Class of 2019 Graduation Ticket Information (English & Spanish)

Dear Families of the GHS class of 2019, 

Our staff has started planning for the GHS graduation, to be held in the GHS main gym on Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 p.m.

We will be issuing tickets for the graduation ceremony. Each graduate will be issued 5 tickets. The tickets will be free of charge, but each person (including babies who will be held during the ceremony) will need to have a ticket in order to get in for graduation. No one will be admitted into the gym for graduation without a ticket. We ask that you please meet your family members to distribute tickets prior to entering the school. We also have overflow seating available for those who do not have tickets to watch a live feed of the ceremony in the auditorium.   

We will announce a time for students to pick up their tickets in early May.  An ID must be presented to pick up tickets.  We will e-mail this information to students as a reminder. 

Students who do not need all of their tickets should return the extra tickets to the main office. Tickets may be re-issued to another family if there are special circumstances that cause them to need more than their allotted number of tickets. (Special circumstances will be determined by the Principal.) If your family needs more than the allotted 5 tickets, you can email the Principal’s Secretary at gradtickets@goshenschools.org to be put on the “extra ticket request” list. Tickets are limited this year due to the size of the class and the new gymnasium seating, so please have your student check with friends or people in their SRT class to see if they can find someone who does not need all of their tickets first.

If you have questions or concerns about the procedure regarding graduation tickets, you may call the high school at 533-8651.

Sincerely,

Dr. Barry C. Younghans

GHS Principal

*** Please watch for updates on social media. You can check Facebook as well as follow us on Twitter at @goshenprincipal, @GoshenSchools and @ghs_guidance.

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Estimadas familias de la generación 2019 de la preparatoria Goshen High School:

Nuestro personal ha comenzado los planes de graduación de Goshen High School, que tendrá lugar en el gimnasio principal de la preparatoria, el domingo, 9 de junio, a las 2 p.m.

Distribuiremos las entradas para la ceremonia de graduación.  A cada graduado se le darán 5 entradas. Los boletos serán gratuitos, pero cada persona (incluidos los bebés a quienes carguen durante la ceremonia) deberán tener un boleto para entrar a la graduación. A nadie se le permitirá la entrada a la graduación en el gimnasio si no tiene boleto. Les pedimos que por favor se reúnan con sus familiares para distribuirles sus boletos antes de entrar a la escuela. También tenemos asientos disponibles para los que no tienen boleto, para que puedan ver la transmisión en vivo de la ceremonia en el auditorio de la escuela.    

Anunciaremos el momento en el que los estudiantes puedan recoger sus boletos a principios de mayo. Deberán presentar su identificación para recoger las entradas. Les enviaremos un correo electrónico a los estudiantes para recordarles.

Los estudiantes que no necesiten todas sus entradas deben devolver las entradas adicionales a la dirección principal. Les entregaremos estos boletos a otra familia, en caso de que hubiera circunstancias especiales que hicieran que necesitaran más que su número asignado de entradas. El director escolar determinará cuáles son dichas circunstancias especiales. Si su familia necesita más de los 5 boletos asignados, envíele un correo electrónico a la secretaria del director escolar a gradtickets@goshenschools.org para que lo incluya en la lista de “solicitudes de boletos adicionales”. El número de entradas está limitado este año debido al tamaño de la generación que se graduará y al tamaño del nuevo gimnasio. Por lo tanto, pídale a su hijo que primero revise con sus compañeros en su clase de SRT, si hay alguien que no necesita todas sus entradas. 

Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes sobre el procedimiento relativo a los boletos de graduación, puede llamar a la preparatoria al 533-8651.

Atentamente,

Barry C. Younghans

Director Escolar de GHS

*** Por favor, revise la información actualizada en las redes sociales. Puede revisar Facebook o seguirnos en Twitter en @goshenprincipal, @GoshenSchools y en @ghs_guidance.

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Girls soccer will have skill development sessions this week on Wednesday and Friday from 4-6:00 p.m.

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com. Just a reminder that if you have ordered, they will be here on Thursday for Cap & Gown Delivery Day during SRT at the athletic concession stand by the main gym.

All Goshen students who are considering athletic participation next school year are encouraged to get their physical exams as soon as you can, but definitely by June 30th.  Your physical exam for this year expires on June 30th, 2019.  Any new physical dated April 1st, 2019 or later will be good for all of next school year through June 30th, 2020!  We are offering an opportunity with Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on Monday, April 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  You must pre-register by completing the pre-physical health history on the athletic physical form and bringing $20 to the athletic office. If the $20 is a real issue, you will not be turned away.  Physical forms can be downloaded from the goshenredhawks.org website or picked up in the athletic office.

GHS will host Jeans for Troops Day on Wednesday, April 17th. Wear jeans and give a donation in the main office or guidance office. The suggested donation is $5, but any amount helps…and hey, you get to wear jeans on a Wednesday! Donations will be accepted the entire week of April 15-18. Donations help our veterans. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Auditions for next year’s choirs will be happening between April 23rd and May 3rd. If you are interested in more information, please come to the choir office in room 5310 to get more information. Auditions can be scheduled for times before school or during SRT.

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, April 10th                 ACES Exchange Student Program

Wednesday, April 17th                 Tobacco Control of Elkhart County

All boys not currently in a spring sport that are interested in playing basketball next year should see Coach Wohlford for a schedule of spring workouts. We will be in the weight room on Mondays after school, in the main gym on Wednesdays after school, and in Whiteman gym on Thursday nights from 6-8:00 p.m.

The Goshen City Bar Association Scholarship is in the guidance office.  Please stop by and pick up an application.

Lifeguarding and lifeguarding review classes will be offered this spring. More information can be found at the Aquatic Center website at http://aquatics.goshenschools.org/2019-spring-swim-lessons-and-lifeguarding-classes/ and click on the Lifeguarding flier Spring 2019 at the bottom.

The Recycle Caps Project is back by student request!  Last year GHS collected 400+ pounds of plastic caps/lids that were recycled into a red bench located in commons by auditorium.  This year we just need 200 pounds. Many types of plastic caps/lids can be collected. They need to be recycle #2, 4, or 5, and need to be CLEAN. SRTs that collect, sort, and fill a copy paper box (approx. 8 pounds) will have their name entered in a random drawing for cookies to be delivered to their class at the end of the semester.   Email Mrs. Swihart at cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org if you have questions, or stop by room 2200.

Important Information for Seniors – Nurse Wendy wants to make sure that you are aware that some immunization requirements have changed and you may need to update your vaccines before going to college.  Please email Nurse Wendy if you have any questions or are not sure if yours are up to date.  Currently we have just over 300 seniors who will need these shots before going to many colleges, universities, or trade schools.

It is that time of year again for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive.  The purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher to help you get in contact with one of us.

It’s not too late – yearbooks are for sale for $45!  They can be purchased online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can bring your payment to Mrs. Long in room 1400 in the Whiteman wing/art area.

REMINDER: 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. Officer Powell will be checking vehicles!

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.

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!

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:

All girls interested in playing basketball next year will have an informational meeting to discuss summer basketball opportunities, pick up schedules, and a commitment sheet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman gym.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys varsity baseball will play at Jimtown at 5:00 p.m.

Boys JV baseball will host Jimtown at 5:00 p.m.

Girls varsity softball will host Bethany at 5:00 p.m.

Girls JV and varsity track and field will host Northridge and Warsaw at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WELCOME BACK!

Girls soccer will have skill development sessions this week on Wednesday and Friday from 4-6:00 p.m.

All Goshen students who are considering athletic participation next school year are encouraged to get their physical exams as soon as you can, but definitely by June 30th.  Your physical exam for this year expires on June 30th, 2019.  Any new physical dated April 1st, 2019 or later will be good for all of next school year through June 30th, 2020!  We are offering an opportunity with Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on Monday, April 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  You must pre-register by completing the pre-physical health history on the athletic physical form and bringing $20 to the athletic office. If the $20 is a real issue, you will not be turned away.  Physical forms can be downloaded from the goshenredhawks.org website or picked up in the athletic office.

GHS will host a Jeans for Troops Day on Wednesday, April 17th. Staff and students can donate $5 and wear jeans that day to help support our troops. More info to come after break!

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, April 10th                 ACES Exchange Student Program

Wednesday, April 17th                 Tobacco Control of Elkhart County

All boys not currently in a spring sport that are interested in playing basketball next year should see Coach Wohlford for a schedule of spring workouts. We will be in the weight room on Mondays after school, in the main gym on Wednesdays after school, and in Whiteman gym on Thursday nights from 6-8:00 p.m.

The Recycle Caps Project is back by student request!  Last year GHS collected 400+ pounds of plastic caps/lids that were recycled into a red bench located in commons by auditorium.  This year we just need 200 pounds. Many types of plastic caps/lids can be collected. They need to be recycle #2, 4, or 5, and need to be CLEAN. SRTs that collect, sort, and fill a copy paper box (approx. 8 pounds) will have their name entered in a random drawing for cookies to be delivered to their class at the end of the semester.   Email Mrs. Swihart at cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org if you have questions, or stop by room 2200.

Important Information for Seniors – Nurse Wendy wants to make sure that you are aware that some immunization requirements have changed and you may need to update your vaccines before going to college.  Please email Nurse Wendy if you have any questions or are not sure if yours are up to date.  Currently we have just over 300 seniors who will need these shots before going to many colleges, universities, or trade schools.

It is that time of year again for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive.  The purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher to help you get in contact with one of us.

It’s not too late – yearbooks are for sale for $45!  They can be purchased online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can bring your payment to Mrs. Long in room 1400 in the Whiteman wing/art area.

REMINDER: 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. Officer Powell will be checking vehicles!

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.

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!

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:

All girls interested in playing basketball next year will have an informational meeting to discuss summer basketball opportunities, pick up schedules, and a commitment sheet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman gym.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

(No events scheduled)