GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019
REMINDER: 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. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker. Officer Powell will start checking vehicles THIS WEEK!
Spread the love this month by giving a Valentine’s Day bear to that special someone or friend. During lunch THIS WEEK French Club will be selling fluffy nine inch tall bears that cost $4 each, and will be delivered to your SRTs on Valentine’s Day!
Please join us for the Unified Dance Marathon TOMORROW from 6-11:00 p.m. in the main gym. You can come for the whole time or just for an hour or two. This is a community event, so bring your friends and family. We hope you can come show your support, and help us bring awareness to the Unified Sports Organization at GHS. This event is free for children 5th grade and under, $5 for 6th grade and above, or $10 for the whole family. The money will go towards providing the GHS Unified Sports teams with uniforms and equipment.
Boys and girls track & field season starts on Monday, February 11th. You should be prepared for indoor and outdoor workouts, and bring comfortable running shoes. We will meet daily in Whiteman Gym for the first four weeks of the season. The boys meet on the wood floor area and the girls on the red floor area of Whiteman Gym. See Coach Willis if you have any questions about the girls team, and Coach Chris Dubois if you have questions about the boys team. You must have a current year physical exam form, cardiac arrest/concussion awareness form, and code of conduct form on file in the athletic office in order to start practicing. See Mrs. Schrock in the athletic office to check on this paperwork, especially if this is your first sport of this school year.
Merit on the Move is a chance for students to earn a credit through Apex for a variety of reasons including re-taking a class to get a better grade, having failed the class previously, or even trying to get a credit or two ahead of schedule. It is open to any sophomore, junior, or senior; however, priority will be given to upper classmen. There is a maximum of 40 students per session, so seating is limited. Merit on the Move takes place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the new Apex lab (room 6240 and 6250 – the old weight room). Classes start February 20th and run through May 23rd. We will not be meeting over spring break. Attendance is taken. Students with poor attendance will not earn credits. If you would like to sign up please contact your guidance counselor ASAP.
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, February 19th Hesston College
Tuesday, March 5th Purdue Northwest College
Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games if not specified below – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray): TONIGHT vs. Wawasee – Wrong Sport Night and Tuesday & February 19th vs. West Noble – Blackout/Senior Night
The Carol Rhinehart Memorial Medical Scholarship is available. This is for students that are entering the nursing and medical fields. You can pick up an application in the guidance office.
The Thomas E. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship is available in the Guidance Office. To qualify you must be going into the Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice field of study.
Girls tennis conditioning workouts have started! They are every Wednesday and Friday after school until 5:00 p.m. Meet on the 2nd floor after changing into workout clothes. Please bring a water bottle as well.
Football Players: Off-season workouts will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. Mondays we will lift together in the weight room. Thursdays we will be in the warehouse. Please be dressed and ready to go. We will meet in the warehouse. You must have an athletic physical on file in order to workout.
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.
If you need a coat for the winter or know someone who does, stop by the Goshen Schools Administration Building at 613 E. Purl St. from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!
Attention Seniors: If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.
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! Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol. Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada. Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados. ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!
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.
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 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. 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.
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.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
There will be a Drama Club meeting in room 2100 during the 2nd session of SRT on Tuesday, February 12th. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, no prior acting experience or attendance of Drama Club meetings necessary! Questions can be directed to staff sponsor Ms. Pobocik at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Drama Club president Dani Horn at email@example.com.
Prom is just around the corner! If you are a junior or senior and would like to help plan this event, please come to our first meeting on Thursday, February 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 8080. Please contact Ms. Poling with questions.
Boys freshmen basketball lost to Northwood 32-21. Jordan Williams had twelve points for the RedHawks.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Boys basketball will host Wawasee. JV plays at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.
Boys varsity wrestling semi state starts at 8:30 a.m.
Boys freshman basketball will play in the Freshman Tourney at 9:00 a.m.