Local author, J. Scott Savage, author of the book series Case File 13, Far World and Mysteries of Cove visited Goshen School on Thursday. He came and talked to the students about how their creativity can change the world. He told them stories about children who have changed the world with one little idea. He included the stories of Alexandria Scott, the founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand, who has raised over $150 million to fund childhood cancer research and Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which she received at just 16 years old. Scott then talked to the students about finding their own creativity, where he helped our students tell a short story that they came up with on the spot. It was so fun to hear the students' ideas, and the way that Mr. Savage took those ideas and turned it into a fun and exciting story!
We would like to thank Mr. Savage and his wife for traveling to Goshen School and sharing his talent with our students!
In learning about revolutions, Mr. Hunt's class had an activity where they created different styles of catapults. Students worked in groups to try and design a catapult that would launch the farthest and be consistent. Many different styles and variations were tried to come up with the perfect catapult. Their catapults were then put to the test in battle. They were placed on opposite sides of a "battlefield" and had to launch past the markers on the other teams side. This is part of an ongoing effort of Mr. Hunt to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into his classroom and allow his students to have more hands-on experiences in learning.
We are holding our annual Holiday Food Drive this week! We are accepting food, cleaning or hygiene items this year. Students will just drop the donations off at the Student Council Donation Table, where if they donate 5 or more items, the student council will give them a token for the token tower in the office. All donations will be donated to local families in need this holiday season.