GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020
The schedule will be as follows:
|Friday, February 28|
|Period 1 8:25-9:17|
|Period 2 9:22-10:14|
|Period 3 10:19-11:11|
|Period 4 11:16-12:08|
|Period 5 12:13-1:41|
|Lunch A 12:13-12:43|
|Lunch B 12:33-1:03|
|Lunch C 12:53-1:23|
|Lunch D 1:11-1:41|
|Period 6 1:46-2:38|
|Period 7 2:43-3:35|
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for filing from now until April 15, 2020. To give yourself the best chance to secure financial assistance complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. If you’ve started the application but are stuck, if you have specific questions about it, or if you’re just unsure about completing it on your own – you’re in luck! GHS is hosting a FAFSA Completion Night on Monday, March 9th in the cafeteria. A financial expert from InvestEd as well as the GHS School Counselors will be on hand to provide assistance to students and families. If you’re interested in attending stop in the School Counseling Office to pick up a handout of what you need to being with you on the 9th.
Indiana University-South Bend will be having their Multicultural Student Showcase Day on March 13, 2020. This event includes guest speakers, Q&A session, campus tour, and an informational breakout session. If you are interested in attending, you can pick up a field trip permission slip in the guidance office with Ms. Embriz or in the main office with Ms. Tovar. This event is for juniors and seniors only.
Wrestlers stop by the main office to sign up to work concessions TONIGHT.
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 in Room 3220 or Mrs. Shakley in Room 2140. You may also ask one of your teachers to help you get in contact with one of us.
Intramural Volleyball signups are now underway through Monday, March 2nd. If you have not participated in Intramurals this year, cost is $8. If you have, and would like a new t-shirt, cost will be $5. You can pick up a sign up form from either Lucas Kauffman, or from in front of the athletic office, and turn in all forms and money to Lucas Kauffman. If you have any questions, please contact him.
Goshen College & Goshen Community Schools’ new Teach Elkhart County program is open to select Elkhart County students interested in teaching in the area after graduation. During the four-year college program, you’ll be trained to become a skilled and highly effective teacher. You’ll also receive extensive support through faculty mentorship and by being in a cohort of fellow students in the program. Plus, graduates of the program will receive several exclusive benefits, including a guaranteed interview, priority job placement, and a hiring bonus. Interested in learning more? Join us for an Open House on March 4 at 10:45 a.m. OR 5:30 p.m. Sign up: goshen.edu/teachevent
Attention 9th-11th graders, IU Bloomington is hosting their Spring Shadow program during April 5th-7th. During this three-day program, you will be able to shadow a current IU student, meet faculty, professors, and students in your intended major and get to know campus life. As a participant, you will be able to stay in a residential hall, attend college classes/functions, as well as receive a mentor. The program is free of cost but you will need to provide your own transportation to and from Bloomington. Apply online at https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1TtwO6Bexw4fBGt by TOMORROW February 28, 2020. A GPA of 2.5 and a recommendation letter are required.
Girls’ tennis conditioning will be after school until 5p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please meet in the 2nd floor hallway after changing into workout clothes and please bring water.
Drama Club One Acts are approaching fast! Juniors and seniors interested in directing should email Ms. Pobocik at firstname.lastname@example.org with their script ideas before Monday, March 16th for approval. Those interested in auditioning should keep an eye on announcements for auditions dates!
Attention Seniors & Juniors Graduating Early: If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at www.jostens.com. Just a reminder that if you have ordered, they will be here on Tuesday, April 28th for Cap & Gown Delivery Day during SRT at the athletic concession stand by the main gym.
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, March 10th||United States Air Force|
|Thursday, March 12th||Grace College|
|Wednesday, March 18th||Army National Guard|
|Friday, March 20th||ACES Exchange Program|
|Thursday, March 26th||Bethel University|
PARKING ISSUES: We realize that parking is an issue with construction and the new set up we have this year to help with the flow of traffic. If you cannot find a parking spot, please do not just create one. You may park in the band lot across from the administration building if you need to, but you CANNOT park in the admin parking lot. Those spots are used for employees as well as people who are visiting the administration building. Students are also not to park in the area by the SPV’s (the small white buses). Also, please remember that you CANNOT park in a space designated for handicap parking. Officers will start issuing tickets for this. Thank you for your cooperation!
Senior Students – Nurse Wendy wants you to be aware that your immunizations must be up to date for many colleges, universities, or trade schools. Currently there are 239 seniors who need updated immunizations. If you are not sure if you need any, please contact Nurse Wendy.
Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the Learning Commons from 3:45-4:50 p.m. You must be in the Learning Commons by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this. You are expected to exit the building through door M where a bus will be available at 5:00 p.m. if you need a ride home. This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY. 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 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. Student athletes are expected to get their snack immediately after school. They should change clothes for practice AFTER they get their snack.
REMINDER: Any student driving needs to have a parking tag. You can get this from Mrs. Dorn 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.
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!
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 Mrs. Alcala in 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. GTV 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.
The Elkhart County Farm Bureau Scholarship is available in the counseling office or on their website at https://www.infarmbureau.org/CountyDistrictApplications. The deadline is THIS Sunday, March 1st. Your parent/guardian has to have been a member of Elkhart County Farm Bureau for at least three years and you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.
The Ceres Solutions Scholarship is available. You can apply at www.ceres.coop or pick up a paper copy in the counseling office. You must be a four-year 4-H member or have two years in your local FFA program. The deadline is THIS Sunday, March 1st.
Attention Seniors: The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has opened their 2020 scholarship application. Any high school senior who is seeking help for paying their higher education can apply at www.inspiringgood.org/community-foundation-scholarships/. With one single application you are able to apply to the 25+ scholarships that are currently available. The deadline is Monday, March 2nd at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions please email Samantha Lambert at Samantha@InspiringGood.org.
The Niccum Educational Trust Foundation Scholarship is available in the counseling office. You must have financial need to apply. The deadline is Sunday, March 15th.
The John & Dorothy Geyer Scholarship is available in the counseling office. You must have financial need to apply. The deadline is Wednesday, April 1st.
The Laura A. Kindig Scholarship is available in the student counseling office. Applicants should be involved in the nursing or medical related fields. The deadline is Wednesday, April 15th.
The Cpl. Aaron L. Seal Memorial Scholarship is available in the student counseling office. You must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
Attention 2020 Spring Graduates – The scholarship application process for Dollars for Scholars is open. If you have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and plan to attend a college or technical school, you might quality for one of the 60 scholarships to be awarded. A detailed tutorial of the application process can be found at https://youtu.be/459R1oRPgTs. Liliana Embriz (the college coach here at GHS and a former Dollars for Scholars recipient) is available to help with any college or trade school questions. Just stop by Guidance to talk with her.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
French Club will be celebrating Mardi Gras at our next meeting Tuesday, March 3 during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2410. We will play a game to crown our King for the day, make masks, swap beads, and enjoy some New Orleanian music. All are invited to join in the festivities. Hope to see you there!
The GHS Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 16th to discuss The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. We meet during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3180 to discuss the book over yummy snacks. Interested students are responsible for getting a copy of the book and reading it. If you have further questions or need assistance in getting a copy, please contact Mr. De Kleine, Noemi Vela, or Emily Brugh.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
TONIGHT, the boys basketball team will host Michigan City Marquette for senior night. The JV game starts at 6:30 PM. Please note the later start. In between games, our basketball seniors and families will be honored. The student section theme night is GymRats. Please wear your gym gear and come and have a blast supporting the team in our last winter home contest. Thanks for all your support of GHS athletic teams this winter.