During the month of February, GHS is excited to celebrate Black History Month through our “American Legacies: An African-American Perspective” program. Each week of February GHS will highlight one famous national or state African-American via our student News 2 broadcast. A picture of the person highlighted and their accomplishments will be shown as the information is presented. Additionally, GHS will post a question of the day, via Twitter, and the answers will be presented on Friday mornings. The first five students to answer the question correctly will receive a prize. During the final week of February, GHS will highlight two African-Americans who have been influential to Goochland County’s success.
Archives for February 2017
This week we celebrate our school counselors during National School Counseling Week! Secondary school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. This week at GHS, we want to thank Laurie Deadrick (Grasp and Soar Advisor), Beth Fowler, Doug Getter, Rachel Gladstone, Ashton Guza (School Counseling Substitute) and Taylor Reahard (ACA Career Coach) for their hard work and dedication to provide our students with outstanding support. Please join us by taking a moment this week to let them know how much you appreciate them!
Goochland High School will hold school-wide Mental Health Awareness Assemblies for 9th/10th graders and 11th/12th grade students on Tuesday, February 7th , 2017. The assemblies will feature a speaker from “Minding Your Mind,” a national prevention-based program that educates teens by initiating conversations regarding mental health. Speakers are young adults who have struggled with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and give educational talks to reduce the stigma of seeking help. This program is supported by the locally based Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, which works with area public and private high schools to implement “Minding Your Mind.”
Additionally, in the weeks following the assembly, professional staff from the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and GHS will facilitate an optional eight-session interactive Peer Support Curriculum. Students can attend one or more of these sessions as interested (sign-up for sessions will occur after the assembly). This curriculum covers topics regarding stress, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, negative and positive coping skills, active listening, mindfulness, and establishing boundaries.