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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

We regret to inform you that, due to shipping issues, the Goochland High School Academic Awards Ceremony has been postponed from Monday, October 3rd, 2022, to Monday, November 7th, 2022. We will contact the parents of student award recipients as we get closer to the date. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this is the earliest date we could find due to a hectic fall schedule. Please contact your child’s school counselor or me if you have any questions or concerns.

ANG Events and Reminders

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) would like you to “save the date” for three Senior events in October. They are: 

  • ANG is hosting a Chick-fil-A. Re-heat Nugget Tray Fundraiser this entire week. Order your tray between October 3rd and October 8th to pick up the following week (October 10th - 15th) at the Short Pump Crossing location. Please see this flier. for details on how to place your order.
  • On October 12th, they will host a Tailgate party before the Powder Puff game from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Tailgate meals will be sold for $5 and Free for Seniors who wear their Senior t-shirts.
  • On October 26th, the Goochland Drive-In. will host a Seniors ONLY for a special showing of Black Adam. Gates open at 5:30 pm, with a show time of 7:00 pm. All Seniors will receive one free popcorn and one free drink. Additionally, for those who missed the first Senior Shirt cut-off, there is still time to order yours before the final cut-off on October 14th. Please use this link. to place your order.  

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. 

Custodian Appreciation Day

Please join me in recognizing our amazing custodians at Goochland High School during National Custodial Appreciation Day, which is on October 2nd, 2022. Our outstanding staff consists of Ms. E. Hope, Ms. R. Hope, Mr. Jackson, Ms. Pleasants, Mr. Richards, Ms. Senegar, and Mr. Waddy. They are the folks who keep our building sanitary and clean throughout the school year, and we truly appreciate all they do to support our Bulldog Family. If you see them in the hallways or after school during an event, please take a moment to thank them for all they do.

Early Dismissal

Please plan accordingly, as Friday, October 14th, will be an early dismissal for our students. GHS students will be dismissed at 1:35 pm. 

End of Marking Period 1

The end of our first marking period of the school year is Friday, October 14th. Please take some time to view your child’s current grades in PowerSchool before the end of the quarter. Feel free to communicate with their teachers if you have any questions.

Fire Rescue Show

The Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services is hosting a Fire-Rescue Show at 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.

Goochland High School Welcomes Tyde!  

Goochland High School is excited to welcome our very own therapy dog into the Bulldog Family! A therapy dog is a dog that is trained to provide affection, comfort, and support to people and must pass a series of classes and tests. They differ from service animals, as well as emotional-support animals. 

Tyde is a two-year-old Golden Labradoodle who loves going for rides in the car, belly rubs, playing fetch, treats, and being with people. Mrs. Lawson, the District Mental Health Counselor, and Tyde (canine) are a registered therapy dog team through Green Dogs Unleashed. Tyde will be a part of the GHS community to help increase social skills, communication skills, attendance, empathy, self-esteem, stress management, promote wellness, and many other things within the school community. He will be seen in the hallways, Learning Commons, counseling department, lunches, and greeting students in the morning. Teachers will also have the opportunity to schedule classroom visits with Tyde. We are so excited to announce that Tyde will be at GHS every Wednesday, beginning October 5th, 2022, to help support our Wellness Wednesday initiative at GHS. 

Please join me in welcoming Tyde to the Bulldog Family! 

Homecoming Dance Tickets and Guests

Homecoming is upon us! If you are interested in purchasing a ticket to the dance, which will take place on Saturday, October 15th, at GHS, you can do so at the school store during lunch from Monday, October 3rd to Friday, October 7th. Tickets are $10 for a single ticket and $20 for a couple. If you are interested in bringing a guest who does not attend GHS, please see Mrs. Tate (E163) or Ms. Timberlake (main office) for a permission form. All guest forms must be completed before receiving your ticket. Outside guests must be out of middle school and 20 years old or younger. Please return all guest forms to Mrs. Tate or Ms. Timberlake.

Kindness Month

Every October, we celebrate Kindness Month at Goochland High School. Kindness is one of our Goochland High School Bulldog BARKS core values, and this month we challenge all Bulldogs to focus on doing kind acts for others. We are excited to spend the month with you spreading kindness across our school and community. Be on the lookout for our Kindness Month activities and posts throughout this month on Canvas. 

We look forward to continuing to build upon our culture of kindness at Goochland High School!

Lockdown Drill

We will hold our second Lockdown Drill of the 2022-23 school year this week. These drills are required by state law and are great opportunities for us to ensure our students are prepared for any situation. Please feel free to contact Ms. Hudak ( if you have any questions or concerns.

PSAT Testing

On Wednesday, October 12th, students in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will take the PSAT. The PSAT is the Preliminary SAT which is a timed test that prepares students for the SAT. Juniors taking this test can qualify for National Merit Scholarships and awards based on their scores. The PSAT will run until approximately 1:00 pm. Students will have an abbreviated schedule from 1:00 -3:35 pm following the administration of the PSAT. Seniors will have an ASYNCHRONOUS workday and should not report to school. 

Please contact Dr. Stacey Rainbolt ( if you have any questions. 

Senior Projects

Seniors have received information on the Goochland High School senior project through their government classes. Students received a packet containing an 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.

Underclass Pictures and Senior Make-Up Pictures

Underclass pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 27th, and Friday, October 28th. Freshmen and sophomores will take pictures through PE classes. Juniors will take pictures through English classes. Students can pick up a picture form from their PE or English teachers later in the month. The underclassmen's make-up day will be Monday, November 29th

In addition, the make-up day for Senior pictures is scheduled for Monday, October 17th. Seniors, please email Ms. Schnakenberg ( to schedule your make-up pictures. 

Youth Mental Health and First Aid

We look forward to our virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid training scheduled for October 24th and October 25th. If you are interested in completing this course, please reach out to one of the following people: