GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018                              


Practice for the boys soccer C team will begin at 5:00 p.m. today, not at 4:00 p.m.

Friday’s theme is Goshen spirit wear. Wear your Goshen apparel and school colors with pride! Go RedHawks!

SENIORS: This will be the last week to turn in your work ethic certification permission papers to Mr. Bechtel in the main office. After Labor Day, they will no longer be accepted.

All junior student-athletes who signed up for the Be the Best Leadership Program TODAY should report directly to the auditorium to start the school day. Please be on time and bring a writing implement.  This will be a fun morning to learn with classmates who are also student-athletes on leadership qualities, conflict resolution, and excuses vs. excellence.  See you before school in the auditorium. Go Big Red!

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here again on Tuesday, October 2nd before school to take class ring orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior items. Extra packets are available in the main office.

HELP WANTED: We are looking for a church nursery attendant at First Presbyterian Church of Goshen. Applicants should be 18 or older, excellent at caring for infants and toddlers, able to pass a criminal background check, and available to work from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Sundays. This position pays $10/hour. As additional needs for childcare arise, the nursery attendant will be the first to have an opportunity to work during other events or programs. To apply, please contact Alan Griffin at, applications can be downloaded from the homepage at, or you can call 533-7845.

STARTING THIS WEEK: 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. 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.

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!

Students: 2018 yearbooks are NOT here yet. We will announce when they are here and ready to be picked up.

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 NEXT week, so DON’T delay!

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is now available in Guidance.  You must be a first generation college student (neither parent graduated from college), have a GPA over 3.5, demonstrate significant school and community involvement, have plans on attending college in Indiana, and you must apply by September 7th, 2018. See Mrs. Villalobos in Guidance.

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.

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. You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.

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:

  • TODAY                                       Navy
  • Tuesday, September 4th              IU Bloomington
  • Wednesday, September 5th          Ball State
  • Thursday, September 6th             Manchester College
  • Friday, September 7th                  Central Michigan
  • Tuesday, September 11th             IUPUI
  • Wednesday, September 12th        Goshen College
  • Tuesday, September 18th             Army Reserves
  • Wednesday, September 19th        Trine University
  • Wednesday, October 3rd              Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                  University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                      Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                   Holy Cross
  • Tuesday, October 16th                 Grace College

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.



LGBTQ? Questioning? Ally? Join GSA! Genders & Sexualities Alliance is an inclusive club focused on activism and empowerment, in addition to being a safe place for people to talk about (and be!) their real selves. For more info, follow the link: Our first meeting is Thursday, September 13th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3200.





Boys JV & varsity tennis will host Northridge at 5:00 p.m.

Girls JV & varsity golf will travel to Pretty Lake Golf Club to play against Northridge and Plymouth.

Girls volleyball will host Warsaw. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m. The freshmen team will host both Laville and Warsaw at 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer will host Plymouth. JV plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

Girls soccer will travel to LaPorte. JV plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.

Boys and girls JV & varsity cross country will run at Warsaw at 5:45 p.m.

Go RedHawks!