AD Letter: Presentation a “must see” if pursuing college athletics

Dear Parents and Families of Goshen Athletics, While Goshen Central School District proudly sends many of its student-athletes to college to further their academic and athletic careers, participating in college-level athletics is a difficult task. This is partly due to the immense work, dedication, and commitment college athletics requires, but also partly because of the …

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 …

Goshen High School to host blood drive February 22

Donate Blood… Help Save Lives! A blood drive will be held from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, February 22 in the Goshen High School gym. Appointments appreciated; walk-ins welcome! Click here to make an appointment. Please bring ID or Donor ID card if you have one. Remember to eat and hydrate well prior to donating blood.  For questions …

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 …

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 …

School Safety Officers bring sense of security, community to district

If there’s one thing that Goshen’s new school security officers can agree on, it’s how much they enjoy their new roles in the district. Officers John Augeri, Anthony Palazzola, Orlando Perez, Patrick Russnak and Martin Torres each began their positions as school safety officers (SSO) in September, after the district’s School Resource Officer Agreement was …

COPS grant to provide equipment, technology for school security

The Goshen Central School District, in partnership with the Village of Goshen Police Department, will receive funding from the School Violence Prevention Program grant through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), a component within the U.S. Department of Justice. The COPS grant will provide $128,977 in supplies, equipment and technology to enhance security …

Changes to Enhanced STAR take effect in 2019

Because of changes New York State made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents ages 65 and older who are enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. In Goshen, the deadline to enroll in …

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