GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016                                


We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Any GHS student that needs a winter jacket can stop by the administration building.

It’s Finals Week…..Good luck to all of you!

  Fri., Dec. 16
8:25-10:06 Period 1 Final
10:13-11:46 Period 3
11:53-1:57 Period 5 (lunch)
2:04-3:35 Period 7 Final


REMINDER:  If you are doing make up ECA testing this week, please make sure that you bring your computers and make sure that they are charged.

Kelly Services is now hiring for warehouse positions at the Meijer Distribution Center in Middlebury, IN.  They are hiring for the weekend shift on Saturday and Sunday from noon-10:30 p.m.  Pay is $13/hour and you must be 18 years of age.  Please call (219) 872-1435 or e-mail

Students: Would you like a free book?  Stop by the library this week and choose one from underneath the German Club’s tree.  It’s our gift to you!

The Frisbee Club will play in Whiteman Gym at 8:30 p.m. on December 19th, 20th and 27th.

The boys Goshen Holiday Basketball tournament starts on December 22nd.  East Noble plays Fairfield at 6:00 p.m. followed by the RedHawks playing Elkhart Central.  Due to this event being a shared revenue event between the four schools, student activity ID’s and staff ID’s will NOT be honored.  The cost for admission each night will be $5.  On December 23rd, there will be a consolation game at 6:00 p.m. followed by the championship.  Come support the RedHawks!

The girls Goshen Holiday Basketball tournament is a one day V/JV tournament and student activity ID’s and staff ID’s are honored!  In addition, an all-day pass for students is only $3 to encourage attendance!  The tournament is on December 31st with JV games scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and varsity games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Go RedHawks!

The Boys and Girls Club is still looking for girls ages 13-18 for the 2016-2017 season basketball league.  Contact Athletic Director Evan French at 533-4793 or by e-mail at for more information.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  While watching my grandson play a youth basketball game over the weekend, I was impressed with his attitude and concentration while he wasn’t in the game.  At his age, they play an equal amount of time so all the kids spend time on the bench.  In contrast to his young teammates, it was noticeable that he was focused on watching his teammates and the game.  In high school team sports more than half of the players are not participating in the game at a given time.  Can you say that you or your teammates stay focused on the game or match when you are not in the game?  Are you still involved or disinterested?  Concentrating on the game when you are on the bench is no guarantee of success when you get your chance to play, but it does show that you are engaged and care about the end result.  Those that stay involved mentally while not playing have a much higher success rate when their chance finally comes or its time to give someone a rest!

If you are interested in playing intramural basketball in January, sign-ups continue through this week.  You can register as an individual or as a team and must have a concussion form on file in order to participate.  You can pick up the concussion form and registration forms from the bench outside Athletics, the Main Office, from Mr. Lucas Kauffman or from Mr. Willsey in room 1170.  The cost is $8.  Registration, concussion forms and money need to be handed into Mr. Kauffman or Mr. Willsey in room 1170 by TODAY.  If you have any questions, please see either one of them.

There has been a very large signup for the spring break marine biology trip.  Students who want to secure a spot on the trip need to make the down payment as soon as possible or talk to Mr. Weaver about arrangements.  It is very important that you take care of this in the coming week!

Students should take a look at their 2nd semester schedules in Skyward ASAP.  If there is a missing period in your schedule or a class you are no longer taking please fill out the “Schedule Issue” form and return it to guidance.  You can get these form from teachers, your SRT teacher or the guidance office.  Guidance will not make student request changes when we return in January, only teacher change requests.  Your schedule must be changed before you leave for Christmas break. We are trying to eliminate starting the 2nd semester with a lot of changes.  We know there will be some changes if you fail a class, or a teacher makes a recommendation for a change in placement.  Don’t wait until the last minute, the class you want may be full!

Ski Club:  Don’t forget that forms and money are due by TODAY!  Also, if you are interested in ordering ski club apparel, see Mrs. Clark for an order form.  Apparel orders are also due TODAY.

Date Time Boys Basketball Game Theme
22-Dec 6:00 Holiday Tourney Prep Night
23-Dec 6:00 Holiday Tourney Cops & Robbers (no look-alike weapons)
6-Jan 7:45 vs. Concord Wrong Sports Night
13-Jan 7:45 vs. Warsaw Geek Night
17-Jan 7:30 vs. Jimtown Hip Hop Night
27-Jan 7:45 vs. Elkhart Memorial White Out
28-Jan 7:45 vs. Penn Jersey Night
10-Feb 7:30 vs. Wawasee Pajama Night
21-Feb 7:30 vs. West Noble 80’s
24-Feb 7:45 vs. Manchester Black Out (Senior)


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 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home.  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.

Date Time Girls Basketball Game Theme
16-Dec 7:30 vs. Northridge Food Night
31-Dec 10:30 Holiday Tournament Christmas
31-Dec 2:00 Holiday Tournament Christmas
20-Jan 7:45 vs. Jimtown Patriotic Night
21-Jan 7:30 vs. Northwood Neon Night
27-Jan 6:15 vs. Elkhart Memorial Black Out (Senior)


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:

  • 3/15 Aces Exchange Student Program





The girls freshman basketball team lost to Northridge 41-11.

The boys JV basketball team opened the NLC Conference schedule with a loss at Northridge, 33-14.  Joseph Good had six points, Ben Bontrager-Singer had four rebounds and Dominick Swinney had three steals for the RedHawks.

The boys varsity basketball team lost 51-72 at Northridge.  Will Line led the way with 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.  Bryant Robinson, Michael Pinarski and Eliot Nafziger each added seven points.  Simon Myers had five rebounds.

The boys freshman basketball team lost to Northridge tonight.  The team was led by Ben Schneider with four points and six rebounds.  Bryant Grewe scored nine points.



The girls JV and varsity basketball teams will host Northridge.  JV plays at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity wrestling teams will compete at Northridge at 6:45 p.m.

Good luck to all of you and to all GHS teams competing over break.  Go RedHawks!