School News

School-Wide Social Skills Program

Cougar Pride: Orchard Hills is implementing a new school-wide social skill instruction program. One social skill will be focused on each month for the entire school year. Students will be rewarded for showing proper use of this skill by receiving cougar pride notes. Also, a note will be sent home once month telling parents what skill we are working on as well as give ideas of how to discuss and reinforce the skill at home.

 

In September we focused on Empathy.  The students were taught to:

2nd Grade Field Trip

The second grade visited the Red Barn for our first fieldtrip of the year! We were picked up at the school by wagons and learned all about apples. Each child got to pick an apple from a tree, play in the maze, and enjoy a delicious donut! Yum! Each class also got to pick a pumpkin to keep in their classrooms. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a fabulous time!

2nd Grade Olympics

2nd Grade kicked off their Olympics with an Opening Ceremony today!  Each class created a flag to display and Mr. Barlow participated in the Opening Ceremonies.

Crystal Apple Award - Kathy Kelley

Orchard Hills Elementary is proud to honor Kathy Kelley, a first grade teacher, with the Crystal Apple Award.  Our school is full of topnotch teachers, and we would like to highlight Kathy because of her many talents.

Everyone in our building knows that Kathy is famous for her ability to "share, not tell."  Her leadership skills, positive thinking, and her ability to come up with an endless list of possibilities to enhance her teaching curriculum impress everyone she works with.

DARE Graduation

The 5th grade students at Orchard Hills graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in January.  Officer Johnson was an outstanding instructor!

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