And the Winner Is....


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Facebook contest!  We went from having just over 150 likes on our Facebook page to having over 450 likes!  The class that reveived the most likes was Mrs. Openshaw's 6th grade class.  They will be enjoying a pizza party on Friday afternoon.  Thanks again for everyone who participated.

Debbie Hudson receives 2015-2016 PEAK award

For the students of Goshen Elementary, lunch is a favorite time of day!  One of the reasons why is because they get to see Debbie Hudson.  She has been the lunch clerk at our school for 18 years, and she received the PEAK award for our school this year.  PEAK awards are given to Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education.  Faculty and staff members are nominated by anyone in the community through the Nebo School District website.  Debbie was nominated by Donna Woodland, Leslie Jacobsen and Mrs. Degraffenreid.  This is what they wrote in her nomination:

“Debbie is dedicated to her job. She demonstrates this in so many ways. Every day she greets the students by name as they go through the lunch line. She loves the kids and has developed a rapport with them. Debbie has collaborated (and donated her own money) with co-workers to create special contests for the students. These include “Who Will Win the Super Bowl?”, Easter Coloring Contests, “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin”, and “How Many Candies in the Jar?” at Christmas. She uses her own money to meet student’s needs. One year, she purchased a yearbook for a student. Debbie is always optimistic and finds the silver lining in everything. Her laughter is infectious; and if you watch carefully, you will catch her dancing!”

Debbie is such an asset to our school, and we are so lucky to have her!

Congratulations Debbie from all of your friends at Goshen Elementary.


Picture Day is Coming


"Picture Day is Friday, September 25. Order portraits now at using Picture Day ID UM225195Q0.

Which Class "Likes" Goshen Elementary the Most?


We are having a contest between all of the classes to see who "likes" our Facebook page the most.  Your child will be bringing home a contest page to record how many of your family members "like" Goshen's Facebook page.  This is a great time to get any family members involved that might be interested in keeping up with what is happening at school, including grandparents, aunts, uncles etc.  All you have to do is tally up those in your circle that has "LIKED" our page and put that number in the box.  Don't forget to add each of your student's names along with their teacher's names for their classes to get credit.  The class with the highest AVERAGE of students who's family likes our page will win a pizza party!  Here is a link to the page if you haven't liked it yet!

Mrs. Oberg Honored at Nebo District's Opening Meeting

Mrs. Oberg (fall left) is honored for her 201-2015 PEAK Award

Last year, Mrs. Oberg received the 2014-2015 PEAK (Positive Energy and Kind) award for our school, and was honored at this summer's Nebo School District opening institute for all employees.  Thank you SO much to Mrs. Oberg for all she does for our school!  She helps make everything run so smoothly!  She is definitely the backbone of our school! 

Goshen's Second Graders Get New Books!

Second Graders with their new books

The United Way of Utah County, Women's Leadership Council
made a visit to the Goshen School 2nd grade to share stories and to give each child a free book. They will be doing their visits this whole year!
Thank you Women's Leadership Council!

Music and Magic!

Goshen PT 

"Music and Magic Night"

Every year the PTA puts on a fundraiser. Originally we had planned a fun run and carnival. We have changed that, and are excited to announce a "Music and Magic Night"! We are doing this to earn money to provide funds for the PTA to continue to support our school including SEP teacher dinners, Teacher Appreciation Week, Health and Safety Week and we are donating $500.00 to Goshen Elementary.  The money will be used to pay for student entry fees for class fieldtrips.

"Music and Magic Night" will be held on Friday, Sept 25, at Goshen Elementary. Doors will open at 5:30pm and a delicious dinner of pulled pork sandwiches will be served.

We are excited to have two performers that evening! Nephi Allred is an up and coming artist from Genola! You may have seen him recently on Salt City Superstar where he made it all the way to the semifinals! A true cowboy, Nephi is a regular on the senior pro rodeo and just recently competed in Montana where he drew 6 bulls! Nephi says his inspiration to sing comes from hearing his grandmother and aunts singing in church. Nephi can be found gigging around Utah and Nashville-singing songs by some of his favorite artists-Marty Robbins, Chris Ledoux, and Jim Croce. When he's not singing-he's bow hunting. He will be our opening act that evening.

Between performers we will announce our winners in the silent action.  We will also have great items for the raffle drawing.

Then it will be time for Theron Milo, The Rocky Mountain Wizard! He is Utah's premier family Magician! With over 14 years’ experience dazzling audiences with his masterful sleight of hand; this wizard will give us a great show! 

Tickets prices:

$8.00 per person

$32.00 Family Pass (5 people)

Children 2 and younger are free.

Visit our blog at to purchase tickets today! We will also be selling tickets during SEP on September 23. (Pre-ordering will help us prepare enough food for all to enjoy!) Please mark your calendars!

Invite all your family and friends!

Title I Back to School Night

It was a great night for our Back to School Night.  Our PTA introduced their PTA Board, explained the budget and encouraged families to participate in their upcoming fundraiser.

Mrs. DeGraffenried explained why we are a TITLE I SCHOOL.  She shared how the funds are used: Reading and Math Tutors, Technology, Books and Parent Nights.

Mrs. Margaret Allinson was recognized as Goshen Elementary Excellence in Education recipient.  Countless lives at Goshen Elementary have been touched and enriched because of her dedicated service. We named our third grade hall ALLINSON HALL. Margaret Allinson deserves the Goshen Elementary Excellence in Education Award.

After parents and students visited teacher’s classrooms they joined Mrs. DeGraffenried, Mr. and Mrs. Carter, Mr. Oberg, Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Rankin for hot dogs and drinks!

Falcon Times Newsletter August 2015

Falcon Times Newsletter

Great Start

The 2015-2016 school year is off to a fantastic start.  Our students have been excited and motivated to begin another year of school.  The teachers have worked very hard to make the beginning of school a success.  With such great staff members and students, we can’t help but have a successful school year. 

Check the Goshen Website ( often.  We will be posting pictures of the great things that are happening at Goshen.  When we send home information from the front office, it will be sent with your youngest student.  Please check backpacks regularily.


There has been a PRICE CHANGE for breakfast and lunch:

Breakfast prices: Student - $1.50; Adult - $2.00; Reduced - $.30

Lunch prices: Student - $2.00; Adult - $4.00; Reduced - $.40

Milk: $.50 CASH only, (IF a student is eating school lunch it is included in the price. Home Lunch students: $.50 cash or can be taken out of their lunch account.)

Apple and Orange Juice: $.50 If a student is lactose intolerant and need a juice instead of Milk, PLEASE let Debbie Hudson know ASAP.  ANY OTHER STUDENT WANTING JUICE INSTEAD OF MILK IT IS $.50 – CASH ONLY.

To read the rest of The Falcon Times (August 2015) Please click on the following links:

Goshen Elementary

Our Open House will be on Tuesday, August 18th from 2:00-3:00 pm.  Please come to find your classrooms and meet your teachers!  

 The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19th.  We are excited to see you!  Please don't forget that every Wednesday is an early out day.  School end’s at 2:30 on the first day of school.  

(Kindergarten’s first day is Wednesday, August 26th.)