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 …

Parent training to focus on addressing negative behaviors

The Orange County Department of Mental Health will host a parent training, “Parenting Difficult Behaviors,” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 27 at the Orange County Department of Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m. The training will focus on understanding and addressing child/teen negative behaviors. Topics include: Analyzing patterns of behavior Establishing goals …

Enjoy family fun with the SAS Family Walk/Run Color Fun

The Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School (SAS) PTO will host its first SAS Family Walk/Run Color Fun on Saturday, May 4 at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School. The Family Walk/Run Color Fun is a non-competitive one-mile race where you and your family can have fun getting doused with colored powder as you run or walk. All registrants …

Scotchtown Avenue students buddy up for holiday reading

What better way to celebrate the season than with your favorite holiday stories? Classes at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School buddied up to read their favorite books before winter recess, including “Charlie and the Christmas Kitty,” “The Elf on the Shelf” and “Santa’s Little Helper.” Pictured are students from Aimee Holland, Cheryl Winship, Kelly Vaughan, Jennifer …

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 …

SAS & GIS PTOs to host STEAM Night January 11

Scotchtown Avenue and Goshen Intermediate School students and their parents are invited to STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, January 11 at Goshen Intermediate School. Create your own bouncy ball, experiment with code using robots, make and take slime, explore the minerals station, and so much more! This free, hands-on event …

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 …

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