Fall Dance Festival Video

Orchard Hills Elementary News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Attributions: Mary Robbins

Check out this awesome YouTube video Mrs. Robbins created of all the dances at the Fall Dance Festival!! 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QZqgoZgoWI

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

2018 Fall Dance Festival!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - 2 hours 51 min ago
Attributions: Mary Robbins, Stephanie Wood, Kim Andrews, Alyson Norton, Jen Waters, Clay Craig
(more pictures available)

The Fall Dance Festival was a huge success!  The students worked hard to prepare, so thank you so much to all who came! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Third Grade Field Trip to the Scera Theater

Orchard Hills Elementary News - 3 hours 14 min ago
Attributions: Clay Craig, Jeanette Dunn
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The fourth grade enjoyed their visit to the Scera Theater in Orem to see How to Become a Pirate!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Kindergarten Field Trip to Jaker's

Orchard Hills Elementary News - 3 hours 24 min ago
Attributions: Alene Larsen
(more pictures available)

The kindergartners enjoyed their field trip to Jaker's. They loved playing in the corn, going through the mazes, and picking pumpkins!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Red Ribbon Week

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:34pm
Attributions: Tracy Hamilton

Red Ribbon Week will be Monday, October 22 to October 26.  The theme is "Be the Happiest Me; Be Drug Free!"

Click here for the daily theme.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Fall Dance Festival Practice

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 5:43pm
Attributions: Kim Andrews
(more pictures available)

First grade has been practicing their dance for Orchard Hills' Annual Fall Dance Festival! Join us this Wednesday at 1:45 pm to see all the grades' fun dances! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Mrs. Andrews' Class Learns Yoga

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 5:27pm
Attributions: Kim Andrews

Last week, Mrs. Andrews' class learned some yoga and stress relieving techniques from Mrs. Colbert (the mom of a student)!



Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Mr. Craig's Class Tracks the Earth's Rotation with a Sundial

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 5:20pm
Attributions: Clay Craig
(more pictures available)

Mr. Craig's class is studying the rotation and spinning of the Earth, and why we have day and night. They tracked the Earth's rotation with their sundial. So much fun!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Congratulations and Thank You

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:42pm

Mrs. Miller received a grant for books.  

#santaquinelementary  #msmiller #5thgrade

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Hey Look!

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:38pm

Look who showed up at Santaquin Elementary! It's Johnny Appleseed himself.  

#santaquinelementary #mrrichins


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Teachers Learning

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:23pm

Several teachers from Santaquin went to a technology conference.  Teachers are always striving to stay current in their practice and hope to use technology to engage students in learning. 

#santaquinelementary #saturdayfun #technologyineducation

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reading Rodeo

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:17pm
Attributions: Jammie Weight
(more pictures available)

Oh my goodness! Students who read all summer enjoyed some fun at our Reading Rodeo.  Mr. Goudy is always up for some real rodeo with his horses and the PTA was so good to provide other activities and parent helpers to run those activities.  Thank you students and parents for efforts to read ove the summer. 

#santaquinelementary #readingrodeo #santaquinelementarypta 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Pumpkin Patch and First Grade

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:25pm
Attributions: Maddie Inman, Shawnee McMullin, Becca Dooley
(more pictures available)

First grade went to the Red Barn pumpkin patch and learned about different fruit trees. They got to pick their own apple and then enjoyed jumping on air pads, riding pedal carts, and sliding on gunnysacks. We ended the day with a warm donut that we enjoyed on our hayride back to the school. 

#rowleyredbarn #pumpkinpatch #fall #santaquinelementary

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

A Big Thank You!

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Ien Richins, Marlayne Harward
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Santaquin Elementary had a great opportunity today.  We got to publicly notice and thank America FIrst Credit Union. They have supported our students  each year at Christmas time with new shoes.  Thank you America First Credit Union!!!!!! 


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

School Community Council Notes

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:18am
Attributions: Melanie Miller

School Community Council

                                                           Thursday September 27th, 2018

3:30 pm-- Santaquin Elementary Library



-- Beginning of the year movie night (Ien)

-- Parents and Pastries (Ien)

-- Every one interested got to join SCC, in two years there will be a ballot and a vote (Ien)

--Book Fair (Mariajose)

--2nd Grade Tie Dye (Megan)

-- Cohesive school even though we lost half the staff and students (Phil)

--Thank you for support (Ien)




-- Ien Richins (principal)

--Janae Rowley

--Chelsea Rowley

--Megan Camper

--Sarah Jorgensen

--Jessica Tolman

--Jammie Weight

--Dayna Vernon

--Phil Ekker

--Hannah Camit

--Mariajose Zaugg

--Melanie Miller

What is SCC--

Video: Identify where the greatest academic needs and allocate the money where it is needed

  • Review school assessments
  • Determine yours school’s greatest needs
  • Create school improvement plan
  • Create a school Land Trust Plan

○     Identify the goal

○     Outline the goal

○     Implement the plan

○     Evaluate the plan

  • Prepare a digital citizenship plan
  • Inform others

 -The school safe walking route has been updated at the end of last school year.

Elections-- Chairman:

Chairman Volunteers: Sarah Jorgensen

Seconded: Jammie Weight

Vice Chair Volunteers: Melanie Miller

Seconded: Hannah Camit

Treat Lady: Jammie Weight

            Seconded: Dayna Vernon

 Review of Trustlands Report:

Check with John Allan to validate the accuracy of the state report.

--Goals included:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Fine Arts

-- $18,000 to purchase Chromebooks to replace dying (93) Silver Chromebooks.


--Reallocate money for Chromebooks and the Arts

Reconvened Meeting:

Mr. Argyle clarifies State Report:

--Finances were not changed

-- Reading goal was changed based upon percentages on DIBELS rather than Fountas and Pinnell A-Z

-- Typical progress= full year progress

-- Math goal and science goal are not based upon earning 3 and 4 on end of year testing. Rather, percentage will also be included in the report of they made progress.

--Added three additional action plans to state report


-- Goal: Reallocation of Funds for Art and Chromebooks

    -- Vote against adjusting funds for art teacher


--Plan to talk about art and music involvement

    --- Parent involvement

    --- University involvement

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Johnny Appleseed Celebrations in Second Grade

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 1:43pm
Attributions: Kathy Kelley, Sharilee McMullin
(more pictures available)

Second grade also had fun Johnny Appleseed celebrations this week! 

Mrs. Kelley's Class: We celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on Friday.  We added 3 digits using apple seeds, read about apples, tasted apples, and made applesauce.  The students had a fun time while learning through reading, math, and science.

Mrs. McMullin's Class: Mrs. McMullin’s husband joined the festivities and came to talk to her class. He’s a fruit farmer from McMullin Orchards and the class loved learning all about apples. He gave them each a honey crisp apple and we celebrated Johnny Appleseed in style! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

First Grade Singing Practice

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 1:19pm
Attributions: Jenni Coon
(more pictures available)

First graders practice the song "Big Old Storm" in the Cougar Den!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Johnny Appleseed Day in First Grade

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:22am
Attributions: Jenni Coon, Christy Collier, Kim Andrews
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First grade celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday on Wednesday! They had a visit from Johnny Appleseed, himself! They also did a number of apple themed activities, including apple volcano science, bobbing for apples, apple art, peeling apples, and writing about how to cook applesauce and apple pie. They even got to eat homemade applesauce at the end of the day!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Farm Field Day for Second Grade

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 2:38pm
Attributions: Megan Camper
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We love farm field day! It is put on by Utah State Extension. Each class is assigned a different farm field day symbol. The students get the opportunity to go to several different stations. Some of them include: farm safety, eating healthy, washing hands, sheep herding, and a talking tomato. We also enjoyed eating our lunch at Discovery Park. The students loved wearing their awesome tie dye shirts they made at school with parent volunteers.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Learning About Adjectives in Mrs. Kelley's Class

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:29am
Attributions: Kathy Kelley
(more pictures available)

Mrs. Kelley's class have been using spiders to learn about adjectives, and had this special visitor last week to make it real! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin