GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018                           


The Goshen Community Schools Foundation is offering Major Saver cards for sale.  Elementary students will be selling the $15 cards featuring 20 buy-one-get-one-free offers until Monday, May 14th.  The 2018 participating restaurants/establishments include: Mega Blast Laser Tag, Mancino’s, Lux Café, Buffalo Wild Wings, Goshen Brewing Co., CiCi’s, Universal Tamal, Wendy’s, Trolley Café, McDonald’s, Goshen Family Restaurant, Papa John’s, Dutch Maid Bakery, The Electric Brew, DQ, Maple City Bowl, El Camino Real, Culver’s, Maple City Market, and Pride’s Express Carwash.  Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at  You may also purchase a card from Mrs. Morrical in 1311.  Thank you for your support!

The unified track & field team will host the 2nd Annual Goshen Invitational this Friday night at 5:30 p.m.  Come on out and cheer on the RedHawks at beautiful Foreman Field.

Student Faculty Senate will have their last meeting of the school year this Thursday, May 3rd at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.  All club sponsors are expected to attend and club members are encouraged to attend.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  This past weekend the NFL held their annual draft. Two of the first three picks were quarterbacks and over 200 college players were selected for the opportunity to play on Sundays.  However, it was the quote from the 3rd player taken, by the New York Jets, that caught my attention.  Sam Darnold, the quarterback out of the University of Southern California, had the classiest comment after his name was called.  Upon leaving the stage after his selection, Darnold said, “Whatever the coaches want me to do, whether they want me to sit or want me to play, I want to star in my role.”  In this day of self-promoting athletes, it’s great to see that this up and coming professional player has the proper outlook.  High school student-athletes need more role models that they can look up to and emulate.  Let’s hope more athletes at all levels share Darnold’s philosophy and star in their role!

Congratulations to the GHS Wind Ensemble for qualifying for the ISSMA State Concert Band Finals this past Saturday!  The band will play at 1:00 p.m. at Lawrence Central High School.  We are proud to be among the finest concert bands in the state of Indiana!

Congratulations to the Symphonic Orchestra for their Gold with Distinction at ISSMA State Qualifications this past weekend!  They will be one of eight orchestras performing at the state finals this Saturday.

HELP WANTED:  Sweet Corn Charlie Produce is looking for hardworking students with a good attitude for outdoor summer jobs.  Apply by June 9th by e-mailing or leave a message for Tami on their application line at 574-304-7270.

Merit and GHS PE summer school forms are now available in the guidance department.

Any sophomores or juniors interested in attending the Stratford Trip next fall should check with their English teachers or swing by Mr. Caskey’s room in 3180 for more information.  Come join us for a weekend filled with food, fun and outstanding theater!

Stop in to support our GHS artists at the Spring Art Show that is taking place during First Friday’s in Goshen on Friday at the Goshen Youth Arts House at 324 S. 5th Street from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Awards will be presented at 6:00 p.m.

Lady RedHawk volleyball players (including incoming freshmen) our first open gym will be TODAY from 6-7:30 p.m. in Whiteman gym.  We are hoping all girls interested in playing volleyball next fall can come to meet the new coach and staff.  There will be an informational meeting for all volleyball players followed by open gym for any potential fall 2018 players.  Spring sport athletes should plan to attend if all possible at any time between 6:00-7:30 p.m., but will not be allowed to participate in open gym until cleared by their coach.  This is a great time to introduce yourself!  We hope to see you all there Monday!

Join us in Goshen on Saturday, June 9th for the Puerto Rico Rising 5k run/walk.  Your run or brisk walk will take you along the Winona Interurban Trail, a paved surface that connects Bethany and Goshen College.  The run will be followed with food, drinks, age group awards, CASH PRIZES and a raffle.  A free t-shirt is included with registration.  Please register at:  If you have questions please email

Attention SENIORS:  Please stop by the guidance department and pick up forms to let us know what college you would like your final transcript sent to, and to fill out a form for any scholarships that you have received.

Attention Seniors: Goshen College will be here on Wednesday in Guidance from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  This is the time for you to answers your questions regarding your enrollment process, scholarships or financial aid or any paperwork pending!

If you are a current junior, and have an interest in politics and our community, you should consider running for the Goshen City Council Youth Advisor position.  The election is open to any junior and will be held May 22nd at GHS.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Weldy in 2360 or talk to Jason Barahona.  All interested candidates can pick up an information packet from Mr. Weldy.

Attention:  It’s that time of year again to get your lunch accounts paid off.  Starting on May 9th, you will NOT be able to purchase any a la carte items if you have a negative balance on your lunch account.  Seniors:  You need to get your negative lunch balances paid by the end of the school year!

Prom tickets are now being sold for $45 each during lunches Tuesday-Friday through Friday, May 11th.  Merit students may purchase tickets at Merit.  Outside guest forms are available in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe.  If you have questions please email Ms. Poling at  If you purchase your ticket by next Friday, May 4th, your name will be entered into a drawing.  The winner will get a free ticket… in, you get your $45 refunded to you!   Tickets will remain $45 through Wednesday, May 9th.  On May 10th and May 11th the price will increase to $50 per ticket.

Seniors & Juniors Who Are Graduating Early:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at to place an order or see Mrs. Gardner as she has some on hand.  You will need $60 cash to purchase one of these from Mrs. Gardner. If you only need a tassel, you will need $10 cash. Please have exact change. If you missed delivery day and still need to pick up your items, please stop by room 2290 and pick up your items from Mrs. Gardner.  If you have already graduated, are a Merit student or your parents are coming in to pick up your items it is easier if you e-mail Mrs. Gardner ( ahead of time so she can have your stuff waiting at the welcome center for you.

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.

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.

It is that time of year again for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  The purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

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, 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.

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:

  • Stay Tuned



Key Club will have its last meeting of the year on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in the cafeteria.

Student Athletic Council will meet on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT.  At this meeting, you can sign up to help with the Unified Track meet this Friday night, discuss and plan fan appreciation nights at spring events, discuss current events in GHS athletics, and complete a leadership activity.  All current juniors and seniors who competed in sports this school year are eligible to attend.

Any boy interested in playing football next fall should attend a call out meeting on Tuesday, May 8th in the Main Gym during the 2nd session of SRT.  We’ll discuss the summer schedule, collect information, and talk about the future of our program.  There will be a lot of information discussed.  Please plan to attend!



Boys varsity baseball defeated Wawasee 5-3 Friday night to improve to 5-1 in NLC play and 10-3 overall.  Joey Peebles threw a complete game giving up no earned runs, striking out ten, and walking none.  Reece Fisher and Austin Cain both had two hits apiece to lead the offense.

Jocsan Sanchez led the offensive heavy game with seven RBI’s for boys JV baseball as they beat NLC foe Wawasee on Friday night by a score of 17-6.  Four of those seven RBI’s were with one swing of the bat when Sanchez hit his first home run of the season with a grand slam. Skylar Reyes was the winning pitcher for Goshen.  He allowed nine hits and six runs over five innings, striking out six.  The RedHawks had 17 hits in the game.  Jocsan Sanchez, Mason Schrock, Dominick Reyes, Colin Turner, and James Troyer each had multiple hits for the RedHawks.

Girls tennis lost a nail biter to Westview as the ending came down to two 3-setters.  Raina Shreiner Barger improved to 10-1 on the season and started things off with a win at 3 Singles. The 1 doubles pair of Kathryn Detwiler and Brooke Grewe stormed back from dropping the first set to win the next two in their most impressive performance of the season.  Madison Rittenhouse won her 13th in a row, Katia Gutierrez prevailed at 2 Singles, and they swept doubles behind #1 pair Ally Olson and Sophia Kellenberg and #2 pair Maiah Huffman and Sydney Penner to help the JV improve to 6-1.

Girls varsity softball stayed in it until the end but lost to Wawasee by a score of 4-3 in nine innings.  Brynn Shoup-Hill had two hits, while AnaMaria Ramirez, Maddie Cross, Elkah DeVoe, and Klair Grose each added one hit.  Grace Vance started the game in the circle pitching five scoreless innings while Brynn Shoup-Hill pitched the last four innings.  The RedHawks are now 7-7 and 3-3 in the conference.  Coach Kulp would like to thank all the fans for supporting the Strike Out Cancer Night!

Girls JV softball beat Wawasee 13-9.  Sophia Koshmider picked up the win with relief help from Ruth Whitehead.  On offense Goshen was led by Ruth Whitehead with three hits and four RBI’s.  Ally Lynn added a two run triple and Melissa Garcia had a hit with an RBI.  Goshen improves to 7-4 overall and 5-0 in the NLC.

Boys varsity baseball defeated a quality New Prairie team 4-3 in a non-conference match up on Saturday.  Joseph Good got the win on the mound throwing six strong innings, allowing one earned run and not surrendering a walk.  Philip Wertz pitched the 7th for the save.  Offensively Wertz and Robbie Riegsecker both had two hits.

The girls tennis team edged Bethany on Saturday by a score of 3-2.  Madison Rittenhouse had a double bagel in in her varsity debut at 3 Singles to start things off for the RedHawks.  She is now 15-0 this season.  The 2 doubles team of Sage Christner and Sophia Kirkton scored the next point for the girls, overcoming a slow start to win in straight sets.  The 1 doubles pair of Brooke Grewe and Kathryn Detwiler clinched the win in a 2nd-set tiebreaker.  The short-handed JV squad came away with a 3-3 tie.  Katia Gutierrez, Courtney Sloop, Sophia Kellenberger, Maiah Huffman, and Sydney Penner won their matches.

The Goshen Unified Track and Field team traveled to East Noble to face five opponents – Carroll, Central Noble, Dekalb, East Noble and Homestead.  Several personal bests were set in a very competitive meet.  In shotput, personal bests were set by Brock Collins, Laura Elliott, Allen Guthrie, Kateleen Marquez, Jesse Rhodes, and Meiling Yordy.  In long jump, personal bests were set by Laura Elliott, Hayli Harley, Isaiah Jacobs, Noah Olmedo, Austin Peeler, Jurniee Peeler, Emma Simpson, and Lexi Tucker.  In the 100m dash, personal bests were set by Brock Collins, Hayli Harley, Hope Peeler, Jurniee Peeler, Hazel Rhodes, Jesse Rhodes, and Emma Simpson.  In the 400m dash, personal bests were set by Adrian Garrett, Hazel Rhodes, Laura Scott, and Zach Templeton.  The 4x100m girls relay team of Lexi Brown, Laura Scott, Lexi Tucker, and Jazmin Vargas set their season best time of 1:34.

Boys JV baseball dropped a non-conference game at New Prairie on Saturday morning by a score of 9-7.  Goshen’s big inning was in the 5th when they were able to plate three runs.  Jocsan Sanchez and Skylar Reyes each drove in runs for the RedHawks.  Goshen drops to 6-4-1 on the season.



Girls softball will host Northwood.  JV plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:45 p.m.

Boys JV and varsity baseball will play at Northwood at 5:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!