GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
STUDENTS: You are not allowed to have lunch delivered to you without the prior approval of an administrator. You either need to bring your lunch or eat in the cafeteria. Thank you!
In order to get a work permit, you need a completed Intent to Employ form filled out by your employer and a parent/guardian. This form can be obtained from Mrs. Stealy in the Main Office or from your employer. Once the completed form is turned back in to Mrs. Stealy, it can take up to 24 hours to issue your actual work permit. This time allows us to check your grades and attendance. If you are failing classes or not coming to school, you could be denied a work permit or a work permit that was previously issued could be revoked. Please note that this is a change from how we have previously done them in the past, so don’t wait until the last minute to turn it in and expect that you will get it back the same day. Thank you!
The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field. If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Lucas Kauffman, or in the main office. The paperwork should be turned in the first time you attend.
Rule the Road This is a free teen driving event complete with a road course with instructors and a pizza lunch on October 10th (note the date change) from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Dept. This is open to students with a learner’s permit, or in their first year of having their license. You can pick up a form packet in the main office which must be turned in to Mrs. Stealy with a copy of your learner’s permit or driver’s license by Monday.
Jostens representatives will be here again during SRT on October 1st to take senior orders for cap/gown/tassel units and graduation products in the commons. If your total is under $75, you need to pay in full. If it’s over $75, a $75 deposit is required. You can check out all Jostens products at jostens.com.
Thursday night Student Council will host a bonfire out at the football field from 8:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. There are rumors that there might be s’mores so come out and join the fun!
On Saturday, Student Council will host a glowcoming dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym. There will be lots of music, strobe lights, glow sticks, black lights and neon colors. The cost is $5 at the door or $4 during lunch. Students with activity stickers will pay $3. We will also be selling glow sticks for you to use at the dance. Feel free to wear white or neon colors to the dance – it’ll look great!
GHS will be hosting a college fair on Tuesday, September 29th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the commons and cafeteria. Over 70 colleges and members of the Armed Forces will be represented. There will also be a presentation for students and parents at 7:00 p.m. to explain the college financial aid process. This event is a great way to talk with college representatives and hear what different colleges have to offer.
All junior student-athletes are encouraged to take part in the Be the Best leadership program that will take place during 2nd period and SRT in the auditorium on Tuesday, September 29th. Please sign up for this workshop in the athletic office by tomorrow. Excuses vs. Excellence…..What’s it gonna be Goshen?
Jim Whittaker from Goshen College is running sports performance every Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the GHS track for all GHS student athletes not currently in a fall sport. This is a great way to improve your athleticism! You need a current physical exam and concussion paperwork on file in the athletic office to join. See you at the track!
It’s time to order your 2015-2016 school yearbook. The cost of the book is $45 until December, meaning the best time to buy is now! You can find order forms at the RedZone, in the main office, library and the guidance office. Order before October 30th and you can be entered in a drawing to win a free yearbook. 2nd place will receive $5 in RedZone bucks. We will announce the winners on Friday, October 30th.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: One of the many challenges facing the high school athlete is how to respond to the media (school newspaper, local paper, radio or television) after a hard earned victory or a tough defeat. Athletes are most vulnerable after a tough loss. Choose your words carefully and think about what you want to say before you say it. Don’t make excuses and give credit where credit is due. After a victory, it’s important to remain humble. There are usually multiple reasons your team wins, so give credit to all of those involved. Short answers are better than long ones. The more you have the experience of talking with the media, the more comfortable you will become. Win or lose, enjoy the opportunity of your interview. It becomes easier with time!
It’s homecoming week! Today is College T-Shirt Day, tomorrow is Decades Day, Thursday is Class Shirt/Class Color Day and Friday is Redskin Day!
SENIORS, this is your week! College Go! Week is all about helping you get where you want to go with your future, but you can’t go if you don’t apply. Log on to CollegeGoWeekIndiana.org to find online applications to all Indiana colleges and commit to applying to at least one college this week. Also check out the opportunity to win $529 for college. This contest is for all grade levels, so enter to win today before the November 21st deadline.
Effective October 1st, line 4 in the cafeteria will also be cashless. The ONLY place you will be able to use cash will be the snack room. You can deposit money during breakfast in the cafeteria or anytime online at mylunchbucks.com.
All 2014-2015 lunch applications have expired. If you have not filled out a new free/reduced lunch application, please do so ASAP. Without assistance, breakfast is $1.10 and lunch is $2.05 per day.
Super Mileage meets after school today from 3:40-4:45 p.m. in room 8010. See Mr. Holsopple for details.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Calling all French students: The first meeting for French Club is almost here! We will meet Tuesday, September 29th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2340. We look forward to seeing you there!
The boys varsity football team lost to the Concord Minutemen on Saturday 24-20.
The boys JV football team lost to Concord 24-6 last night. Sergio Cervantes had one touchdown reception. Davis Hostetler had 196 yards passing and one touchdown pass. Ian Hostetler had two quarterback sacks. Brandon Holley had 72 yards receiving. Tyrell Staton had 50 yards rushing. Austin Marlow had a fumble recovery.
Boys tennis wrapped up their regular season with a 4-1 win over Elkhart Memorial to improve to 16-2. Evan Beck had yet another 6-0, 6-0 win. Hudson Kay, Hugh Birky, Luke Rush and Logan Troyer also had straight set wins for varsity. The JV season finished with an 11-3 record after a 7-2 win last night. The varsity conference tournament starts tomorrow at Warsaw.
The boys JV soccer team defeated Concord in the first round of the JV tournament. Goal scorers were Adolfo Villegas, Ciro Agular and Manny Castillo. Assists were Ciro Agular.
The boys JV soccer team defeated Warsaw 1-0 to win their side of the Goshen JV tournament. The goal scorer for Goshen was Sebastian Palacios.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The boys JV and varsity soccer teams will compete at Wawasee. Varsity plays at 5:00 p.m., followed by JV at 6:45 p.m.
The girls volleyball teams will host Northwood. The JV and freshman teams will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:00 p.m.
The boys and girls JV and varsity cross country teams will compete against Memorial and Warsaw at 5:30 p.m. at Elkhart Memorial.