School News

100 Days of School!!

First-grade students at Orchard Hills celebrated the 100th day of school.  They brought posters of 100 things, did hundred day projects, and made portraits  showing what they would look like at age 100!  What a fun day!

Learning About Matter

Fifth-grade students at Orchard Hills are doing experiments to learn all about matter.  After each experiment, they use their knowledge of indicators to determine whether it was a physical or chemical change

Christmas Sing-a-long

On Friday, December 21st, Orchard Hills had their annual Christmas sing-a-long.  Each grade level sings a song and then all the students sing other Christmas favorites together.  Some of the songs sung by grade levels were:  Jingle Bells, Two Front Teeth, Little Elf, and many others.  Some songs that everyone sang together are:  Holly Jolly Christmas, Must Be Santa, Frosty the Snowman, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and more.  Such a fun tradition and a fun way to start the Christmas break.  We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Christmas Around the World

Orchard Hills second-grade students have been doing Christmas Around the World. Two times a week, a parent comes in and shares some traditions from a different country that they have either lived in or been to. They give a 20 minute presentation to the grade level and then we go back to our classes and write about what we have learned. The students have learned learning about countries such as Australia, Finland, Estonia, Scotland, Ecuador, and England. This week, Mr. Kim Barlow, former Orchard Hills principal, came to talk to the students about Holland. 

A Christmas Carol

Miss Wood's fifth-grade class performed A Christmas Carol.  They worked really hard memorizing lines and enjoyed performing it for their peers and parents!

Service Project in Mrs. Kelley's Class

The students in Mrs. Kathy Kelley's first-grade class worked hard to tie 6 fleece blankets to send to a Navajo Indian Reservation in Lukachukai, Arizona.  Mrs. Leslie Hindes and others will be taking these blankets with Gladeeh Begaye to the Reservation to benefit any who need a warm blanket at this chilly time of year.  Mrs. Hindes also takes other items such as toys, clothes, and shoes to the people at the Reservation.  We are thankful to Mrs.

Orchard Hills 2012 Turkey Gobble-off

On Tuesday, November 20th, Orchard Hills had their annual turkey gobble-off.  What a fun tradition it is.  This year each class chose one gobbler to compete.  Each class winner competed with the others from thier grade level and a grade level winner was chosen by a panel of judges.  The judges consisted of one teacher from each grade level.  Grade level winners were:

Kindergarten:  Kaleb DeGraffenried

1st Grade:  Kael Van Tassell

2nd Grade:  Cam Ford

3rd Grade:  Cannon Blauer

4th Grade:  Kacy Normon

5th Grade:  Kody Mecham

Kindergarten Happenings

The kindergarten students at Orchard Hills had some fun activities in November.  Steve, from Dominoes Pizza in Payson came and showed us how they make pizza.  He even brought pizza for them to eat.  Thank you Steve!!  We also had a special presentation by Ms. Esquerra, who is one of the kindergarten teachers.  She is a Native American and belongs to the Chemehuevi Tribe.  She taught about the regelia they wear and told some Native American Indian stories.  


Orchard Hills now has a recycling bin!!

Bring your paper, newspaper, phone books, and cardboard to the Orchard Hills Recycle Bin in the east parking lot.  Keep our school clean!!  

ACCEPTABLE for recycling:

Community Field Trip and Program

The second-grade went on a fun field trip visiting our very own Santaquin community. We visited the Veteran's museum where Ted Jones spoke to us. We also visited the Santaquin Pharmacy, library and America's First Credit Union. We were able to perform our Thanksgiving program to the Senior Citizens and we had a blast! We look forward to this every November! The second-graders also perfomed their program for the school and again for their parents.