First-graders teach robot dog new tricks

Like all dogs, Rosie loves a good bone. But as a robot dog, Rosie is obedient to a fault! (Make that obedient to a bug or glitch.) Loyal to her computing mind, Rosie only does what she’s told—no more, no less—as Mrs. Larney’s first graders quickly learned during a hands-on, collaborative experience in Scotchtown’s STEAM …

Register to attend “Talking to Our Children About Their Learning Differences” on January 29

The Goshen Central School District presents Talking to Our Children About Their Learning Differences: Promoting Self-Awareness and Self-Determination on January 29 in the C. J. Hooker Middle School auditorium. The program will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and is open to all parents, guardians and caregivers of students with disabilities. This presentation is the first …

Flu season is in full swing – learn how to stay healthy

According to the New York State Department of Health, influenza, or the flu, is a serious disease that is very contagious throughout the U. S. each year, starting in the fall and continuing through spring. The flu is caused by a virus and spread mainly by coughing, sneezing or close contact. Young children and older …

Order your discounted Hershey Park tickets

The Scotchtown Avenue PTO is offering discounted Hershey Park tickets for the 2020 summer season. Discounted admission through the PTO will be $40; regular admission price is $74.80. Discounts for meals and snack vouchers are also available. An order form was emailed to all parents. Order forms are due March 4. Tickets will be distributed …

Goshen Schools shine bright — thanks to our Buildings and Grounds employees

Over winter break, the district’s Buildings and Grounds employees were busy updating and polishing our schools, ensuring that they were sparkling clean and ready for students as they returned to school in the new year. In addition to fresh paint and polished floors, the Buildings and Grounds crew installed six new security cameras at C. …

Sign up today! Parents invited to attend Parent Tech Training

The Goshen Central School District will host five Parent Technology Trainings in order to help parents get acquainted with classroom technology and support their children’s use of instructional technology in school. Parents will learn how to “check in” on Google Classroom assignments, utilize Google Calendar to help manage productivity, and help their student work in …

Notice about body mass index reporting for New York State

New York State Education Law requires collection of body mass index (BMI) data on your child’s physical. Physicals are required by NYS for grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and new entrants. Each year, the State compiles BMI data from a sample of school districts. This year, Goshen will be a part of …

Scotchtown Avenue students donate $350 to Youth Ending Hunger Club

Students at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School recently donated $350 to the Goshen Intermediate School Youth Ending Hunger Club. Their donation will help aid local families in need with food during the holiday season and throughout the year. The students raised money by recycling cans and water bottles, under the direction of Speech/Language Pathologist Karen McDonnell, …

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