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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!

All Night Graduation 

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) is having its last big fundraiser of the year, Casino Night with a Silent Auction at Bandits Ridge on Friday, March 24th.  The Senior and Junior class are invited to attend with the Adults. Doors Open at 6:00 pm with Double D's BBQ Shack ready to serve you. Games begin at 7:00 pm.  To purchase your tickets and see our auction items, please visit this link.   

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

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 pm at Bella Sicilia's

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.  

Come see the GHS Junkyard Dogs Robotics Team as they participate in their second competition of the season in Glen Allen (Deep Run High School) on March 25th and 26th. Their robot, named "Continuity", took a solid 13th place out of 34 in Blacksburg during Week 1 and has been revamped and improved a little every day since! Watch the Deep Run competition live ( or attend in person. Let's go Junkyard Dogs!

Athletics Survey

Since we have closed out the winter athletic season, our athletics department would like to hear feedback from our parents and student-athletes. Parents, please use the link to the 2022/23 Parent End of Season Survey, and students should use the link to the 2022/23 Student End of Season Survey to provide us with commendations and suggestions for improvement. We look forward to reviewing the results.

Athletic Training Website

Every year many athletic trainers and athletes support Athletic Training month in March. Some of Mrs. Black's Sports Medicine students have created a website to inform all about athletic trainers, including what they do, where they work, how to become one, and more. Check out their site here to learn more! 

Ending the Silence Program for 9th Grade Students

The School Counselors along with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Virginia will be introducing a program in our 9th grade Health & PE classes called “Ending the Silence”.  

There will be a 50-minute presentation designed to educate our students on mental health, mental illness, signs of suicide and resources available to them.  Each presentation is led by two trained presenters, one being a young adult who tells the story of their mental health recovery journey.  Our counselors will then break each class into small groups to process the presentation and reemphasize how to get help for themselves or a friend in need.  We will have extra counselors and our Mental Health Counselor will also be available for individual conversations with students during this week.  These presentations will be from April 11th-April 14th, 2023 in your child’s Health & PE class.  

If you would like to opt your child out of the presentation, please contact your child’s school counselor by Monday, April 10th, 2023. Also, if you would like more information about the program or view program resources, please contact Renee Ferrell, the Director of School Counseling.  

GCPS Closed

All schools will be closed on Monday, March 20th.  Enjoy your three-day weekend! 

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. 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.

Report Cards - Marking Period 3

Marking Period 3 report cards will be distributed to all students during their block 1 on Wednesday, March 29th.  If students are absent on Wednesday, they should check in with their Day 1/Block 1 teacher or school counselor to receive their report card.

Senior Projects

Seniors, you have less than three months to graduation. If you have not started your Senior Project, now is the time to get it done. Do not put this off until the last minute. Remember that you must complete a Senior Project to participate in graduation. If you need help, please contact Ms. Bolt ( or your government teacher as soon as possible. 

Sense of Belonging Survey

Linked here, please find a preview copy of the 6-12th grade GCPS Sense of Belonging and Inclusion Survey that will be administered at GHS during Block 2 on Tuesday, April 18th. The purpose of the survey is to provide input on how GCPS is doing towards meeting our annual School Board Equity Goals established per policy JFHB/GBAA so that we can create an even better experience for all of our students. Any parent wishing to opt their child out of taking this survey may do so by emailing our Survey Coordinator, Catherine Richards, at

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 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.

Underclass College Information Night

Did you miss our Underclass College Information Night last week? If so, you can watch the recorded presentation. If you have any questions about the college process, remember that School Counselors are here to help!

World Down Syndrome Day

Tuesday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear their brightest and boldest socks on Tuesday to raise awareness, promote acceptance, and promote inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.