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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

  • 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

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. 

Class of 2024 College Acceptances

Attention seniors! We would love to acknowledge your college acceptances as you have gotten in. Please fill out this form. You must be logged in to your GLND email to access to submit. Please let us know so we can recognize YOU! Be sure to contact your counselor with any questions. HERE is a map of where our seniors have been accepted so far.

DCJS Student Survey

In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, Goochland High School is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions for students, teachers, and staff in January 2024. Students will take the survey in school on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in our school. For more information, please click here. The survey is voluntary, and your child can decide not to participate at any time.  If you do not wish for your child to participate, please contact Catherine Richards (GHS Survey Coordinator) at or (804) 556-5322.

Exam Schedule

GHS Midterm Exam Week begins on Friday, December 15th, and ends on Wednesday, December 20th. The school will operate on a normal bell schedule for exams, but each block has a specified examination period in hopes of preventing students from having more than two exams on any given day. Not all teachers will administer an exam, so please check with your child’s teachers if you are unclear. Here is the exam schedule for the week:

  • Friday, December 15th: Day 2/Block 1 and Day 2/Block 3 exams

  • Monday, December 18th: Day 1/Block 1 and Day 1/Block 3 exams

  • Tuesday, December 19th: Day 2/Block 2 and Day 2/Block 4 exams

  • Wednesday, December 20th: Day 1/Block 2 and Day 1/Block 4 exams

We will end the week with an early dismissal at 1:35 pm on Thursday, December 21st


Major changes and improvements are coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This redesigned and streamlined FAFSA form will be available by December 31st, 2023.  

  • Watch the 2024–25 FAFSA FAQs playlist to better understand what’s changed on the new form.

  • Watch our Financial Aid Night video presented by U of R and our GRASP Advisor to learn more about college financial aid including the FAFSA, CSS Profile, Award Letters, and more! 

  • For assistance with the FAFSA form please reach out to Lindsay Bradley, our GRASP Advisor.  She is available Mondays and Tuesdays at Goochland.  You can call: 804-214-6803, email:, or sign up: GRASP appointments.  

Feed More Food Bus

The Feed More Food Bus will be at the Goochland YMCA once a month on the dates listed below. The Food Bus will provide fruits, vegetables, and other food items for free to children in need. 

  • The bus is only for children ages 6-18. 

  • Children must accompany the parent/adult. Only children are allowed to go onto the bus to shop. Parents/adults will not be allowed on the bus. 

  • The bus does not require any proof of income etc. to shop.

Thursday, December 28 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, January 25 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, February 29 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, March 28 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, April 25 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, May 23 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Free Farmer’s Market

Between December 18th - 20th from 2:30 - 5:00 pm, our GHS cafeteria staff will be conducting a FREE farmer’s market near the student parking lot. Please make plans to stop by and pick up some fresh produce, cookies, cider, and holiday music!


As a reminder, the end of marking period 2 and semester 1 is Thursday, December 21st. Students, please make sure that all of your marking period 2 work is completed and turned in to your teachers. Parents, feel free to reach out directly to your child’s teachers with any specific questions about grades and assignments. Let’s close out the 1st semester strong!

Holiday Performances

Come out and enjoy a night of holiday festivities and get into the holiday spirit! The chorus will have its winter holiday concert on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 PM. Our Dance Recital will be on Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 PM.

Prom Planning Committee

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Who wants to (plan a) party?! Goochland High School will host our 2024 Prom at Hermitage Country Club on Saturday, April 27th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, but we need your help! If you want your input heard for the event, please consider joining the Prom Planning Committee. We will meet once a month until closer to prom to discuss possible themes, fundraising, and what YOU want at prom. Our first official meeting will be on Friday, December 15th during Bulldog Block in the LC. Contact Mrs. Lorello ( with any questions or suggestions!

Winter Break

GCPS will be closed from December 22nd - January 7th for Winter Break. We will resume school on Monday, January 8th.

Winter Spirit Week

Please see the “theme days” below as our Bulldog Family prepares for Winter Break:

  • Monday, December 18th - Santa Hat Day

  • Tuesday, December 19th - Twin Tuesday

  • Wednesday, December 20th - Festive Sweater Day

  • Thursday, December 21st - Polar Express (pajama day)

We cannot wait to see the student/staff participation!


With the end of the year coming, don't forget to place your order for your 23-24 yearbook! The price increases on January 1st. Be sure to take advantage of the discount! You can purchase yearbooks AND senior ads HERE. Please see Mrs. Mistler ( with any questions.