GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019
With the upcoming Halloween season, this is a reminder that hoods and masks are NOT permitted per school dress code!
Congratulations to the members of the Crimson Marching Band for an outstanding performance this past Saturday at the Bands of America Super Regional in Indianapolis. There were 84 bands from 10 states at this contest. Goshen placed 6th in their class and 26th overall. This weekend the Crimson Marching Band will compete in the ISSMA Semi-State that will be held at Ben Davis High School. The group performs at 5:45 p.m. Congratulations to all members!
Key Club and Environmental Club are collecting caps for benches. We are trying to get enough for two benches. Please deliver CLEAN #2, 4 or 5 caps or lids to your SRT before October 31st. The SRT with the most caps/lids collected will receive pizza. The SRT that comes in 2nd will receive cookies. Please help our school have comfortable places to sit.
Starting today, there will be a donation box in the Main Office for the United Way Coat Drive. Feel free to drop off any new or slightly used coats to help benefit those in need!
There’s an important meeting for boys’ soccer players after school on Tuesday right after school in the cafeteria. This include varsity, JV, and C team players. The meeting will be in the cafeteria right after school to 4:30.
Merit on the Move will be moving to Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday the 30th this week. Next week it will continue with the normal schedule.
Any student interested in being a Wrestling Manager this year please stop by the main office and sign-up and fill out an information sheet and return it to Coach Pickard.
Girls’ Swimming and Diving begins TODAY, October 28th from 4:15-6:30. Boys’ Swimming and Diving will continue having limited contact time from 4:15-6:15 until season begins Monday, November 11th from 4:15-6:30. Any athlete needing a ride to the pool, please meet outside of the athletic office immediately after school for a school sponsored ride.
Do you love all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage? Are you a runner? If one or both of these are true, come support the music department on November 2nd for the annual Miles for Music event. You can register for a 3k walk or 5k run, or just come an eat pancakes and sausage if running isn’t your thing. Talk to a music student for more information on how to register.
Basketball game day cheerleading will start TODAY, October 28th 4pm in the warehouse. All athletic paperwork needs to be turned into athletics. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Kristy via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Universal Tamal is currently hiring a waitress/waiter. Must be bilingual in Spanish and English and able to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. For more information call us at (574)534-3736 or stop by in person at 225 S Main St Goshen, IN 46526.
Jostens will be returning for senior orders on November 12 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 us.
Attention Chess Players: Chess club will be after school in room 1060 from 3:45 to 4:45pm. Please see Mr. Cross with questions.
The City of Goshen’s Community Relations Commission and GCS are hosting another Community Conversation on Thursday night, and we hope students, teachers, and staff members will be able to attend! These conversations are meant to empower all members of our community, and to help us all grow in community with each other. This particular conversation will address leadership and power in the Goshen community: Participants will have the opportunity to speak about successful balances of power and how that is created, as well as look at challenges to equalized power. We will also look at how one accesses power, and how the community can grow capacity and leadership to provide opportunities for shared power? The conversation will be held in the Schrock Pavilion at Shanklin Park on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and there will be refreshments. Hope to see you there!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for filing from now until April 15, 2020. To give yourself the best chance to secure financial assistance complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. If you’ve started the application but are stuck, if you have specific questions about it, or if you’re just unsure about completing it on your own – you’re in luck! GHS is hosting a FAFSA Completion Night on Monday, October 28th in the cafeteria. A financial expert from InvestEd as well as the GHS School Counselors will be on hand to provide assistance to students and families. If you’re interested in attending stop in the School Counseling Office to pick up a handout of what you need to being with you on the 28th.
E-Sports Club will be in room 1070 on Monday and on Tuesday and Wednesday in Room 2040. We will be opening up to games other than League of Legends this year. Please bring your school laptop for game installing. Hope to see you there!
Junior students, it is never too early to think about possibly pursuing a career in science. If you are interested in the sciences and are thinking about going to college then please sign-up now in the guidance office for the Valparaiso University College Visit on Thursday, October 31st from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Only 28 slots are available so it is first come, first serve!
The Ceres Solutions Scholarship is available. You can apply at www.ceres.coop or pick up a paper copy in the School Counseling office. You must be a four year 4-H member or have two years in your local FFA program. The deadline is March 1st, 2020
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:
|Tuesday, October 29th||Hesston College|
|Wednesday, October 30th||Indiana Tech|
|Tuesday, March 17th||Army National Guard|
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 email@example.com for more information.
The 2018-2019 yearbooks have arrived and are being delivered to SRT classes! If you didn’t order a yearbook but would like one, you can email Ms. Pobocik at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a very limited number of yearbooks available for purchase which will go on a first come, first serve basis. If you know a 2019 graduate who ordered a yearbook, please have them email Ms. Pobocik to set up a time to pick it up.
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:
Call out meeting for BC2M (Bring Change to Mind) Nov. 7 2nd session of SRT in the Auditorium. If you are passionate about mental health plan on coming and being part of our club. We are activity based and want to educate GHS about mental health. If you have questions please email Mrs. King (email@example.com) or Alexis Navarro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The boys’ cross country team finished in 7th place at Semi State. Drew Hogan and Cole Johnston advanced to the State Finals.