GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
STUDENTS: You are not allowed to have lunch delivered to you without the prior approval of an administrator. You either need to bring your lunch or eat in the cafeteria. Thank you!
In order to get a work permit, you need a completed Intent to Employ form filled out by your employer and a parent/guardian. This form can be obtained from Mrs. Stealy in the Main Office or from your employer. Once the completed form is turned back in to Mrs. Stealy, it can take up to 24 hours to issue your actual work permit. This time allows us to check your grades and attendance. If you are failing classes or not coming to school, you could be denied a work permit or a work permit that was previously issued could be revoked. Please note that this is a change from how we have previously done them in the past, so don’t wait until the last minute to turn it in and expect that you will get it back the same day. Thank you!
If you had free/reduced lunch last year and did not submit an application to renew it this year, it’s due by TODAY or you will need to make sure that you have money with you on Monday. If you need a form or want to check to see if you’ve already taken care of this please see Mrs. Haney in the bookkeeper’s office.
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.
Line 1, 2 and 3 in the cafeteria will now be cashless. This means you will need money on your account to purchase food in that line. You will be able to deposit money in the mornings or online at myschoolbucks.com. This is a free service.
Rule the Road This is a free teen driving event complete with a road course with instructors and a pizza lunch on October 10th (note the date change) from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Dept. This is open to students with a learner’s permit, or in their first year of having their license. You can pick up a form packet in the main office which must be turned in to Mrs. Stealy with a copy of your learner’s permit or driver’s license by September 28th.
Jostens representatives will be here again during SRT on October 1st to take senior orders for cap/gown/tassel units and graduation products in the commons. If your total is under $75, you need to pay in full. If it’s over $75, a $75 deposit is required. You can check out all Jostens products at jostens.com.
On Tuesday, October 6th the GHS and Bethany Christian Volleyball teams will be working together in order to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. The annual Spike Out Cancer event will be held at GHS with the JV game beginning at 5:30 p.m. T-shirts for this event will be $12 and can be purchased by picking up an order form in the athletic office or by printing it off the volleyball website at volleyball.goshenschools.org. You can fill out this form and return it with payment to Kelsey West in the athletic office. Order forms and payment must be returned no later than TODAY. You may still purchase a t-shirt even if you are unable to attend the game! All proceeds from ticket, t-shirt and silent auction sales will be donated to the Heart String Sisters Organization here in Goshen to support women in our community. Please come out and support our teams as we fight Breast Cancer!
Wear a tropical shirt, a grass skirt or a lei. Today we’re going to celebrate the tropical way! Today’s theme is Hawaiian, so come to school and/or the game dressed like it’s summer! Please remember to keep your attire appropriate.
Thursday night Student Council will host a bonfire out at the football field from 8:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. There are rumors that there might be s’mores so come out and join the fun!
Saturday, September 26th Student Council will host a glowcoming dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym. There will be lots of music, strobe lights, glow sticks, black lights and neon colors. The cost is $5 at the door or $4 during lunch. Students with activity stickers will pay $3. We will also be selling glow sticks for you to use at the dance. Feel free to wear white or neon colors to the dance – it’ll look great!
We now have a student section twitter handle! Follow us @GHSstudentsectn. Feel free to follow @stucoGHS also for updates on homecoming and other school activities.
Voting for Homecoming Court is now open! It’s only open through TODAY, so don’t delay! Go to https://moodle3.goshenschools.org/course/view.php?id=350. You can also log onto moodle, find Goshen High School, go to the clubs section, find student council and vote on our page.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: This past week a Texas high school and two of its football players were involved in an ugly exchange with a football referee. In short, the ref was blindsided and was intentionally run over and attacked by the two players. As a student-athlete, you know that emotions run high when you are competing and trying to win. However, there is never a time to justify bad behavior. Regardless of the circumstance, never lose your cool and composure. Part of competing fairly means respecting all of those involved: the officials, coaches, teammates, opponents and the fans. It’s a fact that only one team can win, but everyone loses when bad behavior and bad decision making becomes the headlines!
Sophomore class t-shirt order forms are now available in all sophomore SRT rooms and in Mrs. Newport’s classroom (3200). The order forms are due by Monday to Mrs. Newport and the shirts will cost $10. Money is due with your order form.
The guidance office has received the Lake Michigan Mailers scholarship for any graduating senior who plans to go to college for business. Please stop in for more information.
GHS will be hosting a college fair on Tuesday, September 29th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Over 70 colleges and members of the Armed Forces will be represented. There will be a financial aid meeting from 7:00-7:30 p.m.
All junior student-athletes are encouraged to take part in the Be the Best leadership program that will take place during 2nd period and SRT in the auditorium on Tuesday, September 29th. Please sign up for this workshop in the athletic office by Wednesday. Excuses vs. Excellence…..What’s it gonna be Goshen?
Jim Whittaker from Goshen College is running sports performance every Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the GHS track for all GHS student athletes not currently in a fall sport. This is a great way to improve your athleticism! You need a current physical exam and concussion paperwork on file in the athletic office to join. See you at the track!
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.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Calling all French students: The first meeting for French Club is almost here! We will meet Tuesday, September 29th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2340. We look forward to seeing you there!
The girls varsity volleyball team lost to Northridge 3-2.
The girls JV volleyball team lost to Northridge 2-0.
The girls C volleyball team lost to Penn 2-0 and also to Northridge.
In another tough NLC show down last night the girls varsity soccer team tied Northwood 0-0. Goshen’s defense earned the shutout with a strong performance limiting Northwood to only one shot on goal. The Goshen girls record now stands at 6-3-2.
The JV team lost a close game to Northwood 1-0. Madison Rittenhouse had 10 saves in goal for the Redskins. The JV girls are now 7-3-1 on the season.
The boys tennis team had their first conference loss of the year to state-ranked Plymouth 2-3 on Senior Night. The 1 doubles pair of Luke Rush and Logan Troyer pulled out a comeback victory winning 6-4 in the 3rd. Hugh Birky lost the first five games and then won the next eight on his way to a straight-set victory. The JV got wins from Wes Beck, Dirk Oyer, Gabe Castro, Diego Torres and Mitchell Yoder.
The boys varsity soccer team defeated Northwood 2-0. Goshen controlled much of the match with superior possession, but hardy goalkeeping and defense from Northwood kept Goshen from pulling away. Goal scorer was Alvaro Romo (2). The assist for Goshen was Daniel Rosales. Goshen had the edge in shots on goal 11 to 2 and corners 5 to 2.
Northwood capitalized on a Goshen mistake to tie the game before half. The boys JV soccer team scored on a corner in the second half to take the victory 2-1.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The boys varsity football team will host the Concord Minutemen at 7:00 p.m.
The girls varsity golf team will compete in sectionals at Cobblestone starting at 9:54 a.m.
The boys JV soccer team will host the Goshen Invitational at 9:00 a.m.
The boys JV tennis team will compete in the Wawasee Invite at 9:00 a.m.
The girls varsity volleyball team will host the Goshen Invitational at 9:00 a.m.
The boys and girls JV and varsity cross country teams will run in the West Noble Invitational starting at 9:30 a.m.
The boys varsity soccer team will host Hammond at 6:00 p.m.
Good luck to all of our athletes!