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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!

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. 

Christmas Mother Food Drive

Attention students: The Interact Club is asking YOU to bring in donations for the Christmas Mother canned food drive. Canned food items such as meats, beans, and peanut butter are preferred, but all donations are appreciated. GHS will collect donations during Bulldog Blocks from November 15th - 19th. There will be a prize for the Bulldog Block that collects the most food items. For more information, please contact Ms. Gargiulo ( or Ms. Rodriguez (

Girls Soccer Interest Meeting

There will be an interest meeting for any girls interested in playing soccer on Wednesday, November 10th, in the cafeteria during Bulldog Block.  Please reach out to Coach Funkhouser ( if you have any questions.

Patio Expansion

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. 

Poinsettia Sale

It’s that time again! Please consider ordering beautiful Poinsettias from our very own Southern States to support Goochland County All Night Graduation. They invite you to ask your friends, family, church, and business to order online using this link. The All Night Graduation Committee appreciates your support!

Sick Kicks Shoe Drive

Goochland High School is continuing the Sick Kicks Shoe Drive program again this year! The final collection day will be Wednesday, December 1st. This deadline will provide us with 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 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 (, Easton (, or me ( with any questions. 


If your child is a sophomore, they may be eligible to be a part of the SOAR Virginia program. SOAR Virginia is sponsored by Virginia529 and brought to you by GRASP. 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.  

For more information about SOAR, please go to and to apply. Also, please have your child turn in an Enrollment form to School Counseling by November 15th, 2021. There are only a limited number of students selected.  For more information, please contact Laurie Deadrick at 

Summer Residential Governor's School Applications Are LIVE!

Summer Residential Governor's School applications are now available on the VDOE website. Each program is available to Sophomores and Juniors only. The programs are for four weeks during the month of July and are free to students. These amazing opportunities take place on college campuses across the Commonwealth and offer a variety of fun and enriching activities to explore. 

Be advised that to apply you will need two teacher evaluations and applications are due on January 6, 2022. Please reach out to Ms. Coddington ( if you have any questions about specific programs or how to apply. GHS would love to have our students apply to these fantastic opportunities!

Veterans Day Assembly

On Thursday, November 11th, GHS will host our annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony at 10:20 am in the school auditorium. Our seniors will attend the event in person, and our underclassmen will view the ceremony via live stream from their Bulldog Block locations. We also ask that our students and teachers wear red, white, and blue that day to honor our service members. 

Please wish our MCJROTC Cadets, Band, and Jazz Choir luck as we celebrate America and those brave few who answered her clarion call to serve in her defense. 

Winter Sports 

Winter sports start at Goochland High School this week. Here is information for various sports:

  • Boys Basketball: Monday, November 8th, at 3:45 pm in the GHS Gym. Contact Coach Gordon at for more information.
  • Girls Basketball: Monday, November 8th, at 5:45 pm in the GHS Gym. Contact Coach Leabough at or Coach Harris at for more information.
  • Indoor Track:  Monday, November 15th, at 3:45 pm at the GHS Stadium/Track. Contact Coach Fowler at for more information.
  • Swim: Monday, November 8th, at 4:00 pm at the Goochland YMCA. Contact Coach Brown at for more information.
  • Winter Cheer: Wednesday, November 10th, at 4:00 pm in the GHS Cafeteria. Contact Coach Toney at for more information.
  • Wrestling: Monday, November 8th, at 3:45 pm in the GHS Cafeteria. Contact Coach Wampler at for more information.

All participants must have a physical dated after May 1st, 2021 to participate. We look forward to seeing our athletes in action this winter!

Yearbooks - Current Year

To pre-order your 2022 yearbook, please go to 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.