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!
Academic Awards Ceremony
We are excited to announce that we will recognize almost 300 students at this year’s Academic Awards Ceremony. We will host our Virtual Academic Awards Ceremony Monday, October 18th. If your child is being recognized in the awards ceremony, you will receive notification on Monday, October 11th. If you did not receive news but feel that is a mistake, please contact Mrs. Foster in School Counseling. More information is coming soon to access the Virtual Awards Assembly, but please mark your calendars!
Athletics and Activities
Please visit www.GoochlandBulldogs.com for up-to-date schedule information. Many of these events can be streamed live at www.NFHSNetwork.com. Feel free to reach out to Joe Fowler (email@example.com) if you have any questions or need more information.
Early Dismissal Schedule
As a reminder, Friday, October 15th will be an early dismissal for all students. Students will be dismissed for the day at 1:35 pm.
End of Marking Period 1
The end of the first marking period is Friday, October 15th. Please encourage your child to turn in all marking period one assignments before Friday. Report cards will be distributed to all students on Wednesday, October 27th, during Bulldog Block.
Fall Play: Peter and the Starcatcher
Goochland Drama Department's production of Peter and the Starcatcher will take place the weekend of October 15th-17th. Based on the book Peter and the Starcatchers, this Tony Award-winning play is a precursor to the classic story of Peter Pan. In this comedy, guests follow the journey of Peter and his friends as they try to prevent pirates and other seafarers from stealing a treasure chest filled with a magical substance called "starstuff."
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. To purchase tickets and more show information, please visit our online ticketing website Ticket Spicket.
Financial Aid Support
The FAFSA opened on October 1st. To get help filling out this form and getting as much money as possible for your child to go to college, please sign-up for a virtual meeting with Mrs. Laurie Deadrick, our GRASP Advisor. You may also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Night
The GHS School Counseling Department is partnering with GRASP and the University of Richmond Office of Financial Aid to provide a Financial Aid Night on Monday, November 1st at 6:00 pm. This event will be virtual and accessed with this Google Meet Link (or by calling (US) +1 240-356-1446 PIN: 742 654 516#).
The Gallup Student Poll is a 20-question survey that measures hope, engagement, and well-being for students in grades 5-12. Please click on this link for additional information. Students will be surveyed on Wednesday, October 27th during 3rd Block. The survey will not ask for any information that can identify your student, and it should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. If you would like to opt out of this survey, please make a written request to your child’s school. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Richards, Goochland High School’s Instructional Technology Coach, at email@example.com. The feedback we collect from this survey will guide our work to continue to deliver a quality educational experience for your child, and we appreciate your support.
Every October we celebrate Kindness Month at GHS. Kindness is one of our core values, and this month we challenge all Bulldogs to focus on doing kind acts for others. We are excited to spend the month with you spreading kindness across our school and community. Be on the lookout for our Virtual Kindness Month activities and posts throughout this month on Schoology. We look forward to continuing to build upon our culture of kindness at Goochland High School!
Mark your calendars! Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, October 25th from 12:00-7:00 PM. You will have the option to meet with teachers in person at GHS or virtually on Google Meet. A link to sign-up for conferences will be sent out in next week’s Bulldog Bulletin.
As a reminder, the back patio will be closed to students and staff as the patio expansion project continues this week. Upon completion, this project will ultimately provide greater outdoor space for students. Once again, any students who enter the building from the back parking lot must enter through Door 3 near the greenhouse in the mornings and afternoons rather than through the cafeteria doors.
On Wednesday, October 13th, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will join students around the nation in taking the PSAT. The PSAT is a standardized test which is a practice test for the SAT, one of the tests used for college entrance. It is a timed test; students will begin testing at approximately 9:30 am and finish around 1:00 pm. PSAT Day is an excellent opportunity to experience the testing environment for the SAT.
Since all underclassmen will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13th, Seniors will work asynchronously from home that day.
Senior Corner - All Night Graduation
Attention Seniors, your first senior event sponsored by All Night Graduation (ANG) is booked, and it's free!
Senior Night at the Goochland Drive-In:
- Sunday, October 17th at 5:15 pm
- Seniors only event
- Free movie, popcorn, and drink
- Movie is TBD
- Please click on this link to get your free ticket and to also help us pick the movie! **You must complete the information in the link below to participate in this free senior event**
Also, don't forget:
- Please pay your ANG senior fee of $10 through Venmo, @GoochlandANG. ANG senior fees must be paid as soon as possible but not required for participation in our first event on October 17th.
If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOAR Virginia® is an Early Commitment Scholarship Program created and funded by Virginia529℠ to inspire and assist high school students in reaching their post-secondary education goals.
Current 10th graders are eligible to apply for this program. Fifteen students will be chosen from our application process. To participate, eligible students pledge to meet program requirements. In return, students receive a range of assistance and may accumulate scholarship support of up to $2,000 to apply toward their post-secondary education expenses.
Interested students should fill out the application and return it to Mrs. Foster in School Counseling. For questions about this program, please contact Mrs. Deadrick, our GRASP Advisor, at email@example.com.
Sick Kicks Shoe Drive
We are excited to announce that Goochland High School will continue the Sick Kicks Shoe Drive program again this year! They began collecting shoe donations on Monday, September 27th, and scheduled the final collection day for Wednesday, December 1st. They chose these dates to allow maximum time for donations to be accepted and enough time for organizing, sanitizing, and sorting the shoes to prepare them for distribution on Saturday, December 11th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please drop them off at the high school in the hallway near the front entrance during the school day. We will have a donation box in the foyer. We will also accept donations during home football games throughout the fall. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Hailey (firstname.lastname@example.org), Easton (email@example.com), or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
To allow students to dress for Spirit Week, we have postponed our underclass picture days. Instead of this week, we will take Underclass pictures on Thursday, October 28th, and Friday, October 29th, 2021. Freshmen and sophomores will take pictures through PE classes. Juniors will take pictures through English classes. Students can pick up a picture form from their PE or English teachers later in the month. Freshmen and Sophomores not in a PE class will take their pictures during their Bulldog Block. See Ms. Coddington for a form in B122. The last call for Seniors is Monday, October 18th. Please email questions to Ms. Coddington. (email@example.com).
Yearbooks - Current Year
To pre-order your 2022 yearbook, please go to balfour.com. Currently, the price is $60. The price goes up to $70 on January 1, 2022. To avoid over-ordering, we will ONLY order enough yearbooks this year for those who pay by February 1, 2022. Seniors can also purchase Senior ads at this site.