At their budget meeting on February 5, the school board adopted their FY 14 budget.  Please visit our budget page to see the final budget document.

The school board will present their adopted budget to the Board of Supervisors on Monday, February 11, at 7pm in the County Administration Building.

You can jump to specific sections of the budget by clicking here:

Goochland High School’s Media Center needs your support! We were notified that we are a finalist for a huge school library prize from Follett.  Following the link will take you to a video that Ms. Deb Cross and Ms. Bea Cantor from Goochland High School produced to highlight the important place the school media center has in supporting learning at their school. By voting for our video, you will inch us closer to the $60,000 grand prize for the best 21st Century library by Follett, a company that provides library services to schools.

Vote for our GHS Video today. Winning means more opportunities for innovation in the GHS Library and Media Center.The link to vote is here:
Please pass this link on to everyone you know!!!

Below is a letter that we released this week announcing the creation of the Goochland School Safety Task Force to be led by Dr. Gretz and a new initiative to practice lockdown drills more regularly.  Please find a .pdf of these documents here.

Governor McDonnell’s task force on school safety also released their initial report to the General Assembly, please find their recommendations here.

The Goochland School Board will vote to adopt our FY14 budget on February 5 (tomorrow) at GHS in Studio B at 6:30 p.m.  This budget adoption will be our last meeting in the high school and all future school board meetings will be in the county administration building.

Click here to view the agenda for tomorrow night’s meeting and to see a draft of the budget documents we have proposed.

Also, on February 11, the School Board will present their adopted budget to the Board of Supervisors at 7:00 p.m. in the County Administration Building.  We will also be celebrating our district and state champion sports teams from the Fall.

To all in the Bulldog Community,

On behalf of the GHS Athletic Boosters, it is with great pride that we are reaching out to the Community to continue the celebration of winning the State Title in Football. These young men and their Coaches worked very hard and are very deserving. This also gives our community a great sense of pride in our school and the football program.

We would like to reward the Team with State Championship Rings. Unfortunately, the Boosters cannot absorb the total cost of the rings. We are reaching out to the Community in an effort to try to fill that void. We are soliciting donations from individuals, businesses, and County Officials. These donations are tax deductible.

We are also planning various functions in an effort to generate funding. We are looking at a possible Concert, Spirit nights with local businesses and a possible dinner and silent auction.

Your consideration in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Checks may be made out to GHS Athletic Boosters. We would like to be able to hold a ceremony in April if possible to give out the rings and honor our team, school, and community. Go Bulldogs!!!

Sincerely,

Tony Moore, President

GHS Athletic Boosters

Tax I.D. # 54-6001316

P.O. Box 984, Goochland, Va. 23063

goochlandhighathleticboosters@gmail.com

Community members, I am always amazed by the dedication of our faculty and staff, but the story of one of our football coaches has moved me greatly.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch did a feature on Coach Harwood and I hope you take the time to read it.  Coach, we thank you for everything you did to inspire our champions and we hope you get well soon!!!

Congratulations to Kathryn Talley, GMS 8th Grader, who prevailed as the winner of our 2013 Goochland County Spelling Bee!  Her final winning word was “predicate.”

Bella Grace Finck, RES 4th grader, came in second and Rachel Ferguson, RES 5th grader, came in third.  All participating students should be extremely proud of their efforts!!

A special thank you goes out to Sally Hodges, our County Spelling Bee Coordinator, and all of our faculty and staff that volunteered their time to make the event successful!

Here are a few more pictures from the event:

Hello all – the School Board will vote to approve my proposed budget on February 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Goochland High School.  Please note this will be our final meeting at GHS and all future meetings will be at the County Administration Building.

We announced this on our website and at our last meeting, amongst other locations, but the January 29 workshop was cancelled, thus the February 5 meeting will be the final opportunity to give your input before we adopt the budget.

Please make sure to check out our Budget Update Website, we have posted our budget line-items along with an executive summary of the proposal.  If you have any questions, please let me know any time!

It has been an exciting time in Goochland celebrating our state championship football team.   In fact, the Board of Supervisors and our School Board will be jointly recognizing the team at the February 11 meeting in the County Administration Building (details to follow later).  Our athletic boosters are working diligently to raise funds to provide official state championship rings for every player.  In the next few days I will post specific details on how you can help, but in the meantime, if you are interested in donating, please contact any member of the athletic boosters and/or give me a call.