May 2012

Goshen Students Give Principal Bird a High Five for Retiring!

Pictured is Mr. Bird standing with a few students from Goshen Elementary in front of a wall of messages written for him.

Principal Garth Bird is retiring this year after working for 40 years in Nebo School District.  Mr. Bird has been the principal at Goshen Elementary for the last two years.  Here is a poem written for Mr. Garth Bird.

Garth Bird is retiring, yes it’s true,

After 40 years of service, he says he’s through.

A better principal you will never find,

He is dedicated, patient and really kind.

When it comes to teaching or leading the school,

He could always enforce the rules while remaining cool. 

He has touched many lives with his loving ways,

Faculty, students and parents will treasure these days. 

Congratulations to him on a job well done,

Bonnie and his family are in for some fun. 

His time in Nebo School District has come to an end,

For all of us that worked with him,

we’ll have a lifelong friend.

Classified Employee of the Year

Shawnie Drury was selected by the teachers of Goshen Elementary School as the Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year.  Mrs. Drury was selected because of her superb work with the fifth grade students for whom she serves as a Title I technician.  She tutors students in all subject areas, sharing her thoughts on how to do math problems, and how she figures out the plot of a story with her students.  She works with many students in a regular reading group each day.  Mrs. Drury is appreciated by the teachers and adored by the students.