GHS news


ANG Monthly Meeting - ANG will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 15th at 6:30 pm at Mi Jalisco. Please make plans to attend!

Summer Credit Accrual Parent Meeting - Do you want to learn more about our credit accrual summer program? Please join us virtually on Tuesday, April 16th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm as we discuss course offerings for credit accrual delivered online via Apex: Health/PE 9, Health/PE 10, Economics and Personal Finance, English 12, and Government. Please note that all courses will be capped at 15 students. GCPS students will have first priority enrollment through Thursday, June 1st. ***Join the discussion HERE OR call in at 1-909-683-0287 PIN: 345 271 886#

GCPS Summer School - Goochland offers credit accrual virtual summer courses in Health/PE 9, Health/PE 10 (this class does not include the Driver’s Education instruction), Economics and Personal Finance, English 12, and Government.  All courses will be delivered using Apex, a self-paced learning platform. ***Dates: June 11th, 2024-August 2nd, 2024 ***Tuition: Current GCPS Students, $280/course, in-county residents $280/course, out-of-county $499/course ***For more information and dates of the summer classes, please go to our Summer Programming website.   Registration will begin on April 17th, 2024, and close on June 10th, 2024. 

Summer School Driver’s Ed (Classroom Component - does not include Behind the Wheel)- This 30-hour course is taught in person by a certified GCPS teacher and will satisfy the classroom component required for a student to obtain a driver's license for a fee once a student completes Behind the Wheel at a certified driving school.  For more information and dates of the summer classes, please go to our Summer Programming website.  Registration will begin on April 17th, 2024. ***Dates: June 10th, 2024-June 14th, 2024 (Monday-Friday) ***Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ***Location: Goochland High School Room F181 - (transportation not provided) ***Tuition: $100

Mock Interviews - GHS will host our sixth annual Mock Interviews Event on Thursday, April 18th.  Business leaders from around the Richmond-Metro area have volunteered to spend their morning with us to interview our students and provide them with feedback. Our seniors and junior CTE completers will be participating in this event.  We look forward to offering this fantastic opportunity for our students to prepare them to be career-ready!

Prom Ticket Sales/Guest Forms - The Junior Class of Goochland High School is proud to announce the prom of 2024! This year the theme will be "Masquerade Ball" and will be held at Hermitage Country Club on Saturday, April 27th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Come out in your finest mystique attire and dance the night away to a live band! Tickets are on sale now through GoFan and guest forms are now available in the front office. Ticket sales will end on Friday, April 26th so please do not wait until the day of prom to buy your ticket. Ticket prices are $15 for Seniors, $30 for Juniors, and $40 for non-GHS or underclassmen guests. All non-GHS guests must have a permission form on file and submitted to Mrs. Lorello by Friday, April 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lorello (

Teacher Professional Development - GCPS will be closed on Friday, April 19th, for a teacher professional development day. We hope you enjoy your long weekend!

Goochland Drama Department Presents: Bright Star: School Edition - Bright Star (School Edition) is based on a true story written by comedian/banjo player Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. Bright Star is a musical set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina that travels through time between the 1920s and 40s. The story follows the life of Alice Murphy, an acclaimed literary editor who comes to meet a young soldier just home from World War II. Alice's meeting with this soldier sparks a connection, which leads her on a journey to find information from her past. Although this show might not pique the interest of our younger audience members, it is a perfect date night show that includes a love story that spans generations. If you love Bluegrass music, this might be the show for you! 


Friday, April 19th at 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 21st at 2:00 PM


$10 for Students (K-12)

$15 for Adults

Click Here to purchase your tickets.

Teen Driver Seminar - The annual “Teen Driver Seminar” with Deputy Scott Leabough ( will be held on Saturday, April 20th in the GHS student parking lot from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Please contact Deputy Leabough if you are interested in attending. Please email him with your student's full name, parent/guardian name, phone number, and email address.

EPF W!se Assessment Optional Tutoring - Students enrolled in Economics and Personal Finance are invited to take advantage of tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 to 5:15 pm in room E161. This dedicated block of time will help provide additional support for the W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test, which will be administered during the last week of April and the first week of May. During after-school tutoring sessions, snacks will be provided, but transportation is not. If you have any questions please email Mrs. EYP 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. 


Prom Spirit Week Days - Please join the Bulldog Family with our Prom Spirit Week dress-up days during the week of April 22nd - 26th:

  • Monday = Student/Teacher Swap

  • Tuesday =  Sports Jersey vs. Jersey Shore

  • Wednesday = Soccer Mom vs. BBQ Dad

  • Thursday = Barbie vs. Oppenheimer

  • Friday = Adam Sandler Day

Math Instructional Resources - GCPS will host a public review period for math instructional resources being considered for grades 6 - 12. These resources will be available for any member of our community interested in reviewing materials from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday or by appointment from April 22nd through May 3rd in the GCPS administration building at 2938-I River Road West, Goochland, Virginia.

Senior Cap and Gown Pick-up - Jostens will be here to deliver caps and gowns, as well as other senior products ordered earlier in the year, on Thursday, April 25th, and Friday, April 26th, during all lunches. Please ensure you pick up all items from Jostens on this day.  If you still need to order your cap and gown, please email our Jostens rep, Sarah Dunn (, ASAP to ensure your order arrives in time for graduation! 

Dual Enrollment Courses - GCPS is dedicated to making dual enrollment college courses accessible to any of our students who can benefit from them. We are thrilled this year to partner with the Goochland Community Action Program (GCAP) to offer financial assistance for course fees to any family who financially qualifies and whose child will be taking a Reynolds dual enrollment class next year. Please find the application for Dual Enrollment Assistance linked here. Eligibility guidelines and directions for completing and returning the form are included. All forms should be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 30th. Adherence to this deadline is important, as grant funds through GCAP are limited. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Beth Fowler, GCPS Coordinator of Student Advancement, with any questions (

Miss Goochland Pageant 2024 - The Miss Goochland Pageant will be held on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm. Those interested in participating in the pageant please fill out the Google registration form found at Registration and entry fees are due by Friday, April 26th. Fees can be paid by cash or check made out to Goochland Middle School. The fee can be given to the following GCPS staff members: 

Byrd Elementary School - Madison Jackson, School Counselor

Goochland Elementary School - Carrie Toney, School Nurse

Randolph Elementary School - Ashley Upston, School Secretary 

Goochland Middle School - Madalyn Sullivan, Speech Language Pathologist

Goochland High School - Madalyn Sullivan, Speech Language Pathologist

Please contact Coach Jackson ( or Coach Sullivan ( with any questions.

PTSA Update - GHS PTSA is working with our Admin team to recognize the hard work and dedication of our GHS teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6th - 10th. Each day of the week has a theme. As such, they have put together a Signup Genius for the items needed for each day, as well as volunteer slots to help set up and take down lunches; and assemble snack baskets for each teacher pod and Gtech. No time to shop? They’ll do it for you! Monetary contributions can be made here. If you have any questions or want to help, please contact Peggy Finck, Charlene Bryce, or Keisha Carroll. They can all be reached at We all thank you in advance for your support.

GCPS Wellness Night - GCPS is hosting a Wellness Fun Run for our Goochland Community on Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the GHS stadium. The purpose of the event is to promote health and wellness among students, families, and staff.  We'll have food trucks, games, bouncy houses, and door prizes. We'll also have various community organizations there to help connect families with resources. Participants will also be able to participate in a "fun run" with colored chalk.  Come out and join the GCPS mental health team, participate in games, and enjoy a free night of family fun! This event will be fun for all ages. Please contact Ashley Lawson ( or Kristin Dunnigan ( with any questions.


Athletics Survey - Since we have closed out the winter athletic season, our athletics department would like to hear feedback from our parents and student-athletes. Parents, please use the link to the 2023/24 Parent End of Season Survey, and students should use the link to the 2023/24 Student End of Season Survey to provide us with commendations and suggestions for improvement. We look forward to reviewing the results.

Dress Code Reminders - As we head into the warmer months, we would like to remind our students and their parents of our GCPS Dress Code. Parents, we ask that you speak with your child about this policy, as we will ramp up enforcement of the policy this spring. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Parking Passes - GHS student parking passes are running low. Due to limited spaces for student parking, we only have 12 passes left.  We will stop sales when we have reached our limit of spaces.  The remaining spaces will be sold on a first-come/first-serve basis.  To purchase a parking pass, students must pay the parking fee and complete both the VDOE parking registration form and GHS student parking contract.  Please reach out to Mr. Kempf ( with any questions.

Vaccines Required for Rising Seniors - Are you the parent of a current 11th grader? If so, your student is required to have at least one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) after the age of 16. These immunizations are provided through your healthcare provider and the Goochland Health Department. Various pharmacies and care centers like Patient First may also provide this vaccine. Your student must provide documentation of this vaccination (or a Religious Exemption form) by the first day of school in August 2024. Students will not be allowed to attend school until documentation is received. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Griffith at 556-5322 or by email at

Virtual VA Summer School Classes - Goochland County Public Schools will be utilizing Virtual Virginia this summer to provide credit accrual course options for high school students that are not offered through GCPS.  Courses offered ***Summer Session: June 17-July 26, 2024 ***Registration: March 1-June 18 2024 (Registration Form) ***Tuition: $375 per person, per course ***Who: Virtual Virginia summer school is for credit accrual only, not recovery of failed classes. Students should be motivated and task-driven. Students should plan to spend approximately 4-5 hours per day on a course. Students may take a maximum of 2 courses (8-10 hours per day for two courses).

Senior Class of 2024

All Night Graduation - Mark your calendars for the following Senior Events:

  • Sunday, May 5th - Baccalaureate service at 3:00 pm in the GHS Auditorium. Seniors will need to arrive by 2:30 pm. Please wear your cap and gown.  We hope our graduates and their families will join together for an opportunity to come together for a non-denominational service to pause and reflect on this upcoming milestone with speakers and music. SENIORS- This is your last opportunity to earn tickets for your Senior Sunset raffles! Make sure you come to listen to a great message and earn some extra tickets.  

  • Saturday, May 18th - Seniors are invited to walk in the Goochland Day parade at 10:00 am. We will provide more details later!

  • Monday, June 3rd - Byrd Elementary seniors and parents are invited to open their 2015-2017 BES time capsules at 6:30 pm. This will take place at Byrd Elementary School. Come and open your capsule to see what you and your family put in it back in 5th grade. This is a wonderful night to reconnect with Byrd families, and some of your favorite teachers and reminisce on your favorite memories!

  • Friday, June 7th - Be sure to mark your calendars for our Senior Sunset Event at GHS. This event will take place from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. It will be an amazing night of fun activities. Dinner and dessert will be provided! 

College Vaccination Records - If your college-bound student needs their vaccination records, Nurse Griffith can provide those for you. Please reach out to her at  Please allow 24 hours for turn-around time for the records. 

Senior Projects - Seniors, your 24 hours of service and final presentation are due on Tuesday, May 14th. Do not put it off until the last minute. Remember that you must complete a Senior Project to participate in graduation. If you need help, please contact Mr. Cutro ( or your government teacher as soon as possible.

ACA Graduation Regalia - As previously announced, ACA graduation will take place on Tuesday, May 14th at 2:00 pm at the VCU Siegel Center. Graduation regalia can be purchased beginning April 1st, 2024, at  ACA graduates will need to order the Associate unit and Reynolds embroidered stole (the certificate unit, while cheaper, is not the same). The stole may also be worn with your Goochland gown for all GHS graduation-related events.  Visit the Reynolds graduation site for more detailed information about Reynold's graduation celebrations and events.  

Graduation - We are excited to announce that we will hold our Class of 2024 graduation services on Saturday, June 8th, at Goochland High School at 7:30 pm (rain date: Sunday, June 9th, at 7:30 pm). Additional details will be forthcoming, but rest assured, our graduation committee will work extremely hard to make this another exceptional graduation service, one deserving of an exceptional class. Feel free to contact Ms. Reahard ( with any questions.