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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!

Attention Seniors

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.

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.

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

Cheer Tryouts

GHS football sideline cheer tryouts for the 2023-24 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 30th, and Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Participants must have a sports physical on file to try out.

Please reach out to Coach Toney ( if you have any questions!

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 prices for summer courses were due no later than Monday, May 15th, while the 2023-24 school year fees 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.

Excused Absences (June 5th - 7th)

Our teachers plan to send home Excused Absence Letters on Tuesday, May 30th, to underclassmen who passed their SOLs and completed all final exams and end-of-year assignments. This letter will allow your child to have an excused absence from school during the identified days on the letter. To receive the excused absences, students will need to get teacher initials from each of their teachers, a parent's signature, and return the form to their Bulldog Block teacher by Friday, June 2nd

Please contact your son’s or daughter’s Bulldog Block teacher if you have any questions. 

GCPS Cheer Camp

The GHS cheerleaders and coaches will host a cheer camp for elementary through middle school-aged students on Thursday, June 8th, and Friday, June 9th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Goochland Middle School gym. They will be teaching skills, 20 cheers, team bonding, crafts, and so much MORE! The cost is $40 per cheerleader. Please complete this registration form to attend. Please contact Carrie Toney at with any questions.

GCPS - Closed

As a reminder, all Goochland County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for the Memorial Day holiday. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and remembers those in our armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving this great country. 

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 (

Senior Awards Ceremony

Seniors and families, please join us on Tuesday, May 30th, at 6:00 pm for our annual Senior Awards Night. Seniors must wear caps and gowns, and students may wear medals and stoles. Seniors should meet in the cafeteria no later than 5:50 pm to process into the event at 6:00 pm. Parents should be seated in the auditorium by 6:00 pm. Please contact Ms. McMullin ( if you have any questions. 

 We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you!

Senior Materials Collection 

If a senior could not turn in all materials on Friday, May 26th, the last opportunity would be during graduation practice on Saturday, June 3rd. Students will not receive graduation tickets until all obligations are fulfilled. Here are a few details regarding our laptop return process for seniors:

  • Seniors must be cleared of all obligations (laptops, textbooks, calculators, etc.).

  • It is recommended that seniors back up their laptops to retain any documents. 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 you have any questions about the information above, please email Ms. Richards ( 

SOL Testing Retakes

Students scoring in the expedited retake range for Math and Science have been notified by their teacher. Math retakes will take place on Monday, June 5th. Science retakes will take place on Tuesday, June 6th. All make-ups will also take place at that time.  Students eligible for a retake or in need of a makeup must attend school on the designated day(s).

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

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. 

Student Leadership for 2023-24SY

Thank you to all who participated in running for office and to all of you who voted. Here are next year’s schoolwide and class officers: 

  • SCA Leadership: 

    • SCA President: CJ Thurston

    • SCA Vice President: Jackson Beam

    • SCA Secretary: Malachi Montgomery

    • SCA Treasurer: Landon Schroder

  • Senior Class Officers: 

    • President: Jack Alston

    • Vice President: Perry Nuckols

    • Secretary: Hadley Peskin

    • Treasurer: Luke Manno

  • Junior Class Officers: 

    • President: Patrick Harlow

    • Vice President: Grant Cole

    • Secretary: Lauren Lawson

    • Treasurer: Jeb Justice


  • Sophomore Class Officers: 

    • President: Anne-Richmond Nuckols

    • Vice President: Lilah Usry

    • Secretary: Ailey Black

    • Treasurer: Jed Fowler

Congratulations to all those elected, and thank you to those who ran. We cannot wait to see what you have in store for GHS in the fall!

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,, 804-556-5322 ext 4704 for more information.