GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017                                  


NO SCHOOL TOMORROW – Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you on Monday!

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.

Seniors:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at to place an order.  They will also be here TODAY during the lunch periods.  Cap & Gown delivery day will be on May 2nd during SRT.

This semester’s blood drive will be Friday, April 21st and sign-ups are happening now in social studies classes.  See Mrs. Clark in room 2280 if you have any questions.

Attention Students and Staff:  Key Club is collecting travel-sized soap, shampoo and conditioner for families at Riley Hospital.  If you traveled over Spring Break and have leftover personal items, you may bring them to the guidance office THIS WEEK to be donated.

Lifeguarding classes begin next week at the Aquatic Center.  If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, need recertified or are interested in a summer job, check out the Aquatic Center website at or call the Aquatic Center at 533-3201 for more information.

The Goshen Community Schools Foundation is a privately funded educational grant program that strives to improve the innovation and creative experiences for the students of Goshen Community Schools.  Founded in 2008 by several Goshen Schools alumni, the Foundation has been able to raise more than $83,000 towards this effort.  We invite you to join us in this quest to assist our area students and teachers.  This year’s Thank-A-Teacher project is underway.  You, your parents, or someone you know in the community may contribute to a special teacher.  Any amount is accepted and a thank you note is sent to the teacher.  Pass along the word and honor your favorite teacher!

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  High school athletes play sports for a variety of reasons.  I would say very few participate to achieve fame and fortune.  In fact, I would venture to say that you might feel uncomfortable if stardom came your way.  The World Series champion and National League MVP would be right there with you.  This young, successful baseball phenome cares about his image and what he can do to make others feel comfortable around him.  Whether you are Kris Bryant the MVP or the local player at your high school, there is no greater trait than humility.  Kris recently said in Sports Illustrated that he wants people in public to see his personality, that he’s a nice guy and it’s good karma that comes back to you.  Treat people with kindness and it all comes back to you.  When success comes your way it is OK to revel in the moment, but don’t forget the image that Kris Bryant portrays.  Those around you will be glad you did!

The guidance office has received new scholarships.  Please stop in for application information!

  • The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
  • The Student Education Assistance Award
  • The Carol Rhinehart Scholarship is open to any student that is pursuing a college degree in the medical field (nursing, pharmacy, pre-med, etc).  It is due April 30th and as of now, they haven’t received any applications from local schools.  They have $2500 to give away and no one to give it to!  Please stop in guidance, pick up an application and get it sent in if you plan on furthering your education in the medical field.
  • Elkhart County Farm Bureau – for students who are members

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, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

Seniors who still haven’t filed the FAFSA:  Indiana has announced that the state’s March 10th FAFSA deadline will be extended until April 15th this year!  The process for families became more complicated this year due to a glitch in the IRS retrieval tool.  Students and their families can now go back in to file the FAFSA if they have not done so, or go back in if the tax import tool did not work for them.  Take advantage of this second chance to possibly qualify for funds from the State and/or Federal government for college!  Don’t miss this new deadline!

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This 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 for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  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.

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:

  • 4/19      Army National Guard
  • 4/21      Ace’s Student Exchange Program



Stay In Bounds Ambassadors will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  See Mr. Kissinger in advance if you cannot make the meeting!



The girls varsity softball team won a big game at Elkhart Central, 8-6.  Jordan Nemeth had four hits and one triple.  Kate Atkinson added two hits while driving in three runs.  Gracie Hayes also had two hits and drove in two runs.

The girls JV softball team defeated Elkhart Central 17-5.  Ruth Whitehead pitched for the win while adding two hits.  Alexis Navarro had four hits with four RBI’s and also scored four times. Gabby Ott had two hits and drove in two runs.

The boys baseball C team opened their season with a 9-4 loss to Elkhart Memorial.  Mason Schrock led the RedHawk offense with two hits and one RBI.  James Troyer also had a double and scored a run for the RedHawks.  Jocsan Sanchez pitched four innings and gave up three earned runs for the RedHawks.



The girls JV and varsity tennis teams will host Wawasee at 4:30 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity golf teams will compete at Christiana Creek against Elkhart Central at 5:00 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity track and field teams will host Northridge and Northwood at 5:00 p.m.

The boys varsity baseball team will play at New Prairie at 5:30 p.m.

The boys JV baseball team will host New Prairie at 5:30 p.m.

The girls varsity softball team will host Triton at 5:30 p.m.

On Friday:

The boys C baseball team will play at Tippecanoe Valley at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday:

The boys JV golf team will compete in the Rochester Invitational at 7:30 a.m.

The girls varsity track and field team will compete in the Carmon Cripe Relays at 9:15 a.m.

The boys varsity golf team will host the Goshen Invitational at 10:00 a.m.

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will host Fairfield.  Varsity plays at 10:00 a.m., followed by JV at noon.

The girls varsity tennis team will host the Goshen Round Robin at 10:00 a.m.

The boys JV and varsity baseball teams will host a double header vs. LaPorte starting at 11:00 a.m.

Go RedHawks!