School News

Math Dance

Third graders showing their math terms through dancing.

Mrs. Margaret Allinson's third graders have been learning about motions of figures in their geometry unit.  They performed a dance showing slides, translations, reflections, rotations, turns, and flips.  Students had fun coming up with their moves and using their math knowledge to dance.  Pictured is Talia Ehlers, Ahsee Blu, Palmer Gutke, Keaton Broderick, and Jose Vazquez.


Payson Junior High Orchestra visits Goshen Elementary

Makade Cowan playing the violin.

The Orchestra from Payson Junior High came out to Goshen Elementary to show their instruments to the sixth graders.  The sixth grade students will be going to junior high next year and will be able to do band or orchestra, so this was a good opportunity for them to see what instruments they can play.  The sixth graders found out how easy it is to play an instrument when their classmate, Makade Cowan, went up and played “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” on his first try playing the violin.

100th Day of School

Ruby Morales and Daisy Vasquez with their 100 glasses on.

Friday, January 29 was the 100th day of school at Goshen Elementary.  First and second graders rotated and did centers focused on the number 100.  Some first graders, with the help of their fourth-grade reading buddies, made a list of 100 things they could eat.  Students are beginning to realize they are more than halfway through the school year. 

The Crystal Apple Award at Goshen

Mrs. Julie Parkin receiving the Crystal Apple Award.

On Wednesday, January 27, the Crystal Apple Award at Goshen Elementary was given to Mrs. Julie Parkin.  This is Julie's second year teaching sixth grade at Goshen Elementary.  Julie has four kids and is known to some as the yard sale queen.  She spends hours working at home on weekends making lessons and developing hands-on-activities for her students.  Julie has been writing amazing songs to teach math and science concepts.  Her students love her and enjoy coming to class every day.  They know there will be some fun activities and songs to be learned.  Thanks Mrs. Parkin for all your hard work and dedication!

Top Readers at Goshen

Sidney Burrell and Sam Coleman

Goshen students are trying to reach their reading minute goal for the year.  There are three traveling trophies that rotate each week to to the top reading classes for the week.  Mrs. Monica Valerio's class has been one of the top reading classes in the school this year.  They have enjoyed having the trophy in their room for just about every week.  Fifth-grade students, Sidney Burrell and Sam Coleman have been a great help in this class receiving the most minutes.  Keep up the reading students!

Geometry Birds

Myra Ogden and Kennedy Guernsey working on their birds.

Fourth-grade students at Goshen Elementary have been learning about geometry.  They recently did an art project creating a bird using different geometric terms, such as, circle, diameter, radius, different angles, and lines.  It was fun for students to see what they had been learning in math put into an art project.


Magician Visits Goshen

Sophie Bateman a little confused about why the bunny is doing yoga.

Magician Visits Goshen

Students at Goshen Elementary are continuing to read in hopes to dye Principal Jim Welburn's hair.  To encourage students to continue reading, the Road to Success sent their magician to the school.  He did all kinds of tricks and had the students laughing the whole time.  Students were able to share some of their favorite books with the school and receive prizes too.

RAD Kids

Officer Tindal and Jenna Osborn practicing some self defense.

The third graders at Goshen Elementary have been participating in the Rad Kids program.  In this twelve week program students learn about personal empowerment and safety.  The PE technicians, Dusti Thompson and Heidi Sessions, with the help of Officer Tindal have been teaching the students and showing them some self defense moves they can use if they are in danger.

Goshen's Turkey Strut Competition

Jose Vazquez with his turkey

Goshen Elementary likes to celebrate Thanksgiving each year by having a turkey strut competition.  Students in each class are chosen to go against other students in the school showing their best turkey gobble, strut, or a combination of both.  This year two students won turkeys for having the best overall turkey performance.  A few teachers were lucky enough to give it a try this year and fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Nate Holt won a turkey for his performance!


Utah Native American Projects

Pictured is Devin Johnson

Students in Miss Samantha Jensen's fourth-grade class learned about some of the Utah Native American tribes that once lived in Utah.  Each student did research on one of the tribes and created a model of that tribe's dwelling.  Students were excited to present their projects to the class as they shared new information they learned.