Back-to-School: Goshen Community Schools

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 10:36 AM EDT
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GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) - Friday marks the first day of classes for Goshen Community Schools.

Christine Karsten stopped by some of their schools to learn more about what is new this year. They have a new bus schedule, a new principal at one of its elementary schools, and a really cool dual language immersion program!

You can find out more information in the videos posted below. We hope you RedHawks have a great year!

New Principal at Prairie View Elementary School:

Sonya Imus has been working towards this role for 20 years.

“It is an amazing feeling and I am super excited,” Imus says. “I am excited to meet the families of Prairie View and work together with them.”

Meanwhile, there are several other new hires at the school. Imus gets into the details in the video posted below.

Dual Language Immersion Program and New Bus Schedule:

Waterford Elementary School has a program that only 45 schools in Indiana offer: a dual language immersion program!

Students in the dual language program learn Spanish half of the day and English half of the day. Waterford Elementary School Principal Karen Brock has more details on the program in the video posted below.

Meanwhile, school buses will be on a brand new three-tier schedule since district’s the elementary schools, Goshen High School/Goshen Intermediate School, and Goshen Junior High School all have different start times.

This news schedule means the district will be able to use their full fleet of buses for each tier.

“In theory, we should be able to make our routes a little bit quicker and get our kids to school on time, depending on what sort of obstacles we have,” says Don Graves, transportation director for Goshen Community Schools. “As long as you can avoid all that traffic that is our there. We have a lot of traffic and a lot of long-term construction right now that is really making it a challenging year for us to begin.”

If you experience any problems with busing, you can contact the Transportation Department at 574-533-7176. You can also use TransAct to see your child’s bus schedule and BusQuest to see where their bus is at.

Graves just asks that you have a bit of patience as they work to get things started this school year.

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