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December 2017

Goshen Elementary is Visited by Author J. Scott Savage

Submitted by krista.openshaw on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:54

Local author, J. Scott Savage, author of the book series Case File 13, Far World and Mysteries of Cove visited Goshen School on Thursday.  He came and talked to the students about how their creativity can change the world.  He told them stories about children who have changed the world with one little idea.  He included the stories of Alexandria Scott, the founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand, who has raised over $150 million to fund childhood cancer research and Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which she received at just 16 years old.  Scott then talked to the students about finding their own creativity, where he helped our students tell a short story that they came up with on the spot.  It was so fun to hear the students' ideas, and the way that Mr. Savage took those ideas and turned it into a fun and exciting story!  

We would like to thank Mr. Savage and his wife for traveling to Goshen School and sharing his talent with our students!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Submitted by krista.openshaw on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:39

To bring the fun of the holidays to Goshen School, the kids and teachers wore their ugliest, or most Chrismas-y sweaters to school on Wednesday!  We saw everything from blinking Christmas lights, to ornaments to tinsel!  Even the ugliest ones were awesome!

Mr. Hunt's Class Revolts!

Submitted by krista.openshaw on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:36
Greg Hunt

In learning about revolutions, Mr. Hunt's class had an activity where they created different styles of catapults. Students worked in groups to try and design a catapult that would launch the farthest and be consistent. Many different styles and variations were tried to come up with the perfect catapult. Their catapults were then put to the test in battle. They were placed on opposite sides of a "battlefield" and had to launch past the markers on the other teams side.  This is part of an ongoing effort of Mr. Hunt to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into his classroom and allow his students to have more hands-on experiences in learning.

Spirit Week Happening This Week

Submitted by krista.openshaw on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:05

This week is Spirit Week at Goshen School!  The following is the schedule for our dress up days:

Monday: Red & Green Day

Tuesday: Santa or Elf Hat Day

Wednesday:  Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday: Chistmas Socks Day

Friday:  Christmas Character Day


Penny Wars

Submitted by krista.openshaw on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:03

Our annual Penny Wars battle is happening this week!  Students can bring pennies, silver coins or dollar bills to donate to the cause.  The money donated will be used to help provide Christmas to local families in need this year.

Holiday Food Drive

Submitted by krista.openshaw on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:01

We are holding our annual Holiday Food Drive this week!  We are accepting food, cleaning or hygiene items this year.  Students will just drop the donations off at the Student Council Donation Table, where if they donate 5 or more items, the student council will give them a token for the token tower in the office.  All donations will be donated to local families in need this holiday season. 


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