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The Goshen Central School District is CLOSED through the end of the 2019-20 academic year, as per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 public health situation. View the latest updates and information (in English and Spanish) including remote learning resources, exam information, meal distribution plan and more by visiting the Coronavirus/COVID-19 web page.

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Goshen’s youngest design basic animation program

First and second graders at Scotchtown Avenue School are using the engineering design process to build a computer program in ScratchJr. The challenge involves moving a character over every square of a 15 x 20-square grid, and it is the equivalent of basic computer animation. Students first thought through the problem by drawing on a …

Goshen Rotarians read to Scotchtown students during Kindness Assembly

The monthly Kindness and Friendship Assemblies at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary hosted two very special guests on Friday, Feb. 21, the 100th Day of School. Goshen Rotary representatives Amy VanAmburgh and Christopher Tippin offered their support to the school’s emphasis on kindness by reading Mem Fox’s “Whoever you are” to every Scotchtown student. Illustrated by Leslie …

Students receive letter, photos from children’s book author

Second graders recently studied the works of Jan Brett, a children’s author and illustrator who has published more than 35 books since 1981. Her work includes Gingerbread Baby, The Umbrella, Hedgie Loves to Read and Mossy. Students in Justine Diaz and Anne McEnery’s class read and discussed several Jan Brett books during their author study. …

Reading and writing for a better school, a better world

Second graders in Joanne Karchawer’s classroom have been thinking a lot about their words and their voice—with a little inspiration from one of their favorite children’s author, Peter H. Reynolds. “His books have a very simple way of making kids feel good about themselves and to wish the same for others,” Mrs. Karchawer said. Most …

Kindergarten Registration for September 2020 to be held in April

If your child will turn age five by December 1, 2020, and you have not been contacted by the Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School about your child’s entrance to Kindergarten in September, please register online: https://www.gcsny.org/departments/registration/ Kindergarten screening will be held April 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21. If you have any questions, contact Registrar Michelle …

Odyssey members get creative at ninth annual Spontaneous Night

On January 17, members of the district’s Odyssey of the Mind teams got together for the ninth annual Spontaneous Night. More than 50 OMers and their coaches enjoyed ice cream and creative problem-solving with their classmates. In addition to practicing spontaneous problems, teams are currently hard at work on their long term solutions. Each team must …

Scotchtown warms up for Spirit Week with Kindness Assemblies

Scotchtown will be celebrating its second Spirit Week this school year, Jan. 27-31, with the theme, “‘Snow’ many ways to be kind.” To make sure everyone will be “in the spirit” come Monday morning, today, Friday, students gathered by grade for Kindness Assemblies with special speakers reading to them from kindness-inspired children’s books. Next week, …

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