GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
STUDENTS: You are not allowed to have lunch delivered to you without the prior approval of an administrator. You either need to bring your lunch or eat in the cafeteria. Thank you!
In order to get a work permit, you need a completed Intent to Employ form filled out by your employer and a parent/guardian. This form can be obtained from Mrs. Stealy in the Main Office or from your employer. Once the completed form is turned back in to Mrs. Stealy, it can take up to 24 hours to issue your actual work permit. This time allows us to check your grades and attendance. If you are failing classes or not coming to school, you could be denied a work permit or a work permit that was previously issued could be revoked. Please note that this is a change from how we have previously done them in the past, so don’t wait until the last minute to turn it in and expect that you will get it back the same day. Thank you!
The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field. If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Lucas Kauffman, or in the main office. The paperwork should be turned in the first time you attend.
Line 1, 2 and 3 in the cafeteria will now be cashless. This means you will need money on your account to purchase food in that line. You will be able to deposit money in the mornings or online at myschoolbucks.com. This is a free service.
Rule the Road This is a free teen driving event complete with a road course with instructors and a pizza lunch on October 10th (note the date change) from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Dept. This is open to students with a learner’s permit, or in their first year of having their license. You can pick up a form packet in the main office which must be turned in to Mrs. Stealy with a copy of your learner’s permit or driver’s license by next Monday.
Jostens representatives will be here again during SRT on October 1st to take senior orders for cap/gown/tassel units and graduation products in the commons. If your total is under $75, you need to pay in full. If it’s over $75, a $75 deposit is required. You can check out all Jostens products at jostens.com.
Thursday night Student Council will host a bonfire out at the football field from 8:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. There are rumors that there might be s’mores so come out and join the fun!
On Saturday, Student Council will host a glowcoming dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym. There will be lots of music, strobe lights, glow sticks, black lights and neon colors. The cost is $5 at the door or $4 during lunch. Students with activity stickers will pay $3. We will also be selling glow sticks for you to use at the dance. Feel free to wear white or neon colors to the dance – it’ll look great!
Sophomore class t-shirt order forms are now available in all sophomore SRT rooms and in Mrs. Newport’s classroom (3200). The order forms are due by TODAY to Mrs. Newport and the shirts will cost $10. Money is due with your order form.
GHS will be hosting a college fair on Tuesday, September 29th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the commons and cafeteria. Over 70 colleges and members of the Armed Forces will be represented. There will also be a presentation for students and parents at 7:00 p.m. to explain the college financial aid process. This event is a great way to talk with college representatives and hear what different colleges have to offer.
All junior student-athletes are encouraged to take part in the Be the Best leadership program that will take place during 2nd period and SRT in the auditorium on Tuesday, September 29th. Please sign up for this workshop in the athletic office by Wednesday. Excuses vs. Excellence…..What’s it gonna be Goshen?
Jim Whittaker from Goshen College is running sports performance every Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the GHS track for all GHS student athletes not currently in a fall sport. This is a great way to improve your athleticism! You need a current physical exam and concussion paperwork on file in the athletic office to join. See you at the track!
It’s time to order your 2015-2016 school yearbook. The cost of the book is $45 until December, meaning the best time to buy is now! You can find order forms at the RedZone, in the main office, library and the guidance office. Order before October 30th and you can be entered in a drawing to win a free yearbook. 2nd place will receive $5 in RedZone bucks. We will announce the winners on Friday, October 30th.
Congratulations to the Crimson Marching Band for placing 1st out of the 21 bands at the Concord Invitational this past weekend. The Group also won caption awards for best music, best visual and best general effect. The Crimson Marching Band will compete at the Bands of America Regional this weekend at Bowling Green State University.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: One of the many challenges facing the high school athlete is how to respond to the media (school newspaper, local paper, radio or television) after a hard earned victory or a tough defeat. Athletes are most vulnerable after a tough loss. Choose your words carefully and think about what you want to say before you say it. Don’t make excuses and give credit where credit is due. After a victory, it’s important to remain humble. There are usually multiple reasons your team wins, so give credit to all of those involved. Short answers are better than long ones. The more you have the experience of talking with the media, the more comfortable you will become. Win or lose, enjoy the opportunity of your interview. It becomes easier with time!
It’s homecoming week! Today is Mismatch/Clash Day, tomorrow is College T-Shirt Day, Wednesday is Decades Day, Thursday is Class Shirt/Class Color Day and Friday is Redskin Day!
College Go! Week is being celebrated in the state of Indiana this week. We’ve got activities for you to do in your SRT’s which will help plan your life after high school. Check out the bulletin boards and trophy cases to learn which colleges are visiting GHS during lunch in the next few months.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Calling all French students: The first meeting for French Club is almost here! We will meet Tuesday, September 29th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2340. We look forward to seeing you there!
The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Lakeland 2-0 and Jimtown 2-0, but lost to Elkhart Central 0-2.
The boys cross country team competed at the soggy West Noble Invitational finishing 5th. Juan Perez paced the Goshen Harriers by placing 18th followed by Jason Barahona 19th, Felix Perez Diener 46th, Zach Oyer 55th, Eric Villegas 65th, Angel Arrelo 68th and Irving Suarez 87th.
The girls cross country team competed at the West Noble Invitational finishing 7th. Ariana Perez Diener paced the team placing 25th followed by Nora Rangel 27th, Annelise Wiebe 52nd, Kirsten Graves 72nd, Paola Rangel 76th, Elena Meyer-Riemer 139th and Montse Reyes 143rd.
The boys varsity soccer team defeated Hammond Noll 5 to 1. Goal scorers for Goshen were Marcos Hernandez (2), Sebastian Flores (2) and Juan Castaneda. Assists for Goshen were Alvaro Romo (3), Lucas Bontreger and Juan Castaneda. Shots on goal favored Goshen 11 to 3 and Corners were even 2-2.
The JV boys tennis team finished 3rd at the Wawasee Invite on Saturday. Bobby Sessa and Nathanael Wertz were champions at 1 Doubles. Drake Crowder finished 3rd at 1 Singles. Diego Torres finished 3rd at 3 Singles. Dirk Oyer and Mitchell Yoder finished 3rd at 2 Doubles.
The boys tennis match against Wawasee that was rained out on September 18th will not be resumed. The varsity and JV swept all courts.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The boys JV and varsity tennis teams will play at Elkhart Memorial at 5:00 p.m.
The boys JV football team will travel to Concord at 6:00 p.m.
Good luck to all of you!