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Get Away Today Magazine

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:41pm
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Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student. It is full of hot summer travel deals! And, with every vacation package purchased with Get Away Today, they donate a portion to Nebo Education Foundation. Call 855-GET-AWAY or book online at https://www.getawaytoday.com?referrerid=757.

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Summer Theatre Program for 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:37pm
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 2018 Summer Theatre (day) Camp for 4th - 5th 6th grade students.  Sign up via revtrak.  However, for the few who may not, here's pertinent information for you: Session I: June 4-15 @ Spring Lake. 9-12 noon.  Cost: $67 (+$3 if using revtrak). Session II: July 9-20 @ Sierra Bonita. 9-12 noon. Cost $67 (+ $3 if using revtrak). Perry Ewell will be the teacher/director for both sessions.  

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Author and Illustrator Dustin Hansen Visits

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:29pm
Attributions: Shar McMullin
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Dustin Hansen, author and illustrator of the series Microsaurs, came and visited Mrs. McMullin’s class. Mrs. McMullin read the first book of the series to her class and her students loved the book. They were excited to meet the special guest and he even signed their books and bookmarks. He talked about the steps of writing a story and they got to help give him ideas for the next book he’s writing. 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Farm Field Days

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 3:58pm
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The second grade classes went to Farm Field Days.  They loved learning about farming and agriculture in their community!  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Miss Riley Winward is Orchard Hills Teacher of the Year

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 3:31pm
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Miss Riley Winward is teacher of the year for Orchard Hills Elementary!  We are so excited that she is at Orchard Hills.  Congratulations Miss Winward! 

Riley shows incredible dedication to her students. Each child knows that she loves them and of her desire to help each one of them to become the best person they can. Riley sets high standards and realistic expectations for all students, and they respond with success. She loves fiercely and fairly. She is able to recognize each student’s unique strengths and helps them build upon these strengths. Riley is loved by students, parents, and faculty.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Volcanoes in Mr. Craig's Class

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:29am
Attributions: Clay Craig
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Mr. Craig's class made and erupted volcanoes! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Sixth Grade Field Trip

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 3:32pm
Attributions: Stephanie Wood
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Sixth graders traveled to BYU to visit their planetarium and then to Classic Skate to get some exercise!

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Orchard Hills Receives Energy Star Award

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:38pm
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Orchard Hills has earned EPA’s Energy Star!  Over the past three years an “Energy Incentive” has been offered to each school.  The certification process isn’t easy.  Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account.  Data is then gathered and compared.  We then receive a score based on the grading criteria. 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Lagoon is Introducing the Summer Fever Fundraiser

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 2:33pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.  See the attached documents for more information.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Learning About Measurement in Mrs. Tanner's Class

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 2:27pm
Attributions: Nicole Murri
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Mrs. Tanner's class has been learning about measurement and about converting between metric and customary units of measure. "King Gallon" came and crowned students queens, princesses, and cats to teach them about quarts, pints and cups. "Metric McGonagall" came to teach them about transfiguring or converting from one metric unit to another.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

First Graders Learn About Habitats

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:34pm
Attributions: Kim Andrews
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The first graders at Orchard Hills had a presentation on animals and their habitats. Melissa Cavan brought some special animals to show. We had a great time!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Terrariums in Sixth Grade

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 2:31pm
Attributions: Stephanie Wood
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Sixth grade students built terrariums earlier this week.  They are learning about ecosystems how organisms interact with each other and their environment.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Fourth Graders Attend the Symphony

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:44pm
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The fourth grade classes enjoyed listening to the Utah Symphony at Salem Hills High School today!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Kindergarten Registration is March 20th

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:05pm
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Kindergarten Registration

 Kindergarten registration for the Payson/Santaquin/Goshen Area Elementary Schools will be from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018.  Please go to your respective elementary school on that day if you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year. Bring your child with you as there will be a short assessment given. Requirements to start kindergarten are outlined below.  Please keep in mind that these are state laws not subject to change by the school.

 *Special instructions for students involved in the new school boundaries in Santaquin.

This will be considered a Pre-registration for the Santaquin area schools. You will need to register at your current school in March and then if involved, your new school in the fall.

 Children must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2018 to start kindergarten.

  • A birth certificate is required to enroll a child in kindergarten. 
  • Proof of residency is required.
  • To attend kindergarten, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:
    • 5 diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DPaT/DT)
      • 4 polio* (3 doses, if 3rd dose was given on/after the 4th birthday)
      • 2 measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
      • 3 hepatitis B
      • 2 hepatitis A
        • 2 varicella*(chicken pox) – history of disease is acceptable; a parent must sign the verification statement on the school immunization record.

 Please come to registration and bring your child’s immunization records even if they are not completed, but keep in mind that students are not to start kindergarten until completed immunization records are on file at the school.  For more information about immunizations, or to schedule a child for vaccines, call your family physician or contact the Utah County Health Department Immunization Clinic at (801) 851-7034 or 851-7025

 If you have further questions about kindergarten registration, please contact your  elementary school.

Orchard Hills 801-754-3237

Santaquin       801-754-3611

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Family Literacy Night Fun

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:30pm
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We hope everyone had so much fun at the Family Literacy Night!  The different activities were: Dr. Seuss Bingo, book walks, lock box challenges, roll a Dr. Seuss character, charades, Boggle, making slime, and a photo booth.  Thank you so much for coming! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Karen Allinson Receives Crystal Apple Award!

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:32pm
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This year’s Crystal Apple recipient has a long history of working with those in need.  

Prior to entering the field of teaching she worked as an EMT for 10 years helping those in crisis.  She then moved on to helping teenagers who struggled by working to develop an improved detention program at her local high school. It was also at this time that she began online studies through the University of Phoenix to earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education. While still working on her degree, she made the jump from teenagers to preschoolers and worked in our very own special education preschool as a class aide.  When she neared the end of her elementary ed. program she did her student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom at Mt. Loafer Elementary.  All the while working in the preschool as her schedule allowed.  

Finally, she was done with school and it was time to find a teaching job. As luck or fate would have it she was working in the summer preschool class when a job opening came up for a resource teacher here at Orchard Hills. A wise friend and co-worker encouraged her to apply for the job and when she hesitated her friend applied for her.  She was called in for an interview while at work with the preschoolers, so wearing shorts and t-shirt went down the hall to Ryan Murray’s office and interviewed for a job as a special education teacher.  A few days later she received a phone call telling her the job was hers if she would like it. So while her son was up to bat at a national baseball tournament she accepted the job.  She jumped into a job she hadn't planned on and has given it 110% ever since.

So it was back to school to earn her master's degree in special education and  she has worked her heart out to succeed as both a teacher and a student the past 3 and half years.  She is a great asset to our school and has helped almost everyone here in one way or another.  Please help us congratulate this year’s Crystal Apple recipient,  Karen Allinson.

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Teacher Development

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:36pm
Attributions: Robin Wheatley

Orchard Hills teachers true professionals! They are always trying to develop their teaching skills to benefit their students.  Each month teachers are trained during a literacy or math collaboration meeting taught by district coaches.  The materials presented are then used in the classroom.  As one teacher said, "If we want our students to be life long learners, we need to set an example."

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:12am

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SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23

In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app. As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.

Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.

Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:
· Encourage your friends to download the app
· Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts

KSL Contest:
Individuals will be able to share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded for a chance to win a $50 visa card.
These screenshots will need to be posted in the contest on the KSL TV Facebook page.
The school that is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL!
The contest will start Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m.
Watch KSL News at 5 p.m. on Friday to see which school will be receiving 100 pizzas!

#nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #NeboDistrict #NeboSchools #safeUT

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Apple Valley Elementary School Mascot and School Colors

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:14pm
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If you are a student or a parent of students who will be attending Apple Valley Elementary next year,  we would love your ideas and suggestions on a mascot and school colors.

Please fill out the survey HERE to tell us your ideas!   

https://goo.gl/forms/zotNQcv5rKrt1Ufp1  Use this for the survey link.

 If you would like to see the Apple Valley school boundaries please click HERE.

 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Timpanogos Storyteller Visits Orchard Hills

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:50pm
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Tim Lowry a professional storyteller withTimpanogos Storytelling came to Orchard Hills.  The students loved the stories that he shared with them.  He made it very engaging for the students as he used actions, voices, and involved the students.  He then met with a couple classes where he taught the students how to tell a good story and what the components are: people, setting, and problem.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

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