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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. 

All Spring athletic tryouts will begin on Tuesday, February 21st.

Join the Goochland Robotics "Junkyard Dogs" team as they head to their first competition at Blacksburg High School (3410 Bruin Ln) in Blacksburg, VA on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th. The Junkyard Dogs have been working long hours to design, build, program and test their robot over the past several weeks, and this thing is looking fierce! If you can't make it, the event is being live-streamed here.

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 and 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.  Dr. Omega Wilson will be our guest speaker for this event.

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 Monday, February 20th (President’s Day). Enjoy your extended weekend!

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 ( 

My Princess Project

Attention 11th and 12th Graders: The My Princess Project is a nonprofit to help provide students with a prom dress that might otherwise not be able to afford one. My Princess Project is holding our second Boutique Event on March 25th and 26th, where we give MPP participants an opportunity to shop at our Boutique Event for a free prom dress and accessories.

If you are a Junior or a Senior and are interested in our program, please visit our website at and click get a dress to see if you might qualify for our program. The links are attached at the bottom and need to be submitted by Thursday, March 9th to be considered. If you aren't sure and have questions, you can call Mary Thumma at (804) 723-1402. You can also reach out to Ms. Lorello ( with questions. This program is on a first come/first serve basis with limited spaces.

National FFA Week

Please join the Goochland High School FFA Chapter and all the FFA Chapters across the nation to celebrate National FFA Week from February 20th - February 24th. Here are the themes for the week:

  • Monday: No School

  • Tuesday: Tired Tuesday (wear your PJs)

  • Wednesday: Western Wednesday 

  • Thursday: Blue & Gold (the official National FFA colors)

  • Friday: Flannel Friday

Partnership for the Future

Applications are now open! Partnership for the Future is a non-profit organization committed to equipping high-achieving students for success in college and beyond. They primarily serve low-income and/or first-generation students in the Richmond area that are motivated to attend college. See the flyer for more information and the application.

Scheduling 2023-24 School Year  

School Counselors have been meeting with students for their one-on-one Academic and Career Planning meetings.  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 Class Meeting

Ms. Reahard and the GHS administration will hold a senior class meeting on Wednesday, March 1st at 10:30 am.  The team will discuss graduation specifics, along with ways to finish their senior year strong!

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!

Spring Gifted Window

The spring gifted referral window is open! Teachers, students, parents, and community members can now complete a referral for gifted evaluation until Tuesday, February 28th.

As a reminder, Goochland identifies students as gifted in the following areas:

-English/Language Arts


-General Intellectual Aptitude

-Fine Arts (including vocal music, instrumental music, dance, acting, technical theatre, and studio arts)

-Career and Technical Aptitude

If there is a student you'd like to refer for evaluation, please contact Kecia Howell (