GMS is a rich, unique learning environment where “learning is a voyage!” The students at GMS interact with a diverse population, helping to create a robust and engaging learning environment. Our teachers are trained and dedicated to grow middle school students through a variety of instructional strategies, such as brain-based learning, technology, and problem-based learning.
GMS is a “High-Tech Middle School” where students are exposed to all content areas via technology. Creating connections and links for learning helps to propel our journey. The GMS student is encouraged to explore a variety of opportunities in addition to academics, with the goal of discovering and developing his or her own unique gifts. Parents are also a vital part of our success. From volunteers to newsletters, GMS is committed to reaching out and developing strong partnerships with families. GMS is a great place to grow!
Lori Shreiner and Jan Baker, principals at Goshen Middle School, leads an outstanding staff that provides an academic atmosphere that promotes learning and success. They are dedicated to making sure that each student will meet his/her individual potential while providing a safe learning environment for every student.
All students are provided with a current handbook that outlines all the policies and procedures that they are expected to abide by at Goshen Middle School. Parents provide input for the rules and regulations at our school.
Facts & Figures
Detailed information about GMS on the Indiana Department of Education Website
School Improvement Plan
Every school, as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and Indiana’s Public Law 221, must have a school improvement plan. Each school has an improvement team comprised of staff, parents and community members. These teams developed their initial building plan in 2001-02 and revise the plan as needed each year.
Throughout our strategic and continuous improvement plan, we elaborate on how we will embed these strategies into our daily walk to help improve and further student achievement.
The life of a GMS student is exciting and educational. Students attend math, English, science and social studies every day throughout the year. Life skills classes round out a student’s schedule, with options of music, foreign language, technology, art, family and consumer science, and physical education.
There are many extra-curricular activities for students, such as athletics, service clubs, academic competitions, National Junior Honor Society, and student council. For those students wishing to become involved at GMS, there is no shortage of opportunities.
In order to provide a safe, inviting climate at GMS, we ask all students and staff to embrace four general guidelines. These include showing respect to all, being prepared for class, actively participating in class, and being on time. These guiding principles help to ensure an environment that is conducive to students’ academic, emotional, and social well-being.
At GMS you will find excellent facilities that includes a Challenge Education Course second to none in the area, an indoor climbing wall and a climbing cargo net. There are two hardwood floor gymnasiums, a swimming pool and a fitness and wellness room. Our outdoor facilities include two football fields, two soccer fields and ten tennis courts. The outdoor space is also used to offer many other opportunities such as golf, archery, and ultimate frisbee.