Art City Elementary Fourth-Grade students had the opportunity to go to the University Mall on December 14th 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 13th of December helping everyone get into the Christmas mood.
On December 18, 2012, 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 school, in December gathered 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 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.
Art City Elementary School in Springville, Utah, held it's annual chess tournament on Saturday December 5, 2012.The chess tournament was a really fun opportunity for students who are kindergarten through sixth grade to participate. Students came from all over Nebo school district and faced each other in chess. Some were were sad that they didn't win and others were very happy that they won. There were students that were sad because they didn't get a trophy or didn't get first place but some were very happy that they just got a medal and some were very happy that they got a trophy.