Students were rewarded with a fun attendance party on Wednesday for having 2 or less absences during the second term (2 tardies = 1 absence) Mrs. DeGraffenried and Mrs. Penrod planned a fun, modified version of dodgeball played with rolls of toilet paper for each grade to play. The kids had so much fun!
The 4th-6th grade students were excited to hear from teenage author McKenzie Wagner last week. She came and talked with them about following their dreams and never giving up. Students were able to submit a short story in the weeks leading up to her visit and some were chosen to eat lunch and visit with McKenzie before the assembly. During the assembly the students participated in a fun contest and 6th Grader Carlisle Brownfield won a copy of her newest book "Casters of Doovrik"
Last week the students were rewarded for their at home reading by attending a reading carnival held in the gym. Throughout the first semester, they were given tickets when they completed their mandatory reading minutes every week. They were able to take these tickets and use them to buy books, school supplies and they were able to play games and win prizes with them. Fun was had by all. We will be having another carnival in the spring before school is out, so please make sure your students are handing in their reading minutes every week to earn those tickets!
We have a great opportunity to be visited by a local teenage author, McKenzie Wagner. She is only 15 years old and already has 4 published novels. She will be visiting our school on Friday (Jan. 29) and will be visiting with our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade sudents about herself and her writing. We are so excited to meet her and hear about her successes. Each teacher has copies of her books if you or your student would like to read them.
A huge congratulations goes out to Mrs. Openshaw. She submitted a grant to the Nebo Foundation for new books for our Spanish students and received $228 to go towards novels in Spanish for our older kids. Thank you Mrs. Openshaw for caring for Goshen students!
A huge congratulations goes out to Mrs. Burningham! She submitted a grant to the Nebo Foundation for some Chromebooks for her second graders and received $600. This is an awesome opportunity for her students to reveive some much needed technology in her classroom. Thank you Mrs. Burningham for caring for your students!
Thursday is the last day of Term 2!! It's crazy to think the year is already half over. Because it's the end of the term, there will be no school on Friday. There will also be no school on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Have a fun and LONG weekend!
Friday is the last day of school before Christmas break. The last day of our Spirit Week dress ups will be Red and Green day, so have your kids dress in Christmas colors! Our sing along program will also be Friday at 2:30 in the gym. Parents are invited to come. School will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2016. The faculty and staff of Goshen Elementary would like to wish our students and their families a safe and merry Christmas!