Jan. 23: Free cardiac screening for Orange County student-athletes

A free cardiac screening will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 at Monroe-Woodbury High school in preparation for the upcoming winter sports season. The screening is offered to all Orange County student-athletes who: Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 Came in contact with someone …

Families: View information about COVID-19 school testing

Dear Goshen families, Last month, we shared information about the state’s micro-cluster initiative and how it may affect the school district. According to this initiative, some school districts throughout the state may be designated as Yellow, Orange or Red zones based on COVID-19 positivity rates and other factors. These designations are determined by the state. …

Dr. Kurtis Kotes named next superintendent of Goshen Schools

On Jan. 11, the members of the Goshen Central School District Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Kurtis Kotes as the next superintendent of schools. Dr. Kotes will replace Superintendent Daniel Connor, who will retire at the end of the school year. The selection is the result of an intensive, months-long search conducted …

Kyle Roddey accepts principal position at Fallsburg High School

Kyle Roddey, assistant principal of Goshen High School, has accepted the position of Junior-Senior High School Principal at Fallsburg Central School District. He will begin his new position on Feb. 8. Mr. Roddey has served as high school assistant principal since the 2018-19 school year, where he oversaw matters related to student discipline, teacher observation …

Low risk sports begin Jan. 19: View a letter from the Athletic Director

Dear Gladiator Nation, As per the approval from New York State, Section IX Athletics and the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA), schools in Orange County may begin low and moderate risk sports on January 19. In terms of what that means for us, we will begin our Indoor Track, Boys Swimming and Diving, Bowling …

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 …

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 …

Second grader donates 42 puzzle sets to children in need

Collin Barrett, a second grader in Patricia Kuttler’s class at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School, has helped brighten the holidays for local children in need. Over the past several weeks, Collin organized (with the help of his mother, Julie Barrett), his first annual Christmas drive through Usborne Books’ Cards for a Cause fundraiser. Collin committed to …

Lauren Rivera, Jason Orzell pen grand prize, school-wide winning essays in Bill of Rights Contest

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

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