GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018                               


Congratulations to the Crimson Jazz Ensemble on winning the first place “Honor Band” trophy at the Purdue Jazz Festival on Saturday!  In addition to being the best band in their performance hall, the following students received outstanding soloist awards:  Brian Beas, Emmanuel Gomez, Bryan Moreno and Donavon Yoder.  Congratulations as well to the Advanced Crimson Jazz Ensemble on their outstanding performance at the Purdue Jazz Festival on Saturday!  They received a Division 1 rating.  The following students were given awards for outstanding solos: Cade Fisher, Ben Good-Elliott, Ben Sapp and Ben Taubert.

The Elkhart County Farm Bureau Inc. scholarship application is now available in the Guidance Office.  Qualifier for this application is:  student that lives in a household that is a Farm Bureau Insurance member for at least two years.

The GHS girls and boys swim team will host a fundraiser at Culver’s TONIGHT from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Part of the proceeds will go to benefit the Goshen swim and dive program.  Players will deliver your food and clear your table.  Come and support your RedHawk swim and dive team!

GHS Music Faculty will be presenting their annual faculty recital to raise money for student scholarships.  The recital will be held on Sunday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.  The suggested donation for attendance is $6 for adults and $4 for students. We want everyone to be able to attend!

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

The Laura A. Kindig Seminary Trust scholarship application is now available in the Guidance Office.  You must be majoring in nursing or medical related fields to apply.  Please see Guidance for more information.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

The Purdue Club of Elkhart County Foundation Scholarship is now available in the guidance office.  Requirements are that you enter Purdue University as a full time student in the fall of 2018.  The application can be found on line at or you can pick up a paper copy in the guidance office.  The deadline is March 1st.

Are you an upperclassman who enjoys reading and competition?  Do you want an academic extracurricular to make your college applications more competitive?  Talk to Mr. Caskey about joining the English Academic Super Bowl team!  This year’s theme is World War I and we’re reading a short, classic Hemingway novel, “A Farewell to Arms.”  There are minimal after school commitments and low pressure.  It’s nothing but fun!

REMINDER:  Students who bring athletic equipment or winter guard equipment like drill rifles, tennis racquets, golf clubs, or baseball/softball bats, are required to leave them in their cars.  If they do not have a vehicle in which to store them during the school day, they are welcome to bring them into the building, but must drop them off in their coach’s class, the athletic office, or the music/band offices.  Thanks for your cooperation for keeping these implements out of the GHS hallways.

Power tools, sound/light boards, costumes, makeup, hair, or set construction; sound interesting?!  Then working behind the scenes for this year’s musical “Tarzan” is the exact place for you!  If you are interested in putting your creativity to good use then please email Ms. O’Leary ( or add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the choir room door.  Ms. O’Leary will be in touch.

The Goshen Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship needs to be turned in to the hospital by March 1st.  Requirements are a 3.2 GPA and education in college must be for training in any are of health care industry.

Attention all potential football players…..Off-Season workouts begin TODAY at 3:50 p.m. in the weight room.  We will have workouts on Mondays (weight room), Tuesdays (warehouse) and Thursdays (warehouse).  If you are planning on playing football and you are not in a winter sport, you should plan to attend.  We will work out and be done before 5:00 p.m.  If you are new to the program, you must have a physical on file in order to workout.  See Coach Park with questions.

Boys soccer open play will be on Monday nights for the month of January and February.  This is open to all students who are interested in playing soccer.  You need to have a physical on file in the athletic office in order to be able to participate.

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, 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.

Winter coats are here courtesy of the United Way and Goshen Community Schools Winter Coat Give-Away!  If you need a coat for the winter or know someone who does, stop by the Goshen Schools Administration Building at 613 E. Purl St. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  If you are unable to come during those times, call 971-4149 to arrange a time.

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.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  There will be bins in each SRT classroom and the caps will be collected every week. The winning SRT with the most caps will get HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS or a PIZZA PARTY!  The competition will end before Spring Break.  If we collect 400 pounds as a school, we will be able to recycle them into a park bench.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save the environment and win a prize!  If you would like to collect or sort caps during SRT contact Mrs. Swihart in room 2200 or email her at  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

2/1               vs. Plymouth                               Geek Night

2/6               vs. Lakeland                                Hip-Hop Night

2/26              vs. Westview                               Pajama Night

2/17              vs. La Porte                                Black-Out Night

2/23              vs. Marquette                              80’s Night

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.

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:

  • 1/25 National Guard
  • 2/6 Ancilla College
  • 2/14 Hesston College



There will be a call-out meeting TOMORROW in Whiteman gym during the 1st session of SRT for those interested in the Youth Caucus.  The caucus was made to connect students to the city government and to create leadership roles within the city of Goshen.  Future caucus meetings will have Mayor Stutsman and other city leaders joining the students.

The next German Club meeting will be TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the lobby.

There will be a call-out meeting for an eSports club TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT.  Come by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) to find out more information and share your ideas.

French Club will meet TOMORROW in room 2410 during the 2nd session of SRT.  We are going to start this semester by preparing for the Valentine’s Day fundraiser!

There will be a boys track callout meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Please plan to be there if you want to join the track team this season.  Important information will be discussed and this is the only meeting before the season begins in February.  Also, if anyone is interested in trying pole vault for the upcoming season, please see Mr. Clark ASAP as workout opportunities for this event are going on now.

Girls golf will have a callout meeting on Tuesday, January 30th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman gym.



The boys JV basketball team fell to Northwood 46-39.  The RedHawks were led in scoring by Ryan Harmelink with nine points.

The boys varsity basketball team defeated Northwood by a score of 48-43.  Will Line led the RedHawks with 22 points and five assists.

The girls basketball C-Team picked up a win at Concord 17-10.  Leading scorers for the team were Vanessa Lopez with seven, Alex Potter with five and Kiley Yoder added a three pointer.

The varsity girls basketball team lost a close one in “The Pit” with a score of 28-30 as they visited The Lady Panthers of Northwood.  The RedHawks were led by junior-Maggie Gallagher and senior-Jill Kissinger who both scored eight points.  Freshman-Brynn Brynn Shoup-Hill added five points, sophomore-Elizabeth Kirkton and junior-Josie Walters both had two points and sophomore-Regan Mast had three points in the loss.

The boys JV basketball team lost to Mishawaka Marian 22-65.  Goshen was led in scoring by Zack Barker with six points.

The boys varsity basketball team lost to Mishawaka Marian 77-43.  The RedHawks were led in scoring by Bryant Robinson with 19 points.

The girls JV basketball team fell to the Lady Black Swish 23-39.  Hailey Mast led the way for the RedHawks with seven points.  Hannah LaFary contributed five points and eight rebounds.  Remya Johnson and Jazmin Vargas both had four points and two steals.



Boys freshman basketball will play at Elkhart Central at 6:00 p.m.

The girls basketball C team will play at Elkhart Central at 6:00 p.m.

Go RedHawks!