Project Discovery is excited to offer a College Preparation Workshop for students in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Second Union Baptist Church. The event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. and concludes at 2:00. Some of the topics include: the advantages of attending community college, financial assistance programs, college admission basics and college life. See Dr. Raley’s post on the GCPS website for details.
The GHS FFA would like everyone to join them as they celebrate National FFA Week. Each day will be celebrated with a dress up theme and the themes are:
Tuesday, February 21st: Thicket Tuesday( camouflage )
Wednesday, February 22nd: Western Wednesday( cowboys and cowgirls )
Thursday, February 23rd: Blue and Gold( Official dress out for FFA members)
Friday, February 24th: Flannel Friday( wear your flannels!)
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.
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.
Every senior at GHS must complete a senior project to walk across the stage at graduation. Projects come in all various shapes and sizes, but A.J. Austin and Jack Twombly’s project has taken the form of a Cancer Awareness week, capped off by Goochland’s second annual “Ballin for a Cure” benefit basketball game on Friday, February 3rd at 7:00pm at Goochland High School. Proceeds from ticket, raffle and T-shirt sales will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
In addition to the game, throughout the week staff and students are encouraged to wear colors that represent awareness to find cures for the different forms of cancer. Here are the color themes for the week:
Monday: Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Tuesday: Wear White for Lung Cancer Awareness
Wednesday: Wear Light Blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness
Thursday: Wear Royal Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness
Friday: Wear Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness