GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016                                  


Reminder:  If you need to put money on your lunch account you can make payments in the cafeteria at lunch.  The bookkeeper is no longer taking lunch deposits.  You can also go to

Attention Juniors and Seniors:  Prom tickets are now on sale during lunches for $35 each, payable by cash or check.  They will also be for sale before school on Friday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 26th in the commons.

Mr. GHS is tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Admission is $5 dollars or $4 with an activity ID.  Come cheer on your favorite boys while they strut their stuff and see who takes home the prestigious title.

Interra Credit Union wants to give YOU two free prom tickets and a $75 gift card!  Visit Shawna and Krysta at the RedHawks branch by Friday, May 6th to find out how you can be entered to win.  The branch is open on Wednesdays and Fridays during lunch hours in the Commons.  Let Interra help make your prom night an unforgettable one!

If you are a senior and looking for full-time employment after graduation, there are two opportunities to earn $14-$15/hour and learn a skilled trade of maintenance on machinery.  Both Benteler and AJP Brunk Corporations will train on-the-job, as well as pay for training to get certified in areas such as electrical and pneumatics.  If you stay with the company you could earn over $20/hour within a couple years.  If you are interested in one of these opportunities see Mr. Bechtel for details.

Please stop by the commons during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 5/9 Navy

There is a Give Back night at Ben’s Pretzels in Goshen for the girls tennis team TODAY from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Stop by, grab a pretzel or calzone and let the players clean up after you!

Eby Ford Lincoln, Michiana’s only 5-star Ford dealer, in Goshen is currently taking applications for a full or part-time receptionist at their dealership.  Applicant should have a soothing speaking voice to answer phone calls, a good attention to detail, good working knowledge of computers and office software and good customer service skills with our customers and co-workers.  Currently the hours needed are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Pay is commiserate with experience.  If you enjoy delivering world-class customer service in a newly renovated office in a fast-paced environment, consider joining our team.  To apply, send your resume to Sherry Hagberg at Eby Ford Lincoln, 2714 Elkhart Rd, Goshen, IN 46526.  No phone calls, please.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  All teachers and coaches use the expression “no excuses” from time to time.  Have you made excuses for not playing well or making a poor grade in the classroom?  It’s easy to place blame on others to cover-up your own deficiencies.  However, making excuses is rarely justified.  Not only that, teachers and coaches don’t like hearing about it.  Other than sickness or a justified injury, don’t use a weak excuse if you under-perform.  Instead, take accountability and move on to your next challenge.  By doing so, you will gain the respect and confidence of all those around you!

Students who did not pick up senior products last week will have one additional chance.  Jostens will return Tuesday, May 3rd from 7:45-8:25 a.m.  Once again only cash or money orders will be accepted as payment.  Students with questions should contact Jostens directly at or (260) 483-1825.

After hours homework help for any class is now available!  On Mondays and Wednesdays you can meet in the media center after school until 5:00 p.m.

Arby’s on Lincolnway East in Goshen is hiring crew members and supervisors.  Stop in to apply!

The Goshen Public Library doesn’t just lend books!  We also offer FREE activities for young adults.  Stop in on Thursdays after school from 4:00-6:00 p.m. to hang out, study, find an independent reading book, play a board game, color or just chillax at the teen café!  And, of course, we’ll also have hot chocolate and coffee.  The Courageous Pages Writing Club is on Wednesday, April 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the teen area.  Our Pages & Popcorn club meets on Thursday, April 21st from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  We’ll talk about the classic spooky R.L Stine books and watch the movie, Goosebumps.  Finally, our regular programming will conclude this month with our Crafty Bandits club, where we’ll smash flowers to make cards.  To sign up or for more information about our programs, stop by the library or check out our GPL Teens webpage, Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the blood drive tomorrow.  There are only a couple of spots left.  Please see Mrs. Clark in room 2280 if you would still like to sign up.  If you have already signed up, make sure to check your email for important information.

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 Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Brubaker, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or from Mrs. Stealy in the main office. The paperwork should be turned in the first time you attend.

The guidance office has received the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Official Fair Queen Application.  Please stop in for more information.

Little Caesars is looking for students 16-18 years of age who want part-time employment during the school year and this summer.  They offer very flexible hours with a maximum of 25 hours per week.  Little Caesars will work around your schedule.  Applicants start at $7.25/hour with opportunities for raises and advancement.  Apply on-line at  Students can also stop by and speak with a manager any time.

Shepard Swim School is looking for students who are not involved in after school activities, or students who are staying local for college, to be swim instructors at their Elkhart facility.  They will train and certify you so no swim experience is necessary.  You can stop by the swim school to apply or download their printable application at at submit it at the swim school.

The Key Club Board of Directors will meet before school on Monday, April 28th at 8:15 a.m.



The final Key Club meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th during the 2nd session of SRT.



Goshen lost a tough game against Warsaw despite good pitching from Kate Atkinson, ending the night with a score of 4-3.  AnaMaria Ramirez, Alexia Nettrouer and Gracie Hayes all doubled in the game but the RedHawks came up a little short against Warsaw.  Kate Atkinson had six strikes outs while allowing just five hits.

The girls JV softball team picked up their first NLC victory of the 2016 season defeating Warsaw 19-14.  Breanna Boocher pitched 5.1 innings and had four hits in the RedHawks victory. Nicole Abbs completed the game for the RedHawks in the win.  Along with Boocher’s four hit performance Lindsay Camacho had three hits and four stolen bases.  Gabby Ott and Devin Shipley had extra base hits for the RedHawks.

The boys JV baseball team posted their first conference win of the season defeating Warsaw by a score of 5-3.  Jacob Haimes got the win as Mitchell Walters pitched the final inning in relief for the save.  Trenton Scott had the big bat for the RedHawks going 2-3 with a home run and double. Will Koshmider also added two hits with a double.

The boys varsity baseball team defeated Warsaw 7-6.  Robbie Riegsecker hit a two out, two strike, walk off, RBI single to give the RedHawks the win in the bottom of the 7th.  James Paetkau was 2-2 with two doubles and three RBI’s.  Paetkau also started on the mound before giving way to Andrew Weddle in the 6th.  Weddle gets the win throwing two innings of relief. Riegsecker also hit his 2nd homerun of the season.  Philip Wertz had two singles.



The girls varsity softball team will host East Noble at 5:00 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity track and field teams will compete @ Concord against Concord and Plymouth at 5:30 p.m.