GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
How does $1 million sound? Pretty good, right? Did you know that someone with a college degree will earn, on average, $1 million more over a lifetime than someone with just a high school diploma? It’s never too early to start planning for education beyond high school. Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/college to get tips on what you can be doing each year of high school, and keep an eye out for College GO! events happening all week long at school.
Seniors: Do you want/need help applying for colleges? Mrs. Villalobos will be booking the conference room NEXT Tuesday and Thursday during SRT in the guidance office to do just that. Attached below is a worksheet you should read carefully and fill out beforehand. It does not all need to be completed, but the more you have the easier it will be to fill out the application. Come prepared. If you are not, our time will be wasted!
Congratulations to the Crimson Marching Band for placing 2nd out of 20 bands at the Penn Carnival of Bands this past Saturday! The band will perform at the Bands of America Regional Competition this weekend at Bowling Green State University. Good luck to all of you!
Senior Night and GHS Student Fan Appreciation Night are this Thursday for volleyball and girls soccer. Come out and support your classmates as volleyball plays Plymouth and girls soccer plays West Noble. All GHS students in attendance with an ID can receive two free slices of pizza as a thank you for your support this fall. This will be distributed between the 1st and 2nd games at varsity volleyball and after the halftime senior night ceremony at girls soccer. Go Big Red!
2018 Homecoming week is here! Spirit days start TOMORROW. There are prizes for the best dressed each day. Judging is during lunch so stop by the student council table and have your photo snapped in order to win.
Tuesday: It’s all about the flannels
Wednesday: Superhero’s; there’s a hero in all of us
Thursday: Throw back Thursday; kicking it old school, dress in your favorite decade
Friday: Dream teams; jersey day
Homecoming Bonfire-Join us after the game for a night of fun, music, and memories!
When: Friday, September 28th after the football game until 11:30 p.m.
Where: Grassy lot across from soccer practice field next to the band practice lot
Who: All GHS students
What to bring: Chairs or blankets, ingredients for s’mores
Homecoming Court: This year’s homecoming court was selected by coaches, club sponsors, and teachers. Students who are considered leaders on the playing field, in the classroom, and around school were selected. Voting begins TOMORROW and concludes Thursday, September 26th. Look for an email from Mrs. Stealy TOMORROW morning and make sure to vote!
IB registration forms should be completed and returned to Mrs. Haney in the main office. You do not have to pay in full when you turn in the form. If you have questions, please see Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Collins.
GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics. We our looking for more students interested in being part of this team. All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical. Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed. Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more. FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills. If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.
Do you want to win money for college? College Go Week is THIS week, and we would like to give students a chance to win a $529 scholarship from Learn More Indiana. The scholarship is open to anyone in grades 9-12, and one student from each grade state-wide will win the award! You can be creative and draw a picture, digital image, take a photo, or write an essay about a career that you are interested in. Please stop by the Guidance Office and speak to Mrs.Villalobos to pick up an entry form if you are interested. All entries are due by Friday, October 19th.
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 https://indianavoters.in.gov/ to register online. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.
Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead? Merit on the Move may be for you! Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early. Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m. starting THIS week. Talk to your counselor for more information.
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 THIS week. $6 from each t-shirt sale will go to Goshen Health’s Center for Cancer Care.
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 email@example.com 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:
- Wednesday, October 3rd Bethel College
- Thursday, October 4th University of Toledo
- Friday, October 5th Taylor University
- Tuesday, October 9th Holy Cross
- Wednesday, October 10th University of St. Francis
- 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.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Multicultural Youth Alliance (MYA) will have a call out meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.
French Club: We have a very special meeting this month! Come to room 2410 TOMORROW for both sessions of SRT. We will be going outside for a picnic and to play pétanque, a traditional lawn game played in France. We will spend the first 15 minutes of 1st session learning how to play the game and watching some videos. Then, we will head outside (weather permitting). Hope to see you all there!
There will be a Spell Bowl meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2100. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend!
Student Council will meet Thursday, September 27th during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium. Student council is a student lead group that represents the opinions of the student body. They encourage school spirit, as well as work with the faculty and administration of the school to ensure that student voices are heard. It’s not too late to join! At our next meeting we will be discussing fundraiser ideas, class sponsored events, outlining events for the year, and finalizing homecoming activities.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Walters, student council sponsor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
German Club will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym. We will be doing our graffiti activity, picking a t-Shirt design, and electing officers.
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 Warsaw Tigers at Warsaw High School. The RedHawks lost to the Tigers 35-0. Offensively for the RedHawks, Wesley VanHooser led all receivers with 43 yards receiving. Bryant Grewe led the way for the rushing attack. The RedHawks were led defensively by Daveyon Sanford. He had 13 tackles and one for loss of yards. Bryant Grewe, Drew Marlow, and Dominic Sosa each had eleven tackles as well.
Boys JV football took on the Warsaw Tigers, losing 50-0. Offensively, the RedHawks were led by Mitch Daniels. He led the way rushing the football. On the defensive side of the ball, the RedHawks were led by Isaac Sawatzky and Roman Schrock. Both had fumble recoveries. Steve Sanders also forced a fumble.
The boys varsity tennis team finished the year #2 in the Northern Lakes Conference. Ryan Harmelink finished 4th at 1 Singles and was selected to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team. Wes Beck finished 3rd at 2 Singles. Carlos Lichty was champion and all-conference at 3 Singles. Diego Torres and Ben Bontrager-Singer finished 4th at 1 Doubles. Drake Crowder and Axel Brown finished 5th at 2 Doubles.
Girls soccer hosted two state ranked opponents on Saturday. In the morning game the girls lost to Fort Wayne Carroll 2-0. Madison Rittenhouse had ten saves for the RedHawks. In the afternoon game Goshen lost to Homestead 6-1. Hailey Mast scored Goshen’s only goal on an assists from Lesly Arellano. The Goshen girls are now 6-8 on the season. The JV girls also played two matches on Saturday. The JV lost to Carroll 3-0 and Homestead 5-0. The JV record is now 8-3-2 for the season.
Boys varsity soccer traveled to Ft. Wayne to play against the Fort Wayne Carroll Chargers and won by a score of 3-1. Goals: Ciro Aguilar (2) and Saulo Luna (1). Assists: Saulo Luna (1) and Ciro Aguilar (1). The win brings the boys varsity soccer team’s overall record to 9-3-2, and 3-2-2 in the NLC. They also played at Homestead, and came away with the victory by a score of 1-0. Goals: Ciro Aguilar (1). Assists: Saulo Luna and Ricardo Vargas. The win brings the boys varsity soccer team’s overall record to 10-3-2 and 3-2-2 in the NLC.
Boys JV soccer was defeated by Carroll 1-2. Goshen goal scorers: Johan Martinez. Goshen’s record is now 9-2-3 and their conference record is 4-1-2. They defeated Homestead 2-1. Goshen goal scorers: Carlos Casteneda and Armando Ortega. Goshen assists: Fernando Salazar.
The girls cross country team finished 13th at the New Haven Classic Invitational. Yadira Sanchez led the team placing 57th followed by Kassidy Bestul 79th, Kayleigh McKee 96th, Sophia Koshmider 105th, Julie Walton Clark 106th, Brandi Smith 113th, and Flor Rangel 125th. The boys cross country team finished 10th at the New Haven Classic Invitational. Felix Perez Diener led the team placing 6th followed by Jonathon Snyder 43rd, Angel Arreola 51st, Adrian Mora 83rd, Cole Johnston 85th, Sam Miller 103rd, and Ryan Diaz 106th.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Boys soccer will host Penn. JV plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:45 p.m.
The RedHawks unified flag football team hosts Tippy Valley at Foreman Field at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost for admission, but we will be collecting donations at the gate for Special Olympics Indiana. Plan to attend and support the amazing work these athletes have put in!