February 2019

Cougar Pride Winners 2/27/2019


We had a room full of Cougar Pride winners at the Rootbeer Float Party today! Students can receive Cougar Paws from their teachers by being kind, helping, showing positive behavior, being a good friend, and through many other ways. When a child gets a Cougar Paw, they take it to the office and their name is added to the Cougar Pride Board. These kids were chosen from the board to come to the party. We are so proud of our cougars and the PAWSitive choices they make! We can't wait for our next party!

Family Literacy Night!

Photos by Stephanie Wood, Riley Winward, and Kim Andrews

Family Literacy Night was a huge hit! Orchard Hills students and thier families enjoyed Dr. Seuss themed games and activities such as bingo, slime making, minute to win it games, a family photo booth, make-and-takes, a service opportunity, and picking out a book to take home! Thank you to all the families who came!

Robots in 6th Grade!

Stephanie Wood

The 6th grade recently purchased nine Sphero Bolts due to the generous donations from a grandparent and the Nebo Education Foundation.  The students use an iPad to code the robot to do various things like move, change colors, speak, etc. In the coming weeks, students will be doing some STEM activities where they work collaboratively to complete a task.  The students had a blast coding the spheros!



Miss Winward's Class Makes Film Canister Rockets

Miss Winward's class launched film canister rockets using different "rocket feul" combinations! They learned that by mixing different reactants (things that go into chemical reactions), you can get different products (things that are created in chemical reactions). They tested water, vinegar, soda, Alka-Seltzer, and baking soda to try and find the most successful products for launching. Some reactants even caused the rockets to reach the ceiling! We have some rocket scientists on our hands!

Dr. Seuss Week!

Katie Sorensen

Dr. Seuss Week is next week! We can't wait to celebrate the joy of books and reading! Don't miss Family Literacy Night (Monday 2/25, 6:00 - 7:30 pm)! This is a free event at Orchard Hills where there will be Dr. Seuss themed games and activities such as bingo, slime making, minute to win it games, a family photo booth, make-and-takes, a service opportunity, a free book for every child who attends, and much more! We will also have five different school dress up days (see attached flyer for details)! We are looking forward to all the Dr. Seuss fun we will have next week! 

Fourth Grade Visits the Natural History Museum of Utah

Article and picture by Joni Cheney

Orchard Hill's fourth grade took a field trip to the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah in January. It was a field trip to remember as students learned about archeology, dinosaurs and excavation, paleontology, plate tectonics and earthquakes, Native Americans, Ancient civilizations, etc. The museum is put together like a Smithsonian and is one we will want to visit again and again. Once it was time to leave, teachers and chaperones even had a hard time getting students back onto the bus! So much fun!

Mrs. Coon Receives the Crystal Apple Award

Article by Shar McMullin

Congratulations to Jenni Coon for recieving the Crystal Apple Award! It is so well-deserved!! 

Jenni is an outstanding teacher and puts her whole heart into her work and students. She is here early every morning and works around the clock to make sure her students are getting the best possible education that she can give them. Jenni is always going above and beyond. She makes the curriculum enjoyable and her kids have something fun to look forward to each day.