GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017                               


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 TOMORROW at 7:45 a.m. outside the main office to take class ring 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.

GHS is hosting the Elkhart County College Fair on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Whiteman gym.  Students and parents from area schools are welcome to attend and should enter the school through Door M.  The Armed Services and over 65 post-secondary schools will be represented.  There will be two financial aid meetings offered at 7:00 p.m. – one in the auditorium in English and one in the cafeteria in Spanish.  These information sessions are an opportunity for students and parents to learn about the college financial aid process.  This event is a great opportunity for students to talk with college representatives to learn more about their school and gather information on what different schools have to offer.   A wide range of post-secondary schools will be represented with 2-year, 4-year, technical, public and private schools all planning to attend.

The German Club has new officers!  Congratulations to Rafael Ramirez, Holly Klemm, America Contreras and Tammy Medina!

In honor of the Day of German Unity on October 3rd, next week will be German Club spirit week!  Show your spirit for the German culture and language by participating in the spirit days, and win prizes at lunch!

  • Monday: German Club T-Shirt Day
  • Tuesday: Plaid/Flannel Day
  • Wednesday: Braids/Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday: High Socks with Suspenders Day
  • Friday: Black, Red and Gold Day (the colors of the German flag)

The Northridge Student Publications and Student Council will be selling Nelson’s chicken and pit-tatoes at the game on Friday.  Chicken will be available for sale from 4:30-8:00 p.m. or until sold out.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week:  How do you respond as an athlete when things aren’t going well for you?  How do you act when you are demoted or you aren’t playing as much as you wish?  Are you still happy to be a part of the team, or do you put yourself first and continue to think that you deserve more than your coach is giving you?  Do you quit or stick it out?  While I know that it is very difficult to practice hard and give it your all, you can still be important to your team in a supporting role.  In life, you will be challenged with these same decisions when things aren’t going well.  Will you quit, or will you stick it out?  Those who stay involved for the long haul won’t win every battle, but having the right attitude and never quit persona will serve you much better than quitting!

The Ultimate Frisbee Club is hosting a Culver’s Give Back night on Monday, October 2nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Come eat a delicious meal and show your support!  Drive thru orders also count.

Mrs. Gomez Wengerd will be taking students on two college visits – on October 10th to Bethel College (permission slips were due 9/26) and October 27th (permission slips due 10/13) 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!

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 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.

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:

  • 9/29    @ 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:

  • 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.



Stay In Bounds Ambassadors will meet TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym to separate into groups, finalize tee shirt plans, turn in green sheets and field trip sheets, and to start planning your first lesson.  It is important that all attend.  If you are also a member of Student Council, you are expected to attend the SC meeting first and Mrs. Pierce will release you to the Ambassador meeting after roughly 15 minutes.

Art Club will have their first meeting TOMORROW during the 2nd session of SRT.  All creative students needing a place to connect should come to the meeting.  We will be electing officers and deciding what things to do during the year.

Those student-athletes who attended the first Ambassadors meeting or have seen Mr. Kissinger about participating MUST attend a meeting TOMORROW during SRT during the 2nd session of SRT in the main gym.  This meeting will be for planning of groups, schools, t-shirt design and starting on your lesson plans for your first visits in October, which will be the week after fall break.  See you there!

Women’s Empowerment Club will have a call-out meeting on Thursday, October 5th during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3130.  ALL are welcome.  Come and check it out!  Contact (sponsor) Ms. Lisa Caskey ( or Stephanie Covarrubias Palomino (President, for more information if you can’t make it to the call out meeting.



The girls varsity soccer team finished up their NLC schedule by winning a close battle with Concord last night 2-1.  Jill Kissinger and Aniya Hartzler each scored a goal to lead the offense.  Madi Rittenhouse had seven saves in goal for the RedHawks.  The girls are now 10-3-2 on the season and finished the season as one of the top three teams in the NLC conference.  The JV team won an NLC championship by defeating Concord 2-0.  Maddie Swallow scored both goals to lead the offense.  Priscilla Ramirez assisted on one of the goals.  Keeper Jasmine Hernandez had three saves in goal for the RedHawks.  The girls finished undefeated in the conference and are now 9-2-1 on the season.



The boys varsity tennis team will host the 1st round of sectionals at 4:30 p.m.  Match 1 will be Jimtown vs. Northwood and Match 2 will be Fairfield vs. Bethany Christian.  Good luck!