GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018                               


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 NEXT week. Talk to your counselor for more information.

The 2018 “Volley for a Cure” breast cancer awareness fundraiser night will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd when the Goshen volleyball team competes at Bethany Christian.  “Volley for a Cure” t-shirts are available for $15 (sizes Y XL, A S-XXL).  If you would like to purchase a shirt, please stop in and see Jan Schrock in the Athletic Office between now and Friday.  $6 from each t-shirt sale will go to Goshen Health’s Center for Cancer Care.

The Crimson Marching Band will be in competition this weekend at the Penn Carnival of Bands.  The group will perform at 8:13 p.m. at Penn High School.  Tickets can be purchased in the band office if you are interested in attending.

HELP WANTED: Burger King is hiring! If you are interested, please visit for more information.

Boys and girls cross country and boys soccer will be celebrating their senior nights TONIGHT! At cross country, intros will be around 5:15 p.m., and at soccer, senior intros will be after the C game is completed at roughly 6:20 p.m.  The GHS Student Athletic Council is sponsoring Fan Appreciation Night in conjunction with Senior Night and any students there to support the team on this night will get two free slices of pizza for dinner!  Come on down to Shanklin Park and support the cross country team and then swing by boys soccer later to cheer on the B Soccer team on their Senior Night!  Go Big Red!

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.

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.

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:

  • TODAY                                       Army Reserves
  • Wednesday, September 19th        Trine University
  • Thursday, September 20th            Purdue-Ft. Wayne
  • Wednesday, October 3rd              Bethel College
  • Thursday, October 4th                  University of Toledo
  • Friday, October 5th                      Taylor University
  • Tuesday, October 9th                   Holy Cross
  • Thursday, October 11th                Southwestern Michigan College
  • Tuesday, October 16th                 Grace College
  • Wednesday, October 17th            Purdue Poly-Tech, South Bend

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.



Stay in Bounds Ambassadors are junior and senior student-athletes who visit a 4th grade classroom six times a year to teach character principles through games and stories.  All returning seniors should notify Mr. Kissinger if you are not able to participate again this year.  Juniors are encouraged to see Mr. Kissinger during Monday lunches in the commons to let him know if you are interested or stop by the athletic office to leave a message.  This is a time commitment of approximately 1.5 SRT periods per month, but a very rewarding experience.  Please consider finding out more by attending a meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT.  This session is for juniors or new seniors interested.

Student council members, please check your email for information regarding signing up to help with planning for homecoming week. Student Council will have a planning meeting TODAY during the 2nd session of SRT in the auditorium. If you didn’t attend our call out meeting, it’s not too late to join! Any questions, please contact Mrs. Walters at

Do you enjoy word puzzles and games? Do you enjoy reading and writing stories that stretch the limits of your imagination? If so, Creative Writing Club is for you! Come and check out the club at our first meeting of the year during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday, September 20th in room 2430.

Multicultural Youth Alliance (MYA) will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, September 25th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman Gym.

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



The boys varsity tennis team ended their regular season on a high note by sweeping Elkhart Memorial to finish 6-1 in the NLC and 16-3 overall. Seniors Ben Bontrager-Singer, Diego Torres, Drake Crowder, Axel Brown, and Wes Beck played strong to punctuate Senior Night. JV also won to finish the season 7-5-1. Seniors Josh Haimes, Braxton Kincaid, Anton Pham, and Zef Fransen all got wins. The conference tourney begins TOMORROW at Plymouth.

The girls soccer team lost to state ranked South Bend St. Joe 6-0.  Maddie Rittenhouse had ten saves in goal for the RedHawks.  The varsity girls are now 6-6 on the season. The JV team lost a close game to St. Joe 2-1.  Alex Lozano scored for the RedHawks. Abril Diaz had seven saves in goal for the RedHawks.  The JV team is now 8-1-2 on the season.



Boys soccer will host Wawasee. The C team plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 6:45 p.m.

Volleyball will travel to Northwood. Freshmen and JV will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m.

Boys and girls JV & varsity cross country will host Concord and Wawasee at Shanklin at 5:30 p.m.

Go RedHawks!