Goshen Salvation Army Open As Cooling Center

GOSHEN, Ind. (June 18, 2018) – The City of Goshen and the Goshen Salvation Army as a joint effort have designated the Salvation Army building as a cooling center today Monday, June 18, for anyone in need of shelter from the high temperatures.

The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Elkhart County in effect until 8 p.m. Monday. Temperatures today are expected to rise to between 90 and 95 degrees this afternoon, with heat indices around 100 degrees for several hours. People exposed to full sunshine could experience heat indices several degrees higher.

Anyone in need of an air-conditioned room during the day may go to the Salvation Army, 1013 N. Main St., entering through the south entrance. The building will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. For any additional questions, the Salvation Army may be reached at 533-9584.

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman thanked Majors Sally and Tim Sell for opening the doors of the Salvation Army to the public in this time of need.

“I hope those in need use this great community resource,” he said. “I would also like to encourage the public look after each other. Please check on your neighbors and loved ones, especially the elderly, and take them to the shelter if they need it.”

Major Tim Sell too said he is hopeful word spreads in the community about the cooling center as a resource.

“We always want to meet needs whenever they present themselves in the community,” he said. “Being called upon by the City helps to get the word out to as many people in need as possible.”

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which illnesses are possible. The public is advised to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of the sun. Check your local media channel or the National Weather Service for the latest updates on the weather.

Sharon Hernandez
Communications Coordinator

W: 574-537-3883




GCS Support Staff Job Fair-June 28

The GCS Support Staff Job Fair will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the board room of the GCS Administration Center located at 613 E. Purl Street.

Support staff positions available at this time: Bus drivers, paraprofessionals, custodians/maintenance, secretarial, lifeguards, food/nutrition services, coaches, technology, parent liaison, college prep coach, and substitutes for custodial and nutrition services.

Opportunity: This is a great opportunity to meet with hiring managers and building principals who have openings in their buildings.

Bring: Copies of your updated resume and a list of professional references.

Technology: Will be available during the Job Fair for anyone interested in beginning their application for employment.

Entrance: Use the Registration entrance located on the west side of the Administration Center.

Applications will only be accepted online (but there will be computers available at the Job Fair to complete the online applications, and staff will be available to assist those who need help).

If you want to apply now, you may visit the website at www.goshenschools.org. Click on JOBS, and follow the directions.

For anyone interested in applying to be a substitute teacher, please apply online at www.pcmiservices.com

If you have questions, please call 574-533-8631 ext. 2017.

We look forward to seeing you at the Job Fair!

Boys & Girls Club Summer Programs

Great summers start at the Boys and Girls Club! Check out all of the great summer programs at: https://www.bgcelkhartcounty.org/summer/ 

Summer flyer: https://www.bgcelkhartcounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/summer-goshe.pdf

Summer teen flyer: https://www.bgcelkhartcounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Teen-Goshen.pdf

Summer Registration form: https://www.bgcelkhartcounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Registration-Form-Goshen.pdf

Statement from Goshen Schools and Goshen Police

Statement from Goshen Community Schools and Goshen Police Department, 5/17/2018

On May 16, school and police department officials became aware of statements of concern communicated via texts from a sixth grade GMS student. However, the investigation has shown that there were no credible threats to anyone. In keeping with our tradition of transparency, we wanted to make the community aware of this situation.

While this threat was deemed not to be credible, the school district and law enforcement officials always work together to ensure the safety of all students and staff, and will continue to be diligent in our efforts to do so.

Thank you to the entire community for partnering with us for the safety and well-being of every Goshen resident.

2018 Turn Around Awards

The board of school trustees recognized the 2018 Turn Around Award winners at the May 14th board meeting. Turn Around winners are typically students who have shown outstanding academic growth during one school year, have improved their school attendance, or have shown improvement in attitude, class participation, or behavior. The 2018 winners were:

Chamberlain Elementary, Gustavo Camacho

Chandler Elementary, Tyler BeMiller

Model Elementary, Navaeh Carr

Parkside Elementary, Alayna Snyder

Prairie View Elementary, Hailee Bowen

Waterford Elementary, Jaylee Osborne

West Goshen Elementary, Eli Williams

Goshen International Middle School, Trevor Schaaf

Goshen Middle School New Tech, Cassandra Romo

Goshen High School, Aillen Zepeda-Vazquez

Merit Learning Center, Gisele Esparza

Congratulations to our 2018 Turn Around Award winners!

Niche: 2018 Best Places to Teach in Indiana

Goshen Community Schools Rankings:

  • Most Diverse School Districts in Indiana
    14 of 293
  • Best School Districts in Indiana
    30 of 291
  • Safest School Districts in Indiana
    34 of 292

To see the complete list, click on this link: https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-places-to-teach/s/indiana/

To see the results for Goshen Community Schools, click on this link: https://www.niche.com/k12/d/goshen-community-schools-in/ 


Join the City on a “Bridge Walk”

To allow Goshen drivers that have patiently endured the two-year building process of the bridge connecting the area in front of Goshen High School to the east end of Pike Street, the City has arranged for a time for everyone to see the huge project for up close and personal—for themselves!

You are invited to be a part of a bridge walk of the new US 33 North Connector before it opens to traffic.

Join us Wednesday, May 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the southeast end of the North Connector to catch a first glimpse of the work done before the overpass is opened to traffic. Participants are welcome to come and go any time during that hour.

At 5 p.m., sharp, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and Brent Rheinheimer, the community member who proposed a walk, will give an opening statement. After that, the community will be free to walk up and over the three bridges (over the Marion Line, the Big Four and Lincoln Avenue).

This event is open to everyone in the community. Please park in the Goshen High School parking lot. An officer from the Goshen Police

Department will be stationed north of the lot to help pedestrians cross Lincolnway East during this busy time of day.

The walk will go on, rain or shine, but not if it is storming. If any doubt, check the City’s website after 4:30 p.m. at goshenindiana.org.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host an official ribbon-cutting Wednesday, May 9 at 1 p.m., at the same location. The public is invited to attend that event, too.

Please come be a part of our bridge walk!

Thank you,

Sharon Hernandez
Communications Coordinator

GCS Foundation Fundraiser

The Goshen Community Schools Foundation is having a fundraiser to raise funds for grants to supplement our teachers’ classrooms.  GCS elementary students are selling Major Saver Discount Cards now through May 14. Some of the businesses offering discounts are Mancino’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Maple City Market, Universal Tamal, Dairy Queen, El Camino Real, Pride’s Express Car Wash, Goshen Brewing Company, and The Electric Brew.

The cards may be purchased 3 ways:

  1. From a student for $15
  2. On the website, https://www.majorsaver.com/cards/, for $15 plus $1 for processing and handling
  3. Major Saver App that you can use to purchase and not have to keep track of the card.  The cost is $15 and $1 admin fee.

If you purchase from the website or the app you can still give a specific student credit.

More information on the Foundation may be found at https://goshenschoolsfoundation.org/.  This is the same organization that has the annual trivia night in the fall.


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Back of Card:

Thank you for your support of the GCS Foundation and the teachers who will be awarded grants from the proceeds of this fundraiser!

2018-19 GCS Title I Preschool/programa de preescolar TITULO I

2018-2019 GCS Title I  preschool

Give your child the best possible start with language, math, literacy and self-regulation skills taught in a positive supportive environment.  We combine award winning curriculums including Tools of the Mind, Grapeseed and Minds in Motion to do everything possible to help you prepare your child for academic success.

Transportation and meal provided; No cost, but must apply for free/reduced lunch; Must be 4 years old and not 5 by August 1, 2018; and Must live in Goshen Schools.

REGISTRATION STARTS SOON! GCS Administration Center 613 E Purl Street, Goshen

Friday May 4 8am-4pm, Friday May 11 8am – 4pm, and Friday May 18 8am-4pm

574-533-8631 x 2050, Mary Kay Longacre, Director of Grants and Assessments


2018-2019 programa de preescolar TITULO I de la corporaciÓn escolar de goshen

Dele a su hijo el mejor comienzo posible con clases para mejorar sus habilidades del lenguaje, matemáticas, lectura, escritura y de autorregulación que se enseñan en un ambiente de apoyo positivo.  Combinamos planes de estudio reconocidos como Tools of the Mind (Herramientas de la mente), Grapeseed (Semilla de uva) y Grapeseed and Minds in Motion (Semilla            de uva y Mentes en movimiento) para ayudarle a su hijo en lo posible a prepararse para alcanzar el éxito académico.

Se proporcionarán el transporte escolar y las comidas; No hay costo alguno, pero deberá solicitar el servicio de almuerzo gratuito o reducido; Debe tener 4 años cumplidos y no 5 años para el 1º de agosto del 2018; y Debe vivir dentro del distrito escolar de Goshen.

¡Las Inscripciones comienzan pronto! Oficina administrativa de la Corporación Escolar de Goshen
613 E Purl Street, Goshen

Viernes,  4 de mayo  8 a.m.-4 p.m., Viernes, 11 de mayo 8 a.m.-4 p.m., y Viernes, 18 de mayo 8 a.m.-4 p.m.