Greetings Warrior Parents and Supporters,
Happy New Year! I hope that your holiday break went well and you enjoyed the time with your family and friends. We hope that this year goes fantastically and holds many wonderful times in store.
Goshen Local School District is working hard to provide a quality education to your students. We have made great strides over the years in improving the quality of that education. The Board of Education has identified five District goals that guide our interactions with students and our community. They are:
1)Earn an Excellent Rating
2)Maintain a Balanced Budget
3)Improve Public Relations and Communications
4)Involve Every Student in Grades 7-12 in an Extracurricular Activity
5)Integrate Technology, Study, and Oral Presentation Skills at All Grade Levels.
Every day we work toward these goals and I would like to share with you a few the exciting ways we are working to meet them:
- In December, Goshen received a $20,000 grant from Duke Energy to implement the use of iPads in the classroom to support STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These funds will be used to purchase iPads and charging stations so that students can experience the very latest technology in the classroom.
- We have begun work in rewriting our local curriculum to be ready for the new State of Ohio Academic Content Standards in the 2014-2015 school year.
- Enrichment and intervention continue to occur as we prepare students for the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the Ohio Graduation Test.
- Course offerings continue to expand at our high school as we work to increase the college-readiness of our students. Goshen currently offers Advanced Placement classes in English Composition, English Literature, Psychology, Government, American History, Calculus, Biology, and Statistics. ACT Prep classes are also offered. If you have a high school student, please contact the high school to learn more about these outstanding opportunities to get your child ready for college AND earn college credit!
Parent involvement is vital to our students’ success and we are working hard at increasing the quality of communications to support it.
If you have a high school student, you have read Mrs. Spears’ Warrior ENews that highlights information about getting involved in the high school.
Spaulding is hosting its annual Parent Achievement Night on January 12th at 6:30pm for third grade, January 18th at 6:30pm for fifth grade, and January 24th at 6:30pm for fourth grade.
Goshen Middle School holds its annual Parent Achievement Night on March 22nd at 7:00PM.
I encourage you to attend to see how you can help your child in their education.
“Donuts with Dad” is January 25th at Spaulding. If you are a parent of a third through fifth grade student this is a wonderful event to attend with your child. Look for important information coming home from school about this.
Another opportunity to get involved in our schools is Project M.O.R.E. Reading is the basis for success in school and in future careers. Students having difficulty learning to read can benefit from extra time and help with reading.
Therefore, Goshen Local School District is very excited to be starting Project M.O.R.E., a new mentoring program for students with disabilities.
Project M.O.R.E. is a mentoring program for struggling readers. It is comprised of volunteers. Students will be able to benefit from 1-to-1 reading tutoring with a mentor, 4 times per week, in 30 minute sessions. All materials are completely organized and ready for the mentor to use. There is no prep work for mentors!
We are currently looking for volunteers to mentor a child 1 to 4 times a week. We understand that you are busy. However, if you could donate just a little bit of your time it would make a big difference in a child’s life. Every child deserves the chance to learn to read.
Please contact Tori Herrera at the Goshen Board of Education (722-2222) to make a difference in a child’s life.
Once again, Happy New Year! Let’s make it a great one.
Superintendent, Goshen Local School District
513 722 2222
Severe Weather and School Closing Information
When there is the possibility of snow, sleet, or other inclement weather, the Goshen Local School District takes several steps to monitor the situation. Travel conditions are checked in the district starting at 4:30 A.M. In order to allow sufficient time for the media to broadcast our messages, we must reach a decision and notify them by 5:45 A.M. This usually ensures that the message will be broadcast by 6:15 A.M.
For your convenience, the district uses the Leader Alert System to notify parents and staff by telephone of inclement weather conditions. You may also listen to the following news or radio stations for all school closings:
WCKY (1530) WOFX/FM (92.5)WAKW/FM(93.3)
WKID/FM (95.1) WLW (700)
WNKR//FM (106.5) WKRQ-FM (102)
WKRC-TV (CH. 12) WLWT-TV (CH. 5)
WCPO-TV (CH. 9) WXIX-TV (CH.19)
WSTR-TV (CH. 64) CINCI.COM
If our school district is closed more than five days due to inclement weather or other calamities, our make-up days are, in order: June 1, June 4, June 5, June 6 and June 7.
For more information, visit the district website at GoshenlLocalSchools.org. If you have friends, family, or neighbors that wish to receive electronic communications from the school district, they can request to be added to our list from the website. Additionally, you may unsubscribe to Goshen emails from the same location.