Orchard Hills Elementary

Wednesday, February 25, is an early out day for all students in the school district.  School will end at 12:00.  This means that there will be NO AFTERNOON KINDERGARTEN on this day. Morning Kindergarten that usually ends at 11:15 will go until 12:00 this day.  Bus students will ride the bus home with the other kids from the school (they will be taking the same bus they ride to school).  If this extended time does not meet your schedule, parents are welcome to pick up their child early.  If you have any questions/concerns regarding this please talk to your child’s teacher.

Kindergarten Registration is on Thursday, March 19th.

What is Science?


The kindergarten classes just finished their unit on What is Science?  They were able to experiment and discuss some of the many things that science is.  Some of the few things they learned about and did were:  sink and float, making flubber, making crystals, static electricity, learning about animals, volcanoes, how mountains are formed, plants, constellations, and many more.  Did you know that a banana squash floats?!  They loved doing and watching science experiments.  Science is fun!

100th Day of Kindergarten


February 6th was the 100th Day of Kindergarten!  The school year has been flying by.  On the one hundredth day the kindergartners got to do many fun activities about the number 100.  They wrote to 100, counted to 100, brought 100 things to share,  some built with 100 sticks and cubes and even 100 cups!  What a fun day!

Discovery Gateway Museum Comes


On Thursday, February 5th, a scientist from the Discovery Gateway Museum came to our school to do some cool experiments with the fifth graders.  Right now, the fifth graders are learning about matter and how to recognize both chemical and physical changes.  To help them learn these concepts, the students not only got to see some really cool demonstrations with surprising reactions, but also got to participate in some experiments.  They had a great time with this hands-on learning experience!

100 Day


Friday, January 30th was the one hundredth day of school!  Wow the year has flown by!  The first grade classes had a fun time celebrating the 100th day of school.  Some things they did to celebrate were: bring 100 things to school,  make a picture of them at 100 years old, write what they would do if they were a hundred years old, build with 100 cubes, number matching games, read 100 books, and more!   What a fun day!