November 2010

Goshen Elementary's Food Drive

Goshen Elementary School student council members Savanah Seamons (from the left), Ezri Staheli, and Cyera Draper load the last boxes from this month food drive. Goshen School students donated food from home to help build the supplies of the Utah county food bank prior to cold weather setting in for the winter. Students collected over 20 boxes of food.

Goshen's First Graders are thankful for...

"I'm thankful to be at a great school like Goshen Elementary." Students in Mrs. Hilary Dyreng's first grade class at Goshen School told a room full of parents and grandparents about Thanksgiving Day and what they appreciated about the world in which they live.

Goshen's 100th Birthday!

All 400 Goshen Elementary School students stood in formation Friday to spell out "100" in celebration of the school's 100th birthday. The Goshen PTA is planning on creating a collection of student recipes in a commemorative cookbook to go on sale in the spring. The picture was taken high up in the air in a man-lifter operated by Blaine Carter and owned by Leo Finster. The picture of the students was taken by Tina Lundell.

Goshen's Crystal Apple Award

At Goshen Elementary the Crystal Apple Award was given to Patsy Barlow for all her hard work and dedication to teaching.  Patsy has been teaching for about 25 years.  Her first teaching assignment was in kindergarten at Franklin Elementary in Provo School District.  Patsy quit teaching when her first son was born, but returned when her children were old enough to go to school.  She is now currently working at Goshen Elementary teaching full day kindergarten.  She finds it rewarding to see how much progress each student can make.

Patsy has always been involved in sports.  Her favorite sport was basketball, where she had a couple of college scholarship offers after high school.  She doesn't get many chances to play basketball now.  She still participates in volleyball and softball on a regular basis and has participated in Huntsman Senior Olympic Games with a softball team the last several years, where they have won a gold and bronze metal. 

In her home life, Patsy has been married for 31 years.  She has two children and one grandson, who is the joy of her life. 

Patsy loves her job.  She enjoys Goshen Elementary and the chance she has to work with the faculty.  She is an outstanding teacher.

The Utah Water Van visits Goshen

Fourth graders, Natalie Spencer and Terrel Jasperson, are acting like super heroes as they help the presenters from The Living Planet Aquarium show students where water is found on the earth.   Students learned all about the water cycle and how water is used in Utah through visual models, learning vocabulary words through movements, and answering questions.  The students enjoyed having The Living Planet Aquarium presenters come to Goshen and share all their fun educational information!

Bikes for reading!

Devin on his new bike.

Devin Johnson is taking his "victory lap' after winning this beautiful, new bicycle for reading in Ken Garff's Road to Success program. Devin is a fifth grade student in Mr. Travis Proctor's class at Goshen Elementary School and is a voracious reader. It is this reading that helped him win the new bike, which was the top prize in the first term's reading contest drawing.

Fourth graders at Goshen learn about Utah history

During a presentation at Goshen Elementary, fourth graders learned a little bit about some of the Indian tribes that once lived in Utah.  They learned some history and were excited to know that the presenters were real Indians.  Students saw some of the clothing and things that were used by the Native American tribes.  Students are now excited to learn more about the history of Utah. Pictured are the students learning hand signs that were used to help the tribes communicate with one another.

Goshen's October Citizens of the Month

Goshen Elementary's citizens of the month for October were Delaney Steele, Keelee Bingham, Steven Ward, Hannah Hazelet, Melody Kenison, Audrey Peterson, Oscar Carreno, Alyssa Zohner, Layne Shepherd, Tate Strasburg, Weston Thomas, Gentry Conklin, Kayden Walters, Joseline Macedo, Josie Penrod, Jose Gomez, Blake Bagley, Dawsen Tew, Kennedy Cowan, and Sydney Hacking.  These students were chosen by their teachers for showing October's theme of honesty.

Road to Success Reading Awards given at Goshen!

Keelee Bingham, of Elberta who is a kindergarten student at Goshen Elementary School, had her name drawn out of a box containing names of all of the students who have been reading this last quarter at school. Keelee is pictured with her teacher, Mrs. Lori Staheli, along with her prize: a color TV and VCR. Also winning a prize, but is not pictured, was Devin Johnson, of Genola who is a fifth grade student in Mr. Travis Proctor's class, who won a gift certificate for a new bicycle from WalMart. WalMart is one of the major sponsors of the Ken Garff "Roads to Success" reading program which is motivating the Goshen School students to read so much. Who wouldn't read, if you could win a new bike?