Our school division will be taking part in the biennial PRIDE Survey on January 17. The results of this survey will help Goochland County Public Schools design, adjust, and implement programs that promote student health and school safety, such as a reducKon in adolescent tobacco use and bullying behavior. Please see the attached letter from GCPS for further details.
We’ve recently learned that our MCJROTC program at GHS had its federal funding cut and is in danger of being forced to operate at reduced efficiency and without federal financial resources. Please review the document attached for more details. It was shared with the School Board at their regular meeting on December 12, 2017. It is a public document that is a part of their agenda packet. Please use this information to contact our lawmakers in Washington D.C. We will hold a Town Hall Meeting in order to answer any questions you may have regarding our program. The make-up date from the previously schedule meeting on January 9th is TBD.
As we head into a well-deserved break, we would like to thank all of our students, parents, staff and community members for a great first semester. We are truly amazed by the wealth of talent and opportunities we have in our small community. We would like to wish each member of our Bulldog Family a happy and safe holiday season!
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!