Dairy Farmers of Utah & Nebo Food Services Assembly

Fuel Up to play 60 Assembly
Fuel Up to play 60 Assembly
Fuel Up to play 60 Assembly
Fuel Up to play 60 / Video by Alex Smith Assembly

The students at Goshen School enjoyed a wonderful and fun assembly given by The Utah & Nevada Dairy Farmers and the Nebo School District Food Services Department. It was the Fuel Up to play 60 Assembly. A special visitor was Trudy the cow, she taught the students that eating balanced meals and exercising daily was the best way to stay healthy and fit. It was a fun assembly with a video from pro-football player Alex Smith, a milk mistache contest and even a dance preformed by teachers and Trudy! 

1st Grade Celebrates the 50's

1st Grade 50th Day of School

The first grade classes celebrated the 50th day of school in style!  With bobby socks, poddle skirts, leather jackets, rolled up levi's, pony tails and slicked back hair! To make it half way to our 100 day goal, the Happy Days of the 50's, was enjoyed by all.

Thank You Veterans!

Goshen students started their day by gathering around the flag pole to participate in a flag raising ceremony honoring our country’s veterans.  Students, faculty and staff repeated the Pledge of Allegiance and participated in a moment of silence honoring our Veterans. 

Students also had the opportunity to participate in Goshen’s Veteran Day Art Contest.  The entries are hanging in the main hall.  Grade level winners will be announced after the morning assembly on Friday, November 11, 2014.

 

 

School Community Council Notes (October 2014) and November 2014 Agenda

Attributions: 

Goshen School

School Community Council

Agenda for Nov. 25th, 2014

  1. Approve October’s S.C.C. minutes
  2. Public participation at Goshen School Community Council meetings  (form)  
  3. Discuss School Improvement Goal #2 - Math (should we make any changes for next year?)
  4. Other: open discussion – ideas concerns – suggestions    

* Be prepared to discuss goal #3. (about science) at our next meeting on Jan. 27th.

Minutes from our October School Community Council Meeting

                                            (Start time 3:40p.m.)

 *** Participation in school community councils – rough draft handout***

The requirements for a patron to participate in one of our school community council meetings was discussed. Suggestions were given on how to improve the rough draft and a final draft will be presented at the next meeting for approval.

             **Discussion on School Improvement plan goal #1.**  

The school district is placing a strong emphasis on improving the DIBELS test scores in the early grades. The scores must improve, or the district will lose a large amount of money used to help students with k-3 literacy. Our teachers are brainstorming in their teaching teams to come-up with ways to improve the test scores. We are especially looking for ways to help our E.L.L. students. We also discussed the importance of involving parents in helping to improve the test scores in reading…it was decided to have a parent night as early as November if possible.

A motion was made to accept goal #1 by Joanie Burningham and 2nd by Sheryl Hazelet – the voting was unanimous to accept goal #1.

                            ** Discussion on last Springs SAGE test scores**    

Our test results from last year on Sage Testing was discussed. Goshen School students scored slightly higher in science, math, and the language arts than other students in the state and in the district in similar schools.

                    **Discussion on SLO’s (student learning objectives)**

We discussed how SLO’s are going to be used to improve student learning and that SLO’s were going to be used to strengthen some weaknesses in writing at our school…especially in opinion writing.

         *** A motion was made by Lynette DeGraffenried and 2nd by Sheryl Hazelet to accept the minutes of our September meeting as amended...the voting was unanimous in favor of accepting September’s minutes as amended.

         ***Leslie Baguley made a motion to adjourn our meeting – the motion was 2nd by Joanie Burningham and the voting was unanimous in favor of ending the meeting at 4:50p.m.                                                           

                                             

Goshen School LAND Trust Summary 2013-2014

 Goshen School LAND Trust Summary

2013-2014

Goshen Elementary had four funded Goals for the 2013-2014 school year:

Goal 1:  Goshen Elementary will increase the number of students reading at or above grade level with an emphasis on third grade.

We completed three Reading Benchmark Assessments on every student during the 2013-2014 school year.  We hired substitutes to allow the teachers’ time to complete the mid-year Reading Benchmarks.  The district provide substitutes for the fall and spring Reading Benchmark Assessments. We also hired substitutes so that our teachers could work on integrating Journey’s into their curriculum maps. 

We hired four technicians to work with small groups, individual students and to oversee our SuccessMaker and Imagine Learning software program. We held Monthly Literacy Collaboration meetings with each grade level to discuss reading and literacy needs of students. Rotating Substitutes were provided.

We met with our technicians monthly to provide support and training.  We also discussed student progress and made changes in our tutoring schedule as needed.

SAGE data for the 2013-2014 school year has not been released.  Once it is released it will be used as baseline for future reports.

Reading Benchmarks

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

First Grade

88%

87%

Second Grade

87%

81%

Third Grade

49%

69%

Fourth Grade

67%

46%

Fifth Grade

74%

77%

Sixth Grade

76%

90%

Combined 1st -6th Grades

73%

74%

 

DIBELS

Spring 2013

Mid-Year 2013

Fall 2012

First

80%

85%

51%

Second

73%

76%

85%

Third

80%

85%

71%

Grades 1-3

77%

82%

70%

 

 

End-of Year Language Arts Test

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

Second Grade

55%

81%

Third Grade

76%

81%

Fourth Grade

70%

81%

Fifth Grade

91%

96%

Sixth Grade

91%

85%

 

 

 

Goal 2: Goshen Elementary will increase the Math End of Year proficiency levels for all students.

Teachers worked on curriculum maps for math and prepared for a new district-wide math adoption.  Math fact homework sheets were sent home to help student’s math fluency.  Student’s participated in a schoolwide Math Excellence Competition in March. 

Teachers used collaboration to analyze student math data based on their common assessments.  Teachers provide re-teach, extend and enrich activities to their students.

 A trained technician worked with small groups and individuals students in math.  She also oversaw our Success Maker Math computer program.

SAGE data for the 2013-2014 school year has not been released.  Once it is released it will be used as baseline for future reports

End of Year Math Test

2013

2012

Second

69%

76%

Third

80%

92%

Fourth

77%

89%

Fifth

91%

93%

Sixth

86%

82%

Goal 3:  Goshen Elementary will increase student science knowledge and abilities.

Because of the new SAGE WRITING requirements, grade level teams did not meet to integrate the science core into their curriculum maps.  We focused on understanding the new writing requirements.  We will be integrating our science core during the 2014-2015 school year.

SAGE data for the 2013-2014 school year has not been released.  Once it is released it will be used as baseline for future reports.

End of Year Science Test

2013

2012

Fourth

76%

79%

Fifth

91%

95%

Sixth

86%

87%

No Trustlands money was spent on this goal.

Goal 4: Goshen Elementary will implement the Utah State Fine Arts Core into every grade level

During 2013-2014 our school focused on Dance.  We worked with the District Dance Curriculum Specialist to learn the dance curriculum.  She helped our teachers by teaching dance vocabulary and modeling integrated lessons in first through sixth grades.  Teachers were provided with substitutes so they could collaborate with the district specialist to create six integrated dance lessons in first through sixth grades. Teachers also taught their lessons and received feedback from the district specialist.

As a school, we collaborated on how-to best support reporting of student participation in fine arts integrated assignments.  We are reporting dance as a participation/non-participation grade on report cards.  Goshen’s fifth and sixth grade teachers have included this on their report cards for the 2013-2014 school year. The remaining grades will include it next year.

The district received a fine arts grant and schools were allotted funds to purchase supplies to help teachers integrate fine arts.  This year we are purchasing supplies to help teachers integrate dance.  The district dance specialist is collaborating with our school to help us make wise and lasting purchases.

Grade

Integrated Dance Lessons (January –April 2014) Taught

Non-Integrated Dance Lessons (January –April 2014) Taught

Number of Integrated Dance Lessons Completed with District Dance Specialist

Kindergarten

20

0

0

First

5

0

6

Second

7

1

6

Third

4

1

6

Fourth

6

0

6

Fifth

9

7

6

Sixth

6

1

6

 

Technology:

We used Trustland money to purchase Chrome Books for schoolwide use and calculators for our sixth grades. The chrome books are used by every grade level.  Kindergarten through third grades teachers check them out to use for small group centers during guided reading.  Fourth through Sixth grades use them whole class and small group work.  Students are using the chrome books for reading, writing and math.

We appreciate the help of our School Community Council in reaching these goals.

PTA Fun Run & Carnival

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Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Breakfast
Breakfast
Carnival
Carnival
Carnival
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Fun Run
Basket Auction

An early Saturday "Fun Run" was the start to a wonderful morning of activities for the PTA fundraiser at our school. There were races for the walkers and the serious runners who participated. Following the race there was a pancake breakfast and fun carnival for the children. 

Thank you to our PTA, parents and teachers who helped make this event such a success!

The Ned Show Comes to Goshen School

The Ned Show
The Ned Show
The Ned Show

The NED Show was a fun assembly for the students at Goshen Elementary School. NED is a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. Teachers love that NED is simple, relatable and kid-focused. The school also enjoyed the YoYo tricks that were used during the assembly.

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