Orchard Hills 2012 Turkey Gobble-off

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:28

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

Kindergarten Happenings

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:09

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.  


Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 15:32

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!!  

Community Field Trip and Program

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 13:39

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.  

The Magic of a Moment....

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 15:59

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

PAWSitive Behavior

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 13:41

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!!  

BYU Athletes and Cosmo Visit Orchard Hill

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 13:36

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!!

School Carnival

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:16

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!!

Sixth-Grade Field Trip to the Cemetery

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:31

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.

Habitats and Constellations

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 17:53

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.