GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020
The Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship is available in the student counseling office. This scholarship is for students intending to study music, and it is based on musical ability and dedication rather than financial need. The deadline for application is TODAY.
|TONIGHT||7:45 p.m.||@ Warsaw||Pajamas|
Thank you to all the students who attended the girls basketball game last Saturday to show your school spirit and help our girls defeat Concord! This Saturday, the girls host Warsaw. Greencroft and the GHS Student Athletic Council are sponsoring Free Night for GHS students again. It will also be Senior Night. The JV game begins at 6:15 p.m. Please enter Door F and bring your school ID to take advantage of the free admission offer!
|18-Jan||7:45 p.m.||vs. Warsaw @ GHS||Lifeguard|
The theme for the student section for this Saturday’s girls basketball game is lifeguarding. Please participate, but remember our indoor events dress code – one piece suits only for girls and boys must wear shirts. Thank you!
Attn: High School Seniors – Join us for Instant Admit Day at Goshen College! Apply on campus on Monday, January 20th any time between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the GC Welcome Center, and receive your admission decision on the spot! You can also find out what further scholarships and grants you are eligible for at Goshen College. Oour average financial aid package is almost $26,000! Bring your official high school transcript and your ACT or SAT score. No RSVP required. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be available on site to answer questions.
All 9th-11th grade students and their families are invited to explore the Elkhart Area Career Center’s many programs at their annual open house on Sunday, January 26th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. All of their programs offer TUITION FREE college credit and/or industry certification while attending high school! Check out their Facebook and Twitter pages or go to myeacc.org for more info about their programs.
Davenport University Esports head coach Colin Graham will be visiting the Esports Club on Tuesday, January 28th. Please visit https://dupanthers.com/sports/esports to see more information. He will share how colleges recruit and talk about possible scholarship options available for anyone wanting to pursue Esports after high school.
All students are welcome to join us in room 8030 after school that day. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Delta Theta Chi Sorority scholarship is now available in the student counseling office. The deadline is Sunday, February 1st.
Merit on the Move will be starting on Tuesday, February 4th and run through Wednesday, May 6th. We will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the APEX lab. If you need to earn a credit to catch up or to get ahead on graduation requirements, this is a great way to get what you need. Courses started in Merit on the Move MUST be finished by May 6th, so attendance is important. If you have a job, play a sport or have a musical time conflict, let us know and we may be able to work something out. Please contact Mr. Wolf (email@example.com), Mrs. Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your counselor for more information. We only have 40 spots and they will go fast, so sign up soon!
There will be a Culver’s Giveback Night for the TOK 2020 Bee House Project from 5-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4th. Mark your calendars to support saving the bees!
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 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 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.
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:
|Wednesday, February 5th||Navy|
|Tuesday, March 17th||Army National Guard|
The Goshen Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is now available in the student counseling office. Requirements are that your education in college must be for training in any area of the health care industry and that you have a cumulative GPA of 3.2.
French students: If you missed the deadline for French Club t-shirts but would still like one, please talk to Mlle Mack or M Hobbs. T-shirts are $12 each and you can see the design/color in room 2410.
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.
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.
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.
Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in room 1190 from 3:45-4:50 p.m. You must be in room 1190 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.
Caps-to-Bench Update: Thanks to everyone that has been donating plastic caps and lids for the caps-to-bench project. Congratulations to the 1st semester SRT winners: 1st Place – Mr. Wolfe (pizza prize) and 2nd place – Ms. Bachman (cookie prize). We still need more plastic caps/lids (recycle #2, 4, 5), and they must be clean! How many can you save over break? There will be more prizes again for 2nd semester.
REMINDER: Any student driving needs to have a parking tag. You can get this 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.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
There will be a callout meeting to form a prom committee on Thursday, January 23rd during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.
Girls swim and dive did a phenomenal job kicking off 2019-2020 NLC’s! Individuals who made it back for Saturday’s Top 16 Finals include, but are not limited to: Kassidy Bestul (200 Individual Medley and 500 Free), Salome DeMoya (500 Free), Zoe Eichorn (100 Free and 100 Breaststroke), Norah George-Miller (200 Free and 500 Free), Sam Hunter (200 Individual Medley and 100 Fly), Eve Miller (100 Back), Irene Montiel (50 Free), Vanessa Murillo-Cruz (100 Fly and 100 Back), Lauren Murphy (50 Free), Sydney Penner (200 Free), and Ellie Walters (100 Free and 100 Back). It was a great evening to be a RedHawk!
Boys freshman basketball lost at home to Warsaw 32-49. The RedHawks were led in scoring by Noah Alford with 7 points.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Boys basketball will play at Warsaw. JV starts 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.
Boys varsity wrestling will host the Goshen Invite at 9:00 a.m.
Girls varsity swim and dive will travel to Northridge. NLC Diving Prelims start at 9:00 a.m., followed by swim/dive finals at 1:00 p.m.
Girls basketball will host Warsaw. JV starts 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.
Good luck to all of you!