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Welcome

As Superintendent of the Goshen Local Schools, I would like to welcome you to our web page. We hope this page will serve as a tool for open communications between our district and our students' families. It is a "work in progress" and is the result of a committee of parents last spring that suggested to our district some improvements for our electronic communications.

As Superintendent, I am proud of the staff, students, and families in our district. Through their efforts, we hope that we are fulfilling the Board of Education's District Mission of "ensuring that all students perform at continuously higher levels" and that our Vision be met to be "a district where all students achieve their fullest potential through:
*Highest quality instruction that ensures all students are career and college ready
*A state of the art learning environment employing technology and resources to support critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving connected to the community and the real world
*Strong accountability systems to ensure that we meet the needs of each student.

We are proud of our students and staff! Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your most precious possession--your child!
 

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A Great Start to the 2018-2019 School Year!

A new school year is here and we are ready to serve our 2,905 students! We would like to extend a welcome to the new school year to you and all of our students and families.  The vision of our schools is to be “a district of excellence where students achieve their fullest potential” in an environment that treats all individuals with respect and as family members.  We hope that you feel welcome while in our schools, and that this is the best school year ever for your family.

 

This year, you will find many changes that we hope provide the best school environment for your student and your family. We have focused on school safety as it is our number one priority. Among the changes you may have already seen are:

  • A second School Resource Officer, Officer Alcorn.
  • Upgraded cameras and secure entrances.
  • The high school entrance has been redesigned.
  • A new traffic pattern for drop off and pickup at Marr/Cook.
  • A full-time mental health professional to support our students.

 

Other exciting changes include:

  • A new lab coming in the new University of Cincinnati Informational Technology program at GHS.
  • Laptop carts added to third grade so that all classrooms in grades 3-12 have a cart.
  • The establishment of a new 9-12 blended learning community in the Ascend Academy.

 

This is going to be a great school year. One of the keys to a new school year is being involved in your child’s education and great communication. 

There are many ways to get involved:

  1. Check with your student every day to see what their homework is and how school went.
  2. Check Progressbook for up to date progress on their academic performance.
  3. Attend school events from conferences to Open House to concerts to athletic activities.
  4. Volunteer to help as a member of PTO, the Athletic Boosters, the Music Boosters, The Goshen Education Foundation, or in your child’s classroom.  For more information visit our web page or ask your child’s teacher or principal.
  5. Establish a relationship with your child’s teacher.  Introduce yourself at Open House or by email.  When you have questions or concerns, go to your child’s teacher.  Email or call them.  We love working with parents as partners!  Send them positive notes as well!
  6. Chaperone school field trips or volunteer to help our at an evening event.
  7. Stay informed at what is going on at your child’s school.

How do you stay informed?

  • Your child’s teacher will share how to best stay apprised of what is occurring in their classroom—web pages, Classdojo, email, paper newsletters, Friday folders
  • Follow us on Facebook.  Here you will find some notices of important events, photos of school activities, and a weekly listing of upcoming events.
  • Each week you will receive a district email that includes a few newsworthy items
  • Follow us on Twitter @GoshenLocal
  • Visit our District web page at www.goshenlocalschools.org
  • Look in the upcoming weeks for information coming out on the new Goshen Local Schools app!

 

 

 

It is going to be a great year and we look forward to serving you and your family!!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!!

Summer is here and we at Goshen Local Schools are afforded the opportunity to reflect on the tremendous accomplishments of another graduating class.

On behalf of the Goshen Local Schools staff and Board of Education, we would like to say thank you for a wonderful school year and for your support.  We look forward to seeing our students next school year.

On May 25th at the Tri-County Assembly of God, 182 seniors graduated.  Each of them is ready to go out and take the world by storm.  Here are some basics about the class of 2018:

  • 182  graduates
  • 118 students will attend a tech school, two year, or four year college
  • 2 will enter the military
  • 62  will enter the workforce
  • The valedictorian is Alyssa Chaney
  • The salutatorian is Hannah Walker
  • Four Year Colleges they will be attending:  Ohio State, Kent State University, Harding University,  University of Findlay, Shawnee State University, Antioch University, Ohio Northern, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Miami University,  Wilmington College, Cincinnati Christian University, Northern Kentucky University, Bowling Green State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Purdue University, Middle Tennessee State University, Thomas More University,  Xavier University, University of West Virginia, Ashland University, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Indiana Tech University, Hawaii Pacific University, Johnson and Wales University.
  • Two Year Colleges:  Cincinnati State, UC Clermont, Hocking College, UC Blue Ash, Southern State College, Chatfield College, Galen College of Nursing, Sinclair College
  • Trade Schools: IBEW-NECA Electrical Training Center, Paul Mitchell
  • There have been over $3,500,000 in scholarships earned by our seniors!!!  Great job students!

They have left our doors to soar in the world.  They have passed us and we may not see them again but we hope that each of them is better off for having spent time inside of our doors.  Thank you for entrusting your child's education to us.  We feel fortunate to have served them and your family.

Congratulations the class of 2018.  We are proud of you!  We will be watching you and the wonderful things you will accomplish!

School Safety

School safety is our number one priority.   Each of our schools has an emergency operations plan and has practiced our school safety plans. Procedures are in place to prevent or respond to an emergency.  We review, refine, and practice these procedures throughout the school year.  We are appreciative of the relationship we have with our local police and fire department personnel.  Together with parents and safety officials, we will continue to work hard to fulfill our top priority--keeping our students safe so that they can learn.

Please reinforce with your child that their school is safe, their teachers care about them, and to follow the rule  “See Something, Say Something”.  If you have any reason to believe there is a safety concern, please report it to staff members.  In addition to personally visiting the school or calling the school, you may do so on the district web page at https://www.goshenlocalschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=287296&type=d&pREC_ID=844257.  This page gives you access to online anonymous reporting tools and a 24 hour phone number that you can call if you have a concern. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s principal.  We will continue to work together to keep every member of the Warrior Family safe.  

Sincerely,

Darrell Edwards, Superintendent                    

Congratulations Class of 2017!

On behalf of the Goshen Local Schools staff and Board of Education, we would like to say thank you for a wonderful school year and for your support.  We look forward to seeing our students next school year.

As you enjoy your summer months, we at Goshen Local Schools are afforded the opportunity to reflect on the tremendous accomplishments of another graduating class.

On May 26th, we celebrated the Goshen High School Commencement Ceremony.  181 seniors graduated.  Wonderful speeches were given by Class President Lauren Gentry, Valedictorian Sam Edwards, and Salutatorian Kendra Dietrich.  It was wonderful to see so many wonderful young adults cross the stage, ready to go out into the world and start an exciting new chapter in their lives  It was a blessing to see they joy on the faces of their friends and family, those that have supported them throughout the years and will continue to do so.

Of the 181 graduating seniors: 

  • 110 students will attend a tech school, two year, or four year college
  • 5 will enter the military
  • 65  will enter the workforce or are undecided.
  • Colleges they will be attending:  Ohio State, The Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Liberty University,  Centre College, Transylvania University, Ohio Northern, Cincinnati, Ohio, Miami, Olivet Nazarene College,  Heidelberg University, Wilmington, Cincinnati Christian, NKU, Bowling Green, University of Kentucky, Thomas More, Xavier, Christ Hospital College of Nursing, Hiram College, Good Samaritan College of Nursing,  and others….
  • There have been over $4,600,000 in scholarships earned by our seniors!!! This is the most ever exceeding the previous record set in 2014 of $3,655,120.  Great job students!

 

They have left our doors to soar in the world.  They have passed us and we may not see them again but we hope that each of them is better off for having spent time inside of our doors.  

Congratulations the class of 2017.  We are proud of you!  We will be watching you to see you take the world by storm and do great things!

Quality Profile Highlights Goshen Students and Staff's Excellent Work

Now in its fourth year of development and being released statewide for the third time, the Quality Profile is sponsored by the Alliance for High Quality Education, a statewide education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and to represent member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.

Warrior Families and Friends,

 

This week, Goshen Local Schools, in a conjunction with approximately 70 school districts in Ohio, released a report designed to inform our parents and communities about the school district.   Called the “Quality Profile”, the report includes the many accountability measures that define a high-quality education but are not necessarily captured by the State report card or other statistical measures.

 

This Quality Profile helps to evaluate the effectiveness of a school district beyond standardized testing measures. We believe that a quality school district is the sum of the many, many services it strives to provide for our students and community.  The Quality Profile details Goshen's efforts in categories including academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, and student services.

 

We are proud of the accomplishments of our students, staff, school and community!  Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education.

To access the Quality Profile, click here:

2016-17 Quality Profile

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education. 

Darrell Edwards

Superintendent

Goshen Local Schools

(513)722-2222

Start Talking! Parent Resources: How to Empower Your Child To Live a Substance Free Lifestyle

Dear Parents,

At Goshen Local Schools, we believe that student health and safety is our number one responsibility. In our nation today, adults and children are often tempted by the lure of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.  As a supporter of our community and families, our district believes it is important to provide resources for families as you support your children growing up in this world. It is sometimes very difficult to have those discussions with your children, but the research shows that young people that hear anti-drug messages from their parents, guardians, and teachers are 50% less likely to use them.

I would like to take a few moments to introduce to you a program released by the Ohio Department of Education and Governor John Kasich called Start Talking!. Start Talking! is an approach to arming parents, teachers, guardians, and students with information and resources that can help our young people in society resist the temptations of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. One important resource that you can use as a parent are guides that are called Know Parent Tips that come out twice a month. These guides are free and they will help you keep up an ongoing conversation with your child about avoiding drugs. When you sign up, these guides come to you in an email twice a month. If you are interested in signing up, please visit http://StartTalking.Ohio.Gov .

Here is a sample Start Talking!  parent tip that was emailed previously: https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/files/know-pt-april2.pdf  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s principal. Once again, we want to thank you for entrusting your child’s education to our schools.