January 2014

Film Students go to Sundance

Attributions: 
Story by Brandon Arnold, Pictures by Francesca Rotolo

Mr. Arnold’s Film Production classes took a field trip to the Sundance Film Festival last week. They watched films from Israel/Palestine, China, Japan, and Minnesota. They also ate food from Mexico, Belgium, and Germany. In doing so, students gained insights into other ways of life around the world, like a Palestinian double agent working for the Israeli spy agency. Or like boys in China who have been sent to rehabilitation centers for kids with internet addictions.

Mr. Curtis

Attributions: 
Story and Photos by Anna Palmer

Sean Curtis was born and raised in Springville and his family has farmed here since it was settled in the 1800s.  In fact, the original settler Enos Curtis is buried in the cemetery just a few blocks from the ALC.

Little Brains

Attributions: 
Story and Photos by Sean Curtis

The ALC students taking anatomy and physiology through Weber State University put their brains to work this week.  They were tasked to flag all of the anatomy and physiology learned over the past couple of weeks, in preparation for their exam.  The sheep's brain dissection was a great way for students to get away from a traditional lecture and get some hands on engaged learning. 

Attention Female Students - TechMaker Challenge!

Attributions: 
Story by Anna Palmer

Attention all female students! 

On Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Women Tech Council is co-sponsoring a one-day workshop offering female students opportunities to be involved with hands-on activities utilizing TechMaker.

Students are placed in groups, given hands-on experience, and participate in a challenge event in which one group will emerge a winner. Learning opportunities in the following areas are provided:

UVU Parent Permission Form

Attributions: 
Story by Anna Palmer

Attention all parents and ALC students! Anyone registered in a new Concurrent Enrollment course this term needs to make sure they turn in their signed UVU Parent Permission form to the front office no later than Wednesday, January 22nd. Thank you so much for helping us by getting these forms all turned in. If you have any questions, please talk to one of the staff in the computer lab or the front office.

Engineering & Legos

Attributions: 
Story by Anna Palmer, Photos by Khristen Massic

Mrs. Massic's Engineering students participated in a Lego modeling activity today. The object of the activity was to test each team's ability to work as a group, rapidly collect information, plan an assembly process and build a model from an assembly plan. Everyone had to comply with a number of rules, and they were given 30 minutes to prepare a formal assembly plan for a Lego hotel. Teams then used the plans to re-build the Lego hotels. Fun? Challenging? What do you think?

Art City Nursing Cheer

Attributions: 
Story and Pictures by Sean Curtis

Our Health Science "Compassion in Healthcare" series continued the Friday before winter break with a visit to The Art City Nursing and Rehabilitation center. ALC's Health Science students grabbed some mint hot chocolate and made the trek to the nursing home. The goal was to bring cheer to the elderly patients with Christmas stories, card tricks, and games, but students soon found that these wonderful patients would bring them more than they could offer the patients. One patient sang some of her native Hawaiian carols while she played her ukelele.

Cookies with Head Start

Attributions: 
Story and Pictures by Sean Curtis

In December, the ALC Health Science students organized a service project during their "Compassion in Healthcare" lesson series. They invited the pre-school students from the head start program to a Christmas cookie decorating party. The event was a great success and will likely become an annual tradition. The ALC had about 80 tiny visitors that day and it was a great experience!

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