GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
Tomorrow is Custodial Appreciation Day. If you see any of our custodians please make sure to thank them for the hard work they do here at GHS!
We would rather you didn’t, but if you take food into the hallways please make sure that you clean up your mess. Thank you!
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, Lucas Kauffman, or in the main office. The paperwork should be turned in the first time you attend.
Jostens representatives will be here again during the 1st session of SRT today to take senior orders for cap/gown/tassel units and graduation products in the commons. If your total is under $75, you need to pay in full. If it’s over $75, a $75 deposit is required. You can check out all Jostens products at jostens.com.
Jim Whittaker from Goshen College is running sports performance every Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the GHS track for all GHS student athletes not currently in a fall sport. This is a great way to improve your athleticism! You need a current physical exam and concussion paperwork on file in the athletic office to join. See you at the track!
It’s time to order your 2015-2016 school yearbook. The cost of the book is $45 until December, meaning the best time to buy is now! You can find order forms at the RedZone, in the main office, library and the guidance office. Order before October 30th and you can be entered in a drawing to win a free yearbook. 2nd place will receive $5 in RedZone bucks. We will announce the winners on Friday, October 30th.
Starting today, line 4 in the cafeteria will also be cashless. The ONLY place you will be able to use cash will be the snack room. You can deposit money during breakfast in the cafeteria or anytime online at myschoolbucks.com.
All 2014-2015 lunch applications have expired. If you have not filled out a new free/reduced lunch application, please do so ASAP with Mrs. Haney in the bookkeeper’s office. Without assistance, breakfast is $1.10 and lunch is $2.05 per day.
Any student interested in joining Key Club should turn in a completed application and membership fee to Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s Office. This applies to all NEW and RENEWING club members. The deadline is tomorrow. Email Mrs. Dillman if you have any questions.
The mascot steering committee is happy to announce the dates for which mascot and nickname submittals are open. Submittal forms will be available through October 4th. Paper copies of the form will be available through tomorrow at either the GMS or GHS welcome center. Paper copies can be returned to the high school or middle school welcome centers. Online forms may be found at www.goshenschools.org and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s important for all submitters to know the following: Submissions will only be considered if submitted by Goshen High School alumni living within the Goshen School boundaries and GHS/GMS students. Native American symbolism or language will not be considered. The school colors of red/white will be retained. The Redskin mascot will not be used after January 1 of 2016. For the most current information please follow local media sources and the following social media accounts:
Twitter: @goshenprincipal @GoshenAD @GoshenSchools
JAG is sponsoring a trip to Ancilla College on October 15th for juniors and seniors. Lunch and transportation will be provided. The permission slip can be picked up from Ms. Hollinger in Guidance and returned to her when it’s signed. It is first come first serve, and there are limited spots available, so don’t delay!
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: I read an article recently about a volleyball coach and her approach to her team about practice. She stated to her players that they probably tell people all the time, “I have to go to practice, it’s a requirement.” You rarely tell people, “I get to go to volleyball practice. It’s an opportunity.” What a difference in attitude! How you view something can make a significant improvement in your approach and the results you might get. Regardless of your sport, and whether you are in season or not, why not look at every practice as an opportunity? By doing so, you may find yourself having more fun and getting better results!
For the next two weekends the GHS Fall play (Anne of Green Gables) will be presented at the Downtown Goshen Theatre. Show times are: October 3rd and 4th at 2:00 p.m., October 9th at 7:30 p.m. and October 10th at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $5 for students and $7 for non-students.
Animal Aid Clinic South is looking to hire a kennel attendant. This position requires a very responsible, self-motivated, hardworking and caring individual that is willing to work unique hours. Duties include, but are not limited to, caring for and cleaning up after animals, thorough housekeeping, laundry, bathing and assisting the technical staff as needed. Work hours include some holidays and weekends. Shifts available are: M-F 3:30-7:00 p.m., Sat. 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Sun. 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. Hours vary from 8 to 20 per week. Starting wage is $7.50 depending upon experience. Please stop in to fill out an application at 3718 E. Mishawaka Rd. in Elkhart.
The Ultimate Frisbee Club is hosting a fundraiser at Hacienda on Monday. For more information please see any club member, Mr. Snyder or Lucas Kauffman.
This is just a reminder that hearing screenings for sophomores will be today during SRT in the Auditorium. You will report to your SRT first and be called down in groups.
Do your parents speak Spanish? Do you like to eat pizza? Tomorrow, from 5-7:30 p.m. we are going to have a Family Night in Spanish in the media center at GHS. Come and join our group of parents and students to eat pizza while you learn more about the necessary steps to pursue a college education. All the information will be provided in Spanish.
Any student fans at the boys soccer game this evening will receive two free slices of pizza as a thank you for your support. This will be distributed with ten minutes left in the first half by the student section. Thanks for your support!
The Interra Redskin Branch will be closed on Friday.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Student Athletic Council will meet during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym. All junior and senior student-athletes are encouraged to attend to give input to current athletic department issues, have a snack and participate in a leadership activity.
The next Key Club meeting will be in the cafeteria during the 2nd session of SRT today. We will be voting for Class Representatives, so please plan to attend.
The boys tennis team beat Bethany 4-1 in the first round of Sectional play. Hugh Birky started it off with a 6-1, 6-0 win at 3 singles. Giovanni Aguayo and Jacob Grewe were close behind, winning 6-1, 6-1 at 2 doubles. Luke Rush and Logan Troyer clinched the victory 6-2, 6-4 at 1 doubles. Evan Beck rallied for a 3-set victory for the 4th point.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The boys varsity tennis team will host sectional semifinals at 4:30 p.m.
The girls freshman volleyball team will host Plymouth/Wabash at 5:00 p.m.
The boys freshman football team will host Warsaw at 5:30 p.m.
The girls varsity soccer team will play at West Noble at 5:30 p.m.
The girls JV and varsity volleyball teams will play at Plymouth. JV starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m.
The boys JV and varsity soccer teams will host LaPorte. JV plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.
Good luck to all of you!