Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you still have time before the price goes up.  Herff Jones will be back to take orders on Thursday, November 1st before school.  You can also order online at

Attention all wrestlers – We are in charge of concessions for the Boys Soccer Regional on Saturday, October 13th. The sign-up list is in the main office. All Wrestlers are expected to work. Football players will work the 2nd time slot after football. See Coach Pickard if you think you have a conflict.

IB Students: Please turn in your registration form to Mrs. Haney in the office.  It’s imperative that you do this by Wednesday, October 10th.  You will not be able to test if you don’t submit this form by the deadline.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Collins or Mr. Nichols.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime. Go to to register online. The deadline to register is TOMORROW.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families. They can be purchased at the door.

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! Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol.  Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada.  Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados.  ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!

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.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m. You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center. A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home. This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY. 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.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived! The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book. If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400. There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400. Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400. If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

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!

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.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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. Building Trades, EACC 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.

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 9th                   Holy Cross
  • Thursday, October 11th                Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                 Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th            Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th              Olivet Nazarene University

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.



There will be a swimming and diving callout meeting TOMORROW in Mr. Younghans room (2310) during the 2nd session of SRT. Anyone interested should plan on attending this meeting.  See Mr. Younghans if you cannot attend.

There will be a call out meeting TOMORROW for the Women’s Empowerment Club in room 2060 during the 2nd session of SRT.

There will be a call out meeting TOMORROW for anyone interested in cheerleading for basketball season during the 2nd session of SRT. Meet on the upper deck in the main gym.  Contact Coach Sloan with any questions at

For all girls interested in playing basketball this season, we will have a quick meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT with Coach Hill in room 8030 to pick up your updated October schedule and to answer any questions you may have.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms. If you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out!  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at

All Stay In Bounds Ambassadors are to meet during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym on Thursday to organize groups, pick t-shirt colors, and to assist in training of the new Ambassadors.  Our first visits will be in November.



The girls cross country season came to an end when they finished 7th at the sectional meet. Yadira Sanchez and Kayleigh McKee both advance to the regional meet as individuals. Yadira Sanchez paced the girls team placing 19th, Kayleigh McKee 33rd, Kassidy Bestul 44th, Brandi Smith 46th, Lauren Kauffman 49th, Sophia Koshmider 51st, and Julie Walton Clark 54th.  Congratulations on your season! The boys cross country team lost the team championship to Elkhart Memorial by 1 point. They advance to the regional meet Saturday. Felix Perez Diener was the overall winner followed by Jonathon Snyder 7th, Angel Arreola 10th, Adrian Mora 21st, Cole Johnston 23rd, Ryan Diaz 24th, and Sam Miller 26th.

Boys varsity football took on the Plymouth Rockies. The Rockies beat the RedHawks 49-31. Leading the offensive charge for the RedHawks was Bryant Grewe. He had three rushing touchdowns. Colin Turner also had one rushing touchdown. Ricardo Vargas added a 31 yard field goal. Defensively, Daveyon Sanford had one interception. Julio Navarro and Drew Marlow both had a tackle for loss.



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