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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!


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. Food trucks will be available to purchase dinner as well.   Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend!

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.

Relaunch of Governor's School MHS Summer Program - The VDOE is excited to announce a relaunch of the Summer Residential Governor’s School Medicine and Health Sciences (MHS) program for Summer 2024. The program will be hosted by Radford University in conjunction with Blue Ridge Health Partnerships. Applications are due to Ms. Kecia Howell no later than Friday, January 26th. Please email Ms. Howell ( for more information.

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. 


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 25th - 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.

Career Day - Career Day has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 8th in the GHS gym from 9:15 am - 12:30 pm.  Students are invited to visit our business partners who will be set up to showcase potential career opportunities and answer questions students may have about career pathways. 

Mr. GHS 2024 - 👑✨ Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 pm ✨👑

🎉 Gentlemen, dust off those air guitars because Mr. GHS is back! Our hilarious boys' pageant and GHS Veterans Project fundraiser are back by popular demand. Show off your talents with your friends or solo and be sure to bring your flashiest 'fits! This will also be Luke Manno's senior project.

👑 We will name both a Mr. GHS 2024 AND an "Audience Favorite" with a cash prize!

If you're interested, please fill out this interest form.

Not competing?🕺 Come watch as our contestants strut their stuff in the talent round, like rock bands and mastering the art of dad jokes. Witness the questionable fashion choices of our competitors!

🎟️ Be sure to grab your $3 tickets the week before! ✨

Any questions? Please contact Luke Manno or Mrs. Tate ( 


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 - 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 place 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. Instead 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 student’s parents who have helped us by following these procedures throughout the first semester. 

Parking Second Semester- If you need to add another vehicle to your parking sticker, please use the following link. Starting the week of January 22nd, we will return to fines for cars without a parking sticker.

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!

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

  • Our next meeting will be held at Mi Jalisco on Monday, February 5th at 6:30 pm. This will be a short meeting collecting raffle ticket money and preparing for BINGO. If you would like to donate a gift card or winning gift basket, please bring it to the meeting or arrange a time for us to meet up.

  • Mark your calendars:

    • LOVE BINGO will be held on Saturday, February 10th. The doors open at 5:30 pm and games will start at 6:00 pm. Spaghetti Dinner, snacks, and desserts will be available.  If you are willing to donate gift basket items or gift cards, click below on the sign-up genius link. We are hoping to make this one our biggest yet! Here is a sign-up genius for seniors to earn tickets, please consider volunteering. ANG Class of 2024: LOVE Bingo (

    • PRESALE BINGO TICKETS: SENIORS come out and play for $15 and go into a drawing for a $50 gift card! Presale tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) and are available to purchase at River Road Cottage and at Simply Fetching a Creative Boutique in Goochland.

    • Casino Night at Bandits Ridge on Friday, March 15th from  6:30 - 10:00 pm. Do you know someone who has a business or would like to sponsor a table? We have different levels of sponsorships. Please reach out to ANG and let them know you would like to know more!

  • 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