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!
The last All Night Graduation Bingo event was so fun they’ve decided to do it again! Join in the Bingo fun on Saturday, April 23rd, at Goochland High School. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, and games start at 6:00 pm. They will have 12 games for $20 and gift card prizes! The All Night Graduation Committee has a limited number of Bingo sheets, so secure yours now 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.
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 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.
GCPS 2023-24SY Balanced Calendar 2.0 Meeting
Dr. Raley, Goochland County Public Schools superintendent, will host a Google Meet with the GCPS community on Tuesday, March 15th, to discuss the new balanced calendar 2.0 for the 2023-24SY. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. Please use this link to join: https://meet.google.com/gwk-jvii-xmv.
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, https://goochlandschools.org, by clicking on the “Boundary Adjustment” button on the homepage. In addition, GCPS plans to hold a community meeting on Wednesday, 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 https://coopstratprojects.com/gcps/, which includes links to enrollment data, frequently asked questions, and presentations. Draft maps will also be available on the site.
The superintendent plans 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. See this flyer attached for details.
GHS Teacher Of The Year
Congratulations to our 2022 GHS Teacher of the Year, Ms. Taylor Reahard! Ms. Reahard is one of our incredibly talented teachers who teaches our ACA Psychology classes. She is someone who cares deeply about each of her students, and they love her for it. Through her creative plans and cross-collaborative lessons, Ms. Reahard engages our students in critical thinking and problem-solving experiences. She also dedicates countless hours as our Senior class advisor and graduation planner. We are delighted to have Ms. Reahard represent us at the district level. Please join me in congratulating her on receiving this prestigious award!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.com).
Interact Club Hygiene Product Drive
Attention students, the Interact Club asks you to bring in hygiene product donations for Goochland Cares. Hygiene products such as toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, dish soap, laundry soap, and disinfectant wipes are preferred, but all donations are appreciated! We will collect donations during Bulldog Blocks from March 14th - 18th. As an incentive, there will be a breakfast treat party for the Bulldog Block that collects the most hygiene items. For more information, please contact Ms. Gargiulo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Rodriguez (email@example.com).
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!
Partnership For The Future
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 lens of our BARKS core values. Those in attendance at the event will experience a variety of viewpoints from our GHS Community. Students, if you need more information about becoming a speaker or attending this optional event, please complete the Google Form on Schoology in the Virtual Learning Commons.