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    Student Activities

    Orchard Hills is your school! Get involved! There are dances, noontime activities, assemblies, after-school sports, and clubs at Orchard Hills. The following is a list of some activities that may be available:

    ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS

    Art Contests, Pentathlon teams, Disneyland Creativity Challenge, Academic Olympics, Science Olympiad, and other academic contest opportunities are available for students to demonstrate ability and excellence.

    CJSF

    The California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) is a statewide organization of over 600 chapters that promotes high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship on the part of students of California’s junior high and middle schools. Membership is offered to all seventh and eighth grade students who meet the standard requirements. CJSF membership is based on scholarship and is gained after qualifying grades are earned each semester.

    DANCES AND ACTIVITIES

    Dances are held several times a year immediately after school. Dances are for Orchard Hills Students only. Students on social probation, academic probation, with outstanding fines/fees, and/or with outstanding detentions are prohibited from participating. All students are expected to be picked up promptly at the end of each activity. Students who are not picked up by parents within 20 minutes after an activity may not be allowed to attend the next activity. Students may not leave an activity early unless they have a parent note.

    LEADERSHIP/ASB CLASS

    Leadership/ASB is an elective course offered in 7th and 8th grade. Leadership/ASB officers are elected each semester. Additional students may join the class with prior approval from the ASB advisor. A student interested in becoming an officer must meet the qualifying criteria outlined in TUSD School Board Policy. This criterion will be available during the application process.

    PAL

    Established in 1980 by the Orange County Department of Education, the PAL Peer Assistance Leadership Program is focused on youth development. The PAL Program is built on a philosophy of students helping students. Students in the PAL class have the opportunity to help create a safe and supportive environment both on our campus and in our community. PAL students serve as leaders and role models on our campus. Major components of the class include school and community service, advisor and student training, conflict management training, cross-age mentoring and student recognition.

    SOCIAL PROBATION

    Students who violate the Orchard Hills rules may be put on SOCIAL PROBATION. Any students on social probation are prohibited from participating in extra-curricular activities for each quarter they are established ineligible. Activities such as dances, assemblies, noon activities, after-school sports, attendance of evening events, end-of-the-year activities, etc. will be forfeited.

    Students will be placed on social probation if:

    • They receive two or more unsatisfactory (U) citizenship marks, and/or three or more needs improvement (NI) citizenship marks on a report card
    • They receive two or more documented administrative disciplinary incidents, excluding tardy lock outs, that are recorded during the same quarter
    • They are suspended from school for more than one day.
    For any action that the administration deems of serious enough nature to warrant social probation.


    SPORTS

    There are a variety of activities to challenge the competitive spirit. Activities may include:

    Competitive Sports:

    Athletic sports are available to students at each grade level. Practices and competitions take place after school. Orchard Hills students compete against other schools from TUSD. Satisfactory grades are required for participation, per TUSD Board Policy. Some of the competitive sports may include cross country, soccer, basketball and volleyball. These are subject to change without notice.

    Intra-mural Sports:

    Orchard Hills offers various intramural sports such as Volleyball and Basketball. Students compete against other Orchard Hills students and the competitions take place at lunch.

    Lunch Competitions:

    Orchard Hills offers various additional lunch competitions such as team kickball, handball, hacky sack and speed stacking.

    YEARBOOK

    All students at Orchard Hills will want to acquire their own copy of the yearbook, which is sold at the beginning of the year and distributed the last week of school. Yearbooks can be ordered HERE.