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!
Advance College Academy (ACA) Applications
Advance College Academy (ACA) is a dual enrollment program between Goochland High School and Reynolds Community College that allows students to earn a transferable associate of science degree in social science while completing a high school advanced studies diploma. ACA applications are open for current 9th and 10th-grade students until Friday, September 30th, 2022. Previously admitted students need not reapply.
To be eligible for ACA admission, a student must complete Algebra II no later than 10th grade, a third year of language by the end of junior year, and be capable of maintaining a 3.0 high school GPA.
Questions? Reach out to your school counselor or Dr. Beth Fowler (firstname.lastname@example.org), GCPS Coordinator of Advanced Programs and Equity.
Ready to apply? Printed applications are available in school counseling, and a PDF version is linked here.
ANG Spirit Night
The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) is hosting its first Spirit Night at Bella Sicilia Italian Restaurant this Monday, September 12th. When ordering, please let them know you are there to support ANG. They hope you will bring your family and friends out for dinner and to support a great cause!
Thank you to those who reached out to provide ANG with comments and suggestions. You spoke, and they listened! For those who want to stay up to date with the happenings of ANG and not on social media, please use their Google link. If you are on social media, please follow their Facebook page.
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 contact Joe Fowler (email@example.com) if you have any questions or need more information.
Goochland Athletic Boosters are excited to introduce their latest fundraising opportunity for Goochland High School. They are currently selling Goochland Bulldog “slides” with two styles to choose from, and all proceeds will go to your favorite athletic team. They accept cash, PayPal, or checks written to Showoff Promotions. All orders must be in by Friday, September 23rd, with delivery dates between two and four weeks after orders are processed.
They have a few places to take your completed orders. They are:
Email your order to Goochlandathleticboosters@gmail.com
Email your order to Jus4KK@aol.com
Place your order at Six Pence Home Décor, 2913 River Road West, Suite E, Goochland, Virginia 23063
The Athletic Boosters can’t think of a better way to ask for your support of our Bulldogs and give back simultaneously. They hope you will consider purchasing some GHS slides!
Attendance Awareness Month
September is Attendance Awareness Month. During September, we highlight the importance of school attendance and its impact on student success. When attendance is improved, so are academic achievements and graduation rates. Join us in talking with your students this month about the importance of regular school attendance and reflecting on your expectations for their attendance. Thank you in advance for your support!
Fire Rescue Show
The Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services is hosting a Fire-Rescue Showat Goochland High School on Saturday, October 8th, at 6:00 pm. They are planning an evening of fire and EMS demonstrations for Goochland County citizens and their children. It’s also a kick-off to Fire Prevention Week. To top it all off, a small fireworks show is planned to end the evening. This is a great opportunity to promote community risk reduction while showcasing the department. Please consider coming out and spending an evening with your local Firefighters and EMS providers.
Gaming Club Interest Meeting
Any student interested in joining the Gaming Club should attend the interest meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, in the Learning Commons during Bulldog Block. This club will introduce students to new types of board games, video games, and roleplaying games. Please fill out this google form or see Mr. Green in the math hallway for a pass.
Attention students! Does your club or sports team want to create a float for our Homecoming Parade before the Homecoming Game on October 14th? Reach out to Mrs. Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We can't wait to see your Bulldog pride on Friday, October 14th!
We will hold our first Lockdown Drill of the 2022-2023 school year the week of September 12th - 16th. Please contact Ms. Hudak (email@example.com) if you have any questions or concerns.
MacBook Air Insurance Payments
All students should sign the AUP form on PowerSchool and can pay the $30 Macbook Air insurance fee using the Online School Payment System. This fee covers most laptop repairs and a one-time replacement of lost or damaged GCPS-issued technology. Without insurance coverage, all repairs and replacement costs are the responsibility of the student/parent.
Marking Period 1 Interim Grades
Please be mindful that the interim for Marking Period 1 is Friday, September 16th. Please take a moment to view your child’s assignments and grades in PowerSchool, and contact their teachers if you have any questions or concerns. They are here to help!
Senior Information Night
School Counseling will host a Senior Information Night on Thursday, September 15th, in the IDEA Lab at GHS at 6:00 pm. During this presentation, they will discuss Post-Secondary Options and the process of applying for college. School Counselors visited Government classes this past Thursday and Friday to share this information with senior students. Seniors can also sign up to meet with their counselor one-on-one to discuss their post-secondary plans using the following links: Ms. McMullin (A-G), Ms. Fisher (H-Q), or Ms. Ferrell (R-Z). Parents are welcome to attend a meeting with their child or join it virtually.
Seniors will receive information on the Goochland High School senior project this week through their government classes. Students will receive a packet containing the outline of the project, a project proposal form that must be filled out and returned no later than October 14th, 2022, and a timesheet to log their hours. Students must complete 30 hours of community service-oriented work by mid-May. Please note that students will not be permitted to walk at the GHS graduation ceremony in the spring if they do not complete their senior project. Also, note that Education for Employment and Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School students complete a separate senior project through those experiences.
Please contact Alexa Bolt at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
Please mark your calendars for Friday, September 23rd, as it is a student holiday. Teachers will participate in professional development that day. We look forward to providing our staff with opportunities to improve their craft.
White-Out Game T-Shirts
The GHS Student Advisory Committee (StAC) is selling spirit shirts for the White-Out home football game on Friday, September 30th. The shirts will be available through the BSN Team Sports website until Monday, September 12th, so act fast! All proceeds go towards Community Day in the spring. We hope you will consider purchasing a t-shirt to help build school spirit and support a great cause!
Please email Ms. Tate (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Please consider purchasing your 2022-2023 yearbook for $60! This fantastic deal expires on January 1st, 2023, when prices will rise to $70. Make sure to order your yearbook through the Balfour websiteor scan any QR code on the yearbook signs in the school. Please contact Ms. Schnakenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.