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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!

💥💥Staff Recognitions💥💥

Congratulations to Ms. Erinne Phillips (Fine Arts Department - Chorus Teacher) - and Ms. Sherrah Knight (Special Education Department - Math Collaborative Teacher - Transition Specialist) for being awarded our September Faculty Bulldog BARKS award. We received over 35 staff member nominations from our faculty, students, and parents. Thank you to all who nominated one of our staff members. All nominations will be shared with those individual staff members!

Advance College Academy (ACA) Applications

Advance College Academy (ACA) is a dual enrollment program between Goochland High School and Reynolds Community College that allows students to earn a transferable associate of science degree in social science while completing a high school advanced studies diploma. ACA applications are open for current 9th and 10th-grade students until Friday, September 29, 2023. Previously admitted students need not reapply. 

To be eligible for ACA admission, a student must complete Algebra II no later than 10th grade, a third year of language by the end of junior year, and be capable of maintaining a 3.0 high school GPA. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your school counselor or Dr. Beth Fowler (, GCPS Coordinator of Advanced Programs and Equity. 

Printed applications are available in school counseling, and a PDF is attached to this message.

All Night Graduation

  • Thank you all that came out to the Car Wash on Saturday and supported our Seniors!

  • We are having an information Golf Tournament meeting at the Goochland Library on Wednesday, September 20th at 5:30 pm. If you love golf and or have any interest in helping with this event please come out!

  • Are you hungry after the Goochland football games? On Friday, September 22nd, Bella Sicilia Italian Restaurant will have Large Cheese Pizza’s on sale for $12 and Large Pepperoni Pizza’s for $14. Make sure to mention “ANG” to get the discount!

  • Noel November is right around the corner, and we are looking for a VENDORS! If you love craft shows/bazaars, then this might interest you. Please reach out to for more details. This event will take place on Friday, November 3rd.

  • Do you love to play BINGO? Are you a Veteran? Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 11th! More details to come but get ready for another fun night of Bingo at GHS. 

  • Have you purchased a Class of 2024 T-Shirt? Be on the lookout as we have some in! Please contact to arrange a pickup time. If you would like to purchase a “Class of 2024 T-Shirt,” or a Senior Mom or Dad shirt, please look HERE!

  • Do you know what All Night Graduation is and how it can benefit your senior student? Please attend the next meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm at Mi Jalisco.

  • Please follow ANG on Facebook HERE! If you have any questions or would like to join ANG, please email them at

Athletics and Activities

Please visit for up-to-date schedule information. Many of these events can be streamed live at Feel free to contact Mr. Joe Fowler ( if you have any questions or need more information. 

Attendance Awareness Month

GHS wants to inform families that September is Attendance Awareness Month. During September, we take time to highlight the importance of school attendance and its impact on student's future successes. When attendance is improved, so are academic achievements and graduation rates. Join us in talking with your students this month about the importance of regular school attendance and reflecting on your expectations for their attendance. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Cell Phone Policy

As a reminder, students are not permitted to use cell phones during instructional time at Goochland High School. Parents, if you have an emergency and need to speak with your child immediately, please contact the main office at 804-556-5322. We ask that you please talk with your child about this at home. Thanks for your cooperation and support!

Class of ‘24 Graduation Details

Please mark your calendars for our GHS class of 2024 graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 pm at the GHS Stadium. The rain date will be Sunday, June 9th at 7:30 pm. We will have follow-up details in the coming months regarding the senior students' last day of school, senior exam week, etc. 

Current Covid-19 Protocols

If your student tests positive for Covid-19, please notify Nurse Duffey ( All individuals who test positive are still required to isolate outside of school for five days after symptoms first develop. If you have any questions, reach out to Nurse Duffey. Thank you!

Fire Rescue Show

The Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services is hosting a Fire-Rescue Show at Goochland High School on Saturday, October 14th, at 5:00 pm. They are planning an evening of fire and EMS demonstrations for Goochland County citizens and their children. It’s also a kick-off to Fire Prevention Week. To top it all off, a small fireworks show is planned for the end of the evening. This is a great opportunity to promote community risk reduction while showcasing the department. Please consider coming out and spending an evening with your local Firefighters and EMS providers.

GCPS Fall Intersessions

Registration is now open HERE for a week-long intersession opportunity from October 16-20, 2023. Goochland County Public Schools will be offering sessions where students will engage in multi-day learning experiences that combine research, creativity, and FUN. Please take a look at this frequently asked questions document for more information. 

Gifted College Panel Night

Attention parents and guardians of gifted students: On Tuesday, September 26th, the Va. Association for the Gifted will hold a virtual College Night Panel from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. If you would like to register, please visit If you have follow-up questions, please contact Ms. Howell ( 


She Loves Me is a romantic musical comedy based on the same play that inspired the plot of the hit movies Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. It's set in a 1930s European perfumery, where two feuding employees, Amalia and Georg, write love letters to each other under assumed names. When they discover their true identities, they must decide whether to put their personal feelings aside or to let love win. Join us this Fall as we share this hilarious and charming musical comedy. We encourage you to read more about the play at its Publisher's website.


Friday, September 29th at 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 30th at 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 PM


$10 for Students (K-12)

$15 for Adults

Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online

Homecoming Floats

Attention students! Does your club or sports team want to create a float for our Homecoming Parade before the Homecoming Game on Friday, October 6th? Reach out to Mrs. Tate ( for more information. We can't wait to see your Bulldog pride on Friday, October 6th!

NASA Opportunities for Students

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium provides FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The programs have an interactive online STEM learning experience and are highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA.

10th GRADE

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) focuses on the current missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. - This online course application is OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 16th.

11th AND 12th GRADE

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) focuses on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and onto Mars. Students can earn up to five free dual-enrollment college credits., applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24th.

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) focuses on the challenges of the next generation of scientists and engineers to become part of the solution to the societal issues faced by the impacts of climate change. Engaging students in real-world investigations of the Earth and its systems using the latest research and data from NASA. Students can earn up to five free transferable dual enrollment college credits applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24th. 

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation (CKG) is presenting on Suicide Awareness and Prevention on Wednesday, September 20th at 7 PM on Zoom.  CKG's own Missy Minton and Sarah Jaynes-Gobble will facilitate a conversation on grief, warning signs, positive coping skills, and proactive measures. We will discuss having conversations with your teens, ways to support them within and outside your home, and available resources. Registration is required and is free.  Register here.

SAT Updates

Do you have a senior who would like one more attempt at the SAT? Do you have a junior looking to take the test for the first time? Goochland High School is a test center site for the Saturday, November 4th SAT assessment. Registration will close on Friday, October 20th. Register HERE.

Interested in free SAT Prep? Goochland High School is offering 9th - 12th grade students an opportunity to prepare for this assessment through a week-long morning-only intercession course this October. For more Information and registration please go to: Registration is open now! Seats are limited. 

Senior Pictures (Make-ups)

Seniors, if you missed the senior photo session over the summer, or need to retake your formal drape/tux photo, senior photo make-ups will be held at GHS on Monday, October 16th (the first day of Fall Break/intercessions). You should receive an email with scheduling information from Lifetouch approximately four weeks prior to the event. Feel free to email Mrs. Mistler ( with questions.

Society of Women Engineers at UVA

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high schoolers to apply to their High School Visitation program on Saturday, October 21st held on campus.. The program provides young women high school students a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, an interactive design activity, tours, and much more. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career. 

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2023 Application which can be found here. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their short answer questions will receive priority acceptance.  

The attached information packet provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through the website. The online application must be completed by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 24th.


Please consider purchasing your 2023-2024 yearbook for $60 HERE! This fantastic deal expires on Monday, January 1st. After this date, prices will increase to $70. Make sure to order your yearbook through the Balfour website or scan any QR code on the yearbook signs in the school. Please contact Mrs. Mistler ( if you have any questions. We will have a spring release this year, so yearbooks will be in your hands before we leave for the summer!