Red Ribbon Week

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This week is Red Ribbon Week.  The theme is:  Orchard Hills Cougars Aaargh Drug Free!

Monday:  "Yo Ho!  Yo Ho!  It's a drug free life for me!"

Dress like a pirate day.

Tuesday:  "This crew is too savvy to do drugs!"

School Pride day--wear school shirts/colors.

Wednesday:  "We thinks bullying and drugs should walk the plank!"

Healthy Day--wear workout clothes.

Thursday:  "All hands on deck to stand against drugs and bullying."

Wear red day.

INTRODUCING: 4th Grade Teachers

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Clay Craig 

I graduated from Utah Community College 

This is my 16th year teaching 3rd and 4th grades.

 I grew up in Santaquin.  My wife Angie is a school teacher at Santaquin School. My son Justin is going into elementary education. My son Jake is on a mission in Nebraska. My son Ryan is a sophomore and loves tennis. My daughter Katelyn is in 7th grade and is a fabulous clogger.


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The kindergartners at Orchard Hills have been learning about colors.  They have talked about primary colors and secondary colors.  They have been practicing reading color words.  And they have been exprimenting by mixing colors!  

INTRODUCING: Kindergarten Teachers

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Gwen Wride

This is my 22nd year of teaching.  I have taught 3rd grade, 2nd grade, and Kindergarten

I grew up in Washington, California, and Alaska.  My husband Dave and I have been married for 25 years.  We have 5 kids, 4 boys and 1 girl.  My oldest son is serving a church mission in Rostov, Russia.  We like to play sports and do things outside.

I love to read, go to my kids' activities, eat, and sleep! 


Debbie Sperry

Second Grade Olympics

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Second Grade Olympics were fabulous!  They all looked great in their matching t-shirts.  The students also had fun participating in olympic events.  They even had opening and closing ceremonies! 

Retiring Teachers

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Ruth Francom, Shirley Esquerra, and Kathy Buchanan-Childs are retiring this year.  They are amazing teachers and they will be greatly missed at Orchard Hills!   They have been a great asset to Orchard Hills.  Good luck to them!