The citizens of the month for January at Goshen Elementary are Ryann Thornton, Caleb Spencer, Payden Sorensen, Heidy Varela, Lindy Hampton, Mclayne Balzly, Brylee Oldroyd, Layne Osborn, Sky Simmons, Kaylyn Eastwood, Conner Raven, James Baum, Raquel Black, Adrian Rodriquez, Chelise Tromble, Alexys Palmer, Kelby Grill, Caden Eastwood, Carson Lavery, and Anna Wood. The theme for the month was cooperation. These students can always be counted on to cooperate when working with others.
Goshen Elementary PTA sponsored their monthly spirit day by having students wear their school colors or school shirts. Mrs. Renee Davis' second grade class won the traveling spirit trophy for having the highest percentage in her class participate in the contest. The trophy is a wooden statue of a falcon, the school's mascot.
Roads to Success reading winner, Gage Penrod, son of Clint and Emily Penrod of Genola, won a new bike in a drawing at Goshen Elementary School. In the picture above, Gage is riding his new bike through the halls of the school in a "Victory Lap" cheered on by his class mates and other students in the school. Gage's ticket was chosen from thousands of tickets that were placed in a drawing. Students earned tickets for every hundred minutes that they spent reading during the last term. Goshen students have recorded over 726,000 minutes of reading so far this year with half as many students as most elementary schools in Nebo. The Road to Success program's primary sponsor is Ken Garff Motors and Channel 13.
On January 4,1896 Utah was the 45th state to join the Union. The fourth graders at Goshen Elementary are learning about Utah history this year. To celebrate Utah becoming a state each fourth-grade student rung the old school bell at the end of the day. Students were interested to find out that Utah has been a state for 116 years.
For a final project, students in Mrs. Monica Valerio's class wrote and prepared what they would perform to show a frozen picture of the beginning, middle, and end of their literature circle books. A narrator would tell what was happening in that part of the book. The students who were frozen would tell how they felt about the situation from a characters point of view when a person in the audience tapped them. This was a great opportunity for students to share what they learned from books they were reading in class.
Each year at Goshen Elemenatary students celebrate the holidays by reading some of their favorite holiday books. For Christmas, it is called "Books and Candy Canes." Parents were invited to the school to come and read to students while they enjoyed a good story and a candycane.
Goshen's Citizens of the Month for November are Kash Strasburg, Skylar Black, Easton Thomas, Shane Pyne, Andrew Ewell, Keelee Bingham, Seiji Valerio, Dillon Ewell, Hope Williams, Elmina Clinger, Colton Shelly, Darian Piper, Audrey Sexton, Samuel Hanning, Selena Nieto, Edward Deeb, and Myra Ogden. The theme for this month was fairness. These students have been found being fair in class and outside at recess.
This is the second time this year that the students in Mr. Jason Dickie's second grade class has been honored for winning the school spirit contest, Each class counts the number of students who wears a school shirt, or a shirt primarily blue or yellow, the school colors. There is a lot of school spirit in Mr. Dickie's class.
Goshen Elementary School celebrated the winners of the Eureka Elks' Lodge's "Why I am Proud to Pledge Allegiance" essay contest. Pictured on the back row are all of the sixth grade students from Mr.Nate Holt's class that participated with their participation certificates. Standing on the front row are Mr. Garth Bird, Goshen's principal; third place winner, Kennedy Guernsey; first place winner, Gage Judd; and Elks' Lodge contest sponsor Nick Castleton. Missing from the picture was the school second place winner Courtney Osborn. Gage received a $20 check as the second place winner in the Lodge. The national winner will receive $1,000.
Congratulations to the 2011 Reflection Contest Winners at Goshen Elementary! The theme for this year was "Diversity Means..." Students entered work in different categories to show what diversity means to them. The winners for each category are as follows:
Literature-Whitney Peterson, Jonathan Perry, Alyssa Zohner
Visual Arts-Leland Fowers, Whitney Peterson, Sage Boswell, Dillon Ewell, Rojelio Morales
3-D Arts-Chelise Tromble, Kelby Grill
Photography-Hope Williams, Cambria Parkin