GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018                              


Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for TODAY from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons area. The conferences will be arena style. Parents and guardians will receive progress reports during the conferences. The bookkeeper will also be available for textbook rental payments.

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!  

DUE TO PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES TODAY, AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS WILL BE GIVEN OUT FROM THE ATHLETIC CONCESSION STAND BY THE MAIN GYM. – 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.

WE WILL NOT HAVE THIS TODAY DUE TO PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES. -Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m. You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center. A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home. This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY. 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.

Friday night’s football theme is Pajama night! Come support the RedHawks at Concord! Game time is 7:00 p.m.

The 2018 yearbook has arrived! The books are being delivered to the SRT of the student who purchased the book. If the student is not in SRT, the book will be returned to room 1400. There are a few extra books that can be purchased for $45 in room 1400. Students may pick up books for siblings or graduates in room 1400. If you are a parent who will come in to pick up a yearbook for your graduate, please e-mail Susan Long at to make arrangements for her to leave it with Mr. Huser at the Welcome Center.

Any person interested in participating in softball this spring needs to have their physical and concussion paper work turned in before attending Skill Development Workouts.  All workouts are on Mondays and Wednesdays at Shanklin Park from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  These are for all athletes that are not in a Fall Sport.  If you have any questions please see Coach Kulp in room 1070.

On Saturday, September 15th the GHS athletic department is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive in the cafeteria from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Any students interested in helping can sign up for a two hour time slot between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  This service would certainly qualify for volunteer hours you may need for any of your clubs or organizations.  See Mrs. Schrock in the athletic department to sign up to help with the event.  We are not asking you to sign up to give blood!

IUSB will be in the Guidance office for on-site admissions on Monday, October 1st from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Come to Guidance and sign up for a time slot and a paper application to fill out prior to October 1st, and you will know if you have been accepted at your meeting.   IUSB will also be giving a $500 scholarship to any student that has a 3.0 or higher GPA.  This scholarship will only be available on October 1st.

Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be in the guidance office on Tuesday, October 2nd from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Their admissions office has discontinued paper applications.  We encourage students to apply during the last week of September, if at all possible. The $30 application fee will be automatically be waived THAT WEEK ONLY.  The application process is streamlined and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.  There are no essay questions for students to worry about.  Students should bring their official high school transcript to their scheduled meeting.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here again on Tuesday, October 2nd before school to take class ring orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior items. Extra packets are available in the main office.

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!

Any student driving needs to have a parking tag.  You can get this through Mrs. Haney 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.  OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.

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.

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. Building Trades, EACC 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.

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, September 18th             Army Reserves
  • Wednesday, September 19th        Trine University
  • Thursday, September 20th            Purdue-Ft. Wayne
  • Wednesday, October 3rd              Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                  University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                      Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                   Holy Cross
  • Tuesday, October 16th                 Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th            Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend

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.



Student Athletic Council is the group at GHS which supports unified sports, fan appreciation nights, greets at awards programs, and is the student government for the athletic department.  All current sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will be on an athletic team during this school year, are encouraged to join.  The first meeting is TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  We will be finalizing the RedHawk Sportsmanship posters for each GHS athletic venue, participating in a group leadership activity, eating cookies, and developing a pros and cons list for Goshen athletics to help us plan on projects for the next two years.  Please join us in the main gym on Thursday!

Do you want to have a voice in issues that impact our city? Do you want to make a real, positive change in our community? Join the GHS Youth Caucus! The Youth Caucus is a group that will meet and discuss city wide issues, and use city resources to benefit Goshen as a city. The first meeting will be TODAY during the 1st session of SRT in the main gym. All are welcome!

LGBTQ? Questioning? Ally? Join GSA! Genders & Sexualities Alliance is an inclusive club focused on activism and empowerment, in addition to being a safe place for people to talk about (and be!) their real selves. For more info, follow the link: Our first meeting is TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3200.

Art Club begins TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 1450.  Come for a fun time!  This year our first or second project is finishing a mural in Whiteman.

The GHS Book Club will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3180. If you are interested in reading and in seeing what this club is all about, you are invited. If you cannot attend, please contact Mr. De Kleine in room 3180 or by e-mail.

Stay in Bounds Ambassadors are junior and senior student-athletes who visit a 4th grade classroom six times a year to teach character principles through games and stories.  All returning seniors should notify Mr. Kissinger if you are not able to participate again this year.  Juniors are encouraged to see Mr. Kissinger during Monday lunches in the commons to let him know if you are interested or stop by the athletic office to leave a message.  This is a time commitment of approximately 1.5 SRT periods per month, but a very rewarding experience.  Please consider finding out more by attending an SRT meeting during the 2nd session of SRT on Tuesday, September 18th.  This session is for juniors or new seniors interested.

Student council members, please check your email for information regarding signing up to help with planning for homecoming week. Student Council will have a planning meeting Tuesday, September 18th during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium. If you didn’t attend our call out meeting, it’s not too late to join! Any questions, please contact Mrs. Walters at

Multicultural Youth Alliance (MYA) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, September 25th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

Multicultural Youth Dance Club (MYD) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.





Boys soccer will host Northwood. JV plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:45 p.m.

Girls freshman volleyball will travel to Penn to play against Northridge and Penn at 5:00 p.m.

Boys JV & varsity boys tennis will play at Plymouth at 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer will travel to Northwood. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:15 p.m.

Girls volleyball will play at Northridge. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m.

Good luck to all of you!