GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
STUDENTS: You are not allowed to have lunch or drinks delivered to you without the prior approval of an administrator. You either need to bring your lunch or eat in the cafeteria. Thank you!
In order to get a work permit, you need a completed Intent to Employ form filled out by your employer and a parent/guardian. This form can be obtained from Mrs. Stealy in the Main Office or from your employer. Once the completed form is turned back in to Mrs. Stealy, it can take up to 24 hours to issue your actual work permit. This time allows us to check your grades and attendance. If you are failing classes or not coming to school, you could be denied a work permit or a work permit that was previously issued could be revoked. Please note that this is a change from how we have previously done them in the past, so don’t wait until the last minute to turn it in and expect that you will get it back the same day.
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.
Rule the Road This is a free teen driving event complete with a road course with instructors and a pizza lunch on October 10th (note the date change) from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Dept. This is open to students with a learner’s permit, or in their first year of having their license. You can pick up a form packet in the main office which must be turned in to Mrs. Stealy with a copy of your learner’s permit or driver’s license by Monday.
Jostens representatives will be here again during the 1st session of SRT on October 1st 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.
Student Council will host a bonfire tonight out at the football field from 8:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. There are rumors that there might be s’mores so come out and join the fun!
On Saturday, Student Council will host a glowcoming dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym. There will be lots of music, strobe lights, glow sticks, black lights and neon colors. The cost is $5 at the door or $4 during lunch. Students with activity stickers will pay $3. We will also be selling glow sticks for you to use at the dance. Feel free to wear white or neon colors to the dance – it’ll look great!
GHS will be hosting a college fair on Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the commons and cafeteria. Over 70 colleges and members of the Armed Forces will be represented. There will also be a presentation for students and parents at 7:00 p.m. to explain the college financial aid process. This event is a great way to talk with college representatives and hear what different colleges have to offer.
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.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: One of the many challenges facing the high school athlete is how to respond to the media (school newspaper, local paper, radio or television) after a hard earned victory or a tough defeat. Athletes are most vulnerable after a tough loss. Choose your words carefully and think about what you want to say before you say it. Don’t make excuses and give credit where credit is due. After a victory, it’s important to remain humble. There are usually multiple reasons your team wins, so give credit to all of those involved. Short answers are better than long ones. The more you have the experience of talking with the media, the more comfortable you will become. Win or lose, enjoy the opportunity of your interview. It becomes easier with time!
It’s homecoming week! Today is Class Shirt/Class Color Day and tomorrow is Redskin Day!
How does $1 million sound? Pretty good, right? Did you know that someone with a college degree will earn, on average, $1 million more over a lifetime than someone with just a high school diploma? It’s never too early to start planning for education and training beyond high school.
Effective October 1st, 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. Email Mrs. Dillman if you have any questions.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Calling all French students: The first meeting for French Club is almost here! We will meet Tuesday during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2340. We look forward to seeing you there!
All junior student-athletes are encouraged to take part in the Be the Best leadership program that will take place during 2nd period and SRT in the auditorium on Tuesday.
The next Key Club meeting will be in the cafeteria during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, October 1st. We will be voting for Class Representatives, so please plan to attend.
The first round of the NLC tennis tournament took place last night at Warsaw. Goshen won at all five positions without losing more than two games in any set. The final two rounds will be Saturday at Northwood starting at 9:00 a.m.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The girls JV and varsity soccer teams will host East Noble. JV plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:45 p.m.
The girls freshman volleyball team will travel to New Prairie at 5:00 p.m.
The boys JV and varsity soccer teams will compete at Warsaw. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:15 p.m.
The boys freshman football team will host Concord at 5:30 p.m.
The girls JV and varsity volleyball teams will host Concord. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m.
Good luck GHS!