Every year in January Mrs. Miner, Kindergarten teacher at Art City Elementary school has a beach day at the end of her Ocean unit where they have learned about things that live in the sea as well as learning about opposites. It also is to bring a little sunshine in the middle of winter. Students dress as if at the beach, bring towels and have lots of fun thinking about summertime fun.
After the Second-grade program students at Art City Elementary school were awarded Peace Prize winners were announced: Taylor, Kayla, Mazey, Lily, Lilly, Jason, Mae, Karime, Elle, Madison, Whitney, Adrean, Ashlyn, Afton, Kaitlyn, Maggie, Ellie, Lily, and Daniel. Art City Elementary School has been awarding students as Peace Keepers for the past eleven years. The students in each class vote for a person in their classroom who exhibits qualities that make the school a better place.
If you are an Awesome Eagle you get to put your name on board and when there is one whole row everyone on that row gets to have a pizza party. On February 3, 2015 the board finally had one row completly filled in; everyone on that row enjoyed pizza for lunch. Our Awesome Eagles are (not in order) Brenden Jessop, James Rey, Boston Hastings, Pata Kalsa, Bella Andelin, Lane Barksdale, Katie Durfey, Willie Carter and Kaleb Wilson.
Art City Elementary School, on Wednesday January 27, 2015, celebrated Martin Luther King and Civil Rights with a Second-grade program. The songs that were sung included: "Ain't no Mountain High Enough," "Make them Hear You," Lean on Me," "We Got the power," "There can be Miracles." "This Little Light of mine" and "True Colors." The program focuses on those people who have made a difference in our world. It started around Martin Luther King then expanded to Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and Jackie Robinson. Students then performed for their parents on Thursday evening.
Art City Elementary Fourth-Grade students had the opportunity to go to the University Mall, in Orem, Utah, on December 12th 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. A couple of favorites are "Christmas Bills" and "Batteries". They also sang for the school on the 11th of December helping everyone get into the Christmas mood.
Art City Elementary school choir met after school from September to December getting ready for their opportunity to put on a concert for the school as well as their parents. Mrs. Judy Luther, first-grade teacher, Mrs. Lisa Gervais, the music teacher, and Mrs. Langton, a volunteer mom, worked with the students two days a week to help the students get ready. The students learned a variety of Christmas songs and had a lot of fun. Thank you everyone for all of your help.
On December 17, 2014, the Springville Jr. High school Choir came to Art City Elementary School. The Choir sang Christmas songs and their traditional song “Bum-bitti-bum.” The Jr. High students led the elementary students in a “Christmas Round” “Chop-Chop, shovel-shovel” the students really love this participation song and love it when students from the Jr High come down and get their siblings who are in elementary school. It was very exciting to watch the Jr. High School choir sing.
Art City Elementary school, in December gathere in the foyer to sing around the tree. 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”, "Christmas Bills" and at the end they sing the first verse of “Silent Night” then as the students are leaving they continue to hum as they leave. It helps put everyone in the Holiday Spirit.
Mrs. Chatterly's first-grade class, at Art City Elementary, had an opportunity to reflect and to hear stories about Thanksgiving. As the students learned leading up to this day they had opportunities to make Indian headresses and color a turkey. Mrs. Chatterly enjoys giving students opportunites to learn and express themselves.