Online Registration for All Students


    Please register your child online with our new Student Management System, Skyward.  You will need a username and password to access Skyward.  Our office staff can provide the information you need to login.  Once in Sykward you may add emergency contact numbers and complete several forms.  We will need contact information for all of our students, so please assist us by completing this task.

On My Way PreK


  On My Way Pre K scholarships are open and accepting applications.  These scholarships are available to students who are 4 years old by August 1, 2019 and are in Pre-School.  The benefits of this program help support our the Carrie Gosch Early Learning Center.


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School Supplies

Items requested will be used as community property in the classroom

All Students

(1) 1 inch binder

(1) Pack Primary Ticonderoga Pencils

(2) Boxes of Kleenex

(1) Roll of Paper Towels

(1) Package of Jumbo Crayons

(1) Box Washable Colored Markers

(25) Sheet Protectors

(1) Sandwich Ziploc Bags

(2) Ziploc Gallon Size

(2) Packages Baby Wipes

(1) Pair Scissors

(2) Bottles of Glue

(1) Large Book bag* (please no wheels)


(1) Package Paper Bowls

(1) Slider Ziploc Bags Quart Size

(4) Large Glue Sticks


(1) Package Paper Plates

(1) Slider Ziploc Bags Gallon Size

(4) Small Glue Sticks

Items to label with your child's name

(1)* Book bag  - large enough to take home weekly papers (please no wheels)

(1) Complete outfit in a Ziploc with your child's name

Pull ups/diapers if your child is currently using them





Conscious Discipline and The Baby Doll Circle Time


Students at Gosch learn about self-regulation.  Conscious Discipline helps us to teach the students to get ready to problem solve by intentionally teaching the students to identify their emotions and learn how to deal with them.  Intense feelings such as anger, frustration, anxiety and fear may be something that your child encounters when beginning school.  Our staff utilize strategies from Dr. Becky Bailey to support our students as they learn to manage their emotions. 

New to Carrie Gosch ELC this school year is The Baby Doll Circle Time.  The circle time is designed to teach students empathy. Specifically,  The Baby Doll Circle Time incorporates skills such as attention, self-regulation, impulse control and initiative.  Learning these skills help students develop positive relationships with others and supports academic learning.   The circle time is facilitated through engaging social activities, such as singing and rhyming and is presented as play to the students.  There is also a connection from home to school that is created during this activity.   

If you would like to learn more about Conscious Discipline or the Baby Doll Circle, let your child's teacher know.  Your child's teacher will provide printed information.  If we have enough interested parties, we will host an informational session at Gosch in the Parent Cafe.



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New Teacher @ Gosch


Hi! I'm Mrs. Bradley! This is my first year teaching at Carrie Gosch Early Learning Center. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University Calumet.  I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team of teachers and School Family. This school year will be filled with fun, LOTS of learning and new adventures!

Mrs. Bradley

New Teacher @ Gosch


Hello! My name is Katie Badger, and I am so excited to be a part of the Carrie Gosch family. I look forward to a year full of exploring and learning!

 I graduated from Purdue University in 2018, where I dual-majored in elementary and special education. I student-taught in a first grade classroom in Valparaiso, and spent a year teaching kindergarten in Gary. Both of these experiences have shown me what a joy it is to work with young children. They are curious, lively, and never run out of interesting things to say!

 One of my favorite things to teach is art. It makes learning so much more meaningful and fun, and I love getting to see my students express their creativity. I can’t wait to get started on this year’s projects!


Once again, I am thrilled to be joining the Carrie Gosch team. I will do my best to help make this year a successful one, and I look forward to meeting you!

Ms. Badger

New Teacher @ Gosch


Hello Parents!
My name is Ms. Hojnicki. I graduated from Purdue University Northwest in December of 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education/ Special Education; during my four years of college here, I was an assistant preschool teacher at Kids First Academy. I am currently obtaining another bachelor’s degree at Indiana Wesleyan University for Early Childhood Education. For the past two years, I was a preschool teacher at Head Start in East Chicago! This is my first year teaching at East Chicago public schools, and I am very excited. 
A few of my favorite things to do include reading, bike rides, and hanging out with my year old dog!

Ms. Hojnicki

New Teacher @ Gosch

Hi, my name is Kris Steele, I graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education Mild Interventions. My family and I love spending time outdoors when the weather permits. One of our favorite things to do is riding our bikes around the Lake. 

Ms. Steele

August Breakfast and Lunch Menu

School & District Calendar

  • eLearning Day Practice Day

    Students work online from home.

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Bus Routes

Click the link below to find the Pre-K bus routes

 Pre-K Bus Routes 2019 2020.pdf