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.

Attention Students:  Herff Jones will be here Thursday, September 28th at 7:45 a.m. outside the main office to take Class Rings orders for any grade, and for senior orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and other senior items.  Extra packets are available in the main office.

Merit on the Move starts TODAY.  See your counselor to sign up.  Spots are limited!

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on two college visits – on October 10th to Bethel College and October 27th to Goshen College!  This is a first come, first serve opportunity with priority given to upperclassmen.  See Mrs. Gomez Wengerd in guidance for permission slips!  Bethel College permission slips are due September 26th and Goshen College permission slips are due October 13th.

Pay to see your favorite teacher get a pie in the face!  Put money in the vase with your teacher’s face on it at the homecoming table during lunch.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  Today, more than ever, it’s so important for the student-athlete to understand what is expected of them, both in the classroom and field of play, and want to accomplish those expectations.  There are so many outside influences by personal trainers, tutors and parents.  How well do you analyze your teachers and coaches?  Do you know their expectations?  Are you flexible and try to fit in, or are you defiant and want to do things your way?  The student-athlete who truly understands what is expected of them has the greatest chance of achievement.  Instead of worrying about what’s best for you, think in a different way. Think about what you must do in order to impress your teachers and coaches, thus giving you a greater opportunity for success!

This week is Homecoming and below is a list of Spirit Week themes.  Please participate by dressing according to the theme.

  • Wednesday          Mismatch Day
  • Thursday              Sport/Athlete Day
  • Friday                   Superhero Day

There will be a pep rally during school on Friday full of fun activities, games and new cheers.  Please come ready to show your school spirit!

The Homecoming Court will be presented during half-time of the football game on Friday.  To vote for the court, check your e-mail and fill out the form.  Voting will be closed TODAY and you can only vote once.

Our Homecoming dance will be on Friday after the football game.  It will start at 9:30 p.m. and go until 11:30 p.m.  The theme is Super-Hero and is casual.  The tickets will be sold at lunch next week for $5 and will be $6 at the door the night of the dance.  If you are bringing a guest from another school, you need to see Mrs. Wolfe in the main office to get the outside guest form.  This needs to be turned in by TODAY.

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.

Homework help is available every 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.  Next week we will start offering this on Tuesdays as well.

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.

Football Theme Nights:

  • 9/22    home vs. Warsaw              Super-hero or Wear Red
  • 9/29    @ Northridge                    White-Out
  • 10/6    @ Plymouth                      Pink Out – Cancer Awareness
  • 10/13  home vs. Wawasee           Jersey or Wear Black – Sr. Night

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:

  • 9/21 Anderson University
  • 10/3 Indiana Tech
  • 10/4 Wabash College
  • 10/5 Manchester College
  • 10/6 IUPUI
  • 10/23 Hesston College
  • 10/25 Grace College

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.



The Teen Health Club meeting TOMORROW in The Guidance Office conference room during the 2nd session of SRT.  If you are interested in a health career or healthy life choices, please plan to attend and invite others to join us.

French Club will hold the first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 26th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2430.  The club is still looking for a freshman representative, junior representative and a secretary.  If you are interested in any of those positions please contact Miss Mack before Friday, September 8th.



The boys varsity soccer team defeated Wawasee 10-2.

The girls JV and varsity volleyball teams both lost to Northwood.

The boys cross country team beat Northwood 20-41 and lost to Elkhart Memorial 27-30.  Felix Perez Diener was the individual winner followed by Jason Barahona 2nd, Jonathon Snyder 7th, Bryan Olvera 12th, Sam Miller 13th, Griffin Hetler 15th and Shawn Gulec 18th.  The girls cross country team lost to Northwood 42-19 and lost to Elkhart Memorial 34-23.  Yadira Sanchez placed 4th followed by Paola Rangel 10th, Sophia Koshmider 13th, Kayleigh McKee 17th, Julie Walton Clark 24th, Yessinia Castillo 25th and Elena Meyer-Reimer 27th.  Both teams will compete at the New Haven invite on Saturday.



The boys varsity tennis team will compete in the NLC Tourney at Concord at 4:30 p.m.  Good luck gentlemen!