Heather Hughes: Teaching Artist at Hobble Creek Elementary

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Miss Hughes is a talented dancer who teaches movement at Hobble Creek Elementary. She
works along side the classroom teachers to reinforce learning from all areas of the curriculum through movement. Students understand core subjects better and attendance increases as a result . “A powerful educational truth is that children who have exposure to the arts as part of their curriculum outperform their counterparts on an academic level by 18 to 27 percent on standardized testing. What’s more, these “arts-rich” students show increased levels of creativity, confidence and self-esteem, which may prove to be the most valuable long-term assets of their educations.” www.artworkforkids.org/get-inspired/statistics

The Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program provides the funds to have Miss Hughes in our school. Without your help, our school is in danger of losing Miss Hughes due to budget cuts by the Utah Legislature. Please allow your voice to be heard about the importance of saving this extraordinary educational program for the benefit of our schools and our children.

Become a friend of Art Works for Kids. Visit <artworksforkids.org > and sign up as a friend. Your name will be used to advocate for the arts in schools. Thanks for your support of this valuable program!

Hobble Creek in the News!

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                              These 5th graders wrapped flower pens to go in kits for children in the hospital.

This holiday season we have a goal of contributing 1,000 hours of service!  Each grade level has adopted a project, and students are also encouraged to complete service outside of school and report their hours.  As of December 17, we completed over 1,800 hours!  Congratulations, Hobble Creek Hawks!

The Herald recently printed an article about us:

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/article_fa115dc4-b9e6-56a1-8806-5ef394fdc015.html

A video can be found at heraldextra.com, under "local news videos."