Native American Day

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 08:08

Fifth graders at Orchard Hills celebrated Native American Day back in November.  They learned more about Navajo Indians, made fry bread, played cat's cradle, and made story sticks.  

PEAK Award

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:08

Gary Gibson, Custodian Orchard Hills Elementary
Nominated by: Kim Andrews

Attributions
Kim Andrews

Native Americans

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 20:24

This week in kindergarten, the kindergartners learned a little about Native Americans.  Ms. Esquerra is Native American and she taught the students.  She told them about her dress and what some of the things on it mean.  She taught them the respect Native Americans have for eagle feathers.  She then told the students a story about a coyote and a rooster and how the rooster brings up the sun.  

2013 Gobble-Off

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 20:04

Thursday, November 26th brought the annual Gobble-Off.  Each class selected a class winner and then the class winners gobbled for the entire school.  Each grade level had a winner and then a winner was selected for grades K-3 and a winner for grades 4-6.   The two winners won a turkey!!

Grade level winners are:

  • Kindergarten: Isabella Kendall
  • First: Korbynn Howarth
  • Second: Colby Olson
  • Third: Cam Ford
  • Fourth: Conner Deschamps
  • Fifth: Lexi Lange
  • Sixth: Wyatt Hone

Lower Grade Winner:  Isabella Kendall

Community Field Trip

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 19:34

The second grade went on our annual walking field trip around the community. We visited the library, pharmacy, bank and the Veteran's Museum where Ted Jones spoke to us. The kids loved it! We also did our Thanksgiving program for the Senior Citizens and had a blast. Luckily we stayed dry and bundled up! It was a good time for everyone.

Pie Feast

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 19:30

The 2nd grade had a grand ol' time at our annual Pie Feast!! We hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

Veteran's Day

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:44

To honor Veterans on Veteran's Day each class was given a balloon and a paper and each class wrote down veterans they know on the paper and then each class released a balloon to honor those veterans.  

Fall Dance Festival

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:12

Fall Dance Festival 2013

In October we had the annual Fall Dance Festival.  The program began with a flag ceremony and with Emme McDowel singing the National Anthem

The Dance Festival began with:

Reaction Time

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:59

Discovery Gateway came and did a Reaction Time Assembly for our fifth graders.  The students learned about matter, physical changes, and chemical changes.  They observed several experiments as well as performed some as well.  Not only was this a great learning experience, but the students had a lot of fun!