Important updates for summer & fall

The Goshen Central School District is working to create a reentry plan for the fall with available guidance from public health and education agencies. Pertinent information will be shared here.
Superintendent addresses school reentry planning | Summer meal info | Graduation and end-of-year info

Superintendent’s letter: School closure extended through May 15

Dear parents or guardians, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his April 16 press briefing that New York state will remain “on pause” through May 15 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As part of this order, schools throughout the state will remain closed through May 15. The governor could extend the closure …

GIS librarian launches online book club, open to all

Calling all digital age bookworms in grades 3-5, and their families! Have opportunities or excuses long kept you from sitting with a good read? Have you ever consider joining a book club to share the joy of reading with others? The time is now! Goshen Intermediate School  Library Media Specialist Aliya Schwerner has created an …

Special Education committee meetings to be held remotely during school closure

A letter from the Director of Pupil Personnel Services According to the NYS Education Department, The Committee on Special Education (CSE), Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and the 504 Committees are not required to meet in person while schools are closed. CSE/504/CPSE meetings will be held virtually through Google Meet from 4/14/20 through 5/1/20. Invitation letters …

View the Grade 5 Middle School Orientation presentation

The C. J. Hooker Middle School Guidance Department put together informational slides for families of fifth grade students who will enter C. J. Hooker Middle School in the fall. View information about class schedules, clubs and activities, academic teams, lockers, dress codes and more. View the Fifth Grade Orientation presentation. Questions? Email Guidance Counselor Jennifer …

Naomi Aclin named Grand Prize Winner in Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Contest

Embedded YouTube video of Naomi Aclin wins Grand Prize in poster contest video Naomi Aclin, a fifth grade student in Amanda Tirado’s class at the Goshen Intermediate School, is the Grand Prize Winner in the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County’s Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Design Contest in the Spanish category. …

CJH team advances to States, wins Ranatra Fusca Award at Odyssey competition

Goshen’s Odyssey of the Mind teams had a stellar day at the Regional Competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES over the weekend, with five teams placing in their respective divisions. The C. J. Hooker Middle School’s “The Effective Detective” team took first place and will advance to the state competition on April 4 at SUNY Binghamtom. The …

Third graders grow seeds to learn about genetic inheritance

Mrs. Kloorfain’s third-graders are not waiting until high school to start learning about the Mendelian principles of genetic inheritance. Using natural and electric light, they are cross-germinating different generations of seeds on a classroom windowsill. Everyday they make note of the changes they observe in stem lengths, the form, color and texture of ripe and …

“Coins for Koalas” collects $700 for Australian animals in peril

Goshen Intermediate School students have crushed their $500 goal with their “Coins for Koalas” coin drive to help the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia. Through generous donations from employees, families and the community, the students will donate $700 to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) in Australia. After hearing about the wildfires, students in …

Virtual reality technology connects classroom learning with real world

Virtual traveling is now available to students at Goshen Intermediate School! This week they reached the National Mall in Washington DC and the Canadian Parliamentin in Ottawa—up close and personal through the use of virtual reality headsets! As part of a social studies unit, students in Mrs. Kropp and Mrs. Parchinski’s class have been learning …

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