Dear Parents and Guardians of GHS Students,
As a response to the school shooting in Florida on February 14th, a group of GHS students would like to do something to recognize the lives lost. The students would like to stage a walk out on March 14th that would last for 17 minutes-one minute for every death. Our students simply want to honor the victims and have no desire to see this become a political rally. That would be my desire as well.
It is my belief that students should have the opportunity to gather in support of the victims. Therefore, GHS staff will work with the student body to assure a safe and orderly walk out. The walk out is purely voluntary and we will continue with class as much as possible. GHS administrators and other staff will oversee the walk out and the Goshen Police Department will be on campus to provide additional oversight due to students being outside. Students will be supervised and will be given specific instructions about how to exit GHS and where to gather for the moments of remembrance.
Students can learn a great deal from organizing and participating in civic engagement. This is an
opportunity for that to happen.
Please feel free to contact me or a member of the administrative team at the contacts listed below:
Dr. Barry Younghans firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Pickard email@example.com
Dan Butler firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Bechtel email@example.com
Dr. Barry C. Younghans
Principal – Goshen High School