GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020
French students: If you missed the deadline for French Club t-shirts but would still like one, please talk to Mlle Mack or M Hobbs. T-shirts are $12 each and you can see the design/color in room 2410.
|TONIGHT||7:45 p.m.||vs. Mishawaka @ GHS||Goshen Colors|
|10-Jan||7:45 p.m.||@ Concord||Hawaiian|
The athletic department is excited to announce three upcoming free nights for all GHS students at January basketball games. This Saturday, January 11th the girls host Concord and Greencroft is sponsoring free night so all GHS students gain free admission. All students who do not have an activity card are to enter door F (as in free), show your current school ID, and you will be admitted at no cost. The athletic department is sponsoring the same thing on Saturday, January 18th when the girls host Warsaw & the Wade Branson Foundation is sponsoring free night for the Friday, January 24th boys game against Northwood.
The Be the Best Leadership Workshop for sophomore student-athletes will be held during 2nd period and the 1st session of SRT on Tuesday, January 14th. All sophomore student-athletes are encouraged to attend this workshop and need to sign up this week in the athletic office or with Mr. Kissinger. This program focuses on integrity and how to use integrity in our school community and sports teams.
The Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship is available in the student counseling office. This scholarship is for students intending to study music, and it is based on musical ability and dedication rather than financial need. The deadline for application is Friday, January 17th.
The Delta Theta Chi Sorority scholarship is now available in the student counseling office. The deadline is Sunday, February 1st.
There will be a Culver’s Giveback Night for the TOK 2020 Bee House Project from 5-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4th. Mark your calendars to support saving the bees!
The Elkhart County Farm Bureau Scholarship is available in the counseling office or on their website at https://www.infarmbureau.org/CountyDistrictApplications. The deadline is Sunday, March 1st. Your parent/guardian has to have been a member of Elkhart County Farm Bureau for at least three years and you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.
The Ceres Solutions Scholarship is available. You can apply at www.ceres.coop or pick up a paper copy in the counseling office. You must be a four-year 4-H member or have two years in your local FFA program. The deadline is Sunday, March 1st.
The Niccum Educational Trust Foundation Scholarship is available in the counseling office. You must have financial need to apply. The deadline is Sunday, March 15th.
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:
|Tuesday, January 14th||Columbia University, New York|
|Thursday, January 16th||Marines|
|Tuesday, March 17th||Army National Guard|
Senior Students – Nurse Wendy wants you to be aware that your immunizations must be up to date for many colleges, universities, or trade schools. Currently there are 239 seniors who need updated immunizations. If you are not sure if you need any, please contact Nurse Wendy.
Attention 2020 Spring Graduates – The scholarship application process for Dollars for Scholars is open. If you have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and plan to attend a college or technical school, you might quality for one of the 60 scholarships to be awarded. A detailed tutorial of the application process can be found at https://youtu.be/459R1oRPgTs. Liliana Embriz (the college coach here at GHS and a former Dollars for Scholars recipient) is available to help with any college or trade school questions. Just stop by Guidance to talk with her.
Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in room 1190 from 3:45-4:50 p.m. You must be in room 1190 by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this. You are expected to exit the building through door M where a bus will be available at 5:00 p.m. if you need a ride home. This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY. 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.
Caps-to-Bench Update: Thanks to everyone that has been donating plastic caps and lids for the caps-to-bench project. Congratulations to the 1st semester SRT winners: 1st Place – Mr. Wolfe (pizza prize) and 2nd place – Ms. Bachman (cookie prize). We still need more plastic caps/lids (recycle #2, 4, 5), and they must be clean! How many can you save over break? There will be more prizes again for 2nd semester.
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. Student athletes are expected to get their snack immediately after school. They should change clothes for practice AFTER they get their snack.
REMINDER: Any student driving needs to have a parking tag. You can get this 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. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.
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!
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!
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 Mrs. Alcala in 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. GTV 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:
Stay In Bounds ambassadors will meet in the main gym TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT to finalize plans for January visits. All ambassadors are expected to attend these planning meetings. Please let Mr. Kissinger know in advance if you have a scheduling conflict.
There will be a BC2M (Bring Change to Mind) meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck in the main gym.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Boys & girls JV and varsity swim and dive will compete against South Bend Riley and Jimtown at South Bend Riley at 5:30 p.m.
Girls basketball will host Mishawaka. JV starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.
Girls freshman basketball will host Concord at 6:00 p.m.
Boys freshman basketball will host Concord at 7:00 p.m.
Good luck to all of you!