March 2014

Brain Awareness in Mr. Gibson's Class

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Pictures by Jimmy Avila, Article by Paulette Carter

On Tuesday, March 18th, Josh Carter, a parent of a student in Mr. Gibson's sixth-grade class, came and dissected a sheep's brain with Mr. Gibson's class in conjunction with National Brain Awareness Week at BYU. The class discussed many important functions of the brain while talking about the basic anatomy of the brain. Brigham Young University's anatomy department hosted this and various other activities throughout week (March 10-14) to raise awareness of just how incredible brains are.

Art City Elementary Crystal Apple Winner is Shana Huffaker

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Picture and Article by Natalie Larsen

Shana Huffaker, sixth-grade teacher at Art City Elementary, is the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award for the 2013-2014 school year. Shana has been working as a teacher for around 20 years. She received this award because of all the hard work she has done as a teacher. Shana is a dedicated educator who is always coming up with new ideas to better serve the students in her classroom. She takes the time to plan engaging, fun and stimulating lessons. She is always striving to be the best she can be as a teacher and a mother. Shana cares for every child that enters her classroom and spends the time required to help those who struggle. She also knows how to plan and prepare projects for the students that need to be challenged. Congratulations Shana! Thank you for your hard work, it is very much appreciated!

School Breakfast Coloring Contest

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Picture by Lori Nielsen

Nebo School District celebrated National School Breakfast week March 3-7th.  All students were invited to eat a complimentary breakfast at Art City on Tuesday March 4.  In conjunction with the National School Breakfast week the district held a coloring contest; the theme was "Take Time for School Breakfast". Jane Wilson, a fifth-grade student of Art City was one of the four winners to win a bike.

Fiesta Book Fair

Let' have a reading fiesta!  Join us for our Scholastic Book Fair March 17-20.  Put on your sombrero and celebrate family night Tuesday, March 18, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for an evening filled with games, treats, and lots of books.  Wednesday, March 19, will be a late night of shopping until 8 p.m. We all want books!   Let's get reading!  We hope to see you at our Fiesta.

The Cat in the Hat Visits Art City Elementary

Mrs. Lori Nielsen, Principal of Art City Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss day by dressing up as the "Cat in the Hat".  Students loved seeing her walk the halls, Mrs. Luther's first-grade class was able to hear her read "The Cat in the Hat" to them.  Other Celebrations included making Cat in the Hat's in Kindergarten and in Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten they ate what looked like green eggs--it was really whipped cream with green sherbert on top.  Students brought blankets and pillows, books, and lots and lots of books to read throughout the day.

Tulips Journey North

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Pictures and Article by Patti Parker

Spring has sprung, well not really but when Ms. Parker's class went outside yesterday they saw the beginnings of spring. Ms. Parker's class noticed that the Amaryllis tulips they had planted on October 3rd had started to emerge. Her class, along with the other 3rd grade classes, is participating in Journey North, a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change with the help of Thanksgiving Point and Utah State University.
It was like Christmas, the students were so excited! We are looking forward to watching the tulips fully emerge and bloom. We will go out periodically to make observations and record data. We then submit it to the main site. We ask that you remind your children not to play around the trees out in front of the school.

Nebo District Chess Tournament

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Pictures by Riley A.

The Nebo District chess tournament was held on Saturday March 5,2014 at Cherry Creek Elementary school, in Springville, Utah. The top ten results are as follows: 1 ART CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 147.0 2 HOBBLE CREEK ELEMENTARY 144.0 3 BARNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 117.5 4 MAPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 109.5 5 MAPLETON JUNIOR 104.5 6 MT. LOAFER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 94.0 7 C. H. TAYLOR ELEMENTARY 85.0 8 MT.