GCPS NAMED A DISTRICT OF DISTINCTION

“In recognition of the innovation and success of its Values Based Leadership (VBL) initiative, Goochland County Public Schools (GCPS) has been named a District of Distinction by District Administration. Goochland County was among 62 districts across the nation that were honored in the March 2015 round of Districts of Distinction, the magazine’s national recognition program for K12 school districts…” (more)

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Kolor Me Katie 5K

We encourage everyone to participate in Kolor Me Katie, honoring the life of Katie Anderson and benefiting both the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Goochland Leaders’ Club.

No need to be a runner!  I am walking it!

All ages are welcome.

Click the picture below to access the registration form!

 

Snow Poem

The Blizzard

by Phillis Levin

Now that the worst is over, they predict

Something messy and difficult, though not
Life-threatening. Clearly we needed

To stock up on water and candles, making
Tureens of soup and things that keep
When electricity fails and phone lines fall.

Igloos rise on air conditioners, gargoyles
Fly and icicles shatter. Frozen runways,
Lines in markets, and paralyzed avenues

Verify every fear. But there is warmth
In this sudden desire to sleep,
To surrender to our common condition

With joy, watching hours of news
Devoted to weather. People finally stop
To talk to each other-the neighbors

We didn’t know were always here.
Today they are ready for business,
Armed with a new vocabulary,

Casting their saga in phrases as severe
As last night’s snow: damage assessment,
Evacuation, emergency management,

The shift of the wind matters again,
And we are so simple, so happy to hear
The scrape of a shovel next door.

“The Blizzard” by Phillis Levin from Mercury. © Penguin, 2001

Club Photos for Yearbook

This is the schedule we will follow Wednesday, February 11 for club photos.  All clubs will report to AUDITORIUM 1-2 minutes before scheduled time.  If sponsor is available, please accompany your club to auditorium.  There will be NO makeup dates for club photos.  If a student is absent or misses photo next Wednesday, it will NOT be retaken.  Students will return to class within 10 minutes of scheduled time

FOR CLUB PHOTO
  • If your club has a banner, please have a student bring it down for the photo
  • If your club does not have a banner, please make a large sign for the photo (Otherwise I have 25 photos of groups of students and no idea which club is which :D).  Props, club shirts or special equipment would also be great!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION WITH THIS!

5K 8:30:00 AM
Astronomy 8:35:00 AM
Bulldog Cafe Staff 8:40:00 AM
CARE 8:45:00 AM
Civics MGA 8:50:00 AM
Culinary 8:55:00 AM
Dead Poets Society 9:00:00 AM
Debate 9:05:00 AM
Forensics 9:10:00 AM
Electronica 9:15:00 AM
Fishing 9:20:00 AM
French 9:25:00 AM
GSA 9:30:00 AM
Guitar 9:35:00 AM
History Honors 9:40:00 AM
HOSA 9:45:00 AM
Interact 9:50:00 AM
International Thespians 9:55:00 AM
Journalism 10:00:00 AM
Latin 10:05:00 AM
Nancy Drew 10:10:00 AM
NHS 10:15:00 AM
NMA (Math) 10:20:00 AM
Personal Growth 10:25:00 AM
Project Discovery 10:30:00 AM
SCA 10:35:00 AM
Sign Language Club 10:40:00 AM
Spanish 10:45:00 AM
Student Ambassadors 10:50:00 AM
Ultimate Frisbee 10:55:00 AM
Workforce Ready 11:00:00 AM

The Godfather of Historical Fiction

James A. Michener was born on this day in 1907. Michener wrote more than 40 novels, many of them sweeping family sagas. He published his first novel, Tales of the South Pacific, at the age of 40, and it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was later adapted for a Broadway musical and a film, both titled South Pacific. Michener became a very generous philanthropist, donating more than $100 million during his lifetime. He died in 1997 at the age of 90.

GHS Scholastic Bowl Champions!

Congratulations to the GHS Scholastic Bowl team. They defeated Prince Edward once and Bluestone twice last night to capture Goochland High School’s first ever scholastic championship. Congratulations to team captain Erin Maguire and team members: Cameron Ford, Brandon Myrick, Keith Jandzinski, Hannah Hermann, Julia Barr, Michelle Daschner and Henry Carscadden.