Weather concerns for this week

There are many factors that are in play when we make decisions about school delays and closings, and as you might imagine, each weather event is unique and has its own peculiarities. Having said that, we know that many of you wonder about timelines and such for when we are making these decisions. Normally, we decide on delays by 5:45 a.m., as the first buses roll out between that time and 6:00. If there is a delay, we have until 7:45 to decide if we will close school or not, also based on when the first buses would begin their routes. We take making these decisions very seriously, as 6600 young lives depend on us for so many things. For many of our students, we provide their only two nutritious meals a day.

As we are looking at this week, we surmise that we could have several more E-learning days. As we think about the educational value of these days, and since we are still new at this, we believe that two E-Learning days in a row should be max for us. Therefore, if we would need to close school for a third consecutive day, that day would be made up on the first available planned make up day in our school calendar, which in this case, would be Friday, Feb. 15.

Please remember that students have five school days to complete their E-Learning assignments.

We will try to make all weather-related decisions this week in as prudent and timely manner as possible. Thank you all, and stay warm and safe out there!

For Jan. 28, 2019 after school activities cancellations

Due to worsening road conditions all Elementary and GMS after schools activities are cancelled.

GHS Activities:
The 9th grade boys basketball game at John Glenn is postponed for tonight. The Freshman team will practice in Whiteman Gym after school until 5:30.

Varsity boys basketball and varsity girls basketball are still practicing.

Boys swim practice is still on after school at GHS. The Culver’s Give Back Night has been postponed until 2/5.

Nelson’s chicken tickets and money for all boys and girls track members will be due tomorrow. Please turn them in to Coach Willis and Coach DuBois.

Musical practice is still on until 5:15 p.m.

All out of season athletic activities are canceled – including the weight room.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

All APEX classes will be held in the media center THIS week!

Intramural soccer signups are now underway. If you would like a team form or individual form, please see Lucas Kauffman, or stop by the athletic office to pick one up. The cost is $5, unless you have played intramural basketball. Both forms and money are due TODAY.

Nelson’s chicken tickets and money for all boys and girls track members are due TOMORROW.  Give them to Coach Willis and Coach DuBois.

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th. The conferences are from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

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, January 30th            Fairfield Cosmetology Program

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray): Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night and Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

The John and Dorothy Geyer Scholarship and the Niccum Educational Trust Foundation Scholarship are now available. You can pick up the packets in the Guidance office.

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

There will be a Drama Club meeting in room 2100 during the 2nd session of SRT on Tuesday, February 12th. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, no prior acting experience or attendance of Drama Club meetings necessary! Questions can be directed to staff sponsor Ms. Pobocik at ppobocik@staff.goshenschools.org, or Drama Club president Dani Horn at hornd1@students.goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

Girls varsity basketball improved to 14-7 overall, and 4-2 in NLC play with their win over the visiting Lady Chargers of Elkhart Memorial 63-15.  The RedHawks were led by Brynn Shoup-Hill with 28 points to lead all scorers. Tori Eldridge added eight points, Josie Walters seven points, Hailey Mast and Katherine Detweiler both five points, Hannah LaFary and Maggie Gallagher both three points, and Jazmin Vargas and Regan Mast both with two points in the win.

Boys JV basketball defeated Elkhart Memorial 37-35 in OT. Goshen was led in scoring by Zack Barker with 14 points.

Boys varsity basketball was defeated by Elkhart Memorial 53-48. Goshen was led in scoring by Porter Revoir with 22 points.

The JV Lady RedHawks defeated Elkhart Memorial 43-22. Goshen was led in scoring by Hannah LaFary with eleven points.

Girls varsity basketball lost to Warsaw 45-39. The RedHawks were led by Brynn Shoup-Hill with 13 points, Josie Walter’s with ten points, and Lizzy Kirkton with eight points.  The Lady RedHawks fall to 14-8 on the season, and 4-3 in NLC play.

JV girls basketball was defeated by Warsaw 26-39. Goshen was led in scoring by Tori Eldridge with 16 points, and Kylie Yoder with five points. The JV girls finish their season with an 11-9 record.

Boys JV basketball was defeated by Penn 54-30. Goshen was led in scoring by Zack Barker.

Boys varsity basketball was defeated by Penn 80-57. Goshen was led by Bryant Robinson with 17 points.

The boys swim and dive team finished 5th in the Boys NLC Meet this Saturday at Northridge. There were many great swims and dives and many seconds were dropped throughout the day. The RedHawks were led by seniors Alex Ramos and Sam Metcalfe, each receiving a 3rd and 4th place in their individual events. Alex in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, and Sam in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Both boys then went and swam in the 400 freestyle relay, which placed 2nd behind Northridge. Also on the 400 freestyle relay was Dylan Steury who placed 4th in the 100 butterfly and 7th in the 200 IM and Nick Zehr who placed 5th in the 200 IM and 7th in the breaststroke.  Mason Shrock tied for 6th place in the 50 freestyle and placed 6th again in the 100 freestyle. Gabe Goertz finished 6th in the 100 backstroke and 9th in the 100 freestyle. Also contributing top 16 finishes were Jackson Gaby (200 freestyle – 11th, Sam Miller (200 IM – 12th, 100 Breaststroke – 12th), Xavier Groves (500 freestyle – 15th) , Evan Sailor (Diving – 13th), Jonathon Snyder (Diving – 10th), and Wyatt Fisher (50 Free – 15th, Diving – 14th). Congratulations boys! You had a great effort and some great swims!

The RedHawk wrestlers advanced ten wrestlers to this week’s Regional Championships being held at GHS this Saturday. The team was led by Sectional champion Nick Olson. Good luck to the wrestlers on Saturday!

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – MAKE UP DATE TBA: Boys freshman basketball will play at John Glenn at 6:00 p.m. Good luck gentlemen!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Student Athletic Council will be participating in a series of activities THIS WEEK to promote “inclusion” for all students.  The “Week of Inclusion” activities will be mainly during lunch hours at GHS during the week.  This is the 50th year of the US Special Olympics organization, and we would like to fill two banners on which students sign their names as a promise to not use the “R” word when referring to students with special needs.  The “End the R Word” banners will be available for students to sign during lunch periods.  The Theory of Knowledge class will also be promoting the Unified Sports Dance Marathon, which is set to take place on February 9th.  These events are efforts to educate all on the power of “inclusion”, and funds raised from the Dance Marathon will go to support your classmates involved in Unified Sports at GHS.

Get ready GHS…..Spirit Week is THIS WEEK! Each day you participate you can enter your name at the RedZone to win a prize!  TODAY: Neon Glow Day

Students will be admitted to the Elkhart Memorial double header TONIGHT for FREE. Students must enter at door “F”, be dressed in neon, and have their school ID to gain free access to the game. Come ready to cheer on your RedHawks to a win!

This Saturday at the home boys basketball game vs. Penn, the French Club will be selling crepes and hot chocolate to raise funds for their Chicago trip starting at 7:00 p.m. outside the main gym. Crepes will be on sale for $2 with a variety of fillings (strawberries, Nutella, peanut butter, and bananas), and hot chocolate will be $1 with $0.50 refills. We hope to see you Saturday night supporting the boys basketball team and the French Club. Merci!

Intramural soccer signups are now underway. If you would like a team form or individual form, please see Lucas Kauffman, or stop by the athletic office to pick one up. The cost is $5, unless you have played intramural basketball. Both forms and money are due by Monday, January 28th.

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th. The conferences are from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

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, January 30th            Fairfield Cosmetology Program

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):  TONIGHT vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

TONIGHT vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

The John and Dorothy Geyer Scholarship and the Niccum Educational Trust Foundation Scholarship are now available. You can pick up the packets in the Guidance office.

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

There will be a Drama Club meeting in room 2100 during the 2nd session of SRT on Tuesday, February 12th. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, no prior acting experience or attendance of Drama Club meetings necessary! Questions can be directed to staff sponsor Ms. Pobocik at ppobocik@staff.goshenschools.org, or Drama Club president Dani Horn at hornd1@students.goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys basketball will host Elkhart Memorial. JV tips off at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

Girls basketball will host Elkhart Memorial. Varsity tips off at 6:15 p.m., followed by JV at 7:45 p.m.

On Saturday:

Boys varsity wrestling sectionals will be held at Elkhart Memorial at 9:00 a.m.

The girls basketball C team will host the Goshen Tourney at 9:00 a.m.

Boys NLC diving prelims will be at Northridge starting at 9:00 a.m., followed by finals at 1:00 p.m.

Girls basketball will play at Warsaw. JV tips off at 1:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 2:15 p.m.

Boys basketball will host Penn. JV tips off at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Here is link for TODAY’S episode of GTV: https://youtu.be/kuOw3SJa5Mc

Attention Softball Players: TODAY right after school we will be doing Plyo’s with the baseball and football team in the warehouse.  It starts at 3:50 p.m., and it will end at 4:50 p.m.  Please have your ride there by 5:00 p.m.

Student Athletic Council will be participating in a series of activities THIS WEEK to promote “inclusion” for all students.  The “Week of Inclusion” activities will be mainly during lunch hours at GHS during the week.  This is the 50th year of the US Special Olympics organization, and we would like to fill two banners on which students sign their names as a promise to not use the “R” word when referring to students with special needs.  The “End the R Word” banners will be available for students to sign during lunch periods.  The Theory of Knowledge class will also be promoting the Unified Sports Dance Marathon, which is set to take place on February 9th.  These events are efforts to educate all on the power of “inclusion”, and funds raised from the Dance Marathon will go to support your classmates involved in Unified Sports at GHS.

Get ready GHS…..Spirit Week is THIS WEEK! Each day you participate you can enter your name at the RedZone to win a prize!

TODAY: Represent Your Favorite College Team Day

Friday: NEON Glow Day

 

Students will be admitted to the Elkhart Memorial double header TOMORROW for FREE. Students must enter at door “F”, be dressed in neon, and have their school ID to gain free access to the game. Come ready to cheer on your RedHawks to a win!

This Saturday at the home boys basketball game vs. Penn, the French Club will be selling crepes and hot chocolate to raise funds for their Chicago trip starting at 7:00 p.m. outside the main gym. Crepes will be on sale for $2 with a variety of fillings (strawberries, Nutella, peanut butter, and bananas), and hot chocolate will be $1 with $0.50 refills. We hope to see you Saturday night supporting the boys basketball team and the French Club. Merci!

Intramural soccer signups are now underway. If you would like a team form or individual form, please see Lucas Kauffman, or stop by the athletic office to pick one up. The cost is $5, unless you have played intramural basketball. Both forms and money are due by Monday, January 28th.

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th. The conferences are from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

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:

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

There is a mandatory meeting for all boys planning on running track TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.

Creative Writing Club: Our first meeting of 2019 will be TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430. We hope to see you there!

Art Club will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 1450.

Student Council will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium. If you have question, please email Mrs. Walters at awalters@staff.goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys varsity swim & dive NLC prelims will be at Northridge at 6:00 p.m. Good luck gentlemen!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Stay warm and be safe today!

Student Athletic Council will be participating in a series of activities THIS WEEK to promote “inclusion” for all students.  The “Week of Inclusion” activities will be mainly during lunch hours at GHS during the week.  This is the 50th year of the US Special Olympics organization, and we would like to fill two banners on which students sign their names as a promise to not use the “R” word when referring to students with special needs.  The “End the R Word” banners will be available for students to sign during lunch periods.  The Theory of Knowledge class will also be promoting the Unified Sports Dance Marathon, which is set to take place on February 9th.  These events are efforts to educate all on the power of “inclusion”, and funds raised from the Dance Marathon will go to support your classmates involved in Unified Sports at GHS.

Get ready GHS…..Spirit Week is THIS WEEK! Each day you participate you can enter your name at the RedZone to win a prize!

TODAY: Pajamas/Lazy Day…..Get cozy, but be school appropriate! J

Thursday: Represent Your Favorite College Team Day

Friday: NEON Glow Day

 

Friday, January 25th students will be admitted to the Elkhart Memorial double header for FREE. Students must enter at door “F”, be dressed in neon, and have their school ID to gain free access to the game. Come ready to cheer on your RedHawks to a win!

This Saturday at the home boys basketball game vs. Penn, the French Club will be selling crepes and hot chocolate to raise funds for their Chicago trip starting at 7:00 p.m. outside the main gym. Crepes will be on sale for $2 with a variety of fillings (strawberries, Nutella, peanut butter, and bananas), and hot chocolate will be $1 with $0.50 refills. We hope to see you Saturday night supporting the boys basketball team and the French Club. Merci!

Intramural soccer signups are now underway. If you would like a team form or individual form, please see Lucas Kauffman, or stop by the athletic office to pick one up. The cost is $5, unless you have played intramural basketball. Both forms and money are due by Monday, January 28th.

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th. The conferences are from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

TODAY                                       US Army Reserves

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

There is a mandatory meeting for all boys planning on running track TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.

Creative Writing Club: Our first meeting of 2019 will be TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430. We hope to see you there!

Art Club will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in room 1450.

Student Council will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium. If you have question, please email Mrs. Walters at awalters@staff.goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

Goshen Schools Closed Jan. 23/eLearning Day

Goshen Community Schools will be closed today (Wednesday, Jan. 23).

This will be an eLearning day. Students will have five school days to complete eLearning assignments. For further information on eLearning, please log into the Goshen Community Schools website at www.goshencommunityschools.org.

For elementary students who do not have their iPads at home, there are a couple of choices: Students may complete the assignments on other (home) devices, or they may take their devices home when we return to school, and they will have five days to complete eLearning assignments outside of the school day.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Student Athletic Council will be participating in a series of activities THIS WEEK to promote “inclusion” for all students.  The “Week of Inclusion” activities will be mainly during lunch hours at GHS during the week.  This is the 50th year of the US Special Olympics organization, and we would like to fill two banners on which students sign their names as a promise to not use the “R” word when referring to students with special needs.  The “End the R Word” banners will be available for students to sign during lunch periods.  The Theory of Knowledge class will also be promoting the Unified Sports Dance Marathon, which is set to take place on February 9th.  These events are efforts to educate all on the power of “inclusion”, and funds raised from the Dance Marathon will go to support your classmates involved in Unified Sports at GHS.

Get ready GHS…..Spirit Week is THIS WEEK! Each day you participate you can enter your name at the RedZone to win a prize!

TODAY: Totally Tie Dye Day

Wednesday: Pajamas/Lazy Day…..Get cozy, but be school appropriate! J

Thursday: Represent Your Favorite College Team Day

Friday: NEON Glow Day

 

Friday, January 25th students will be admitted to the Elkhart Memorial double header for FREE. Students must enter at door “F”, be dressed in neon, and have their school ID to gain free access to the game. Come ready to cheer on your RedHawks to a win!

This Saturday at the home boys basketball game vs. Penn, the French Club will be selling crepes and hot chocolate to raise funds for their Chicago trip starting at 7:00 p.m. outside the main gym. Crepes will be on sale for $2 with a variety of fillings (strawberries, Nutella, peanut butter, and bananas), and hot chocolate will be $1 with $0.50 refills. We hope to see you Saturday night supporting the boys basketball team and the French Club. Merci!

Intramural soccer signups are now underway. If you would like a team form or individual form, please see Lucas Kauffman, or stop by the athletic office to pick one up. The cost is $5, unless you have played intramural basketball. Both forms and money are due by Monday, January 28th.

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th. The conferences are from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

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, January 23rd            US Army Reserves

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

For all girls interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a final meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym. We’ll review the schedule for the next couple months, and talk about some details related to the season. If you are unable to attend, it’s important you contact Coach Love and get the information from him directly.

Attention girls interested in track & field this spring – There will be a MANDATORY call-out meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Willis and get the information from him directly.

Creative Writing Club: Our first meeting of 2019 will be Thursday, January 24th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430. We hope to see you there!

Art Club will meet Thursday, January 24th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 1450.

Student Council will meet on Thursday, January 24th during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium. If you have question, please email Mrs. Walters at awalters@staff.goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

Girls C-team basketball lost to Northwood 26-8.

Girls JV basketball defeated the Westview Warriors by a final score of 26-19. Goshen was led in scoring by Tori Eldridge with 18 points.

Boys JV basketball was defeated by Northwood 32-31. Goshen was led by Zack Barker with six points and five rebounds.

Boys varsity basketball was defeated by Northwood 52-43. Goshen was led by Bryant Robinson with 14 points.

Boys freshman basketball lost at home to Elkhart Central 31-26. Jordan Williams led the Hawks with 16 points.

The girls JV basketball team beat Northwood by a final score of 39-36. Goshen was led in scoring by freshman Tori Eldridge with 16 points.

Girls varsity basketball defeated the visiting Northwood Lady Panthers by a final score of 38-35. Goshen was led by freshman Brynn Shoup-Hill with 16 points, eleven rebounds, and five blocks, and junior Regan Mast with 14 points and two assists. Goshen is now 3-2 in NLC action, and 13-7 overall.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls basketball will play at Warsaw.  JV tips off at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.  Good luck ladies!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Here is the link for TODAY’S GTV episode: https://youtu.be/3gddz1RK6xI

The Elkhart Area Career Center will have an open house on Sunday, January 20th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Next week, Student Athletic Council will be participating in a series of activities to promote “inclusion” for all students.  The “Week of Inclusion” activities will be mainly during lunch hours at GHS during the week.  This is the 50th year of the US Special Olympics organization, and we would like to fill two banners on which students sign their names as a promise to not use the “R” word when referring to students with special needs.  The “End the R Word” banners will be available for students to sign during lunch periods.  The Theory of Knowledge class will also be promoting the Unified Sports Dance Marathon, which is set to take place on February 9th.  These events are efforts to educate all on the power of “inclusion”, and funds raised from the Dance Marathon will go to support your classmates involved in Unified Sports at GHS.

Get ready GHS…..Spirit Week is coming Tuesday, January 22nd-Friday, January 25th. Each day you participate you can enter your name at the RedZone to win a prize!

Tuesday: Totally Tie Dye Day

Wednesday: Pajamas/Lazy Day…..Get cozy, but be school appropriate! J

Thursday: Represent Your Favorite College Team Day

Friday: NEON Glow Day

 

Friday, January 25th students will be admitted to the Elkhart Memorial double header for FREE. Students must enter at door “F”, be dressed in neon, and have their school ID to gain free access to the game. Come ready to cheer on your RedHawks to a win!

Intramural soccer signups are now underway. If you would like a team form or individual form, please see Lucas Kauffman, or stop by the athletic office to pick one up. The cost is $5, unless you have played intramural basketball. Both forms and money are due by Monday, January 28th.

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th. The conferences are from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

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, January 23rd            US Army Reserves

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – Blackout/Senior Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

TONIGHT @ Northwood – Whiteout Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Congratulations to Daveyon Sandford for being selected to the Region 2 IFCA All-Star Team!  This is a great honor.  GHS is proud of you!

JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) is in their competition season.  We are proud to share that Jefferey Gill won for the best cover design of 2019 at regionals! He beat out all the schools in region 2. This means his design will compete at state as well to represent GHS.  Congratulations Jeff! JAG will continue to represent GHS in the following categories at the Career Development Conference: commercial, blog, brochure, public speaking, employability skills, critical thinking, financial literacy, and writing skills.

Have you followed GHS student council on Instagram yet at ghsredhawksstudentcouncil? No? Why not?! Do it! Also, some exciting news is coming soon so keep watching!

HELP WANTED: The Animal Aid Clinic South has openings for part-time kennel attendants.  The position entails a lot of cleaning, but also provides an opportunity for education in patient restraint, medication administration, etc.  This is a great “foot in the door” opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.  Kennel attendants work two to three days per week and some weekend days/holidays are mandatory.  Those interested can drop by the Animal Aid Clinic South and fill out an application, or can contact Dr. Stacey Dean at animalaidclinicsouth@gmail.com.

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

For all girls interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a final meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym. We’ll review the schedule for the next couple months, and talk about some details related to the season. If you are unable to attend, it’s important you contact Coach Love and get the information from him directly.

Attention girls interested in track & field this spring – There will be a MANDATORY call-out meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Willis and get the information from him directly.

Creative Writing Club: Our first meeting of 2019 will be Thursday, January 24th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430. We hope to see you there!

Art Club will meet Thursday, January 24th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 1450.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

Boys freshman basketball lost a close game to Northwood 36-32. Jordan Williams and Zach Subera paced the Hawks in astringent effort.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys basketball will play at Northwood. JV tips off at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Girls JV basketball will play at Westview at 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday:

Boys varsity wrestling will compete in the NLC Tourney at Plymouth at 9:00 a.m.

Girls basketball will host Northwood. JV tips off at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

Good luck to all of you!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Stay in Bounds Ambassadors make their January visits TODAY.  Please wear your Stay In Bounds t-shirts, and meet Mr. Kissinger at the Welcome Center at the end of 2nd period.  We will take a group photo.

The Elkhart Area Career Center will have an open house on Sunday, January 20th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Intramural soccer signups are now underway. If you would like a team form or individual form, please see Lucas Kauffman, or stop by the athletic office to pick one up. The cost is $5, unless you have played intramural basketball. Both forms and money are due by Monday, January 28th.

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th. The conferences are from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

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, January 18th                     Aces Exchange Student Program

Wednesday, January 23rd            US Army Reserves

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – Blackout/Senior Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 18th @ Northwood – Whiteout Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Have you followed GHS student council on Instagram yet at ghsredhawksstudentcouncil? No? Why not?! Do it! Also, some exciting news is coming soon so keep watching!

HELP WANTED: The Animal Aid Clinic South has openings for part-time kennel attendants.  The position entails a lot of cleaning, but also provides an opportunity for education in patient restraint, medication administration, etc.  This is a great “foot in the door” opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.  Kennel attendants work two to three days per week and some weekend days/holidays are mandatory.  Those interested can drop by the Animal Aid Clinic South and fill out an application, or can contact Dr. Stacey Dean at animalaidclinicsouth@gmail.com.

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

Are you interested in joining the English Academic Super Bowl team?  This year we’ll be competing on topics like ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Hebrew poetry and we need interested and dedicated students to join the team!  There will be a callout meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2100. If you can’t make this meeting, contact Ms. Pobocik at ppobocik@staff.goshenschools.org for more information!

For all girls interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a final meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym. We’ll review the schedule for the next couple months, and talk about some details related to the season. If you are unable to attend, it’s important you contact Coach Love and get the information from him directly.

Attention girls interested in track & field this spring – There will be a MANDATORY call-out meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Willis and get the information from him directly.

Creative Writing Club: Our first meeting of 2019 will be Thursday, January 24th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430. We hope to see you there!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys JV wrestling will compete in the Westview Invitational at 4:30 p.m.

Boys freshman basketball will host Northwood at 6:30 p.m.

The girls basketball C team will host Northwood at 6:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

Wednesday, Jan. 16-Train/Car accident

There was a train/car accident this afternoon (before school let out) at the Jefferson street crossing. Due to the accident, all railroad crossings/roads are closed between Lincoln Ave. and Kercher Road. The GCS transportation department is working hard to make sure that buses are available to transport students home this afternoon. However, please be aware that drop-off times may be delayed due to limited crossings and heavy traffic.

We appreciate your patience as we work together to make sure that all bus riders get home safely, and all GHS students are safely directed out of the parking lot.

There will be staff available in the transportation office if you have questions. 533-7176.

Esta tarde, sucedió un accidente entre un tren y un automóvil (antes de que las clases terminaran) en el cruce de la calle Jefferson. Debido a este accidente, todos los cruces y caminos por las vías del tren se encuentran cerrados entre la avenida Lincoln Aveniú y Kercher. El departamento de transporte está trabajando duro para asegurarse que todos los autobuses estén disponibles para transportar a los estudiantes a casa esta tarde. Sin embargo, por favor entienda que el horario en el que se dejará a su hijo podría retrasarse debido a los cruces limitados y al alto tránsito vehicular.

GHS Parent/Teacher Conferences

Goshen High School parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 7th.

The conferences are from 4 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style.

Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. Goshen High School’s bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments. Translators will be available if needed.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Here is the link for TODAY’S episode of GTV: https://youtu.be/_1wRYTTGnBE

Stay in Bounds Ambassadors make their January visits TOMORROW.  Please wear your Stay In Bounds t-shirts, and meet Mr. Kissinger at the Welcome Center at the end of 2nd period.  We will take a group photo.

The Elkhart Area Career Center will have an open house on Sunday, January 20th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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, January 18th                     Aces Exchange Student Program

Wednesday, January 23rd            US Army Reserves

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – Blackout/Senior Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 18th @ Northwood – Whiteout Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Congratulations to the boys bowling team for being sectional champions! Two boys advanced to regionals in Ft. Wayne next weekend – Cameron Schneider and Aaron Huffman. Good luck gentlemen!

Have you followed GHS student council on Instagram yet at ghsredhawksstudentcouncil? No? Why not?! Do it! Also, some exciting news is coming soon so keep watching!

HELP WANTED: The Animal Aid Clinic South has openings for part-time kennel attendants.  The position entails a lot of cleaning, but also provides an opportunity for education in patient restraint, medication administration, etc.  This is a great “foot in the door” opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.  Kennel attendants work two to three days per week and some weekend days/holidays are mandatory.  Those interested can drop by the Animal Aid Clinic South and fill out an application, or can contact Dr. Stacey Dean at animalaidclinicsouth@gmail.com.

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

Are you interested in joining the English Academic Super Bowl team?  This year we’ll be competing on topics like ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Hebrew poetry and we need interested and dedicated students to join the team!  There will be a callout meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2100. If you can’t make this meeting, contact Ms. Pobocik at ppobocik@staff.goshenschools.org for more information!

For all girls interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a final meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym. We’ll review the schedule for the next couple months, and talk about some details related to the season. If you are unable to attend, it’s important you contact Coach Love and get the information from him directly.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

C-team girls basketball placed 2nd at the West Noble Tournament by winning against Angola with a buzzer beater to end the game 25-24. The game winning assist was by Trinity Nemeth and bucket by Abby Wileman. Trinity had ten points and Abby scored seven to lead the team. The second game was lost 29-18 against West Noble.

Girls swim and dive placed 5th in the conference meet on Saturday at Concord High School.  The RedHawks were led by Zoe Eichron finishing 6th in the 200 IM and 5th in the 100 butterfly.  Makala Saeger also contributed a 9th place finish in the 100 breast and a 12th place finish in the 200 IM.  Ellie Zehr placed 9th in the 500 freestyle and 11th in the 200 IM.  Avah DeVoe placed 12th in diving. She was one of two freshman to score for the RedHawks on Saturday.  Lauren Murphy, Irene Montiel, and Ellie Walters all contributed top 16 finishes in the 50 yard freestyle.

Girls varsity basketball improved to 12-7 on the season winning 63-19 at home against the visiting Lady Jimmies of Jimtown.  The RedHawks were led by Brynn Shoup-Hill with 27 points, Megan Gallagher with nine points, Lizzy Kirkton with eight points, Regan Mast with six points, Josie Walters with five points, and Maggie Gallagher and Hailey Mast both chipped in with four points.

Boys JV basketball defeated Jimtown 45-19. Zack Barker and Anders Revoir led Goshen with twelve points each.

Boys varsity basketball defeated Jimtown 59-45. Goshen was led by Bryant Robinson with 23 points and eleven rebounds.

Girls JV basketball defeated Jimtown by a final score of 46-15. A total of eight girls contributed on the scoring end for the RedHawks. Leading scorers were Hannah LaFary and Tori Eldridge with twelve points each.

Girls swim and dive beat New Prairie and lost to East Noble at the Goshen Aquatics Center on Tuesday. The RedHawks were led by Sydney Penner winning the 500 yard freestyle and Zoe Eichorn winning the 50 yard freestyle.  The RedHawks finished their regular season with closing swims by seniors: Ellie Kercher, Makala Saeger, and Ellie Zehr contributing to the win.

The boys freshman basketball team was defeated by East Noble Tuesday night 26-23. The Hawks were paced by strong all around efforts from Roman Schrock and Jordan Williams.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)

GHS Unified Dance Marathon, Feb. 9-A Community Event

GHS IB students will host a Unified Dance Marathon on Saturday, February 9th from 6:00-11:00 p.m. in the GHS main gym. This event will be open to the entire Goshen Community, and students, adults, and families of all ages are encouraged to attend. (Announcements and instructions at the event will be given in both English and Spanish.)

Pictured below: GHS IB diploma candidates Katie Shirk, Emma Simpson, Josie Walters, and Maggie Gallagher.

The IB students decided to put their project proceeds toward GHS Unified Sports to raise awareness about the growing GHS Unified Sports program, to highlight the students they care about, and to raise funds to help the students with their team costs.

As stated previously, the Unified Dance Marathon will be open to everyone! There will be dance music provided by a DJ, a raffle with great prizes generously donated by local businesses, games for all ages, food to buy from the concession stand, and supervised quiet areas for those with light/sound sensitivities who might need to take a break from the action.

The students are not taking pledges for the dance marathon. Instead, they will charge an entry fee to get into the event. The suggested entry fees are: 5th grade and under = free, 6th grade and up = $5.00, and families = $10.00. However, no one will be turned away if they cannot afford the entry fee. Additionally, since this is a fundraiser, anyone who wants to pay more than the suggested entry fee is also welcome to do so!

The Unified Dance Marathon will be run by IB students, along with help from Student Council and National Honor Society students. The students have purposely extended the invitation to the entire community because they value the diversity of Goshen, and want to bring everyone together for an evening of family fun. We hope you will join them!!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.

Quotes from Dr. King:

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Our students, teachers and staff members will have Monday, January 21st off for the MLK holiday. We hope they, along with the whole Goshen community, will have a chance to learn more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Elkhart Area Career Center will have an open house on Sunday, January 20th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Stay in Bounds Ambassadors make their January visits TODAY and/or Thursday.  Please wear your Stay In Bounds t-shirts, and meet Mr. Kissinger at the Welcome Center at the end of 2nd period.  We will take a group photo each day.

Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

TODAY                                       US Navy

Friday, January 18th                     Aces Exchange Student Program

Wednesday, January 23rd            US Army Reserves

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

TONIGHT vs. Jimtown – Camo Night

Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – Blackout/Senior Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

TONIGHT vs. Jimtown – Camo Night

Friday, January 18th @ Northwood – Whiteout Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Have you followed GHS student council on Instagram yet at ghsredhawksstudentcouncil? No? Why not?! Do it! Also, some exciting news is coming soon so keep watching!

HELP WANTED: The Animal Aid Clinic South has openings for part-time kennel attendants.  The position entails a lot of cleaning, but also provides an opportunity for education in patient restraint, medication administration, etc.  This is a great “foot in the door” opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.  Kennel attendants work two to three days per week and some weekend days/holidays are mandatory.  Those interested can drop by the Animal Aid Clinic South and fill out an application, or can contact Dr. Stacey Dean at animalaidclinicsouth@gmail.com.

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

Are you interested in joining the English Academic Super Bowl team?  This year we’ll be competing on topics like ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Hebrew poetry and we need interested and dedicated students to join the team!  There will be a callout meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, January 17th in room 2100. If you can’t make this meeting, contact Ms. Pobocik at ppobocik@staff.goshenschools.org for more information!

For all girls interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a final meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym. We’ll review the schedule for the next couple months, and talk about some details related to the season. If you are unable to attend, it’s important you contact Coach Love and get the information from him directly.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The GHS wrestling team won the 51st Goshen Invitational. Placing 1st for the RedHaws were 106-Nick Olsen and 132-Christian Santos.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys basketball will host Jimtown. JV tips off at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

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

Girls basketball will host Jimtown. JV tips off at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Boys and girls JV & varsity swim and dive will host East Noble, Westview, and New Prairie at 6:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Technology Student Association will be working a Giveback Night at Culvers TONIGHT from 5-8:00 p.m. Come on out and support our club of future engineers! No ticket is necessary, just stop in for a meal or ice cream, and a percentage of all sales will go to the club. The TSA Club will use these funds for our state competition in March at Ball State, and to continue our work on solving sediment pollution for the City of Goshen. We appreciate your support!

The Elkhart Area Career Center will have an open house on Sunday, January 20th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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:

Tuesday, January 15th                 US Navy

Friday, January 18th                     Aces Exchange Student Program

Wednesday, January 23rd            US Army Reserves

Tuesday, January 29th                 Southwestern Michigan College

Tuesday, February 19th                Hesston College

Tuesday, March 5th                      Purdue Northwest College

 

Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – Camo Night

Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – Blackout/Senior Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

 

Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Friday, January 11th vs. Warsaw – Nerd Night

Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – Camo Night

Friday, January 18th @ Northwood – Whiteout Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – Neon Glow Night

*Free student admission if dressed in neon & w/a school ID. Enter through door F.

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – College T-Shirt Night

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night

 

Have you followed GHS student council on Instagram yet at ghsredhawksstudentcouncil? No? Why not?! Do it! Also, some exciting news is coming soon so keep watching!

HELP WANTED: The Animal Aid Clinic South has openings for part-time kennel attendants.  The position entails a lot of cleaning, but also provides an opportunity for education in patient restraint, medication administration, etc.  This is a great “foot in the door” opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.  Kennel attendants work two to three days per week and some weekend days/holidays are mandatory.  Those interested can drop by the Animal Aid Clinic South and fill out an application, or can contact Dr. Stacey Dean at animalaidclinicsouth@gmail.com.

Football Players:  Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  Mondays we will lift together in the weight room.  Thursdays we will be in the warehouse.  Please be dressed and ready to go.  We will meet in the warehouse.  You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.

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.

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.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.

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.

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.  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.

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:

Are you interested in joining the English Academic Super Bowl team?  This year we’ll be competing on topics like ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Hebrew poetry and we need interested and dedicated students to join the team!  There will be a callout meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, January 17th in room 2100. If you can’t make this meeting, contact Ms. Pobocik at ppobocik@staff.goshenschools.org for more information!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

Boys freshman basketball lost at Warsaw 38-17. The Hawks were led in scoring by Jordan Williams with ten points.

Boys JV basketball was defeated by Warsaw 50-35. Goshen was led in scoring by Jarah Byler with eleven points.

Boys varsity basketball was defeated by Warsaw 61-39. Goshen was led in scoring by Bryant Robinson with twelve points.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls basketball C team will compete in the West Noble Tourney at 5:30 p.m. Good luck ladies!

Dr. Woodworth’s Welcome for 2nd Semester

Welcome back, GCS family!

Happy New Year and welcome back for the 2nd semester of the 2018-2019 school year! Whether you are a GCS employee, student, or family member, we consider you a part of our GCS family. With this New Year’s letter, I would like to highlight a few items from the 1st semester and provide a brief look ahead.

During the 1st semester, we had many students and staff members recognized for excellence, including: GHS junior Joseph Narayan, chosen to serve a two-year term on the Indiana Department of Education Student Advisory Council; GMS counselor Jan Desmarais-Morse, named an American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Counselor of the Year finalist; Elementary school teachers and students, recognized for the creative, innovative work they are doing in the educational pathways of New Tech, IB, Dual Language Immersion, C.L.A.S.S., and Expeditionary Learning; GHS seniors Felix Perez Diener and Katie Shirk, named National Merit Semifinalists and Jonathan Snyder, named a National Merit Commended Student; GHS athletes, recognized by other schools and officials for exemplary sportsmanship; GMS math teacher Terri Hussey, named to the “top ten” for Indiana Teacher of the Year; and finally, Jane Troup, who with our sincere appreciation and thanks, ended her service on the GCS School Board after 24 years. 

In the 1st semester, we did a lot planning for the addition to be built at GHS and for the new Intermediate School. We are pleased with the progress we have made on the plans for both buildings, and trust that the input from teachers and architects will lead to optimal utilization of the buildings. We will continue to post construction updates on the GCS website at https://www.goshenschools.org/public-records/building-plans

As we look ahead to the 2nd semester, we anticipate that students will complete projects, perform in concerts, make progress toward their educational goals, and take field trips to explore places near and far. And at the end of the school year, we know that GHS will graduate a class of students who are well-prepared for work, further education, voluntary service, apprenticeships, military service, or whatever they choose to do. We will miss the class of 2019, but we are confident that they will be prepared for the future!

Thank you for your continued involvement, collaboration, and investment in our schools! It is the support of parents and community members that enables us to provide an excellent education for Goshen students and ensures that every student will reach his or her fullest potential. Thank you for partnering with us!

Sincerely,

Dr. Diane Woodworth

Superintendent