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!
ANG BINGO Night
Please consider joining Goochland All Night Graduation on Saturday, January 29th, at 6:00 pm for a fun evening of BINGO to support the senior class of 2022! Bring a friend, family member, or members of your church for twelve games of BINGO and fun with prizes up to $100. Best of all, it’s only $20 to participate, and food will be available for purchase! Sign up to attend by using this link.
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.
The new boys lacrosse team will start preseason conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the practice field behind GMS. Student-athletes must have a completed physical form on file to participate. Please reach out to Coach Leynes for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curriculum Night (Virtual)
Attention current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students and parents: GHS will host our annual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, January 26th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. To allow the greatest possible participation for our families, we have decided to hold this as a virtual event via Google Meet. We will begin the night with our school counseling session that will focus on graduation requirements and guidance on how to complete the course selection process. Next week, I will send out our Curriculum Night website to access our virtual meeting links in my Bulldog Bulletin. We hope that the convenience of logging in from the comfort of your home will entice students and parents to participate in this informational event.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
GHS A Cappella Auditions
Goochland High School will hold auditions for the GHS A Cappella group, Varsity Vocals, on Thursday, January 20th, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Ms. Halye’s room, R226, at Goochland Middle School. Students are asked to prepare one minute of a song of their choice. Students, if you beatbox, please be prepared to showcase that as well!
Girls lacrosse will begin conditioning on Wednesday, January 19th, at Goochland Elementary School. Conditioning will run from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. No lacrosse experience is necessary, but student-athletes must have a completed physical form on file to participate. Please reach out to Coach James with any questions at email@example.com.
Powderpuff Volleyball Game
As part of her senior Project, Nova Wonderling, and other members of the GHS Volleyball team, will host the Powderpuff Volleyball game on Monday, January 24th at 6:30 pm in the GHS gymnasium. Come watch the Seniors and Juniors battle for supremacy on the volleyball court. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door on Monday night. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Goochland Fine Arts Department.
We hope to see you there!
SAT Prep At GHS
Goochland High School will be a test center for the March 12th SATs. You must register with College Board by February 11th to reserve a seat.
In preparation for this SAT, Goochland County Public Schools is partnering with the University of Richmond for an 18-hour SAT Prep Course offered at Goochland High School. The cost is $100 and includes the Princeton Review textbook. Space is capped at 25 students. Please see the attached flyer for detailed information on dates, registration, and payment.
Teachers are currently making recommendations for classes for the 2022-2023 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 2022-23SY scheduling timeline:
- January 11th - 19th, 2022 - Teacher Recommendation Window
- January 26th, 2022 - Virtual GHS Curriculum Night
- February 1st - 4th, 2022 - School Counseling Lessons in English classes
- February 1st - 9th, 2022 - PowerSchool Parent Portal Open to Make course requests in PowerSchool for the 2022-2023 School Year
- February 14th - 25th, 2022 - School Counselors will meet with EACH student for their Academic and Career Planning meeting and review their course requests for the 2022-2023 school year.
Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
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.
- College Acceptances:
- Let your school counselor know about your college acceptances. We want to celebrate your accomplishments!
- All scholarships that Goochland receives are posted in the Class of 2022 Schoology Resource folder. Please see Mr. Getter if you have any questions about scholarships.
- Financial Aid:
- Students and parents can schedule a virtual meeting with our GRASP Advisor, Mrs. Laurie Deadrick, to discuss financial aid and additional scholarship information. Please use this link to schedule an appointment.
Senior Portraits - LAST CALL
Seniors and Senior Families, due to the inclement weather, the deadline to submit senior portraits from outside studios has been extended to February 1st, 2022. This is a change! Please email the appropriate file (JPEG) to Ms. Coddington at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the deadline to purchase senior ads for the yearbook is also February 1st through the Balfour website.
Yearbooks - Current Year
To pre-order your 2022 yearbook, please go to balfour.com. Currently, the price is $70. Seniors can also purchase Senior ads at this site. To avoid over-ordering, we will ONLY order enough yearbooks this year for those who pay by February 1, 2022.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
The GCPS mental health team members will offer Youth Mental Health First Aid courses throughout the 2021-2022 school year to all interested parents, caregivers, and adult community members. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to children and youth experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. This training is designed for adults who have frequent contact with youth, such as parents, school staff, coaches, volunteers, and community members. Check out the website at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ to learn more about the program! We have two training sessions scheduled for January 28th, 2022, and February 18th, 2022. If you want to sign up or receive more information, please reach out ASAP to one of our certified instructors listed below.
- Ashton Guza, GHS School Counselor - email@example.com
- Allison Mears, GCPS Mental Health Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Danielle Bettin, GCPS School Psychologist - email@example.com