Have a great Fall Break!

Mr. Gonzalez’s 5th period class will take A lunch today.

It’s School Lunch Appreciation Week! If you get a chance, please say thank you to our wonderful cafeteria staff. We appreciate all they do for the students and staff here at GHS!

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field. If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Lucas Kauffman, or in the main office. The paperwork should be turned in the first time you attend.

It’s time to order your 2015-2016 school yearbook. The cost of the book is $45 until December, meaning the best time to buy is now! You can find order forms at the RedZone, in the main office, library and the guidance office. Order before October 30th and you can be entered in a drawing to win a free yearbook. 2nd place will receive $5 in RedZone bucks. We will announce the winners on Friday, October 30th.

The Goshen Public Library doesn’t just lend books! We also offer FREE activities for young adults. 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! And, of course, we’ll also have hot chocolate and coffee. Looking for something to do tomorrow night? At Nerd’s Night Out, bring your friends to the Leaky Cauldron for a Harry Potter-themed party and tournament from 5-8:00 p.m. There will be food for all and prizes for the winners! Finally, our regular programming will conclude this month with the Crafty Bandits on Monday, October 26th from 4-6:00 p.m. where we’ll have snacks and decorate mugs. To sign up, or for more information about our programs, stop by the library or check out our website, Facebook or Twitter.

Do you have plans for Fall Break? The Goshen Public Library does! If you’re in 6th-12th grades, we’re having programs Monday-Thursday for you from 2-5:00 p.m. during Teen Read Week based on a travel theme. Monday we’ll have an International Iron Chef cooking and menu design competition; Tuesday is Ticket to Read with a travel-themed board game, scavenger hunt and art activity; Wednesday is all about time travel with a Back to the Future Day and an interactive viewing of the classic movie; and Thursday we’ll learn about biomes around the world with a nature walk, terrarium building, and an art project. Sign up yourself and a friend today for fun and snacks at the library over Fall Break!

Goshen girls basketball tryouts begin next week.  Anyone who wants to tryout must have all paperwork on file in the athletic office and be present for all three tryout sessions. Tryout sessions take place on Monday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., then again from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the main gym.  Practices will continue over fall break so please plan accordingly. If you need a schedule please see Mr. Krebs or Mr. Carpenter. Mr. Krebs has basketball shoes you can try on in his room.  If you plan to play basketball, please stop by his room and try on shoes.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: Whether you are a starter for your team or a bench player (substitute), then it’s your responsibility to stay focused and ready when you are not in the game. The Colts Andrew Luck did not play the last two games, but was still engaged on the sidelines, even getting water for his teammates. He knew he wasn’t playing, but did all that he could to contribute to his team. Are you a positive influence on your team when you aren’t playing? Are you doing everything off the field (court) to help your team to a victory? Successful teams see enthusiasm from everyone!

The guidance office has just received the Abbott & Fenner general scholarship.  Please stop by for more information.

Drama club officers are Grace Bickel, Nathan Berkey, Zoe Brown and Jonathan Bontrager-Waite. Please see any of the officers or Mrs. Long if you wish to see Harvey at the Round Barn Theatre on October 30th. Your $10 deposit and reservation need to be turned in by TODAY.

The Crimsonaires will be presenting their Fall Preview Concert on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m.  All tickets are $3 and will be available at the door.  This will be a fun concert!  This group of singer/dancers will perform standard pop, show tune and jazz.  There will also be some great specially featured small groups.  Plan now to enjoy this fun night when you get back from Fall Break!

Today’s theme is Black-Out! Bring your game faces and black shirts, pants and jackets to the game for Senior Night!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month the Center for Intercultural and International Education at Goshen College is proud to sponsor the chamber music theatre work Los Valientes, performed by Core Ensemble on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Music Hall. The performance explores the artistic and political passions of Mexican painter Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta, aka Zorro. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

The GHS Chess Club will begin meeting after fall break.  Anyone interested in joining chess club may contact Mr. Cross in room 1070, or email:

JAG is sponsoring a college visit field trip to IUSB on November 13th. This trip is open to Seniors and Juniors only. Permission slips are available in the Guidance Office starting today and will be first come first serve. Space is limited, so either get on board today or get left behind!

Do you want to scare your sweetheart? Frighten your friends?  Treat them with a sweet Jambagram the week after fall break!  National Honor Society will be selling Jambagrams during all lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after fall break.  Look for our table down by the Red Zone!

Congratulations to Hudson Kay, Luke Rush and Logan Troyer on being named All-District in tennis.  Luke was also selected to the Northeast Senior All-Star team and Coach Love was District Coach of the Year. Good luck to Luke and Logan next weekend at the state tennis tournament!





Girls varsity volleyball was ahead 13-8 in the first game when the lights in the gym went out. Teams waited for about an hour and the lights did not come back on so the game was cancelled.

The girls JV volleyball team defeated West Noble 2-0.



The boys varsity football team will host Wawasee at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday’s Events:

The girls JV volleyball team will compete in the Memorial JV Tourney at 9:00 a.m.

The boys and girls varsity cross country team will compete in Regionals at 10:00 a.m. at Ox Bow.

The boys JV football team will play at Wawasee at 10:00 a.m.

Good luck to all of you!