As of April 1, 2018, we have spent approximately $26,000 of our budget for this school year. The money has been spent on technicians to help tutor students in reading using Early Steps, Next Steps and Imagine Learning (software program). We also hired a math technician. She coaches our Mathlete and Mathlete Junior programs. She also works with students individually and in small groups. We have also spent approximately $1,000.00 on substitute teachers for Reading Benchmark Assessments and professional development for grade level teams to work collaborative. We have spent about $1000.00 for professional development for teachers to attend conferences on literacy, math, and student learning.
Two of Goshen's fifth graders, Cameron Barber and Hyatt Bagley, along with their Debate Coach, Mr. Hunt, attended and competed in the Nebo School District Debate Competition earlier this month. This is the first year that Goshen School has had a debate team, and the boys did a great job! A big thank you goes to Mr. Hunt for teaching them the basics of debate! We can't wait to see how they do next year!
End of year testing is starting for the 3rd-6th graders next week with the Writing Test. The Language Arts Test will be the week of 4/16-4/20, the Science Test (4th -6th grades only) will be the week of 4/23-4/27 and the Math Test will be the week of 4/30-5/4. Your teachers will make you aware of their specific testing days those weeks, and if you have any questions, please contact them.
Next week, our last book fair of the year will open. Because this is our Buy 1 Get 1 Free Book Fair, this is a great opportunity to get some great summer reading material for your children. It will be open in the mornings, before school, and at lunch time. It will also be open during our Family Literacy Night on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, March 28th, from 5:30-7:00 pm, we will be having our Family Literacy Night here at the school. Bring your kids for some fun storytelling! Mrs. Mitchell will be singing with her guitar, and the Book Fairy will be here to visit us. Mr. Hunt will also be giving a short class on illustrations. After you're finished visiting our storytellers, there will be some make and take its for your students, along with the Buy 1 Get 1 Free Book Fair on the stage. Refreshments will be served.
Mrs. Osborn was selected as Teacher of the Year for Goshen Elementary! She is such a great teacher who genuinely cares for her students. She is a great mentor to the newer teachers in the school and is someone you can always go to if you have a question. Congratulations Mrs. Osborn! You definitely deserve it!
Kindergarten pre-registration is approaching. This process will be different from past years. Online pre-registration is OPEN until March 23rd at http://goshen.nebo.edu/
On Tuesday, March 20th, parents may come to the school from 8-4 pm. The computer lab will be open to assist parents in the online pre-registration. Please bring the following: a copy of proof of residency, a birth certificate and up-to-date vaccinations. The following vaccines are required for students entering Kindergarten:
- 5 DTP/DTaP/DT - 4 doses if 4th dose was given on/after the 4th birthday
- 4 Polio - 3 doses if 3rd dose was given on/after the 4th birthday
- 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 Hepatitis A
- 2 Varicella (Chickenpox) - history of disease is acceptable, parent must sign verification statement on school immunization record.
Kindergarten Academic Pre-screening will be available on Tuesday, March 20th from 8am – 4pm. It will also be available on August 1, 2018 from 8 am – 4 pm.