GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018
If you are struggling, please reach out to someone. Here are a few links with information regarding suicide prevention:
Attention Football Players: Please sign up TODAY for basketball concessions on Friday, January 4th. The sign-up sheet is in the weight room. You will be credited with points toward our Winter Warrior Program. See Coach Park or Coach Weldy with questions.
Open play/skills development for boys soccer is open to any student who is interested in playing soccer. You must have a physical on file in the athletic office in order to participate. The last date is TODAY from 8:00-9:30 p.m. in the main gym.
If there are any students still interested in the marine biology trip that have not turned in paperwork, please get that to Mrs. Weaver BEFORE Christmas break. Students are also reminded that the second payment is due by TOMORROW.
Intramural basketball signups are now underway! The cost is $5 per player. Money and registration forms have to be turned in by TOMORROW at the latest in order to participate. Games start on Monday, January 7th. Concussion forms must also be completed, if you do not have one on file for the school year. You can pick up a team, or individual registration form from either the athletic office or Lucas Kauffman.
All sophomore student-athletes are encouraged to sign up for the Be the Best Leadership Workshop to be held on January 8th in the auditorium during 2nd period and the 1st session of SRT. The workshop focuses on sportsmanship and how we use integrity to prevent bullying and hazing. Sophomores must sign up in advance by visiting the athletic office and listing your name or by seeing Mr. Kissinger on Mondays during lunch while he is on lunch duty.
The Stickley Scholarship is in the guidance office! Applications must be received by Friday, January 18th. This scholarship is for students who intend to study music. It’s based on music ability and dedication rather than financial need.
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, January 18th Aces Exchange Student Program
- Tuesday, January 29th Southwestern Michigan College
- Tuesday, February 19th Hesston College
Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):
Saturday, December 29th Girls Holiday Tournament – Ugly Xmas Sweater
Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – PJ Night
Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – TBA
Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – TBA
Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):
Friday, January 4th vs. Concord – Jersey Night
Saturday, January 5th vs. Mishawaka Marian – Neon Night
Friday, January 11th vs. Warsaw – Nerd Night
Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – Camo Night
Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – TBA
Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – TBA
Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – TBA
Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – TBA
Anyone who is interested in being in Ski Club this year should see Mrs. Clark in room 2280 for an information packet.
Please check your 2nd semester schedules. If you have a legitimate issue, please see your SRT teacher for a schedule change form.
If you need a coat for the winter or know someone who does, stop by the Goshen Schools Administration Building at 613 E. Purl St. from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If you are unable to come during that time, call 971-4149 to arrange a time. We will be glad to help you!
Attention Seniors: If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.
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.
Do you like to run or do you hate it but need to lose weight? Join Running Club! Running Club meets every day in the weight room after school and is open to anyone. It is imperative to dress warmly because we run outside regardless of the weather. If you have any questions, find Mr. DuBois (the math teacher/track coach/cross country coach) in the school.
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!
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. OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.
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.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Creative Writing Club: Our next meeting is TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430. We will discuss “Characterization: A Healthy Balance of Cliché and Quirky.” Hope to see you there!
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Boys varsity basketball will play in the Central Holiday Tourney at Northside Gym at 6:00 p.m.
Boys freshman basketball will play at Concord at 6:00 p.m.
Boys JV and varsity wrestling will host Concord at 6:45 p.m.
Good luck gentlemen!