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5th Grade Pathway Showcase Nights

Attention 5th Graders and Parents!

It is time to begin the process of transitioning to Goshen Middle School.  Here are some important dates to add to your calendar:

  • February 19th and 21st – Pathway Showcase Nights, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Come to GMS on one of these nights to learn about both pathways (GMS New Tech and GMS Middle Years Program).
  • Pathway choice forms will be distributed on these evenings.

Weather concerns for this week

There are many factors that are in play when we make decisions about school delays and closings, and as you might imagine, each weather event is unique and has its own peculiarities. Having said that, we know that many of you wonder about timelines and such for when we are making these decisions. Normally, we decide on delays by 5:45 a.m., as the first buses roll out between that time and 6:00. If there is a delay, we have until 7:45 to decide if we will close school or not, also based on when the first buses would begin their routes. We take making these decisions very seriously, as 6600 young lives depend on us for so many things. For many of our students, we provide their only two nutritious meals a day.

As we are looking at this week, we surmise that we could have several more E-learning days. As we think about the educational value of these days, and since we are still new at this, we believe that two E-Learning days in a row should be max for us. Therefore, if we would need to close school for a third consecutive day, that day would be made up on the first available planned make up day in our school calendar, which in this case, would be Friday, Feb. 15.

Please remember that students have five school days to complete their E-Learning assignments.

We will try to make all weather-related decisions this week in as prudent and timely manner as possible. Thank you all, and stay warm and safe out there!

For Jan. 28, 2019 after school activities cancellations

Due to worsening road conditions all Elementary and GMS after schools activities are cancelled.

GHS Activities:
The 9th grade boys basketball game at John Glenn is postponed for tonight. The Freshman team will practice in Whiteman Gym after school until 5:30.

Varsity boys basketball and varsity girls basketball are still practicing.

Boys swim practice is still on after school at GHS. The Culver’s Give Back Night has been postponed until 2/5.

Nelson’s chicken tickets and money for all boys and girls track members will be due tomorrow. Please turn them in to Coach Willis and Coach DuBois.

Musical practice is still on until 5:15 p.m.

All out of season athletic activities are canceled – including the weight room.

Student Flu Shots/Las vacunas contra la gripe para estudiantes

CareDox will be offering free flu shots to all of our students this year. Clinics will be held at each school based on the schedule below. Sign up online at register.goshenflu.com  or complete the paperwork that was sent in the mail to your home and return to your school nurse.  If you have any questions please call 1-800-566-0596.

Vacunas gratuitas contra la gripe. Registre a su hijo para recibir una vacuna gratuita. Regístrese en línea visitando rellister.goshenflu.com o devuelva la forma que enviamos a casa.  Administraremos las vacunas contra la gripe en la escuela de su hijo el 13 o 14 de noviembre. Si tiene preguntas llame al 1-800-566-0596.

For more information and consent forms, click on the links below.
Para obtener más información y formularios de consentimiento, haga clic en los enlaces a continuación.

Information for Flu Shots
Información para las vacunas contra la gripe

Consent form in English
Consent form in Spanish

Date/Fecha: 11.13.18 / 13 de noviembre de 2018 Date/Fecha: 11.14.18 / 14 de noviembre de 2018
School/Escuela Time/Hora School/Escuela Time/Hora
Chamberlain 8:15 – 10:15 am Waterford 8:15 – 11:15 am
Model 8:15 – 11:15 am Merit 8:30 – 11:30 am
Parkside 8:15 – 10:15 am Chandler 8:15 am – Finish
Goshen High School 11:00 am – Finish West Goshen 11:45 am – Finish
Goshen Middle School 11:45 am – Finish Goshen Online Academy 1:00 pm – Finish
Prairie View 11:00 am – Finish

Live feed of GHS Calf now available

This week, the Engineering Technology classes at GHS began working with a sweet little soon-to-be-named Hereford calf who was born on Friday, April 13th. The calf is a Dwarf, bred purposely to be miniature. But she was also born with birth defects, namely, she only has one digit per foot, and her back legs are different lengths and deformed. Her front legs are strong, but due to her back leg deformities, she is unable to walk on her own.  Her owners, Don and Nancy Shaum did not want to put her down, so they enlisted the help of Jen Yoder, and her Tech. Ed. classes at Goshen High School.

Mrs. Yoder has been bottle feeding the young calf and taking her back and forth to school with her each day, while her students work to plan and develop a prosthetic or trainer device to help the calf stand and walk.  They are also currently working on a sling solution to assist with feeding.

There will be several opportunities for collaborative work with the calf, including: Working with GHS science teacher Cathy DeMeyer’s classes to study the calf with regard to its biology and genetics; and Mrs. Yoder has also invited Fairfield High School’s Vet. Tech. class to be involved in studying the calf and offering input for her care.

As you can imagine, GHS students and staff are very excited about this project! If you would like to follow along with the students as they work to make this calf’s life a little easier, you may follow @GHSEngineerTech on Twitter. If you are interested, you may also check in on the calf while she is at GHS. There will be a webcam on her from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. during the school day.

GHS is thankful to Don and Nancy Shaum for the opportunity for our students to work on this unique, real-world problem; especially when the subject is just so adorable! When the solution has been found for the calf’s mobility issues and she is able to stand and walk with the new device(s), she will return to the Shaum family where she will remain in their care as a beloved family pet