No School Jan. 13th and 16th

Submitted by chari.sorensen on Thu, 01/12/2023 - 17:00

Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, Jan. 13th, 2023 as our teachers will be engaging in professional development.  Also, there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, Jan. 16th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Nebo Community School Winter 2023

Submitted by chari.sorensen on Thu, 01/12/2023 - 10:09

Nebo Community School Winter 2023

Nebo Community School classes are here. The classes will begin in January, so join a class to help those winter blues. This is an amazing opportunity to expand your horizons and improve your abilities. The goal of the Community School Program is to meet the needs and interests of the people in the community. There are many course options to choose from, recommendations are encouraged. We would love to see you there!

Lana Hiskey

Validating the Emotion Without Condoning the Behavior

Submitted by chari.sorensen on Wed, 01/11/2023 - 11:25

Dealing with concerning behaviors can be difficult for parents of children with disabilities. Many parents struggle knowing how to truly validate or connect with their child during a crisis without first resorting to some kind of negative consequence or punishment.

Join us to learn life-changing parenting techniques that will show you how you can emotionally connect with your child all while teaching them appropriate behaviors.

Lana Hiskey

Nebo Mental Health Awareness Opportunity

Submitted by chari.sorensen on Mon, 01/09/2023 - 10:49

Nebo Mental Health Awareness Opportunity

Attention Nebo Parents:

Join our next Mental Health Series... January 19, 2023, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Go to:

What parents need to know about suicide prevention.

The course is created by Dr. Greg Hudnall, founder of Hope Squad.

This session covers the following:

Lana Hiskey

2nd Grade Makes Quilts for Nebo Pantry

Submitted by chari.sorensen on Thu, 01/05/2023 - 13:55

We are so proud of our 2nd Grade classes here at Orchard Hills.  The students all worked together to tie quilts for the Nebo Pantry to help people stay warm.  The blankets were picked up by Mrs. Mason, a social worker from Payson High School, and will be distributed to those in need.   Social worker, Annie Mason said, “I'm so grateful for this thoughtful gift and to the teachers who make this possible: Jenni Coon, Kathy Kelly, Kristen Grimshaw, and Lyndee Holyoak.”  Way to go, Second Grade!

Holiday Fun!

Submitted by chari.sorensen on Wed, 12/21/2022 - 15:18

The celebrating at Orchard Hills has been nonstop during this holiday season.  We enjoyed our annual Sing Along, Nana Claus made a return this year (always a favorite of the students), the staff were given new "elf names" and some of us even made it on the "Nice" list this year!  From class parties to choir concerts we have done it all.  Thank you to parents, teachers, staff, community members and anyone that has been involved in putting smiles on the faces of our students this year.  We are looking forward to Christmas break, but we can't wait for all of the exciting things next ye

Outstanding Employee Recognition

Submitted by chari.sorensen on Wed, 12/21/2022 - 13:15

Congratulations to Alysha Shakespear for being nominated for the Horace Mann Outstanding Employee 2022-2023 award.  As one of our wonderful Intervention Technicians Alysha does a fantastic job helping students succeed and encourages them as they learn.  Alysha is such an asset to not only the students, but the teachers as well.  Thank you for your hardwork and dedication to the students at Orchard Hills!