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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!

All Night Graduation

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

Athletics and Activities

GHS winter sports season is right around the corner.  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. 

Baseball Interest Meeting

There will be an informational meeting Thursday, December 15th during Bulldog Block for any student planning on trying out for Baseball this Spring. We will discuss preseason workouts and expectations for players. Please contact Coach Farkas if you can't attend or if you have any questions ( 

Bulldog Corner Store

Do you need holiday gift ideas for family and friends? If so, look no further! If you are a student, stop by the GHS School Store every Friday to purchase your Bulldog Apparel! Parents and students can also order online through the Goochland High School website. We will only be open for four more Fridays before winter break, so don’t delay! We have limited sizes available! Please contact Mrs. Whitmore ( if you have any questions. 

 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!

 Exam Schedule

 GHS Midterm Exam Week begins on Monday, December 12th, and ends on Thursday, December 15th. School will operate on a normal bell schedule for exams, but each block has a specified examination period in hopes to prevent students from having more than two exams on any given day. Not all teachers will administer an exam, so please check with your child’s teachers if you are unclear. Here is the exam schedule for the week:

  • Monday, December 12th: Day 2/Block 1 and Day 2/Block 3 exams

  • Tuesday, December 13th: Day 1/Block 1 and Day 1/Block 3 exams

  • Wednesday, December 14th: Day 2/Block 2 and Day 2/Block 4 exams

  • Thursday, December 15th: Day 1/Block 2 and Day 1/Block 4 exams

 We will end the week with an early dismissal at 1:35 pm on Friday, December 16th


 As a reminder, the end of marking period 2 and semester 1 is Friday, December 16th. Students, please make sure that all of your marking period 2 work is completed and turned in to your teachers. Parents, feel free to reach out directly to your child’s teachers with any specific questions about grades and assignments. Let’s close out the 1st semester strong! 

Holiday Performances

 Come out and enjoy a night of holiday festivities and get into the holiday spirit!  GHS Performing Arts Department will host its annual Dance Recital on Wednesday, December 14th at 6:30 PM.  The chorus will have its winter holiday concert on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 PM. 

 Learners Permit

 The next permit test will be offered on Wednesday, December 14th. This will be held in the IDEA Lab during Bulldog Block. Please sign up here! If you have questions, please see Coach Farkas or Coach Gibbs.

 MERC Advanced Coursework Survey

 On Monday, January 9th during Block 1, students will be invited to complete a survey related to Predictors of Secondary School Students' Enrollment in Advanced Coursework. This survey was created by the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University in partnership with Goochland County Public Schools. The purpose of the survey is to learn more about how students feel about the classes they are taking this year and how they decided to take them. The entire survey can be previewed here. Parents who choose to opt their child(ren) out of participation in this survey may do so by emailing Catherine Richards, GHS Survey Coordinator, at Students will also have the option of not participating on the day the survey is administered.

 Public Speaking/Scholarship Opportunities

 Our local American Legion Post would like to invite students to participate in the 2022-23 Oratorical Speech Competition. Students are asked to prepare a speech on one of the assigned U.S. Constitution topics: Winners at the local level will then advance to the state and national level, with the opportunity for scholarships along the way. The contest is open to grades 9-12. Please contact Mrs. Tate for more information ( 

 Upcoming College Visits

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

  • Bryant & Stratton - Monday, December 12th

 Winter Break

 GCPS will be closed from December 19th - 30th for Winter Break. We will resume school on Monday, January 2nd.

 Winter Spirit Week

 Please see the “theme days” below as our Bulldog Family prepares for Winter Break:

  • Monday, December 12th - Mountainous Monday (snow gear)

  • Tuesday, December 13th - Twin Tuesday

  • Wednesday, December 14th - Polar Express (pajama day)

  • Thursday, December 15th - Holiday Character Dress-up

  • Friday, December 16th - Santa Hat Day

 We cannot wait to see the student/staff participation!

 Wreaths Across America

 The GHS Veterans Project will be going to the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia on Saturday, December 17th to lay wreaths on veterans' graves. This is a national event that is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 3,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. The bus will be leaving GHS at 10:30 amand returning at approximately 2:00 pm. Please reach out to Ms. Tate with any questions ( 


 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 (