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!
ACA Reynolds Graduation Registration
The Spring 2022 Reynolds Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 15th, at 2:00 pm, at the VCU Siegel Center. To participate in the ceremony, graduates must have registered by April 29th. Please visit the Reynolds Graduation page to register and find additional information on how to order your cap and gown. Please email your ACA Career Coach, Ms. Ely ( firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions.
AP exam testing will begin Monday, May 2nd, and continue through Friday, May 13th. Please see the following link for specific exam time and date information. Good luck to all of our AP testers!
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.
GCPS Summer Intersession Registration
The summer months are a great chance to reinforce, extend, and deepen student learning. We are excited to offer our families a wide range of enrichment opportunities, free of charge, in June at our GCPS Summer Intersessions. Our instructional team has worked hard to design learning experiences that will engage students in everything from the arts to physical fitness to knitting! Please check out the GCPS Intersession website for all course descriptions, the online registration form, and other important information about this opportunity. Paper registration forms can be found in any GCPS school office if you cannot complete the online registration form. Registration will close THIS FRIDAY, May 6th, so please sign up soon! Contact Catherine Richards, Secondary Intersession Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Immunization Records for Graduating Seniors
Seniors, if you need your immunization records for college or a new job after graduation, Nurse Duffey can provide them. Send her an email (email@example.com) with your request. She will scan and email you the records within 48 hours of your request. You can also give her a call at 804-556-5322 x4875.
Little Miss and Miss Goochland Pageant
The Goochland High School Cheer Team is excited to announce that they will host the Little Miss and Miss Goochland Pageant on Friday, May 6th. Please refer to the flyer attached here for more information, and please contact Coach Toney (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Juniors and Seniors are cordially invited to "An Enchanted Evening" to celebrate the GHS 2022 Prom. Prom will be held at Adams International School on Saturday, May 21st, from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Tickets will be sold online only starting on Monday, May 2nd. Permission forms for non-GHS students are available in the front office. Please email Mrs. Lorello (email@example.com) with any questions.
SCA and Class Applications
Students! Are you interested in being a leader next year and representing your classmates? If so, please consider applying for Student Council Advisory or Class Council. Positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the SCA and each class. Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings and helping plan fun events for the student body, such as Homecoming, Spirit Weeks, and Helping Paws Community Day. Those interested in applying should see Ms. Coddington in B122 for an application and to learn more about the process.
Course Verification Sheets were sent home with students in Bulldog Block on Tuesday, April 19th. Parents, please review your child’s course requests and complete the Course Change Form on the back of the Course Verification Sheet if you would like to make a change. Listed below are a few resources to assist you with course selections:
- Program of Studies
- Course Information Sheet- Rising 9th Grade- Updated April 2022
- Course Information Sheet- Rising 10th-12th Grade- Updated April 2022
- Parent Override Form
- Senior Early Release Form
Students must return the Course Change Form to School Counseling by May 2nd.
School Required Immunizations Clinic
GCPS will hold a vaccine clinic for school-required immunizations on Friday, May 20th, during afternoon school hours for rising 7th and 12th graders. The Tdap Booster, Meningococcal, and HPV vaccines will be administered in the GHS gymnasium (NOTE: HPV is recommended but not required for school attendance). Parents do not need to be present but will need to provide written consent for the vaccination to occur.
Please complete this survey by Monday, May 2nd, if you are interested in your child attending the vaccine clinic. After completing this survey, we will send you the consent form to be completed, as well as a request for insurance information. Health insurance is not required for your child to receive the vaccine(s).
Please contact Kent Duffey, GHS Nurse, at 804-556-5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Senior Signing Day
We will celebrate our seniors’ post-secondary plans on Friday, May 6th (this is a change), during our annual Senior Signing Day. To plan a successful event, we ask all seniors to fill out this survey to let us know their plans for next year. We also ask all seniors or senior parents to submit a photo for our Senior slideshow. For this event, Seniors are encouraged to wear a t-shirt of their college, trade school, branch of the military, or workplace.
We look forward to celebrating our seniors on May 6th!
Spring Testing Calendar
Please refer to the attached GHS Spring 2022 Testing Calendar for end-of-the-year testing information and upcoming events. This year, we plan to hold two asynchronous days to accommodate our staffing needs during SOL testing. Only students who must take an SOL will report on those dates. All other students will work on previously assigned work from home. No one will be required to log into a virtual class on those days.
Additionally, all students must take their final exams during the specified testing window. Anyone unable to attend school during the exam window must have a parent contact their administrator.
Summer School Credit Accrual Courses Available
Credit accrual online courses are offered to students looking to move ahead in their academic careers. There are still spots available for the summer of 2022, including a new section of Health and PE 10. Please use these registration and payment links to secure your child's spot.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Please join me in celebrating GCPS Teacher Appreciation Week by thanking all of our dedicated teachers for their hard work and care. We have an extremely talented faculty here at GHS, and I am proud to work with them every day. Please take a moment to send an email, write a thank you card, or just simply thank one of our teachers in person for all they do to make GHS a great school!
Teen Driver Seminar
The Goochland County Sheriff’s Office will host a teen driver seminar at Goochland High School on Saturday, May 14th, from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. This seminar is for Goochland teen drivers with a minimum of a learner’s permit. The event will include a classroom instructional period in the morning, followed by golf cart driving scenarios and mock traffic stops in the afternoon. Additionally, lunch will be provided to all participants. All interested students and parents should contact Deputy Scott Leabough at the Goochland Sheriff’s Office at (804)-556-5349. Please see the flyer attached here for details.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, the GCPS mental health team members will offer a final Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course on Friday, May 6th. This training will take place virtually via Zoom from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and is designed for adults who have frequent contact with youth, such as GCPS parents, school staff, coaches, volunteers, and Goochland 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 who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
Please complete this Google Form to sign up and receive more information on how to register for the course. Check out the Mental Health First Aid website to learn more about the program. Please email Allison Mears (email@example.com) if you have any questions.