Discovery Gateway

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 10:02

Discovery Gateway came to our school to teach our fifth graders more about matter.  Laura taught the students about physical and chemical changes through a variety of experiments.  Afterwards, the students got to experiment themselves with a few different substances.  The students had a blast and learned a lot!

Sixth-grade Biobodies

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:55

Sixth-grade students at Orchard Hills were required to read a biography of their choice.  They then created a biobody of that person and presented to the fourth and fifth graders what they had learned.   

Love the Bus Week

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:07

The week of February 11-15 was Love the Bus Week.  The bus drivers got a special Thank You, students learned facts about the buses, and students got to tour the bus.  A big thank you to the great bus drivers we have!!

100th Day of Kindergarten

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:17

On Friday, February 8 the kindergartners celebrated the 100th Day of Kindergarten.  They each brought 100 things to show the class. They also were able to see what they could build with 100 cups, 100 cubes, 100 sticks, and 100 domonioes.  What a fun 100th day of school!!

Heart Attack

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:13

Mr. Murray was given a heart attack by the first graders.  It was  a fun celebration for their reading activity.

Crazy Day

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 18:37

The Student Council at Orchard Hills decided to have a 'Crazy Day.'  Crazy anything.  Crazy hats, shoes, socks, hair, and clothes.  What a crazy day!!

Tales of Temples and Tombs

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 18:35

The sixth grade students presented "Tales of Temples and Tombs," Wednesday, January 23rd.  It was a bird's eye view of Ancient Egypt complete with mummies and pharaohs.  The students worked on the program for 2 months before it was performed.  Mr. Oyler made an appearance dressed as the famous King Tut.  Students made their own costumes.  It turned out to be a very fun, and successful performance.

100 Days of School!!

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 18:31

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

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 18:26

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

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 11:03

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!!!