BYU Kinnect Dancers visited Art City Elementary on Friday May 16, 2014, and presented a program about Heros. Kinnect is a student outreach performance dance company with a specific focus on developing teaching, creative, and performing skills in its members. This group is carefully selected, prepared, and mentored in order to effectively teach dance as a creative process to elementary- and middle-school-age children, following the U.S. National Dance Standards and the Utah State Dance Core Curriculum.
Sixth-grade had the opportunity to share what they have learned during a concert on May 14, 2014. The Sixth-grade students--Violin: Jimmy Avila, Joshua Ball, Caroline Elliott, Hannah Mason, and Quincey Troutman. Viola: Alicia Britt, Emily Clisbee, Spencer Sumsion, and Rebecca Walton. Cello: Olivia Collings, Nathan Langton, Mikayla Robison, and Hanna Thurman--learn to use the string instruments through the year, they have the opportunity to perform Christmas songs in December and then other songs in May. It is always fun to hear how much they improve by May.
The Art City Elementary School Third-grade sang songs about how to help us how to reduce, reuse and recycle. The students wore earth toned colores, blue, green and brown, they danced and sang and shared how to take care of our earth and each other. Students shared what ArborDay and Earth Day are and why we celebrate those days. Earth Day is a day we celebrate the Earth and discuss ways we can make it better by reducing, reusing and recycling. Arbor Day is a day we celebrate trees, many cities use this day to plant at least one new tree.
On Tuesday May 6, 2014 Art City Jr. Choir performed for the school and their parents. Mrs. Langston, Mrs. Jessop, and Mrs. Jervais have been working with the Art City Jr. Choir for a couple of months learning all of the songs and getting ready to perform. The Junior choir consists of students from first through third-grade, they met two times a week to learn their songs.
"Nestled in the shadows of the Uinta Mountains, up the left fork of the beautiful Hobble Creek Canyon in Springville, Utah, is a place called Shadow Mountain. Home of the Nebo School District Summer Education Program (Summer Camp)."
One April 17th the sixth-grade from Art City Elementary were invited to participate in the Hershey Track meet, sponsored by Hershey, supported by Springville City and Springville High School. The students have a choice of three events to participate in. Sixth-grade does 100, 200, 400, 800, and a few brave souls do the 1600 Meter run. The students may choose to do the standing long jump and the softball throw as one of their events. It is a fun day that the students have to meet students from other schools and have a little competition.
Art City Elementary School Fifth-grade performed in front of the school then for their parents that night; they dressed as American Hero's and leaders. The students lead a flag ceremony with "Einstein" as the flag bearer. Students sang Patriotic songs which included: "America",: "This is My Country", "You're a Grand Old Flag/Yankee Doodle Boy", and "God Bless the U.S.A." After their performance students then went to their classrooms for their "Wax Museum".