BULLDOG CLUBS, ACTIVITIES AND MORE
Model 3rd and 4th-grade students are invited to participate in elementary soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track in the spring. For more information on these programs, you can visit the Goshen Junior RedHawks website.
BE KIND 21
Model participates in the annual “Be Kind 21” campaign with thousands of other schools and companies globally from September 1 to September 21. The purpose is to intentionally focus on acts of kindness and develop kind habits in our staff and students. We encourage community members to share their acts of kindness with us to post on social media and in our newsletters.
Model Book Fair is held every year during Parent-Teacher conferences in an effort to raise money for the Model Elementary School library and Model also earns free books for their library, too! By purchasing books at the Model Book Fair, you are supporting our school as well as putting books in the hands of children. Model Staff also completes wish lists for their classroom libraries. We encourage you to check out the book fair during our conference days.
Model Elementry has several different clubs for students to participate in during a typical school year. Clubs include Chess, Run the Halls and Happy Day Club.
At the end of the school year, we have a field day that all students participate in.
During December, we have a food drive to help out the local food banks.
Each March, Model Elementary participates in the “Major Saver” card fundraiser to raise money for the Goshen Community Schools’ Foundation. All profits go directly to the Foundation and are put back into Goshen Schools.
We celebrate our 4th-grade students moving on to the Intermediate School with a graduation ceremony at the end of the year.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
Each year, Physical Education teacher Terri Blosser heads up the Jump Rope for Heart challenge and fundraiser at Model Elementary School. Each year we raise thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association and there is also usually something silly that Principal Hicks and Assistant Principal Troyer have to do when we meet our goals. This is a great way not only to raise money for a great cause but to also teach about heart health to our students.
RED RIBBON WEEK
This is a national program that allows schools and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. We participate during this week (normally in October) every year to show Model’s personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle.
Model is known for its Bulldog Spirit! We run themed Friday and a few themed weeks throughout the year. All spirit days are posted to Model social media, Parent Square, the monthly Bulldog Blog, and teacher newsletters. We also send home spirit day schedules in Monday folders.
The 4th-grade leadership team at Model is selected in their 3rd-grade year. These students show Respect, Responsibility, Safety, and Kindness in all areas from academics, to friendships, to their willingness to take initiative and do their part wherever it is needed. They attend a leadership summit and work closely with the school counselor and office staff. They help with morning announcements, Kindergarten Blast-off, and school-wide activities throughout the year.