GCS Arrival and Dismissal Times for 2016-17 School Year

Goshen Community Schools Arrival and Dismissal Times
Horario de entrada y salida de clases de la Corporación Escolar de Goshen

Normal Schedule (Tues – Fri)
Horario regular (Martes a viernes)

  • Elementary/Primarias – 7:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • GMS – 8:35 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • GHS – 8:25 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.

 

Late Arrival (1st day of the week – Mon or Tues after Monday holiday)
Entrada tarde (El primer día de la semana (lunes) o el martes si el lunes fuera día festivo)

  • Elementary/Primarias – 8:30.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • GMS – 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • GHS – 9:05 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

 

2-hr delay due to severe weather (1st day of the week – Mon or Tues after Monday holiday)
Demora de horario de 2 horas debido a clima severo (El primer día de la semana (lunes) o el martes si el lunes fuera día festivo)

  • Elementary/Primarias – 9:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • GMS – 10:35 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • GHS – 10:25 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

 

2-hr delay due to severe weather (Tues – Fri)
Demora de horario de 2 horas debido a clima severo (Martes a jueves)

  • Elementary/Primarias – 9:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • GMS – 10:35 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • GHS – 10:25 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.

 

 

Real Men Read-Volunteers Needed

REAL MEN READ…Giving back can be as simple as spending 30 minutes per week for four weeks (October 23-November 17) reading to a class in one of our elementary schools. We have classes (grades 1-4) at most of our schools still in need of readers. Please contact Michelle Kercher at mkercher@goshenschools.org or 574-535-3086 for more information.

If you have free time, or can easily get away from an office, please consider volunteering for this great program, sponsored by the United Way. And, a big THANK YOU to the men who have volunteered in the past!

3rd Graders Learn Swim Safety

This week, 3rd grade students from Model have been bused to GMS every day to use the GCS Aquatics Center. GCS is piloting a new program for 3rd graders at Model and West Goshen, which will teach students swim safety and basic swimming. According to Dr. Alan Metcalfe, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, the hope is that during this pilot year, issues with timing and transportation can be worked out so that next year 3rd graders corporation-wide may be offered the same opportunity. The classes are being taught in the instructional (shallow) pool, where the students are able to stand up (some on tip-toes!) and keep their heads above water.

Some students came to the classes already comfortable in water; but for some children it was their first experience ever being in a pool. On the first day, Laura Rupp, Aquatics Center Director, separated the students according to their water skills and comfort level, and since then several instructors have worked with small groups of children who have similar skills. Ms. Rupp said that on the first day, one student was too nervous to let go of the instructor at all. However, by the third day, the student was using a pool noodle and moving around freely with the other children, while still under close supervision.

Upon observation, the students appeared to be learning many things; use of the kickboards, how to go under water without holding their noses, diving for rings, how to float, how to swim freestyle, the proper use of the ladder and how to get in and out of the pool, how to do the backstroke, and basic pool deck behavior.

The children all looked relaxed, which is probably an important part of water safety. Surely once the details of running this pilot program get worked out, it will be a great experience for all of our 3rd graders!

The aquatics center has community hours for those interested in using the GCS pool, especially with colder weather approaching. Check out their website by clicking on this link: http://aquatics.goshenschools.org/

DACA-Know Your Rights

Goshen High School will host an information session with the National Immigrant Justice Center on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the GHS auditorium and is open to the public.

Join Goshen Community Schools and immigration attorneys for information regarding legal options for DACA recipients.

 

DACA-Conozca sus derechos

Sesión informativa con El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes

Miércoles, 20 de septiembre, 6:30 p.m.

Auditorio de Goshen High School

Las escuelas de la comunidad de Goshen junto con abogados de inmigración acerca de las opciones legales para los beneficiarios del programa DACA.

Road Closure Update

ROAD CLOSURE ON KERCHER ROAD

The eastbound lane and westbound left turn lane on Kercher Road will be closed between Norfolk Southern’s Marion railroad line and SR 15. The lane closures are required to allow work behind the curb to be completed. New drive approaches and concrete sidewalk/path will be constructed behind the curb.

The lane closures will begin Wednesday, September 13, and continue through Friday, September 22. The schedule may adjust dependent on weather conditions and/or unknown issues.

If you have questions, you may contact Sharon Hernandez, City of Goshen Communications Coordinator at 574-537-3883 or communications@goshencity.com

9-11-17 Board Meeting

Last night some of the boy scouts from Troop 5 presented the flags and led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the school board meeting. The Troop was invited to provide a more ceremonial opening to the regular meeting, in recognition of the anniversary of 9/11.

The Goshen Troop is composed of students from Goshen, Fairfield, and Concord, and meets at the Life Center. Scouts in attendance included: Preston Clemons, Carter Stutzman, Jaxon Hunter, Riley Frays, and Anthony Swihart. Troop leaders included Mike Clemons and Dan Longacre.

Thank you, Troop 5!

Community Survey

Community Survey

Goshen Community Schools and Goshen Health are working together to gather information from GCS parents and guardians in an effort to better serve the Goshen community. The survey, which is available in both English and Spanish, asks questions related to educational and community health services, to understand how to best serve the community.

The survey is available here, and may also be accessed on school computers during the fall Parent/Teacher conferences. Participants may choose to take the survey from their own phone, iPad, or computer, or on a school computer during Parent/Teacher conferences. Staff members will be available during conferences to assist in answering questions or with technical issues.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_GCS_Parent_Survey

The schedule for fall Parent/Teacher conferences is:

Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. Goshen High School

Monday, September 18, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. Goshen Middle School

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. Goshen Middle School

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. All Elementary Schools

Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. All Elementary Schools

Goshen Community Schools and Goshen Health appreciate the cooperation and willingness of community members who take the time to complete the survey and provide valuable feedback. Both organizations will use this information as they plan for future needs in the Goshen community.

 

GHS Girls Soccer-Teaching More Than Just a Sport

Goshen High School girls soccer coach Dan Graber has been around for a few years, teaching P.E. and coaching soccer. He has a well-rounded program, that with the help of assistant coaches, runs like a well-oiled machine. From the team’s website that includes parent information in both English and Spanish, to the yearly team retreats and individual goal-setting meetings, this coaching staff gives their athletes a lot to think about. Below you will find Coach Graber’s responses to questions about his team and some pictures from this summer/fall.

(Dan Graber’s responses will be in bold.)

How long have you been coaching?

I have been the head coach at GHS for 16 years.

How has the sport changed over the years that you have been coaching?

Soccer has grown significantly across the country. In just the state of Indiana, there are now 265 high schools with girls’ soccer teams.  In general, women’s sports have experienced real growth over the past 20 years.  The success of the Women’s National soccer team and prominent stars like Mia Ham inspired many young girls to start playing soccer. Soccer is also played at a faster and stronger pace today.  Off-season expectations have increased.  Players are expected to train year round and spend a significant amount of time in the weight room.

How has your team changed?

We have much more diversity on our team today. Tactically, we moved away from a direct, kick and run team, to much more of a possession game, with a focus on defense. 

2017 JV 2017 Varsity

Will your team practice on the new, synthetic football field? How much? How important is it?

We now have a few teams in the NLC conference that will play their home soccer games on turf .  Many tournament games, including the state finals, are also played on turf.  Due to these developments we anticipate using the turf field on practices leading up to games that will be played on turf.  However, most of our regular season games continue to be played on natural grass, and any soccer coach will tell you they prefer natural grass.  A turf field significantly changes the game; the ball moves much faster and bounces at a higher rate.  Ball control and anticipation becomes extremely important. 

What are your hopes and/or expectations for this season?

Our expectations are always high.  Our goals each year are to finish top three in the NLC conference and to win a sectional title. 

What practices, traditions, or rituals might be unique to your team?

Our overnight team retreat and the alumni game are unique to only the girls’ soccer team at GHS.

Photos from the Alumni game:

How young or how experienced is your team? Does it matter?

Experience always matters. We have 13 letter winners returning this fall.  I’m excited about the leadership present in our returning group.  It’s been a busy summer and the girls have worked extremely hard.  At this point, our main focus is to stay healthy and fresh.

How do parents or community members provide support for your team?

Parents and community members volunteer time by working at home games and purchasing Goshen soccer gear.

What could people do for you if they wanted to support you and/or the team?

Three ways we appreciate support:

  1. Purchase Goshen soccer gear.  We should have a website with options available to the community.
  2. Buy some pies!  We sell homemade pies every year during the last week of August. (sorry, this fundraiser is already over!)
  3. Come to our home games! We have had a great following over the years. 
     

How have changing IHSAA soccer rules impacted the game?

The game is played at a faster and stronger pace today. Concussions and ACL injuries have been a real issue in the women’s game.  Today we focus on proper training in the weight room to help players avoid injuries, and we keep a close eye on any contact involving a player’s head. 

Do you monitor players’ yellow/red cards, and are there consequences (either IHSAA or self-imposed) that impact the team?

We are a disciplined team.  The girls have averaged one yellow card a year over the past few seasons.  As coaches we are required to keep track of all players receiving cards during the year.  A player must sit out one game after receiving 5 yellow cards or a straight red.

What does your team do for fun?

We start each season with an overnight retreat to give the girls a chance to bond and set goals for the season.  The players also take turns every week hosting team dinners at their houses. 

Photos from a team dinner:

In the past we have made trips to the dunes and scheduled a bowling dress-up party.

Photos from the overnight retreat:

    

According to one of the team moms, “The retreat is like an old-fashioned sleep over! The coaches took all of the girls’ phones when they got to the camp, so that they would focus on the team, and not be tempted to look at their phones. It really helped them to get to know each other better. They ate, played games, had individual meetings with the coaches, took a morning run, had team meetings, voted for team captains, went tubing, shared stories with each other, and just generally had a good time.”

What does your coaching staff do to try to develop students as a whole person, and not simply as athletes?

We meet with every player individually before and after the season and ask players to set goals for the year that are not just related to soccer.

Is there anything that you think is unique about coaching at GHS?

I think we are fortunate to have a great level of diversity on our teams.  One year I think we had girls representing 8 different countries on our team.  There is real value in learning from a variety of cultures and experiences.

How much do you emphasize academics to your team?

Academics are extremely important to our team.  We set a team GPA goal at the beginning of every season.  The past few seasons we have had an average team GPA of 3.5.  We also try to connect with teachers in our schools.  It’s always great to see our players make a connection with a teacher who has made a difference in their life.

How much, and how, do you emphasize good character/being a role model?

We always remind our players that they represent GHS soccer in the community and that their actions reflect our team.  We ask our players to volunteer their time with our elementary students and team camps in the summer.

How does the past success of your program impact your current team?

We have experienced some real success the past few years so we know teams are going to be out to beat us.  The success of our teams has led to us to changing our regular season schedule.  This fall we’re facing the toughest schedule we have ever had at Goshen High School.  The girls are working hard and are ready for the challenge.

You have pretty nice soccer facilities, is there still a wish list?

It’s hard to top our facilities!  It would be great to have an indoor field house where teams could play indoor soccer on turf, since we live in a state with such unpredictable weather.

How does coaching (and spending so much time away from home) impact you and your family?

Coaching is an extremely demanding profession.  Successful coaches take time away from the sport every year to re-energize.   I am also blessed with wonderful assistants who help lighten the load.  I really admire coaches who manage to balance coaching while still committing time to their families.  As a single person, I have always felt blessed to have more time to fully commit to my profession.

The coaches. Always watching.

The team: Together, competing, having fun, learning about life, and earning some great wins.

Edward Jones Student Athletes of the Month

Goshen High School and Edward Jones are proud to announce the student-athlete of the month award to recognize athletic and academic excellence.  A senior male and female student-athlete will be selected from August-May each school year.  At the end of the year, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student athlete of the month, as selected by the GHS coaching staff.

The winners of the Edward Jones Student-Athlete of the Month Award for August are:

Jill Kissinger:  Jill is the daughter of Kelly and Larry Kissinger. Jill is a captain of the girls soccer team and led the team to a 4-2-1 record for the month of August.  She had 6 goals and 2 assists while also helping the defense earn three shutouts.  Jill also participates in basketball and track at GHS.  Jill is a member of the student council, National Honor Society, Student Athletic Council, and is an ambassador for the Stay in Bounds program.  Outside of school, Jill participates in her church’s youth group. Jill has been named a Kiwanis Scholar Athlete throughout her high school career for her hard work both in and out of the classroom. She has been named a 3-time MVP in track as well as a 3-time All-Conference athlete in track and soccer.  After high school, Jill plans to attend college and major in Architecture.

Simon Myers:  Simon is the son of Kevin and Jennifer Myers. Simon is 8-0 at the 1 & 2 Singles positions in August for the 9-1 varsity tennis team. The returning Mental Attitude award winner, Simon is undefeated this season, winning 132 games & dropping only 11 in 7 of those matches. The 8th was a 3-set victory in the deciding match to clinch the team win over sectional rival Jimtown.  Besides tennis, Simon also participates in basketball and track.  Simon is a member of the National Honors Society, PACT and is an ambassador for the Stay-in-Bounds program. After high school, Simon plans to attend IPFW where he will study in the medical field.

Marching Band Invitational-Saturday, Sept. 9

The Crimson Marching Band will host their annual Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, September 9th. The first band will step off  in competition at 5:00 p.m. As the hosts, the GHS band will play last, at approximately 9:00-9:30 p.m.

The students have been working hard and they are ready to start their invitational season. Come out and support the students on what looks to be a perfect fall day!

Photos courtesy of Branden Beachy

Recognition of 2007 Boys Soccer Team

On Saturday, September 23rd, Goshen High School will be recognizing the 2007 Boys Soccer team who advanced to the Final Four in the IHSAA state tournament in a one class tournament.  Team members who are able to attend will be announced at half-time of the boys soccer game against Fort Wayne Carroll.  The start time of the game is 10 AM.

After the game, ’07 team members and family are invited to a luncheon to be hosted by the GHS athletic department and the current boys’ soccer team.   It is requested that team members email Mr. Larry Kissinger at lkissinger@goshenschools.org to let him know if you can attend the event.

2007 team members included: Luis Lozano, Manuel Torres, Daniel Driver, Joel Maust, Peter Martin, Carl Kay, Jake Driver, Naciel Rodriguez, Jason Lauver, Alan Hernandez, Lucas Shelly, Tim Nisley, David Graber, Jake Heiliger, Gerardo Mejia, Jerson Guiterrez, Josh Stiffney, Roberto Soltero, Landon Ortiz, Fadi Kupty, Vicente Aguilar, and Manuel Hernandez.

Student trainer: Maritza Chavez

Coaches: John Gerber, Matt Bjorkland, Joe Sabo, Randy Valderrama, and head coach Viratham Mounsithiraj.

Starting a Day with Chamberlain

Chamberlain is one of Goshen’s smallest elementary schools, but their collective heart is the size of Texas! Aside from the caring staff members who greet the students every day, these are the messages that they see in their school:

(Chamberlain is an EL, Expeditionary Learning, school and all students and teachers are part of the crew and work together.)

Below: It tells students about the many roles they may have in music class, and ends with “You are the reason I’m here”.

Student art is also featured throughout the school (these intricate drawings were done freehand!):

While a few students were finishing breakfast, the principal, Mrs. Branham, came over the loudspeaker and welcomed students to the school day.

Here is just a portion of what Mrs. Branham said to Chamberlain students: “Crew, you are just who we are looking for at Chamberlain. If someone tells you differently, it is just not true. You are perfect and beautiful just the way you are, and we are glad you are here.” She also spoke about the Habits of Scholarship that Chamberlain works on throughout the year, and encouraged them to practice their good habits when they are out and about in Goshen doing their exploratory field work. When she finished speaking to the students, she asked them to quiet their hearts and minds for a few seconds to prepare for the day.

Then, it was time to head to the gym. Today was a special day, because they were having a Community Crew meeting for the whole school. All of the students gathered in the gym.

Students introduced the September Habit of Scholarship: Integrity.

Then they introduced a new Crew greeting, the Lego Tower.

And they practiced the greeting.

The 2nd grade students acted out a few skits. First they provided an example of a time where they showed integrity, and then secondly in the same scenario, a time where they did not exhibit integrity. Then, all of the students voted on the example that they felt showed true integrity.

Skit One-How to act in class

Skit two-How to act in the hallway

At the end of Community Crew, the 2nd grade classes provided pictures illustrating integrity for each classroom, to serve as a reminder for everyone.

If this morning was any indication, then the students at Chamberlain are well on their way to understanding and behaving with integrity!

 

 

GCS Statement on DACA

9/5/2017

GCS Statement Supporting our Students on DACA Status:

Today, President Trump announced that the DACA program will be discontinued, but also that there is a six month window that assures current DACA recipients that the earliest they could be affected is March 5, 2018. This allows the US Congress time to take official action and find a legislative solution, for which many US citizens are hoping.

GCS will continue to stand with and support all of our students, including students that have DACA status, as we always have. We will continue to provide all GCS students with an education that is excellent and world class, striving to prepare each and every one for the bright futures that they deserve.

Our desire is for all GCS Schools to be safe places for all students where they may express their hopes and fears about the world in which we live, and where they may find safety and solace in the care of loving adults and mentors. As always, if any students have concerns about any matter, we have counselors, nurses, parent liaisons, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators in every building that genuinely care for our students and are ready to be of assistance. Please contact any of us if there is something you would like to share.

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), which has an office in Goshen, will be hosting an informational meeting at Goshen College, held at College Mennonite Church, at 1900 S. Main Street, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7. All Goshen residents are invited to attend.

To schedule a legal consultation with NIJC please call 312-660-1370 or email nijcild@heartlandalliance.org, or consult other immigration specialists and attorneys.

-Diane Woodworth, Superintendent

-Dolores Pfenning, EL Director

 

5 de septiembre de 2017

Declaración de la Corporación Escolar de Goshen apoyando a sus alumnos con estatus DACA:

Hoy, el presidente Trump anunció que el programa DACA será descontinuado y también que hay una ventana de seis meses que asegura que los receptores actuales de DACA podrían ser afectados tan pronto como el 5 de marzo de 2018. Esto permite que el congreso de los Estados Unidos tome medidas oficiales y encuentre una solución legislativa que muchos ciudadanos estadounidenses esperan.

La Corporación Escolar de Goshen continuará apoyando a todos nuestros alumnos, incluyendo a los alumnos que tienen estatus DACA, como siempre lo ha hecho. Seguiremos proporcionándoles a todos los alumnos de la Corporación Escolar de Goshen una educación excelente y de clase mundial, esforzándonos por prepararlos a todos para que tengan el futuro brillante que merecen.

Nuestro deseo es que todas las escuelas de la Corporación Escolar de Goshen sean lugares seguros para todos los alumnos donde puedan expresar sus esperanzas y temores sobre el mundo en el que vivimos y donde puedan encontrar seguridad y consuelo bajo el cuidado de adultos y mentores amorosos. Como siempre, si algún alumno tuviera una preocupación sobre cualquier asunto, tenemos orientadores escolares, enfermeras, coordinadores bilingües de padres de familia, profesores, auxiliares docentes y administradores en todos los planteles escolares que realmente se preocupan por nuestros alumnos y están listos para servir de ayuda. Por favor, pónganse en contacto con cualquiera de nosotros en caso de querer comunicarnos algo.

El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC, por sus siglas en inglés), el cual tiene una oficina en Goshen, organizará una reunión informativa en Goshen College la cual se llevará a cabo en la Iglesia College Mennonite Church, ubicada en la dirección 1900 S. Main Street, a las 6:00 p.m. del jueves 7 de septiembre. Todos los residentes de Goshen están invitados a asistir.

Para programar una consulta legal con el Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC), por favor llame al 312-660-1370;  envíe un correo electrónico a nijcild@heartlandalliance.org o consulte a otros especialistas y abogados de inmigración.

-Diane Woodworth, Inspectora Escolar

-Dolores Pfenning, Directora del Programa de Alumnos del Idioma Inglés

Teacher Explores Montreal with GHS Students in Mind

After her second year of teaching French at GMS and GHS, current GHS French teacher Dru Mack started to look for possible places to for her students to visit. She was looking for a city where her students could learn more about French culture and practice their language skills. This past summer she invited her mother, Teresa Mack-a Media Specialist at Waterford, to spend a week exploring Montreal with her.

Dru’s overall impression of their trip: “This would be a wonderful city for students to experience a culture heavily influenced by both the French and the English, and practice the language. We were there for about a week, walking and exploring for hours, and we still have only scratched the surface of what the city has to offer!”

Below are pictures from their trip, along with a description from Dru.

The pictures below are from le jardin botanique. You could explore these gardens for hours! My favorite spot on the whole trip.

Below is a picture of a cafe where we stopped and had lunch. Strong Parisian atmosphere, where the menu and ordering is all done in French. The food picture is of a traditional quebecois dish called poutine – fries with gravy and cheese. A must try when in the city!

Below is a picture of le stade olympique which was built when Montreal hosted the 1976 summer Olympic games. Parts of the stadium have been turned into museums, including the biosphere and the planetarium.

Below is simply a cool street sign that caught my eye.

This picture is from inside the Notre Dame basilica, with Gorgeous Gothic architecture.

Pictured below is the Saint Lawrence river and the Montreal skyline.

Below, a typical street in old Montreal, which is where we stayed and is close to the river.

Thank you Dru, for showing GCS highlights of beautiful Montreal, and also for looking for new ways to provide educational opportunities for your students!

Montreal Quick facts

Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighborhoods ranging from cobble-stoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its center – to bohemian Plateau.
  • Population: 1.741 million (2014)
  • Founded: May 17, 1642

Community Survey/Encuesta de la comunidad

Community Survey

Goshen Community Schools and Goshen Health are working together to gather information from GCS parents and guardians in an effort to better serve the Goshen community. The survey, which will be available in both English and Spanish, will ask questions related to educational and community health services, to understand how to best serve the community.

The survey will be available on the GCS website by the second week of September, and may also be accessed on school computers during the fall Parent/Teacher conferences. Participants may choose to take the survey from their own phone, iPad, or computer, or on a school computer during Parent/Teacher conferences. Staff members will be available during conferences to assist in answering questions or with technical issues.

The schedule for fall Parent/Teacher conferences is:

Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. Goshen High School

Monday, September 18, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. Goshen Middle School

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. Goshen Middle School

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. All Elementary Schools

Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00-8:00 p.m. All Elementary Schools

Goshen Community Schools and Goshen Health appreciate the cooperation and willingness of community members who take the time to complete the survey and provide valuable feedback. Both organizations will use this information as they plan for future needs in the Goshen community.

 

Encuesta de la comunidad

La Corporación Escolar de Goshen y Goshen Health están colaborando para recopilar información de los padres de familia y tutores de GCS en un esfuerzo por servir mejor a la comunidad de Goshen. La encuesta, que estará disponible en inglés y español, hará preguntas relacionadas con los servicios educativos y de salud de la comunidad, para de esta manera entender cómo servir mejor a la misma.

La encuesta estará disponible en el sitio Web de la Corporación Escolar de Goshen en la segunda semana de septiembre. Así mismo, se podrá tener acceso a ella desde las computadoras de las escuelas durante las juntas de padres de familia y profesores de otoño. Los participantes pueden optar por tomar la encuesta en su propio teléfono, iPad o computadora, o en una computadora de la escuela durante las juntas de padres de familia y profesores. Habrá miembros del personal disponibles durante las juntas para responder a sus preguntas o en caso de haber problemas técnicos.

El horario de las juntas de padres de familia y profesores de otoño es el siguiente:

Jueves, 14 de septiembre de 2017, de 4:00 a 8:00 p.m. en Goshen High School

Lunes, 18 de septiembre de 2017, de 4:00 a 8:00 p.m. en Goshen Middle School

Lunes, 25 de septiembre de 2017, de 4:00 a 8:00 p.m. en Goshen Middle School

Martes, 10 de octubre de 2017, de 4:00 a 8:00 p.m. en todas las escuelas primarias

Jueves, 12 de octubre de 2017, de 4:00 a 8:00 p.m. en todas las escuelas primarias

La Corporación Escolar de Goshen y Goshen Health aprecian la cooperación y la voluntad de los miembros de la comunidad que se toman el tiempo de completar la encuesta y proporcionar valiosa información. Ambas organizaciones utilizarán esta información para planear las necesidades futuras de la comunidad de Goshen.

IHSAA Exemplary Sportsmanship-Tyler Brinson

Brandon Shramek, one of the officials calling the football game on Friday, September 1st, recognized a Goshen player for exemplary sportsmanship by submitting the player’s name to the IHSAA.

From the report: “Tyler Brinson (#22) of Goshen High School needs to be commended for his constant words of encouragement to his teammates and opponents when he played on defense.  Our crew was very impressed with his actions and others can learn from his humble exemplary sportsmanship.”

Congratulations, Tyler, and thank you for being a positive leader and a wonderful representative of Goshen High School! Thank you to the football coaching staff as well, who teach and model leadership and sportsmanship for their student athletes. Well done!

  Tyler Brinson on defense.

   Coaches Kevin Park and Kyle Park.

 

August 28 Board Recognition

The school board recognized members of two Strategic Planning sub-committees on Monday night; Communications/marketing and Resource Utilization. GCS staff members who served on the committees included:

Communications/marketing committee: Amanda Herrera, Barry Younghans, Bill Born, Brian Bechtel, Brian Sapp, (Brock Maust), Delia Murillo, Diane Woodworth, Jared Leaman, JJ  Dubois, Josh Snyder, Lisa Herschberger, Lori Martin, Megan Eichorn, Ryan Miller, and Tammy Ummel

Resource Utilization: Aimee Schade, Alan Metcalfe, Andy Brubaker, (Angela Piazza), Barry Younghans, Bill Born, Cathy DeMeyer, Cheryl Williams, Diane Woodworth, Eliana Medrano, Jan Baker, Lori Line, Lori Martin, Marci Husek, Regina Goodman, Tami Hicks, Tammy Ummel, Tony Kridler, and Virginia Munoz

How Well Do You Know GCS?

How well do you know GCS? The history, what is happening now, or what the plans are for the future? To see how well our followers know GCS, we will be posting trivia questions to test your knowledge and have a little fun.

The first question will post today at 3:45 p.m. There will also be questions posted on Thursday and Friday at 3:45 p.m. The first person to respond with the correct answer (either on Twitter, facebook, or by calling 574-533-8631 ext. 2011) will receive a free movie pass to Linway Cinema. Just in time for the holiday weekend!

This week’s questions will focus on the history of Goshen Community Schools. Stay tuned, Goshen!

Construction Update-August 29

Monroe Street one-lane closure for water main extension

GOSHEN, Ind. (Aug. 29, 2017)–The westbound lane of Monroe Street will be closed to traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 30 from Logan Street to the railroad tracks. Additionally the southbound lane of Logan street will be closed between Lincoln Avenue and Monroe Street.

The new closures will allow the contractor to install grouting tubes and install grout between the railroad beds to stabilize the sandy soil.

Monroe Street may temporarily be back open to traffic by Sept. 22, before being closed again in the future to allow for a final boring operation to take place beneath the Monroe Street tracks.

The goal is to be finished with the railroad borings at Cottage Avenue, Logan Street and Monroe Street before the end of October.