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 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!
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!
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.
The fifth graders have recently completed their keyboarding course with Mr. Bartholomew. During this class, they worked to strengthen their typing skills. Awards were given out on Monday for those with outstanding speed and accuracy. Congrats to all of the fifth graders on improving themselves during this course!