Orchard Hills second-grade students have been doing Christmas Around the World. Two times a week, a parent comes in and shares some traditions from a different country that they have either lived in or been to. They give a 20 minute presentation to the grade level and then we go back to our classes and write about what we have learned. The students have learned learning about countries such as Australia, Finland, Estonia, Scotland, Ecuador, and England. This week, Mr. Kim Barlow, former Orchard Hills principal, came to talk to the students about Holland.
Miss Wood's fifth-grade class performed A Christmas Carol. They worked really hard memorizing lines and enjoyed performing it for their peers and parents!
The students in Mrs. Kathy Kelley's first-grade class worked hard to tie 6 fleece blankets to send to a Navajo Indian Reservation in Lukachukai, Arizona. Mrs. Leslie Hindes and others will be taking these blankets with Gladeeh Begaye to the Reservation to benefit any who need a warm blanket at this chilly time of year. Mrs. Hindes also takes other items such as toys, clothes, and shoes to the people at the Reservation. We are thankful to Mrs.
On Tuesday, November 20th, Orchard Hills had their annual turkey gobble-off. What a fun tradition it is. This year each class chose one gobbler to compete. Each class winner competed with the others from thier grade level and a grade level winner was chosen by a panel of judges. The judges consisted of one teacher from each grade level. Grade level winners were:
Kindergarten: Kaleb DeGraffenried
1st Grade: Kael Van Tassell
2nd Grade: Cam Ford
3rd Grade: Cannon Blauer
4th Grade: Kacy Normon
5th Grade: Kody Mecham
The kindergarten students at Orchard Hills had some fun activities in November. Steve, from Dominoes Pizza in Payson came and showed us how they make pizza. He even brought pizza for them to eat. Thank you Steve!! We also had a special presentation by Ms. Esquerra, who is one of the kindergarten teachers. She is a Native American and belongs to the Chemehuevi Tribe. She taught about the regelia they wear and told some Native American Indian stories.
Orchard Hills now has a recycling bin!!
Bring your paper, newspaper, phone books, and cardboard to the Orchard Hills Recycle Bin in the east parking lot. Keep our school clean!!
The second-grade went on a fun field trip visiting our very own Santaquin community. We visited the Veteran's museum where Ted Jones spoke to us. We also visited the Santaquin Pharmacy, library and America's First Credit Union. We were able to perform our Thanksgiving program to the Senior Citizens and we had a blast! We look forward to this every November! The second-graders also perfomed their program for the school and again for their parents.
Reflections Contest Winners
First Place Winners
Photography: Austin Tracy, Kassie Neal, Jordan Mortensen
Visual Arts: Brooklyn Ross, Bailey Wadsworth, McKenna Mecham
Musical Composition: Logan Dahl, James Rowley, Holly Mills
3D Art: Jason Bascom, Haylee Glazner, Scottlyn Leatham
Literature: Haylee Glazner, Katherine Yost, KaDee Warren
As a reward for good behavior students can receive Cougar Pride Paws. When a child receives one they get their name put on a board that has 200 squares. When the board is full 20 names are drawn out for prizes. On Friday, November 9th, 20 names were drawn out. Congratulations to our winners!!
Students at Orchard Hills exemplified good behavior and as a reward some BYU Basketball players and Cosmo came to Orchard Hills. The basketball players who came with Cosmo were: Brandon Davies, Brock Zylstra, and Craig Cusick. Also, Robert Ramos, Atheletic Trainer came too. They came and ate lunch with the students and signed autographs. Cosmo visited classes and sign autographs. It was a fun reward for the students. Thank you for coming!!