Art City Elementary School in Springville, Utah, students have been practicing since December for the Musical "Seussical the Musical, Jr." The directors Shana Huffaker, Michelle Gardiner and Julia Murray held auditions in November and students were "cast" and worked in groups during December and January then the entire cast (65) were brought together to begin "staging" in February. Stage Manager, Julia Murray, and the stage crew started in January building props and getting set pieces ready; then came together with the cast to learn their cues for lighting and set changes.
"Oh the things you can think!" Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten classes celebrated Dr. Seuss Day by making Cat in the Hat hats, eating green eggs and ham, okay really it was green sherbert with whipped cream. The Kindergarten classes had the opportunity to watch the school play "Seussical" and have their pictures taken in the "Jungle of Nool".
On Thursday, February 18th, 2016, Art City Elementary School, Springville, Utah, had the opportunity to hear from Steve James, a motivational speaker who helps students become better.
"Steve James has been positively affecting the lives of children and families through his effective and entertaining school assembly programs for many years. Steve’s original music and interactive elementary school assemblies help build character, instill self-esteem, encourage good citizenship and service to the community, promote tolerance and understanding, and a whole lot more.
On Friday, February 12, 2016 Art City Elementary School Sixth-grade classes held an old fashioned "Sock-hop" to celebrate Valentine's day by exploring what it was like in the Fifties. There was Karaoke, picture booth, musical chairs, "50's" Trivia, hand jive and line dance, hula hoops, and the Limbo.
Art City Elementary School Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday February 11, 2016, there were approximately 35 students participate in the spelling bee. All students who were interested in participating in the spelling bee had the opportunity to have a mini "bee" in their classrooms, then if they were the top three they were able to move onto the school "bee"; students were given lists the first of February to study and prepare. Lilliy H. (center) was first, Ashley E. was second and Carlitos was thrid. Lilly will have the opportunity to participate in a District Spelling Bee.
What is real and what is not real? Students at Art City Elementary were challenged this week to take time away from their electronics and do something real. Students signed a wall and wrote some of their real-time experiences . . . "I built a snowman." "I helped shovel snow from my neighbors' driveway." "I read and played in the snow." These are just a few of the fun things students at Art City Elementary School decided to do.