GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016                                 



If you are a senior and looking for full-time employment after graduation, there are two opportunities to earn $14-$15/hour and learn a skilled trade of maintenance on machinery.  Both Benteler and AJP Brunk Corporations will train on-the-job, as well as pay for training to get certified in areas such as electrical and pneumatics.  If you stay with the company you could earn over $20/hour within a couple years.  If you are interested in one of these opportunities see Mr. Bechtel for details.

There is a Give Back night at Ben’s Pretzels in Goshen for the girls tennis team on Thursday from 4-7:00 p.m.  Stop by, grab a pretzel or calzone and let the players clean up after you!

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  All teachers and coaches use the expression “no excuses” from time to time.  Have you made excuses for not playing well or making a poor grade in the classroom?  It’s easy to place blame on others to cover-up your own deficiencies.  However, making excuses is rarely justified.  Not only that, teachers and coaches don’t like hearing about it.  Other than sickness or a justified injury, don’t use a weak excuse if you under-perform.  Instead, take accountability and move on to your next challenge.  By doing so, you will gain the respect and confidence of all those around you!

Congratulations to the Concert World Percussion Ensemble for placing 3rd in the country this past weekend at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH!  To be among the elite programs in the United States is a phenomenal accomplishment.  The marching ensemble placed 17th out a very strong field of participants this year!  Please help us congratulate them if you see them around.

Students who did not pick up senior products last week will have one additional chance.  Jostens will return Tuesday, May 3rd from 7:45-8:25 a.m.  Once again only cash or money orders will be accepted as payment.  Students with questions should contact Jostens directly at or (260) 483-1825.

After hours homework help for any class is now available!  On Mondays and Wednesdays you can meet in the media center after school until 5:00 p.m.

Arby’s on Lincolnway East in Goshen is hiring crew members and supervisors.  Stop in to apply!

The Goshen Public Library doesn’t just lend books!  We also offer FREE activities for young adults.  Stop in on Thursdays after school from 4:00-6:00 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.  Our next Weebz Anonymous Manga Club meeting will be Wednesday, April 20th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and the Courageous Pages Writing Club is on Wednesday, April 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the teen area.  Our Pages & Popcorn club meets on Thursday, April 21st from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  We’ll talk about the classic spooky R.L Stine books and watch the movie, Goosebumps.  Finally, our regular programming will conclude this month with our Crafty Bandits club, where we’ll smash flowers to make cards.  To sign up or for more information about our programs, stop by the library or check out our GPL Teens webpage, Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the blood drive this Friday.  There are only a couple of spots left.  Please see Mrs. Clark in room 2280 if you would still like to sign up.  If you have already signed up, make sure to check your email for important information.

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 Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Brubaker, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or from Mrs. Stealy in the main office. The paperwork should be turned in the first time you attend.

Physical Night will take place TONIGHT at Goshen Orthopedics & Sports Medicine from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Physicals are available to current 6th graders through 11th graders for only $20 and are by appointment only.  For an appointment, go to the GHS Athletic Office and sign up with Mrs. Schrock.  You must have the completed/signed paperwork (which can be picked up from Mrs. Schrock) and the $20 to reserve your appointment.  For more information, please visit the GHS Athletics website at

The guidance office has received the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Official Fair Queen Application.  Please stop in for more information.

Little Caesars is looking for students 16-18 years of age who want part-time employment during the school year and this summer.  They offer very flexible hours with a maximum of 25 hours per week.  Little Caesars will work around your schedule.  Applicants start at $7.25/hour with opportunities for raises and advancement.  Apply on-line at  Students can also stop by and speak with a manager any time.

Shepard Swim School is looking for students who are not involved in after school activities, or students who are staying local for college, to be swim instructors at their Elkhart facility.  They will train and certify you so no swim experience is necessary.  You can stop by the swim school to apply or download their printable application at at submit it at the swim school.





The JV boys golf team traveled to Round Barn GC in Rochester for the Rochester JV Invitational, and ended the day with a loss.  The team was led by freshman Allan Garratt with a 119.

The boys varsity golf team hosted 12 other varsity golf teams at Maplecrest CC on Saturday in the annual Goshen Varsity Golf Invitational.  Northridge won the team event with a team score of 322.  Plymouth was second with 329.  Mike Foy of Elkhart Memorial was the low medalist with a great round of 4 over par 75.

The girls varsity softball team won in five innings against ECA, 12-1.  Caitlyn Doyle collected the win in the pitching circle while only allowing two hits for the day.  The RedHawks had their sticks going early.  Elkah Devoe and Alexia Nettrouer had two hits apiece.  Kate Atkinson and Emily Castillo each added a triple while Caitlyn Doyle and Alexia Netrouer both had doubles.

The girls tennis team finished 2nd at the Goshen Round Robin on Saturday.  Cheyenne Kalb, Paulina Medina, Gaby Ferra and Lineth Alvarez each went 2-1 on the day.

The boys JV baseball team dropped the first game of a doubleheader against LaPorte 7-1 on Saturday morning.

The boys JV baseball team’s attempt for a comeback win against LaPorte in the 2nd game of the scheduled doubleheader fell short as Goshen was defeated 11-9.  Tyler Colpitts had a double and Joey Pebbles added a bases loaded double.

The boys varsity baseball team dropped an extra inning heartbreaker in nine innings, losing to LaPorte 4-3.  In the top of the 8th the RedHawks had runners on 2nd and 3rd with nobody out but couldn’t push a run across.  James Paetkau was the hard luck loser throwing 8-1/3 stellar innings. Paetkau also had two RBI singles to lead the offense.  Michael Pinarski also had two hits and Charlie Collins and CJ Detweiler had doubles.

The boys varsity baseball team lost 1-4 to LaPorte despite starting pitcher Chase Knoblock only allowing four hits.  The RedHawks only had three hits with Mike Pinarski, Charlie Collins and Corbin Harrison each having one.

The girls tennis team lost a close 2-3 match to John Adams that included three courts going to three sets.  Lineth Alvarez at 2 Singles and Gaby Ferra at 3 Singles both prevailed in those three setters.  Lineth improved to 4-0 on the season.



The boys JV and varsity baseball teams will play at Northridge at 5:00 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will host Northridge at 5:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!