GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018                           


SENIORS: This will be the last week to turn in your work ethic certification permission papers to Mr. Bechtel in the main office. After Labor Day, they will no longer be accepted.

HELP WANTED: We are looking for a church nursery attendant at First Presbyterian Church of Goshen. Applicants should be 18 or older, excellent at caring for infants and toddlers, able to pass a criminal background check, and available to work from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Sundays. This position pays $10/hour. As additional needs for childcare arise, the nursery attendant will be the first to have an opportunity to work during other events or programs. To apply, please contact Alan Griffin at, applications can be downloaded from the homepage at, or you can call 533-7845.

On Thursday, during 2nd period and SRT, all junior student-athletes who signed up with Mr. Kissinger, regardless of season, will participate in the Be the Best Leadership Workshop on Conflict Resolution and Sportsmanship!

STARTING THIS WEEK: 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. 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.

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.

Herff Jones will be here TOMORROW during lunch periods and after school until 6:00 p.m. for graduation and class ring orders. DON’T DELAY – ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN NOW!

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!

Students: 2018 yearbooks are NOT here yet. We will announce when they are here and ready to be picked up.

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, registration, proof of insurance and $5.  OJ will start tagging vehicles without parking permits NEXT week, so DON’T delay!

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is now available in Guidance.  You must be a first generation college student (neither parent graduated from college), have a GPA over 3.5, demonstrate significant school and community involvement, have plans on attending college in Indiana, and you must apply by September 7th, 2018. See Mrs. Villalobos in Guidance.

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.

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 3:55 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.

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:

  • TODAY                                       Army
  • Thursday, August 30th                 Navy
  • Tuesday, September 4th              IU Bloomington
  • Wednesday, September 5th          Ball State
  • Friday, September 7th                  Central Michigan
  • Tuesday, September 11th             IUPUI
  • Wednesday, September 12th        Goshen College
  • Tuesday, September 18th             Army Reserves
  • Wednesday, September 19th        Trine University
  • 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

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.



Girls Basketball will have a call out meeting TODAY during 2nd session of SRT in the weight room (6300) for any girls interested in playing basketball this year that are not involved in a fall sport.  We will be passing out our Fall workout schedule.

Boys basketball will have a call out meeting for boys not currently in a fall sport TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

FRENCH CLUB: We will have our first meeting of the year TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2410. All levels of French are invited. We are looking for a freshman representative. If you are interested, come to this meeting to find out about the role. We hope to see you there!

Attention freshmen – Key Club will have a call out meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT.  If you would like to learn what Key Club is all about, join us in the cafeteria when the 2nd session bell rings.  Attendance will be taken there.

GERMAN CLUB: The 1st German Club meeting of the year will be TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  We will discuss events for the year and officer nominations.  Bis dann!



Boys varsity tennis improved to 7-0 by defeating Elkhart Central 3-2. Wes Beck at 2 Singles and Carlos Lichty at 3 Singles remained unbeaten this year and came away victorious. Diego Torres also is undefeated this year as he and Ben Bontrager-Singer turned in a strong performance at 1 Doubles for the clinching 3rd point. The JV improved to 3-1 behind unbeaten Wyatt Fisher and Carter Schmucker at 2 and 3 Singles. Josh Haimes, Braxton Kincaid, Don Perry, and Anton Pham won their doubles matches.

Girls JV and varsity volleyball defeated LaVille.  The varsity won 25-9, 25-20, 25-20.  They are now 12-2 and will start NLC play Thursday against Warsaw.  Top performers were:

Aces-Lizzy Kirkton and Haley Howard-3

Assists-Megan Gallagher-28

Blocks-Brynn Shoup-Hill-4

Digs-Sophie Kirkton-22, Josie Walters-13

Kills-Brynn Shoup-Hill-9, Lizzy Kirkton and KT Detweiler-7



Girls JV & varsity golf will host Wawasee at Maplecrest at 5:00 p.m.

Boys tennis will play at Warsaw at 5:30 p.m.

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

POSTPONED – Boys and girls JV & varsity cross country will run at Warsaw at 5:30 p.m.

The C team for boys soccer will play at Elkhart Central at 6:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!