Annual Turkey Gobble Off Winners

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:02pm

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Today Orchard Hills held its annual Turkey Gobble Off.  Each class picked a winner and then a grade level winner was picked.  Then a winner for grades K-2 was picked a winner from grades 3-6 was picked.  We have some great gobblers here!  Have  a Happy Thanksgiving!

K- Raquel Francom in  Mrs. Larsen

1st - Josslin Elliot in Mrs. Coon

2nd - Ruby Macdonald in Mrs. Pruett

3rd - Berlyn Harrow in Mrs. Dunn

4th - Easton Durrant in Mr. Craig

5th - Henry Openshaw in Mrs. Bascom

6th - Bynjermyn Rogers in Miss Middlebrook

The turkey winners were:

 K-2 - Ruby Macdonald 3 - 6 - Easton Durrant

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Wax Museum - 5th Grade

Santaquin Elementary News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:23pm
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5th graders participated in our annual wax museum.  To prepare for the museum,  each student researches about the life of a historical figure. They gather and memorize facts and stories about a famous person and in essence become that person for a day.  Students are encouraged to come dressed as the person they represent and then present their character to other students and parents throughout the day.  Great Job 5th graders!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

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

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