Feb. 11: Attend Substance Abuse Trends in Today’s Youth

On Feb. 11, parents/guardians are invited to attend a free virtual community conversation, Substance Abuse Trends in Today’s Youth, hosted by Catholic Charities. Topics will include substance abuse trends in alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications, heroin, cocaine and crack. The session will be held at 6 p.m. via the district’s YouTube channel.

Grades 7 & 8: View information about the Scripps Spelling Bee

Dear seventh and eighth grade parents and guardians, This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow C. J. Hooker Middle School to host a school spelling bee program, whether students are learning in classrooms or remotely from their homes. Participation is entirely optional. In place of our …

OCDOH updates quarantine guidelines, doctor’s note still needed to return to school

The Orange County Department of Health has updated its quarantine guidelines in order to follow those of the New York State Department of Heath. Quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end after 10 days without a testing requirement if no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. Symptomatic individuals must continue to quarantine …

Remote learning “pause” extended until Tuesday, Jan. 19

Dear Goshen Schools family, As you are aware, the local community — as well as most of the country — is experiencing a rise in positive cases of COVID-19. After careful consideration, the district has decided to extend its “pause” and continue remote learning for all students until Tuesday, Jan. 19. We do not take …

CJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Embedded YouTube video of National Junior Honor Society Induction 2020-21 NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. The C. J. Hooker Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) proudly welcomed 75 eighth graders into its chapter for the 2020-21 …

CJH, GHS orchestras present their virtual winter concert

Members of the Goshen High School and C. J. Hooker Middle School orchestras, under the direction of Kristen Calohan, presented their virtual winter concert on Dec. 22. View the ensembles in three parts: Part 1: English Carol Collage Embedded YouTube video of Part 1 GHS orchestra concert 2020 Part 2: Somewhere in my Memory Embedded …

How does the NYS Micro-Cluster Initiative affect our schools?

Dear Goshen families, Many of you are likely aware of New York State’s Micro-Cluster Initiative, where regions of the state are designated Yellow, Orange or Red zones based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in those areas. Each zone designation comes with various restrictions for businesses, gatherings, and schools. At this time, our region is NOT …

CJH students named to Merit, Honor Rolls for first marking period

C. J. Hooker Middle School Principal Heather Carman is pleased to announce the Merit Roll and Honor Roll for the first marking period. Merit Roll Grade 6 Phoenix Andryshak, Larianna Bala, Andrew Bozzone, Aniyah Brown, D’Andre Caizaluisa, Nicholas Costescu, Lucas Diaz, Keira Duffy, Hailey Fatcheric, Collin Fixsen, Madison  Fox, Vincent Greany, Sophia Guido, Olivia Jiang, Emily Kennedy, …

Naomi Aclin presented with prize for winning substance abuse prevention poster

On Nov. 18, representatives from the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County visited sixth grader Naomi Aclin, grand prize winner in the 2020 ADAC Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Design Contest in the Spanish category. Last spring, Naomi was named the top winner as a fifth grade student in Amanda Tirado’s class, …

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