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.
April Calendar Reminders
Goochland County Public Schools will operate on an early release schedule on Friday, April 15th. Additionally, all schools will be closed on Monday, April 18th, for a teacher professional development day. We hope you enjoy your extra long weekend!
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.
Balanced Calendar 2023-24SY
For more than a year, our school community has engaged in discussions about the possibility of adopting a balanced instructional calendar designed to provide additional learning opportunities for students while also allowing for periodic breaks throughout the year to allow both students and staff the opportunity to focus on their health and wellness. This past fall, our school division conducted multiple public meetings designed to capture feedback about this concept. Since then, our team has reflected on the feedback received from our students, staff, and families and created an improved version of the balanced calendar for your consideration.
Highlights of Version 2.0 of the proposed balanced calendar include:
- IF approved, this calendar would be effective for the 2023-2024 school year, allowing our families and staff ample time to plan for this change.
- OPTIONAL intercessions for both students and staff.
- There is an opportunity for 23 additional instructional days for those who participate in the intersessions.
- One week of intersession in October versus two weeks.
- We would start the school year two weeks earlier than our current calendar. This provides for a one-week break in October and a two-week break in March/April for those who choose.
- Remote learning day on Election Day in 2023 to allow our schools to be used as polling locations.
- Opportunities for professional workdays for teachers throughout the year
- Workday for teachers before the winter break in 2023.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts about our revised Balanced Instructional Calendar. The survey provides an anonymous opportunity to share your feedback to help inform a recommendation for the instructional calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. A DRAFT of Version 2.0 of the 2023-2024SY Balanced Calendar is here.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your valuable feedback through this BRIEF survey.
Boys Basketball Interest Meeting and Open Gym Information
Coach Gordon will hold a boys basketball spring open gym interest meeting on Thursday, April 14th, during Bulldog Block. Any boys interested in trying out for the 2022-23 season should plan to attend. Students should see Coach Gordon in I-211 for more details. The first open gym will be on Wednesday, April 20th, from 3:45-5:15 pm.
Dress Code Reminders
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.
GCPS Sense of Belonging Survey
Please find a preview copy of the high school version of the GCPS Sense of Belonging and Inclusion Survey intended to be administered during school in the window of April 19th -29th. The survey aims to provide input on how GCPS is doing towards meeting our annual goals established per policy JFHB/GBAA. All high schoolers will participate in this survey, but please complete this form if you want to opt your child out of this survey.
We look forward to collecting this data and analyzing the survey results.
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!
Senior Cap and Gown Pick-up
Attention seniors: Jostens will be here to deliver caps and gowns, as well as other senior products ordered earlier in the year, on Thursday, April 21st, and Friday, April 22nd, during all lunches. Please ensure you pick up all items from Jostens on these days. If you have not yet ordered your cap and gown, please email our Jostens rep, Sarah Dunn, at email@example.com ASAP to ensure your order arrives in time for graduation!
Wellness Wednesday: Student Remix
Bulldogs and Bulldog Families, be on the lookout for our Psychology and Marketing students’ Wellness Wednesday: Student Remix campaign. When we return from Spring Break, students will highlight time management tips and strategies to avoid procrastination. Check out GHS’s posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Schoology, and also the hashtag #GHSWellnessWednesday.