You can usually spot Alex Weisenbach pretty easily in the hallway at Orchard. He normally wears a suit and tie. Lately, however, Alex is sporting a simple button-down shirt and jeans. “I’m not going to wear a tie again until the market goes down,” Alex explains.Read More
Orchard students learn at an early age the importance of helping others and how we can all work together to make the world a better place. Before Spring Break, second graders researched people who have had an impact on our world, no matter how big or small. It was a valuable lesson for the children. They were fascinated by the courage, compassion and conviction of all the trailblazers.Read More
Many stories were shared and many tears were shed at the breakfast for graduating Orchard families this year. The event, sponsored by the Parents’ Association, is always an emotional one. It’s a chance for those families who will be leaving Orchard with their graduating 8th grader to reflect on their years at Orchard and share their favorite memories.Read More
Sometimes you can find the best ideas right in your own backyard. That was certainly the case for our fourth graders. They searched the wonderful woods right here on the Orchard grounds for pieces of wood to make products for their Business STEM unit. Needless to say, there was no shortage of material. The students decided to make hangers and cutting boards. They also came up with a toy for dogs called the “go dog,” using a piece of wood and two tennis balls.Read More
It was another great year for Orchard in Bloom! Thank you to all of the volunteers who put in countless hours to make this year’s show a success.
The 24th year started with a labor of love and the planting of 90 Trees to celebrate 90 years of our beloved. OIB’s honorary chairperson, Diana Shellhaas, did a tremendous job with the Arboretum and her hard work and dedication to Orchard are much appreciated.Read More
Every year after Spring Break, second grade students begin learning how to keyboard using a program called UltraKey. The program helps foster fluency in keyboarding. It is organized into lessons beginning with Home Row keys.Read More
Well, we did it! After months of planning, all while waiting for Mother Nature to cooperate, we were finally able to get 90 trees planted to celebrate Orchard’s 90th birthday.Read More
Orchard's 90th anniversary ushered in a remarkable year for the Parents' Association! While PA projects are ongoing and haven't been finalized yet, we are proud to announce what our parents have achieved this year. By trying new things and modernizing our traditions, the 2012-2013 board reinvigorated parent programming. Congratulations and thanks to all!Read More
See the PA's results - click on the attachment in the sidebar.
My name is Zoe Napier, and I am in Mrs. Yohe’s 3rd grade class. In November, my Spanish teacher, Mrs. Whitson, informed us about a village she had visited in Mali, Africa called Banconi. She explained that there was a severe food shortage in this village. When I heard about this village I was very moved. I wanted to do everything I could to help them.Read More
Congratulations, Holli Joyal
Congratulations to our very own Holli Joyal. She is one out of only 100 teachers in the country chosen to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in New York this summer. About 1,500 teachers applied for this honor and only three from Indiana were chosen.
Pro golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy partnered with ExxonMobil to create this special learning enviroment for teachers.
Mrs. Joyal will spend a week in New York, all expenses paid, learning fun science experiments that she’ll be able to share with her students.
We are so proud of you, Holli!
Orchard Alumni/ae Excel at Brebeuf
Orchard is so proud of the alumni/ae who have recently been inducted into the National Honor Society at Brebeuf. Congratulations go to Anne Clark, Ryan Dvornik, Morgan French, Jack Goldenberg, Jena Hart, Max Magid and Samuel Mohr.
To be considered a candidate for National Honor Society at Brebeuf, a student must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better in the Spring semester prior to the Fall application. Candidates must also exhibit strong character, leadership and service and submit an essay about his or her qualifications in each of these four areas.
Students who become members must complete at least 10 hours of service to the Brebeuf community prior to graduation.
Congratulations to the NHS inductees from Orchard. We are very proud of you!
Big News from 2009 Graduates
Congratulations to Orchard graduate Sarah Posey. Sarah has been recognized as a 2013 National Merit Finalist. This group of more than 15-thousand students represents less than one percent of graduating seniors in the country!
Sarah currently attends University High School and plans to attend the University of Vermont in the Fall.
Congratulations, Sarah! We are so proud of you!
Leah Lovely and Taylor Burton were two of the Indiana finalists for the 2013 Lilly Scholarship for leadership and community service. Leah will soon graduate from University High School and Taylor will soon receive his diploma from Brebeuf.
Way to go, Leah and Taylor!
Chloe Burton, also from the Brebeuf class of 2013, received the 2012-13 Joe Harvey Mental Attitude Award in recognition of her leadership by example, kindness to others and respectful attitude both on and off the athletic field.