GHS hosted Jeans for Troops Day yesterday. Thank you to all who donated! It’s not too late if you’d still like to contribute though. The suggested donation is $5, but any amount helps. Donations will be accepted through the end of the day TODAY.

We do not have school on Friday, April 19th due to Good Friday. Please note that we NOT provide bus transportation for EACC students that day.

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.

Juniors and Seniors: The Interra Credit Union RedHawks Branch is offering you a chance to win a prom package. The winner will get two prom tickets (or reimbursement if already purchased), and a $75 gift card to the restaurant of their choice. Stop by the RedHawks Branch to get all the details from Martha and Tricia and to enter! This is available every day the branch is open, through Friday, April 26th. The winner will be announced Monday, April 29th. We’ll see you at the RedHawks Branch!

If you are a current junior and have an interest in politics and our community, you should consider running for the Goshen City Council Youth Advisor position.  The election is open to any current junior and will be held Thursday, May 16th at GHS.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Weldy in 2360 or talk to Felix Perez Diener.  All interested candidates should pick-up an information packet from Mr. Weldy in 2360.

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:

Friday, April 26th                          ACES Exchange Student Program

Calling all pianists! Do you enjoy playing current popular music? Are you a strong sight-reader? Do you want to have the opportunity to travel with a group of your friends to somewhere else in the country next year? We need you! The Crimsonaires is looking for a few pianists to accompany the group next year. Please email Ms. O’Leary ( or stop by the choir office if you have any interest!

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at If you were not able to pick up your cap and gown on delivery day, you can pick it up during SRT in room 2290 from Mrs. Gardner. If you are not able to pick it up during SRT, please e-mail Mrs. Gardner to find an alternate time at, or Mrs. Jenny Clark at

The Goshen High School Technical Trades Scholarship is available in the Guidance Office.  Please stop by and pick it up!

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.

Lifeguarding and lifeguarding review classes will be offered this spring. More information can be found at the Aquatic Center website at 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 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 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.



Creative Writing Club: TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430 will be our last meeting of the year! There will be sharing time, snacks, and large community writing papers all over the room. Come celebrate the year!



Girls varsity softball fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 8-5 loss to Warsaw.  Olivia Koshmider went two for three with a double and scored two times.  Sara Breniser had one single with three runs driven in. Alexis Navarro also added one single while driving in two runs.  Freshman, Liz Ramirez got the loss in the circle going two innings, striking out three and allowing four hits for the night.  The RedHawks are now 5-5 overall and 0-2 in the NLC.

Girls JV softball scored early and beat Warsaw 8-2.  Khylin Shepard had a double and single while Isabel DeGraff and Trinity Nemeth each added two hits apiece.  Noemi Vela also added a double for the RedHawks.  Isabel DeGraff earned the win pitching.  Currently the JV RedHawks are now 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the NLC.

Boys JV baseball gained an early lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run homer by James Troyer, but eventually lost their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning to surrender their sixth consecutive loss.  Goshen outhit Warsaw and only allowed two earned runs, but costly mistakes continued to plague the RedHawks.  Goshen committed ten defensive errors and stranded twelve runners on the bases, leaving the bases loaded without scoring in two innings.  Troyer added a single to his home run and pitched five innings, allowing only two hits.  Ezequiel Moreno and Moises Gutierrez each drove in a run as well.

The Goshen Unified Track and Field team traveled to East Noble to face six opponents.  Several personal bests were set in a very competitive meet.  After a scoring discrepancy was cleared up the Unified RedHawks placed 3rd out of seven teams. Shotput: Taking 1st in their flight was Chris Hall.  Taking 2nd in their flight was Matthew Lung and Jurniee Peeler.  Taking 3rd in their flight was Spencer Witmer and Ben Bontrager-Singer.  Ben also set a new school record with a throw of 35’7”.  Getting their career best that evening were Ben Bontrager-Singer, Brock Collins, Allen Guthrie, Kateleen Marquez, and Spencer Witmer. Long Jump:  Taking 1st in their flight was Jeremiah Close.  Taking 2nd in their flight were Isaiah Jacobs and Emma Simpson.  Taking 3rd in their flight were Lexi Brown, Breighton Heaberlin, and Hope Peeler.  Career bests were set by Lexi Brown and Isaiah Jacobs.  Isaiah also set a new school record with a jump of 17’5”. 100m dash: Taking 1st in their heat were Tyler Daniels, Matthew Lung, Daniel Peters, and Bri Vance.  Taking 2nd in their heats were Brock Collins, Kia Kurtz, and Hope Peeler.  Taking 3rd in their heats were Jurniee Peeler and Allen Guthrie.  A career best was set by Spencer Witmer. 400m Dash: Getting 2nd in their heat were Bri Vance and Jazmin Vargas.  Taking 3rd in her heat was Katelyn Brown. The boys 4x100m relay team of Ben Bontrager Singer, Kia Kurtz, Jeremiah Close, and Isaiah Jacobs had a had a season best time. The girls 4x100m relay team of Jazmin Vargas, Breighton Heaberlin, Mara Sensenig, and Lexi Tucker had a school record time of 1:12.1.



Boys JV and varsity track & field will host Plymouth at 5:30 p.m.

On Friday:

Girls JV and varsity tennis will play at West Noble at 4:45 p.m.

Girls varsity softball will host Elkhart Memorial at 5:15 p.m.

Girls JV softball will host Mishawaka at 5:15 p.m.

Boys JV and varsity baseball will play at Elkhart Memorial at 5:30 p.m.

Unified track and field will compete in the Unified Track & Field Invitational at Wawasee at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday:

Boys varsity golf will compete in the Lakeland Invitational at 8:00 a.m. at Heron Creek.

Boys varsity track and field will host the Goshen Relays at 9:00 a.m.

Boys JV golf will compete in the Plymouth Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

Girls JV softball will travel to Prairie Heights for a DH starting at 9:00 a.m.

Girls JV tennis will compete in the Plymouth Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

Girls varsity softball will play at Mishawaka at 10:00 a.m.

Good luck to all of you!