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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 (Update)

This is just in! Reynolds Community College graduation date has changed. The date of ACA Commencement has been changed to Monday, May 15, 2023, at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at 1200 W. Broad St. The start time for the ceremony will be 7:00 p.m.

More information may be found on the Reynolds Commencement website at We look forward to honoring graduates and their families on May 15, 2023!

All Night Graduation 

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) is having a shopping day at Kendra Scott at Short Pump Town Center in stores this Wednesday, March 1st and online until Thursday, March 2nd.  Please use code GIVEBACK-DOGQM online or mention in stores for ANG to receive 20% back.

They are looking for a Senior that would like to compose or recite a poem to be held at the Baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 21st.  Anyone interested is asked to please submit your information to before Tuesday, March 21st.

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. 

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.

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 ( 

Fine Arts Festival

March is Youth Art Month! Please come out and celebrate the Fine Arts in Goochland County Public Schools at our annual Fine Arts Festival, Friday, March 24th, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Enjoy visual art displays, music, drama, chorus, and theater performances from all five schools. The event will also include interactive art activities hosted by the National Art Honor Society and the Empty Bowls soup fundraiser hosted by the Ceramics program. The GCPS Fine Arts Festival is a fun event for the whole family, so we hope to see you there!

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.

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.

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 ( 

Spring MAP Assessments

Spring MAPS testing will begin the week of March 21st in Math and English classes. MAPs testing is a chance for students and teachers to see student growth over the school year. We strongly encourage our students to get plenty of rest before taking these critical assessments. Please reach out to your child’s Math or English teacher if you have any questions.

Traffic - New GES

There may be additional traffic on Bulldog Way throughout the day due to clearing property for the New Goochland Elementary School.  At times, road crews could be directing traffic as large equipment enters and exits the roadway.  Please keep this in mind as you travel to and from GHS.