May 2016

Goodbye Mr. Pitcher


Rees Elementary has had some great examples of leadership throughout the years.   Today, Mr. Pitcher and Mrs. Horner can be added to that list.

Each grade level sets a standard regarding math facts for students to pass off throughout the year.  Students have the opportunity to earn their eagle ‘wings’ to reach that goal.  Mr. Pitcher has supported this idea as he joins in to salute and congratulate those students who have earned their wings. 

Hershey Track Stars


These are the students who earned 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the Hershey Track Meet this year in the various events that were held.  Congratulations!


Swim Day


The end of the year is here!  Wow!  Where did the time go?  Students and teachers had a ball at the Spanish Fork Swimming Pool on Thursday afternoon. Happy summer!!! 


Second Grade May Students of the Month


Congratulations to the following students in second grade for their outstanding citizenship in their classrooms!  In no particular order:  Brenda Millet (not pictured), Alex Sames, Elektra Holt, Stetson Hobbs, Preslie Black, Lousha Bohnet (not pictured), Charlie Nielsen, and Ethan Woodworth

Also pictured are students who earned either their BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD sticker for passing off their math facts.  Way to soar Eagles!


Star Wars: Revenge of the Fifth

Article written by Nya and Kylie; Photo by Mrs. James

In our class we celebrated Star Wars day, but instead of celebrating May the Fourth we celebrated Revenge of the Fifth (Revenge of the Sith). Revenge of the Fifth was fun. There was a lot of laughter and a lot of work. First, we all did Star Wars Just Dance.  We all danced and it was fun. It was like a huge dance off. Afterwards we were all tired.  Mrs. James let us have a 30 sec break but then we went right back to dancing. Second, we did math.

End of Year Reading Carnival


Friday was the Rees Reading Carnival.  Students had been earning tickets to spend at the carnival since January.  The amount of tickets that each student received was based on how much reading had been done at home.  Many activities and purchasing options  were available to students to participate in.  Here are a few of them:

Kid’s Marathon


May 7th was race day!   We had over 200 people representing Rees Elementary this year!  Wow!  Our goal was hit!  We’re so grateful to all parents, students and teachers for encouraging these great kids to run.  A huge thanks to Bethany Ericksen for making this event happen year after year.    

*The majority of the race pictures can be found on our Facebook page.


World Explorers

Photo by Jennifer James

For the past few months Mrs. James´ class has been working on a project called Mystery Class. Mystery Class is where you and your class participate in finding ten cities hidden all over the world. Every Friday we would get clues to where the ten places were.  It gave us sunrise and sunset times for the place and we would figure out how much daylight (photoperiod) that place got and mark it on a chart. Then we would compare it to how much light Spanish Fork had. We would have a question every time.  We also had to figure out universal time to help us find our cities.

Mother’s Day Picnic

Photos by Bethany Ericksen

Kindergarten held their annual Mother’s Day Picnic on Friday, May 6th.  Luckily the weather cleared up and by the looks of it, smiles were all around.  Happy Mother's Day!