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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) has planned the final events for our Seniors.   Please let them know if your senior will attend the multiple events by having them fill out this Google Doc. Please respond by Monday, May 15th for appropriate planning. 

The final senior events:

Saturday, May 20th - Senior Cap and Gown Walk in the Goochland Day Parade-meet at GHS at 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 21st - Baccalaureate Service at GHS 4:30 pm

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

Friday, June 2nd - GHS Senior Sunset ANG celebration 6:00 - 10:00 pm on the Softball Fields or Cafeteria in the event of rain.

Look for additional details and sign-ups coming soon.  To help stay connected for future events through ANG, please use their Google page or follow their Facebook page.

Asynchronous Learning Day

GHS will have an asynchronous learning day on Wednesday, May 17th. Only students taking a Math or Reading 11 SOL are required to come to school on this day. All other students will remain home and work on existing assignments for their Day 2 classes. If you would like your student to leave GHS after their SOL, please email Ms. Timberlake ( 

Athletics and Activities

GHS spring sports season is rolling along.  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.  Tickets can be purchased at


The Goochland County All Night Graduation Committee will host their annual Baccalaureate ceremony to celebrate graduating seniors on Sunday, May 21st, at 4:30 pm in the GHS Auditorium. Seniors, ANG would like to formally invite you and your entire family to attend, be part of this celebration, and stay afterward for refreshments. It is an optional event, but seniors who choose to participate should meet in the Learning Commons by 3:45 pm in their cap and gown. Those interested in participating should RSVP via this link by Monday, May 15th. 

Please reach out to Goochland ANG ( if you have any questions. They look forward to a wonderful afternoon celebrating our seniors!

Biology SOL Prep Review Sessions

There will be two more after-school Biology SOL Review sessions offered in May to help prepare any students in Biology for the end-of-course SOL. The final session will be on Thursday, May 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  Please allow 24 hours for turn-around time for the records. 

Dual Enrollment Fees

Dual enrollment course fees have been assigned as an obligation in OSP for any student who has requested a Reynolds Community College class in their 2023-24 schedule. This obligation includes all ACA students. Goochland County Public Schools has made the decision not to attach a service fee to dual enrollment obligations in OSP, so families are still able to pay online without paying an additional cost. The fees for summer courses are due no later than Monday, May 15th, while the fees for the 2023-24 school year are not due until Tuesday, August 1st. 

Please reach out to Dr. Fowler ( with any questions regarding payment or to request an application for financial assistance.

GCPS Summer Intersession Registration

Registration for the Goochland County Public Schools June intersession is now open until Friday, May 26th! 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 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

Girls Basketball Open Gym

Please email Coach Kempf ( with any questions.  See the dates below:

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

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

MCJROTC Awards Ceremony

The annual MCJROTC Awards Ceremony is on Friday, May 19th at 5:30 pm in the GHS gym. Cadets should report at 5:00 pm in uniform. Parents are encouraged to attend and celebrate the Cadets' hard work during this year.

Minority Law and Research Institute

Are you a rising 9th - 12th grader interested in a career in the legal profession? Click here to learn more about the Minority Law and Research Institute being held from June 19th - 23rd. Applications are due by Tuesday, May 30th.

PTSA Board Members Needed!

The PTSA is seeking the support of parents who want to join the PTSA Board for the 2023-2024 school year. It’s a great way to help support our students, staff, and community by providing an exceptional experience here at Goochland High School. If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please contact the GHS PTSA (

SCA and Class Applications

It's almost time for the Student Council elections! Students can run for class president, vice president, treasurer, or secretary. Rising 11th and 12th graders also have the option to run for school president, vice president, treasurer, or secretary. This week, from May 15th to May 18th, candidate applications will be available in the office and Mrs. Tate's room (E163). Completed and approved applications are required to be submitted by Friday, May 19th to run for office. Campaigns will take place from May 22nd - 25th and voting will occur during Bulldog Block on Friday, May 26th. Results will be announced via morning announcements on Tuesday, May 30th.

School Required Immunizations Clinic

GCPS will hold a vaccine clinic for school-required immunizations on Monday, May 22nd, during afternoon school hours for rising 7th and 12th graders. The Tdap Booster, Meningococcal (MenACYW), and HPV vaccines will be administered in the GHS Learning Commons between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (NOTE: HPV is recommended but not required for school attendance). Parents do not need to be present but will need to provide written consent for the vaccination to occur.

Please complete this Vaccination Pre-registration form by Thursday, May 18th, if you are interested in your child attending the vaccine clinic. With the exception of HPV, these vaccines are required prior to the first day of 7th and 12th grades.  

Please contact Kent Duffey, GHS Nurse, at 804-556-5322 or if you have any questions.

Senior Materials Collection 

Seniors will have an opportunity to turn in their GCPS-issued items (laptop, chargers, uniforms, textbooks, library books, etc.) following their senior walk on Friday, May 26th at 9:30 AM. They will also have another opportunity to return their items before graduation practice on Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 AM. All items must be returned before receiving tickets for graduation.

Senior Project Presentations

Attention, Seniors! Senior project presentations are scheduled for May 18th and 19th. Please review the schedule and presentation rubric posted in Canvas to ensure you are prepared. You will also be shown the schedule for your government class over the next week and asked to sign off in acknowledgment of your time. Your hours, logged on a time sheet, are due to the teacher watching your presentation at the time you present. Please contact Ms. Bolt ( with any questions!

Senior School-Wide Spirit Week

Please encourage your student to participate in our school-wide senior spirit week to celebrate these awesome Bulldogs during the week of May 15th - 19th with the following themes:

Monday, May 15th - College Colors Day

Tuesday, May 16th - Future Career Day

Wednesday, May 17th - Anything, But a Backpack Day

Thursday, May 18th - Senior Citizen Day

Friday, May 19th - Bulldog Pride Day

SOL Testing Reminder

Students: If you are taking any of the SOL tests on Wednesday, May 17th, please make sure that you bring both a fully charged laptop and your computer charger to school. The Learning Commons does not have enough loaner laptops or chargers to meet everyone's needs, so please don't forget to grab both before leaving the house. Good luck!

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 final exams during the specified testing window. Anyone unable to attend school during the exam window must have a parent contact their administrator. 

Please contact me ( or Dr. Rainbolt ( if you have any questions. 

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.


The last day to purchase yearbooks is Friday, May 26th.  Yearbooks are $70 each, and we have a very limited quantity left. Be sure to purchase them as soon as possible at If you have any specific yearbook questions, please contact Ms. Schnakenberg (