Art City Mission

All students will learn at high levels and make adequate yearly growth.

The Cat in the Hat Visits Art City Elementary

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Mrs. Lori Nielsen, Principal of Art City Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss day by dressing up as the "Cat in the Hat".  Students loved seeing her walk the halls, Mrs. Luther's first-grade class was able to hear her read "The Cat in the Hat" to them.  Other Celebrations included making Cat in the Hat's in Kindergarten and in Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten they ate what looked like green eggs--it was really whipped cream with green sherbert on top.  Students brought blankets and pillows, books, and lots and lots of books to read throughout the day.

Tulips Journey North

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Spring has sprung, well not really but when Ms. Parker's class went outside yesterday they saw the beginnings of spring. Ms. Parker's class noticed that the Amaryllis tulips they had planted on October 3rd had started to emerge. Her class, along with the other 3rd grade classes, is participating in Journey North, a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change with the help of Thanksgiving Point and Utah State University. It was like Christmas, the students were so excited! We are looking forward to watching the tulips fully emerge and bloom. We will go out periodically to make observations and record data. We then submit it to the main site. We ask that you remind your children not to play around the trees out in front of the school.
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Pictures and Article by Patti Parker

Nebo District Chess Tournament

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The Nebo District chess tournament was held on Saturday March 5,2014 at Cherry Creek Elementary school, in Springville, Utah. The top ten results are as follows: 1 ART CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 147.0 2 HOBBLE CREEK ELEMENTARY 144.0 3 BARNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 117.5 4 MAPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 109.5 5 MAPLETON JUNIOR 104.5 6 MT. LOAFER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 94.0 7 C. H. TAYLOR ELEMENTARY 85.0 8 MT.

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Pictures by Riley A.

Art City Elementary School Spelling Bee

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Art City Elementary School Spelling Bee was held on Friday February 7, 2014, there were approximately 50 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 five they were able to move onto the school "bee"; students where given lists in December to study and prepare.  Kathay P. (center) was first, Hannah M. and Jonathon C. tied for second. Kathay will have the opportunity to participate in a District Spelling Bee. 

100 Days of Kindergarten

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Art City Kindergarten Celebrates their 100th day of school by making posters and hats, by counting cereal, making 100 dots, counting 100 steps, and counting to 100 at least 100 times.   In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas:  (1) representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; (2) describing shapes and space.

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Pictures by ACE reporter Rylie Andreasen and Mrs. Murray

Art City Presents Disney's Cinderella

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Art City Elementary School in Springville, Utah will be performing Disney's Cinderella. Thursday and Friday, February 27th and 28th at 7 p.m. the admission is free. Come and enjoy an evening of Disney Cinderella Kids:  The Authors are as follows: Music and Lyrics by: Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston; Book adapted by: Marcy Heisler; Music adapted and arranged by:  Bryan LouiselleDisney's Cinderella KIDS Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Pictures by Andrea Elliott

radKIDs Simulation with Second and Fifth-grade

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Fifth and second-grade students from Art City Elementary school, Springville, on Wednesday February 19 and 21, 2014, are confronted with a ‘Bad Person’ “Stay Back you’re not my dad” students  said, just as either Deputy Nielson, Deputy Tracy of Utah County Sherriff's department or Mrs. Murray, instructor at Art City Elementary, wrapped them up to see if they could get away. Using the techniques and the knowledge they have learned from their radKIDS class each student was able to get away.

Carlitos C. Reflections winner From Art City Elementary

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The Reflections theme this school year (2013-14) was "Believe, Dream, Inspire". Carlitos C., a fifth-grade student at Art City elementary school won on the school level; his entry then was sent to the District level and received an Award of Excellence, his entry went on to the Region level where he won an Award of Merit. When Carlitos was on vacation with his family in Charakowa National Monument in Arizona his sister was sitting on the edge of some rocks staring out, he thought it was a cool shot. Carlitos likes to play sports, read, and sword fight with his brother.

Sixth-grade Soc Hop

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On February 14, 2014 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, not to mention all of the treats.

Self Portraits in Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten Class

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Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten class had the opportunity to draw and color a self portrait.  Mrs. Morgan said, "I use it mostly to reinforce how even though we all have two eyes, a nose, a mouth, two ears, etc. no one looks just like us—we are all unique.  One of our social studies standards is to recognize differences and have respect for each individual.  We used mirrors to look at the colors and shapes of our features.  I taught them how to use shapes to form their faces and shoulders.  Then we used oil pastels to color our portraits.