"Wow" Samantha Sorensen, Art City Elementary 5th grade student, submitted this photo for Reflections last year for the 2008-2009 contest. Samantha received this award for the State level, her picture went on to the National level and won an award of Merit. "I just received a Medal for National Level".
The Second grade students at Art City Elementary have the opportunity to learn about countries around the world. Each student chooses the country they want to research and give a presentation to their class. Two ACE Reporters share with us what their siblings have presented.
Art City Elementary presents The Christmas Choir. The Christmas Choir performed for the school on Wednesday December 16th, then Thursday night for parents and the community. The choir is an after school program that has been meeting since the beginning of October. Miss Winkel, Second grade teacher at Art City Elementary School, is the director; Kasey Dutson, Star Tutor at Art City Elementary, is the accompanist. The students shined as they sang and acted out some of the songs. Peppermint Stick was one of the favorites as they started out very calm and ended dancing very vigorously.
Art City Traditions
Ace reporters sharing thoughts on Traditions:
A Christmas tradition at Art City Elementarty is to sing around the tree, it started in the lobby, as the school has grown and expanded it moved to the gym. All of the classes in the school gather around a lit tree and sing fun Christmas songs, ending with Silent Night the students sing the first verse, then hum as they leave the gym.
Art City Elementary Fourth Grade students had the opportunity to go to the University Mall on December 11th to sing for shoppers and proud parents. The Fourth grade classes have been singing Christmas songs since September to get ready for their big day at the Mall. They also sang for the school on the 10th of December helping everyone get into the Christmas mood.
The Academy of Ballet came to Art City Elementary, on Friday, December 4, they presented Clara’s Nut Cracker and more, directed by Lynne Thompson, the M.C. was Phyllis Whittaker. This was a great opportunity for students to get a taste of the Nutcracker Ballet; the students also saw a variety of other dances. One favorite was “The Town Meeting” by Contemporary Dance Company, “Breath of Heaven”, by ballet Utah was another favorite.
Pictures by Natalie Sumsion and Tess Fisher
Article by ACE Reporters
On November 13, the fifth grade from Art City Elementary, visited the State Capitol building in Salt Lake City. This trip was an opportunity to learn about Utah and American History, to look at displays and artwork. The students had the opportunity to eat inside of the Capitol building and walking around the outside as well.
Dr. Word visited Robin Wheatley's First Grade class on Wednesday December 2nd. Dr. Word taught about contractions and counting by fives. She took two words and performed an operation by removing letters then using “surgical glue” joined them together to make a new word (do not, becoming don't).
In the afternoon the doctor cut apart a hundreds chart and using the surgical glue sticks, made a new counting by fives chart. When the students in Mrs. Wheatley's class could count to 100 by five they received a smiley face.
“Beauty is . . .” 89 Students from Art City Elementary submitting 102 entries for Reflections 2009. The School celebrated these students by watching a power point of the participants and their entries at an assembly, Friday, October 6th, 2009.
Stacey Hatch, the PTA committee chair person who collected and took pictures of all the entries, was really impressed with the time the students put into their entries, to notice and ponder “what beauty meant to them”.