Monday , October 22nd, Rees students were rewarded for good behavior and encouraged to read every day as they participated in a magic show. Students earned the right to attend through acting REES-spectfully. Magician Paul Brewer "ooooed" and "aaaaawed" students with his tricks. Some of the students even got to be his assistants in magic. They got to choose a book for helping with the show.
Pictured are the students who literally went the extra mile getting donations for our PTA fund-raiser Walk-a-thon and/or who walked the longest distance around the track. The reward for the classes who brought in the most money was to have their teachers wrestle Mr. Pitcher. Miss Ledingham and Mr. Mendenhall's classes won that honor. The rest of the studentbody and teachers got to enjoy the experience. Thanks to all that aprticipated!
Come celebrate with us as we say good-bye to four of our wonderful educators, Mary Frey, Jim Bushman, Irene Moore, and Chris Roberts.
Monday, May 21st 4-6pm at Rees Elementary
From sea to shining sea, the United States of America has it all. Students at Rees Elementary got to experience and learn about many different states at the Read Across America activity on Friday, March 2. Each teacher and faculty member chose a state to represent. They prepared presentations and activities that taught the students about state cultures and geography, as well as reading and literacy.
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
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.
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.
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