GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018                                


IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Winning in team sports requires constant practice to make sure that every player is in tune with what is best for the entire team.  This is very important, but believing this will transpire into victories is just as important.  Big Ten basketball leader Ohio State started the conference with eight straight wins, none more important than beating #1 Michigan State on the road.  OSU player Jae’Sean Tate spoke for his team after that big win.  “We all knew we could do it, and that’s where it all started.  You can’t go into a game against a team like Michigan State not believing that it’s possible to win.  I think that’s the biggest factor of us winning tonight, just the belief that we could do it.”  Preparation will help insure that you have a chance to win any game on any given night.  However, truly believing that you can win is what separates big wins from tough losses!

Thank you to everyone who came to our callout meeting for a GHS eSports club!  If you are still interested but were unable to join us, please email so that you can be added to the list and kept up-to-date on how the club evolves over the next few months.

Intramural soccer signups are underway.  Forms and money are due by Friday, February 2nd.  Forms can be picked up from Lucas Kauffman or from the athletic office.  Games begin on February 6th.

The Elkhart County Farm Bureau Inc. scholarship application is now available in the Guidance Office.  Qualifier for this application is:  student that lives in a household that is a Farm Bureau Insurance member for at least two years.

GHS Music Faculty will be presenting their annual faculty recital to raise money for student scholarships.  The recital will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.  The suggested donation for attendance is $6 for adults and $4 for students. We want everyone to be able to attend!

SENIORS – IUSB Admissions will be here on February 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for on-site admissions.  Fill out the application beforehand, have your application fee waived, get an admissions decision THAT DAY and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship all in FIFTEEN MINUTES!  Come to Guidance to sign up for an appointment time slot.

The Laura A. Kindig Seminary Trust scholarship application is now available in the Guidance Office.  You must be majoring in nursing or medical related fields to apply.  Please see Guidance for more information.

Merit on the Move will take place again this semester starting Wednesday, February 21st.  To sign up, please contact Mr. Wolf and your guidance counselor.   Spots fill up quickly, so sign up NOW!

The Purdue Club of Elkhart County Foundation Scholarship is now available in the guidance office.  Requirements are that you enter Purdue University as a full time student in the fall of 2018.  The application can be found on line at or you can pick up a paper copy in the guidance office.  The deadline is March 1st.

Are you an upperclassman who enjoys reading and competition?  Do you want an academic extracurricular to make your college applications more competitive?  Talk to Mr. Caskey about joining the English Academic Super Bowl team!  This year’s theme is World War I and we’re reading a short, classic Hemingway novel, “A Farewell to Arms.”  There are minimal after school commitments and low pressure.  It’s nothing but fun!

REMINDER:  Students who bring athletic equipment or winter guard equipment like drill rifles, tennis racquets, golf clubs, or baseball/softball bats, are required to leave them in their cars.  If they do not have a vehicle in which to store them during the school day, they are welcome to bring them into the building, but must drop them off in their coach’s class, the athletic office, or the music/band offices.  Thanks for your cooperation for keeping these implements out of the GHS hallways.

Power tools, sound/light boards, costumes, makeup, hair, or set construction; sound interesting?!  Then working behind the scenes for this year’s musical “Tarzan” is the exact place for you!  If you are interested in putting your creativity to good use then please email Ms. O’Leary ( or add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the choir room door.  Ms. O’Leary will be in touch.

The Goshen Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship needs to be turned in to the hospital by March 1st.  Requirements are a 3.2 GPA and education in college must be for training in any are of health care industry.

Boys soccer open play will be on Monday nights for the month of January and February.  This is open to all students who are interested in playing soccer.  You need to have a physical on file in the athletic office in order to be able to participate.

REMINDER:  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 3:55 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.

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, 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.

Winter coats are here courtesy of the United Way and Goshen Community Schools Winter Coat Give-Away!  If you need a coat for the winter or know someone who does, stop by the Goshen Schools Administration Building at 613 E. Purl St. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  If you are unable to come during those times, call 971-4149 to arrange a time.

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.

ATTENTION ALL SRT CLASSES:  We will have a competition between all of the SRT’s to see who can collect the most bottle caps.  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:

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

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 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.

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:

  • 1/25 National Guard
  • 2/6 Ancilla College
  • 2/14 Hesston College



Girls golf will have a callout meeting on Tuesday, January 30th during the 2nd session of SRT in Whiteman gym.





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