GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
REMINDER: Parent/Teacher Conferences are tonight from 4-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area.
Lost & Found: If you have misplaced something please consider checking in the lost and found located at the Welcome Center. Lost IDs are also located there. Items are piling up quickly! If you’ve lost a phone, jewelry or glasses please see Mrs. Stealy in the main office.
IB registrations forms are due on October 15th. Please turn them in to Mrs. Haney in the main office. Although you can pay in full when you turn in the form, this is not required. If you have questions, see Mr. Nichols in 2360 or Mrs. Collins in the library.
Honey’s Supports Goshen High School! Please visit Honey’s on Wednesday. Honey’s will donate 20% of your purchase to GHS when you present a coupon at check out. Coupons are located in the main office and in Guidance.
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.
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.
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!
The GHS Fall play (Anne of Green Gables) will be presented at the Downtown Goshen Theatre. Show times are: Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $5 for students and $7 for non-students.
IUSB will be here on Tuesday for an on-site admissions visit. Your application fee will be waved, you may qualify for a $500 scholarship and you will receive an admissions decision on the spot. Please sign up in the guidance office.
There will be a Swimming and Diving call-out meeting on Thursday, October 15th in the cafeteria from 3:45-4:30 p.m. If you have any questions please email Coach Long at email@example.com.
The GHS Spell Bowl team needs more members! Any and all students are welcome to be a part of Spell Bowl. Please see or email Ms. Lisa Caskey in room 3130 for details.
The guidance office has received the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship. Please stop in for more information.
Friday’s theme is superhero! Show us your fabulous capes and hero outfits!
Key Club members: The Fall Rally and Lock-In is this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door, and you must register online before Saturday. Email Mrs. Dillman if you have any questions.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: What traits do you possess that set you apart from the other athletes in your sport? Do you give much thought about the little things that could make a big difference in your performance and playing time? Too many times young athletes get caught up in the physical portion of their sport, forgetting about the importance of a good mental approach as well. Setting yourself apart from others mentally might be the key for more success and more playing time. So concentrate on playing smarter by limiting your turnovers (regardless of your sport), and do away with foolish mistakes and mental errors. While no one is perfect, making fewer mistakes because of your mental toughness will give your coach the confidence to count on you when the going gets tough!
The Goshen Public Library doesn’t just lend books! We also offer FREE activities for young adults. Stop in on Thursdays after school from 4-6:00 p.m. to hang out, study, find an independent reading book, play a board game, color or just chillax at the teen café! And, of course, we’ll also have hot chocolate and coffee. Thursday, October 15th is our Pages & Popcorn Club from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We’ll talk about the books Cinder and Bound–both based on the Cinderella story–and watch the new live-action version of the movie. You can still sign up to get a free copy of the book! Looking for something to do on a Friday night? At Nerd’s Night Out on October 16th, bring your friends to the Leaky Cauldron for a Harry Potter-themed party and tournament from 5-8:00 p.m. There will be food for all and prizes for the winners! Finally, our regular programming will conclude this month with the Crafty Bandits on Monday, October 26th from 4-6:00 p.m. where we’ll have snacks and decorate mugs. To sign up, or for more information about our programs, stop by the library or check out our website, Facebook or Twitter.
Got plans for Fall Break? The Goshen Public Library does! If you’re in 6th-12th grades, we’re having programs Monday-Thursday for you from 2-5:00 p.m. during Teen Read Week based on a travel theme. Monday we’ll have an International Iron Chef cooking and menu design competition; Tuesday is Ticket to Read with a travel-themed board game, scavenger hunt and art activity; Wednesday is all about time travel with a Back to the Future Day and an interactive viewing of the classic movie; and Thursday we’ll learn about biomes around the world with a nature walk, terrarium building, and an art project. Sign up yourself and a friend today for fun and snacks at the library over Fall Break!
SENIORS: Please check your school Gmail for information on college presentations being given in the Auditorium on PSAT day — Wednesday from 8:25-9:50 a.m. IUPUI and Southwestern Michigan College will be here to provide info on all that they have to offer. You must register in advance through any teacher or the Guidance Office. The deadline for registering is Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Check it out today!!
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
There will be a call out meeting on Tuesday for anyone (including GMEN) that is interested in winter cheerleading (basketball season) during the 2nd session of SRT on the upper deck in the main gym. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact Coach Sloan.
There will be a meeting Tuesday during the 2nd session of SRT for all students interested in the marine biology trip this coming spring break. The meeting will be held in room 3050. If you have an interest please plan to attend this meeting.
The first meeting for Stay In Bounds Ambassadors is today during the 2nd session of SRT. All returning ambassadors must attend and new ambassadors should receive a personal invitation based on recommendations. Any Junior student-athletes not recommended but still interested should see Mr. Kissinger on lunch duty today.
The boys varsity soccer team ended its season on a loss to Elkhart Memorial. Goshen had one shot on goal and Memorial had two on goal.
The boys tennis captured their first regional title since 1998 with a 3-2 win over Dekalb. Evan Beck got the first point at 2 singles with a 6-3, 6-3 victory. 1 Doubles scored next 7-5, 6-1. The match was decided in a 3rd set in the last match on. Hugh Birky recovered from a 1-6, 0-3 start to win 6-2 in the 3rd set and clinch the championship. They compete in the Semi-State match at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The boys freshman football team will play at Northridge at 6:00 p.m. Go Skins!