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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!

ACA Graduation Date

The date has been set for the Reynolds Community College graduation ceremony! ACA students and families, please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18, 2023. The exact time for the graduation event has not been released yet, but the location will be the VCU Siegel Center. Please pay careful attention to future announcements for updates on time and ordering graduation regalia. If you have specific questions, please reach out to Dr. Beth Fowler ( 

All Night Graduation 

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 almost complete.  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. 

Black History Month

In addition to the instructional activities taking place in students’ core academic classes, students in our African American History class are creating daily trivia questions on our morning announcements. The goal of this is to highlight contributors to African American history and American history that stems from both African American and Afro-Latin heritage. Students will have the opportunity to win prizes for participating and answering correctly. Students in our BACEE group and those enrolled in our African American History course will be taking a field trip to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, February 8th to visit the National Museum Of African American History and Culture. We will cap off the month with a student-planned Black History Month Assembly on Wednesday, February 22nd with student performances from our band, chorus, and theater arts students featuring African Americans whose influence is far-reaching in the arts. 

We are extremely excited to celebrate the accomplishments of these great American heroes!

Career Speaker

Ms. Kirsten Knull, Capital One Go to Market Strategy, will be providing an informational session about her career on Monday, February 6th during Bulldog block in the auditorium. If your student is interested, 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 ( 

GCPS Closed

GCPS will be closed on Friday, February 17th (Teacher PD Day) and Monday, February 20th (President’s Day). Enjoy your extended weekend!


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 ( 

Marking Period 2 Student BARKS Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received Bulldog BARKS awards from our faculty and staff for representing our core values throughout the second marking period. They are:

  • Bold: Aubrey Noe

  • Authentic: Kaleb Loflin

  • Responsible: Jonahathan Barrera Lima

  • Kind: Casey Grimm

  • Successful: Margaret Riley

We are so proud of each of you. Thank you for embodying what it means to be a Goochland Bulldog. Congrats to you all!!

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

GHS senior, Easton Bowman, will be hosting the Mr. GHS Senior Boys Pageant on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium as his senior project. Please join us for a night of laughs, with proceeds going towards the GHS Veterans Project. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Tate ( 

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 Wednesday, 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

The PowerSchool Parent Portal closes TONIGHT 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)

Senior Yearbook Ads

Yearbook ads must be ordered by Wednesday, February 15th. Please contact Ms. Schnakenberg ( with questions.

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.