GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018                                  


The Unified Flag Football team competes in Sectional play this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Warsaw HS.  Please note the time change from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Warsaw HS also wants fans to be reminded that the IHSAA sets the admission price for these events and there will be a $5 admission charge for K-Adults.  The RedHawks play Wawasee HS in round 1, and if we win the first game, we will play in the championship shortly after game 1.

Seniors: Do you want/need help applying for colleges? Mrs. Villalobos will be booking the conference room TODAY during SRT in the guidance office to do just that. Attached below is a worksheet you should read carefully and fill out beforehand. It does not all need to be completed, but the more you have the easier it will be to fill out the application. Come prepared. If you are not, our time will be wasted!

Senior Night and GHS Student Fan Appreciation Night are TONIGHT for volleyball and girls soccer.  Come out and support your classmates as volleyball plays Plymouth and girls soccer plays West Noble.  All GHS students in attendance with an ID can receive two free slices of pizza as a thank you for your support this fall.  This will be distributed between the 1st and 2nd games at varsity volleyball and after the halftime senior night ceremony at girls soccer.  Go Big Red!

Homecoming Court: This year’s homecoming court was selected by coaches, club sponsors, and teachers. Students who are considered leaders on the playing field, in the classroom, and around school were selected. Voting concludes TODAY. Look for the email from Mrs. Stealy, and make sure to click on the link to vote!

2018 Homecoming week is here! Spirit days are THIS week! There are prizes for the best dressed each day. Judging is during lunch so stop by the student council table and have your photo snapped in order to win.

Thursday: Throw back Thursday; kicking it old school, dress in your favorite decade

Friday: Dream teams; jersey day


Homecoming Bonfire: Join us after the game TOMORROW until 11:30 p.m. for a night of fun, music, and memories! We will be in the grassy lot across from the soccer practice field next to the band practice lot. This is open to all GHS students. Please bring chairs or blankets and ingredients for s’mores.

Do you want to win money for college?  College Go Week is THIS week, and we would like to give students a chance to win a $529 scholarship from Learn More Indiana. The scholarship is open to anyone in grades 9-12, and one student from each grade state-wide will win the award!  You can be creative and draw a picture, digital image, take a photo, or write an essay about a career that you are interested in.  Please stop by the Guidance Office and speak to Mrs.Villalobos to pick up an entry form if you are interested.  All entries are due by Friday, October 19th.

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.

Attention GHS Students: FCA or FCS (Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Students) will meet on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 a.m.  If you are looking to fellowship with other Goshen students and athletes, FCA is for you. This club helps students and athletes inject their faith into daily routines.  This year our meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of the month.  We will meet in Mr. Hutcherson’s room.  Anyone is welcome – you don’t have to be an athlete.  Activities range from videos, guest speakers, community projects, and even lessons given by the FCA leaders. This club can often be the support a student needs in order to navigate the extremely tough waters of the high school experience and highly competitive expectations of a sport.

In order to be able to vote in this year’s election you must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID Card, be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th, 2018, have lived in your current precinct for at least 30 days, and not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime. Go to to register online. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th.

GHS presents Agatha Christie’s Appointment With Death on November 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., and November 18th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and $20 for families. They can be purchased at the door.

BE A PART OF IT ALL! The Interra Credit Union RedHawks Branch is open! Located in the commons, the kiosk is in operation from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students, faculty, and staff – stop by to learn about the services available to you and to meet Martha and Tricia. Plan to participate in this year’s Grand Opening celebration NEXT week, when you can register to win door prizes and spin the WHEEL OF SUPRISES!

Do you need to catch up on credits or just want to get ahead? Merit on the Move may be for you! Students can earn credits in nearly any subject in order to get a better grade, get a class or two out of the way early, or even graduate early. Sessions run Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45 p.m. starting THIS week. Talk to your counselor for more information.

IB registration forms should be completed and returned to Mrs. Haney in the main office. You do not have to pay in full when you turn in the form. If you have questions, please see Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Collins.

GHS has formed a Robotics team to participate in the FIRST tech Challenge which competes at the state, national, and world level in robotics. We our looking for more students interested in being part of this team. All skill levels are welcomed and needed – technical and non-technical. Our team needs all kinds of skills to succeed. Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more. FIRST Tech Challenge welcomes every student, with or without special skills.  If you want to be part of the team, see Mr. Moist in room 1311 or e-mail him at  To know more about the program go to the FIRST Tech Challenge info page.

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!

YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS – 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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Wednesday, October 3rd              Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                  University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                      Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                   Holy Cross
  • Wednesday, October 10th            University of St. Francis
  • Thursday, October 11th                Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                 Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th            Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend
  • Tuesday, November 13th              Olivet Nazarene University

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.



Attention any boy interested in wrestling this year – We will have a meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym. If you plan on wrestling, plan on attending. If you are unable to attend please contact Coach Pickard before the meeting.

Student Council will meet TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium.  Student council is a student lead group that represents the opinions of the student body. They encourage school spirit, as well as work with the faculty and administration of the school to ensure that student voices are heard. It’s not too late to join!  At our next meeting we will be discussing fundraiser ideas, class sponsored events, outlining events for the year, and finalizing homecoming activities.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Walters, student council sponsor, at

German Club will meet on Tuesday, October 2nd during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  We will be doing our graffiti activity, picking a t-Shirt design, and electing officers.

Do you enjoy engineering competitions, figuring out how things work, solving problems, or designing new things? If so, then come check out TSA (Technology Student Association) during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, October 4th in Lab 8040! Come hear what TSA is all about and the opportunities available. See Mrs. Yoder with any questions.

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

GHS is starting up an ESports Club for this year!  There will be a call out meeting Tuesday, October 9th during the 2nd session of SRT in the Main Gym.  The club will be using League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, or Heroes of the Storm initially to develop the club with a chance to grow into more platforms. So if you have an interest in ESports, want to learn how to play ESport games, or want to increase your own skills come check it out.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Perry at



The boys tennis team won the 1st round Sectional match 5-0 over Bethany. Drake Crowder and Axel Brown bounced back from losing the 1st set to win the next two sets. Carlos Lichty and Ryan Harmelink each won 1st set tiebreakers and Carlos fought off five set points. Ryan’s points lasted so long that Drake and Axel finished two games during one of Ryan’s POINTS!



Boys varsity tennis will compete in sectional semifinals at Northwood at 4:30 p.m.

Girls freshman volleyball will travel to Plymouth to play against Plymouth and Tippy Valley at 5:00 p.m.

Girls soccer will host West Noble. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:15 p.m.

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

Go RedHawks!