Golden Valley News
Welcome new and returning families to the 2019-2020 school year. We are off to a great start! In preparation for this school year, Orchard faculty and staff have worked in unity with diligence to develop a school-wide behavior plan. Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe are the norms we have agreed to hold throughout the entire school. Class Teachers and Specialty Teachers are focusing on these "3 B's" with their classes as they teach students how these norms look in each classroom.
Congratulations to Kendra Seagraves of 6th grade. Kendra won the yearbook cover art contest. When asked about her art piece, Kendra wrote:
In the beginning of the school year, we welcome the year with an opening Rose Ceremony of white roses presented by the eighth graders to the first graders. The white rose symbolizes purity and truth for the children’s journey into the grades.
I have sat back and listened to middle school students complain and worry that they were not going to be prepared for high school. I am here to tell you that you are absolutely ready for life outside of Golden Valley. In fact, I believe that your math teachers have given you all you need to know to navigate life. This is what you are walking away with: