Goshen celebrates its Athletic Facilities & High School Addition Grand Opening

On September 7, the Goshen Central School District celebrated the Grand Opening of its Athletic Facilities and High School Addition.

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Matthew O’Brien, director of health, physical education and athletics/assistant principal, welcomes the crowd to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Hundreds of community members toured the new 15,000 square foot addition that houses four new classrooms, centralized administrative and support staff offices, and a new main entrance with security guard office, control lock vestibule and greeter station.

They then made their way to the athletic facility where the ribbon cutting ceremony was held. The new facility includes a new multi-use artificial turf athletic field with an 8-lane track and lighting, digital video scoreboard with LED lights and a new field house with 1,500-seat grand stand bleachers, concession stand, team locker rooms, coaches office, training room, storage rooms and bathrooms. Visitors were able to park in the high school’s new 192-spot parking lot to attend.

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Superintendent Daniel Connor thanked the crowd for coming, telling them, “It’s a great day to be a Gladiator.”

“I’m honored to have so many people join us today on this historic day for the Goshen Central School District,” said Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics/Assistant Principal Matthew O’Brien.

O’Brien welcomed the crowd as well as distinguished guests Board of Education President Jason Pucci, Vice President Jeremy Cassel, and members Martha Bogart, Judy Green, Michael Lorenzo, Thomas Mullane and Allison Salte, Superintendent Daniel Connor, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Jason Carter, Assistant Superintendent for Business Louise M. Lynch, and District Clerk/Secretary to the Superintendent Maureen Farrell.

Group of teenage girls smiling, eating ice cream.
Goshen Varsity Cheerleaders enjoy ice cream from Stewart’s during the Gladiator Nation Tailgate.

“Today, as a member of the Board of Education and a member of the community I couldn’t be more proud to call Goshen my home,” said Board of Education President Jason Pucci.

Pucci joined his fellow Board members and Superintendent Connor to cut the ceremonious ribbon to mark this milestone in Goshen history.

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Board of Education President Jason Pucci: “I couldn’t be more proud to call Goshen my home.”

“Goshen is now home to some of the finest athletic facilities you’ll see across New York state,” said O’Brien. “We are so grateful to the folks in the community who supports our schools and our initiatives each and every day.”

To culminate the ceremony, the crowd was invited to attend the Gladiator Nation Tailgate in the high school parking lot with food by Catherine’s restaurant, Deejay Joseph Manaseri and inflatables from OC Entertainment Inc.

“Today is your day,” Superintendent Daniel Connor told the crowd. “It’s a Goshen day. It’s a community day. We all have something we should be proud of. It’s a great day to be a Gladiator.”

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Young Gladiators enjoy the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Gladiator Nation Tailgate.

The Board and district leaders were joined by guest speakers Jen Metzger, New York State Senator, Colin Schmitt, New York State Assemblyman, and William Hecht, Orange-Ulster BOCES District Superintendent. Honored guests included Goshen Town Supervisor Douglas Bloomfield, LAN Associates Architect Matthew Milnamow, Triton Construction Vice President Kevin Sawyer and Project Manager Frank Arturi, Goshen High School Interim Principal Thomas Heinzelman and Assistant Principal Kyle Roddey and Director of Facilities James Riley.

District leaders and local politicians cut the ceremonious ribbon at the grand opening ribbon cutting.
The ceremonious ribbon is cut by Superintendent Daniel Connor, Board President Jason Pucci and members of the Board of Education.

The Goshen Central School District would like to thank the following for their support:

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Atlas Security Services, Inc.
  • Benard Associates
  • Goshen Schools Central Office Administrators
    • Daniel T. Connor
    • Jason Carter
    • Louise M. Lynch
    • Gregory Voloshin
  • Forever Fierce
  • Gerard Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C.
  • Goshen Teachers Association
  • Goshen Youth Soccer League
  • LAN Associates
  • LEGOLAND
  • M & T Bank
  • Triton Construction

Silver Level Sponsors

  • C. J. Hooker Middle School PTO
  • C.S.E.A. – Goshen Central School District Unit #7921
  • Goshen Chamber of Commerce
  • Goshen Intermediate School PTO
  • Goshen Lions Club
  • Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School PTO
  • Thomas V. Guarino Family Foundation Inc.

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Goshen Administrators Association
  • Goshen Sunoco
  • Hacienda Restaurant
  • Orange County Bagel
  • Trailside Treats

Special thanks to the John Castleman Quintet, Town of Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Village of Goshen Police, James Riley and the Buildings and Grounds Department, Catherine’s Restaurant, Forever Fierce, OC Entertainment Inc., Maureen Farrell, Joseph Manaseri, Kristen Calohan, Kristen Scully, Christina Gore, Christina Oliveras, and the Goshen Athletics Coaches and Student-Athletes.