December 2010

Hat Day at Goshen

Mrs. Renee Davis' second grade class at Goshen Elementary School won honors for every person in the class wearing a hat on the student council sponsored Hat Day last Friday. The falcon in the middle of the picture is their trophy for winning.

Goshen's sixth graders study Greek mythology

Mrs. Julie Parkin's sixth grade class has been studying Greek mythology.  They had fun performing reader's theater in front of their classmates as they learned more about the Greek gods and goddesses. 

Clark Planetarium visits Goshen

The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at Goshen Elementary were pleased to have the Clark Planetarium visit their school. The students learned a little about astronomy. They were excited to pass around a 4.8 billion year old meteorite and see how heavy it was. Students also learned about conducting experiments in science. They participated in different experiments where they had to ask questions and make a hypothesis as they learned about air pressure. Pictured is Carson Lavery and Hayes Weight looking like they are having a tug a war as they participate in one of the air pressure experiments.

The Book Mobile in Goshen

One of the blessing of living in rural Utah county has been the use of the bookmobile. Every other week on Tuesdays the van full of books comes to Goshen Elementary School. Classes of students quickly, but orderly, file into the bookmobile to check out two weeks worth of reading. In this picture, librarian Chad Bartlett, an employee of the Utah State Library System, receives books read from a patron before she goes back and gets a few more. Being a rural school serving the communities of Genola, Goshen, Elberta and Mosida, without a library in any of the four communities, the bookmobile has been a wonderful favor of the county government to Goshen School. However, now that the economy has had a downturn, tax revenues have drastically dropped and the county commissioners are considering discontinuing their contract with the state for the bookmobile services for rural Utah county. Alpine and Cedar Fort Elementaries in Alpine School District are the only other schools served by the bookmobile in this county, but several other rural communities are visited. Utah county does not have a county-wide library system, like Salt Lake county, so residents would have to pay a fee to check books out of libraries in nearby communities.