Who can predict the final score of the Super Bowl XLV before the game starts? The Goshen Elementary School lunch department wanted to know the answer, so they made a contest offering a pizza lunch with soda pop and cake. So who predicted the closest? It was Mrs. Patsy Barlow's all-day kindergarten class!
Rian Ewell, daughter of Brian and Carolee Ewell of Genola, is taking a victory lap around the Goshen Elementary School after winning a brand-new bicycle from Walmart for her reading in Ken Garff's "Road to Success" program. Rian is a third grade student in Mrs. Audra Lott's and Mrs. Margaret Allinson's class. And, yes, she does love to read.
Mr. Carwynn Carter was given the award for Classified Employee of the Year at Goshen Elementary. When something needs to be fixed, he gets right on it. Usually, it is back almost like new before the day is over. There isn’t anything he hasn’t been able to fix. Mr. Bird said, “Carwynn is always at work. When we teachers have a District Development Day and everyone else is off, he has to come and pull the clinkers from the furnace. Many Sunday nights he has stayed at school and cleared snow. If anything goes wrong, count on Carwynn to fix it.” Thanks Mr. Carter for all the hard work and a great school to be at!
The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at Goshen Elementary were pleased to have the Clark Planetarium visit their school. The students learned a little about astronomy. They were excited to pass around a 4.8 billion year old meteorite and see how heavy it was. Students also learned about conducting experiments in science. They participated in different experiments where they had to ask questions and make a hypothesis as they learned about air pressure. Pictured is Carson Lavery and Hayes Weight looking like they are having a tug a war as they participate in one of the air pressure experiments.
One of the blessing of living in rural Utah county has been the use of the bookmobile. Every other week on Tuesdays the van full of books comes to Goshen Elementary School. Classes of students quickly, but orderly, file into the bookmobile to check out two weeks worth of reading. In this picture, librarian Chad Bartlett, an employee of the Utah State Library System, receives books read from a patron before she goes back and gets a few more. Being a rural school serving the communities of Genola, Goshen, Elberta and Mosida, without a library in any of the four communities, the bookmobile has been a wonderful favor of the county government to Goshen School. However, now that the economy has had a downturn, tax revenues have drastically dropped and the county commissioners are considering discontinuing their contract with the state for the bookmobile services for rural Utah county. Alpine and Cedar Fort Elementaries in Alpine School District are the only other schools served by the bookmobile in this county, but several other rural communities are visited. Utah county does not have a county-wide library system, like Salt Lake county, so residents would have to pay a fee to check books out of libraries in nearby communities.