GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017                                 


REMINDER:  Students, please do NOT park in visitor’s spots!  This is continuing to be a problem.  OJ will write ordinance violation tickets starting TODAY to students caught parking illegally on school property.  The minimum fine in Goshen City Court is $165 for each violation.  Also, remember that you MUST have a parking permit on file with Mrs. Haney in the bookkeeper’s office to park on school property.  Requirements are a VALID license (not a permit), VALID proof of insurance, a VALID registration and $5.

Both RedHawk bowling teams were victorious last night!  The ladies beat Fairfield while the boys knocked off Bethany.  Kirsten Rodriguez clinched the winning point in the 10th frame.  Congrats to both teams!

Due to testing, the Student Senate Faculty meeting scheduled for TOMORROW at 7:45 a.m. has been postponed, and is rescheduled for Thursday, December 14th at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.

Yearbook is looking for photos of you and your GHS friends!  Please email them to  You will need your name and grade plus the name and grade of any friends in the photos.  Don’t delay, send them today!

The Indiana Better Business Bureau Scholarship is due in the Guidance Department THIS WEEK by Friday!

All PE and FIT students are bowling next week.  Please turn in your permission slips to your teacher as soon as possible.

Key Club will be ringing bells at Walmart Supercenter on the south side of Goshen Friday, December 8th from 5-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 9th from 2-4:00 p.m.  Students and staff, please consider donating to the Salvation Army during our bell ringing shifts.  Key Club volunteers, please check your email this week to confirm your shift time and location.  Volunteers are still needed on Saturday.  Contact Mrs. Dubash or Mrs. Dillman if you can help.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Wisconsin linebacker Garrett Dooley was quoted in the Indy Star as saying, “If you have a bad play, you have to forget about it. I think this year we’ve done a really good job of forgetting about last season and moving forward, preparing every single week.”  In all sports and in most games or matches, there comes a time when you must move on from a bad play, a bad call or an unlucky break.  Are you capable of doing so?  Although there is no simple answer on how to move on, I will suggest that controlling your emotions is the key.  Having a short-term memory on a bad play or tough call will help get you focused and keep your emotions intact on the next play.  Athletes who can concentrate on the play ahead instead of looking back will be the ones that are the most successful!

Girls Golf will hold open gym in the warehouse on Thursdays from 7:45-8:30 p.m.  Bring your clubs and make sure to dress warm if the temperature outside is cold!  Contact Coach Walesa or Coach Pecenka if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there!

Sign-ups for intramural basketball will continue through Friday, December 22nd. The cost is $8 per person, and you must have a concussion form on file with the athletic office. Individual sign up forms, and team sign up forms can be picked up from Lucas Kauffman, or the athletic office.  All forms and money must be turned in to Mr. Kauffman before December 22nd. If you have questions, please e-mail Lucas Kauffman.

Baseball conditioning sessions are taking place at the Chandler Gym on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m.  If attending, park or get dropped off on Cottage and enter from the back of the school.  Doors will open at 6:15 a.m.  You must have athletic paperwork on file in the Athletic Office to participate.  Address questions to Coach Collins in the library.

Auditions for the spring musical “TARZAN” will begin TODAY from 3:45-6:00 p.m.  All those wishing to audition should come prepared to sing 60 to 90 seconds of a song of your choice.  It can be anything!  We will have an accompanist, so bring your favorite Christmas carol, fight song, Broadway song or even a hymn and audition after school TODAY.  This is going to be another outstanding GHS production!

Freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior football players should see Coach Weldy this week in 2360 to sign up to work concessions Saturday at the boys basketball game.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here on Tuesday, December 12th before school for class ring delivery, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements and other senior items.  Extra packets are available in the main office.

Any student interested in pole vaulting for the boy’s and girl’s track teams can attend open vault sessions in the warehouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. through Christmas break. Coach Place will be there to provide his coaching expertise along with our senior returning letter winner and Conference, Sectional and Regional Champion, as well as State Qualifier Lucas De Moya and other top vaulters from last season.  This is a great opportunity to try a challenging event.  Please be on time and be ready to participate.  Contact Coach Clark or Willis if you have any questions.

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 5:10 p.m. (5:20 p.m. on Tuesdays) if you need a ride home.  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.

Goshen Community Schools will host a public meeting to further explain the Strategic Planning Facilities Committee recommendation to the school board.  Their recommendation was to proceed with building a new 5-8 Intermediate School on the school-owned property at SR 119 and Greene Road, and to convert the current Goshen Middle School to a 5-8 Intermediate School as well.  Please plan to attend to learn more about the rationale that led to this recommendation and to give your input.  There will be table group discussions held following the presentation in order to receive feedback from the public.  Meetings will be held at these locations and times:

  • Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Goshen Middle School Cafeteria

Anyone interested in Ski Club for the 2018 season needs to see Mrs. Clark in room 2280.  Forms and money are due by December 15th.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  Starting this week, there will be bins in each SRT classroom and the caps will be collected every week. The winning SRT with the most caps will get HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS or a PIZZA PARTY!  The competition will end before Spring Break.  If we collect 400 pounds as a school, we will be able to recycle them into a park bench.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save the environment and win a prize!  If you would like to collect or sort caps during SRT contact Mrs. Swihart in room 2200 or email her at  It will count for NHS volunteer hours and it looks great on college applications!

Boys Basketball Theme Nights:

12/9              vs. St. Joe’s                                Ugly Holiday Sweater

12/21            Fairfield Holiday Tourn.                Holiday Theme

12/22            Fairfield Holiday Tourn.                Holiday Theme

1/19              vs. Northwood                             Wrong Sport Night

2/1               vs. Plymouth                               Geek Night

2/6               vs. Lakeland                                Hip-Hop Night

2/26              vs. Westview                               Pajama Night

2/17              vs. La Porte                                Black-Out Night

2/23              vs. Marquette                              80’s Night


Girls Basketball Theme Nights:

12/08            vs. Wawasee                              Red-Out Night

12/30            Goshen Holiday Tourn.                Holiday Theme

1/4               vs. Mishawaka HS                       Tie-Dye Night

1/6               vs. Concord                                Neon Night

1/9               vs. Riley                                      Plaid/Flannel Night

1/13              vs. Warsaw                                 Black-Out Night

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.

Online yearbook sales are set up!  All you have to do is go to and enter our school code (14723) to order your yearbook or yearbook ad.

Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar we have a new procedure.  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.

REMINDER:  YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICILATE 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 3:55 p.m. to hand out the snacks.

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:

  • Stay Tuned

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will meet every weather permitting Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field across from door M.  You can pick up required papers from Lucas Kauffman, Mr. Snyder in the choir office or Mrs. Stealy in the main office.  All required papers need to be turned in to Lucas Kauffman by the first time you play.



French Club will be doing their Secret Santa exchange and Christmas activities on Tuesday, December 12th during the 2nd session of SRT.  If you signed up for Secret Santa and cannot make it please e-mail Mlle Mack.  French Club t-shirt money also needs to be turned in to M. Hobbs or Mlle Mack by Tuesday, December 12th.

The Student Athletic Advisory Council meeting scheduled for TOMORROW has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 14th during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Christmas cookies will be available and we will start planning for Unified Track & Field.  All kids interested in being Unified Track & Field partners in the spring are welcome to attend to participate in the leadership activities.



Boys varsity wrestling defeated Elkhart Memorial 46-32.  Winning by pin for the RedHawks were Fernando Flores, Noah Caouette, Rene Gutierrez and Steven Worlds.  Goshen is 12-4 on the year and 2-0 in conference.

Girls varsity basketball won 41-34 on the road vs. West Noble.  The RedHawks were led by Junior-Josie Walter with eleven points and five rebounds,  Junior-Maggie Gallagher with seven points,  Sophomore-Lizzy Kirkton added four points and a game high eight rebounds, Frosh-Brynn Shoup-Hill six points, fellow Frosh-Kathryn Detweiler had three points, six rebounds and a game high five steals and senior-Jill Kissinger had five points, three assists and six rebounds. The Lady RedHawks are 5-5 (0-1) on the season.

Girls JV basketball lost a tough battle against the Chargers 28-29.  Leading the RedHawks was Jazmin Vargas with eleven points, three steals and one block.  Megan Gallagher added six points and three steals.  Remya Johnson had five points.



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