Biography Bodies

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 16:05

Sixth grade students were all required to read a biography about a person of their choice.  Each student wrote a written report about their character and then chose at least 5 important facts to share with Orchard Hills Elementary students.  A Biography Body was created by each student to wear as they traveled to different classrooms to share what they learned.

Community Based Instruction

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 19:24

The two special education units at Orchard Hills Elementary in Santaquin, have the unique opportunity of learning in the community twice a month. These trips are called Community Based Instruction or CBI’s. The unit teachers Mrs. Owen and Mrs. Waters plan activities based on their students needs and then set up these bi-monthly trips. This year the students have the opportunity to participate in Adaptive Aquatics and Gym Kids at Brigham Young University. Students are paired with a college buddy, and they participate in Aquatics or various activities in the Gym.

DARE Graduation

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:27

Our 5th grade students graduated from DARE on Thursday, January 19th.  Officer Johnson spent the last 10 weeks teaching our students about resisting drugs and alcohol.  He also taught the students how to make good choices and how to handle peer pressure.  The Top Dare Students were Anika Teemant, Bryton Brown, Hailey Diamond, Nickelle Blanton.  The top essay winners were Austin Jackson, Nathan Quigley, Adilene Vasquez, and Trey Shipley.

How to Get Along

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 15:02

The Social Skill for January is:

How to Get Along:

1.  Show concern for others.

2.  Remember everyone deserves respect.

3.  Apologize when you need to.

We have reviewed and practiced these steps at school, and we hope that you will also review and reinforce them at home.  

Steve James Visits Orchard Hills

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 12:40

Steve James visited Orchard Hills Elementary and preformed several rousing renditions of his well loved songs.  Including favorites like: "I'll be Nice," "Hot to Not," and "Buckle Up."  Students and teachers were invited to join in on a couple of songs.  Steve's unique style and talent enable him to share his musical lessons on friendship, staying drug free, and self-esteem.  

Fourth-Graders Visit State Capitol

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 10:46

Orchard Hills Elementary fourth-graders were given an up close adn personal tour of our State Capitol on November 17.  Representative Painter invited our students to see the newly renovated Capitol Building.  They were able to sit in the legislators' chambers, Supreme Court Room, and see the Governor's Gold Room.  

Thank you, Representative Painter for this wonderful educational experience.


December Social Skill

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 12:44

The social skill for December is:

      How to Ask for Help

  1. Ask yourself, "Can I do this alone?"
  2. If not, raise your hand.
  3. Wait patiently.
  4. Ask for help in a friendly way.

We have reviewed and practiced these steps at school and we hope that you will review and reinforce them at home.  The following are some ways you can encourage your child to ask for help when he or she needs it.  Keep in mind that many children don't ask for help because they're too embarassed to admit they need it.

2nd Grade Community Field Trip

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 13:05


2nd Grade Community Field Trip

The second-grade classes went on a community field trip around Santaquin.  They went to the Senior Citizen’s Center where they sang Thanksgiving songs and recited poems.  They also visited the Veteran’s Museum where Ted Jones (a veteran) presented to the kids.  They also visited the Pharmacy, Credit Union, and the Santaquin Library.