GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018                              


Stay In Bounds Ambassadors who visit Waterford, Chandler, Parkside, Prairie View and St. Johns on Thursdays, please meet Mr. Kissinger at the welcome center right after the end of 2nd period TODAY to depart for your April visits.

Mrs. Bruder’s 5th period German 1 class will be taking A lunch TOMORROW.

Attention:  It’s that time of year again to get your lunch accounts paid off.  Starting on May 9th, you will NOT be able to purchase any a la carte items if you have a negative balance on your lunch account.  Seniors:  You need to get your negative lunch balances paid by the end of the school year

French Club: Permission slips for the Chicago trip are ready for pickup!  See M. Hobbs or Mlle Mack to get one and/or if you have any questions.  The trip is scheduled for Thursday, May 31st from 4:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.!

Thanks to those who have signed up for the blood drive, coming up TOMORROW!  Everyone who signed up should check their email for important information.  There are still a few spots open.  See Mrs. Clark in room 2280 if you’re still interested.

Are you 16 years of age or older and looking for summer employment?  Do you want to learn business and life skills while making incredible friendships and memories that last?  Do you want more information?  Please check out for more information or call (574) 233-2202.  There is more information from Mrs. Stealy in the main office as well.

Prom tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 24th and are $45 each.  They will be sold Tuesday-Friday during lunches through Friday, May 11th.  Merit students may purchase tickets at Merit.  Outside guest forms are available in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe.  If you have questions please email Ms. Poling at

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  With the end of the school year only five or six weeks away, all student-athletes should be thinking about finishing strong in the classroom.  This time of year it is so easy to look ahead to summer.  However, don’t forget about the importance of your grades.  The last weeks of school are just as important as the first few, so don’t let your grade point average slip.  Think of the end of the school year like it’s the end of a ballgame.  Don’t let all the hard work disappear in a one or two week period.  Whether you play a spring sport or not, the next few weeks could determine a college choice down the road.  Don’t look back next year (whether you are a senior or underclass man) and say if my grades were better last year I could be attending the college of my choice!

Seniors & Juniors Who Are Graduating Early:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at to place an order or see Mrs. Gardner as she has some on hand.  You will need $60 cash to purchase one of these from Mrs. Gardner. If you only need a tassel, you will need $10 cash. Please have exact change. If you missed delivery day and still need to pick up your items, please stop by room 2290 and pick up your items from Mrs. Gardner.  If you have already graduated, are a Merit student or your parents are coming in to pick up your items it is easier if you e-mail Mrs. Gardner ( ahead of time so she can have your stuff waiting at the welcome center for you.

The following scholarships applications are now available in Guidance:  Niccum Educational Trust Foundation and the John A. & Dorothy H. Geyer Scholarship Fund

Any girl interested in playing soccer this fall that did not make it to the meeting on Tuesday, please see Coach Wildman for spring and summer workout schedules.

Our boys’ soccer program is hosting a pork, rice and bean fundraiser dinner TOMORROW.  It will take place here in the high school cafeteria from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The cost is $8 for a pre-sale ticket and $10 at the door.  You can dine in the cafeteria, but carry-out is available as well.  Please see one of our soccer players for a ticket or contact Myron Bontreger, Matt Bjorkland, Rusty Maust Emery or Lucas Kauffman.  Thank you in advance for your support!

A LIFEGUARDING class will be offered at the Aquatic Center.  It will meet the 2nd full week of June (June 11th-14th), and will meet Monday-Thursday during the day.  To register for the classes, go to the Aquatic Center website at and click on LifeGuard Registration.

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.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  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.

REMINDER:  The recycling bins (the ones with black lids with small holes) around the school are to be used for recycling only.  These are NOT regular trash cans.  Thank you in advance for placing things where they are supposed to go.

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 for more information.

REMINDER:  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 3:55 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.

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.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

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.

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:

  • Stay Tuned



Before we finish up our “Year of Giving”, we have one last project to complete.  We decided way back when that promoting a Bike to Work/School Week would be a good idea.  We need to meet to discuss and plan this event.  Please plan to attend TODAY in Mrs. Morrical’s room (1311) during the 2nd session of SRT if you are interested in helping out.



The boys JV baseball team tied Warsaw 7-7.  The RedHawks fired up the offense in the first inning, when Tommy Cartagena hit a solo homer and they also notched four runs in the fifth inning.  Kaleb Nine, Sebastian Fisher, Josh Hamies and Joseph Good all drove in runs in the frame.  Cartagena and Fisher each racked up multiple hits for the RedHawks.  Fisher and Cartagena each collected two hits to lead the team.  The defense didn’t commit a single error in the field.

Boys varsity baseball opened conference play with a 7-3 win over Warsaw on a cold, damp evening.  Tyler Colpitts threw a complete game, striking out 12 and only walking one. Offensively, Joey Peebles had two hits and three RBI’s and Robbie Riegsecker had two hits.

Girls varsity softball scored five runs in the 6th inning to beat Warsaw 11-9 on a cold wet night.  Brynn Shoup-Hill had two hits while adding three RBI’s.  Grace Vance also had two hits, and a double while adding three RBI’s for the night.  Grace Vance gets the win in the pitching circle.  The Hawks are 5-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Girls JV softball overcame an early 0-6 run deficit to beat Warsaw 16-6.  Maddie Swallow, Natalie Rivera and Korinn Hodges each had a hit and two RBI’s.  Ally Lynn added two hits and four RBI’s, while Heather Goertzen and Sophia Koshmider each had three hits for the night.  Isabel DeGraff got the win in the circle.

The girls track & field team won its conference dual meet against Plymouth and Wawasee.  They are now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the conference after last night’s win.

Goshen 84, Wawasee 39

Goshen 67, Plymouth 56



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

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

Good luck to all of you!