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!
Information about the 2023 Graduation Ceremony can be found here.
All Night Graduation
The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) has planned the final events for our Seniors. Please see below:
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.
Asynchronous Learning Day
GHS will have an asynchronous learning day on Wednesday, May 24th. Only students taking a Science SOL are required to come to school on this day. All other students will remain home and work on existing assignments for their Day 1 classes. If you would like your student to leave GHS after their SOL, please email Ms. Timberlake (email@example.com).
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.
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.
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 were 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding payment or to request an application for financial assistance.
From the Learning Commons
All textbooks, library books, and calculators are due on Friday, May 26th. Please return all loaner laptops and loaner chargers as well. We do not assess fines, but we will charge for the replacement of lost items. We emailed a list of items loaned out to all student emails last week. Thank you for supporting your school by returning borrowed materials on time!
Please email Ms. Palmer (email@example.com) if you have any questions or concerns.
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 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.
Girls Basketball Open Gym
Please email Coach Kempf (Warren_Kempf@ccpsnet.net) with any questions. See the dates below:
Monday, May 22nd from 3:45 - 5:15 pm
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 (email@example.com).
SCA and Class Applications
It's almost time for the Student Council elections! Campaigns will take place from May 22nd - 25th and voting will occur during Bulldog Block this 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 contact Kent Duffey, GHS Nurse, at 804-556-5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Seniors must be cleared of all obligations (laptops, textbooks, calculators, etc.) before Friday, May 26th.
Seniors must back up their laptops. Directions for backing up the computer and transferring Google accounts are here.
Seniors must turn in three required items: Laptop ($679), laptop charger ($50), laptop case ($35), and Kajeet items (if issued to you).
If an item is missing, the obligation will need to be paid in full to replace it.
If a senior cannot turn in all items by this time, the last opportunity will be during graduation practice on Saturday, June 3rd. Students will not be given graduation tickets until all obligations are fulfilled.
If you have any questions about the information above, please email Ms. Richards (email@example.com).
SOL Testing Reminder
Students: If you are taking any of the SOL tests on Wednesday, May 24th, 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.
Summer Credit Accrual Classes
Credit accrual online courses are offered to students looking to move ahead in their academic careers. There are still few spots available for the summer of 2023. We are offering Health/PE 9, Health/PE 10, Economics and Personal Finance, English 12, and Government. GCPS students will have first-priority enrollment through Thursday, June 1st. Students must register and pay in order to secure a spot. More information can be found on the GCPS Summer Programming website.
Summer School Credit Recovery
Credit recovery courses are available for students who need to repeat a course from this school year. Credit Recovery Summer School will be held at GHS from June 26th through July 20th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Thursday. To register your child for credit recovery summer school, please complete this form by June 8th, 2023.
Summer SOL Remediation and Retakes
Students who need to retake an SOL test and who have passed the associated course can attend SOL remediation and retakes this summer. Remediation takes place on June 12th and June 13th and testing occurs on June 14th. Students who qualify for an expedited retake will test on June 15th. To register your child for Summer SOL Remediation and Retakes, please complete this form by June 8th, 2023.
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.
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 Balfour.com. If you have any specific yearbook questions, please contact Ms. Schnakenberg (email@example.com).