GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017                                 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GHS presents the play All Because of Agatha on November 17th and 18th at 7:30 p.m. and November 19th at 2:00 p.m.  This is a family play for all ages.  Tickets are $6 for adults 18 and older and $5 for students and adults 65 and older.  There is a $20 family discount available.  We hope you can join us!

**WE WILL NOT HAVE AFTER HOURS HELP ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21**  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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  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.

REMINDER:  If you are a student interested in Marine Biology, the down payment and application are due on December 1st.  Turn these in to Mrs. Weaver in room 3070 or 3030, the Science office.

Goshen Community Schools will host three public meetings to further explain the Strategic Planning Facilities Committee recommendation to the school board.  Their recommendation was to proceed with building a new 5-8 Intermediate School on the school-owned property at SR 119 and Greene Road, and to convert the current Goshen Middle School to a 5-8 Intermediate School as well.  Please plan to attend one of the meetings listed below to learn more about the rationale that led to this recommendation and to give your input.  There will be table group discussions held following the presentation in order to receive feedback from the public.  Meetings will be held at these locations and times:

  • Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Model Cafeteria
  • Monday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Goshen High School Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Goshen Middle School Cafeteria

Anyone interested in Ski Club for the 2018 season needs to see Mrs. Clark in room 2280.  Forms and money are due by December 15th.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  Starting after Thanksgiving Break, there will be bins in each SRT classroom and the caps will be collected every week. The winning SRT with the most caps will get HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS or a PIZZA PARTY!  The competition will end before Spring Break.  If we collect 400 pounds as a school, we will be able to recycle them into a park bench.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save the environment and win a prize!  If you would like to collect or sort caps during SRT contact Mrs. Swihart in room 2200 or email her at cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Are you looking for flexible, part-time employment?  Would you like extra hours through the school year?  ADEC is currently hiring for evenings, overnights and weekends!  ADEC works with individuals who have developmental disabilities, helping them live independent lives.  Job responsibilities include: helping clients reach their goals, assisting with daily living skills and involving them in the community.  Pay is $10.50/hour.  For more information, call Laura Zalas, recruiting specialist at ADEC, at 848-2444.  Applications may be completed online at adecinc.com/jobs.  

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  How is your preparation and concentration during the week of a game?  Do you pay attention to your coaches and what they expect of you?  If so, is that really good enough?  Jeff Saturday, an ESPN commentator and former NFL player summed it up this way when talking about his former position coach, line coach Howard Mudd. Saturday said that Coach Mudd always expressed one thing to the players he mentored.  “I expect you to play better than I coach you.”  As a player, it’s your responsibility to plan, prepare and perform.  Even if parents, fans or teammates want to point fingers if you lose, make sure that you have prepared to the best of your ability.  Strive to exceed the expectations of your coach. By doing so, you will never have anything to be ashamed of, win or lose!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

11/25            vs. Mishawaka Marian                 Prep Night

12/01            vs. Mishawaka HS                       Cops & Robbers

12/9              vs. St. Joe’s                                Ugly Holiday Sweater

12/21            Fairfield Holiday Tourn.                Holiday Theme

12/22            Fairfield Holiday Tourn.                Holiday Theme

1/19              vs. Northwood                             Wrong Sport Night

2/1               vs. Plymouth                               Geek Night

2/6               vs. Lakeland                                Hip-Hop Night

2/26              vs. Westview                               Pajama Night

2/17              vs. La Porte                                80’s Night

2/23              vs. Marquette                              Black-Out Night

Girls Basketball Theme Nights:

11/21            vs. Columbia City                        Camo Night

12/08            vs. Wawasee                              Red-Out Night

12/30            Goshen Holiday Tourn.                Holiday Theme

1/4               vs. Mishawaka HS                       Tie-Dye Night

1/6               vs. Concord                                Neon Night

1/9               vs. Riley                                      Plaid/Flannel Night

1/13              vs. Warsaw                                 Black-Out Night

FAFSA, scholarships and loans, OH MY!  Join us Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for information regarding college financial aid.  Experts will be here to give you hands-on help on your FAFSA.  There will also be reps from Goshen College talking about scholarships, loans and paying for college.  English and Spanish presentations will be available.  Bring the family and prepare for the future!

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.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  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.

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 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

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:

  • December 5th Army

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Dr. Dan Nafziger from the Elkhart County Health Department will be talking to the Teen Health Club TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the Guidance office about health issues in Elkhart County including the opioid addiction issues facing Indiana.  Everyone is welcome!

There will be a call out meeting for girls softball on Tuesday, November 28th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls JV and varsity basketball teams will play at Westview.  JV starts at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

The girls C basketball team will host Mishawaka at 6:30 p.m.

Boys basketball will host Columbia City at 6:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!