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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!

9th Grade Laptop Training

Laptop training for 9th graders will occur during their English class next Thursday and Friday, September 9th and 10th. Students will learn MacBook and Google Workspace basics to ensure they feel comfortable using the laptops for learning. 

Advance College Academy (ACA) Applications

9th and 10th-grade students, Advance College Academy (ACA) applications are now open! 

ACA is a dual enrollment program in which students obtain a transferable Associate of Science degree in Social Science from Reynolds Community College while earning their Goochland High School diploma. ACA students typically take honors classes during their freshman and sophomore years, then college classes during their junior and senior years. While many students apply and are accepted to ACA during their 8th-grade year, students may also apply to enter ACA in the fall of their 9th or 10th grades. Please see the attached application, your school counselor, or Dr. Beth Fowler ( for more information. 

All fall ACA applications are due to Ms. Raenell Foster by 3:35 pm on Friday, October 1st, 2021. 

Applications For Student Leadership Openings

Attention Freshmen and Sophomores, are you interested in becoming a student leader for your grade? Do you want to show that you have school spirit and leadership skills to inspire others? Then you should apply to be on the Student Advisory Council! We are looking for four freshmen who want to lead their classmates through teamwork and ingenuity. Positions available are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We also are looking for two sophomores to join our leaders as well. Please see Ms. Coddington in room B122 (English Hallway) if you have questions or wish to apply. 

Athletics and Activities

Please visit for up-to-date schedule information. Many of these events can be streamed live at Feel free to reach out to Joe Fowler ( if you have any questions or need more information. 

Attendance Awareness Month:

For those who don’t know, September is Attendance Awareness Month, and we take time to highlight the importance of school attendance and its impact on students' future successes. When attendance is improved, so are academic achievements and graduation rates. Join us in talking with your students this month about the importance of regular school attendance and reflecting on your own expectations for their attendance. Thank you in advance for your support!

Boys Basketball Open Gym

Boys basketball open gyms and workouts will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:15 pm. The first workout will be on Tuesday, September 7th. All players must have a completed VHSL physical form on file to participate. Please contact Coach Gordon if you have any questions (

GCPS Closed

As a reminder, GCPS will be closed on Monday, September 6th, while we celebrate the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Have a great three-day weekend!

Goochland County All Night Graduation Senior Corner

There are many opportunities to get involved in fundraisers and Senior events, so the Goochland County All Night Graduation Committee encourages everyone to enter their information on the ANG Contact Information Form! ANG houses all of their efforts on their ANG Website. They often post on the GCPS Class of 2022 Facebook page, and students in the GHS Class of 2022 manage their own Instagram page @2022 Class Student Officers. You can also contact ANG Leaders through their email account ( They hope that by sharing this information with our senior parents, everyone feels included in their event. 

Senior Information Night

Senior Parents are cordially invited to join the School Counseling Team in the I.D.E.A. Lab at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 16th, for Senior Information Night. The evening's informative presentation will cover topics including senior projects and the college application process. Juniors, are you and your parents interested in getting a sneak peek into these issues, as well? If so, please feel free to join us!

Senior Projects

Senior Project information will be handed out in Government classes this week. Parents, we have included a letter with a signature page that must be signed and returned to your child's government teacher by October 12th. Please be aware that your child must complete a Senior Project to participate in Goochland High School's graduation ceremony at the end of the year. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bolt (, our Senior Project Coordinator.

Student Directory Information Sharing

Goochland High School is updating our information and asking that you take the time to complete the "agreements" page located under the forms tab on your parent PowerSchool account. The "agreements" page is used to ensure we are not giving out student directory information to anyone if you choose not to give it out. You can choose to release all directory information or selectively omit information such as height, weight, gender, or contact information for military recruitment. 

Please make sure all the questions on the form are completed by Friday, September 10th, 2021. After that date, GHS will be allowed to share your child's directory information with third parties. If you need assistance with the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please email Raenell Foster (

Student Drivers

Tuesday, September 7th, will be your final day to pick up your parking pass if you plan to begin parking at GHS right away. Students without a pass will need to see Ms. Hudak during lunch to pick up their parking pass. If you drive to school without one, you will be ticketed starting Wednesday, September 8th, and can have your driving privileges suspended. All students with parking passes will need to view the parking rules video and complete a brief quiz. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hudak ( 

Suicide Prevention Month

Our school counseling department would like to inform everyone that September is Suicide Prevention Month. We can all prevent suicide by familiarizing ourselves with the signs of suicide, helping others in crisis, and connecting others with resources. The acronym ACT can help students remember the steps to follow if someone tells them they are thinking of committing suicide: Acknowledge their statement, let them know you Care, and Tell a trusted adult. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also here to help. Caring individuals willing to connect others with counselors can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK. Individuals can also text or chat online with a caring professional. 

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Visit The Learning Commons

Students, would you like to check out a book, take a break from the classroom, eat lunch in a quiet space, or collaborate in a small group? Starting Tuesday, September 7th, you can visit the Learning Commons! To get a pass, visit the Learning Commons before school to get a pass for Bulldog Block or lunch. If you cannot make it to the Learning Commons before school, Schoology message Ms. Gilstrap, and she will tell you what you need to do!