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.
Goshen Elementary School student council members Savanah Seamons (from the left), Ezri Staheli, and Cyera Draper load the last boxes from this month food drive. Goshen School students donated food from home to help build the supplies of the Utah county food bank prior to cold weather setting in for the winter. Students collected over 20 boxes of food.
All 400 Goshen Elementary School students stood in formation Friday to spell out "100" in celebration of the school's 100th birthday. The Goshen PTA is planning on creating a collection of student recipes in a commemorative cookbook to go on sale in the spring. The picture was taken high up in the air in a man-lifter operated by Blaine Carter and owned by Leo Finster. The picture of the students was taken by Tina Lundell.
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.