Fourth grade students at Goshen Elementary were all dressed up on September 14 to go and hear the Utah Symphony perform. Students enjoyed seeing the instruments used to play some familiar songs they knew from movies. The conductor showed students how songs can tell a story. Thanks for a great performance Utah Symphony!
Goshen Elementary is participating in the Road to Success program again this year. Students are already reading to earn their reading tickets so they can win bikes and other awards through the year. This year the program is giving away a bike every term! Keep up the reading students.
Goshen Elementary students were excited to return to school this year and meet their new principal and new teachers. The students could hardly wait for recess because of the new playground that was put in this summer. The playground was built with money from the bond passed last election.
Mr. Jason Dickie's second grade class at Goshen Elementary School was the winner of the first weekly School Spirit Day contest. The class that wears the most of the school colors of blue or gold (yellow) wins a beautiful falcon trophy for a week. The trophy of the school mascot was created in wood by former Goshen teacher Mr. Arlin Ewell back in 1987.
School is now in session! Josh Ward, a sixth grade student from Goshen Elementary School, pulls rope to the bell in the belfry of the school to start the school year. Goshen School is celebrating its 100th year of being a school counting both buildings called Goshen School.
Actually there have been other “schools” in Goshen since 1861, according to Ray Steele, local historian and author of The History of Goshen Valley. Just four years after Goshen’s founding by Phineas Cook in 1857, the old schools had slates with which to write and often seven grades in one room.