GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017                             


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.

Please take special notice of the railroad crossing to be closed starting Monday, August 21st by Penguin Point. The last time that particular crossing was closed, there was a significant increase in the number of vehicles using the streets around GHS and the GCS Administration Center. At times, cars and trucks drove down 10th street the wrong way, and did not stop at the corner of 10th Street and Purl Street because there is no stop sign at that intersection (if vehicles are going south/the wrong way). Goshen Schools is working with the city, INDOT and Norfolk Southern to post proper, temporary signage to route traffic in safe patterns. However, please use extra caution during the railroad closure. Walk, bike, and drive defensively; we want you to be safe!

Picture retakes will be on September 8th! Picture retake forms are available in the Main Office from Mrs. Wolfe if you did not have your picture taken the first day of school. If you did have your pictures taken and you want retakes, you need to bring your other pictures back in to the photographer. Even if you are NOT ordering pictures, if you missed picture day on the first day you MUST get your picture taken!

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar you need to check in with the staff in the main office. Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get there.

The Maple City Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday, August 26th from noon-6:00 p.m. at Rogers Park. There will be food, music, a scavenger hunt for grades K-5 and basketball skills clinics for K-adult. Please join us for what is sure to be a day of fun!

REMINDER: If you ride a bus, please remember that you are to exit the building out of the doors that face circle drive (the old main entrance doors or the athletic lobby doors) and get to your bus ASAP. The buses leave 5 minutes after the dismissal bell rings and they will NOT wait.

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, registration, proof of insurance and $5. OJ will start tagging vehicles without parking permits after next week, so DON’T delay!

The Teen Health Club meeting is postponed until Thursday, September 21st in The Guidance Office conference room. Wendy Cornell is out on maternity leave and we need a few weeks to get things in place. If you are interested in a health career or healthy life choices, please plan to attend next month and invite others to join us.

Universal Tamal is currently looking to hire a waitress/waiter. You must be 17 years old, speak both English and Spanish and be able to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. For more information please call 534-3736 or stop by in person at 225 S. Main St. in Goshen.

Check GHS’s Student Council Twitter @stucoGHS to choose a theme for homecoming: Super-hero, Carnival or Jungle. This Friday’s football theme is Red-Out! Wear all red to support our team as they play Fairfield.

If you are interested in ordering Goshen Cheerleading apparel, please click on the following link. Online stores close on Sunday, August 20th.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 8/18    @ Fairfield                                  Red-Out
  • 8/25    home vs. Elkhart Central              Construction Worker or Wear Orange
  • 9/1     home vs. Elkhart Memorial           Hawaiian or Wear Green

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fall play auditions for All Because of Agatha will now be held on Thursday, August 24th in the auditorium at 3:45 p.m.

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.

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:

  • 8/22              St. Mary’s
  • 8/29              National Guard
  • 9/5               Purdue Poly-Tech
  • 9/7               Navy
  • 9/12              IUSB On-Site Admissions
  • 9/13              Butler University
  • 9/19              IPFW
  • 9/21              Anderson University
  • 10/3              Indiana Tech
  • 10/4              Wabash College

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M. You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office. All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.



If you are interested in joining MYA (Multicultural Youth Alliance) there will be a call out meeting during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym. If you are a senior, you will have to miss this meeting though, as your presence is required in the auditorium for the senior meeting.

The Goshen Community Schools’ drug testing policy requires that students attend a drug education session on an annual basis.  We will use the following schedule to accomplish this requirement during SRT periods.

  • 1st session of SRT on 8/17/17:  All seniors.  This will be followed by the Herff Jones graduation packet presentation 2nd session.
  • 1st session of SRT on 8/22/17:  All sophomores.
  • 2nd session of SRT on 8/22/17:  All juniors.

Students will report to SRT before 1st session each day.  Juniors will report to the auditorium directly from wherever they spent 1st session on 8/22. Any awesome cheer ideas?  See Mr. Kissinger!  Ra ra ree.

Attention, Freshmen!  Key Club will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd during the 2nd session of SRT.  If you would like to learn what Key Club is all about, join us in the cafeteria.  Attendance will be taken there.

Attention Softball Players: There will be an informational meeting for all players during the 2nd session of SRT on August 24th in the main gym.  Please attend if you are thinking about playing softball in the spring.





The boys varsity tennis team will play at Bethany at 4:30 p.m.

The boys JV tennis team will host Bethany at 4:30 p.m.

The girls JV and varsity soccer teams will host Elkhart Central. JV plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:45 p.m.

The boys freshman football team will host Wawasee at 5:30 p.m.

The boys and girls varsity cross country team will host the Goshen Invitational at 5:30 p.m.

The girls varsity and JV volleyball teams will host Westview. Varsity plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by JV at 7:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!