GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018                          


The 2018 “Volley for a Cure” breast cancer awareness fundraiser night will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd when the Goshen volleyball team competes at Bethany Christian.  “Volley for a Cure” t-shirts are available for $15 (sizes Y XL, A S-XXL).  If you would like to purchase a shirt, please stop in and see Jan Schrock in the Athletic Office between now and Friday.  $6 from each t-shirt sale will go to Goshen Health’s Center for Cancer Care.

Congratulations to the Crimson Marching Band for winning the Concord Invitational this past weekend!  The marching band placed 1st out of 20 bands at the show and received awards for Best Visual and Best Effect. The Crimson Marching Band will be in competition this next weekend at the Penn Carnival of Bands.  The group will perform at 8:13 p.m. at Penn High School.  Tickets can be purchased in the band office if you are interested in attending.

HELP WANTED: Burger King is hiring! If you are interested, please visit for more information.

Tennis Senior Night is TONIGHT at the GMS courts, where the boys take on Elkhart Memorial at 5:30 p.m.  Senior Night intros will be around 5:15 p.m.  The GHS Student Athletic Council is sponsoring Fan Appreciation Night in conjunction with senior night and any students there to support the team on this night will get two free slices of pizza for dinner!  Come out to GMS and support the tennis team TONIGHT, and then swing by girls soccer later to cheer on their team on their Staff night!  Go Big Red!

TOMORROW, boys and girls cross country and boys soccer will be celebrating their senior nights! At cross country, intros will be around 5:15 p.m., and at soccer, senior intros will be after the C game is completed at roughly 6:20 p.m.  The GHS Student Athletic Council is sponsoring Fan Appreciation Night in conjunction with Senior Night and any students there to support the team on this night will get two free slices of pizza for dinner!  Come on down to Shanklin Park and support the cross country team and then swing by boys soccer later to cheer on the B Soccer team on their Senior Night!  Go Big Red!

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!

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.

IUSB will be in the Guidance office for on-site admissions on Monday, October 1st from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Come to Guidance and sign up for a time slot and a paper application to fill out prior to October 1st, and you will know if you have been accepted at your meeting.   IUSB will also be giving a $500 scholarship to any student that has a 3.0 or higher GPA.  This scholarship will only be available on October 1st.

Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be in the guidance office on Tuesday, October 2nd from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Their admissions office has discontinued paper applications.  We encourage students to apply during the last week of September, if at all possible. The $30 application fee will be automatically be waived THAT WEEK ONLY.  The application process is streamlined and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.  There are no essay questions for students to worry about.  Students should bring their official high school transcript to their scheduled meeting.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here again on Tuesday, October 2nd before school to take class ring orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior items. Extra packets are available in the main office.

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, September 18th             Army Reserves
  • Wednesday, September 19th        Trine University
  • Thursday, September 20th            Purdue-Ft. Wayne
  • Wednesday, October 3rd              Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                  University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                      Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                   Holy Cross
  • Thursday, October 11th                Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                 Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th            Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend

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.



Stay in Bounds Ambassadors are junior and senior student-athletes who visit a 4th grade classroom six times a year to teach character principles through games and stories.  All returning seniors should notify Mr. Kissinger if you are not able to participate again this year.  Juniors are encouraged to see Mr. Kissinger during Monday lunches in the commons to let him know if you are interested or stop by the athletic office to leave a message.  This is a time commitment of approximately 1.5 SRT periods per month, but a very rewarding experience.  Please consider finding out more by attending a meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT.  This session is for juniors or new seniors interested.

Student council members, please check your email for information regarding signing up to help with planning for homecoming week. Student Council will have a planning meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium. If you didn’t attend our call out meeting, it’s not too late to join! Any questions, please contact Mrs. Walters at

Do you enjoy word puzzles and games? Do you enjoy reading and writing stories that stretch the limits of your imagination? If so, Creative Writing Club is for you! Come and check out the club at our first meeting of the year during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, September 20th in room 2430.

Multicultural Youth Alliance (MYA) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, September 25th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.



Boys varsity football took on the Concord Minutemen Friday night losing 34-9. Colin Turner had 170 yards passing. Daveyon Sanford had 135 yards receiving.  Alex Ubaldo had a rushing touchdown. Ricardo Vargas had a 31 yard field goal. Leading the way for the defensive side of the ball was Drew Marlow. He had nine tackles and three of those were for losses. Bryant Grewe had a quarterback sack. The unit as a whole had five tackles for loss.

Boys JV football hosted the Concord Minutemen Saturday morning losing 42-0. Leading the way offensively for the RedHawks was Eddy Flores. He had 40 yards rushing. Mitch Daniels completed two passes. Leading the way for the RedHawks defensively was Clayton Gibson. He had multiple tackles. Isaiah Park had a tackle for loss as well.

Boys varsity tennis went 1-1 at the LaPorte Invitational on Saturday, dropping a 2-3 decision to South Bend Adams in the 1st round before sweeping Lowell 5-0 in the 2nd round to finish 3rd. Ben Bontrager-Singer and Diego Torres went 2-0 at 1 Doubles while Axel Brown and Wyatt Fisher went 2-0 at 2 Doubles.

JV boys tennis finished 4th at the Wawasee Invite on Saturday. Braxton Kincaid and Josh Haimes were the top finishers for the team, coming in 3rd at 1 Doubles. Anton Pham, Zef Fransen, and Don Perry all went 2-1 on the day.

Boys JV soccer defeated Plymouth in the 1st round of the JV tournament 6-2. Goshen Goal scorers:  Armondo Ortega, Moises Gutierrez, and Isaac Daniels (4). Goshen Assists:  Isaac Daniels and Carlos Castaneda (3). In the other flight A 1st round game, Northwood defeated Wawasee. In the flight A final game Goshen defeated Northwood 2-0. Goshen Goal scorers:  Manith Kamalakanth and Johan Martinez. Goshen Assists:  Isaac Daniels. In the flight B 1st round games: Northridge beat Concord and Warsaw beat Memorial. In the flight B final game Warsaw beat Northridge.

The girls cross country team finished 15th out of the 23 team field. Yadira Sanchez led the team finishing 56th followed by Kassidy Bestul 82nd, Sophia Koshmider 106th, Brandi Smith 116th, Abigail Garcia 134th, Morgan Chupp 139th, and Julie Walton Clark 141st. The boys cross country team finished 4th out of the 24 team field. Felix Perez Diener led the team finishing 5th followed by Johnathon Snyder 37th, Angel Arreola 42nd, Adrian Mora 50th, Cole Johnston 52nd, Ryan Diaz 74th, and Sam Miller 85th.

Girls varsity golf shot their best score in two years Saturday at Cobblestone. With a team score of 414, the RedHawks finished in 9th place and had many season bests by the varsity team.

Cat Hoover: 100

Olivia Lehr: 106

McKenna Cripe: 102

Lauren Murphy: 110

Estella Borden: 106


Girls varsity volleyball won the Goshen Volleyball Invite going undefeated on the day beating Elkhart Central, Ft. Wayne, and South Bend Adams.  Senior Josie Walters set a school record against Wayne serving 25 straight points for a RedHawk victory 25-0.  Top Performers for the RedHawks were:

Aces- Brynn Shoup Hill 9, Sofia Bontrager 7

Assists- Megan Gallagher 65

Blocks- Brynn Shoup Hill 4, Lizzy Kirkton 3

Digs- Sophie Kirkton 24, Josie Walters 18

Kills- Brynn Shoup Hill 25, KT Detweiler 17



The Unified RedHawks Flag Football team travels to Wawasee for our season opener against both Wawasee and Warsaw at 5:00 p.m.

Girls soccer will host South Bend St. Joe. JV plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:45 p.m.

Boys JV & varsity boys tennis will host Elkhart Memorial at 5:30 p.m.

Good luck to all of you!