Important Dates to Know:
Thanksgiving Break: November 21-25
Christmas Break: December 22nd - January 1st
The amazing Cougar Choir performed their Christmas concert today for the school, and will perform tonight for parents and other guests. They have worked so hard the past few months and they sounded great! The Cougar Choir is directed by Mrs. Kathy Kelley, and is accompanied by Mrs. Mary Robins. The choir is for students 4th-6th grade. Contact the office if you would like to join the next session of Cougar Choir!
Since Utah history is part of the fourth-grade curriculum, we took a field trip to the state capitol in late November. Here are some fun facts our fabulous fourth graders learned while touring the stunning building: all 50 state capitols have a life-size replica of the liberty bell; the interior is made with Georgia marble; much of the capitol is designed with intricate art work depicting the early life of pioneer settlers; and the governor's desk is made from the trees of maple, linden, and Japanese pagodas that were destroyed in the 1999 tornado that struck SLC.
Last night, fifth grade had their DARE graduation! DARE is a program offered to all 5th grade students at Orchard Hills. It is taught by Officer Bell from the Santaquin Police Dept., and is designed to teach students about making safe and responsible choices, being kind to others, being good citizens in their community, and the risks involved with underage drinking and drug use. The point of DARE is to provide these students with appropriate knowledge to make educated & well-thought-out decisions when in the future they are confronted with drugs and alcohol, and other risky decisions.