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2,135 Cougar Paws!

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:27am

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The Cougar Paw count is over 2,000 now!  Way to go Orchard Hills Cougars!  Keep up the good work.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Third Graders Celebrate Chinese New Year

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:36pm
Attributions: Mindee Everitt
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Third graders celebrated the Chinese New Year. They learned how to use chopsticks and had a race picking up smarties. They also learned to write in Chinese, played with Tangrams, and made a fun dragon puppet.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Amazon Smile

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:47pm

Nebo Education Foundation partners with Amazon Smile

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation would be significantly benefitted if you shopped through

 Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation.

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Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity.

 The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants.  Thank you for your support.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

100th Day of Kindergarten

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:43pm

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Orchard Hills kindergartners celebrated their 100th day of school.  They were so excited!  They were able to build with 100 things, show 100 things, count to 100, do 100 exercises and more.   What a fun day they had!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Second Grade Problem Solvers

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:11pm
Attributions: Eileen Lisonbee
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Mrs. Lisonbee's second graders worked on word problems today in math.  My students became a crew of problem solvers!  They were incredible at solving 2 digit addition word problems.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

100th Day of School

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:56pm
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We can't believe we have been in school for 100 days!  The year is going by fast.  Here are some fun pictures of what the first graders did to celebrate the 100th day of school.  Happy Hundred's Day!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Get Away Today Magazine

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:08pm

Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student soon. It is filled with travel specials for your family including Adults at Kids’ Prices at the Disneyland Resort for travel in January, February and May 2018! Plus, you can still get 2018 tickets at 2017 prices before they go up! Get the details at Remember, with every vacation purchased Get Away Today will donate back to Nebo Education Foundation. #focusonstudents #nebohero #studentsuccess#empowerstudents #engagestudents

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:42pm

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

 Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Orchard Hills Fourth Grade Teachers

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:28am


 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


 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

The theme for the Reflections Contest this year was:  Within Reach.  

The winners for this year are:


Suvi Coombs

Tyson Wadsworth

Tylee Haws

Brody Dowland

Allayna Chidester


Gavin Broadben

Miles Broadbent


Kathryn Morgan

Rylan Nielsen

Sabrina Collins


Chloe Crabb

Mackenzie Christensen


Zakari Glisman

Kylie Nilson

Maren Coombs

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin