School News

Celebrating Statehood Day

Mauro Morales taking his turn ringing the bell.

On January 4,1896 Utah was the 45th state to join the Union.  The fourth graders at Goshen Elementary are learning about Utah history this year.  To celebrate Utah becoming a state each fourth-grade student rung the old school bell at the end of the day.  Students were interested to find out that Utah has been a state for 116 years.

Drama Performances

For a final project, students in Mrs. Monica Valerio's class wrote and prepared what they would perform to show a frozen picture of the beginning, middle, and end of their literature circle books.  A narrator would tell what was happening in that part of the book.  The students who were frozen would tell how they felt about the situation from a characters point of view when a person in the audience tapped them.  This was a great opportunity for students to share what they learned from books they were reading in class.

Books and Candy Canes

Each year at Goshen Elemenatary students celebrate the holidays by reading some of their favorite holiday books.  For Christmas, it is called "Books and Candy Canes."  Parents were invited to the school to come and read to students while they enjoyed a good story and a candycane.

November Citizens of the Month

Goshen's Citizens of the Month for November are Kash Strasburg, Skylar Black, Easton Thomas, Shane Pyne, Andrew Ewell, Keelee Bingham, Seiji Valerio, Dillon Ewell, Hope Williams, Elmina Clinger, Colton Shelly, Darian Piper, Audrey Sexton, Samuel Hanning, Selena Nieto, Edward Deeb, and Myra Ogden.  The theme for this month was fairness.  These students have been found being fair in class and outside at recess.

Spirit Day at Goshen

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 Winners of the Eureka Elks' essay Contest

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.

2011 Reflection Winners

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
Music-David Moore
Visual Arts-Leland Fowers, Whitney Peterson, Sage Boswell, Dillon Ewell, Rojelio Morales
Film-Lauren Voran
3-D Arts-Chelise Tromble, Kelby Grill
Photography-Hope Williams, Cambria Parkin

Road to Success Winners at Goshen

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!

Success in Serving Lunch at Goshen

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.

The Buff Don't Puff

A few of Mrs. Peckhams fourth grade students.

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.

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