Junior David Terach named grand prize winner in essay contest

Goshen High School Junior David Terach is the grand prize winner of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union Bill of Rights Essay Contest. The organization reviewed essays from schools across the Hudson Valley. In addition to David receiving the grand prize, junior Kendra Byrne won the best-in-school prize for Goshen …

Jon Redeker wins award for innovation in instructional technology

Jonathan Redeker, K-12 technology coordinator for the Goshen Central School District, was recently awarded the Making IT Happen Award at the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) Conference. The Making IT Happen Award honors outstanding educators and leaders who are committed to transforming education through innovative technology integration. This internationally …

First grade teachers named “game changers” in regional newsletter

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School Teachers Christina Kelly, Danielle Scarcella and Melissa McDermott were featured in the winter edition of the Action Based Learning newsletter. This edition, titled “Game Changer,” highlights four schools in New York state – including Scotchtown Avenue – that are incorporating action based learning in their curriculum. Over the summer, Scotchtown Avenue …

CJH students host food drive to benefit local families

C. J. Hooker Middle School students recently collected 1,352 nonperishable food items during a school-wide food drive hosted by the members of the Leo Club. Homerooms competed to collect the most items and the winners from each grade level receive treats from Dunkin’ Donuts. The winning homerooms are: Grade 8 – Mr. Guarneiri’s homeroom Grade …

GHS senior collecting items for service members, families

Goshen High School senior and orchestra member Madison Lewis is hosting a collection drive for active service members, their families and veterans. Donations can be brought to Goshen High School during school hours.  A collection box will also be available during the Music Department’s winter concerts, held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, …

Parents: Learn about measles symptoms, prevention

According to the New York State Department of Health website, some areas of New York state are currently experiencing a measles outbreak, including the lower Hudson Valley and parts of New York City. Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated. If you have questions about measles or the measles …

First Quarter Goshen Greats exemplify hard work, leadership

Embedded YouTube video of Goshen Greats The Goshen High School recently honored nine students as Goshen Greats. The Goshen Greats program recognizes the unique achievements of one student from each major discipline each quarter. Students are nominated by their teachers for accomplishments that are benchmarks in their academic career or demonstrate school leadership. The Goshen …

Senior collecting toys for children affected by domestic violence

Ada Lara, a Goshen High School senior, wants to put a smile on the faces of local children in need this holiday season. Ada is collecting toys and gift cards for Safe Homes of Orange County as part of her civic action project for her Participation in Government Class, taught by Social Studies Teacher Jonathan …

GHS musicians perform in prestigious Area All-State Music Festival

Seven Goshen High School student musicians were selected to perform in this year’s New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Music Festival on November 17 at Wallkill Senior High School. In order to be chosen for this honor, each student prepared and performed an advanced level solo piece for a NYSSMA judge last …

CJH students show the spirit of giving for the holidays

This holiday season, our students are paying it forward by helping their community in the spirit of giving. Recently, 14 C. J. Hooker Middle School students from the school’s Leo Club and November Students of the Month volunteered at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Upon arrival the students were assigned tasks that included unpacking …

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