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December Students of the Month

December Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen for the students of the month from Goshen Elementary School. They are as follows:  

Kindergarten: Ana Ramirez,  Mariana Pena,  Sean Perry   

1st Grade: Rhett Carter,  Juliana Sanchez   

2nd Grade: Vianey Vazquez,  Kimberly Green,  Shane Pyne,  Sadie Fullmer   

3rd Grade:  Sky Simons,  Audrey Peterson  

4th Grade:  Daycee Drury,  Haley Lundell  

5th Grade:  Yadira Vasquez,  Mauro Morales  

6th Grade:  Rhyle Thompson,  Bailey Savage

Goshen School Christmas Program & Christmas Books and Candy Canes

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Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes
Christmas Books and Candy Canes

On December 19, Goshen School held the annual Christmas Program, followed by our Christmas Books and Candy Canes activity. Each grade sang or performed a dance with actions to different songs from their favorite, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer cartoon program. The program was a fun celebration for the students to practice and share with their families and community.

After the Christmas program, the school library, halls and classrooms were filled with students, families, teachers and friends spending  time reading their favorite Christmas books and enjoying a tasty candy cane.

L. Kobie Wilkerson, Award Winning Author Visits Goshen School

Mr. L. Kolby Wilkerson
Mr. Wilkerson sharing his story and writing idea's
Mr. Wilkerson and Goshen students

L. Kobie Wilkerson, award winning author, visited eight elementary schools in Utah, to teach students about writing and to share his love of reading and education.

While at Goshen School, Mr. Wilkerson spent lunch with the faculty answering questions that they had about his teaching and consulting background. Afterwards, assemblies were held in small groups so he could share how he developed his book ideas, share digital versions of his book as well as answer questions the students had about him. Copies of his book "Queen Infinity" were provided for each teacher, where he gladly signed each copy. Goshen students and teachers enjoyed his inspirational message to find their inner writer. Thank you Kobie for making reading interesting and fun!

Goshen School Chess Club

Chess Team Winners

Congratulations to the members of the Goshen School Chess Club with Mrs. Lopez as their coach. They recently competed at the Nebo District Chess tournament, where they placed well in most of the events and recieved a trophy for our school.




Eagle Project for Goshen School

Number Line painted by Tucker Brown
4 square area repainted
4 square repainted

For his Eagle Scout Project, Tucker Neil Brown painted areas of the Goshen School playground. Tucker painted a multiplication table, number line with 25 positive and 25 negative numbers, and he also repainted the 4 square and basketball areas of our playground. Thank you Tucker for your hard work for the students at our school!

November Students of the Month

November Students of the Month

The Goshen Elementary Students of the Month for November were as follows;

 Kindergarten: Elizabeth Guzman,  Ember Davis, Frances Gutke   

1st Grade: Jada Hacking, Maklee Larsen   

2nd Grade: Lindsey Orton, Max Kropf, Byn Staheli, Cole Carter   

3rd Grade: Febe Bermudez, Dillon Ewell   

4th Grade: Tate Strasburg, Raegan Anderson   

5th Grade: Haily Atwood, Baylee Davis   

6th Grade: Hosea Vazquez, Cordell Clinger


Parent Help Needed

November 16, 2012

Dear Parents:

I need your help with two issues at Goshen Elementary:

  1. We are having problems with vandalism in our upper and lower grade bathrooms. Although we have Bathroom Monitors, the problem has not been solved. Yesterday afternoon the district installed security camera’s in our hallways so that we can monitor who goes in and out of the bathrooms and hopefully pinpoint who is involved in the vandalism.
  2. Theft is becoming a daily occurrence at school. During the book fair last week we had several books and toys stolen. Money has been taken from backpacks and jackets. Food has been stolen. Students have had personal items stolen from them. We are also using the camera’s to help with this issue.

I am very saddened by the vandalism and thefts. I am working closely with our faculty and staff in resolving these issues. Students caught participating in these activities will be issued a ticket, restitution sought and may be suspended from school (Nebo School District Policy).

I appreciate your help in encouraging your children to respect school property. Goshen Elementary is a great school. Working together we can keep it that way.

Thank you,

Mrs. DeGraffenried

Veterans Day Assembly and American Flag Retired

Veterans retiring of the flag
Veterans carry flag to be retired
School watching Veterans
Salute of the retired flag
Taps played
Veterans Assembly

Goshen Elementary School held a very special assembly to honor some of our Veterans from the Santaquin and Goshen area. The Veterans told the wars that they had fought in and Commander Ted Jones, shared a moving rememberance of our flag and the love we have for our country. At the end of the assembly students silently followed the Veterans outside for a respectful and solemn flag burning ceremony. During the burning of the flag, taps was played in honor of those Veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Goshen Elementary school would like to thank the Veterans who participated in the flag ceremony. They were: American Legion Post 84 from Santaquin, Ted Jones (commander), Floyd Farrel Bott, Richard Crook, Clay Jensen, Don Gilson, Richard Johnson, Clement K. Kester, Ira Savage, and Sterling Spencer.  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6395 from Spanish Fork, Harold Thomas, also Veterans Craig R. Campbell and Clair Carter.