Sixth Grade Wax Museum

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:34am
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The sixth grade created their very own Wax Museum.  Each student researched somebody who had a positive influence on the world.  After researching and writing bio-riddles, they created boards to share with both the school and parents.  Eight students had the opportunity to share their bio-riddle with the parents: Isabelle Crossley, Jarrisen Egan, Ellie Kapp, Dalan Durrant, Addison Terry, Corbin Carter, Brooklyn Hone, and Logan Dahl. We had a great night!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Introducing Second Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:29pm
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Introducing Orchard Hills Second Grade Teachers

Mrs. Sharilee McMullin grew up in Mesa, Arizona.  Her dad is her hero because he was the happiest most positive person she knew.  He always taught her to look for the best in people.  Mrs. McMullin loves being a teacher to so many amazing kids and a mom to the cutest two boys in town. 

Mrs. Eileen Lisonbee grew up in Payson, Utah.  Her mom is her hero because she is patient and kind and always knows how to build a person up.  She has never known her mom to say an unkind word to any of her children.  Mrs. Lisonbee loves to read, cook, sew, camp, vacation, and celebrate.  She also enjoys making crafts with kids. 

Mrs. Leah Pruett grew up in Spring City, Utah.  Her hero is her mom because she raised 8 kids and always seemed to be able to get more done than the average person can.  Even her dad calls her Wonder Woman.  Mrs. Pruett likes to read, write, cook, and do craft stuff. 

Miss McKenzie Baker grew up in Plano, Texas.  Her hero is her grandpa because he is always serving other people and she wants to me like that.  He is also so fun and kind and pretty much the coolest person.   Miss baker loves to tumble, watch movies, and bake. 

Mrs. Kathy Kelley grew up in Southern California.  Her dad is her hero.  He was always willing to drop everything to help someone.  He was forgiving and always had  a positive attitude.  Mrs. Kelley loves watching movies, reading, spending time with family, and sewing quilts.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Veterans Day - I'm proud to be an American

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 8:25pm
Attributions: Laura Snelgrove
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Students and guests particpated in a patriotic program learning the history of Veterans Day, and celebrating Veterans.  We had many Veterans who joined our program and were honored by being escorted by a student relative down a corridor of Cub Scouts from our school.  Over 30 of our own scouts were standing in uniform showing respect for the Veterans.  Each of the Veterans stood as their branch of the military was announced and all the students in the school sang the song, "Thank You Military" and "I'm Proud To Be An American". Throughout the rest of the day, you could hear children singing patriotic songs as you walked through the halls.  Each class in the school was also visited by a Veteran who talked about their service for our country.  From Santaquin Elementary,  we would like to say THANK YOU to our Veterans!  Veterans who participated were:

Bowdy Gonzales, father to Saber Gonzales - Army

Josh Nielsen, father to  Parker NIelsen - USMC SGT

Braden Parish - Corporal USMC

Terry Jones, grandfather to McKinzee Marshall - Army Staff Sergeant 

Dale Barnett, great grandfather to Bryan and Chrisian Degraw -Army Sergeant

Ernest Newton, grandfather to Owen Newton - Army E-4 

William Jackson, father to Dayna Chatwin - USMC Corporal E-4

Chad Carson, father Cade and Layci Carsonto - Army SGT E5

Daniel Paas, uncle to Madeline, Timmy and Lily Gull - E9 Master Chief USN

Donald Paas, grandfather to Madeline, Timothy and Lily Gull -Sergeant Air Force

Lynn E Weight, grandfather to Hayden Weight - Speciales E5 US Army

Rhett Larsen, father to Jacob and Jameson Larsen - Captain Army

Phil Snelgrove, Neavy Seaman

Scott Fraser, father to Landon, Keaton, Camerson and Hayden Fraser - Sergeant Army

Don Ashcraft, grandfather to Mylee Villenuva - US Air Force Senior Master Sergant 

Robert James, grandfather to Turner Larsen, Ellana Larsen and Brexton Larsen - MSGT Air Force, Navy, Army

Brian Johnson, father to Melissa and Matthew Johnson -US Navy

Quentin Francom grandfather to  Rebecca Laker - Army Sergeant E5

Melissa Webster, Army Reserve

Deployed Veterans include:

Jeff Sonderegger

Colton Cruz

Samir Sayago

Tracy James

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Thank You Veterans!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:58pm

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To honor and thank the local veterans students and classes wrote letters and made posters for veterans.  The letters and posters were delivered to the veterans at the Veterans Home in Payson.  Thank you to those who have and who currently serve our country.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Mrs. Miller Receives PEAK Award

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 7:58am
Attributions: Ryan Murray

Mrs Miller received the PEAK Award.  PEAK stands for  Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. 

“Sue is the face of Orchard Hills Elementary. She has been a part of the school since the day it opened. She is the first person everyone meets when they come to the school. Sue makes everyone feel so welcome. She is a blessing to those who only speak Spanish. She is able to talk to them in their native language which creates a much more inviting environment. She takes care of the teachers, students, and parents of the Orchard Hills community. She is someone who helps those around her become better.”

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Veterans Day Program

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:26pm

Santaquin School is planning a Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, November 10th, as a way to teach students about Veteran’s Day and to honor veterans from our Santaquin community.

As part of our celebration, we would like to invite veterans who are family members or neighbors of Santaquin students and staff to come to the school at 9:05 AM that morning.

If you know of a veteran who would be willing to come to the school and participate in our celebration of veterans, please click on the link below. Fill out the information on the form and return it to the office.

We would also like to honor Santaquin family members currently serving in the military who might be deployed or serving away from home. 

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM INFORMATION

PLEASE HAVE ALL INFORMATION TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY TUESDAY, NOV. 7TH.

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Red Ribbon Week Banners

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:46pm
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This week was Red Ribbon Week.  Students talked about making good and healthy choices.  Each class made a banner to hang up in the halls.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Happy Halloween

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:00pm

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Third Grade Field Trip

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 8:24am
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Third graders went to the Scera and saw the play Captain Louie.  Then they went to Classic Fun Center.  It looks like they had so much fun!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Fifth Graders Learn About Science and Hard Work

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 8:19am
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The fifth graders had an opportunity to go on a field trip to BYU on Friday, October 27. While they were there they learned about magnetism, electricity, and other science related topics. They were then privileged to go to the student athletic department and meet some of the football players and learn from them what it takes to be an athlete; they learned the value of hard work and dedication. They had a lot of fun and enjoyed the campus environment. 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Uncle John and Jack

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 9:05am
Attributions: Mrs. Harward's 3rd Grade Class
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Uncle John is really cool. Uncle John is Mrs. Harward’s uncle and she invited him to come and tell us stories. They are stories about a jackrabbit named Jack.  He happens to be bigger than all other jackrabbits.  

 He told us how Jack had forced him and his friends to agree not to shoot them anymore; his trip to Jack’s burrow to meet him and his wife and all his children and having lots of trouble getting down through the hole; saving a kitty who had fallen into a mine shaft by using a rabbit ladder and catching some escaped convicts from a detention camp a little east of Pioche who were threatening three people at Delmue’s Ranch (also required using a hoard of his lieutenants).  

 We loved hearing his “Jack” stories. We loved the details.  We were amazed by the stories and we didn’t want him to quit. We were thankful he would use his spare time to tell us stories.  Thank you Uncle John.

Written by Mrs. Harward’s third grade students (and John, of course)

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Parents are Powerful!

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 2:16pm

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We wanted to let our parents know how much we appreciate you!  We have great parent involvement at our school. Did you know, parent involvement is the number one predictor for early literacy success?   At our grade level literacy nights,  we have had a high percentage of parents attend.  

Research shows that students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
  • Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
  • Graduate and go on to postsecondary education

We also had many parents come to our parents and pastries activity this week and read a book with their students.  Thank you!  We think parents are powerful!

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Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Yearbook Cover Grade Level Winners

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:46pm
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After the cover was chosen a winner was chosen for each grade level.  Those winners are: 

Kindergarten:  Blakely Beckman

1st: Zoey Darger

2nd:  Luci Alexander

3rd: Paisley Terry

4th: Eli Taylor

5th:  Ximena Ibarra

6th:  Brynlee Smith

There were so many fun and creative entries this year! Thank you to those who participated.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Yearbook Cover Contest Winner

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:42pm
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The winner of the yearbook cover contest is second grader: 

Tyson Wadsworth!  

Congratulations Tyson!  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Introducing Orchard Hills Third Grade Teachers!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:24pm
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Introducing Third Grade Teachers

 Mr. Ramon Saldivar grew up in San Diego, California.  Every military person who has lost their life during war time or conflict is his hero.  He likes woodworking and landscaping.

 Mrs. Jeanette Dunn grew up in Provo, Utah.  Her mom is her hero because she raised nine children to be happy, healthy responsible hardworking adults.  She likes to play the guitar, travel, camp, and hike. 

 Mrs. Mindee Everitt grew up in St. Johns, Arizona.  Her mom is her hero because she had six kids and raised them well.  She likes to play volleyball, bake, go camping, and go for rides on their side by side. 

 Miss Mary Blackner grew up in University Place, Washington.  Her mom is her hero because she is amazing!  Her mom is the best cook, is super creative, a problem solver, a listener, and very supportive.  Miss Blackner loves reading, sports, playing the piano and violin, and being in nature.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Nebo School District Seeks Public Input

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:56am
Attributions: Nebo School District

Nebo School District Is seeking public input on the Bond Survey.  We appreciate your support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you to provide an exceptional education for our students. We would appreciate your input on the Bond Survey.  Please go to www.nebo.edu to begin the survey.  You will watch a 3 minute informational video and then be directed to the survey. We thank you for your time and your support!

Click here to go to Nebo School District home page.

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Introducing Orchard Hills Fifth Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:32pm
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INTRODUCING FIFTH GRADE TEACHERS

Mrs. Carolyn Bascom grew up in Bountiful.  She moved to Elk Ridge when she was 10.  Her dad is her hero.  He was always there for her.  He helped her understand so many things.  He was loving and kind.  Mrs. Bascom loves to paint, run, dance, and read. 

 Mrs. Krissi Tanner grew up in Orem, Utah.  Her husband is her hero because he is her rock.  She loves chocolate because it is delicious.  She loves the outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping, rock crawling, and hunting. 

 Miss Riley Winward  grew up in Star, Idaho.  Her hero is Miss Brower.  Things that make Miss Winward happy are playing games with her family, watching basketball or a good show, reading a book that sucks her in, cooking a yummy meal for her friends, singing, and playing with Lucy her puppy. 

 Miss Brianne Brower grew up in Puyallup, Washington.  Her hero is Miss Winward.  Miss Brower likes hiking, writing, and getting JCW shakes.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Wedding Day for Q and U

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:09pm
Attributions: Patricia Garcia

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Students taking over Technology in 4th Grade

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:56pm

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Students in our 4th grade classes have been learning about and using technology.  On parent night,  the parents of our 4th graders watched a video their students made describing topics they had learned in class.  They also were able to use a QR code reader on their smart device to listen and watch their student read a letter to a child they had written to in Uganda.  Mr. "H" our digital coach and the 4th grade teachers helped the students create the videos and QR codes. 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

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