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!!
On Monday, October 22, the PTA put on a school carnival. It was a great success. There were games, food, inflatables, a book fair, and a spook alley. Those who attended had a wonderful time. Thank you to the PTA for all their hard work and thank you to those who came and supported the PTA and Orchard Hills!!
The sixth-grade students at Orchard Hills Elementary school recently went on a walking field trip to the Santaquin Cemetery. Teaching the students about the beautiful Military Monument and honoring our citizens who serve our country was one of the main goals. Respect and etiquette of the cemetery was taught and encouraged while the students worked on special projects. Learning about the different types of stones, art work, and poetry that are on the headstones becomes fascinating to the students.
Mrs. Jackson, second grade teacher, made a planetarium for their Earth & Space Science unit so that the students could look at the stars and learn about constellations. The students also learned about habitats and presented to the class about the habitats they learned about.
The fifth-grade students enjoyed a field trip to see the play, "Flat Stanley," at Scera in Orem. Afterwards, they went to Classic Skating where several students learned how to skate for the first time. They all had a blast!
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!!
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.