Gladiator gladness makes grand opening bright

Goshen. Dignitaries, students, and community members walked through the new facilities at Goshen High School, attended a ribbon-cutting with music and guest speakers, and enjoyed a Gladiator Nation tailgate complete with deejay, inflatables, and catering -- all culminating in some varsity football, with Goshen winning against Highland, 40-0.

Goshen /
| 11 Sep 2019 | 03:24

Saturday's grand opening showcased for the public the brand-new, hard-won, long-awaited features of the Goshen Central School District's $30.48 million capital project.

The school now has up-to-date with learning technology, a stronger safety and security infrastructure, a modernized performing arts program and auditorium, and upgraded high school athletic facilities.

The new multi-purpose artificial turf field includes an eight-lane track, digital scoreboard, 1,500-seat bleachers, and a field house with locker rooms, training room, storage rooms, bathrooms, and concession stand.

The high school has a new main entranceway and a 15,000-square-foot addition, including new classrooms, administrative offices, and security vestibule.

A second grand opening will be held later in the fall for the high school’s newly renovated STEAM lab and suite, music department, auditorium, and cafeteria/kitchen.

Dignitaries and residents walked through the new facilities, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony with music and special guest speakers, and enjoyed a Gladiator Nation tailgate celebration complete with deejay, inflatables, and catering provided by Catherine’s Restaurant. The day culminated in some varsity football, with Goshen winning against Highland, 40-0.

The project includes:
15,000 square-foot addition with four new classrooms, centralized administrative offices, and a security vestibule at the front entrance.
Five additional interior classrooms (for a total of 9). Two will be dedicated to special education.
New STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab and Suite.
Music department upgrades including a choral room and department office, new practice rooms, and modernized auditorium.
A new artificial multi-use turf athletic field with 8-land track and lighting (to replace existing track and football field).
1,500-seat bleachers, concession stand, team locker rooms, training room, storage rooms and bathrooms.
New bus loop parking lot provide safer drop-off patterns for buses, students, parents and visitors.
464-square-foot addition that will improve the efficiency of the cafeteria serving line and the overall layout of the cafeteria.
Repaired sidewalks, curbs and parking lot in front of 'A' wing.
Original window replacement.
New fire alarm system.
Roof repairs.
HVAC repairs.
New wall partitions between the A wing classrooms.
District-wide IT infrastructure upgrades including improved high speed broadband and wireless connectivity throughout the district and a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone system.