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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

Our Academic Awards Night will be on Monday, November 7th, at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Parents have been contacted if you have a student who will be recognized at our ceremony. Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions.

AP Exam Registration

Hard copy forms for Advanced Placement (AP) exam registration went home with students last week through their AP course(s).  Registration forms are due by Friday, November 11th!  Please reach out to Dr. Rainbolt at with any questions.

Athletics and Activities

The GHS FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) club will have its first large group meeting on Thursday, November 10th during Bulldog Block in room C143. The mission of GHS FCA is “To see our school impacted through Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.” There will be fun games, music, and an exciting guest speaker. All are welcome and please bring your friends.

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. 

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, college players, and coaches, including the 1984 World Series Champion Tracy Woodson (this is a change from previous messages). 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 great for athletes considering baseball beyond high school and baseball fans in general. If you love baseball, we hope you will make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Goochland Hot Stove League event!

InterAct Club Candy Drive

Do you have extra Halloween candy that you would like to get rid of? The InterAct Club is holding a Candy Drive for the GHS Veterans Project and would love to have your extra Halloween candy. Your child can bring it to school and leave it in the brown bag in their Block 1 class or you can drop it off at Main Office. If you have specific questions, please contact Anteal Gargiulo ( 

Marking Period 2 Interim

The MP2 interim is on Tuesday, November 15th. Please take a moment to view your child's grades in Canvas or PowerSchool. If you have specific questions about their grades, please contact their teacher.

PowerSchool & Canvas Reminders

As Marking Period 2 begins, we would like to remind you that official course grades can be found in PowerSchool and are updated weekly. If you do not have a PowerSchool account, please email Catherine Richards, our Instructional Technology Coach, at for your access code. 

Canvas will allow you to view your child’s assignments, course content, and announcements from teachers. If you do not have a parent Canvas account, please follow the directions here to get started.    

Remote Learning Day

November 8th, Election Day, has been identified as a remote learning day for students.  This means students will not come on site to school on this day.

  • Instruction will be delivered asynchronously.  This means our teachers will provide students with direction prior to November 8 for continued learning so that they can work independently without the need for support from an adult.  We do not want to create additional stress for our families on this day.

  • Teachers will be available for synchronous online academic support (i.e. Google Meet, phone conference, etc.) from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Students and parents can access synchronous academic support by messaging teachers directly via Canvas or email prior to November 8.  (Click here for directions on how to message in Canvas.)  Faculty email addresses can be found by going to the GCPS home page at https://www.goochlandschools.o..., selecting a school, then choosing the “Staff” button under the “Menu” header at the top of the page.

  • School counselors will be available for synchronous online support from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Parents and/or students should reach out to their school’s counselor via Canvas or email prior to November 8 in order to arrange for an individual online appointment.

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 their 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.

Student Learners Permit Test

Is your student not currently enrolled in Driver’s Education, but still need to take the learner's permit test? If so,  please contact Mr. Gibbs ( or Mr. Farkas ( The first permit test of the year will be on Wednesday, November 9th during Bulldog Block in the Learning Commons.

Student Pictures 

The last call for senior pictures is Thursday, November 17th. The underclassmen's make-up day will be Tuesday, November 29th. Please contact Ms. Schnakenberg ( to schedule your make-up pictures.  

Upcoming College Visits

All visits are during Bulldog Block in the Learning Commons. To sign up for a college visit click here.

Virginia Tech, Thursday, 11/10

Mary Washington, 11/14

United States Air Force, 11/21/22

Veterans’ Day Ceremony

On Monday, November 7th, GHS will hold our annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony at 10:30 am in the school auditorium. Our seniors will attend the event in person, and our underclassmen will view the ceremony via live stream from their block 2 classrooms. We also ask that our students and teachers wear red, white, and blue that day to honor our service members.

Please wish our MCJROTC Cadets and Band members luck as we celebrate America and those brave few who answered her clarion call to serve in her defense. 

Winter Coat Driver

Goochland County Schools is hosting a Winter Coat Drive November 14th-November 18th, 2022.  We want to make sure every student who may need it, has a coat this winter!  Help us meet this goal, by making a donation of new or gently used coats of all sizes to all GCPS schools.  There will be a designated bin to drop off your donation by the front office at GHS.  If your child needs a coat, a google form will be sent out following our drive.

Winter Sports

Winter sports start at Goochland High School this week. Here is information for various sports:

  • Boys Basketball: Monday, November 7th. Contact Coach Gordon at for more information.

  • Girls Basketball: Wednesday, November 9th, Contact Coach Fowler for more information.

  • Indoor Track:  Monday, November 7th, at 3:45 pm at the GHS Stadium/Track. Contact Coach Fowler at for more information.

  • Swim: Monday, November 7th, at the Goochland YMCA. Contact Coach Brown at for more information.

  • Winter Cheer: Wednesday, November 9th, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the GHS Cafeteria. Contact Coach Toney at for more information.

  • Wrestling: Monday, November 7th, at 3:45 pm in the GHS Cafeteria. Contact Coach Wampler at for more information.

All participants must have a physical dated after May 1st, 2022 to participate. We look forward to seeing our athletes in action this winter!


To pre-order your 2023 yearbook, please go to Currently, the price is $60.  The price goes up to $70 on January 1, 2023. To avoid over-ordering, we will ONLY order enough yearbooks this year for those who pay by February 1, 2023. Seniors can also purchase Senior ads at this site. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Schnakenberg (

College Acceptance

 Seniors! We would love to acknowledge your college acceptances as you receive them.  Please fill out this form to let us know how we can recognize YOU!  See your counselor with questions!