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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. 

Fine Arts Festival

I apologize for the misinformation in the Bulldog Bulletin last week, but GCPS has decided to cancel the Fine Arts Festival this year. We hope to revive the project next spring, but in the meantime, we will continue to celebrate Youth Art Month in March!

GCPS Elementary Boundary Adjustment

As the GCPS Elementary Boundary Adjustment process moves forward, community members are encouraged to participate in a survey that will open on March 9th and close on March 23rd. The survey will be available online, and limited paper copies will be placed at division schools in the main offices. Links to the survey will be available on March 9th on the division’s website,, by clicking on the “Boundary Adjustment” button on the homepage. In addition, GCPS plans to hold a community meeting on March 16th in the Goochland High School Auditorium starting at 6:00 pm to gather input.

Community members are encouraged to visit the project website at, which includes links to enrollment data, frequently asked questions, and presentations. Draft maps will also be available on the site.

The superintendent is scheduled to make his recommendation to the School Board at the May 10th regular meeting. We hope you will consider participating in these community input opportunities.

Goochland Community Theater Production

Goochland Community Theatre presents its youth production of Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom, directed by GHS graduate Dillon White, on Friday, March 11th, at 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 12th, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, March 13th, at 2:00 pm at Central High Cultural and Educational Complex. Admission is $12 for students and senior citizens and $15 for general admission. Please visit for more information.

Helping Paws Community Day

We are incredibly excited about our Annual Helping Paws Community Day on April 1st, 2022. Over seventy-five students signed up to lend a helping hand to our community members. Our students will volunteer their time at several locations around the county to show their gratitude for everything our community does to support our school. Parents, please let me know if you want to pitch in and help in any way.

We look forward to another fantastic day giving back to our community!

Health and Safety Reminders

We are grateful for the continuing CDC recommendations that guide our school system as we return to some degree of pre-pandemic practices. As we move forward, it is also important to remember to keep your children home when they are sick. Students who have a fever over 100 F must remain out of school for 24 hours fever-free without fever-reducing medications. If you are unsure if you should send your student, please contact Nurse Duffey (

As a reminder, while wearing masks in the school building is optional, individuals returning from isolation or quarantine are required to mask from Day 6 - Day 10. If students cannot do so, they should remain out of school for the entire ten days of their isolation or quarantine. If you have any questions about this, please contact Nurse Duffey (

Mock Interviews

We are excited to announce that GHS will host our fourth annual Mock Interviews Event on Wednesday, March 30th. Business leaders from around the Richmond-Metro area have volunteered to spend their morning with us to interview our students and provide them with feedback. This year, we have expanded the number of students participating, asking our seniors and CTE completers to participate.

We look forward to offering this fantastic opportunity for our students to prepare them to be career-ready!

National School Breakfast Week

Goochland County Public schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during the week of March 7th-11th, 2022.

GCPS offers school breakfasts, complete with fruit, juice, and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day. School breakfast is linked to better attendance rates, improved behavior, decreased tardiness to school, and better memory and comprehension. School breakfast can also help protect against obesity and stop hunger-related stomach aches and headaches. In addition, eating free school breakfast can help save money and give families one less thing to worry about in the morning.

This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows all children to receive school breakfast and lunch for free, so it’s an excellent time for families to give school breakfast a try! 

Partnership For The Future

A representative from Partnership for the Future (PFF) will speak to all current 9th-grade students on Thursday, March 10th, during Bulldog Block. Partnership for the Future is a fantastic program that supports participating students pursuing post-secondary education. High school students gain invaluable access to college prep courses, personal development workshops, one-on-one counseling, and college savings-plan incentives through PFF. With the help of corporate and university partners, PFF arranges college visits and workplace internships that place students on a clear path from high school to college to the workplace.  Interested students must apply for a position in the program, and applications are due on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Sophomore ACA Kick-Off Event

Sophomore ACA students and parents, please mark your calendars now for Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, at 6:00 PM! You are cordially invited to join the Reynolds Career Coach, the ACA Site Director, current professors, and students that evening for our virtual ACA Summer Preparation Kick-off (available via Google Meet). We'll cover topics such as the required summer course outlines, payment timelines, communication channels, access to resources, and strategies for planning, surviving, and thriving beyond the summer. We can't wait to see you all there! 

Spring MAP Assessments

MAP testing is a chance for students and teachers to see student growth over the school year. Spring MAP testing begins the week of March 21st in Math and English classes. We strongly encourage our students to get plenty of rest before taking these critical assessments. Contact your child’s Math or English teacher if you have questions. 

TED Talks X Bulldog Block

Attention students: On Thursday, March 31st, during Bulldog Block, TED (Teens Empowering Diversity) Talks X Bulldog Block will provide an opportunity for students to share ideas through a speech, essay, poem, or another form of art. Participants will have a chance to share their perspectives and voice through the filter of our BARKS core values. Those in attendance at the event will experience a variety of viewpoints from our GHS Community.  If you need more information about becoming a speaker or attending this event, please complete the Google Form on Schoology in the Virtual Learning Commons. There will be an interest meeting in the Learning Commons on Monday, March 7th, during Bulldog Block. 

Virtual College Exploration Group

Mr. Getter and Mrs. Ferrell will facilitate a small group for juniors interested in learning more about the college admissions process and exploring four-year colleges. This group will meet virtually on Tuesdays during Bulldog Block from March 15th - April 26th, 2022. Students who want to participate in this group must fill out this Google Form

Wellness Wednesday: Student Remix

Bulldog Family, please be on the lookout for our Psychology and Marketing students’ Wellness Wednesday: Student Remix campaign. This week, students will highlight meditation. Check out GHS’ posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Schoology and hashtags #GHSMeditate and #GHSWellnessWednesday.