GMS earns prestigious state honor

Goshen Middle School was recently re-designated as an Ohio Schools to Watch by the Ohio Department of Education, one of only 17 schools in the state to receive this prestigious recognition.

GMS was initially designated in January of 2016 under the leadership of then principal Mark Edwards. As a designated OSTW building, the school must apply for re-designation every three years.

The process to become re-designated as a National School to Watch and an Ohio School to Watch includes meeting the academic criteria on state tests, submitting an application for consideration, and a successful site visit from the review board. GMS has new been re-designated under the leadership of Principal Wendy Flynn.

The OSTW Committee that visited GMS was impressed with the interventions and programs that have been put in place since they last visited. One committee member said, “GMS has become a community of practice that seeks new initiatives to support the needs of all students. There is a shared vision that drives change in the building.

GMS Principal Wendy Flynn said, “I’m proud of the GMS staff for how well they support our students every day. This designation is a great reflection of our staff and how focused they are in meeting all of the needs of all our students.”