GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Seniors:  If you still need to order a cap and gown you can visit their web site at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place an order.  They will also be here TOMORROW during the lunch periods.  Cap & Gown delivery day will be on May 2nd during SRT.

GHS is offering an athletic physical exam night for GHS students TONIGHT from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new urgent care center on Elkhart Rd.  All students interested MUST sign up for an appointment time in advance with Mrs. Schrock in the GHS athletic office and pay $20 in advance.  If you cannot pay the $20, please see Mr. Kissinger for scholarship opportunities.  This is a great opportunity to complete your physical exam for the 2017-18 school year.

This semester’s blood drive will be Friday, April 21st and sign-ups are happening now in social studies classes.  See Mrs. Clark in room 2280 if you have any questions.

Attention Students and Staff:  Key Club is collecting travel-sized soap, shampoo and conditioner for families at Riley Hospital.  If you traveled over Spring Break and have leftover personal items, you may bring them to the guidance office THIS WEEK to be donated.

Lifeguarding classes begin next week at the Aquatic Center.  If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, need recertified or are interested in a summer job, check out the Aquatic Center website at aquatics.goshenschools.org or call the Aquatic Center at 533-3201 for more information.

The Goshen Community Schools Foundation is a privately funded educational grant program that strives to improve the innovation and creative experiences for the students of Goshen Community Schools.  Founded in 2008 by several Goshen Schools alumni, the Foundation has been able to raise more than $83,000 towards this effort.  We invite you to join us in this quest to assist our area students and teachers.  This year’s Thank-A-Teacher project is underway.  You, your parents, or someone you know in the community may contribute to a special teacher.  Any amount is accepted and a thank you note is sent to the teacher.  Pass along the word and honor your favorite teacher!  http://goshenschoolsfoundation.org/ 

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  High school athletes play sports for a variety of reasons.  I would say very few participate to achieve fame and fortune.  In fact, I would venture to say that you might feel uncomfortable if stardom came your way.  The World Series champion and National League MVP would be right there with you.  This young, successful baseball phenome cares about his image and what he can do to make others feel comfortable around him.  Whether you are Kris Bryant the MVP or the local player at your high school, there is no greater trait than humility.  Kris recently said in Sports Illustrated that he wants people in public to see his personality, that he’s a nice guy and it’s good karma that comes back to you.  Treat people with kindness and it all comes back to you.  When success comes your way it is OK to revel in the moment, but don’t forget the image that Kris Bryant portrays.  Those around you will be glad you did!

The guidance office has received new scholarships.  Please stop in for application information!

  • The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
  • The Student Education Assistance Award
  • The Carol Rhinehart Scholarship is open to any student that is pursuing a college degree in the medical field (nursing, pharmacy, pre-med, etc).  It is due April 30th and as of now, they haven’t received any applications from local schools.  They have $2500 to give away and no one to give it to!  Please stop in guidance, pick up an application and get it sent in if you plan on furthering your education in the medical field.

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, Mr. Brubaker or from Lucas Kauffman.  The paperwork should be turned in to Lucas Kauffman the first time you attend.

Seniors who still haven’t filed the FAFSA:  Indiana has announced that the state’s March 10th FAFSA deadline will be extended until April 15th this year!  The process for families became more complicated this year due to a glitch in the IRS retrieval tool.  Students and their families can now go back in to file the FAFSA if they have not done so, or go back in if the tax import tool did not work for them.  Take advantage of this second chance to possibly qualify for funds from the State and/or Federal government for college!  Don’t miss this new deadline!

It’s time for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive!  This purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need.  We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from.  If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger or Mrs. Shakley.  You may also ask your SRT teacher for more information.

Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m.  A bus will be available around 5:20 p.m. if you need a ride home.  It will pick you up at door M.  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.

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                 Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department
  • 4/19                       Army National Guard
  • 4/21                       Ace’s Student Exchange Program

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Stay In Bounds Ambassadors will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  See Mr. Kissinger in advance if you cannot make the meeting!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

The boys varsity baseball team defeated Jimtown 10-0.  Tyler Colpitts threw a complete game five inning shutout and no hitter due to the ten run rule.  He struck out six and walked three. Austin Bontrager hit a three run homer in the first inning and Robbie Riegsecker and Trenton Scott both had singles and two RBI’s.

The boys varsity golf team hosted Elkhart Memorial, Lakeland and West Noble at Maplecrest. Goshen scorers included: Peyton Cripe 47, William Troyer 49, Jake Jennette 54, Gabe Yoder 56 and Will Gaby 59.

The girls varsity softball team defeated Bethany 12-5.  Caitlyn Doyle collected her 2nd win in the pitching circle while adding three RBI’s at the plate.  Elkah DeVoe, Alexia Nettrouer and AnaMaria Ramirez each had three hits for the RedHawks.  Kate Atkinson also had two hits with four RBI’s.

Jimtown handed the boys JV baseball team their second straight loss by a score of 10-5 at Phend Field.  Although the RedHawks came back from a 5-0 deficit to tie the game, their efforts weren’t enough as Jimtown answered the comeback with five unanswered runs.  The RedHawks offense struggled, but were led by Jocsan Sanchez who had a double and three RBI’s in the game.

The girls track team lost to Warsaw and Northridge in their conference opener.  Goshen was led by Jill Kissinger’s 1st place finish in the 100m Hurdles, 2nd place finish in the long jump and 3rd place finish in the 800, Jocelyn Valderrama’s 3rd place finish in the 1600, Brandi Smith’s 5th place finish in the 400, Kayleigh McKee’s 5th place finishes in the pole vault and 300m Hurdles, Ariana Perez Diener’s 5th place finish in the 3200, Suzette Rodriguez’s 3rd place finish in the discus and 5th place finish in the shot put, Riley Martin’s 4th place finish in the discus and Kassandra Rodriguez’s 2nd place finish in the shot put and 5th place finish in the discus.

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

The girls JV and varsity softball teams will play at Elkhart Central at 5:00 p.m.

The boys C baseball team will play at Elkhart Memorial at 5:30 p.m.

Good luck to all of you!