School News

Fathers and Daughters Danced the Night Away at Rees Sock Hop

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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

Rees Faculty Select Mr. Jeff Ballard As Crystal Apple Recipient

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by Ethan Deceuster

Mr. Jeff Ballard, a long time member of the Rees faculty, received the Crystal Apple award on Monday, January 23rd.  The Crystal Apple award is sponsored by Horace Mann and is given once each year to a teacher selected by his or her fellow teachers.  This year, the teachers at Rees Elementary chose to honor Jeff Ballard, a multi-age teacher.  Mr. Ballard has done so much over the years for the students and other faculty at Rees.  Fellow teachers spoke many kind words as he received the award, among them team teachers Brenda Beyal and Chris Roberts.  Mr.

Rees Sixth Graders Perform A Christmas Carol

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by Lisa Bean

A Christmas Carol is a ghost story!  Mrs. Frey's 6th grade students took to the stage on December 16th to haunt old Ebenezer Scrooge, and present Dickens' classic holiday tale of a  miser who changes his ways.  The cast performed well, and received many compliments.  Under the direction of Mrs. Bean, the students rehearsed the play for just over a month in order to prepare and give the performance to the Rees community as their holiday gift.  Thank you 6th graders!

Rees Fourth Graders Visit Utah State Capitol

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by Claudia Jex

The fourth grades at Rees Elementary were able to go to the Utah State Capitol Building.  This was a great experience where students were able to go on a tour of the Capitol Building.  They were able to learn about respecting the building and showing a reverent attitude toward it and what goes on there.  Students were able to learn about the process that a bill would go through to become a law.  This is a part of the curriculum that fourth graders learn.  They were allowed to go into the actual room that our state representatives are in and sit in their seats.  Students saw the technology u

Singing Around the Tree at Rees Elementary

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by Ethan Deceuster

Christmas carols filled the gym and halls at Rees school as students performed and sang along at the annual Singing Around the Tree.  From Monday, December 19th to Wednesday, December 21st, the school joined in a celebratory assembly at the end of each day.  The Christmas tree was decorated and glowing as each grade level and the school orchestra performed their musical numbers.  The audience sang together many popular tunes like "Frosty the Snowman" and "Up On the Housetop" while they waited for the next performance. 

Rees Elementary Shows Appreciation for Classified Employees

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by Ethan Deceuster

All around the school, teachers and students were hanging posters, singing songs, and writing heart felt notes to the classified employees at Rees Elementary.  The school would not operate without these essential players on the Rees team.  Classified Employee Appreciation Week was celebrated from November 14th through 18th.

UMPA Think Energy Presents to Rees Fifth Graders

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by Ethan Deceuster

Two representatives from UMPA (Utah Municipal Power Agency) delivered the Think Energy presentation to Rees fifth graders on November 9, 2011.  The presentation taught students about a wide range of important issues related to energy consumption.  They taught the difference between renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.  The students were amazed to learn that over 80% of Utah's energy comes from coal, a non-renewable source.  Utah uses very little renewable resources such as wind, solar, or hydro power.

Forest Studies at Camp Maple Dell

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By Bennett Gordon (4th Grade) and Ammon Gathercoal (3rd Grade)

On October 17, the multi-grade classes went on a field trip to Camp Maple Dell.  This was in partnership with the Boy Scout’s program called “Learning for Life”.  First of all, the fall colors were amazing!  The camp ranger said he had never seen the colors so brilliant in the past 16 years he’d been there. 

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