GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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The Unified Flag Football team competes in Sectional play this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Warsaw HS.  Please note the time change from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Warsaw HS also wants fans to be reminded that the IHSAA sets the admission price for these events and there will be a $5 admission charge for K-Adults.  The RedHawks play Wawasee HS in round 1, and if we win the first game, we will play in the championship shortly after game 1.

2018 Homecoming week is here!  Spirit days are THIS week!  There are prizes for the best dressed each day.  Judging is during lunch so stop by the student council table and have your photo snapped in order to win.

Friday:  Dream teams; jersey day

Homecoming Bonfire:  Join us after the game TONIGHT until 11:30 p.m. for a night of fun, music, and memories!  We will be in the grassy lot across from the soccer practice field next to the band practice lot.  This is open to all GHS students.  Please bring chairs or blankets and ingredients for s’mores.

Do you want to win money for college?  College Go Week is THIS week, and we would like to give students a chance to win a $529 scholarship from Learn More Indiana.  The scholarship is open to anyone in grades 9-12, and one student from each grade state-wide will win the award!  You can be creative and draw a picture, digital image, take a photo, or write an essay about a career that you are interested in.  Please stop by the Guidance Office and speak to Mrs.Villalobos to pick up an entry form if you are interested.  All entries are due by Friday, October 19th.

IUSB will be in the Guidance office for on-site admissions on Monday, October 1st from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Come to Guidance and sign up for a time slot and a paper application to fill out prior to October 1st, and you will know if you have been accepted at your meeting.   IUSB will also be giving a $500 scholarship to any student that has a 3.0 or higher GPA.  This scholarship will only be available on October 1st.

Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be in the guidance office on Tuesday, October 2nd from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Their admissions office has discontinued paper applications.  We encourage students to apply during the last week of September, if at all possible. The $30 application fee will be automatically be waived THAT WEEK ONLY.  The application process is streamlined and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.  There are no essay questions for students to worry about.  Students should bring their official high school transcript to their scheduled meeting.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here again on Tuesday, October 2nd before school to take class ring orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior items.  Extra packets are available in the main office.

Attention GHS Students:  FCA or FCS (Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students) will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 a.m.  If you are looking to fellowship with other Goshen students and athletes, FCA is for you.  This club helps students and athletes inject their faith into daily routines.  This year our meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of the month.  We will meet in Mr. Hutcherson’s room.  Anyone is welcome – you don’t have to be an athlete.  Activities range from videos, guest speakers, community projects, and even lessons given by the FCA leaders.  This club can often be the support a student needs in order to navigate the extremely tough waters of the high school experience and highly competitive expectations of a sport.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.  Go to https://indianavoters.in.gov/ to register online.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families.  They can be purchased at the door.

BE A PART OF IT ALL!  The Interra Credit Union RedHawks Branch is open!  Located in the commons, the kiosk is in operation from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Students, faculty, and staff – stop by to learn about the services available to you and to meet Martha and Tricia.  Plan to participate in this year’s Grand Opening celebration NEXT week, when you can register to win door prizes and spin the WHEEL OF SUPRISES!

Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead?  Merit on the Move may be for you!  Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early.  Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m. starting THIS week.  Talk to your counselor for more information.

IB registration forms should be completed and returned to Mrs. Haney in the main office.  You do not have to pay in full when you turn in the form.  If you have questions, please see Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Collins.

GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics.  We our looking for more students interested in being part of this team.  All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical.  Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed.  Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more.  FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.  If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at kmoist@staff.goshenschools.org.  To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.

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!

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.

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.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived!  The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book.  If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400.  There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400.  Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400.  If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at slong@goshenschools.org to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

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!

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.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority.  You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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.

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, October 3rd                    Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                       University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                            Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                            Holy Cross
  • Wednesday, October 10th                  University of St. Francis
  • Thursday, October 11th                        Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                       Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th                    Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th                     Olivet Nazarene University

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:

German Club will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  We will be doing our graffiti activity, picking a t-Shirt design, and electing officers.

Do you enjoy engineering competitions, figuring out how things work, solving problems, or designing new things?  If so, then come check out TSA (Technology Student Association) during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, October 4th in Lab 8040!  Come hear what TSA is all about and the opportunities available.  See Mrs. Yoder with any questions.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms.  So if you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at mperry@goshenschools.org.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boy’s tennis team’s season ended Thursday night with a tough 4-1 loss to NorthWood in the sectional semifinals. The team finishes the season 17-4. Seniors Drake Crowder and Axel Brown scored the lone point for the RedHawks.

The Goshen girls’ soccer team hosted their final regular season game of the season last night versus West Noble.  Goshen honored their seniors with a strong  7-0 win over the Chargers.  Alexa Medina had a hat trick to lead the offense on her senior night.  Aniya Hartzler scored two goals and Joselyn Guevara and Joya Drenth also scored for the RedHawks.  Regan Mast, Alexa Medina, & Alexia Reina assisted on the goals.  Goshen honored 11 seniors on this special night: Madison Rittenhouse, Alexia Reina, Monse Urzua, Joselyn Guevara, Alexa Medina, Aniya Hartzler, Lexi Flores, Maggie Gallagher, Megan Bullock, Kyrah Fletcher, and Janette Olvera. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the girls.  The Varsity girls finish the year with a 7-9 record.

The JV team defeated West Noble 3-0. Alessandra Lozano had 2 goals and Maddie Swallow one to lead the Goshen offense.  Leslie Mendoza assisted on the goals.  The Goshen JV team finished their regular season with a 9-3-2 record.

The Goshen RedHawks Varsity Volleyball team fell to NLC foe Plymouth 0-3.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Boys varsity tennis sectional finals are at Northwood at 4:30 p.m.

Boys varsity football will host Northridge at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday:

Goshen will compete in the Unified Flag Football Sectional at Warsaw Community High School at 2:00 p.m.  GHS will be competing against Wawasee in the semifinal game.  If GHS wins against Wawasee, then they will play in the championship game that will be played 30 minutes after the conclusion of the semifinal round.  Ticket gates open at 1:00 p.m. and the cost of admission is $5.

Girls varsity volleyball will travel to Southwood High School to compete in the Southwood Tournament at 9:00 a.m.

Girls JV soccer will compete in the Plymouth Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

Boys and girls JV & varsity cross country will run in the NLC Championship at Ox Bow Park at 9:00 a.m.

Boys JV football will play at Northridge at 10:00 a.m.

Good luck to all of you!