Veterans Day at Art City started with a flag ceremony from one of our local Cub Scout Pack's; we then had the opportunity to hear from an artist and illustrator, Julie Olsen. Students were invited to write "What it means to be a Veteran" and the top students from each grade were honored at the Veterans' Day assembly. During the assembly Julie Olsen shared with us one of her books that honors, not only Veterans but the United States of America. The book she shared was "Discover America". She shared the following on how she came up with the idea for the book:
On October 29, 2015 Art City Elementary kindergarten classes performed in a Halloween Program. Songs include: Halloween what does it mean?; Five Little Pumpkins; Ghost Toast Orange Pumpkin; Little Ghost; Jack-O-Lantern Poem; In the Pot; Diddle-Dee; Little Witch; Witch Poem; Witch With an Itch; Halloween is almost here; SHUSH!!!; Fly Little Bats; Five Little Bats; Ghost of John; High in Air; Dark, Dark House; Time to trick or treat; and Halloween! Art City was proud of the kindergarteners for celebrating Halloween while showing school spirit!
These Student Council members took a day to charge up their powers and and learn how to dedicate their time to serve. With their Principal, Mrs. Nielsen and the Counselor Mrs. Kober, to light the way, they converged on BYU for an inspiring day on leadership. They returned to Art City Elementary on a quest to show the student body how to unite so all students learn to serve and be kind to others.
My name is Treana Kober.I graduated from Mead High School (in Washington state), Ricks College, Western Oregon State and Brigham Young University.This is my 24th year in Nebo School District.I am so excited to be the Counselor and one of the Student Council Advisors here at Art City.I was born in Gooding, Idaho. I grew up in Pendleton, Oregon.I now live in Payson, Utah. I am the second of six children in my family.
Fourth-grade's "Great Artist" inspiration is Picasso in this project. These pictures are of Mrs. Bird's and Mrs. Morgan's classes. "The Great Artist Program is a volunteer-based, turnkey elementary art education program for grades K–6. Our elementary art program uses the great artists of the past to inspire and teach the great artists of the future. Students not only learn about great artists, they are given the skills and confidence to be a great artist."
Hi my name is Michelle Child. I graduated High school from Cottonwood High school. This is my second year as an the assistant secretary and my second year in Nebo School District. I am so excited to be the assistant secretary at Art City. I was born in Vernal, Utah; I grew up all over Utah. I now live in Springville. I am the oldest in my family; to tell you a little about my family . . . I am married; I have four children! My oldest is in Brazil serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I have a senior, a freshman and a fifth-grader her at Art City.
On Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11th, at 9:00 am, author/illustrator, Julie Olson will visit our school to present a patriotic program to our students.Ms. Olson writes and illustrates picture books for children of all ages. And her latest book even sits on many adults’ bookshelves. An engaging speaker, she motivates students to be creative with her personal stories and tips on pursuing a dream. Ms. Olson’s latest book, DISCOVER AMERICA: From Sea to Shining Sea, is an inspirational patriotic tribute to our beloved country.