GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017                                


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.  If you are getting one over summer break, please refer to the sign posted at door M as to what our summer hours are.

REMINDER FROM THE CAFETERIA:  For the rest of the school year you will not be permitted to charge to your lunch account.

Key Club would like to thank the staff and students who donated soaps, shampoos and other personal care items for the Parent Comfort Cart at Riley Hospital for Children.  We collected nearly 200 items!  Your donations are appreciated.

Need a health credit?  GHS is offering health this summer.  The class will be on Apex, and will be here at GHS.  See your counselor if you are interested in signing up.

The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks the week of May 15th.  This program is only for students in after school activities on that day.  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. on Monday and 3:50 p.m. the rest of the week to hand out the snacks.

On behalf of the Interra Credit Union RedHawks branch, a big congratulations to senior Maddison Simpson, the winner of this year’s prom promotion!  Maddison is getting two prom tickets, a $75 gift card to Antonio’s and $50 to help with miscellaneous prom expenses.  Thank you to the many GHS students who visited the RedHawks branch to enter the contest.  We hope that you all have a fun and safe 2017 prom!

All seniors and juniors graduating early must attend graduation practice on the last day of school. The practice is on Friday, May 26th at 2:30 p.m. in the main gym.  You do not need to wear your cap and gown – just come to the main gym at that time.  Seniors not graduating or not planning to walk at graduation will remain in their SRT room at that time.

The Van Buren Hotel of Shipshewana, Indiana is now accepting applications for full and part time housekeepers, a breakfast bar attendant and a laundry attendant.   Employment is seasonal (April-November) and you can earn PTO (personal time off).  We offer competitive wages.  Please apply in person at 1175 N. Van Buren St. in Shipshewana.

The Crimsonaires is a group that performs approximately 25 times each year in a show choir style.  Crimsonaire auditions for next year’s group are TODAY after school.  Come by the choir room and sign up for a time.  Auditions are open to all GHS students.  You need to bring something you can sing for the audition.

Reminder for Graduates of 2017:  Your school Gmail account will be closed soon after graduation…..probably by August.  If you want to save any files out of your Google Drive or Gmail you will need to copy or move those before August.

This year is the first year that summer PE will be offered to high school students.  You have until May 26th to enroll.  Summer PE runs from June 5th through the 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost to enroll is $80.  Students must provide their own transportation.

HELP WANTED:  If you are 18 years old and interested in working as a pool monitor, Twin Pines is looking for a part time to full time employee.  To apply, please stop by their office at 2011 W. Wilden Ave. in Goshen to fill out an application.

One Act Plays and the annual Spring Art Show will be presented this Thursday and Friday from 7-9:00 p.m. in the GHS Auditorium and Commons.  Come enjoy these two events.  The tickets for One Acts are $5 per person.  Doors open for seating at 7:15 p.m.  Come see artwork from our GHS students and plays that are written, directed and performed by GHS students.

The good news:  Next year students from GHS will be visiting Italy and Spain over Spring Break.  The better news is that there is still room for a few more adventurers!  If you will be a junior or senior next year, and you’re interested in exploring the Vatican as well as the streets of Rome, Florence and Barcelona, see Mr. Zuber in room 8080 for more information.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Are you looking forward to the end of the school year?  Are you still applying yourself in the classroom?  Are your grades where they need to be? Are you making excuses for any shortcomings or failures?  This is the time of year where it’s very easy to lose concentration on your academic and athletic prowess.  In fact, the following statement from an NBA coach really applies to this last month of school, especially if you are struggling, somewhat.  “You have a choice. You can give in, you can give up, or you can give it your all.”  Make the most of this last month of school.  Give it your best.  While this quote was spoken in a locker room, it applies as well to the student-athlete putting the final touches on the end of another school year.  Give it your all!

MasterBrand Cabinets will be at the Elkhart County Job & Internship Fair on May 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.  Graduating seniors are invited to attend!

Wire Design is a local manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses.  We have immediate openings in all departments.  Training will be provided. We have great benefits and a great working environment.  Please apply in person at: 2520 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.  Please call Human Resources at (574) 293-2990 with any questions.

Please join us for ADEC’s Walk, Run or Ride a Bike on May 20th at 7:30 a.m. at Northridge High School.  You can register online at  On-site registration is also available.  The ride starts at 9:00 a.m.  Ride, walk or run and raise funds to support people with disabilities in Elkhart County!  The fee is $30 for adults and $15 for youth.  This year we are pitting local students against each other for a chance to win cash for their school.  The school with the highest participation rate will receive $500 to be used on its fitness program.  Simply register online as a “youth” participant.  When you pick up your packet you will find a ticket to cast your vote for your school.  May the best school win!

Help Wanted:  Seniors, are you looking for a great, full-time job after high school?  Conn Selmer is looking for help!  You must be 18 years old or older and be willing to work a full-time 40 hour week.  Submit your resume to or fill out an application at 600 Industrial Parkway in Elkhart.

Seniors: If you are going to college this fall and have not filled out a green sheet that was passed around during M & M day, please stop in the guidance office to let them know what school they should send your final transcript to.  Please also let guidance know if you have received any scholarships.  Thank you!

The Goshen Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County has operated in four different sites this school year – Grace Community Church, First Baptist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and North Goshen Mennonite Church.  We thank you all for your assistance and patience during this process!  We will begin our summer programs on June 12th in a beautiful, newly renovated and much larger club!  To give our staff time to prepare the newly remodeled club for summer programs we will end our school year programs on May 12th.  You are all welcome to join us in celebrating our opening during our Community Open House on June 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 306 Crescent St. in Goshen.  If you have any question feel free to call our office at 533-4793.  Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation during the clubs transitional period!

Prom tickets are on sale now during all lunches!  Sale dates are Tuesday-Friday of this week.  Morning ticket sales will be on May 12th from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Tickets are now $45.

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in GHS’ annual trip to Stratford, Ontario for an inspiring weekend of theater should check with their English teacher or, alternatively, stop by Mr. Caskey’s room (3180) or email him at for more information.  We hope you join us!

Seniors:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at to place your order.  If you ordered items and missed the cap & gown delivery day, please e-mail Mrs. Gardner to make arrangements to pick up your items.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field.  If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  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.



The ambassadors cookout will be TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the administration building lot, weather permitting.  All Stay In Bounds ambassadors are invited to attend for lunch as a thank you for your hard work from the athletic department.  Thanks for making our 4th grade kids RICHER!



The boys varsity baseball team defeated Plymouth 3-0.  Tyler Colpitts threw a complete game shutout to improve to 6-1 on the mound for the season.  He didn’t walk a batter and had six K’s. The RedHawks did not commit an error.  Austin Bontrager, Robbie Riegsecker, Charlie Collins, Tyler Colpitts, Mike Pinarski and Philip Wertz all contributed singles.

The boys JV baseball team lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat to Plymouth.  Goshen had seven hits in the game.  Eric Newell, Drew Marlow and Jack Immel each collected multiple hits for Goshen.  Goshen was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error.

The girls varsity softball team defeated Plymouth 11-10.  Sara Breniser went 3 for 4 with two RBI’s while Kate Atkinson also added two hits and two RBI’s.  AnaMaria Ramirez had two hits as well.

The girls JV softball team defeated Plymouth 16-4.  Ruth Whitehead got the win in the circle for the RedHawks.  Devin Shipley had four hits while Mikayla Snyder added two.



The unified track and field team will compete in the Warsaw Invitational at 5:30 p.m.

The girls varsity tennis team will compete in NLC prelims at 4:30 p.m.

The boys varsity baseball team will host Elkhart Central at 5:00 p.m.

The boys JV and varsity golf teams will play at Bent Oak vs. Concord and Northwood at 5:00 p.m.

The boys baseball C team will play at Penn at 5:00 p.m.

The girls varsity softball team will compete at East Noble at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!