Gator Gazette

What's Going on in Gator Land?

September Community Newletter, 2017

Gooch Vision and Mission

Mission: To Create a community that develops scholars with the knowledge, values and vision to become college and career bound.

Vision: To provide high quality instruction, increase student academic achievement, and develop our students holistically.

WT White Feeder Pattern Mission

We will cultivate a premier learning community to foster globally responsive citizens, personalizing instruction for every student.

Therefore, we are committed to:

  • Providing access to an equitable and high quality education

  • Promoting citizens who contribute to the common good

  • Supporting our students academically, socially, and emotionally


Welcome back to Gooch's

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Let's jump into our new year!

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Labor Day

It's Labor Day on Monday the 4th of September. Enjoy the break and stay safe!

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PTSA Corner

Wednesday the 6th of September is the PTSA Board meeting at 5pm.

Wednesday the 27th of September is the PTSA General Meeting and Special Election. We need a new Fundraising Chair, so come, stand and vote!

Kindle Kick Off Pep Rally

September 11, 12.15-2.55 pm, Gooch Auditorium. 3rd - 5th Grade Students.

A celebration of the Jiv Daya Foundation Step Initiative Kindle Grant. Every 3rd, 4th and 5th grade student will have a Kindle Fire to use in class so we can harness technology to support innovative and individualized teaching. A huge thank you to the Jiv Daya Foundation for making this possible.

We Have a New Playground!

A new play structure has been installed beside the basketball courts. We're looking forward to lots of fun on it!
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Cool Schools Orientation Meeting

September 14, 3.30, Library

A meeting to begin planning for using our Cool Schools grant to make Gooch more beautiful.

Coffee with the Principal

September 15, 8.30-9.30 am in the Library. Come and chat with Principal Ashmore. Everyone welcome.

Education - Go Get It Week

Week of September 18. A week focused on helping our scholars go to college.
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Gooch Elementary Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) Meeting

September 19, 4-5 pm, Library. A chance for Faculty, Parent, and Community Stakeholders to come together and make Gooch a great school.

Picture Day

September 22, 8-12.30 pm. Break out your fancy clothes for some adorable school pictures.

Title I Meeting

September 14. 5.30 pm. Auditorium. An informational meeting about how Title I funds are helping the educational mission at Gooch Elementary. All welcome.

W.T. White Highschool Celebration Day

September 30, 9-12 noon.