It Pays to Read

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23am
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Santaquin students enjoyed the Pays to Read assembly this week.  The Pays to Read assembly is a reward and motivator for reading.  Our students have read just over One Million minutes already this year.  Students earn reading tickets during the term for reading.  During the assembly,  Mr. Argyle randomly picks tickets for the students to choose a book or a prize.  Many students leave the assembly with a book.  Several students are chosen to participate in the basketball shoot contest, and two students win a bike.  Congratulations to our bike winnners, Kristy Jessop a kindergartner in Mrs. Holt's AM class and to Jack Walker in Mrs. Millers 5th grade class. 

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Orchard Hills Fourth Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:28am
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INTRODUCING FOURTH GRADE TEACHERS

 Mr. Clay Craig grew up grew up right here in good old Santaquin, Utah.  His hero is his mom, Barbara Craig.  She is very brave even when times are difficult.  She does everything with class.  Mr. Craig enjoys spending time with family, making pottery, hiking, and reading.

 Mrs. Jeannie Roundy grew up in Santaquin, Utah.  Her mom is her hero because she taught her to work hard, set high goals, and how to be a good mom.   Mrs. Roundy enjoys anything that involves her 5 children.  She enjoys watching them rodeo, play sports, and dance.  Mrs. Roundy would spend a lot more time in Lake Powell if life ever slows down. 

 Mr. Ben Gowans grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.  He likes canyoneering and eating junk food.

 Mrs. Joni Cheney grew up in Bountiful, Utah.  She has six brothers.  Her hero is her husband because he is positive and loves to work and learn new things.  He kept her going when she was trying to get her teaching license.  Mrs. Cheney loves spending time with her family, camping, quilting, and cycling.  

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DARE Graduation

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:08am
Attributions: Krissi Tanner
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DARE is a program offered to all fifth grade students at Orchard Hills Elementary. DARE stands for Drug Alcohol Resistance Education and is designed to teach students the risks involved with underage drinking, tobacco use and using illegal drugs. The point of DARE is to provide these students with the appropriate knowledge and skill set to make an educated & well-thought out decision when in the future they are confronted with drugs and alcohol. In order to graduate from DARE the students had to write a five paragraph essay that details what they learned from DARE & how they plan to use it to make informed decisions for the rest of their life. The students & teachers at Orchard Hills are grateful for Officer Bell who volunteers his time and energy to helping us make safe and healthy decisions!

 DARE Essay Winners:

Tyler Erickson

Allayna Chidester

Mayley Smith

Boston Price

 Overall DARE Students:

Jade Zeeman

Zach Darger

Kathryn Morgan

Paizlee Zeeman

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Tie Trouble in 2nd Grade

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:03am
Attributions: Daphne Black, Megan Camper
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Second Grade read "Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble" this week. As part of our language arts curriculum we enjoyed a visit from our amazing Tech Coach, Mr. Hanosek, who taught us how to tie a tie. Students practiced "How To Writing." They also practiced oral language skills by interviewing a classmate in order to design a tie for them. They then wrote about their experience.​  We had alittle trouble but ultimately we tamed those ties!

 

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Introducing Orchard Hills Sixth Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:43pm
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INTRODUCING SIXTH GRADE TEACHERS

 Mrs. Sandy  Olson grew up in Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas.  Her husband, Doug, is her hero.  He’s a survivor with a hopeful and positive attitude.  Mrs. Olson likes going on walks with her family, watching Psych episodes, and watching movies.

 Miss Jordyn Earl grew up in Payson, Utah.  Her dad is her hero because he is the most patient and kind person.  Miss Earl enjoys spending time with family, hiking, camping, swimming, and riding 4-wheelers.

 Miss Stephanie Wood grew up in Bountiful, Utah.  Her hero is her brother, Jeff.  She has always looked up to him and wanted to be like him.  Miss Wood likes  jigsaw puzzles, football, reading, hiking, and sleeping. 

 Miss Ashleigh Middlebrook grew up in Springville, Utah.  Her hero is her brother.  He has always been there for her and she doesn’t know what she would do without him.  Miss Middlebrook enjoys soccer, basketball, running track, and boating.  

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January Newsletter

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:29pm
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Reflections Contest Winners

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:04am
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The theme for the Reflections Contest this year was:  Within Reach.  

The winners for this year are:

Art:

Suvi Coombs

Tyson Wadsworth

Tylee Haws

Brody Dowland

Allayna Chidester

 Music:

Gavin Broadben

Miles Broadbent

 Photography:

Kathryn Morgan

Rylan Nielsen

Sabrina Collins

 Dance:

Chloe Crabb

Mackenzie Christensen

 Literature:

Zakari Glisman

Kylie Nilson

Maren Coombs

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Can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 3:22pm
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Christmas Sing-a-Long

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:07am
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Today was the annual Christmas sing-a-long.  It is always so much fun to sing Christmas songs together.  We even sang Santa a special song. Merry Christmas everyone! 

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A Christmas Carol

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 7:56am
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Miss Wood's sixth grade class perfomed the play A Christmas Carol.  They worked so hard preparing and they did such a great job performing! 

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Orchestra Performs

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:56am
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The Orchard Hills Sixth Grade Orchestra performed today for the school.  The orchestra is directed by Mrs. Drager and there are 11 students in orchestra.  Instruments played are the violin, viola, and cello.  The students have been working so hard early in the mornings before school and they sounded great.  A few students perfomed solos today too.  

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Learning about Helen Keller

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:45am
Attributions: Eileen Lisonbee

Mrs. Lisonbee's second grade class  studied Helen Keller this past week.  Students spent time learning what it might be like to not be able to see.  Pretty interesting.  The kiddos had to work a lot harder at their tasks.  It was a great experience.

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Mrs. Kelley's Class Donated Blankets

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:03pm
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Mrs. Kelley's second grade class tied fleece blankets and donated them to a Navajo Reservation in Arizona so that many children will have a warmer Christmas!  We loved getting the blankets ready.  We learned to work together and helped each other learn to tie knots.  We also learned that doing something nice for someone else makes our hearts happy!

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Cougar Choir Performance

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:00pm
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The amazing Cougar Choir performed their Christmas concert today for the school and they will perform tonight for parents and other guests.  They have worked so hard the past few months and they sounded great.  The Cougar Choir is directed by Mrs. Kathy Kelley and accompanied by Miss Mary Blackner.  The choir is for students 4th-6th grade.  If any students 4th-6th grade want to join sign-ups are going on right now.   They can sign up through the 4-H Program.  

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First Grade Program

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:50pm
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The first graders helped us get in the Christmas spirit.  Today they performed Christmas songs for the school and their parents.  They did such a good job.  They all want their 2 front teeth for Christmas! 

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Introducing myOn

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:16am

myOn logo

We are proud to inform you our school is implementing an exciting, new literacy program called myON!

myON is the first-of-its-kind personalized literacy environment that integrates technology and students’ ability to match their reading level with their preferred choice of books into one comprehensive online literacy program.

As a family in our school you have free access to myON. myON will provide you with infinite access to a growing collection of thousands of enhanced digital books that can be read anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection, or offline on any device to which the free myON app has been downloaded.

Access myOn from our school website under the students tab.

Welcome to myOn - English

Welcome to myOn - Spanish

myOn Simplified

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Break Out!

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:51pm
Attributions: Megan Camper
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The students in Ms. Camper’s 2nd grade class had a blast completing a breakout room. Students were placed into groups. Each group had to figure out tricky clues to unlock four locks on their box. The students also used their knowledge of two-digit addition and subtraction to solve the tricky clues. When they unlocked all their locks they found a book for the class and a treat. One student said “it was really challenging, but taught us to not give up.” Another student said “I learned that we learn from our mistakes. When we fixed a mistake it helped our brain learn to do it right.” Several students said “today was the best day ever!!!” 

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Christmas Tree Decorating

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:10am
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The third grade classes made ornaments then walked to the Santaquin Zions Bank and decorated their Christmas Tree.  It looks beautiful!  It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  

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Sub for Santa

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:09am

Are you in need of assistance or know of a family who needs assistance with Christmas this year?  Click here for information from United Way's Sub for Santa program.

Sub For Santa Open House Dates

 

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