Exploring How the Presence of Sugar or Salt Affected Yeast Actvity

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 17:23

Sixth-graders participated in a science experiment exploring how the presence of sugar or salt affected yeast activity.  Six water bottles and six balloons contained different measurements of these substances.  Balloons captured the carbon dioxide that escaped from the yeast.  The circumference of each balloon was measured every ten minutes and recorded on a graph.  The results?  Yeast loves sugar, just like us!!

Fall Dance Festival

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 08:35

On Wednesday, October 10th, Orchard Hills Elementary had their annual Fall Dance Festival.  What a fun tradition for students, parents, and the community.  The Dance Festival began with Audrey Herget singing the National Anthem.  Each grade level performed a dance and some of the dances were:  Hokey Pokey, Macarena, Chicken Dance, Boogie Walk, and many others.  Thank you to the parents and the community for coming and supporting us.  It was a great success and the students love it. 

Writing Assembly

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 13:58

On September 26th the students at Orchard Hills attended an assembly by brothers Adam adn Jarom Sidwell.  The brothers are graphic artists and Adam's first book, Evertaster, is just coming out.  They talked to the students about the power of stories.  They taught that when writing stories they should be SMART stories. 

SMART stories have:

New Student Lunch

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 13:09

Today, students new to Orchard Hills Elementary were able to eat lunch with Mr. Murray (principal) and Mrs. Burningham (school counselor).  What a fun way to welcome those students to our school!!

Community Helpers

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 13:05

The kindergarten students at Orchard Hills Elementary learned about community helpers.  They were very lucky to have a few community helpers come in and talk to them.  Officer Bill Wright, from Payson Police Department, came and talked to the kindergartners about staying safe.  Rachel Lovejoy, from South Valley Pediatric Dentistry, came and talked to the students about taking care of their teeth.  Jeremy Spenst, from the Santquin Fire Department, came and talked about fire safety.  The students were able to see and walk through the fire truck.  What a fun week in kindergarten!

Fall Field Trip

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 14:16

The second-grade classes went on their first field trip to the Red Barn and had a blast. They were picked up on wagons pulled by tractors and had fun riding through the orchards. They saw lots of apples on the trees and pumpkins growing on vines on the ground. They loved meandering through the maze and going down the big slides. The best part was the delicious donut at the end! It was a fabulous experience for all!

Orchard Hills Student Council

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 14:02

Orchard Hills Elementary School announces the Student Council members for the 2012-2013 school year.  Student council members are from the sixth-grade classes.


Mrs. Adams’ Class:

Presidents:  Daniel Sasser

                  Jacee Parkin

 Vice Presidents:  Chris Miller

                        Sage Staheli

 Secretaries:  Madison Dansie

                  Shayla Dopp


Mrs. Anderson’s Class:

Presidents:  Wyatt Sorenson

                 Holly Mills


Submitted by adrian.rowley on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 14:39

Fifth-graders at Orchard Hills have been writing poems.  Here are some of the poems they wrote:


Adventure Day

By Gracie

Observing insects on a tree.

Winding paths to discover animals lurking in the bushes,

Leaves falling in our hair like snow everywhere,

The bright sun sparkles through the trees like glitter falling from the sky,

A stream trickles small and swift,

Exciting events around each corner like mysteries behind a book’s cover,

Pine trees smell like scented candles,

Second Grade Olympics

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:51

The second grade kicked the year off with the 2nd Grade Olympics! Each class set goals, made a class flag, and participated in events all week long. The students tie-dyed shirts in their classes and wore them at the Closing and Opening Ceremonies. Mr. Murray came and spoke to use about achieving our goals and working hard in all we do. We are excited for an awesome year!