This is the second time this year that the students in Mr. Jason Dickie's second grade class has been honored for winning the school spirit contest, Each class counts the number of students who wears a school shirt, or a shirt primarily blue or yellow, the school colors. There is a lot of school spirit in Mr. Dickie's class.
Goshen Elementary School celebrated the winners of the Eureka Elks' Lodge's "Why I am Proud to Pledge Allegiance" essay contest. Pictured on the back row are all of the sixth grade students from Mr.Nate Holt's class that participated with their participation certificates. Standing on the front row are Mr. Garth Bird, Goshen's principal; third place winner, Kennedy Guernsey; first place winner, Gage Judd; and Elks' Lodge contest sponsor Nick Castleton. Missing from the picture was the school second place winner Courtney Osborn. Gage received a $20 check as the second place winner in the Lodge. The national winner will receive $1,000.
Congratulations to the 2011 Reflection Contest Winners at Goshen Elementary! The theme for this year was "Diversity Means..." Students entered work in different categories to show what diversity means to them. The winners for each category are as follows:
Literature-Whitney Peterson, Jonathan Perry, Alyssa Zohner
Visual Arts-Leland Fowers, Whitney Peterson, Sage Boswell, Dillon Ewell, Rojelio Morales
3-D Arts-Chelise Tromble, Kelby Grill
Photography-Hope Williams, Cambria Parkin
With the end of the first term at Goshen Elementary students earned some prizes including books, backpacks, and a bike from the Roads to Success program. The program awards students for reading at home. Each week students earn tickets to be put into a drawing at the end of each term. The first bike of the year was given to Bridger Eastwood in Mrs. Norton's fourth grade class. Keep up the reading students!
Everyone takes a good nutritious school lunch, served daily, for granted. It's always just there, it seems. Not so much last Wednesday during the massive power outage in the south part of the county. Nebo School District's back-up plan was to just serve a snack of cold food on hand in the school's kitchen, if the power remained off, as was expected. When the power came back on at 11:00, it was time to get lunch ready at Goshen Elementary School. Goshen was back on "Plan A," which is to get a hot, well-balanced meal to the students for lunch. Pictured is Lesley Jacobsen, head cook at Goshen, "busting her hump" to prepare the Wednesday lunch on short notice. The lunch ladies prepared nachos supreme with warm, melted cheese, hot corn, warm refried beans, and freshly cooked hamburger, with a warm churro for deseret. Goshen School was the only school able to produce the whole scheduled lunch, which was served to the students for free, because all of the other students in the district were not charge for their "snack lunches." "It is just what we do," stated Goshen Lunch Manager Donna Woodland. "Our students expect a good meal every day and that's what they get." The Goshen School faculty and parents appreciated the lunch ladies going into "overdrive" to keep the students learning on such a cold day.
Fourth-grade students at Goshen Elementary had fun watching some of their classmates try to run breathing through a straw. They saw what effects drugs can have on their bodies. The students were excited to have BYU athletes who are part of "The Buff Don't Puff" come and visit their school to teach them about not doing drugs. After the presentation students signed a poster agreeing to not use drugs.
Goshen Elementary's 1st Graders celebrated Zero the Hero's 30th day of school. The first graders created the Zero the Hero shirts to recognize what place holder zero is. The culminating activity has proven to be a fun tradition at the school. The first grade teachers are thankful for the wonderful mom helpers to donate their time to integrate art, social studies, and math for the fantastic first graders.
Goshen Elementary was fortunate to have Assistant Superintendent Wilson read with a first grade class. Mrs. Lopez's first graders anxiously listened to Llama Llama Red Pajama read aloud by Assistant Superintendent Wilson. He made the book come alive for the students. Loving books himself, Mr. Wilson donated this very fun book to the the class he visited. "Thank you for making reading fun!" the kids said.
Goshen Elementary ended September with their Fall Carnival. This year one activity was Deputy Sheriff Jim Tindell used his police radar to check the speed of student softball and baseball players. The top speed for boys was 57 miles per hour. The girls were right behind at 55mph. Also, Carwynn Carter, who by day is the head custodian at Goshen Elementary School, gave train rides to kids. Students didn't leave until Mr. Nate Holt, sixth grade teacher at the school, and other parent volunteers painted their faces turning them into wild cats, vampires and clowns.