GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com. Just a reminder that if you have ordered, they will be here TODAY for Cap & Gown Delivery Day during SRT at the athletic concession stand by the main gym.

Girls soccer will have skill development sessions TOMORROW from 4-6:00 p.m.

The boys track and field team should meet TOMORROW in room 1420 immediately after school to vote for the Relays Court. Please bring your laptop with you.

All Goshen students who are considering athletic participation next school year are encouraged to get their physical exams as soon as you can, but definitely by June 30th.  Your physical exam for this year expires on June 30th, 2019.  Any new physical dated April 1st, 2019 or later will be good for all of next school year through June 30th, 2020!  We are offering an opportunity with Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on Monday, April 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  You must pre-register by completing the pre-physical health history on the athletic physical form and bringing $20 to the athletic office. If the $20 is a real issue, you will not be turned away.  Physical forms can be downloaded from the goshenredhawks.org website or picked up in the athletic office.

GHS will host Jeans for Troops Day on Wednesday, April 17th. Wear jeans and give a donation in the main office or guidance office. The suggested donation is $5, but any amount helps…and hey, you get to wear jeans on a Wednesday! Donations will be accepted the entire week of April 15-18. Donations help our veterans. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Prom tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 23rd during lunches.  They are $40, and will be sold each day (except Mondays) through Friday, May 10th.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Outside guest forms are available in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe, and MUST be turned in to her by Wednesday, May 8th – DON’T DELAY!

Auditions for next year’s choirs will be happening between April 23rd and May 3rd. If you are interested in more information, please come to the choir office in room 5310 to get more information. Auditions can be scheduled for times before school or during SRT.

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, April 17th                 Tobacco Control of Elkhart County

Friday, April 26th                          ACES Exchange Student Program

Boys football will have skill development sessions from 3:50-5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the admin field.

All boys not currently in a spring sport that are interested in playing basketball next year should see Coach Wohlford for a schedule of spring workouts. We will be in the weight room on Mondays after school, in the main gym on Wednesdays after school, and in Whiteman gym on Thursday nights from 6-8:00 p.m.

The Goshen City Bar Association Scholarship is in the guidance office.  Please stop by and pick up an application.

Lifeguarding and lifeguarding review classes will be offered this spring. More information can be found at the Aquatic Center website at http://aquatics.goshenschools.org/2019-spring-swim-lessons-and-lifeguarding-classes/ and click on the Lifeguarding flier Spring 2019 at the bottom.

The Recycle Caps Project is back by student request!  Last year GHS collected 400+ pounds of plastic caps/lids that were recycled into a red bench located in commons by auditorium.  This year we just need 200 pounds. Many types of plastic caps/lids can be collected. They need to be recycle #2, 4, or 5, and need to be CLEAN. SRTs that collect, sort, and fill a copy paper box (approx. 8 pounds) will have their name entered in a random drawing for cookies to be delivered to their class at the end of the semester.   Email Mrs. Swihart at cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org if you have questions, or stop by room 2200.

Important Information for Seniors – Nurse Wendy wants to make sure that you are aware that some immunization requirements have changed and you may need to update your vaccines before going to college.  Please email Nurse Wendy if you have any questions or are not sure if yours are up to date.  Currently we have just over 300 seniors who will need these shots before going to many colleges, universities, or trade schools.

It is that time of year again for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive.  The purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher to help you get in contact with one of us.

It’s not too late – yearbooks are for sale for $45!  They can be purchased online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can bring your payment to Mrs. Long in room 1400 in the Whiteman wing/art area.

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. Officer Powell will be checking vehicles!

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.

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.

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. 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.

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:

TODAY is the 2nd Thursday of the month.  This is the designated Stay in Bounds Ambassador meeting time you should all schedule around.  Please be in the main gym for the 2nd session of SRT for our final planning session of the year.  Next week, April 16th and April 18th should be our last formal visits.  I will explain about May visit options today.  Thank you for all your efforts this school year.  Let’s finish leaving a positive impression for all the 4th graders and teachers!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

Boys varsity golf won three tonight. Scores were: RedHawks 171, West Noble 184, Lakeland 206, and Elkhart Memorial 211. Chase Meyer shot a 38, Jacob Moyer 40, Cam Schneider 44, Allan Garratt 49, and Jake Jennette 51.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls JV & varsity tennis will host Wawasee at 4:30 p.m.

Boys JV & varsity golf will host Bethany and Elkhart Central at 5:00 p.m. at Maplecrest.

Boys JV & varsity track and field will travel to Northwood to compete against Northridge and Northwood at 5:00 p.m.

Girls varsity softball will host Triton at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!