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Orchard Hills Fourth Grade Teachers

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.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

DARE Graduation

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

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Introducing Orchard Hills Sixth Grade Teachers

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.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reflections Contest Winners

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

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Christmas Sing-a-Long

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! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

A Christmas Carol

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! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Orchestra Performs

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.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Learning about Helen Keller

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.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Mrs. Kelley's Class Donated Blankets

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!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Cougar Choir Performance

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.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

First Grade Program

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! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Christmas Tree Decorating

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!  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Annual Turkey Gobble Off Winners

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

Sixth Grade Wax Museum

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

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

Thank You Veterans!

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

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

Red Ribbon Week Banners

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

Third Grade Field Trip

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

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

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