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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 in full swing.  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.

Career Speaker

Dr. Andy Armstrong, GCPS Assistant Superintendent for Administration, will be providing an informational session about his career in education on Monday, January 30th during Bulldog block in the auditorium. If you are a student interested in attending, please fill out this form.

Students who sign up will receive passes from their Bulldog block teachers on the day of the event. Please check in with your Bulldog block teacher first and bring your pass to the auditorium. If you have any specific questions, please contact Ms. Christin East ( 

Drama Production

Goochland Middle School’s Drama Department will present The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition, on the following dates:

January 27th @ 7:00 pm

January 28th @ 7:00 pm

January 29th @ 2:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketspicket (see site below).

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students

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 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.


GHS will be a host site for the Saturday, March 11th SAT test.  Register online at by Friday, February 10th! GCPS is proud to offer an SAT Prep course at Goochland High School at a deeply discounted rate.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. Register now as space is limited! If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Rainbolt (

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.

Wanted: Lost Library Books and Technology

Please check around the house for any library books, textbooks, or loaner GCPS technology. We have more than 170 students that have overdue items. All items can be returned to the Learning Commons. We do not assess fines, but we do charge for lost books and laptop chargers. Please email Ms. Palmer ( if you have any questions.

Winter Pep Rally

We will hold our Winter Pep Rally on Friday, February 3rd.  If your student would prefer a quiet room instead of attending the pep rally, please have them Canvas message or email Mr. Hahn ( so they can be added to the list.


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 (