Unity Club members collect donations for their four-legged friends

Unity Club members from the C. J. Hooker Middle School recently donated boxes of items to benefit the animals at the Goshen Humane Society. Club members organized the school-wide collection where each homeroom competed to collect the most items. The students in Nancy Clark’s homeroom collected the most with 160 items! The students collected dog …

Holiday themes inspire learning activities

As winter recess and the holidays draw near, it takes some ingenuity to keep students engaged in learning while their excitement keeps mounting. Today, Friday, Dec. 20, the last day of school before students, faculty and staff go home for their holiday celebrations and winter break, was also pajama day at Goshen Intermediate School. But …

Senior Marissa Lombardi creates holiday baskets for local families

In the true spirit of giving, Goshen High School senior Marissa Lombardi recently put together and donated multiple food baskets, toiletry kits, children’s utensil sets and stuffed animals to the Youth Ending Hunger Club. Marissa was tasked to execute a civic action project as part of her Participation in Government Class in order to make …

Math and robotics integration spurs applied learning, real-world connections

During the global #HourOfCode event celebrating computer science (Dec. 9-15), Goshen High School students in Christina Maliwacki’s pre-calculus course applied their learning of quadratic equations and functions by programming Edison robots. On loan from the Orange-Ulster Library, the Edison robots are a powerful, engaging tool for teaching STEM subjects, computational thinking and computer programming in …

Sixth graders welcome Wreaths Across America to Orange County

C.J. Hooker sixth-graders lined up along the Goshen Central School District office on Main Street to welcome the Wreaths Across America truck to Goshen, and honor the life and memory of United States veterans. Students and teachers waved American flags and sang the national anthem as local and county police, fire and emergency vehicles escorted …

GIS students participate in global #HourOfCode event

Goshen Intermediate School students are among the millions of children in more than 180 countries celebrating the #HourOfCode this week, Dec. 9-13. Hour of Code is both a global movement and an annual week-long event engaging tens of millions of students in 45 world languages to introduce them to computer science. “We started participating in the …

Goshen Rotarians present holiday gift to C.J. Hooker Middle School

C.J. Hooker Middle School Principal, Heather Carman, and Assistant Principal, Bob Syracuse, accepted a monetary holiday gift presented by the Goshen Rotary Club President, Mark Gargiulo (center), on Friday, Dec. 13. The Rotary’s donation will be used to brighten the holidays of families in the school community. CJHMS staff, faculty and school families commend Goshen …

Notice about body mass index reporting for New York State

New York State Education Law requires collection of body mass index (BMI) data on your child’s physical. Physicals are required by NYS for grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and new entrants. Each year, the State compiles BMI data from a sample of school districts. This year, Goshen will be a part of …

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