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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or need more information.
Due to the snowstorm during the first week of January, our division lost five valuable instructional days. In order to gain back some of our lost instructional time, both Friday, February 18th, and Monday, March 21st will now be instructional days for students. Schools were previously scheduled to be closed for students on these days for teacher professional workdays.
At this time, Monday, February 21st, is still scheduled to be a holiday for both teachers and students. However, should we miss another school day, Monday, February 21st, will also become an instructional day.
Curriculum Night Session Recordings
Thank you to all who could attend our Virtual Curriculum Night this past Wednesday. We had a great turnout! If you were unable to attend, please visit the Resources page of our Curriculum Night website for session recordings and other information to help you make scheduling decisions for next year.
In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, Goochland High School is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, teachers, and staff on February 18th, 2022, during Block 3. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in our school. As stated in a School Messenger on January 10th, 2022, the survey is voluntary, and your child can decide not to participate at any time. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please contact the school office by February 4th, 2022. You may call the front office at 556-5322, send in a written note, or email Catherine Richards (GHS survey coordinator) at email@example.com.
We are excited to announce that we will hold our Class of 2022 graduation services on Saturday, June 4th, at Goochland High School at 7:30 pm (rain date: Sunday, June 5th, at 7:30 pm). Please know that this was not an easy decision, as there were multiple factors to consider. We truly appreciate the feedback from our students and their parents.
Additional details will be forthcoming, but rest assured, our graduation committee will work extremely hard to make this another very special graduation service, one deserving of an exceptional class. Thank you for your continued support, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
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 this flyer for exact dates, registration, and payment information.
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 remaining 2022-23SY scheduling timeline:
- 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 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. 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
Monday, January 31st, is the last day to purchase the 2022 GHS Yearbook on the Balfour website for $70. We will not buy any yearbooks past February 1st. Please message Ms. Coddington at email@example.com if you have any questions. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Goochland High School history!
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 one more training session scheduled for 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allison Mears, GCPS Mental Health Counselor - email@example.com
- Danielle Bettin, GCPS School Psychologist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted: Lost Library Books
Please check around the house for any library or textbooks. We have more than 300 students that have overdue items and have sent overdue notices via student email. All items can be returned to the Learning Commons. We do not assess fines, but we do charge for lost books. Please email Ms. Gilstrap (email@example.com) if you have any questions.