GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
STUDENTS: You are not allowed to have lunch or drinks delivered to you without the prior approval of an administrator. You either need to bring your lunch or eat in the cafeteria. Thank you!
In order to get a work permit, you need a completed Intent to Employ form filled out by your employer and a parent/guardian. This form can be obtained from Mrs. Stealy in the Main Office or from your employer. Once the completed form is turned back in to Mrs. Stealy, it can take up to 24 hours to issue your actual work permit. This time allows us to check your grades and attendance. If you are failing classes or not coming to school, you could be denied a work permit or a work permit that was previously issued could be revoked. Please note that this is a change from how we have previously done them in the past, so don’t wait until the last minute to turn it in and expect that you will get it back the same day. Thank you!
The Ultimate Frisbee Club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on the administration field. If you’re interested in learning how to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, you can pick up your required paperwork from Mr. Snyder in the choir office, Lucas Kauffman, or in the main office. The paperwork should be turned in the first time you attend.
Rule the Road This is a free teen driving event complete with a road course with instructors and a pizza lunch on October 10th (note the date change) from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Dept. This is open to students with a learner’s permit, or in their first year of having their license. You can pick up a form packet in the main office which must be turned in to Mrs. Stealy with a copy of your learner’s permit or driver’s license by Monday.
Jostens representatives will be here again during SRT on October 1st to take senior orders for cap/gown/tassel units and graduation products in the commons. If your total is under $75, you need to pay in full. If it’s over $75, a $75 deposit is required. You can check out all Jostens products at jostens.com.
Tomorrow night Student Council will host a bonfire out at the football field from 8:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. There are rumors that there might be s’mores so come out and join the fun!
On Saturday, Student Council will host a glowcoming dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym. There will be lots of music, strobe lights, glow sticks, black lights and neon colors. The cost is $5 at the door or $4 during lunch. Students with activity stickers will pay $3. We will also be selling glow sticks for you to use at the dance. Feel free to wear white or neon colors to the dance – it’ll look great!
GHS will be hosting a college fair on Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the commons and cafeteria. Over 70 colleges and members of the Armed Forces will be represented. There will also be a presentation for students and parents at 7:00 p.m. to explain the college financial aid process. This event is a great way to talk with college representatives and hear what different colleges have to offer.
Jim Whittaker from Goshen College is running sports performance every Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the GHS track for all GHS student athletes not currently in a fall sport. This is a great way to improve your athleticism! You need a current physical exam and concussion paperwork on file in the athletic office to join. See you at the track!
It’s time to order your 2015-2016 school yearbook. The cost of the book is $45 until December, meaning the best time to buy is now! You can find order forms at the RedZone, in the main office, library and the guidance office. Order before October 30th and you can be entered in a drawing to win a free yearbook. 2nd place will receive $5 in RedZone bucks. We will announce the winners on Friday, October 30th.
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week: One of the many challenges facing the high school athlete is how to respond to the media (school newspaper, local paper, radio or television) after a hard earned victory or a tough defeat. Athletes are most vulnerable after a tough loss. Choose your words carefully and think about what you want to say before you say it. Don’t make excuses and give credit where credit is due. After a victory, it’s important to remain humble. There are usually multiple reasons your team wins, so give credit to all of those involved. Short answers are better than long ones. The more you have the experience of talking with the media, the more comfortable you will become. Win or lose, enjoy the opportunity of your interview. It becomes easier with time!
It’s homecoming week! Today is Decades Day, tomorrow is Class Shirt/Class Color Day and Friday is Redskin Day!
Hello Juniors and Seniors! We hear some of you are in the driver’s seat now. Would you buy a car you’ve never driven? You shouldn’t attend a college you’ve never visited. Check college websites for details on how to make a visit. Fall break is a great time to check out colleges!
Effective October 1st, line 4 in the cafeteria will also be cashless. The ONLY place you will be able to use cash will be the snack room. You can deposit money during breakfast in the cafeteria or anytime online at myschoolbucks.com.
All 2014-2015 lunch applications have expired. If you have not filled out a new free/reduced lunch application, please do so ASAP. Without assistance, breakfast is $1.10 and lunch is $2.05 per day.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
Calling all French students: The first meeting for French Club is almost here! We will meet Tuesday during the 2nd session of SRT in room 2340. We look forward to seeing you there!
All junior student-athletes are encouraged to take part in the Be the Best leadership program that will take place during 2nd period and SRT in the auditorium on Tuesday.
The girls varsity volleyball team lost to Northwood 1-3.
The girls JV volleyball team lost to Northwood 0-2.
The girls volleyball C team lost to Northwood 0-2.
The boys cross country team split wins as thye lost to Warsaw and beat Elkhart Memorial. Juan Perez paced Goshen taking 2nd place followed by Jason Barahona 5th, Felix Perez Diener 12th, Angel Arrelo 13th, Zach Oyer 14th, Sergei Culp 18th and ErikVillegas 20th.
The boys varsity soccer team defeated Wawasee 7-2. Goshen used a superior possession game to control much of the match. Goal scorers for Goshen were Lucas Bontreger (2), Alvaro Romo (2), Juan Castaneda (2) and Aaron Urzua. Assists for Goshen were Alex Martinez (2), Lucas Bontreger, Alexis Martinez and Juan Castaneda. Goshen led in shots on goal 9 to 3 and 5 to 1 on corners.
The girls cross country team lost to Warsaw and beat Elkhart Memorial. Ariana Perez Diener paced Goshen placing 2nd followed by Nora Rangel 4th, Annelise Wiebe 9th, Kirsten Graves 16th, Paola Rangel 17th, Montse Reyes 21st and Brandi Smith 26th.
In a match shortened due to darkness, the boys JV soccer team defeated Wawasee 5-0. Goal scorers for Goshen were Manny Castillo, Adolfo Villegas, Efren Ortega, Ciro Agular and Diego Lorea. Assists were Junior Argueta, Diego Lorea, Ciro Agular (2) and Adolfo Villegas.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
The boys varsity tennis team will compete in the NLC Tourney at Warsaw at 4:30 p.m. Good luck gentlemen!