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!
Administrative Professionals Week
This week is Administrative Professionals Week. Please join us in thanking Ms. Foster (registrar), Ms. Hendricks (financial secretary), and Ms. Timberlake (front office secretary) for all they do for us at GHS.
All Night Graduation
The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Bella Sicilia's.
They 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 a.m.
Sunday, May 21st - Baccalaureate Service at GHS 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31st - Senior Walk through the Elementary schools-meet at RES 9:00 a.m., GES, 10:00 a.m., Byrd 11:00 a.m.
Friday, June 2nd - GHS Senior Sunset ANG celebration 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
AP exam testing will begin Monday, May 1st, and continue through Thursday, May 12th. Please see the following link for exam specifics.
Athletics and Activities
GHS spring sports season is rolling along. Please visit www.GoochlandBulldogs.com for up-to-date schedule information. Many of these events can be streamed live at www.NFHSNetwork.com. Feel free to contact Joe Fowler (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or need more information. Tickets can be purchased at www.TicketSpicket.com.
Biology SOL Prep Review Sessions
There will be three after-school Biology SOL Review sessions offered in May to help prepare any students in Biology for the end-of-course SOL. These sessions will be on May 4th, 11th, and 18th from 3:45 - 4:45 pm. Please reach out to your biology teacher with any questions!
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 email@example.com. Please allow 24 hours for turn-around time for the records.
Community Service Hours
Mrs. Lorello (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs volunteers to help her set up and prepare for prom on Saturday, May 13th. Volunteers will be needed around 9:00 am to help set up tables, tents, and decorations. Please email her at if you are interested in helping and earning a few community service hours!
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 (email@example.com).
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 flyer for more information and session topics. We hope to see you there!
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 at 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 https://gcpsintersessions2023.coursestorm.com/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) with any questions.
GHS Mock Interviews
We are excited to announce that GHS will host our fifth annual Mock Interviews Event on Wednesday, April 26th. Business leaders from around the Richmond-Metro area have volunteered to spend their morning with us to interview our students and provide them with feedback. We have asked all of our seniors and CTE completers to participate.
We look forward to offering this fantastic opportunity for our students to prepare them to be career-ready!
GHS “Paw Print”
The Paw Print, GHS's student newspaper is live! Check it out here!
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 (LLorello@glnd.k12.va.us) with any questions or if you would like to volunteer for set-up or clean-up!
Girls Basketball Open Gym
Please email Coach Kempf (Warren_Kempf@ccpsnet.net) with any questions.
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
Is your student interested in some activity at the local YMCA? If so, on Friday, April 28th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm the YMCA will be holding a 3v3 basketball tournament. This event is FREE and open to ALL teens ages 11-18, members OR non-members. Go ahead and build a squad of 3 and come ready to play!
Little Miss and Miss Goochland Pageant
Goochland Cheerleading is excited to announce 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Carter (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Marking Period 3 Student Barks Awards
Congratulations to the following students who received Bulldog BARKS awards from our faculty and staff for representing our core values throughout the third marking period. They are:
Bold: Jarin Evans
Authentic: Greyson Grant & Sam Farkas
Responsible: Matthew Grubbs
Kind: Martin Mendoza
Successful: Ashareya Williams
We are so proud of each of you. Thank you for embodying what it means to be a Goochland Bulldog. Congrats to you all!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (Beverly.email@example.com) or Kecia Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or want to help out.
We thank you in advance for your support!
SCA and Class Applications
Students, are you interested in being a leader next year and representing your class and school? If so, please consider applying for Student Council Advisory. Positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer for each grade and the entire student body (rising 11th & 12th graders). Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings and helping plan fun events for the student body, such as Homecoming, and Spirit Weeks. Applications will be available May 15th - 18th and are due by Friday, May 19th to be eligible to run. Once approved by Ms. Tate, students will campaign from May 22nd - 25th. All students will vote during Bulldog Block on Friday, May 26th. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 30th. Please contact Mrs. Tate (email@example.com) or stop in room E163 with any questions.
Senior Decision Day
On Friday, May 5th during 1st block, we will be celebrating our Seniors and where they will be next year, whether enrolling in college, trade school, enlisting in the military, or heading into the workforce. We are asking our seniors to share their decision and a picture for our slideshow. Please fill out this form and upload a photo for our Decision Day Slide Show using this form.
Spring Testing Calendar
Please refer to the GHS Spring 2023 Testing Calendar for end-of-the-year testing information and upcoming events. This year, we plan to hold two asynchronous days to accommodate our staffing needs during SOL testing. Only students who must take an SOL will report on those dates. All other students will work on previously assigned work from home. No one will be required to log into a virtual class on those days.
Additionally, all students must take their final exams during the specified testing window. Anyone unable to attend school during the exam window must have a parent contact their administrator.
Student Course Section for the 2023-24 School Year
Please review your child’s requests and note any changes you would like made. Please return any changes to School Counseling by Monday, May 1st
11th-grade parents will be mailed a copy of their child’s high school transcript and a list of graduation requirements their child needs as well as their course requests.
Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.
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 needs 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.