GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017                                 


Seniors who want to participate in the graduation walk on May 18th need to turn in their permission slips to Mrs. Gardner or Mrs. Clark by the end of the day TODAY.

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.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  Starting in May, you will NOT be able to charge to your lunch account.

Seniors (and juniors graduating early):  Please see Mr. Kissinger during his lunch duty TODAY to go over the correct pronunciation of your names for the graduation register.  This will also be your opportunity to let him know if you do or do not want middle names or your full first name read.

Auditions for next year’s choirs are taking place this week and next week, ending on May 5th.  If you are interested in auditioning please come to the choir office in room 5310 to find out more information or to schedule an audition time.

Attention One Act Directors, Cast and Crew:  There is a VERY important brief meeting Monday at 3:45 p.m. in the auditorium.  Please plan to attend!

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are TODAY, May 2nd-5th and May 9th-12th.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 4th and May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m.  Tickets are $40 each and will increase to $45 starting May 9th.

Are you a DACA student that wants to go to college?  Please join us May 9th during both SRT sessions in the auditorium.  Discover how you can make college possible by learning from DACA students from IU Bloomington!  Eres un alumno indocumentado o DACA que quiere ir a colegio?  Favor de unirse a nosotros este 9 de Mayo durante ambos sesiones de SRT.  Descubre cómo puedes ser colegio posible, aprendiendo de otros alumnos indocumentados y con DACA desde la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington!

Juniors and Seniors:  Have you registered yet for the prom package courtesy of the Interra Credit Union RedHawks branch?  The winner gets two prom tickets (or reimbursement for tickets already purchased), a $75 gift card to the restaurant of your choice and $50 cash for those extra expenses.  Stop by the Interra RedHawks branch to get all the entry details TODAY and next Wednesday from Ailynn and Tricia.  The winner will be announced May 5th.  We’ll see you at the RedHawks branch!

The GHS Color Guard will have tryouts and training sessions at GOSHEN MIDDLE SCHOOL starting May 2nd.  The practices will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for four weeks from May 2nd thru May 25th.  Meet by Door Y in the front circle.

Hey, GHS students and staff…..Do you want to show your RedHawk Pride?  Purchase a RedHawks bumper sticker!  They will be available in the commons area during all lunches TODAY.  The stickers are weather-proof and removable and are available in three designs.  The cost is just $2 for a small sticker and $4 for a large one.  Proceeds will benefit Key Club and The Ultimate Frisbee Club.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Zak Keefer of the Indy Star wrote about NFL legend Peyton Manning and how he spent part of his off season every summer working on basic fundamentals with his brother Eli, under his former college quarterback coach.  Peyton was quoted as saying, “Don’t think you ever got it all figured out, because the little things matter. And if you ever think the little things don’t matter, and you can brush those aside, I promise you in whatever you are doing, your game’s going to slip.”  So the next time you spend a big part of your practice working on fundamentals, or your coach encourages you to do so in the off season, recognize the importance.  Manning did so for his entire career!

NOW HIRING:  Walmart is now hiring for the new Elkhart Rd. Super Center.  To apply go to apply at or come into the store to the hiring center and apply on the kiosk.  Make sure to note that you are applying for the Elkhart Rd. location.

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at for more information.  We hope you join us!

HELP WANTED:  If you are 18 years old, and are interested in lawn care and landscaping Twin Pines is looking for a full time employee to start immediately.  To apply, please stop by their office at 2011 W. Wilden Ave. in Goshen to fill out an application.

Seniors:  (**Please note the date change**)  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at to place an order.  Cap & Gown delivery day will be on May 4th during SRT.

The guidance office has just received the Dee Watson Nursing Scholarship.  Stop in to pick up an application.

Judged cheerleading tryouts will take place in the warehouse TODAY starting at 6:00 p.m.  If you are a spring athlete who could not make it today, please come on Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Goshen Community Schools Foundation is a privately funded educational grant program that strives to improve the innovation and creative experiences for the students of Goshen Community Schools.  Founded in 2008 by several Goshen Schools alumni, the Foundation has been able to raise more than $83,000 towards this effort.  We invite you to join us in this quest to assist our area students and teachers.  This year’s Thank-A-Teacher project is underway.  You, your parents, or someone you know in the community may contribute to a special teacher.  Any amount is accepted and a thank you note is sent to the teacher.  Pass along the word and honor your favorite teacher!

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This 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 for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  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.



Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should attend a call out meeting on Tuesday, May 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Updated calendars will be passed out, expectations will be laid out and we will go over some important info regarding the summer.  Please plan to attend!



The girls tennis team had their first 0-5 loss of the season to Concord.  Courtney Sloop and Madison Rittenhouse got a doubles win for JV.

The boys varsity golf team defeated Central Noble 194-223.  The RedHawks were led by Allan Garratt who fired a 46.  Jake Jennette and William Troyer shot 48s and Gabe Yoder and Peyton Cripe shot 52s.  There was no JV match because Central Noble could not field a JV team.

The girls varsity softball team jumped out early leading 2-1 in the 4th, but couldn’t hold the lead and lost to Mishawaka 9-2.  Alexia Nettrouer had two hits and a double while Kate Atkinson also added two hits for the night.

The girls JV softball team defeated Mishawaka 21-4.  Ruth Whitehead got the win as the pitcher while Alexis Navarro had three hits including a three run homer and while adding six RBI’s. Breanna Boocher also had two hits including a two run homer with three RBI’s.  Vanessa Lopez and Sarai Rodriguez each added two hits.  Maddie Cross also had two doubles for the day.



The boys JV and varsity baseball teams will host Wawasee at 5:00 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity tennis teams will host Westview at 5:00 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will play at Wawasee at 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday:

The boys varsity golf team will compete in the Wawasee Invitational at 8:00 a.m.

The boys and girls varsity track teams will compete in the John Reed Relays at 9:00 a.m.

The girls JV tennis team will play in the Penn JV Invite at 9:00 a.m.

The boys baseball C team will host Plymouth in a double header starting at 10:00 a.m.

Good luck to all of you!