GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018                               


TONIGHT’S theme is Goshen spirit wear. Wear your Goshen apparel and school colors with pride! Go RedHawks!

SENIORS: TODAY is your last day to turn in your work ethic certification permission papers to Mr. Bechtel in the main office. After Labor Day, they will no longer be accepted.

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

HELP WANTED: We are looking for a church nursery attendant at First Presbyterian Church of Goshen. Applicants should be 18 or older, excellent at caring for infants and toddlers, able to pass a criminal background check, and available to work from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Sundays. This position pays $10/hour. As additional needs for childcare arise, the nursery attendant will be the first to have an opportunity to work during other events or programs. To apply, please contact Alan Griffin at, applications can be downloaded from the homepage at, or you can call 533-7845.

STARTING THIS WEEK: 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.

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!

Students: 2018 yearbooks are NOT here yet. We will announce when they are here and ready to be picked up.

Any student driving needs to have a parking tag.  You can get this through Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s office.  You need to have a valid license, valid registration, valid proof of insurance (this means that none of these can be expired), and $5.  OJ will start tagging vehicles without parking permits NEXT week, so DON’T delay!

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is now available in Guidance.  You must be a first generation college student (neither parent graduated from college), have a GPA over 3.5, demonstrate significant school and community involvement, have plans on attending college in Indiana, and you must apply by September 7th, 2018. See Mrs. Villalobos in Guidance.

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.

YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS – The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school.  This program is for any student who is staying after school. All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity.  Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner.  The cafeteria will stay open until 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks. All students picking up the healthy snack after school will need to eat their snack in the cafeteria.  We appreciate your cooperation with this adjustment that is mandated by the state of Indiana in order to continue this program.

If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, yearbook, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave. Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving. You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.

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

  • Tuesday, September 4th              IU Bloomington
  • Wednesday, September 5th          Ball State
  • Thursday, September 6th             Manchester College
  • Friday, September 7th                  Central Michigan
  • Tuesday, September 11th             IUPUI
  • Wednesday, September 12th        Goshen College
  • Tuesday, September 18th             Army Reserves
  • Wednesday, September 19th        Trine University
  • Thursday, September 20th            Purdue-Ft. Wayne
  • Wednesday, October 3rd              Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                  University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                      Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                   Holy Cross
  • Tuesday, October 16th                 Grace College

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.



LGBTQ? Questioning? Ally? Join GSA! Genders & Sexualities Alliance is an inclusive club focused on activism and empowerment, in addition to being a safe place for people to talk about (and be!) their real selves. For more info, follow the link: Our first meeting is Thursday, September 13th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3200.



The boys varsity tennis team improved to 9-0 by winning their 2nd NLC match over Northridge 4-1. Carlos Lichty stayed undefeated on the season by dropping only one game and being the first one off the court. The 2 doubles pair of Wyatt Fisher and Axel Brown lost only one more game than Lichty, and then the 1 doubles pair of Ben Bontrager-Singer and Diego Torres turned in a strong performance for the clinching point. Ryan Harmelink overcame a 1-4 start to win eleven straight games and pull out the win. On the JV side, Carter Schmucker, Brenton Pham, Drake Crowder, Anton Pham, and Cormac Koop Liechty all got wins.

Girls varsity golf competed against Plymouth and Northridge at Pretty Lake Golf Club. Cat Hoover came in with another low score of 49, and Olivia Lehr shot a 52. Varsity scored 216 together, but fell to Northridge and Plymouth.

Both the girls varsity and JV volleyball teams lost to Warsaw.  Varsity lost 1-3 (25-21, 12-25, 10-25, 23-25).  The RedHawks are now 12-3 and 0-1 in the NLC.  Top performers for Goshen were:

Aces-KT Detweiler-4, Lizzy Kirkton-3

Assists-Megan Gallagher-30

Blocks-KT Detweiler and Lizzy Kirkton-2, Haley Howard-1

Kills-Lizzy Kirkton-12, Brynn Shoup-Hill-8, Haley Howard-5

The boys varsity soccer team beat the visiting Plymouth Pilgrims by a score of 4-1.  Goals: Ciro Aguilar (2), Cruz Garcia (1), and Fernando Quevedo (1).  Assists: Fernando Quevedo. Their record is now 4-2 for the season, and 1-2 in the NLC.

The girls soccer team traveled to LaPorte, and came away with a 4-0 victory.  Jocelyn Valderrama, Aniya Hartzler, Maggie Gallagher, and Joya Drenth scored for the RedHawks.  Hailey and Regan Mast assisted on the goals.  Keeper Madison Rittenhouse had five saves in goal.  Goshen is now 4-2 on the season. The JV team remained undefeated in a high scoring 6-3 game. Maddie Swallow and Itzel Hernandez led the offense with two goals each.  Priscilla Ramirez and Alessandra Lozano also scored for the RedHawks. Maddie Swallow and Diana Cortez assisted on the goals. The JV girls record now stands at 5-0-1.

The girls cross country team was defeated by Warsaw 15-50. Yadira Sanchez led the team by placing 17th followed by Kayleigh McKee 20th, Sophia Koshmider 24th, Kassidy Bestul 25th, Julie Walton Clark 27th, Celeste Arroya 28th, and Morgan Chupp 29th. The boys cross country team was defeated by Warsaw 25-32. Felix Perez Diener led the team placing 1st followed by Jonathon Snyder 4th, Angel Arreola 6th, Adrian Mora 9th, Sam Miller 12th, Cole Johnston 15th, and Ryan Diaz 16th. Both teams are now 0-1 in the conference and season.

Boys JV soccer beat Plymouth 1-0. Goshen Goal scorers:  Isaac Daniels. Their record is now 5-0-1 and 2-0-1 in conference.



Boys JV & varsity tennis will play at Fairfield at 4:30 p.m.

Boys varsity football will play at Elkhart Memorial at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday:

Boys and girls varsity cross country will compete in the Harrison Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

Varsity girls soccer will host Wawasee at 10:00 a.m.

Go RedHawks!