All physical education and fitness classes at GHS will be swimming from February 16th-26th at the new aquatics facility on the Goshen Middle School campus.  Students should be prepared to travel to GMS by arriving to class on time with proper swimming clothes.

Are you a junior or senior interested in a college visit on February 23rd to visit Indiana Tech University in Ft. Wayne?  There is no charge and lunch will be provided by the university.  See Ms. Hollinger in Guidance for permission slips.  Spots are limited so don’t waste time!

The Career Center field trip has been rescheduled for March 3rd.  We will leave at 9:20 a.m. and return by 11:45 a.m.  Please meet at door M by 9:15 a.m. that day.  Only students who turned in their permission slip and are on the list in Guidance can go.  The bus is full, so we are not able to add anyone else to the trip.

The next boys soccer open play will be on Thursday, February 11th.

Seniors: Please make sure you return your completed Kiwanis scholarship application to Ms. Hollinger in the guidance office by February 15th.

The guidance office has received two general scholarships, the Niccum and the John A. & Dorothy H. Geyer.  Stop by for more information!

Seniors:  IUSB will be here on Tuesday for an onsite admissions visit.  Have your application fee waived, see if you qualify for a $500 scholarship and receive an admissions decision on the spot!  Sign up in guidance now, as slots go fast!

Please stop by the commons during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 2/8     Universal Tech Institute
  • 2/22    Southwestern Michigan College
  • 2/29    Army

Super Mileage Club will meet on the following dates:  February 9th and 23rd & March 8th and 22nd.  Times are 7-8:15 a.m. and/or 3:45-5:30 p.m.

Boys basketball theme nights:

  • Tuesday, February 9th       80’s
  • Friday, February 19th         Black-Out
  • Saturday, February 20th     Jersey

Honoring the Tradition of the GHS Mascot:  On February 20th, prior to the home GHS Boys Basketball game vs. LaPorte, Goshen Community Schools will host an open house to honor our proud tradition at the Goshen Redskins.  The open house will be held from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria.  The open house will have memorabilia from our many years as the Goshen Redskins, the unveiling of a design for a commemorative display case in the GHS athletic area, the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and the induction of “the Chief” into the GHS athletic wall of fame.  In advance of this event, a commemorative tee shirt has been designed featuring both the Redskin and the new RedHawk mascot and is available for purchase via the internet at  If you do not feel comfortable ordering online, phone orders will be taken by calling Lori Martin at GCS central office at (574) 533-8631.  All proceeds from these shirts will be designated to supplement the costs of the new display case to honor the Redskin mascot.  These shirts will only be available until February 4th so that they can be distributed at the open house on February 20th.  After the open house, plans are for the window to re-open for a brief period.IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Playing team sports can be a fun and rewarding experience. It can also be challenging and frustrating at times.  Regardless, very few teams finish the season with the same starting line-up or personnel that it began the season with.  Whether it’s injuries, coach’s decision, or players making big improvements, the end of the season usually looks nothing like the start.  That’s why it is so important that all team members embrace every practice as an opportunity to improve and give themselves a better chance of earning playing time.  You never know when your chance will arrive, but chances are you will get your opportunity sometime during a long and arduous season.

Goshen Public Library offers several FREE activities for young adults monthly in grades 6-12.  You are invited to stop in on Thursdays after school from 4-6:00 p.m. to hang out, study, find an independent reading book, play a board game, color or just chillax at the teen café!  We’ll have hot chocolate and coffee!  We also have two NEW clubs continuing in February!  Weebz Anonymous, our manga club, meets first and third Wednesdays from 4-5:00 p.m. and Courageous Pages, our creative writing club, meets fourth Wednesdays from 4-6:00 p.m. in the teen area.  Our regular monthly programming continues on Thursday, February 18th with our Pages & Popcorn club from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  We’ll talk about the book Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and watch the movie.  Nerd’s Night Out: Music Nerd Night happens Friday, February 26th from 6-8:00 p.m. with karaoke and a “name that tune” game with pizza and prizes.  Finally, our regular programming will conclude this month with the Crafty Bandits, which will meet on Monday, February 29th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to have snacks and learn how to melt crayons with hairdryers to make interesting art.  To sign up or for more information about our programs, stop by the library or check out our GPL Teens webpage, Facebook or Twitter.

The student athletic council meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT will be dedicated to planning in regards to the GHS Unified Track & Field team.  We need “student partners” that will compete with the Special Olympics students on the team, we need volunteers to promote the team and collect donations at the February 19th home boys basketball and volunteers to participate in a stamp out the “R” word day at GHS.  There is also a Polar Plunge in Warsaw on February 20th for which we can participate and raise funds for those interested.  BRRRRRR!  Mr. Kissinger will bring the hot chocolate.  Thanks for getting involved GHS!

Greencroft has openings for the following positions:  Administrative Assistant, Cook, Dining Attendant, Laundry Aide, Beginning Healthcare Worker, Housekeeper, LPN Nurse and Pantry Team Leader.  If you are interested please contact Greencroft at 537-4000.

Seniors:  There are numerous local scholarships available to you through GHS Dollars for Scholars and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.  These scholarships apply to students pursuing post-secondary education at two-year colleges, four-year colleges or at vocational/technical schools.  If you need help completing the GHS Dollars for Scholars online scholarship application or have other scholarship questions counselors will be available to help in the Guidance Office Conference room tomorrow during SRT.  Make sure to bring your laptop.

Sophomore student-athletes who have signed up for the Best the Best leadership workshop on Tuesday need to report to the auditorium to start your day.  Please bring a pen or pencil and a great attitude.  Thanks for getting involved!

Goshen HS is starting a Unified Track & Field team this spring.  This Indiana High School Athletic Association sport partners special needs students with regular education students in five different track & field events.  The team begins practices the week of March 14th and will practice two times a week through the end of the school year with three meets in May.  If you are interested in being a “student partner” or volunteer to help with fundraising or promotion, please stop by the table in the Red Zone at lunch on Wednesday, February 10th to get more information.

One student and one staff member from the team have agreed to do the “polar plunge” in Warsaw on February 20th to raise money for Special Olympics.  On February 10th, there will be containers with different names on them at the table.  The staff member and student whose names have the most money in them will be committed to do the plunge.  This will be videoed for all of your enjoyment.  The staff promises to invoke the “no Speedo” policy.  Unified track coaches Mr. Smuts and Mr. Mullett as well as Mr. Kissinger are the staff members committed to taking the plunge so far.  Students committed for the plunge so far are Kyrie Potter, Logan Holdeman, Courtney Pollock and Jeffrey Stoll.  Thanks for your support GHS!





The JV boys basketball team lost in overtime to Plymouth on Thursday night, 46-44.  Simon Myers led the RedHawks with 13 points and Philip Wertz contributed ten points.  The JV Hawks are now 9-6 on the season and 3-3 in the NLC.

The varsity boys basketball team lost to Plymouth on Thursday night, 65-60.  Brady Bechtel led the RedHawks with 25 points and CJ Detweiler added ten.  Becthel had seven assists, while Detweiler and Colton Potter led the RedHawks with five rebounds apiece.  The Hawks are now 4-11 on the season and 2-4 in the NLC.



On Saturday……

The girls varsity swim/dive team will compete in sectional diving prelims at 9:00 a.m. at Concord.

The boys varsity wrestling team will host regionals at 9:30 a.m.

The girls varsity swim/dive team will compete in sectional finals at 1:00 p.m. at Concord.

Good luck to all of you!