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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) would like you to mark your calendars for the final Senior Events:

Saturday, May 20th - Senior Cap and Gown Walk in the Goochland Day Parade (Meet at GHS at 8:00 am)

Sunday, May 21st - Baccalaureate Service at GHS 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31st - Senior Walk through the Elementary schools-meet at RES at 9:00 am, GES at 10:00 am, and Byrd at 11:00 am

Friday, June 2nd - GHS Senior Sunset ANG celebration from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at the stadium

Please look for additional details closer to the events.  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.  

Career Speaker

Goochland County Fire Chief Eddie Ferguson will be providing an informational session about his career on Monday, April 17th during Bulldog Block in the auditorium. If your student is interested, please fill out this form.

Students who sign up will receive a SmartPass on the day of the event. Please check in with your Bulldog block teacher first. If you have any specific questions, please contact Ms. Christin East ( 

Class of 2023 Message

Did you attend Byrd Elementary School in 5th grade? If so, please join Mr. Tomlin at BES on Monday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm in the BES library. You will have the opportunity to open your time capsules from 5th grade! Parents are also welcome to attend.

College Vaccination Records

If your college-bound student needs their vaccination records, Nurse Duffey can provide those for you. Please reach out to her at  Please allow 24 hours for turn-around time for the records. 

Dress Code Reminders

As we head into the warmer months, we would like to remind our students and their parents of our GCPS Dress Code. Parents, we ask that you speak with your child about this policy, as we will ramp up enforcement of the policy this spring. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Dual Enrollment Courses

GCPS is dedicated to making dual enrollment courses accessible to any student who can benefit from them. Therefore, financial assistance is available to any family who financially qualifies and whose child has academically qualified for a Reynolds dual enrollment class next year. Please find the application for Dual Enrollment Assistance linked here. Directions for completing and returning the form are included. All forms should be submitted no later than Friday, April 28th. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Beth Fowler, GCPS Coordinator of Advanced Programs and Equity, with any questions (  

Gifted and High-Ability Students

Parents and guardians of Gifted and High-Ability Students in grades 4 - 12 are invited to join the Gifted Advisory Committee for a mini-conference at Goochland High School from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Expert presenters will provide brief, 30-minute sessions throughout the evening on topics of special interest to this parent population, and attendees will be able to choose which presentations to attend.

Please see this flier for more information and session topics. We hope to see you there!

Goochland Drama Department's Production of Disney's Newsies 

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Disney's Newsies is a tale of Jack Kelly rallying along with his fellow "newsies" to strike against the titans of the New York City newspaper industry for unfair conditions and raising the distribution prices for newspapers. Come "seize the day" with us as we travel back to 1899. 


*Friday, April 21st at 7:00 PM

*Saturday, April 22nd at 2:00 and 7:00 PM

*Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 PM


$10 for Students (K-12)

$15 for Adults

Click Here to purchase tickets.

GCPS Summer Intersession Registration

Registration for the Goochland County Public Schools June intersession is now open until Friday, May 26! An intersession is an opt-in, multi-day learning experience that combines literacy, research, creativity, and fun with no cost to families. Each intersession will provide a unique learning opportunity that merges student interest and teacher passion. From Cooking with STEM to Game Design, students will have the chance to explore a wide range of topics. 

Intersession will run Tuesday - Friday, June 20th - 23rd from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm at Goochland Elementary School (elementary sessions) and 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Secondary Complex (secondary sessions). GCPS will provide student transportation to and from designated stops across the county at no cost and breakfast and lunch for purchase. Transportation will only be provided at the beginning and end of a full day of intersessions. Students attending a half day intersession will need to make arrangements for mid-day transportation. 

Registration is based on the student’s current grade level (2022-23 school year). Please understand that availability of these sessions is contingent on enrollment numbers. Sessions may not be offered if enrollment is low, so we encourage all to register soon! In the event that a course reaches student capacity, students will be added to a waitlist automatically.

Visit for a complete list of course offerings and to register!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to our Intersession Coordinators, Catherine Richards and Caroline Van Ness, at

GCPS Wellness Night

GCPS is hosting a Wellness Fun Run for our Goochland Community on Wednesday, May 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the stadium.  The purpose of the event is to promote health and wellness among students, families, and staff.  We'll have food trucks, games, bouncy houses, and door prizes.  We'll also have various community organizations there to help connect families with resources.  Participants will also be able to participate in a "fun run" with colored chalk.  Come out and see your administrators participate in games and possibly win a raffle for a meal at a local restaurant.  This event will be fun for all ages. Please contact Ashley Lawson ( with any questions.

Girls’ Basketball Open Gym

Girls' basketball will host open gyms starting Tuesday, April 18th. All girls in grades 7th - 11th are welcome to attend! Please email Coach Kempf ( with any questions. 

Tuesday, April 18th from 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Monday, April 24th from 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Monday, May 1st from 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Monday, May 8th from  3:45 - 5:15 pm

Monday, May 15th from 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Monday, May 22nd from 3:45 - 5:15 pm

GHS Prom 2023: Twilight's Garden

Juniors and Seniors: You are formally invited to this year's prom to be held at Adam's International School on Saturday, May 13th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 24th using the Ticket Spicket site. The link will be posted in Canvas as well as sent out in next week's Bulletin. Please reach out to Mrs. Lorello ( with any questions or if you would like to volunteer for set-up or clean up!

Hidden in Plain Sight

GCPS is proud to partner with the Goochland Sheriff's Office, Rural Substance Abuse Coalition, and Goochland Parks and Recreation to present "Hidden In Plain Sight", a program designed to provide our parents with resources to understand and identify risky teen behaviors.

Please register here to join us on Thursday, April 20th at Central High from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 

Little Miss and Miss Goochland Pageant

Goochland Cheerleading is excited to announce that they will host the Little Miss and Miss Goochland Pageant on Friday, May 12th in the GHS auditorium. The application deadline is Friday, May 5th. Please pick up an application in the office. All ages are encouraged to participate. Contact Coach Toney ( or Coach Carter ( if you have any questions.

Parking Passes

GHS student parking passes are running low. Due to limited spaces for student parking, we are watching the lot closely and will stop sales when we have reached our limit of spaces. The remaining spaces will be sold on a first-come/first-serve basis.  In order to purchase a parking pass, students must pay the parking fee and complete both the VDOE parking registration form and GHS student parking contract.  Please reach out to Ms. Hudak ( with any questions.

PTSA Needs Your Help

Please help the GHS PTSA recognize the hard work and dedication of our GHS teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1st - 5th. They are helping with three events to celebrate our teachers and need volunteers. They have listed specific items necessary for the events on their Signup Genius and included slots for your ideas. Please contact Beverly St. John ( or Kecia Carroll ( if you have any questions or want to help out. 

We thank you in advance for your support!

Senior Voter Registration

Ms. Bolt's government classes will be registering to vote in class on Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday April 19th. In order to register in class, students must 1.) be turning 18 by Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, 2.) have their driver's license or government issued photo ID with them in class and 3.) have their social security number memorized/accessible to enter into the online form. The process is quick, easy, and can be done completely online! Please contact Ms. Bolt ( if you have any questions.

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

Student Course Section for the 2023-24 School Year

Attention parents of 9th and 10th graders, a printout of students' course requests will be sent home with your child on Wednesday, April 19th, for parental approval. Please review your child’s requests and note any changes that you would like made. Please return any changes to School Counseling by Monday, May 1st  

Juniors parents will be mailed copy of their child’s high school transcript and a list of graduation requirements your child needs as well as their course requests.  

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

Summer Credit Accrual Parent Meeting

Do you want to learn more about our credit accrual summer program?

Please join us virtually on Monday, April 17th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm as we discuss course offerings for credit accrual delivered online via Apex: Health/PE 9, Health/PE 10, Economics and Personal Finance, English 12, and Government. Please note that all courses will be capped at 15 students. GCPS students will have first-priority enrollment through Thursday, June 1st.

***Join the discussion at OR call in at 1-857-529-7795 PIN: 160 235 629#

Summer Credit Recovery Information

Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for information about summer courses offered for credit recovery.  Courses will be offered based on student need and availability.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you are concerned about your child passing a specific course for the year. 

Virtual Virginia Summer School 

Goochland County Public Schools will be utilizing Virtual Virginia this summer to provide acceleration course options for middle and high school students that are not being offered through GCPS.  

Summer Session: June 20th - July 28th

Registration:  Now - June 21st

Tuition:  $375 per person, per course

Virtual Virginia summer school is for acceleration only, not recovery of failed classes. Students should be motivated and task-driven. Students should plan to spend approximately 4-5 hours per day on a course. Students may take a maximum of 2 courses (8-10 hours per day for two courses).  

To sign up, please fill out the Goochland Virtual Virginia Sign Up form, and for more information, please contact Renee Ferrell, GHS School Counseling Director,, 804-556-5322 ext 4704 for more information.  

William Quarles Memorial Scholarship

Seniors at Goochland High School, who plan to pursue a career in education, are encouraged to apply for The William Quarles Memorial Scholarship. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, May 18th by 12:00 pm. Applications can be found here.