GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018                               


Join us TONIGHT in the GHS cafeteria for the annual Goshen Wrestling All-U-Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8 and can purchased at the door.

GHS Music Faculty will be presenting their annual faculty recital to raise money for student scholarships.  The recital will be held on Sunday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.  The suggested donation for attendance is $6 for adults and $4 for students. We want everyone to be able to attend!

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Alabama won the national championship in college football this past week, but the real story is about the two quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, and how they worked together to make it happen.  Hurts, who led Alabama to the final game as a freshman last season, and who has only lost two games as a two-year starter, was replaced at halftime (not because of injury) by the seldom used Tagovailoa.  To see Jalen Hurts on the sideline, still engaged and pulling for his team and his backup quarterback, was the inspirational story of the game.  Hurts didn’t pout, he didn’t sulk and he didn’t hang his head.  What he did was support his replacement, encouraged his teammates, and stayed engaged in the game.  Years from now Alabama fans will still be talking about the tremendous second half rally led by Tua Tagovailoa.  However, I will never forget seeing a star player standing on the sidelines, being replaced in the biggest game of the year, and how he responded with class, grace and humility!

The Laura A. Kindig Seminary Trust scholarship application is now available in the Guidance Office.  You must be majoring in nursing or medical related fields to apply.  Please see Guidance for more information.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

The Purdue Club of Elkhart County Foundation Scholarship is now available in the guidance office.  Requirements are that you enter Purdue University as a full time student in the fall of 2018.  The application can be found on line at or you can pick up a paper copy in the guidance office.  The deadline is March 1st.

Are you an upperclassman who enjoys reading and competition?  Do you want an academic extracurricular to make your college applications more competitive?  Talk to Mr. Caskey about joining the English Academic Super Bowl team!  This year’s theme is World War I and we’re reading a short, classic Hemingway novel, “A Farewell to Arms.”  There are minimal after school commitments and low pressure.  It’s nothing but fun!

REMINDER:  Students who bring athletic equipment or winter guard equipment like drill rifles, tennis racquets, golf clubs, or baseball/softball bats, are required to leave them in their cars.  If they do not have a vehicle in which to store them during the school day, they are welcome to bring them into the building, but must drop them off in their coach’s class, the athletic office, or the music/band offices.  Thanks for your cooperation for keeping these implements out of the GHS hallways.

The winter dance is TONIGHT from 9:30-11:30 p.m. in Whiteman gym.  It is semi-formal, so please dress-up.  The tickets will be sold during lunch for $5 this week.  The DJ is taking song requests and plans on playing music from all different cultures!

Power tools, sound/light boards, costumes, makeup, hair, or set construction; sound interesting?!  Then working behind the scenes for this year’s musical “Tarzan” is the exact place for you!  If you are interested in putting your creativity to good use then please email Ms. O’Leary ( or add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the choir room door.  Ms. O’Leary will be in touch.

The Goshen Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship needs to be turned in to the hospital by March 1st.  Requirements are a 3.2 GPA and education in college must be for training in any are of health care industry.

Attention all potential football players…..Off-Season workouts will begin on Monday, January 22nd at 3:50 p.m. in the weight room.  We will have workouts on Mondays (weight room), Tuesdays (warehouse) and Thursdays (warehouse).  If you are planning on playing football and you are not in a winter sport, you should plan to attend.  We will work out and be done before 5:00 p.m.  If you are new to the program, you must have a physical on file in order to workout.  See Coach Park with questions.

Boys soccer open play will be on Monday nights for the month of January and February.  This is open to all students who are interested in playing soccer.  You need to have a physical on file in the athletic office in order to be able to participate.

The GHS girls and boys swim team will host a fundraiser at Culver’s in Goshen on January 22nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Part of the proceeds will go to benefit the Goshen swim and dive program.  Players will deliver your food and clear your table.  Come and support your RedHawk swim and dive team!

REMINDER:  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 3:55 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.

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, 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.

Winter coats are here courtesy of the United Way and Goshen Community Schools Winter Coat Give-Away!  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. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  If you are unable to come during those times, call 971-4149 to arrange a time.

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. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) 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.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  There will be bins in each SRT classroom and the caps will be collected every week. The winning SRT with the most caps will get HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS or a PIZZA PARTY!  The competition will end before Spring Break.  If we collect 400 pounds as a school, we will be able to recycle them into a park bench.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save the environment and win a prize!  If you would like to collect or sort caps during SRT contact Mrs. Swihart in room 2200 or email her at  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

1/19              vs. Northwood                             Wrong Sport Night

2/1               vs. Plymouth                               Geek Night

2/6               vs. Lakeland                                Hip-Hop Night

2/26              vs. Westview                               Pajama Night

2/17              vs. La Porte                                Black-Out Night

2/23              vs. Marquette                              80’s Night

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.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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.

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:

  • 1/25 National Guard
  • 2/6 Ancilla College



Girls participating in track & field this season need to attend the mandatory call-out meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd in Whiteman Gym during the 2nd session of SRT.  There will be a lot of information distributed during this meeting.  You do not want to miss out!  If you are unable to attend, please email Coach Willis at

The next German Club meeting will be on Tuesday, January 23rd during the 2nd session of SRT in the lobby.

There will be a call-out meeting for an eSports club on Tuesday, January 23rd during the 2nd session of SRT.  Come by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) to find out more information and share your ideas.

French Club will meet in room 2410 on Tuesday, January 23rd during the 2nd session of SRT.  We are going to start this semester by preparing for the Valentine’s Day fundraiser!

There will be a boys track callout meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Tuesday, January 23rd in the main gym.  Please plan to be there if you want to join the track team this season.  Important information will be discussed and this is the only meeting before the season begins in February.  Also, if anyone is interested in trying pole vault for the upcoming season, please see Mr. Clark ASAP as workout opportunities for this event are going on now.

Girls golf will have a callout meeting on Tuesday, January 30th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman gym.



The girls basketball C team fell to Northwood in an away game, 42-12.  The leading scorer for the RedHawks was Breighton Heaberlin with five points.

The boys freshman basketball team lost a close 38-36 decision at Northwood.  Colin Turner led the Hawks with 16 points and DeShawn Lenoir added nine.  Goshen is now 6-8 on the season.



Boys basketball will host Northwood.  JV plays at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

On Saturday:

The boys varsity wrestling team will compete in the NLC Tourney at Northwood at 9:00 a.m.

The girls basketball C team will play at Concord at 9:00 a.m.

Boys basketball will play at Mishawaka Marian.  JV plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball will play at Northwood.  JV plays at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!