February 2012

MMHS Baseball Players Visit Rees

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

Players from the Maple Mountain High School baseball team came to Rees Elementary on Friday, February 24th.  The athletes came into several classrooms to read aloud to students.  The children were delighted to hear stories from these young men.  The visit was a positive experience for both parties.  The baseball team got to interact with many of the wonderful students here at Rees Elementary.  With smiles on their faces, they read fun stories full of laughter.  The students got to see more examples of good readers and learn the importance of literacy from someone besides their teachers and

Students Throw Water Balloons at Teachers for Reading Incentive

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

The day started like any other.  The sun rose majestically above the Wasatch Mountains and Rees Elementary School basked in its peaceful rays.  Students filed out of school buses, teachers prepared lessons, and the student council filled water balloons.  That's right, hundreds and hundreds of water balloons. 

Darlene Stansfield Named Classified Employee of the Year

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

The Rees Elementary faculty voted and selected Darlene Stansfield as Classified Employee of the Year.  A representative from Horace Mann came to faculty meeting on Wednesday, February 15th to present an official certificate and other goodies to Darlene.  Sarai Memmott, kindergarten teacher, was pleased to share about all the wonderful things Darlene does to deserve this recognition.  Billi Robbins, who is in charge of the Title One program of which Darlene is a part, echoed similar sentiments about the dedication and hard work Darlene has done.

Fathers and Daughters Danced the Night Away at Rees Sock Hop

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

Girls from Rees Elementary School brought their fathers, uncles, or grandfathers to cut the rug on Friday February 3, 2012.  The gym was transformed into a 1950's dance hall, complete with music, decoration, and a mirror ball.  A photographer took pictures of the happy families throughout the evening.  Dads came dressed in white crew tees, leather jackets, and jeans.  Girls came dressed in costumes too; poodle skirts, hair ribbons, and of course, their socks!  The term sock hop comes from the 1950's when teenagers would remove their shoes at dances.  Everyone strutted their stuff and had a