Honoring our Veterans

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 12:47

Art City Elementary School, in Springville, loves their Veterans.  Students were asked to invite family members that are currently serving or have served in our United States Military, they stood and introduced themselves and mentioned which armed force and which war they served, we had World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and various other positions.  The Brigham Young University ROTC color guard performed the flag ceremony in their full dress uniforms.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 11:34

Have you filled a bucket today? This is the question that is being asked at Art City Elementary School, in Springville. At the beginning of the year Mrs. Nielsen shared a book called “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” with the faculty and staff. She told about a day when things had not started off well. When she got to school one of the students came up to her and told her how nice she looked. Instantly her day changed and her bucket was full.

Seeing Red at Art City Elementary School

Submitted by julia.murray on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 15:24

Monday, October 17, 2011, we were seeing a lot of "red" as we kicked off Red Ribbon Week at Art City Elementary School, Springville.  Students were ask to wear as much red as they could to remember to not do drugs.  Red Ribbon Week is an opportunity to do fun things to remind the students there are other things better to do than to take drugs.  We can have fun without the help of artificial stimulants.  "Red Ribbon Week empowers communities and individuals across the US, especially youth, to take a stand for, and make a real commitment to, drug prevention and education.

What makes us Scream at Art City Elementary School

Submitted by julia.murray on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 14:15

What makes you want to SCREAM?  This month Miss Murdock's class at Art City Elementary, Springville, wrote about what makes them want to scream.  The students studied The Scream by Edvard Munch and used similar colors, lines and movement to create their own watercolors.  Using a Digital camera their picture was taken, while re-creating that famous scream face.  Their pictures were printed then cut out and glued onto their watercolor painting.  Students then wrote about what makes them scream and published their writing in the school computer lab.

Article by McKell Murdock, 3rd-grade teacher

Art City and BYU Partnership

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 10:02

Art City Elementary Scool and Brigham Young University (BYU) are partners in teaching and developing amazing teachers, in doing so Dr. Brad Wilcox, Professor of Literacy for the Education Department at BYU, came to Art City two Fridays.  The first week he modeled how to teach a literacy lesson, his students observed him, then they met and discussed what worked and what didn't.  The BYU students then had the opportunity to write a lesson plan and present it in groups of 3-6 sixth-grade students.  Dr.

Art City Elementary Kindergarten Goes to Pumpkin Land

Submitted by julia.murray on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 15:10

On Tuesday October 11, 2011 Kindergarten classes, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Miner, and Mr. Waadt, had the opportunity to go on a field trip to Pumpkin Land at Vineyard Garden Center in Orem.  The Kindergarten classes have been learning about the four seasons and Fall.  Students made their way through a corn maz, visited with various animals, played on a playground including a giant pumpkin slide, made their way through the light alley, and picked out a pumpkin to take home.  It was a great way to celebrate the fall season.


Article and pictures by Alisa Morgan

Mrs. Patti Parker Sumo Wrestles Mrs. Lori Nielsen at Art City Elementary

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:12

Art City Elementary School Principal Lori Nielsen had the opportunity to "Sumo" wrestle third-grade teacher Ms. Patti Parker on Friday, October 6, 2011.  Ms. Parker's class had the highest classroom total for the school walk-a-thon fundraiser.  The students raised just over $14,000 dollars for new school technology and the PTA. 

Pictures by Jane Shoemaker and Brandon Garnica 6th grade

Fourth-Grade Dinosaur Museum

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 11:28

Art City Elementary School, Springville, held their Annual Fourth-grade Dinosaur Museum on Friday September 30, 2011 . The museum is an opportunity for students to share what they have learned about the Fourth-grade science core of fossils and where they are found, (sedementory rock). Students used computers and the library to do some of their research about the extinction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric organisms. Students made blankets, pillows, dioramas, posters, there were a few fossil digs as well as 3-D displays.

Art City Elementary Walkathon 2011

Submitted by julia.murray on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:12

Art City Elementary School held their first Walkathon fund raiser on Friday, September 23, 2011.  Most everyone in the school participated from Kindergarten to 6th grade.  Even though it was called a “Walkathon” many of the students jogged the whole hour, in doing so they racked up a lot of laps, a few of the Sixth grade students said they did between 36 and 40 laps.  The results of the pledges from the students walking/running are coming in.  Monday’s total is $10,604.  We can’t wait to see what the end results will be.  The teacher of the class with the highest total brought in will “Sumo

pictures by Lori Nielsen and Julia Murray

Arbor Day poster contest

Submitted by julia.murray on Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:27

Art City Elementary Students participate each year in the Arbor Day poster contest.   The winning poster from each grade level goes to the state Arbor Day Poster Contest.  Because of our participation our school received a certificate to receive a free tree to plant on our school grounds.  Honorable mentions go to (pictured back row) Kolby Carter, 4th grade; Savannah Simmons, 6th grade; Emily Clisbee, 3rd grade;  (front row) Lilly Holladay, 1st grade, Nicolas Crockston, 5th grade; and not pictured Sean O’Donnell and Matthew Sanders, Kindergarten.   Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated obser

Written by Mary Sue Mills