitch Daniels also contributed to the rushing attack. Defensively, the RedHawks were led by Connor Ratcliff. He had a fumble recovery. Isaac Swatazky also had multiple tackles.

Friday night, the Goshen RedHawks took on the Northridge Raiders at Goshen High School. The RedHawks lost to the Raiders 30-14. Leading the way offensively for the RedHawks was Bryant Grewe. He had two rushing touchdowns. Daveyon Sanford had 188 yards receiving including a 65 yard reception. Defensively for the RedHawkswere led by Tomas Fuentes. He had two interceptions. Dominic Sosa had 12 tackles and a forced fumble. Drew Marlow had 11 tackles with three being for loss of yards. The defensive unit as a whole had seven tackles for loss.

The Goshen RedHawks Varsity Volleyball team went 3-1 at the Southwood Invite defeating Ft. Wayne Northrop, Marion, and Southwood and losing to Huntington North.  The RedHawks are now 23-8 heading into their final regular season contest against Bethany Christian Tuesday.  Top performers for the RedHawks were:

Aces-Josie Walters-7, Megan Gallagher-5

Assists-Megan Gallagher-90

Blocks-Lizzy Kirkton 8, KT Detweiler 6

Digs-Sophie Kirkton 41, Josie Walters 33

Kills-Brynn Shoup Hill 48, KT Detweiler 30

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys varsity soccer sectional round 1 will be held at Concord vs. Central at 5:00 p.m.

Girls freshman volleyball will travel to Concord to play against Concord and Mishawaka at 5:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!