Reminder: GHS turf fields an active construction zone

Dear Goshen families, Over the past few weekends, we’ve had a number of instances where kids have climbed the safety fences to play on the turf fields at the high school. We understand that the turf fields are an exciting addition to the district, and we’re pleased that our community is eager to be a …

Odyssey teams advance to World Finals in Michigan

Two teams from the Goshen Central School District compete against students from around the world at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University. The Goshen Intermediate School’s Odyssey of the Mind team, “Opposites Attract,” and the C. J. Hooker Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind team, “Classics…Leonardo’s Workshop,” both placed second …

Fifth grade parents: Middle School orientation meeting April 11

Dear Parents & Guardians, You are cordially invited to meet with the guidance counselors and administrators of the C.J. Hooker Middle School on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. The intent of this meeting is to orient you to the programs and activities your child will experience during their middle …

Two Goshen Odyssey teams headed to State Competition

The Goshen Intermediate School’s Opposites Distract team took first place at the Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition. From left, Grace McAndrews, McKenzie English, Julia McKenna, Isabel Barnhorst, OMer, Coach Cathy Kloorfain, Nathan Hulse, Ethan Tetzlaff and Sion Siljkovic. Two Goshen teams will advance to the Odyssey of the Mind State Competition March 23 at …

Third graders learn about slavery, Underground Railroad

Students in Beth Tyrrell’s third grade class at Goshen Intermediate School recently presented their individual research projects about the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century to help African-American slaves escape to freedom. After reading the book …

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 …

Odyssey teams get creative during annual Spontaneous Night

On January 11, members of the district’s Odyssey of the Mind teams participated in the seventh annual Spontaneous Night. More than 50 OMers and their coaches enjoyed ice cream and creative problem-solving with their classmates. Eight teams will compete in the Regional Competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES March 9. There are three teams from the C. …

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 …

Incredible! GIS students read 17,400 minutes over winter break

Challenge accepted! Over winter break, Goshen Intermediate School students were challenged to read a minimum of 200 minutes over winter break. Library Media Specialist Aliya Schwerner provided students with 20 different reading activities. Students were required to complete a minimum of 10 activities for at least 20 minutes each to be named a challenge winner. The …

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