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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!

Academic Awards Night

Goochland High School will hold our fall Academic Awards Night on Monday, October 3rd, 2022, at 6:30 PM in the Goochland High School Auditorium. We will recognize students for several awards, including honor roll. Parents will receive a message by Wednesday, September 28th, if their child has earned recognition. 

We hope you can attend to celebrate the accomplishments of our 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 (, GCPS Coordinator of Advanced Programs and Equity. 

Ready to apply? Printed applications are available in school counseling; a PDF version is here

ANG Announcement

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) would like to remind you of their next meeting at Bella Sicilia Italian Restaurant on Monday, September 26th, at 6:30 pm. Please plan to attend to help with future events.

The first cut-off for the 2023 Senior Shirt order is Monday, September 26th. Please follow this link to place your order. Seniors who wear their Senior Shirt to the Powder Puff Game will receive a FREE hamburger or hot dog meal at the "Tailgate for Seniors" ANG event on October 12th. Please sign up HERE if you would like to help with the Powder Puff game.

Additionally, ANG will host a Pizza Night at Bella Sicilia Italian Restaurant after the Home Football game this Friday, September 30th. Bella Sicilia will be serving ONLY Cheese ($12) or Pepperoni ($13) pizza (NO OTHER MENU ITEMS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE) to go or dine in from 9:00 until 10:40 p.m. Please mention Goochland ANG for ANG to earn 20% of sales.

Lastly, to help stay connected for future events through ANG, please use their Google page or follow their Facebook page.

Athletics and Activities

Please visit for up-to-date schedule information. Many of these events can be streamed live at Feel free to contact Joe Fowler ( if you have any questions or need more information. 

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 an excellent 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.

Gallup Poll Administration

Goochland High School will administer the Gallup Student Poll, a brief survey designed to measure student engagement, hope, and belonging, to students on Thursday, October 13th, during Block 2. The survey consists of 20 questions, takes about ten minutes to complete, and does not ask for personally identifiable information.  

Examples of survey items include the following:

In the last seven days, someone has told me I have done good work. [Engagement Domain]

I have a great future ahead of me. [Hope Domain]

My classmates care about me. [Belonging Domain]

If you are interested in learning more about the Gallup Student Poll, please visit or reach out to your child’s school. If you want to opt your child out of the Gallup Student Poll, please call the school or email Catherine Richards, GHS Survey Coordinator, at

The feedback from this survey is extremely valuable as we continually work to provide our students with the best experience possible. Thank you.

Homecoming Floats

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 for more information. We can't wait to see your Bulldog pride on Friday, October 14th!

Senior Meeting

Seniors, it’s time to celebrate your senior year and prepare for graduation. Our Jostens representative, Sarah Dunn, will be in the auditorium at Goochland High School on Wednesday, September 28th, at 10:40 am. She will speak with seniors about ordering graduation announcements, caps and gowns, senior apparel, and keepsakes. Packets of information and order forms will be provided during the meeting, so please ensure you attend. 

Following the meeting, Jostens will return to GHS during lunches on October 5th and 6th to take orders and assist with questions. Please mark your calendars now for these order dates. If you want more information, please visit or email Ms. Dunn ( 

Senior Mentors

Seniors, do you need community service hours for your senior project or an honor society? Do you want to make a difference at GHS? We are looking for seniors to serve as mentors in our Freshman Bulldog Block classes this year. We will ask you to commit to supporting your classmates every Monday during Bulldog Block, and you may view the calendar here. Training starts tomorrow, Monday, September 26th, 2022. Reach out to Ms. Ferrell at for more information.     

Senior Projects

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 with any questions.

Student Ambassadors 

Attention, Sophomores, and Juniors! If you are interested in serving as a Student Ambassador, please fill out this form. Our Student Ambassadors help all students feel like they belong to the GHS community, provide new student tours, plan and promote fun school-wide events, and mentor other students across the county. For more information, please refer to our Student Ambassadors flyer.


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 website or scan any QR code on the yearbook signs in the school. Please contact Ms. Schnakenberg ( if you have any questions.