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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!

ANG Events and Reminders

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) would like to remind you of their Senior events taking place this week:

  • On Wednesday, October 12th, visit the Goochland Restaurant between 7:00 am - 2:00 pm for "Wake up Wednesday," where Seniors Students will receive 20% off their total purchase. In the evening, they will host a Tailgate Party with food, Cornhole, and music before the Powder Puff game from 5:00-6:00. Tailgate meals will be sold for $5 and Free for Seniors who wear their Senior T-shirts. 
  • The next ANG meeting will be on Monday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm at Bella Sicilia. 
  • 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 complimentary 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. 

Class of 2023 Graduation Date

We are excited to announce that we will hold our Class of 2023 graduation services on Saturday, June 3rd, at Goochland High School at 7:30 pm (rain date: Sunday, June 4th, at 7:30 pm). Additional details will be forthcoming, but rest assured, our graduation committee will work extremely hard to make this another exceptional graduation service deserving of an outstanding and spirited class. 

Early Dismissal

As a reminder, Friday, October 14th, will be an early dismissal for our students. Goochland High School 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.

Fall Play: Clue: High School Edition

The Goochland Drama Department's fall production of Clue: High School Edition will run from Friday, October 21st, through Sunday, October 23rd. Based on the 1985 Paramount Pictures motion picture and the Hasbro board game, CLUE: Onstage (High School Edition) is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist. This classic Whodunnit? is perfect for kicking off the autumn season!

The showtimes are the following: 

  • Friday, October 21st, at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 22nd, at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 23rd, at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (K-12). To purchase tickets and show information, please visit

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.

GCPS Fall Gifted Window Now Open

The GCPS fall gifted referral window is now open! Teachers, students, parents, and community members can complete a referral for gifted evaluation. The deadline to submit is Monday, October 31st

Goochland identifies students as gifted in the following areas:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Math
  • General Intellectual Aptitude
  • Fine Arts (including vocal music, instrumental music, dance, acting, technical theatre, and studio arts)
  • Career and Technical Aptitude

If there is a student you'd like to refer for evaluation, please contact Kecia Howell (

Goochland Baseball Hot Stove Event

The 2nd Annual Goochland Hot Stove League will be held on Saturday, November 19th, at Camp T. Brady Saunders Boy Scout Camp starting at 9:00 am. The event will include several former MLB players, college players, and coaches, including the 1984 World Series Champion Johnny Grubb. There will be an opportunity for autographs, a food truck, and a silent auction. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance through Ticket Spicket. All proceeds benefit the Goochland High School Baseball Program.

This event is excellent for athletes considering baseball beyond high school and baseball fans. If you love baseball, we hope you will make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Goochland Hot Stove League event! 

GRASP Advisor 

We want to welcome our new GRASP Advisor to Goochland High School, Ms. Lauren White. GRASP Advisors help students and families with the financial aid process and scholarships so students can make their higher education goals a reality. To contact Ms. White, please email her at  

Homecoming Parade

As we did last year, we will hold our Homecoming Parade before the game on Bulldog Way, which will be coordinated with the Goochland Sheriff's office. At 6:10 pm on Friday, October 14th, Bulldog Way will be closed temporarily to accommodate the parade route. You will not be able to get to GHS from 522, but you will be able to access the faculty parking lot from Route 6 during this time. Once the parade is over, the road will reopen, and we anticipate it to last less than 30 minutes. Our students are excited about the parade, so if you plan on coming to the game, get there early to watch the floats go by! 

Homecoming Pep Rally

We will hold our Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, October 14th, at 9:55 am. Our students will show their Bulldog pride with fun activities and another chance for their class to win the spirit stick. We look forward to making some noise on Friday!

Homecoming Spirit Week

We are incredibly excited about Homecoming week, as it is genuinely one of the best weeks of the year at Goochland High School! 

Here are the spirit themes for the week:

  • Monday: America Monday
  • Tuesday: Tourist Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Wake Up Wednesday
  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday
  • Friday: Bold Red & Gold Friday!

Also, students can join their classmates to decorate their class hallways after school on Thursday until 7:00 pm! 

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!

Postsecondary Opportunities for High School Students

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provided information that assists high school students in making more informed decisions about their futures and ensures that such students are aware of the costs and benefits of different educational and certificate programs. The Postsecondary Opportunities for High School Students webpage contains information for students on preparing, applying, and paying for college, as well as information on degrees and labor-market career projections. This link is also posted on our website.  Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.

Powderpuff Football Game

We will hold the annual Powder Puff football game on Wednesday, October 12th, at 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing the Senior and Junior ladies on the gridiron on Wednesday night!

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.

SOAR Virginia

SOAR Virginia® is an Early Commitment Scholarship Program created and funded by Virginia529℠ to inspire and assist high school students in reaching their post-secondary education goals. To participate, eligible students pledge to meet program requirements. In return, students receive a range of assistance and may accumulate scholarship support of up to $2,000 to apply toward post-secondary education expenses. 

The qualifications and pledge information can be found on the brochure. The deadline to apply is November 15th, 2022. Contact our GRASP Advisor, Ms. Lauren White, at to learn more.

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.