Goshen Middle School

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Ohio and National Forum School to Watch

We all know that Goshen Middle School is a special place but now the entire nation will know as well. Congratulations to staff and leadership at Goshen Middle School for being designated as both an Ohio School to Watch and a National Forum School to Watch. The only new school in Ohio to receive this designation in 2017!
Goshen Middle School has been recognized as a model school, according to the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and Ohio’s Schools to Watch program. Only 400 schools are across the entire country are designated as National Schools to Watch and 30 schools in Ohio have received this honor.

This is an award that is reserved to middle schools that exhibit:
Academic Excellence
Developmental Responsiveness
Social Equity
Effective Organizational Structures and Processes

This recognition is available only to high-performing, growth-oriented middle schools that are dedicated to their students.

The process to become 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.

The Ohio chapter only agrees to visit three schools in a given year throughout the entire state, and Goshen Middle School was chosen as one of those schools. When the review board comes to visit the school they are looking for schools that have innovative ideas and put students at the center of what they do. To do this they interview administration, teachers, staff, students and parents about the school. They also visit every classroom to evaluate if the school matches the rigorous criteria of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.


Part of becoming a National School to Watch includes allowing other administrators from middle schools across the United States the chance to see what works in our classrooms as well as representatives from the school traveling to the national conference in Washington D.C. to talk to schools across the country about what they are doing at Goshen Middle School.

As a newly designated Ohio School to Watch GMS will be recognized by:

The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform at the National Schools To Watch Conference June 21-24, Washington, DC (http://mgforum.org/ )

As a new School to Watch you are expected to present at the National Forum School to Watch Conference.

The Ohio Middle Level Association will also recognizes new Ohio Schools to Watch at their annual conference. November 2 & 3, 2017, Columbus, OH.

Congratulations to everyone--we are very proud of our middle school community.
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Solving Real World Problems

Do you struggle with disorganized charging cables? Mr. Emerine's 6th grade engineering class created blueprints, used a design program, and then 3D printed their prototype to address this real world problem. The 3D printed organizers will be used in Mrs. Shaw's chrome book cart to better organize 30 charging cables.
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Civil Air Patrol

Captain Johnny Shea with the Civil Air Patrol met with the GMS science and math teachers to discuss the opportunities available for STEM kits from the Air Force STEM program. Students will be learning more about this program soon. Stay tuned for more updates.
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MakerSpace Club

The MakerSpace Club is a new after school club. This club is for students who like to explore and discover new ideas, create solutions, and build projects. Students will be challenged to be creative as they complete engineering tasks. We will be encouraging creative thinking and problem solving skills. Space is limited so students will need to complete an application that must be turned in by January 27, to Mrs. Slagle in the library.
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Hey 8th Grade Parents!

On Thursday, January 26th we will be having an important HS transition informational night for parents and students of 8th graders at GMS. The event will take place in the GMS Gymnasium and representatives from the middle school, high school, Live Oaks, and a even college rep will be on hand to discuss future planning options. The presentation begins at 7 pm.
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Hoops for Heart

Congratulations to GMS for participating in Hoops for Heart which raises money to support the American Heart Association. Students made donations per encore class to go to the gym and be active. Being active helps fight heart disease. Besides raising awareness, this year we reached a new goal and raised $1116.24. Way to go, GMS!
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GMS Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Sayyadina Hicks on her first place finish. Kacey Herlinger and Amber Farfsing finished 2nd and 3rd respectively! Way to go Warriors!
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