School News

Red Ribbon Week Fun


It has been a busy week celebrating Red Ribbon Week.  Students learned about making good choices,taking care of themselves, and being kind.  Each class made a banner and the banners are hanging in the halls of the school.  They are so fun to look at!  We had lots of fun dress up days too: wear as much red and purple as you D.A.R.E!, craziest socks, favorite hat day, pajama day, and favorite team sports day.  Thanks for helping us celebrate Red Ribbon Week.    

Third Grade Artists

Mrs. Knott's class was able to use oil pastels and water colors to create pictures of bridges.  They learned that they are all great artists if they take their time and do their best work.  Look at those cool bridges!  

Fall Dance Festival


Orchard Hills held their annual Fall Dance Festival!  It was so much fun!  The Cougar Choir started the festival by singing the national anthem.  Thank you to those that came to watch and support us!  The students worked hard to prepare and it was awesome! 

Nursery Rhymes


The kindergarten classes have been learning Nursery Rhymes in class the last couple of weeks.  They did some fun activities with some Nursery Rhymes in class.  This week the students were able to share a favorite with their class.  Some favorites were:  Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, 5 Little Pumpkins, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, 5 Little Monkeys, Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, and I'm a Little Teapot.  It was fun to see them share with their classes.  

Cougar Pride Winners

Students can receive Cougar Paws from their teachers for various reasons (being kind, helping, positive behavior, being a good friend, and 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.  25 names were drawn out and those 25 had root beer floats!  Yay!  Lets fill that board again! 


For the last few weeks the second grade classes and the students in the library have learned about and watched the Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterflies.  The students would get so excited to watch the cycle and some were lucky enough to see as the butterflies came out of the chrysalis.  

Johnny Appleseed Day

The first grade classes celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day.  They made Johnny Appleseed out of raisins, applesauce, and juice.  They had rotations with games and math. They also watched a Johnny Appleseed movie and sang apple songs! It was fun for all!

New Student Lunch


Students who are new to Orchard Hills this year were able to attend the New Student Lunch with Mr. Murray.  Welcome to Orchard Hills!  We are so glad you are here.