GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

This week is Bob Evans Give Back week! They will donate 15% of their sales to GHS. This works for carry out and dine in. You can pick up a coupon in the main office or you can just simply tell them it is for GHS. This is for the entire week, and it applies to ALL sales, not just the specials listed on the coupon.  Take the family out for food and fun anytime between now-Saturday and help earn money for GHS!

All physical education and fitness classes at GHS will be swimming from February 16th-26th at the new aquatics facility on the Goshen Middle School campus. Students should be prepared to travel to GMS by arriving to class on time with proper swimming clothes.

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!

The Career Center field trip has been rescheduled for March 3rd.  We will leave at 9:20 a.m. and return by 11:45 a.m. Please meet at door M by 9:15 a.m. that day. Only students who turned in their permission slip and are on the list in Guidance can go. The bus is full, so we are not able to add anyone else to the trip.

The next boys soccer open play will be on Thursday.

Seniors: Please make sure you return your completed Kiwanis scholarship application to Ms. Hollinger in the guidance office by February 15th.

IUSB will be here TODAY for an onsite admissions visit.  There are still several spots open to meet with an admissions rep.  Stop in Guidance today to sign up!

Please stop by the commons during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:

  • 2/22 Southwestern Michigan College
  • 2/29 Army
  • 3/1 Purdue PolyTech

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:

  • 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.

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.

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 TODAY during SRT.  Make sure to bring your laptop.

Goshen HS is starting a Unified Track & Field team this spring.  This Indiana High School Athletic Association sport partners special needs students with regular education students in five different track & field events.  The team begins practices the week of March 14th and will practice two times a week through the end of the school year with three meets in May. If you are interested in being a “student partner” or volunteer to help with fundraising or promotion, please stop by the table in the RedZone at lunch on tomorrow to get more information. One student and one staff member from the team have agreed to do the “polar plunge” in Warsaw on February 20th to raise money for Special Olympics.  Tomorrow, there will be containers with different names on them at the table.  The staff member and student whose names have the most money in them will be committed to do the plunge.  This will be videoed for all of your enjoyment.  The staff promises to invoke the “no Speedo” policy.  Unified track coaches Mr. Smuts and Mr. Mullett as well as Mr. Kissinger are the staff members committed to taking the plunge so far.  Students committed for the plunge so far are Kyrie Potter, Logan Holdeman, Courtney Pollock and Jeffrey Stoll.  Thanks for your support GHS!

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: All student-athletes like a pat on the back from time to time. It’s human nature. Are you good at handing out the pat on the back? Do you make a conscious effort to do so? There’s nothing wrong with complimenting a teammate, teacher, coach or classmate. In fact, I highly encourage it. So many times the student-athlete gets caught up worrying too much about themselves and how they are feeling and forgetting about others that they come in contact with on a daily basis. Make it a point to give a daily compliment to someone at your school. Be someone who can pick others up and be a positive influence on all of those around you!

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

There will be a call out meeting during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2190 for anyone interested in a fantasy book club.

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The boys JV and varsity basketball teams will host Lakeland. JV plays at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.

The boys freshman basketball team will compete at FW Canterbury at 6:00 p.m.

Good luck gentlemen!