Attached is a copy of the GHS Winter Midterm Exam/PBA schedule for the week of December 11th. Since we no longer have a traditional exam schedule, some teachers have opted not to administer an exam or chose to offer an alternative assessment during the exam week. Others chose to continue to administer exams as they provide teachers with data for SOL remediation. The schedule also includes two exam review days, as well as review time prior to exam testing. We hope to provide our students with the best opportunity for success!
In partnership with Jostens, Goochland High School is excited to host the regional Jostens Renaissance Fair on Tuesday, December 12th. Schools from around the central region will join us to hear Mike Smith from The Harbor speak in the morning. Student drivers should park in the back of the stadium parking lot, as we will rope off the front section of the student parking lot to accommodate busses from visiting schools. Since we are hosting the event, Mr. Smith will hang around to speak to our students in the afternoon during a special assembly. We will operate on a Day 2 pep rally schedule to hear Mike speak to our students in the afternoon on leadership, changing school culture and climate, and pursuing their passions. We are excited that Goochland High School was selected to host this special event, as we continue to build a positive school climate at GHS!
Come out to support the Goochland High School Performing Arts department this Monday, December 11th at 7:00PM. The GHS Jazz Band, Acapella Club, Jazz Choir, Concert Choir, Dance Department, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensemble will be collaborating to bring a Holiday Celebration to Goochland High School. Admission is free, so join our students as they bring in the holiday season!
Goochland High School is proud to unveil the new Learning Commons, formerly known as the Library Media Center, on Wednesday, December 6th at 6PM. Thanks to the generous donations from private donors, our students are now able to access a collaborative work environment equipped with some of the latest technologies and flexible seating. If you would like to join us for the celebration, please email me by the end of the day on Monday, December 4th.
Over the next few weeks you might see some of us a little scruffier than normal, as we raise awareness for cancer by participating in “No-Shave November.” The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free (sort of :-)). As a team, we will donate the money we typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, to save lives, and to aid those fighting the battle. For more information, visit https://no-shave.org/team/Team_Goochland.