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Check out this week's updates, information, and upcoming events at Goochland High School! The Bulldog Bulletin is your weekly look into the great things happening at GHS. Go Bulldogs!

ACA Graduation Date

The date has been set for the Reynolds Community College graduation ceremony! ACA students and families, please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18, 2023. The exact time for the graduation event has not been released yet, but the location will be the VCU Siegel Center. Please pay careful attention to future announcements for updates on time and ordering graduation regalia. If you have specific questions, please reach out to Dr. Beth Fowler ( 

All Night Graduation 

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) will have its next Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, February 25th.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm and games will begin at 6:00 pm. They will have Wise Choice chicken, Bella Sicilia pizza, and The Krazy Brownie Lady ready to feed you. They are asking for your help through donations or by signing up to help for the event. 

Their last fundraiser will be on Friday, March 24th at Bandits Ridge. Join them for an adult-only Casino Night with a Live Auction from 7:00 - 11:00 pm.  Look for more information in the coming weeks. 

To help stay connected for future events through ANG, please use their Google page or follow their Facebook page.

Athletics and Activities

GHS spring sports season is right around the corner.  Please visit for up-to-date schedule information. Many of these events can be streamed live at Feel free to contact Joe Fowler ( if you have any questions or need more information. 

Black History Month

In addition to the instructional activities taking place in students’ core academic classes, students in our African American History class are creating daily trivia questions on our morning announcements. The goal of this is to highlight contributors to African American history and American history that stems from both African American and Afro-Latin heritage. Students will have the opportunity to win prizes for participating by answering correctly. We will cap off the month with a student-planned Black History Month Assembly on Wednesday, February 22nd with student performances from our band, chorus, and theater arts students featuring African Americans whose influence is far-reaching in the arts. 

We are extremely excited to celebrate the accomplishments of these great American heroes!

Career Speaker

Ms. Dominique H. Lipscomb, Foodservice Director at Aramark-Workplace Hospitality Group, will be providing an informational session about her career on Monday, February 27th during Bulldog Block in the auditorium. If your student is interested, please fill out this form.

Students who sign up will receive passes from their Bulldog block teachers on the day of the event. Please check in with your Bulldog block teacher first and bring your pass to the auditorium. If you have any specific questions, please contact Ms. Christin East ( 

GCPS Closed

GCPS will be closed on Friday, February 17th (Teacher PD Day) and Monday, February 20th (President’s Day). Enjoy your extended weekend!


We are excited to announce that we will hold our Class of 2023 graduation services on Saturday, June 3rd, at Goochland High School at 7:30 pm (rain date: Sunday, June 4th, at 7:30 pm). Additional details will be forthcoming, but rest assured, our graduation committee will work extremely hard to make this another very special graduation service, one deserving of an exceptional class. Feel free to contact Ms. Reahard ( with any questions.

HBCU Visits to GHS

During February, Virginia Union University and Virginia State University will visit GHS to offer information sessions for interested Juniors and Seniors as well as on-site admission for Seniors. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please email Ms. McMullin ( 

Kindness Week

This coming week is Virginia Kindness Week and we will celebrate one of our Bulldog core values- Kindness!  Kindness should be practiced every day, let's use this opportunity to make it our focus this week!  Remember, the central theme of the whole week is to be kind whenever possible!  Be sure to post your kindness to Instagram and tag @ghs_bulldogs. Our Kindness Days for next week are as follows:

  • Monday:  Say “hello” to someone new today

  • Tuesday: Practice self-care as an act of kindness

  • Wednesday:  Write a kind note to a teacher today

  • Thursday:  Give someone a genuine compliment

  • Friday: Random Acts of Kindness 

Mr. GHS Pageant

GHS senior, Easton Bowman, will be hosting the Mr. GHS Senior Boys Pageant on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium as his senior project. Please join us for a night of laughs, with proceeds going towards the GHS Veterans Project. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Tate ( 

NHS Applications

Prospective members are students in grades 10-12 who have a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and above. Prospective members can complete and submit applications for NHS through the canvas course they were added to. The deadline to submit NHS applications is Monday, February 13th, at 5:00 pm. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Borgie (

Rose 'n' Prose Fundraiser

Our Rose 'n' Prose fundraiser is still going strong with red roses, yellow roses, double dark chocolate cake pops, fudge, and original poetry galore! If you would like to make an order, we are accepting them until Monday (tomorrow!) at 3:35 pm. Here is the updated Google Form to indicate what we have to delight someone with a sweet delivery during Bulldog Block at school on Valentine's Day!

Scheduling 2023-24 School Year  

School Counselors started meeting with students this past week for their one-on-one Academic and Career Planning meeting.  If your child has not yet scheduled their School Counselor, please encourage them to do so.  Parents are welcome to attend those meetings virtually or in person with their child as we update their academic and career plans and make sure students are on track for their graduation requirements.  

Links to schedule ACP meetings with School Counselors: 

Schedule with Ms. McMullin A-G Schedule with Mrs. Fisher H-Q Schedule with Mrs. Ferrell R-Z

Other Important Links:

Course Registration Presentation 2023-2024

Rising 10th-12th Grade Course Options

Parent Override

Senior Early Release Form

GCPS Program of Studies

Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

School Board Appreciation Month

This month we celebrate our School Board members during National School Board Appreciation Month! We are extremely fortunate to have an amazing group of school board members who do everything they can to support our students, staff, and community.  This month, we want to thank Ms. Allen, Ms. Barefoot-Reid, Ms. Horn, Mr. Newman, and Mr. Wright for their hard work and dedication to our school community. Please join me by taking a moment to let them know how much you appreciate them!

Senior Yearbook Ads

Yearbook ads must be ordered by Wednesday, February 15th. Please contact Ms. Schnakenberg ( with questions. 

Sophomore ACA Kick-Off

Sophomore ACA students and parents, please mark your calendars now for Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM! You are cordially invited to join the Reynolds Career Coach, the ACA Site Director, current professors, and students that evening for our virtual ACA Summer Preparation Kick-off (available via Google Meet at We'll cover topics such as the required summer course outline, payment timelines, communication channels, access to resources, and strategies for planning, surviving, and thriving beyond the summer. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Beth Fowler ( We can't wait to see you all there!