School News

Goshen's Crystal Apple Award

At Goshen Elementary the Crystal Apple Award was given to Patsy Barlow for all her hard work and dedication to teaching.  Patsy has been teaching for about 25 years.  Her first teaching assignment was in kindergarten at Franklin Elementary in Provo School District.  Patsy quit teaching when her first son was born, but returned when her children were old enough to go to school.  She is now currently working at Goshen Elementary teaching full day kindergarten.  She finds it rewarding to see how much progress each student can make.

Patsy has always been involved in sports.  Her favorite sport was basketball, where she had a couple of college scholarship offers after high school.  She doesn't get many chances to play basketball now.  She still participates in volleyball and softball on a regular basis and has participated in Huntsman Senior Olympic Games with a softball team the last several years, where they have won a gold and bronze metal. 

In her home life, Patsy has been married for 31 years.  She has two children and one grandson, who is the joy of her life. 

Patsy loves her job.  She enjoys Goshen Elementary and the chance she has to work with the faculty.  She is an outstanding teacher.

The Utah Water Van visits Goshen

Fourth graders, Natalie Spencer and Terrel Jasperson, are acting like super heroes as they help the presenters from The Living Planet Aquarium show students where water is found on the earth.   Students learned all about the water cycle and how water is used in Utah through visual models, learning vocabulary words through movements, and answering questions.  The students enjoyed having The Living Planet Aquarium presenters come to Goshen and share all their fun educational information!

Bikes for reading!

Devin on his new bike.

Devin Johnson is taking his "victory lap' after winning this beautiful, new bicycle for reading in Ken Garff's Road to Success program. Devin is a fifth grade student in Mr. Travis Proctor's class at Goshen Elementary School and is a voracious reader. It is this reading that helped him win the new bike, which was the top prize in the first term's reading contest drawing.

Fourth graders at Goshen learn about Utah history

During a presentation at Goshen Elementary, fourth graders learned a little bit about some of the Indian tribes that once lived in Utah.  They learned some history and were excited to know that the presenters were real Indians.  Students saw some of the clothing and things that were used by the Native American tribes.  Students are now excited to learn more about the history of Utah. Pictured are the students learning hand signs that were used to help the tribes communicate with one another.

Goshen's October Citizens of the Month

Goshen Elementary's citizens of the month for October were Delaney Steele, Keelee Bingham, Steven Ward, Hannah Hazelet, Melody Kenison, Audrey Peterson, Oscar Carreno, Alyssa Zohner, Layne Shepherd, Tate Strasburg, Weston Thomas, Gentry Conklin, Kayden Walters, Joseline Macedo, Josie Penrod, Jose Gomez, Blake Bagley, Dawsen Tew, Kennedy Cowan, and Sydney Hacking.  These students were chosen by their teachers for showing October's theme of honesty.

Road to Success Reading Awards given at Goshen!

Keelee Bingham, of Elberta who is a kindergarten student at Goshen Elementary School, had her name drawn out of a box containing names of all of the students who have been reading this last quarter at school. Keelee is pictured with her teacher, Mrs. Lori Staheli, along with her prize: a color TV and VCR. Also winning a prize, but is not pictured, was Devin Johnson, of Genola who is a fifth grade student in Mr. Travis Proctor's class, who won a gift certificate for a new bicycle from WalMart. WalMart is one of the major sponsors of the Ken Garff "Roads to Success" reading program which is motivating the Goshen School students to read so much. Who wouldn't read, if you could win a new bike?

Goshen's second graders have school spirit!

These happy students from Mr. Jason Dickie's second grade class at Goshen Elementary School are signaling a three with their fingers. The students have won the school spirit contest three times. In sports that would be call a "three-peat."

Author Visits Goshen

Stephen Gashler and some of the fourth graders.

Students at Goshen Elementary were excited to have author, Stephen Gashler, visit their school.  He got students interested in his book, The Bent Sword, by bringing in some of the characters and showing students the importance of reading.  He had the students laughing at his jokes and excited to read and not just watch TV all day.  Some students were even lucky enough to purchase a book and have Mr. Gashler sign it.

Goshen's September Students of the Month

Goshen Elementary students of the month for September were Neut Kunz, Amity Cowan, Kimberly Green, Lacie Waters, Kache Davis, Brinley Cottam, Hector Ramirez, Ruby Morales, Davis Carter, Aspyn Bagley, Cambria Parkin, Leo Montgomery, Michael Green, Emma Lundell, Lydia Lundell, Chelise Tromble, Briana Okelberry, Hadlie Carter, Sidney Burrell, Bridget Lott, and Nathan Prestwich.  Each teacher chose the student in their class that showed this month's theme which was caring.