School News

PAWSitive Behavior

As a reward for good behavior students can receive Cougar Pride Paws.  When a child receives one they get their name put on a board that has 200 squares.  When the board is full 20 names are drawn out for prizes.  On Friday, November 9th, 20 names were drawn out.  Congratulations to our winners!!  

BYU Athletes and Cosmo Visit Orchard Hill

Students at Orchard Hills exemplified good behavior and as a reward some BYU Basketball players and Cosmo came to Orchard Hills.  The basketball players who came with Cosmo were:  Brandon Davies, Brock Zylstra, and Craig Cusick.  Also, Robert Ramos, Atheletic Trainer came too.  They came and ate lunch with the students and signed autographs.  Cosmo visited classes and sign autographs.  It was a fun reward for the students.  Thank you for coming!!

School Carnival

On Monday, October 22, the PTA put on a school carnival.  It was a great success.  There were games, food, inflatables, a book fair, and a spook alley.  Those who attended had a wonderful time.  Thank you to the PTA for all their hard work and thank you to those who came and supported the PTA and Orchard Hills!!

Sixth-Grade Field Trip to the Cemetery

The sixth-grade students at Orchard Hills Elementary school recently went on a walking field trip to the Santaquin Cemetery.  Teaching the students about the beautiful Military Monument and honoring our citizens who serve our country was one of the main goals.  Respect and etiquette of the cemetery was taught and encouraged while the students worked on special projects.  Learning about the different types of stones, art work, and poetry that are on the headstones becomes fascinating to the students.

Habitats and Constellations

Mrs. Jackson, second grade teacher, made a planetarium for their Earth & Space Science unit so that the students could look at the stars and learn about constellations.  The students also learned about habitats and presented to the class about the habitats they learned about. 

Exploring How the Presence of Sugar or Salt Affected Yeast Actvity

Sixth-graders participated in a science experiment exploring how the presence of sugar or salt affected yeast activity.  Six water bottles and six balloons contained different measurements of these substances.  Balloons captured the carbon dioxide that escaped from the yeast.  The circumference of each balloon was measured every ten minutes and recorded on a graph.  The results?  Yeast loves sugar, just like us!!

Fall Dance Festival

On Wednesday, October 10th, Orchard Hills Elementary had their annual Fall Dance Festival.  What a fun tradition for students, parents, and the community.  The Dance Festival began with Audrey Herget singing the National Anthem.  Each grade level performed a dance and some of the dances were:  Hokey Pokey, Macarena, Chicken Dance, Boogie Walk, and many others.  Thank you to the parents and the community for coming and supporting us.  It was a great success and the students love it. 

Writing Assembly

On September 26th the students at Orchard Hills attended an assembly by brothers Adam adn Jarom Sidwell.  The brothers are graphic artists and Adam's first book, Evertaster, is just coming out.  They talked to the students about the power of stories.  They taught that when writing stories they should be SMART stories. 

SMART stories have:

New Student Lunch

Today, students new to Orchard Hills Elementary were able to eat lunch with Mr. Murray (principal) and Mrs. Burningham (school counselor).  What a fun way to welcome those students to our school!!

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