Goshen Schools shine bright — thanks to our Buildings and Grounds employees

Over winter break, the district’s Buildings and Grounds employees were busy updating and polishing our schools, ensuring that they were sparkling clean and ready for students as they returned to school in the new year.

In addition to fresh paint and polished floors, the Buildings and Grounds crew installed six new security cameras at C. J. Hooker Middle School as well as a refillable water station at Goshen Intermediate School.

The Goshen Intermediate School saw some new red, white and blue paint in the main hallway across from the main office. These Gladiator colors help build a sense of pride and branding – which aligns with the Board of Education’s goals and objectives – and brightens up the hallway, which holds a variety of school bulletin boards.

Photo of school hallway painted red, white and blue horizontal stripesMax Guchinskiy and Alexa Krabbe fill their reusable water bottles at the Intermediate School’s new water bottle station that was recently installed by Buildings and Grounds. The water station was funded through the Clynk bottle recycling program, a school-wide recycling initiative led by Fourth Grade Teacher Teegan Kennedy, which provides money in exchange for recycled water bottles, as well as a generous donation from the GIS Parent-Teacher Organization. GIS was named a Green Star School for their waste reduction and recycling efforts, as part of the Orange County Green Star Schools Program. Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School is also a Green Star School.

A male student fills a water bottle at a water fountain. A female student stands by.The floors are literally gleaming at Scotchtown Avenue. The floors received a good buffing over winter break and welcomed back students and employees with its gorgeous shine. All the schools had their flooring cleaned and buffed over winter break.

Two sixty-inch digital kiosks were installed in the main hallway at Goshen High School. The kiosks will display important student information and news; the new addition is a popular gathering place for students.

Two digital kiosks hanging on a wall.The hallway near the new STEAM Lab and Suite received a new coat of paint in a pale gray that modernized and brightened the space from its previous beige.

Newly painted school hallwayThe GCSD Hall of Distinction was relocated near the cafeteria. Buildings and Grounds employees mounted the black letters as well as each plaque of inductees.

Hallway with Hall of Distinction sign and plaquesThe newly constructed wall surrounding the renovated cafeteria (left) also received a fresh coat of light gray paint to cover some light wear and tear from this high-traffic area.