UPSTART- Kindergarten Readiness Program

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:46pm

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UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  More information is available in the flyers which are attached in the photos.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reflections Contest Theme: Within Reach

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:36pm
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The theme this year for the Reflections Contest is:

WITHIN REACH

All students can participate.  Entry forms are available in the office. 

The deadline for entries is November 10th.  Have fun and be creative!

The different categories are:

  • Visual Arts
  • Literature
  • Dance
  • Photograhy
  • Film and Video
  • Music Composition 

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Introducing Orchard Hills First Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:33pm
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Introducing First Grade Teachers

 Mrs. Christy Collier grew up in Roseville, California.  She loves to read, camp, and go to concerts.  Her hero is her husband, for all he does for her and her family. 

 Mrs. Jenni Coon grew up in Payson and in fourth grade she moved to West Mountain.  She loves hiking, camping, and being with her husband Jim and their 2 kids Janie and Jentry.  Her heroes are her parents.  They have shown her what unconditional love it. 

 Mrs. Patti Jeffery grew up in Arizona.  She enjoys cooking, reading, and sewing.  Her mom is her hero because she had many trials and much adversity through her life, and she came out on top!

 Mrs. Kim Andrews grew up in Las Vegas.  She has lived in Utah for about 34 years.  She loves to teach, craft, sing, watch movies, and play games.  She also enjoys the outdoors.  Her mom is her hero because through all her adversity, she was kind, loving, and loved by everyone. 

 Mrs. Debbie Sperry grew up in Payson.  She loves, kids, her family, butterflies, cattails, and baby chicks.  Her parents are her heroes because they loved her and taught her how to be successful and happy.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Cougar Pride Root Beer Float Party

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:39pm
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Our Cougar Pride board has filled up for the second time this year.  Many students  were able to participate in the root beer float party yesterday.  Way to ROCK Orchard Hills! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Johnny Appleseed

Santaquin Elementary News - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:05pm
Attributions: Megan Camper, Daphne Black
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The 2nd grade enjoyed celebrating John Chapman's birthday. We did several apple activities.  What's your favorite kind of apple, how to keep a cut apple from turning brown, and we had a special guest Johnny Appleseed!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Orchard Hills ROCKs!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 4:04pm
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At Orchard Hills 'we ROCK.'  

We are:

Respectful

Optimistic

Committed

Kind

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.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Netsmartz Assembly

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:52pm
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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.  

If you would like more information you can go to their website:  https://www.netsmartz.org/Educators

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

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.

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