The Goochland community now has its very own Community Care App, which provides quick and easy access to a variety of information regarding mental health services, parent support, crisis services, and other resources available nearby. You can download this app for free on both Apple and Android devices. Please see the attached flyer for further information and share with others you think may benefit from this resource.
Archives for September 2016
September 11, 2016
Good Evening Bulldog Family,
I hope that everyone had a restful weekend and took some time to remember those who tragically lost their lives on September 11, 2001. From that day forward, America was changed forever. It was during our darkest hour that we realized the resiliency of the American people and a new found faith in the democratic principles upon which our country was established. Last week members of the Freedom Flag Foundation Board stopped by GHS to share their stories about that day and encouraged us all never to forget. We will hoist the Freedom Flag on September 12, 2016 in remembrance of our 9/11 heroes who served their country that day.
This week Life Touch will take pictures for the 2016-17 school year. Senior make-up pictures are scheduled for Monday, September 12th and underclass pictures are scheduled for Thursday, September 15th and Friday September 16th. 9th and 10th grade students will take them during their Health & P.E. class and 11th grade students will take them during their English class.
Parents, mark your calendars now. GHS will host our annual Back to School Night on September 19th, from 5:30-7pm. We invite you to come meet your son’s or daughter’s teachers and learn about the wonderful things we are doing in our classrooms each day.
Our GHS athletic boosters are seeking volunteers to work concessions during our home football games. The funds raised at the concession stands help support all athletic programs. So, please help support our coaches and athletes by signing up to volunteer by emailing Susan Doczi at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also have signup sheets during our JV and Varsity games. We thank you in advance for your support.
On Tuesday, September 27th, our athletic boosters will host their 2016 GHS Spirit Night Chili Cook Off and Powder Puff Game. Entry is only $15.00! They will have cash prizes for the top 3 winners and a cash prize for the best decorated booth. Entry forms can be found on the GHS website.
Over the past few weeks, we have been in conversation with Candace Smith from NBC 12 News. We are excited to announce that she is planning to broadcast live from GHS on Friday, September 30 during their 6am broadcast! Homecoming week at GHS is one of the most exciting weeks of the year, and we want to show everyone in the central Virginia area how great we are at Goochland High School. We are planning to make arrangements for our band, cheerleaders, students and faculty members to be present for live shots and interviews. Listen for more announcements in the coming weeks!
We also have a few house keeping items to announce. As noted in our student handbook, all students who wish to have an early dismissal without a parent present must turn in a signed parent permission note by 10am on the day of dismissal. A little planning ahead will help our staff ensure our students are safe. Thank you for helping us with this request.
Also in school safety news, we will begin monitoring the parking lot for parking passes and ticketing those who haven’t purchased passes. This will help us ensure that we know who is on campus at all times. Please make sure that your parking pass is visible during the day.
Here is what’s happening this week in student activities:
Monday, September 12:
-The JV & varsity volleyball teams host Maggie Walker at 5:30 & 6:45.
Wednesday, September 14:
–The cross country teams travel to Clarksville to take on Bluestone, Buckingham & Cumberland at Occoneechee State Park at 4:30.
–The JV & varsity volleyball teams host Buckingham at 5:30 & 6:45.
Thursday, September 15:
–The golf team will be playing in the James River District Golf tournament. Site to be determined by the results of the regular season.
-The JV & varsity volleyball teams travel to Nottoway for their games at 5:30 & 6:45.
-The JV football team travels to Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton to play RE Lee at 6:30.
Friday, September 16:
-The varsity football team hosts RE Lee at 7:00. The theme for the GHS Dogpound that night is NEON NIGHT!
Have a great week everyone, and GO BULLDOGS!
Here is Mr. Collier’s Weekly School Messenger Message for the Week of 9/5/16….Principal’s Weekly Update 9-5-16
Have a great week Bulldogs!
The Goochland FFA will host another Fall Mum Sale this Friday starting at 4:00 until 6:00pm. We will not start selling until 4:00pm. We only have 225 mums. First come, first serve! The GHS FFA will be sending 8 students to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated to help off set the cost. Our goal is to raise $2000.00. Please come and support the GHS FFA.
Mums are $5.00 each
6 Mums for $25.00
Thank you so much for your help.
Congratulations to our newly elected 2016-17 Class Officers! They are:
President – Travis Short
VP – Annie Lorenzo
Treas. – Kayla Maben
Sec. – Hunter Wilson
President – Maddie Goff
VP – Emma Holcombe
Sec. – Natasha Tyrell
President – Jaylene Lopez
VP – Kendall Odell
Treas. – Will Grigg
Sec. – Lauren LaFlamme
President – Taylor Teague
VP – Austin Payne
Treas. – Victoria Lopez
Sec. – Evie Wensell