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!


2nd Grade April Students of the Month


Congratulations to the following students in second grade for their outstanding citizenship in their classrooms!  In no particular order:  Korbin Boyes, Angelie Castro, Uriel Castillo, Ian Cloutier, Rian Taylor, Giovanni Gutierrez, Jocelyn Richards, Tyson Golding, Sienna DeNovellis and Brindley Jarvis.

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




Friday, April 29th was the big event!  Students were ready.  Teachers were ready.  The weather…well…it cooperated with us, eventually.  Grade levels gathered together to jump away at different jump rope activities.  Then we all joined in the gym for the final jump-off.  Congratulations to the top three students from each grade level:

First Grade

1st Allison Bernardino

2nd Peyton Hawkins

3rd Grace Justensen

Second Grade

1st Sara Thompson

2nd Angelie Castro

3rd Sage Ross

Third Grade

1st Halle Hawkins

Mission to Mars

Article written by: Hayden Larsen; Photos by Mr. Mendenhall

On Friday, March 22, 2016 Mr. Mendenhall’s sixth grade class had a “Mission to Mars” event.  It was an even that was supposed to simulate actually landing on Mars.  The way the class simulated the Mars landing or “7 minutes of terror” was by having students create rockets out of 2 liter soda bottles that could carry an egg inside of them, be launched 200 feet in the air, plummet down, and have the egg survive.  It was a pretty good turnout for participants that day.  Quite a few kids made rockets, a lot of which actually survived. 

2016 Debate Team

Photo and article by Brittney Crowther

Congratulations to Rees Elementary's 1st Debate Team!  These students have worked hard all year to prepare their speeches for Nebo School District's Debate Competition, and they did great.  Good luck to those students going to the State Debate Meet Friday!


Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 2

Photos by Ryan Pitcher

Once again, the PTA has proven their specialized culinary skills!  They don’t only serve dinner on SEP Conference nights (that happens three times a year), but also serves us breakfast during teacher appreciation week.  They snatched their Blendtecs and Ninjas from their cupboards to whip us up some healthy green and fruit smoothies.  Yum!  Yum!