The kindergarten students at Orchard Hills Elementary learned about community helpers. They were very lucky to have a few community helpers come in and talk to them. Officer Bill Wright, from Payson Police Department, came and talked to the kindergartners about staying safe. Rachel Lovejoy, from South Valley Pediatric Dentistry, came and talked to the students about taking care of their teeth. Jeremy Spenst, from the Santquin Fire Department, came and talked about fire safety. The students were able to see and walk through the fire truck. What a fun week in kindergarten!
The second-grade classes went on their first field trip to the Red Barn and had a blast. They were picked up on wagons pulled by tractors and had fun riding through the orchards. They saw lots of apples on the trees and pumpkins growing on vines on the ground. They loved meandering through the maze and going down the big slides. The best part was the delicious donut at the end! It was a fabulous experience for all!
Orchard Hills Elementary School announces the Student Council members for the 2012-2013 school year. Student council members are from the sixth-grade classes.
Mrs. Adams’ Class:
Presidents: Daniel Sasser
Vice Presidents: Chris Miller
Secretaries: Madison Dansie
Mrs. Anderson’s Class:
Presidents: Wyatt Sorenson
Fifth-graders at Orchard Hills have been writing poems. Here are some of the poems they wrote:
Observing insects on a tree.
Winding paths to discover animals lurking in the bushes,
Leaves falling in our hair like snow everywhere,
The bright sun sparkles through the trees like glitter falling from the sky,
A stream trickles small and swift,
Exciting events around each corner like mysteries behind a book’s cover,
Pine trees smell like scented candles,
The second grade kicked the year off with the 2nd Grade Olympics! Each class set goals, made a class flag, and participated in events all week long. The students tie-dyed shirts in their classes and wore them at the Closing and Opening Ceremonies. Mr. Murray came and spoke to use about achieving our goals and working hard in all we do. We are excited for an awesome year!
Orchard Hills Elementary sixth-graders participated in the Santaquin, Unit 84, American Legion Auxiliary 2012 Essay Contest. The winners in Mrs. Anderson’s class are: 1st- Justin Freeman, 2nd- Madison Simons, 3rd- Joshua Steele. Participants in Mrs. Anderson’s class were: Katie Wood, Mira Windley, Natasha Tracy, Emily Howarth, Harley Huff, Jordan Villar, Statler Steele, Madison Houston, Bayli Alexander, Taelor Moffitt, Ashlie Shuffler, Rylan Roundy, Gavin Dechamps, and Kylie Lundholm.
Orchard Hills Elementary
Hershey Track Winners
Third Grade Winners
Softball Throw 3rd: Place Garrett Shaw
Standing Long Jump 2nd Place: Gavin Howarth
Standing Long Jump 1st Place: Anna Staheli
100 Meter Run 2nd Place: Kendra Hancock
200 Meter Run 2nd Place: Kendra Hancock
400 Meter Run 2nd Place: Tessa Haws
Fourth Grade Winners
50 Meter Run 2nd Place: Korbyn Crabb
100 Meter Run 2nd Place: Kody Mecham