September 2017

Orchard Hills ROCKs!

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:04

At Orchard Hills 'we ROCK.'  

We are:





Students are given Cougar Paws for being respectful, optimistic, committed, and kind.  The Cougar Paws are collected and hung on the wall by the gym and lunchroom.  It is only the end of September and so many Cougar Paws have been given out.  It is awesome!  Keep up the good work students.  Remember to 'ROCK' it!  The focus for the month of September was Respect.  The focus for October wil be Optimism.  

Netsmartz Assembly

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:52

Students were able to attend the Netsmartz Assembly today.  Mr. Parkinson taught students about being a good digital citizen and about how to stay safe on the internet and computer.  They were taught some rules.

1- Tell a trusted adult if anything makes you feel sad, scared or confused.

2-Ask a trusted adult before sharing information like name, address and phone number.

3-Do not meet face-to-face with anyon efrom the Internet.

4-Always use good netiquette and not be rude or mean online.  

Sixth Graders Learn About Problem Solving

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:37

US Synthetic came to teach the 6th grade about problem solving.  They taught the students about the problem solving cycle - PDCA.  PDCA stands for Plan, Do, Check, and Adjust.  Their purpose was to help the students recognize the importance of discussing the problem before solving a problem and being willing to try multiple attempts to solve the problem.  The students had a great time learning this through building towers.

There is a Beautiful Flower Garden in Art

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:51

Mrs. Kesler is the new Art teacher at Orchard Hills.  She has an outdoor theme in her room and decided to have all the students in the school help her decorate her classroom by having each child paint or color a flower.  The older grades made theirs with watercolor pencils and painted them.  The younger grades colored a Van Gough inspired flower.  Isn't this beautiful!  



Kindergartners Learn About Emotions and Feelings

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:19

The kindergarten classes just finished learning about different emotions and feelings they have and how to deal with different emotions.  They were able to share things that make them happy and excited.  They also learned about how to help people who feel sad and also what they can do to calm down if they get angry or mad.  They learned that they can walk away, take deep breaths, get a drink, color, talk to someone, exercise, and more.  They have also been working on fine motor skills and how to use scissors and glue.  Here are some of their creations.  

Second Grade Olympics

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:32

The second graders spent a couple of weeks doing their second grade olymics.  They had opening and closing ceremonies.  They learned the importance of working hard, setting goals, and doing their best.  They were able to play and particiate in team building games.