Several Goshen Students Earn Perfect ISTEP Scores

Eighteen Goshen Community Schools students earned perfect scores on portions of ISTEP+, an Indiana state standardized test.

Goshen students earning perfect scores in the English portion of ISTEP+ were: Felix Perez Diener, Hugh Birky, Maggie Gallagher, Cade Cleveland and Melissa Daniels.

ISTEP English Perfect Scores

ISTEP English Perfect Scores

Goshen students who earned a perfect score in the math section of ISTEP+ were: Francisco Behan Morillo, Victoria Barkey, Luke Kratzer, Joshua Schrock, Nicholas Gayton, Katherine Shirk, Matthew Herrmann, Clayton Litwiller, Philip Wertz, Bryan Berkey, Ralph Peterson Veatch and Laura Price.

ISTEP Math Perfect Scores

ISTEP Math Perfect Scores

Jonathon Snyder was the one Goshen Community Schools student who earned a perfect score in the science section of ISTEP+.

ISTEP Science Perfect Score

ISTEP Science Perfect Score

Students in grades 3 through 8 complete a part of ISTEP+ or Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus in early March and another section in late April-early May. The purpose of ISTEP+ is to determine student achievement according to the Indiana Academic Standards.

Goshen Superintendent Diane Woodworth and the Goshen Board of School Trustees recognized the perfect-scoring students during the school board meeting Monday, Nov. 25, and thanked their parents for the time they have also put in to help their child reach academic success.

Kyle Park Named New Head Football Coach

DSC_0019 GHS is proud to introduce Mr. Kyle Park as its new head football coach.   Mr. Park will teach business at GHS starting the 2014-15 school year.  He has 7 years of high school coaching and teaching experience at Zionsville HS near Indianapolis.  The last 5 years Mr. Park has been the offensive coordinator and was also named the 2009-2010 Zionsville teacher of the year.

Kyle is a graduate of Goshen HS, where he was an all-state QB.  Kyle continued his football playing days for four seasons at FerrisStateUniversity in Michigan.  He later returned to Ferris where he was an assistant football coach for two seasons before starting his high school teaching and coaching career at Zionsville.

 Kyle and his wife, Heidi,  have 3 children: Brady, Paige, and Drew. 

 

 

 

New Football Coach Presented at 11/25 Board Meeting

At the Goshen Community Schools’ board meeting tonight, a candidate to fill our head football coach vacancy will be presented. The meeting is at 6 PM. The coach will meet with players in the GHS media center at approximately 7 PM and will be available to speak with the media following that introduction. That time is estimated to be starting somewhere between 7:15 and 7:30.

Indiana Schools Superintendent visits West Goshen and GHS

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz stopped by two Goshen schools Friday morning, Nov. 15, to meet with teachers and other school staff and hear about some of the schools’ programs.

After speaking at an early education conference in Goshen, Ritz had a walk through of West Goshen Elementary and sat in with West Goshen Principal Alan Metcalfe and the school’s master and mentor teachers during a cluster group meeting, a weekly part of an initiative called TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. The

program focuses on helping teachers continually improve their skills through classroom observations and group and individual coaching, which in turn improves student achievement. All Goshen Community Schools have implemented TAP, while West Goshen received recognition from the organization that oversees TAP for the elementary’s implementation of the system in 2012.

Superintendent Ritz then had a window into Goshen High School’s programming with a visit there later in the morning.