CJH Leo Club members collect pajamas for children in need

Members of the C. J. Hooker Middle School Leo Club recently helped support Inspire’s 12th Annual Pajama Drive to benefit children in the community. Students collected more than 35 pairs of new pajamas in a variety of sizes and seasons. Their donation, along with pajamas collected at numerous drop-off locations in the area, will be …

January Students of the Month are responsible, honest

Embedded YouTube video of January Students of the Month The C. J. Hooker Middle School has named its Students of the Month for January. The student of the month is: Respectful – The student treats classmates, teachers and staff with respect by valuing each as an individual, respecting differences, and valuing the work that others …

From the school nurse: Dress appropriately for dropping temps

With temperatures dropping as the winter settles in, the Goshen Central School District wants to remind students and parents about the danger of not dressing appropriately for the weather. Frostbite can settle into exposed skin very quickly in cold, windy conditions, so it is important for students to wear the appropriate clothing when waiting for …

CJH advanced art students receive Scholastic Art Awards

Embedded YouTube Video of Scholastic Art Award winners Advanced art students in Christina Pahucki and Amber Brown’s classes at the C. J. Hooker Middle School were recognized for their exemplary work in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition by the Hudson Valley Scholastic Regional Affiliate. The students competed against middle school students from Sullivan, Dutchess, …

Free meals available to students impacted by federal shutdown

On January 24, Governor Andrew Cuomo called on the New York State Education Department to ensure that students impacted by the federal shutdown have access to free school meals. This applies to children of federal employees as well as children who rely on federal benefits that may be delayed because of the shutdown. You may …

Goshen Schools in good standing under new ESSA designations

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has labeled the Goshen Central School District and its four schools in good standing as required by the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the state’s new school accountability system that replaced No Child Left Behind. The designations are the first indication from the state of …

Science Olympiad team members place at Rustin Invitational

On January 5, two Goshen Science Olympiad teams participated in the Rustin Invitational in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In their second competition of the season, the two junior teams placed 11th and 44th overall against 60 highly competitive teams from Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Students competed in pairs with the top 10 …

Serena Yeddu wins school competition of National Geographic Bee

Serena Yeddu, an eighth grade student at the C. J. Hooker Middle School, took first place in the school’s competition of the 2019 National Geographic Bee. Her classmate, Bryan Ewing, placed second, while Christopher Whitney placed third and Eesha Ramanathan and Evan Pavlik tied for fourth place. The school-level bee was the first round in …

Gov. Cuomo outlines aid proposal, education agenda for 2019-20

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal that includes a $956 million school aid increase for 2019-20. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid would be $27.7 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3.6 percent. The bulk of the increase is in two major categories: $338 …

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