School News

Chick-fil-A Visits Mrs. Kelly's Class


Mrs. Kelly's 5th grade class got a surprise visit from Chick-fil-A this week. A couple weeks ago, the students wrote and mailed off opinion essays to their favorite restaurant explaining why that restaurant was the best. Quincy Mills wrote to Chick-fil-A, who thought his essay was so well done that the class deserved some chicken nuggets, cookies, and a visit from the Chick-fil-A cow!

Brody Howarth is Utah Valley's Student of the Week


Brody Howarth, 11, is a sixth-grader at Orchard Hills Elementary in Santaquin. He is an outstanding student who works hard at school and home to succeed in class.  Brody is also kind to those around him. He is quick to help students who need help and is aware of how other students feel.He is on the sixth-grade student council and plays both basketball and football. He loves dirt biking with his dad and brother. He is involved in Scouting and earned his Arrow of Light.


Family Literacy Night


Last night Orchard Hills held its annual Family Literacy Night.  There were several different activities going on for families to enjoy.  The activities were:  read-a-louds, Dr. Seuss Bingo, make and take, book walk, photo booth, popcorn, making oobleck, what would Seuss say, and roll and draw a Dr. Seuss character.  There was a great turn out so thank you to those that came!  A big thank you to the teachers and staff at Orchard Hills for their help and for putting it on!

Dr. Seuss Week

Students at Orchard Hills had a fun week celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  Each class picked a Dr. Seuss book to represent in the hall.  We had some fun dress up days to go along with some favorite Dr. Seuss books.  

Monday was wear a Seuss like hat.  

Tuesday was perform a random act of kindness day.

Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday.

Thursday was wear a shirt with words.

Friday was pajama day.  

Everyone had such a fun week!  The week ended with each class having a read-a-thon on Friday!  We love to read!

Miss Santaquin Shares Kindness Message


 Shaelyn Waters is currently serving our city as Miss Santaquin.  Her platform for her year of service is "Have Courage be Kind".  She chose this platform because she had an experience when she was in her early years of Junior High where she was severely cyber bullied. She had to personally find the courage to be kind and rise above the bullying.  Shaelyn came and shared her message with our school and presented a challenge to each of the students to show kindness not only during Horton Hears a Who day (Tuesday) but every day.

Clark Planetarium Assembly


 Clark Planetarium came and did a science assembly for the students.  They did several different science experiments to teach the students.  They taught about weather and used a wind tunnel and told students how to make one. They discussed lightening and fire tornadoes. It was a great way to learn about weather and science.  They also taught about static electricity, air pressure, and the size of the solar system.  Thank you for coming!

Kindergarten Science Projects


The kindergartners just finished their unit on science and during the unit the kindergartners each chose a topic of science they were interested in to present to their class.  They all presented in different ways.  Some of the topics shared were:  volcanoes, plants, rain, tornadoes, animals, magnets, blubbers, sink and float, and many different science experiments.  They had a lot of fun!  

GAINS Training for Teachers


Orchard Hills Elementary 4th grade teachers learned how to water color as part of the GAINS (Growing Arts In Nebo Schools) program during January. Visual Art Integration, as well as enhanced Music, Dance, and Drama helps connect core concepts in Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies. The fourth grade teachers linked shared reading with water coloring by painting various characters and scenes from selected stories. Through the medium of water color, students have the opportunity to feel like an artist while studying literature.