Cougar News

Open House
September 30, 2014
4:00 to 5:30

Open House
September 30, 2014
4:00-5:30 PM

Carrie Gosch Cougar Code

Our students have been working very hard to learn the Carrie Gosch Cougar Code.  Check out our work!

The Carrie Gosch Family sends their best wishes to Ms. L. Holmes and Mr. G. Smith.  Mr. Smith has relocated to Block Middle School and will work with the 6th grade students.  Ms. Holmes has relocated outside of the district.

Best Wishes

Carrie Gosch Students and Parents
Come by to meet the new principal and assistant principal

Mrs. K. Bradley, Principal
Mrs. E. Glenn, Asst. Principal

The Cougars welcome new staff members to the 2014-2015 school year. 

Ms. D. Lopez, Parent Liaison

Ms. G. Vasquez, Exceptional Learner Teacher

Ms. J. Mallett, Exceptional Learner Teacher

Ms.J. Ell, Exceptional Learner Teacher

Ms. J. Palkovich, Teacher

Ms. C. Colon, Teacher

Ms. S. Lakin, Art Teacher

Ms. E. Crouch, Music Teacher

Ms. B. Jefferson, Attendance Officer


Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Carrie Gosch Elementary School!  I am pleased and extremely excited to have the pleasure of working with the students, staff and community members dedicated to our school.  My name is Kimberley Bradley and I am the new principal of Gosch elementary.  I have eighteen years of experience in education.  I began my tenure as a 1st grade teacher here at Carrie Gosch and then spent the next thirteen years here honing my skills and learning from some of the best instructional leaders in East Chicago before becoming an administrator.  I am now back at Carrie Gosch as the principal and it feels like home.  I believe whole-heartedly in our school’s mission:  “Learning for All, Whatever it Takes”.  If I can be of assistance, please feel free to inquire.  My goal is that all of our students reach their maximum potential.

Our teachers and staff are committed to the success of the students who are entrusted to us and we have planned many wonderful learning experiences to enhance their knowledge of state and national academic content.  Our character education program is called PBIS (positive behavioral interventions with supports).  PBIS is a system we use to help our students model positive behavior and academic commitment at school and at home.  Through this system we have common expectations for student and adult behavior in an effort to increase learning in every classroom.

We will utilize the 8 Step Process for school improvement.  You will notice that students are excited to come to school in the morning in order to be a part of our school-wide Success Period that will take place from 8:45 – 9:15 daily.  We will have two success periods throughout the day.  The first one will focus on math skills.  During this time, all of the students K – 5 will work on a set of standards for math.  Teachers have planned games and fun activities to engage students and enhance their skills.  We are very excited about our Success period.  Please make sure that your child is here at school on time every day. 

Again, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you this school year.  Best wishes to all of you for a very productive school year.


Mrs. Kimberley Bradley

Welcome From Mrs. Glenn

Dear Carrie Gosch Family,

   I would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year.  I am the newly appointed assistant principal at Carrie Gosch.  I am so excited to be with you this year and I am looking forward to working with the Carrie Gosch families to begin work on our new SCEC mission, of Learning for All….Whatever it Takes!  I am also looking forward to rejoining the Carrie Gosch community.

  Prior to my arrival at Carrie Gosch this year, I worked at several other East Chicago schools as assistant principal.  I also taught at Carrie Gosch for over a decade before becoming an assistant principal.  I have a total of 21 years of experience in education.  I have served 20 of those 21 years in East Chicago.  I am a native of East Chicago, and I attended school here in the city as a child.  I am also a graduate of Purdue University and Indiana University.  I am proud that I have been given the opportunity to serve our East Chicago families and I enjoy my experiences here.

    This year I am excited to see our student’s progress while using the 8-Step Process and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to support our academics.  We look forward to working with the students, parents and staff to see our children grow academically and socially.  Please feel free to come by and say hello, I would love to meet you and personally welcome you to Carrie Gosch.  I wish your family and especially your student great success this school year.


Mrs. E. Glenn

The Carrie Gosch
Cougar Code

            The Carrie Gosch Family is eager to roll out our Positive Behavioral Interventions with Supports system (PBIS).   The purpose of our system is to support academics for our children by teaching them routines and expectations.  We will present lessons during our first weeks to teach our routines and procedures or, how we do things at Carrie Gosch.

      We have 4 overall expectations for behavior:

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Caring

Be Safe

  We will explain what these expectations look like at Carrie Gosch.  This year we will also have more of an academic focus to our system.  The students will set behavioral goals and learning targets for themselves.  Our mission this year is Learning for All…..Whatever It Takes, and the Carrie Gosch Code will help us achieve our mission.

School Supply 


Learning for All….Whatever It Takes!

School Hours

The school hours for
Carrie Gosch Elementary are:
8:05am - 3:25pm
Pre-K (am): 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Pre-K (pm): 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm

District Bulletin


District News

2014 - 2015 Teacher-Student Calendars

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 15
Community Event
Hispanic Heritage Month begins
Friday, September 19
Student Event
Cougar Store Shopping
with Cougar Cash
Tuesday, September 23
Student Event
Book Fair begins
Thursday, September 25
Student Event
Popcorn sale

Tuesday, September 30
Parent Event
Open House
4:00 - 5:30
Student Event
Last day for book fair
Friday, October 3
Student Event
Cougar Store Shopping
with Cougar Cash


Today, 9/15/2014
High: 62 Low: 51
Rain showers
94% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/16/2014
High: 62 Low: 50
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.