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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!


GCPS Closed - This is a friendly reminder that GCPS will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy your extended weekend!

Report Card Distribution - Report cards will be distributed during block 1 on Wednesday, January 17th.  If students are absent, they should check in with their Day 1/Block 1 teacher to receive their report card.

All Night Graduation - The monthly meeting will be held at Mi Jalisco on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30 pm. Please come and help plan for our next three big events! If you are a senior parent, please consider participating!

Winter Pep Rally - We will be holding a pep rally on Friday, January 19th after Block 3 to celebrate our winter sports teams.  There will be no Bulldog Block on this date.  Students who wish to opt out of the pep rally should complete this form and then report to the F181A during this time.

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. 


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.

Curriculum Night - Attention current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students and parents: GHS will host our annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, January 25th, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the GHS cafeteria. It’s a great chance to learn more about our course offerings as we prepare for the 2024-25 course selection window. Hibachi Mobile and Sandtopia will have food trucks available to purchase dinner as well.   Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend!

Scheduling 2024-25 School Year - Teachers will be making recommendations for classes for the 2024-2025 school year. If your child wants to be recommended for a higher level, we suggest they have a conversation with their teacher. Here is our 2024-2025 scheduling timeline:

  • January 17th - 24th - Teacher Recommendation Window

  • January 17th - GHS Curriculum Night

  • January 29th - February 1st - School Counseling Lessons in English classes

  • January 29th - February 11th - PowerSchool Parent Portal Open to Make course requests in PowerSchool for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • Beginning February 12th - School Counselors will meet with EACH student for their Academic and Career Planning meeting to review their course requests for the 2024-2025 school year and discuss their future goals.

Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions or concerns.


Attendance Procedure Reminders - As we begin a new semester, we would like to remind students and parents of our attendance procedures at GHS. As in previous years, we ask that parents call the school between 8:00 am - 10:00 am to report their child’s absence. Absent students must bring a note on the first day they return to school stating the reason(s) for their absences. Notes are held as legal records of student absences. In lieu of a handwritten note, parents may email our attendance secretary at In addition, students wishing to leave school early without their parents present must bring a written excuse signed by their parents by 10:00 am the day of the early dismissal. In lieu of a handwritten note, parents may email their request for early dismissal to  This email must come from the parent’s email address, not the student’s email address.  In the case of an emergency, parents may call in and ask for administrative approval for an early release over the phone. A huge thanks to all of our students’ parents who have helped us by following these procedures throughout the first semester. 

GHS Prom - Goochland High School's prom will be held on Saturday, April 27th at Hermitage Country Club! Do you want a say in this year’s theme? A link has been posted in Canvas for all Juniors and Seniors to vote for this year’s prom theme! Make your voices heard by voting for your favorite option. Also, any students (or parents!) who wish to be a part of the Prom Planning Committee should reach out to Mrs. Lorello ( We will hold our next meeting on Friday, January 26th during Bulldog Block in the Learning Commons.

Parking Passes for Students - Second-semester parking passes will go on sale Wednesday, January 10th through the Online School Payment System. Students who plan to drive to school in January through the end of the school year, must pay the $37.50 parking fee and complete the VDOE Student Parking Application and the GHS Student Parking Contract.  Both of these forms should be submitted to the GHS main office.  Students who purchased a yearlong pass at the beginning of the school year, do not need to purchase an additional pass for 2nd semester.  Please contact Ms. Simmons at with any questions.

Preschool Applications - Goochland County Public Schools is accepting applications for preschool for the 2024-2025 school year! Goochland has preschool classrooms at each of its three elementary schools. These preschool programs are full-day programs and transportation to and from school is provided. Our preschool programs at Byrd Elementary School are for three- and four-year-olds. Our preschool programs at Randolph and Goochland Elementary Schools are for four-year-olds. You can apply for preschool using this online application. Click here to learn more about our preschool programs.

PTSA Update - Parents received an email from me on Thursday, December 14th with this letter. Please consider joining our Goochland High School PTSA. This team will help organize and facilitate different activities to celebrate our students and staff at GHS. Thank you for considering!

Staff Bulldog BARKS - Please take a moment to nominate one of our GHS staff members for a January BARKS award. All nominated teachers will be notified of their nominations. Two specific staff members will be selected and celebrated at our faculty meeting on Wednesday, January 24th. We look forward to reviewing the responses!

Yearbooks - To pre-order your 2024 yearbook, please go to Currently, the price is $70. To guarantee that you receive your yearbook by the end of this year, please make sure to order it by Thursday, February 1st. Seniors can also purchase Senior ads at this site. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mistler ( 

Senior Class of 2024

All Night Graduation

  • Mark your calendars:

    • LOVE BINGO will be held on Saturday, February 10th. Doors open at 5:30 pm and games will start at 6:00 pm. More details to come! If you are willing to donate and raffle items or gift cards please reach out to We are hoping to make this one our biggest yet!

    • Casino Night at Bandits Ridge will be held on Friday, March 15th from  6:30 - 10:00 pm. More details to come!

  • 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

Important Senior Information from School Counseling - As we enter into the spring semester, the GHS school counseling team would like to remind seniors and their parents of the following information:

  • Requests for Mid-Year Grades:

    • Go to PARCHMENT  

      • Request your MID-YEAR TRANSCRIPT for any school that is not on Common App.  

      • Select HOLD FOR GRADES 

    • Counselors will upload mid-year transcripts automatically to Common App if you have a school that requires one.  To see this update, your student must request an update using these directions and allow time for processing your request for an update.

  • College Acceptances:

    • Seniors! We would love to acknowledge your college acceptances as you receive them.  Please fill out this form to let us know how we can recognize YOU!  See your counselor with questions!

  • Scholarships:

    • A lot of new scholarships have been added to the GHS Class of 2024 Scholarships  sheet.  Make sure to take a look!

    • Any scholarships highlighted in blue are through the Community Foundation.  Attached is their application guide to help with their process. Scholarship Application Guide.pdf

    • See Ms. McMullin if you have any questions!

  • Financial Aid:

    • The FAFSA is open!

    • Students and parents can schedule a meeting with our GRASP Advisor, Ms.Lindsay Bradley, to discuss financial aid and additional scholarship information. Please use this link to schedule an appointment or email her at