IN THE NEWS
posted: Thu, May 26th, 2016
Two events, one special night
It was a night for the mind and body. About 300 people turned out for Mountain View’s Art Show and Family Fun & Fit Night.
The school gym was bursting with color from hundreds of pieces of student artwork on display. Representing work from every grade level, the art show featured pieces in every medium from sculpture to drawing to painting.
Among the highlights were versions of Van Gogh’s sunflowers (second grade), palm-sized gargoyle sculptures (third grade), kachina dolls (fourth grade), tessellations (fifth grade), and paper maché figurines and stands (G&T).
As much as the show put the spotlight on the work of the school’s student artists, it also illuminated the talent of veteran art teacher Laura Murdoch.
“Laura brings out the best in her students,” said Dr. Frank Fischel, school principal. “She’s a wonderfully gifted educator who cultivates the creativity in her kids and inspires them to appreciate art of all kinds.”
In the multi-purpose room on the opposite side of the school, a more hands-on event took place at the same time as the art show. Parents and their children participated in a host of activities as part of Family Fun & Fit Night. The event, hosted by physical education teachers Mike Guli and Mike Schwartz, featured activities such as a basketball shoot, dancing, and a football throw. The night also served to encourage parents to regularly engage their children in activities that get everyone up and moving.
“The parents and students that participated had a blast,” said Mr. Guli. “This was for all students in our school, but we saw some of our old students now in middle and high school, and younger siblings not in school as of yet. It really brought the school community together. It’s always one of the high points of the school year for us.”
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