Saturday, March 8, 2014, students from Goochland High School competed in the Digital Video Production Contest during the Technology Student Association event held at Glen Allen High School.  Three GCPS teams (pictured below) competed against 8 other teams from various schools.  Goochland High School excelled with 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers in the event, second only to one of the teams from the Maggie L. Walker Governor School.

The video theme for the competition was “Documentary.” GCPS students created interesting, dynamic videos about their chosen topics.  The students’ video’s will be featured at GHS this week on News 2.

Be sure to congratulate the following students and their sponsor, Mr. Bouwens, on their success:

2nd place finisher with their documentary, Cheer Isn’t a Sport?! : Lauren Nuckols, Katie Gentry, Lillie Rosson, Brittany Bailey and Jontey Mosley

3rd place finisher with their documentary, The Phone Factor: Hunter and William Glaveskas, Felicia Hallworth, Josh Hayward and Jazmyn Rhodes

4th place finisher with their documentary, Travis Duley: A Career in the Clouds:  Jeremy Phillips, Jenna Meadows, Lucy Cary, Preston Loveland and Hannah Duley

Please join me in congratulating the varsity girls basketball team! They won the James River District Girls Basketball Tournament Championship at Prince Edward Middle School yesterday, beating the #2 Amelia team 65-64 in a ail-biting double overtime victory!.

We anticipate hosting a quarter final game in the Quad Rivers Conference 34 BB Tournament on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00.  Cost for the game on Tuesday is $6.00.

We would love to have you come support the Lady Bulldogs!

GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program) has been at work helping students in Goochland realize their higher education dreams for years. One former Goochland student, Kendra Waddy, had the opportunity to share her experience with GRASP on channel 12 news here:

GRASP is a non-profit, charitable, college-access organization that assists students and families in obtaining funding for post-secondary education. GRASP will help students and their families, regardless of their financial resources and at no charge to them, develop an educational plan by:

  • Assisting them with the financial aid process;
  • Awarding and administering scholarships;
  • Inspiring them to believe that post-secondary education is attainable; and
  • Supporting them during the completion of their post-secondary education.

Please join us in recognizing four exemplary scholar athletes who have been named to 2013 Virginia High School League 2A All-State Teams:

  • Mesa Willis, GHS senior, was named to the All-State Volleyball Team
  • David Dyer, GHS senior, was named to the All-State Football Team
  • Raleigh Morris, GHS junior, was named to the All-State Football Team
  • Jaylen Allen, GHS senior, was named to the All-State Football Team

Congratulations to these students, their coaches and parents!

GES fifth grade teacher, Jennifer Cosby, received a personal note of congratulations from Delegate Peter Ferrell. The note was specifically in response to the Goochland Elementary World Faire, created and hosted by the GES fifth grade team and GCPS ITRT, Zoe Parrish.

Our thanks to Ms. Cosby and the fifth grade team, Mrs. McCay, and the many others who supported the event.


Please join us in congratulating the GHS Scholastic Bowl Team. The team placed second in the Conference 34 tournament and qualified for the 2 A East Region competition for the first time!

The tournament will be held February 8 at Maggie Walker High School from 4 to 10 PM. It’s a round-robin format and an exciting competition.

We wish the team the very best and encourage you to come support the Bulldog Scholars and their coaches, Mr. Brook and Mr. Smith!

This Friday 12 of our band students will have the opportunity to participate in the “Longwood Honor Band”.  They will be traveling to Longwood University Thursday afternoon and participating with students from other area schools in an Honors Concert Band and Jazz Band.

We congratulate these exemplary students and encourage you to attend the event in Jarman Auditorium at 7:30 this Friday evening.

We are pleased to announce that Goochland County Public School Division has become a certified “Green School Division.”  In cooperation with Virginia Municipal League’s GoGreenVA initiative, the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Green Schools Challenge recognizes school divisions that implement specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community.

Click here to read the official Press Release.

We were honored to host Delegate Lee Ware this morning at Goochland Elementary School and Goochland High School, where Dr. Lane, both principals, Dr. Geyer, Mr. Watson and Mr. Hendron introduced him to the instructional innovations at work in the iPad initiative and expanding CTE programs.

A former history teacher of 15 years, Delegate Ware was at home in the classrooms and enjoyed interacting with the students and teachers. A highlight was a stop by Mrs. Demas’ room, where students had each learned and the presented a fact about Delegate Ware’s life.

We are grateful for the visit and proud of the work our students were able to showcase this morning.