At the end of the awards assembly on Monday, May 24th, at Art City Elementary school Mr. Dave Rowe (Principal at Art City for 7 years) was surprised as the students and Faculty sung a farewell song to him. The Nebo School District has reassigned Mr. Rowe to Hobble Creek Elementary school in Mapleton. Mr. Rowe will be missed as we have all grown to love and appreciate all that he has done for Art City and the community.
After 21 years of teaching Kindergarten (4 years at Taylor Elementary in Payson and 17 years at Art City Elementary in Springville) Mrs. Susan Sabey is retiring. "My husband wants me to spend time with him traveling, scrap booking, and playing with grand kids". When ask what her favorite thing about teaching has been, "I love seeing them come in not knowing much about reading and writing and by the end of the school year watching them write and listening to them read so well." What will she miss the most? "The faculty, staff, but most of all the students." Good luck Mrs.
As the end of the school year is drawing near, the students celebrate a fun field day at Art City Elementary school on Tuesday, May 25th. It is tradition that the 6th grade students are in the dunk tank for everyone to take turns throwing softballs to dunk them. Students also run relays, play tug of war and participate in other fun activities. Thank you Art City PTA for making this day possible.
It is a tradition at Art City Elementary for the 5th grade to have a "State float parade" at the end of the year to culminate their knowledge of all the states and the capitols. Two students are assigned a state and they create a poster and a float that depicts characteristics from that state it is then carried and pulled through the halls for the students of all grades to see. Thank you 5th grade for sharing with everyone.
On May 24th, Art City Sixth grade participated in the 1st annual Art City Sixth Grade Shakespeare Festival. The Sixth grade learned about Shakespeare in their social studies classes, each class selected a Shakespeare play. They practiced their plays, then preformed for each other. The students were able to enjoy two of Shakespear's tragedies and two of his comedies. Everyone had a great time.
It Pays to Read! Art City Elementary celebrated reading on Tuesday May 18th, 2010 with an assembly that pays the students for reading. Each month students read and turn in a slip for every 100 minutes they read. If their name is drawn they are invited to choose four teachers to help shoot baskets. For each basket there is a dollar value: $1, $2, $3, $4, and $5, the most anyone student can make is $15.
Miss McKell Murdock's 1st grade class planted seeds and plants in the brand new Art City Garden Friday May 21st. This garden will be a resource to students at Art City to study many different content areas. This year students measured the area, designed the layout, learned about different plants, designed and created signs, and actually planted seeds and plants. The students look forward to the Fall when they can reap the rewards of their harvest. Thank you to Woodstuff, Diamond's Greenhouse and Eagle scout, Bradely Borget, for donating soil, plants and labor.
History is a Mystery was the theme for Art City's 6th grade, on Wednesday May 19th, as they sang and danced about music and themes from the past, ending with a very exciting and moving "Foot Loose" where the students really kicked up their heels and had a lot of fun. Good Luck 6th grade as you make your own history going on to 7th grade.