School News

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.

Spring Session of Cougar Choir!


Cougar Choir will be starting on Tuesday, February 19th from 3:30 - 4:15! This is such a great opportunity for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Permission slips should have come home with your student this week, but if you need another, please contact the office or Mrs. Kelley. 

Picture Day is February 13th!


For those of you who are interested in purchasing Spring pictures, they will be taken Wednesday, February 13th! To order, you can either go to (Picture Day ID: UM338089Q0), or fill out the flyer that was sent home, and have your child bring it with them on the 13th!

Cougar Pride Winners 2/1/2019


We had a room full of Cougar Pride winners at the Rootbeer Float Party this week! 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!


Visit from Miss Santaquin


Miss Santaquin, Nicki Mortenson, came to Orchard Hills to talk with us about feelings and emotions. We learned that it is okay to experience different emotions, and that we can control how we react to those emotions. Thanks for coming, Nicki!

Netsmart Assembly

Kim Andrews

Students at Orchard Hills enjoyed the Netsmart Assembly on Monday! The older and younger grades split up, and learned about how to be smart and safe online. They learned that the internet is a powerful tool that can be used for both good and bad, and that they have the power to make good choices while online. You might want to discuss with your child about the things they learned!