GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Are you a junior or senior interested in a college visit on February 23rd to visit Indiana Tech University in Ft. Wayne? There is no charge and lunch will be provided by the university. See Ms. Hollinger in Guidance for permission slips. Spots are limited so don’t waste time!
Seniors: Please make sure you return your completed Kiwanis scholarship application to Ms. Hollinger in the guidance office by February 15th.
The boys and girls track teams need to turn in their Nelsons Chicken fundraiser money and tickets TOMORROW. Even tickets that were not sold will need to be turned in. Please fill out the totals slip for each set of tickets that was sold. We really need your help in returning all of it tomorrow. Please stop by to see your coach and drop off your fundraiser sales.
The student Faculty Senate meeting for February is this Thursday at 7:45 a.m. in the media center. All club/co and extracurricular sponsors should attend and all club members are encouraged to attend to update us on your activities.
The guidance office has received two general scholarships, the Niccum and the John A. & Dorothy H. Geyer. Stop by for more information!
Seniors: IUSB will be here on Tuesday, February 9th for an onsite admissions visit. Have your application fee waived, see if you qualify for a $500 scholarship and receive an admissions decision on the spot! Sign up in guidance now, as slots go fast!
Please stop by the commons during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:
- 2/3 Indiana Tech
- 2/8 Universal Tech Institute
- 2/22 Southwestern Michigan College
- 2/29 Army
Super Mileage Club will meet on the following dates: February 9th and 23rd & March 8th and 22nd. Times are 7-8:15 a.m. and/or 3:45-5:30 p.m.
Boys basketball theme nights:
- Thursday, February 4th Disney
- Tuesday, February 9th 80’s
- Friday, February 19th Black-Out
- Saturday, February 20th Jersey
Honoring the Tradition of the GHS Mascot: On February 20th, prior to the home GHS Boys Basketball game vs. LaPorte, Goshen Community Schools will host an open house to honor our proud tradition at the Goshen Redskins. The open house will be held from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. The open house will have memorabilia from our many years as the Goshen Redskins, the unveiling of a design for a commemorative display case in the GHS athletic area, the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and the induction of “the Chief” into the GHS athletic wall of fame. In advance of this event, a commemorative tee shirt has been designed featuring both the Redskin and the new RedHawk mascot and is available for purchase via the internet at http://tinyurl.com/zxtvrdv. If you do not feel comfortable ordering online, phone orders will be taken by calling Lori Martin at GCS central office at (574) 533-8631. All proceeds from these shirts will be designated to supplement the costs of the new display case to honor the Redskin mascot. These shirts will only be available until February 4th so that they can be distributed at the open house on February 20th. After the open house, plans are for the window to re-open for a brief period.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: Playing team sports can be a fun and rewarding experience. It can also be challenging and frustrating at times. Regardless, very few teams finish the season with the same starting line-up or personnel that it began the season with. Whether it’s injuries, coach’s decision, or players making big improvements, the end of the season usually looks nothing like the start. That’s why it is so important that all team members embrace every practice as an opportunity to improve and give themselves a better chance of earning playing time. You never know when your chance will arrive, but chances are you will get your opportunity sometime during a long and arduous season.
Goshen Public Library offers several FREE activities for young adults monthly in grades 6-12. You are invited to 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! We’ll have hot chocolate and coffee! We also have two NEW clubs continuing in February! Weebz Anonymous, our manga club, meets first and third Wednesdays from 4-5:00 p.m. and Courageous Pages, our creative writing club, meets fourth Wednesdays from 4-6:00 p.m. in the teen area. Our regular monthly programming continues on Thursday, February 18th with our Pages & Popcorn club from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We’ll talk about the book Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and watch the movie. Nerd’s Night Out: Music Nerd Night happens Friday, February 26th from 6-8:00 p.m. with karaoke and a “name that tune” game with pizza and prizes. Finally, our regular programming will conclude this month with the Crafty Bandits, which will meet on Monday, February 29th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to have snacks and learn how to melt crayons with hairdryers to make interesting art. To sign up or for more information about our programs, stop by the library or check out our GPL Teens webpage, Facebook or Twitter.
Student Faculty Senate will meet on Thursday in the media center at 7:45 a.m. All club/activity sponsors are expected to attend or have a representative present. All club members are invited to attend and expected to have a student representative attend once/semester. Thank you for getting involved GHS!
The student athletic council meeting this Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT will be dedicated to planning in regards to the GHS Unified Track & Field team. We need “student partners” that will compete with the Special Olympics students on the team, we need volunteers to promote the team and collect donations at the February 19th home boys basketball and volunteers to participate in a stamp out the “R” word day at GHS. There is also a Polar Plunge in Warsaw on February 20th for which we can participate and raise funds for those interested. BRRRRRR! Mr. Kissinger will bring the hot chocolate. Thanks for getting involved GHS!
Greencroft has openings for the following positions: Administrative Assistant, Cook, Dining Attendant, Laundry Aide, Beginning Healthcare Worker, Housekeeper, LPN Nurse and Pantry Team Leader. If you are interested please contact Greencroft at 537-4000.
All sophomore student-athletes are strongly encouraged to attend the Be the Best Leadership Program on February 9th during 2nd period and SRT in the auditorium. This program was rescheduled from January due to NWEA testing and promises to be much more fun than NWEA and hopefully more educational! Please sign up by next Wednesday, February 3rd in the GHS athletic office if you are considering attending. You can also see Mr. Kissinger during his lunch duty this Friday to sign up……or he will likely see you. You will need to be there for the entire time, so check out your SRT schedule. This program will focus on small group discussion and skit creation centered around “integrity” and “bullying/hazing prevention”.
Seniors: There are numerous local scholarships available to you through GHS Dollars for Scholars and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. These scholarships apply to students pursuing post-secondary education at two-year colleges, four-year colleges or at vocational/technical schools. If you need help completing the GHS Dollars for Scholars online scholarship application or have other scholarship questions counselors will be available to help in the Guidance Office Conference room on Thursday during SRT. Make sure to bring your laptop.
All GHS girls soccer players need to sign up to work concession stands this week on Thursday for the boys home basketball game vs. Plymouth and the girls basketball sectional final on Saturday. Sign-up sheets are on the teachers’ lounge door. Freshmen players are expected to sign up for TWO games.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
There will be a meeting for any student interested in Goshen Youth Arts classes TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in room 1450.
Key Club will meet on Thursday during the 2nd session of SRT. All Key Club members should plan to attend. We will be voting for next year’s club officers.
The JV Lady RedHawks traveled to Elkhart Memorial on Saturday and concluded their season by picking up a 37-16 victory. Leading Goshen offensively was Josie Walters with nine points, Kassandra Rodriguez with six and Jordan Nemeth and Maggie Gallagher each with five points.
The varsity boys basketball team shot lights out and defeated the South Bend St. Joseph Indians 67-62 on Monday night. The RedHawks scored 41 second half points to pull away and win the team’s fourth game of the season. Eliot Nafziger had 20 points, Cameron Kline had 19 points and CJ Detweiler tallied 16.
The boys freshman basketball team defeated John Glenn 42-23. Goshen was led in scoring by Bryant Robinson with 12 points, Joseph Good with 11 points, Ben Bontrager-Singer with six points, Porter Revoir with five points, Eric Newell with four points and Austin Cain and Jack Immel with two points each.
The JV boys basketball team defeated the South Bend St. Joseph Indians 36-30 on Monday night. Michael Pinarski scored 14 points to lead the RedHawks and Brockton Yoder added eight.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The first round of the girls basketball sectional games will be held at GHS with the first game of Warsaw vs. Elkhart Central beginning at 7:00 p.m. Gates will open at 6:15 p.m. and admission will be $6.00 (single game) or $10.00 (all tournament) for kindergarten through adult. Spectators should enter the building through Entrance B off of US 33 or at entrances I or M off of the west parking lot. The far SW corner of the main parking lot will be reserved for team buses. Those with tournament passes can enter Door C or Door F. Fans are reminded that this is an IHSAA tournament, so no season school passes can be honored. There can also be no artificial noise makers, megaphones, or signage in the gym for IHSAA tournament contests. Go RedHawks!