A Different Kind of Jack O'Lantern

Story and Photos by Preston Powell

Around Halloween each year, Mr. Powell’s 3D Modeling students create models of and carve pumpkins for the annual 3D Jack o’lantern competition. By completing this assignment, students demonstrate that their abilities to model, extrude and manipulate objects in a 3D environment. A few of this year’s submissions are shown. Not everyone gets to carve jack o'lanterns without touching slimy pumpkin guts! Lucky students!

One Minute Commercials

Story and Pictures by Anna Palmer

Recently in Mr. Arnold's TV Production 2 class, students were given the assignment of producing mock one-minute commercials. One group of students decided to endorse the wonderful features of gaff tape. Another group created their own faction and used the commercial to campaign for them. What creative students we have here!

EMS Students - Airway Management Skills

Photo by Sean Curtis. Story by Anna Palmer.

Today EMS students in Mr. Curtis' class brushed up their skills for an upcoming airway management skills test. This test required proficiency in: Rescue Ventilations, Two-person Bag-Valve-Mask, Ventilations, Choking Patients, Suctioning, and Oral Airway Adjuncts. All students had to demonstrate that they were proficient with adult, child, and infant patients. Someday these students will be saving lives!

Parent/Student Reminders

ALC and UVU Distance Learning Fall Break is this Thursday and Friday, October 10th and 11th. Time to rest, relax, have fun, and a chance to get caught up in your studies.

UVU Concurrent Enrollment Students -- PLEASE bring in your Parent Permission Forms ASAP, if you have not yet done so.

And something else to remember . . . coming right up we have UVU Concurrent Enrollment 2014 Spring Term registration beginning Monday, November 4th.



Kudos to Mary Anna Lowe

Article by Anna Palmer. Photos by Brandon Arnold.

In honor of National Custodian Day, we applaud Mary Anna Lowe, Head Custodian at the Advanced Learning Center. Mary Anna has worked at the building since 2007 and within the Nebo School District for twelve and a half years. Originally from Evanston, Wyoming, Mary Anna and her husband (who works at Taylor Elementary) currently reside in Payson where they have five llamas, four dogs, and one mule. Mary Anna, mother to three children, enjoys sewing, piece quilting, hunting, camping and caring for her eleven grandchildren.

Tear It Apart and Fix It!

Article by Anna Palmer. Photo by Richard Dougan

Today in Mr. Dougan's A+ Computer Repair class, twelve students tore apart a computer by removing all the inside pieces and then reassembling it. The students hooked the computer back up with the keyboard and monitor, then turned it on. After fixing a few glitches, the computer worked! SUCCESS!!


Screening of "Buck" & Meet the Director

Pictures by Ruth Everett, Story by Anna Palmer

Recently Mr. Arnold’s film students participated in a field trip to the Covey Center for the Arts. There they viewed a special screening of the documentary “Buck” hosted by Sundance Institute. This film was actually the Audience Award winner for the “Documentary” category at the 2011 Sundance Festival. Afterwards, students returned to ALC for lunch and an exclusive Q&A with Director Cindy Meehl.

Healthcare Career Fair 9/11/13

Article by Sean Curtis

Healthcare Career Fair 9/11/13

ALC students participated in a district-wide Healthcare Career Fair recently. In addition to visiting three healthcare professionals, students were able to suture pig’s feet, hold removed body parts, analyze medical scans, and dress up like surgeons among other things. Many different fields were represented, including:

Abi Hickman made it work!

Gaye Cook, Karen Wilcox

It wasn’t until the end of Abi’s junior year at Salem High School that she heard about ALC and Distance Learning.

2013 Utah IT Challenge

Utah State Office of Education would like to recognize the following ALC students for participating in the 2013 Utah IT Challenge on April 26, 2013. Way to GO! Braden Spendlove, Bradley Borget, Brittanye Messerly, Bryce Anderson, Chandler Dalton, Daryl Murphy, Gabriel Sampson, Jessica Ledbetter, Justin Wride, Mark Singleton, Michael Elzinga, Travor Garn, Brandon Hammons, Jason Petty, Skyler Knutson, Braxton Johnson, Tyler Hendrickson, Raidan Christopherson, Austin Lowe, Alex Parker, Tyler Smith, Jayden Worwood, and Brexton Orton.


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