GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018                              

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  When I watch or attend a big sporting event, I often wonder to myself what separates the winners from the losers.  Is it preparation?  Is it coaching?  Is it ability?  Whether it is a team sport, or competitors going at it in tennis or golf, when two teams or two individuals are of equal abilities on a given day, I believe the difference maker comes down to COMPOSURE.  When the going gets tough and the game or match is on the line, I will take the team or individual that shows the most composure every time.  While you won’t win every game or match, the percentages are with you more if you keep your composure and stay focused on the end result.  Next time you are in a tight contest or you are watching one on television, pay close attention to the teams and individuals who look composed and confident with their mind and body language.  More than likely, you are looking at the WINNER!

French Club will be selling Valentine’s Day teddy bears for $4 in the cafeteria the rest of this week!  Show someone (boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, family member or teacher) that you appreciate them with a cozy bear.  Each bear will have a tag where you can write a message, and French Club will deliver all the bears during SRT on February 13th.

HELP WANTED:  Millersburg Animal Clinic is looking for a part time weekend and weekday evening worker.  You must be at least 16 years old and have a reliable transportation.  The job would entail cleaning, answering phones, scheduling appointments, walking and feeding dogs.  You would work 2-3 nights a week and every other Saturday and Sunday – Sunday only if there are boarding animals.  We are looking for someone who likes to work with animals, and that doesn’t already have a busy work schedule including extra-curricular activities.  We are located at 400 E. Elm St. in Millersburg.  If you are interested, please stop in and pick up an application.

The boys basketball team is on a roll with two big wins this past weekend!  The boys host Plymouth TOMORROW night with the JV starting at 6:15 p.m.  Come and support the boys as they go for their 5th win in the last six games against the Rockies!

Student Faculty Senate will meet TOMORROW at 7:45 a.m. in the media center.  All club sponsors should plan to attend and club members are encouraged to attend to update us on recent club activities.

Good luck to the Lady RedHawks as they start sectional play this week!  The girls basketball team plays at Concord TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. against Elkhart Memorial.  They are entering the tourney at 12-10 and can use all your support!  The girls swim team has sectional prelims at Northridge TOMORROW at 5:30 p.m. and can use your support as well.  Go RedHawks!

Now available in Guidance:

  • Tri Kappa – Georgianna Kinnison Memorial Scholarship – You cannot be related to any current member of Tri Kappa, you must be in the top 50% in your class, provide evidence of financial need and be prepared to meet for an interview with the scholarship committee to apply.
  • Tri Kappa Scholarship – You must be enrolled full time at an accredited college for the fall of 2018, be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Indiana to apply.
  • The Carol Rinehart Memorial Medical Scholarship – To qualify for this you must be in the top 50% of your class, show verification of acceptance in the nursing or medical field, be in need of financial assistance and attend a personal interview by committee.
  • The Thomas E. Goodwin Memorial scholarship – You must have a 3.0 GPA, financial need and be a student going into the law enforcement/criminal justice field of study to apply.

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

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.

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!

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 cswihart@staff.goshenschools.org.  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 www.yearbookordercenter.com 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:

  • 2/6 Ancilla College
  • 2/14 Hesston College

 

MEETINGS DURING SRT:

Student Athletic Advisory Council will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  Cookies, a leadership activity, staff appreciation night and unified sport are on the agenda.  All junior and senior student-athletes are encouraged to attend.

Attention juniors and seniors – Prom is just a few short months away and we would love to have your help and ideas in planning for this great event!  Please go to room 8080 TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT for an initial meeting.

Key Club will meet in the cafeteria TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT.  We will be doing a service project for Valentine’s Day, so please plan to attend!

 

SPORTS SCORES:

 

IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:

Girls varsity basketball will compete in sectionals vs. Memorial at 7:30 p.m. @ Concord. Good luck ladies!