GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
The career center field trip is postponed for today. Another date will be determined in the near future.
Are you a junior or senior interested in a college visit on February 23rd to visit Indiana Tech University in Ft. Wayne? There is no charge and lunch will be provided by the university. See Ms. Hollinger in Guidance for permission slips. Spots are limited so don’t waste time!
The GSA meeting is tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. in room 2190. There will be snacks served, and any and everyone is welcome!
Reminder to all German students: The Karneval is tonight! Bring your costume, $2 and we’ll see you at 5pm!
We will not have boys soccer open play tonight due to home basketball games. Our next open play will be Thursday, February 11th.
Seniors: Please make sure you return your completed Kiwanis scholarship application to Ms. Hollinger in the guidance office by February 15th.
The guidance office has received two general scholarships, the Niccum and the John A. & Dorothy H. Geyer. Stop by for more information!
Seniors: IUSB will be here on Tuesday for an onsite admissions visit. Have your application fee waived, see if you qualify for a $500 scholarship and receive an admissions decision on the spot! Sign up in guidance now, as slots go fast!
Please stop by the commons during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:
- 2/8 Universal Tech Institute
- 2/22 Southwestern Michigan College
- 2/29 Army
Super Mileage Club will meet on the following dates: February 9th and 23rd & March 8th and 22nd. Times are 7-8:15 a.m. and/or 3:45-5:30 p.m.
Boys basketball theme nights:
- Thursday, February 4th Disney
- Tuesday, February 9th 80’s
- Friday, February 19th Black-Out
- Saturday, February 20th Jersey
Honoring the Tradition of the GHS Mascot: On February 20th, prior to the home GHS Boys Basketball game vs. LaPorte, Goshen Community Schools will host an open house to honor our proud tradition at the Goshen Redskins. The open house will be held from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. The open house will have memorabilia from our many years as the Goshen Redskins, the unveiling of a design for a commemorative display case in the GHS athletic area, the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and the induction of “the Chief” into the GHS athletic wall of fame. In advance of this event, a commemorative tee shirt has been designed featuring both the Redskin and the new RedHawk mascot and is available for purchase via the internet at http://tinyurl.com/zxtvrdv. If you do not feel comfortable ordering online, phone orders will be taken by calling Lori Martin at GCS central office at (574) 533-8631. All proceeds from these shirts will be designated to supplement the costs of the new display case to honor the Redskin mascot. These shirts will only be available until February 4th so that they can be distributed at the open house on February 20th. After the open house, plans are for the window to re-open for a brief period.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: Playing team sports can be a fun and rewarding experience. It can also be challenging and frustrating at times. Regardless, very few teams finish the season with the same starting line-up or personnel that it began the season with. Whether it’s injuries, coach’s decision, or players making big improvements, the end of the season usually looks nothing like the start. That’s why it is so important that all team members embrace every practice as an opportunity to improve and give themselves a better chance of earning playing time. You never know when your chance will arrive, but chances are you will get your opportunity sometime during a long and arduous season.
Goshen Public Library offers several FREE activities for young adults monthly in grades 6-12. You are invited to stop in on Thursdays after school from 4-6:00 p.m. to hang out, study, find an independent reading book, play a board game, color or just chillax at the teen café! We’ll have hot chocolate and coffee! We also have two NEW clubs continuing in February! Weebz Anonymous, our manga club, meets first and third Wednesdays from 4-5:00 p.m. and Courageous Pages, our creative writing club, meets fourth Wednesdays from 4-6:00 p.m. in the teen area. Our regular monthly programming continues on Thursday, February 18th with our Pages & Popcorn club from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We’ll talk about the book Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and watch the movie. Nerd’s Night Out: Music Nerd Night happens Friday, February 26th from 6-8:00 p.m. with karaoke and a “name that tune” game with pizza and prizes. Finally, our regular programming will conclude this month with the Crafty Bandits, which will meet on Monday, February 29th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to have snacks and learn how to melt crayons with hairdryers to make interesting art. To sign up or for more information about our programs, stop by the library or check out our GPL Teens webpage, Facebook or Twitter.
The student athletic council meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT will be dedicated to planning in regards to the GHS Unified Track & Field team. We need “student partners” that will compete with the Special Olympics students on the team, we need volunteers to promote the team and collect donations at the February 19th home boys basketball and volunteers to participate in a stamp out the “R” word day at GHS. There is also a Polar Plunge in Warsaw on February 20th for which we can participate and raise funds for those interested. BRRRRRR! Mr. Kissinger will bring the hot chocolate. Thanks for getting involved GHS!
Greencroft has openings for the following positions: Administrative Assistant, Cook, Dining Attendant, Laundry Aide, Beginning Healthcare Worker, Housekeeper, LPN Nurse and Pantry Team Leader. If you are interested please contact Greencroft at 537-4000.
Seniors: There are numerous local scholarships available to you through GHS Dollars for Scholars and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. These scholarships apply to students pursuing post-secondary education at two-year colleges, four-year colleges or at vocational/technical schools. If you need help completing the GHS Dollars for Scholars online scholarship application or have other scholarship questions counselors will be available to help in the Guidance Office Conference room tomorrow during SRT. Make sure to bring your laptop.
All GHS girls soccer players need to sign up to work concession stands TODAY for the boys home basketball game vs. Plymouth and the girls basketball sectional final on Saturday. Sign-up sheets are on the teachers’ lounge door. Freshmen players are expected to sign up for TWO games.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Key Club will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT. All Key Club members should plan to attend. We will be voting for next year’s club officers.
The Lady Redhawk’s season ended with a loss to Northridge. The team was led by senior Olivia Love with six points and nine rebounds. Senior Kyrie Potter added five points and seven rebounds while senior Tahya Bruce added nine rebounds. The RedHawks will graduate four seniors: Olivia Love, Kyrie Potter, Tahya Bruce and Alyssa Hershberger. Congratulations on a great season ladies!
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The girls varsity swim/dive team will compete at Concord in sectionals at 5:30 p.m.
The boys JV and varsity basketball teams will host Plymouth. The JV game starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.