Wanted Readers! DeAnna Lindsey, the librarian at Art City Elementary in Springville, caught a few students reading this week. Our wanted readers are: Kenneth (Harley) Devey, 1st grade; Adam Dockstader, 6th grade; Raul Naranjo, 1st grade; Ms. Sharlene Chatterly 1st grade teacher; Taylor Moeaki, 6th grade; Coy Lister, 1st grade; Amber Fregoso, 6th grade;
On Dec. 17th Mrs. Robin Wheatley’s first grade class, at Art City Elementary School, tied 9 fleece blankets that were donated to the Juvenile Justice Center. They are given to kids in Slate Canyon, my students were just told they were given to kids who couldn't be with their parents during Christmas. All the fabric was donated and cut by parents. The kids had to learn a different way to tie the fleece but all were successful. They kept trying even if it was difficult because 'winners never quit and quitters never win'. Article and pictures by Robin Wheatley
On Monday January 10, 2011, at Art City Elementary, Mrs. Huffaker’s 6th grade class is hurrying in their classroom, preparing to enjoy what must be one of the greatest art projects the world has ever seen! Draping a tablecloth on top of their grouped desks, setting down huge cups full to the top with red, blue, and yellow frosting, positioning the first sugar wafer cookies in a triangle, these groups of students are going to use their art talents (and their sweet teeth) to make frosted cookie color wheels!
Art City Elementary School fourth through sixth grade students had the opportunity to learn a few things about science from a Clark Planetarium representative Ms. Terry. It was an electrifying experience for Tyler Camara. The students passed around a meteor and learned lots of cool things about science.
On December 16, 2010, Art City Elementary, Fourth grade students performed for the students at Art City. Miss Morgan wanted to spice things up by adding a Christmas rap about how the reindeer were jealous of Santa and thought they didn’t have enough attention so they put their feelings into a rap. The Fourth grade wore Sun glasses. They also went to the University Mall to perform for shoppers and parents.
On December 10, 2010, the Springville Jr. High school Choir came to Art City Elementary School. The Choir sang Christmas songs and their traditional song “Bum-bitti-bum.” Mrs. Walker, the choir director, said they were not going to sing it but that the students begged; they learned the song in a week and sounded terrific! The choir did a dance called “Crazy Santa” and the all time favorite “Christmas Round” “Chop-Chop, shovel-shovel”. It was very exciting to watch the Jr. High School choir sing. The students look forward to the Choir coming every year, thank you Mrs. Walker.
Art City Elementary in Springville hosted the First Annual Invitational School Chess Tournament on Saturday, December 11, 2010. There were 23 schools represented and 93 students attended. Thank you Mrs Lori Nielsen, Principal; Mary Lynn Lewis, David Taylor, Brett Elzinga, the Student Council and all parents who volunteered to help make this tournament happen.
Art City Elementary school, on December 14, 16, and 20, 2010, the Kindergarten through sixth Grade Sung around the Christmas Tree in the gym. It is a tradition that started 20 plus years ago, to sing various Christmas songs. Some of the favorites are “Rock around the Christmas Tree”, “Santa Claus is Coming to town”, and at the end we always sing the first verse of “Silent Night” then as we are leaving we continue to hum as we leave. It helps put us in the Holiday Spirit.
Famous people were seen at Art City Elementary School on Friday November 12, 2010. Fifth grade students dressed up for a Famous Person wax museum. The students chose a famous person from a list the teachers had compiled. Students then researched, wrote a paper, created a poster and dressed up as their famous person. All the students and teachers enjoyed seeing the Fifth Grade students dressed up.