GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019
Thanks to all donors and workers who participated in the Blood Drive this past Friday. As a school, we donated 76 units of blood! Way to go GHS!
Boys’ swimming and diving begins TODAY from 4:15-6:30 p.m. Any swimmer needing a ride to the pool needs to ride bus 78 directly after school.
Boys’ basketball tryouts begin TODAY. Tryouts for 10th-12th graders begin after school and go until 6:30 p.m. in Whiteman Gym. Freshmen tryouts go from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday night in Whiteman Gym. All required forms must be turned in to the athletic office to tryout. See Mrs. Schrock in athletics if you don’t know what forms are needed. See Coach Wohlford with any questions about tryouts.
IUPUI will be here on Tuesday, November 12th from 12:00-3:30 p.m. for on-site admissions. They are waiving the fee for applying on that day. A sign-up sheet will be available in the student counseling office.
Jostens will be returning for senior orders on Tuesday, November 12th during SRT. All seniors and juniors graduating early should plan to order a cap, gown, and tassel package for $32 at this time if they plan to walk in the graduation ceremony in May. Students who are wearing a friend’s old cap and gown can order just a tassel for $10. Jostens will accept credit cards, debit cards, checks, and cash. This is the last order day at school when you can order without paying a late fee. If you don’t have the money now or aren’t sure you will graduate, you can order the cap/gown/tassel package with no money down and pay in April if you do end up graduating. If you have questions, see Mrs. Clark or Mrs. Gardner during SRT or email them.
The Fall Sports Recognition Program is Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym. All fall sport student athletes will be honored that night for their commitment. It is a great night to celebrate your team and efforts. Please make sure you are in attendance.
The Zolman’s Best One Tire & Auto Care Student Citizenship Award is available on-line at www.zolmantire.com. The deadline is Wednesday, November 20th. You must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify.
Soccer this winter – Goshen Soccer Academy is opening to the public this coming December 1st and are hosting the inaugural December Futsal Shootout. Teams that sign up to play will play a minimum of five futsal games over two weekends with the chance to play more. This futsal shootout will follow the format of the World Cup playing in group play first before finishing with a single elimination tournament. The registration deadline is Sunday, November 24th. Roster size is a minimum of six and a maximum of ten. Game format: 5v5 (four field players plus goalie), each game is two 18 minute halves, and cleats are NOT permitted. All players must wear flat shoes – indoor soccer, basketball or tennis shoes are fine. Goalies can play on two different teams, but can only play the goalie position. Winners of the tournament will receive a trophy and tournament champion t-shirts. As the tournament is being played, more prizes and giveaways will be given for everyone participating! Visit GoshenSoccerAcademy.com to sign up! For more information, please contact James Graber or visit the website.
Auditions for the spring musical “BIG FISH” will begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 3:45 p.m. All those wishing to audition should come prepared to sing 60 to 90 seconds of a song of your choice. It can be anything! We will have an accompanist, so bring your favorite holiday carol, Broadway show tune, fight song, choir song, or even a hymn and audition. This is going to be another outstanding GHS production! If you have questions about becoming involved backstage, please contact Ms. O’Leary via email at email@example.com.
The Comcast Scholarship is now available in the counseling office and on the GHS website as well. The deadline is Friday, December 6th.
The Ceres Solutions Scholarship is available. You can apply at www.ceres.coop or pick up a paper copy in the counseling office. You must be a four-year 4-H member or have two years in your local FFA program. The deadline is Sunday, March 1st.
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:
|Friday, November 15th||Indiana Tech|
|Wednesday, November 20th||U.S. Army|
|Tuesday, March 17th||Army National Guard|
WANTED: Plastic caps & lids for the Caps-to-Benches recycle program. Our goal is two benches; so far we have enough for one. Please deliver CLEAN #2, 4, or 5 plastic caps or lids to your SRT. The SRT with the most caps/lids collected will receive pizza. The SRT that comes in 2nd will receive cookies. Prizes will be given at the end of the semester. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Swihart or Mrs. Dubash.
There is a donation box in the Main Office for the United Way Coat Drive. Feel free to drop off any new or slightly used coat to help benefit those in need!
The RedHawks Ambassadors Program is looking for bilingual students willing to help out in the resource rooms during SRT. The RedHawks Ambassadors will be assigned to resource rooms to help resource teachers and EL collaborators working with EL students. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
**CANCELED ON 11/19 DUE TO SCHOOL BEING CLOSED THAT DAY** Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in room 1190 from 3:45-4:50 p.m. You must be in room 1190 by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this. You are expected to exit the building through door M where a bus will be available at 5:00 p.m. if you need a ride home. This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY. 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.
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. Student athletes are expected to get their snack immediately after school. They should change clothes for practice AFTER they get their snack.
REMINDER: 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. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.
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!
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!
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. GTV 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.
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:
Stay In Bounds Ambassadors meet Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym. This is a mandatory meeting prior to our first visits on 11/21 and 11/26.
Any girls interested in track & field this spring, there will be a call-out meeting on Tuesday, November 26th during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck of the main gym. If you are unable to attend, please email Coach Willis at email@example.com for the information passed out during the meeting.
Girls JV basketball opened their season with a gritty 41-36 victory. It was a total team effort as eleven different players played quality minutes. Goshen was led on offense by freshmen Sarah Harmelink and Briana Valderrama with eleven and nine points respectively.
Girls varsity basketball opened their season with a home win over East Noble with a score of 48-33. Leading the way for the RedHawks was Lizzie Kirkton with twelve points along with Hailey Mast, Megan Gallagher, Tori Eldridge, and Brynn Shoup-Hill all adding six.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Girls freshman basketball will host Penn at 6:30 p.m. Good luck ladies!