REMINDER: Students, when walking to school you are reminded to use crossing guards where they are provided.

Due to the awkward schedule this week with testing, the Student Faculty Senate meeting scheduled for TOMORROW will be postponed one week to Thursday, December 13th.  We will meet in the media center at 7:45 a.m. for this monthly meeting. SFS Members:  Please pass the word! If you have business we need to attend to prior to this meeting, please advise.  There was a group or two considering selling baked goods in the morning on Marketing Mall Day.  Did anyone decide to pursue that?

Have you checked out the 12 ways to win at the Interra Credit Union RedHawks Branch? Enter TODAY, Friday, and next Wednesday for a chance to win gifts cards to the movies, Hacienda, and Honey’s! Winners will be announced on Friday, December 14th. See Martha and Tricia at the Interra kiosk in the commons during lunch hours to get all the details!

Do you like to spread holiday cheer? Student Council will be selling holiday candy grams THIS WEEK during lunch. Send a sweet treat and a message to a friend, a teacher/staff member, or a special someone! You can purchase one candy gram for $1, three for $2, or five for $3. You have a choice of full size candy canes or an assorted mix of Hershey’s Kisses. Delivery will be Thursday, December 13th during SRT.

Attention Seniors:  If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, this will be the last chance before the price goes up!  Herff Jones will be back to take graduation orders and deliver class rings on Tuesday, December 11th during SRT and lunch.  You can also order online at

Open play/skills development for boys soccer is open to any student who is interested in playing soccer. You must have a physical on file in the athletic office in order to participate. Dates are Thursday, December 13th and Thursday, December 20th from 8:00-9:30 p.m. in the main gym.

For the month of December only, you can purchase the 2019 yearbook at for only $40! Senior ads for the 2019 yearbook are available on the Jostens website under personal ad, and the beginning cost is $35.

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:

  • Tuesday, January 29th       Southwestern Michigan College


Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Saturday, December 8th vs. John Adams – Mad About Plaid

Friday, December 14th vs. Northridge – Preppy Night

Saturday, December 29th Girls Holiday Tournament – Ugly Xmas Sweater

Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – PJ Night

Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – TBA

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – TBA


Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):

Tuesday, December 11th vs. South Bend Clay – Red & Green Xmas Spirit Night

Friday, January 4th vs. Concord – Jersey Night

Saturday, January 5th vs. Mishawaka Marian – Neon Night

Friday, January 11th vs. Warsaw – Nerd Night

Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – Camo Night

Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – TBA

Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – TBA

Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – TBA

Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – TBA


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.

Do you like to run or do you hate it but need to lose weight?  Join Running Club!  Running Club meets every day in the weight room after school and is open to anyone.  It is imperative to dress warmly because we run outside regardless of the weather.  If you have any questions, find Mr. DuBois (the math teacher/track coach/cross country coach) in the school.

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! Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol.  Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada.  Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados.  ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!

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.

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.

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.



Student Athletic Council will meet TOMORROW during SRT in the main gym during the club meeting’s allotted time.  Please bring your application forms if you have not yet submitted one.  Our focus will be planning for the Week of Inclusion January 19-25.



Girls JV basketball girls lost to the West Noble Chargers by a final score of 23-30. Goshen was led in scoring by freshman Tori Eldridge with nine points and Junior Remya Johnson with eight points.

Girls varsity basketball lost 40-37 to the visiting Lady Chargers of West Noble.  The RedHawks were led by sophomore Brynn Shoup-Hill with 18 points, juniors Lizzy Kirkton and Hailey Mast had six points, and senior Josie Walters added five points in the loss. The RedHawks are now 5-5 (0-1) on the season with the loss.

Girls basketball C-team lost to Northwood 44-21. Brooklynn was the leading scorer with ten points. They lost to Bethany as well, 17-45.

The wrestlers defeated Elkhart Memorial last night to improve to 2-0 in the conference!  Their first home match is TOMORROW with the JV starting at 6:45 p.m.  All GHS students who come to the match and show their current school ID will have FREE admission.  Come support the wrestlers as the battle the defending NLC champs from Wawasee!



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