GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017                                 


Any GHS student that needs a winter jacket can stop by the administration building. 

Reminder:  Parent/teacher conferences are TODAY from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

All GHS girls soccer players need to sign up ASAP to work concessions TOMORROW for the boys home basketball game vs. Wawasee.  Sign-up sheets are on the teachers’ lounge door.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m. starting next week!  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  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.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  College basketball is getting close to tournament time, and one of the best mid-majors in the country, Illinois State, has relied on good defense while standing atop the Missouri Valley Conference, according to their coach Dan Muller.  Defense is important in all team sports.  It’s often been said that defense wins championships. Muller has been quoted as saying, “The key has been on defense. We aren’t afraid to call each other out if one of us gets beat.”  Defensive accountability is an important part of team success. When a teammate fails to do their part, there’s a right way to point out a weakness or slip up.  If you must call out a teammate, do so in a positive way.  It’s how you deliver the message that will either inspire your teammate or have a negative effect on the entire team!

The Goshen Band Boosters are hosting a shoe drive from February 10th through April 9th and would love your help! They’re collecting gently used or new shoes which are then taken to other countries such as Haiti and given to micro-entrepreneurs.  The entrepreneurs refurbish the shoes into usable ones or other items of use and sell them to earn an income to help themselves and their families.  Take a look in your closets or wherever you may keep your shoes and see if you have a pair or two that you would be willing to donate.  You can even donate flip flops.  Bins will be placed around the school (as well as the Goshen area) that have a poster on them with the dos and don’ts of what is an acceptable shoe.  If you would like more information, or have any questions please feel free to contact Kristy Nissley at  Thank you for your help!

Any girl who is interested in trying out for the GHS softball program needs to complete all athletic paper work before coming to open field workouts.  The open field schedule is posted on the Goshen Softball website.  Tryouts will officially begin on March 6th.  If you have any questions contact Coach Kulp.  We hope to see you there!  Go Hawks!

Seniors: IUSB will be here on February 16th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for an onsite admissions visit.  Have your application fee waived, qualify for a $500 scholarship and receive an admissions decision on the spot.  Space is limited.  Sign up in the guidance office ASAP!

Hey Students – want to make up a credit or get ahead by taking an on-line class?  Then Merit on the Move may be for you!  Starting February 15th and running approximately eleven weeks, you may take an after school class in our Apex Lab in room 1060.  Sessions ONLY meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45 p.m., but work/athletic/music conflicts can be worked out.  Only a limited number of spots are available, so please notify your Guidance Counselor ASAP if you are interested.

All freshmen who went on the DC trip last summer should stop the main office this week to pick up your group photo from the trip.

Super Mileage will meet at 7:00 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. on the following dates:  February 14th, 21st and 28th.

The guidance office has received new scholarships:

  • Laura A. Kindig – for students going into the nursing/medical field
  • Niccum Scholarship – for any student who plans on attending college
  • John & Dorothy Geyer – for any student who plans on attending college

Seniors:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at to place an order.

Football off-season workouts are under way!  If you are planning on playing football in the fall and are not in a winter sport, you are expected to be there.  We will be done before 5:00 p.m.  Now is the time when you make your biggest gains.  Brick by Brick!

  • Mondays: 3:55-4:55 p.m.          Weight Room
  • Tuesdays:  3:55-4:50 p.m.          PIYO (Warehouse)
  • Thursdays:  3:55-4:50 p.m.          Agility/Footwork Quickness (Warehouse)
Date Time Boys Basketball Game Theme
10-Feb 7:30 vs. Wawasee Pajama Night
21-Feb 7:30 vs. West Noble Black Out (Senior)
24-Feb 7:45 vs. Manchester 80’s


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:

  • 2/13    Navy
  • 3/8      Army
  • 3/13    Conrad Grebel University
  • 3/15    Aces Exchange Student Program



Youth Council will have their first meeting TODAY in the main gym during the 1st session of SRT.

Stay In Bounds Ambassadors will meet in the main gym TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT to plan for next week’s visits.  All Ambassadors are expected to attend.  Notify Mr. Kissinger in advance if you have a conflict.

The second meeting of the Teen Health Club will be TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT.  We will meet in Mrs. King’s office, so come to Guidance and they can direct you.  We will work on planning some health education booths for this spring.  We will also talk about connecting with Goshen Health personnel related to health careers.  We hope you can join us!

There will be a callout meeting for Unified Track & Field in the main gym on Tuesday, February 14th.

Any junior or senior who is interested in helping with Prom – There will be a meeting on Tuesday, February 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 8080.





The boys freshman basketball team will compete in the freshman tourney @ Elkhart Memorial at 6:00 p.m.  Good luck gentlemen!