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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!

AP Exam Registration

Students in Advanced Placement Courses have the option to take the AP exam associated with that course.  Higher scores on the exam can result in possible college credit depending on the college/university. AP exams are held in May; however, the College Board (the governing body of Advanced Placement Courses) requires registration by mid-November. There are fees associated with the test. Tests are $98 dollars per exam. If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, the exam price is $63. Payment is made to GHS.  We will then pay the College Board. Paper copies for registration with detailed information will go home with students this week. An online version can be found HERE. Registration forms are due to GHS by Friday,  November 10th! Please contact Dr. Rainbolt ( with any questions.

All Night Graduation

  • Thank you to the vendors that attended the Noel November Bazar yesterday!

  • Veterans Day Bingo! We are welcoming all Veterans to play bingo with us. Veterans will play FREE, receive a free meal and a raffle ticket for a special drawing. All of the community is welcome to play, not just our Veterans! Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, November 11th. The doors open at 5:30 and games will start at 6:00 pm. Come out for another fun night of gift card bingo at the high school. You can purchase your presale Bingo Card at River Cottage and Simply Fetching A Creative Boutique. Pre-sale cards are $20. If you would like to sponsor a Veteran to play for FREE, please email! We are looking for sponsorships for our Veterans.

  • Have you purchased a Class of ‘24 T-shirt or Hoodie? If you ordered an item, they are available for pick up. Everyone has been contacted by email to arrange a pickup spot. If you would like to purchase a “Class of ‘24 T-shirt or hoodie,” or a Senior Mom or Dad shirt, please look HERE! 

  • Seniors- Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, June 7th for Senior Sunset! More details to come…

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

Athletics and Activities

Winter sports tryouts/practices will be starting on Monday, November 6th. You must have a physical dated after May 1st, 2023 on file to participate in any team 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.  


Cheerleading Tryouts for the GHS Basketball Sideline Season will take place on November 6th, 8th, and 9th in the GHS Cafeteria. You must have an active physical form on file to try out. Please see your canvas announcements for tryout information and forms that will need to be completed before tryouts. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Jackson ( 

Financial Aid Night

In partnership with the University of Richmond Financial Aid Office and GRASP (Greater Aspirations Scholarship Program), our School Counseling Department is hosting a Financial Aid Night for our students and parents. Come learn about college financial aid including the FAFSA, CSS Profile, Award Letters, and more! This event will be held virtually on Monday, November 13th at 6:00 PM. To join us, please go to or join us by phone at (440)490-7438‬ PIN: ‪683 004 212‬#

There will be a visual presentation, so please join us by using the link if you can.

Marking Period 2 Interim

The MP2 interim is on Wednesday, November 15th. Please take a moment to view your child's grades in Canvas or PowerSchool. If you have specific questions about their grades, please contact their teacher.

PowerSchool & Canvas Reminders

As Marking Period 2 begins, we would like to remind you that official course grades can be found in PowerSchool and are updated weekly. If you do not have a PowerSchool account, please email Catherine Richards, our Instructional Technology Coach, at for your access code. 

Canvas will allow you to view your child’s assignments, course content, and announcements from teachers. If you do not have a parent Canvas account, please follow the directions here to get started.

Remote Learning Day

Tuesday, November 7th, Election Day, has been identified as a remote learning day for students.  This means students will not come on-site to school on this day.

  • Instruction will be delivered asynchronously.  This means our teachers will provide students with direction before November 7th for continued learning so that they can work independently without the need for support from an adult.  We do not want to create additional stress for our families on this day. The student work will be posted on Canvas.

Sense of Belonging Survey

Linked here, please find a preview copy of the GCPS Sense of Belonging and Inclusion Survey that will be administered during school hours to students at GHS in grades 9-12 on Monday, November 6th in Block 2. The purpose of the survey is to provide input on how GCPS is doing towards meeting our annual School Board Equity Goals established per policy JFHB/GBAA so that we can create an even better experience for all of our students. Any parent wishing to opt their child out of taking this survey may do so by emailing Catherine Richards, GHS Survey Coordinator, at

The feedback from this survey is extremely valuable as we continually work to provide our students with the best experience possible. Thank you.

SOAR Virginia 


SOAR Virginia® is an Early Commitment Scholarship Program created and funded by Virginia529℠ to inspire and assist high school students in reaching their post-secondary education goals. To participate, eligible students pledge to meet program requirements. In return, students receive a range of assistance and may accumulate scholarship support of up to $2,000 to apply toward their post-secondary education expenses.  


The qualifications and pledge information can be found on the brochure. The deadline to apply is November 15th, 2023. Contact our GRASP Advisor, Mrs. Lindsay Bradley at to learn more. 

Teen Driver Seminar

Attention teen drivers! The Goochland County Sheriff’s Office has decided to host another teen driver seminar for community teen drivers on Saturday, December 2nd, at Goochland High School from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The class will consist of two parts of instruction. The first will be taught in the classroom, and the second part will consist of several mock traffic stops and golf cart driving courses. Participants must be Goochland residents, high-school students under 18, and possess a minimum of a learner's permit. As a bonus, lunch will be provided to all participants. 

Please contact Deputy Scott Leabough ( or the Sherriff’s Office (804-556-5349) if you have any questions or need assistance with registration.

Veterans’ Day Ceremony

On Monday, November 13th, GHS will hold our annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony at 9:30 am in the school auditorium. Our seniors and juniors will attend the event in person, and our freshmen and sophomores will view the ceremony via live stream from their block 1 classrooms. We also ask that our students and teachers wear red, white, and blue that day to honor our service members.

Please wish our MCJROTC Cadets and Band members luck as we celebrate America and those brave few who answered her clarion call to serve in her defense.

Winter Sports

Winter sports start at Goochland High School this week. Here is information for various sports:

  • Boys Basketball: Monday, November 6th - Contact Coach Gordon at for more information.

  • Girls Basketball: Monday, November 6th -  Contact Coach Kempf at for more information.

  • Indoor Track:  Monday, November 6th at 3:45 pm at the GHS Stadium/Track. Contact Coach Jackson at for more information. 

  • Swim: Monday, November 6th at the Goochland YMCA. Contact Coach Brown at for more information.

  • Winter Cheer: Monday, November 6th, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the GHS Cafeteria. Contact Coach Jackson at for more information. Please visit this link for tryout information and forms/applications that will need to be completed prior to tryouts.   

  • Wrestling: Monday, November 6th, at 3:45 pm in the GHS Cafeteria. Contact Coach Wampler at for more information. To any families with young men and women who are planning on wrestling this season, due to a very high interest in wrestling this year, we will be using all of the first 3 days of practice (November 6th - 8th) as tryouts for the team. We are planning on keeping a large number of these athletes, but at this point, some cuts will still have to happen. We'll be focusing on skill, athleticism, experience, effort, character, and need (at a given weight class).

All participants must have a physical dated after May 1st, 2023 to participate. We look forward to seeing our athletes in action this winter!


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!