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 that they have 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.
Since we have closed out the fall and winter athletic seasons, our athletics department would like to hear feedback from our parents and student-athletes. Parents, please use the link to the 2021-22SY Parent End of Season Survey, and students should use the link to the 2021-22SY Student-Athlete End of Season Survey to provide us with commendations and suggestions for improvement. We look forward to reviewing the results.
As a reminder, Monday, March 21st, is now a full instructional day for students and staff. Goochland High School will operate on a Day 1 schedule, which means GHS will have two Day 1s back to back.
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 Elementary Boundary Adjustment
As the GCPS Elementary Boundary Adjustment process moves forward, community members are encouraged to participate in a survey closing on March 23rd. Community members are also encouraged to visit the project website at https://coopstratprojects.com/gcps/, which includes links to enrollment data, frequently asked questions, and presentations.
Dr. Raley 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.
As we head into the warmer months, we would like to remind our students and their parents of our GCPS Dress Code. Parents, we ask that you speak with your child about this policy, as we will ramp up enforcement of the policy this spring. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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!
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.
PTSA Needs Your Help
Please help the GHS PTSA recognize the hard work and dedication of our GHS teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2nd through May 6th. They are helping with three events to celebrate our teachers and need volunteers. They have listed specific items necessary for the events on their Signup Genius and included slots for your ideas. Please contact Beverly St. John (Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or want to help out.
We thank you in advance for your support!
Marking Period 3 report cards will be distributed to all students during their Bulldog Block on Monday, March 28th. If students are absent from their Bulldog Block, they should check in with their Bulldog Block teacher or school counselor to receive their report card.
Seniors, you have less than three months to graduation. If you have not started your Senior Project, now is the time to get it done. Do not put this off until the last minute. Remember that you must complete a Senior Project to participate in graduation. If you need help, please get in touch with Ms. Bolt or your government teacher as soon as possible. Also, if you have not yet ordered your cap and gown, you need to do that as well at jostens.com. The price could go up after Spring Break, so purchase yours now!
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 allow 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.
World Down Syndrome Day
Monday, March 21st, is World Down Syndrome Day. We invite students, staff, and community members to wear your brightest and boldest socks on Monday to raise awareness, encourage acceptance, and promote the inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.