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All Night Graduation 

The All-Night Graduation Committee (ANG) will have its next meeting this Thursday, February 2nd at Bella Sicilia's starting at 6:30 pm

Please mark your calendars for their next Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, February 25th.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm and games will begin at 6:00 pm.  They are asking for your help through donations or by signing up to help for the event.  

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 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 ( 


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 very special graduation service, one deserving of an exceptional class. Feel free to contact Ms. Reahard ( with any questions.

HBCU Visits to GHS

During February, Virginia Union University and Virginia State University will visit GHS to offer information sessions for interested Juniors and Seniors as well as on-site admission for Seniors. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please email Ms. McMullin ( 

Important Senior Information from School Counseling

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

Marking Period 3 Interim

The interim for marking period 3 is Tuesday, February 7th. Please take a moment to review your student grades in PowerSchool. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact their teachers.

Mr. GHS Pageant

We are bringing back the Mr. GHS Pageant for Easton Bowman’s senior project as a fundraiser for the GHS Veterans Project. There will be a cash prize awarded. There will be an interest meeting on Monday, January 30th during Bulldog Block for any 12th grade boys. Listen to the morning announcements for the location. Please contact Easton or Mrs. Tate ( with any questions.

NHS Applications

On Monday, January 30th, prospective NHS members will receive a canvas message and be added to an NHS prospective members canvas course. Prospective members are students in grades 10-12 who have a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and above. Prospective members can complete and submit applications for NHS through the canvas course they were added to. The deadline to submit NHS applications is Monday, February 13th, at 5:00 pm. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Borgie (

Safety Drills

We will hold our 3rd Lockdown Drill of the school year during the week of Monday, February 6th through Friday, February 10th.


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 (

Scheduling 2023-24 School Year

This past week, School Counselors went into 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade English classes to help students register for their classes for the next school year.  

The PowerSchool Parent Portal is open to make and change course requests until Sunday, February 5th.   

Many students scheduled their one-on-one Academic and Career Planning meetings with their school counselor, but if they did not, please encourage them to do so.  Parents are welcome to attend those meetings virtually or in person with their child as we update their academic and career plans and make sure students are on track for their graduation requirements.  

Links to schedule ACP meetings with School Counselors: 

Schedule with Ms. McMullin A-G Schedule with Mrs. Fisher H-Q Schedule with Mrs. Ferrell R-Z

Other Important Links:

Course Registration Presentation 2023-2024

Rising 10th-12th Grade Course Options

Parent Override

Senior Early Release Form

GCPS Program of Studies

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

School Counseling Week

GHS will celebrate School Counselor Appreciation Week during the week of February 6th - 10th. Please take a moment to thank our AMAZING school counselors at GHS. They are truly the heartbeat of our school.

Ms. Mallory McMullin (Last names A - G)

Ms. Kelsey Fisher (Last names H - Q)

Ms. Renee Ferrell (Last names R - Z)

Ms. Ashley Lawson (Mental Health Counselor)

Smart Pass

Beginning on Wednesday, February 1st, GHS will roll out electronic hallway passes to students through a Smart Pass program.  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 not use student cell phones for SmartPass. Students were shown this video in Block 1 on Monday, January 30th to train them on how to use the system when creating passes.  Watch more short tutorials on the SmartPass Website.

Traffic- New GES

There will be more traffic on Bulldog Way due to the construction of the new Goochland Elementary School.  This will include heavy equipment and at times road crews.  Please take this into consideration as you travel to and from GHS.  

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 send a 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 (