Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:43pm

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The Springville Museum of Art would like to announce this year's Annual Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition.  See the details in the photos posted.  This is an Art Competition for K-10 students.  If your child is interested they can see Mrs. Kesler for entry forms.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

2017 Make Your Mark Bookmark Contest

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:38pm
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Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade can design a bookmark for a chance at a $1,000 scholarship!  Submit your entry soon.  Students who would like to participate can get forms from Mrs. Kesler.     

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Sixth Graders Learn About Problem Solving

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:37am
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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.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

First Grade Field Trip

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Becca Dooley, Kellie Brandley, Dru Tucker
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We had an exceptional First Grade Field trip last week.  Gentry from the Forest Service came and discussed the importance of keeping nature clean and not starting fires. She brought along her friend Smokey the Bear and each class got their picture taken with him. We also learned the five rules from Smokey. The rules we learned from Smokey the Bear are as follows: Only you can prevent wild fires.Always be careful with your fire.Never play with matches or fires.Always watch your campfire.Make sure your campfire is completely out. 

We did five activities as well: 1) learned of plants in Utah and got a marshmallow target game, 2) learned the legend of how the flute came to be and got to decorate their own Indian flute, 3) got to decorate a t-shirt with a boot print to talk about activities to do in nature, 4) cracked a code to make a book about different animal paw prints, and 5) made a necklace from tree branches and beads.

Even though it rained and we couldn't go hike the Grotto, we still had a great time.

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

There is a Beautiful Flower Garden in Art

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:51pm
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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!  

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Kindergartners Learn About Emotions and Feelings

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:19am

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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.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reading Rodeo

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:07pm
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The Santaquin Elementary reading rodeo was started a few years ago as an incentive to get the students reading over the summer. Our students had to read 60 days this summer to participate in the rodeo. The events in our rodeo are the stick horse race, lassoing a rocking horse, a snake in my boot, panning for gold, the horse shoe competition and the bouncy horse race.

This year, our reading rodeo was a huge success as we had 250 students who qualified to participate.  The students rotated through the different events. The kids had a great time doing all of the events but the bouncy horse race may have been the favorite as the horses were definately spirited and several kids were "bucked" off.  

Mr. "H" told a funny story about an elephant, a whale, and a rabbit while we enjoyed smores. We finished off the day with Mr. Aryle doing a hide race and barrel racing by Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Argyle and Mrs. Teemant.  Mrs. Lyons was the sure winner as Mrs. Teemant couldn't get Daisy the mule to go the right way and Mr. Argyle was a close second.  Congratulations to all our participants in the rodeo!  A big thank you to our reading rodeo committee and the PTA for making it happen.  YeeHaw!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Second Grade Olympics

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:32pm
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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.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Mrs. Andrews is a Scholastic Book Giveaway Winner

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:56pm
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Mrs. Andrews, first grade teacher, applied for the 2017 Scholastic Book Clubs and James Patterson Partnership Giveaway and she won!!  Congratulations Mrs. Andrews!  She won money and bonus points to spend on books for her classroom.  Her application was chosen from more than 82,000 entries.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

September Newsletter

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 2:05pm
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Santaquin Sentinel 2017

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Bucket Tower Engineering Contest

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:06pm
Attributions: Laura Snelgrove
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4th graders did a STEM Engineering project. We worked in teams to create a bucket tower that would hold the most pennies.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

School T-Shirts

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:24pm
Attributions: Jammie Weight

We are so excited about our new school shirts.  The PTA has done a great job.  Each Friday we wear our school colors to show our school pride and spirit.  If you would like to order a shirt, please use the link below.

https://santaquin-elementary-pta.axomo.com/

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

PTA First Meeting

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:40pm
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Our PTA is having their first meeting of the school year this Friday, September 1st at 9:15am in the teachers lounge.  Come get involved with our PTA.

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Kindergarten 1st Day

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:42pm
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It is so fun to have our Kindergarten students join us today!  They were so excited to be here and even did a treasure hunt to get to know our school!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reading Rodeo

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:19pm

 Howdy Partner - it is time to hand in your reading rodeo papers. Please have them to your teacher by FRIDAY!  If you do not have a paper but you did read in the summer,  have a parent sign a note saying you did your reading this summer!  Here is a link to the reading rodeo paper if you would like to fill it out.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Early Out Today

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:01pm
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Just a reminder that it is early out today!

School dismisses at 2:30pm!

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Welcome Back!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:04pm
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We are so excited that a new school year has started!  The students have been really excited too.  I asked many students what they are most excited about this new school year.  Their responses are:  making new friends, seeing previous teachers, learning math, more recesses, going to fun things, reading, learning about electricity, learning about sea animals, learning cursive, mastering times tables, having lots of parties, getting a new teacher, learning science, and learning to write.  We hope everyone has had a fun first week at school!   

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Second Day of Second Grade

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Megan Camper
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Second graders celebrate their second day of Second Grade by playing tic-tac-two, meeting all the second grade teachers, and many more learning activities with the number two.

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Welcome Back!

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:10pm
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We are so excited to have everyone back to school!  We are having an awesome first day! 

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