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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

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) Bingo Fundraiser is this Saturday, 1/21/2023.  Doors will open at 5:30 and games will begin at 6:00. Additional event details can be found here.  

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. 

Career Day

GCPS Career and Technology Education Department is hosting Career Day on Tuesday, January 24.  The Career Day activities will take place during our regular school hours.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about numerous career fields from businesses throughout the Richmond area.  This is a great opportunity for our students to gain first-hand knowledge of the required skills and career pathways for these careers.

Curriculum Night

 Attention current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students and parents: GHS will host our annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, January 19th, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. It’s a great chance to learn more about our course offerings as we prepare for the 2023-24 course selection window. We will have our concession stand open to purchase dinner, along with an entry into a drawing with our counseling department for coming! Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend!

GHS Prom

Goochland High School's prom will be on Saturday, May 13th at Adams International School! Any students (or parents!) that wish to be a part of the Prom Planning Committee should reach out to Mrs. Lorello ( The first meeting will be during Bulldog Block on Wednesday, January 18th in the School Counseling Conference Room. Junior and Senior Class officers are expected to attend this meeting so please mark your calendars.

Important Senior Information from School Counseling

As we enter into the spring semester, the GHS school counseling team would like to remind seniors and their parents of the following information:

  • Requests for Mid-Year Grades:

    • Go to PARCHMENT  

      • Request your MID-YEAR TRANSCRIPT for any school that is not on Common App.  

      • Select HOLD FOR GRADES 

    • Counselors will upload mid-year transcripts automatically to Common App if you have a school that requires one.  To see this update, your student must request an update using these directions and allow time for processing your request for an update.

  • College Acceptances:

    • 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!

  • Scholarships:

    • All scholarships that Goochland receives are posted on the Class of 2023 Canvas Page or by clicking this link.  Please see Ms. McMullin if you have any questions about scholarships.

  • Financial Aid:

    • Students and parents can schedule a virtual meeting with our GRASP Advisor, Ms. Lauren White, to discuss financial aid and additional scholarship information. Please use this link to schedule an appointment or email her at

Scheduling 2023-24 School Year

Teachers will be making recommendations for classes for the 2023-2024 school year. If your child wants to be recommended for a higher level, we suggest they have a conversation with their teacher. Here is our 2023-2024 scheduling timeline:

  • January 10th - 17th - Teacher Recommendation

  • January 19th - GHS Curriculum Night

  • January 23rd - 26th - School Counseling Lessons in English classes

  • January 23rd - February 5th - PowerSchool Parent Portal Open to Make course requests in PowerSchool for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • Beginning February 6th - School Counselors will meet with EACH student for their Academic and Career Planning meeting and review their course requests for the 2023-2024 school year and discuss their future goals.

Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

Smart Pass

Beginning on Wednesday, February 1st, GHS will roll out electronic hallway passes to students through a program called Smart Pass.  These electronic passes, which are created using students’ GCPS-issued laptops, should streamline the process for students needing to visit the restroom, office, water fountain, or clinic, and provide a safer learning environment.  Students will be trained on the process during Block 1 on Monday, January 30th, and Tuesday, January 31st.  Interested in getting a sneak peak?  Watch short tutorials on the SmartPass Website.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Megan Proffitt from our Math Department. She currently teaches Algebra I at GHS.  We are so excited to honor her hard work and dedication to our Bulldog Family!  Thank you to everyone that submitted teacher nominations.  They will be shared with those teachers next week.  Feel free to email Mrs. Proffitt to congratulate her ( 


To pre-order your 2023 yearbook, please go to Currently, the price is $70.  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 (