School News

Kindergarten Star Student Recognition

Awards were given for November Students of the Month at a recent assembly.  Kindergarten through Second Grade students enjoyed meeting together to honor their classmates.  We are so proud of these students and appreciate their efforts to improve!  Kindergarten recipients are (back row) Claire Gordon, Emma Wright, Joshua Wright, Karyssa Johnson, and Jade Boynton, (front row) Jonas Fortenberry, Paige Gipe, McKaydie Hair, Christian Juarez, and Austin Knapp.  Keep up the good work!

Students Stunned by Stunts

Rees-sponsible students got the privilege of watching Rich Wieber and his son perform bicycle stunts in a recent reward assembly.  These talented stunt riders showed students what they could do with their bikes, and what they could do physically by living healthy drug free lives.  Mr. Wieber told the story of how he worked and saved to buy his first bike.  He is a great example of setting a goal and working to obtain it.  The younger stunt rider showed the students what practice can do for you.  He was able to jump over two staff members, Mr. Burraston and Mr.

Future Authors in Training

Mr. Wright

The 6th had the great opportunity to listen to Janene Woolsey Baadsgaard.  She taught us about the writing process.  She  gave us inspiration to follow our dreams, and work hard!  It was fun to hear her talk about how she got her first book published.  She has published 14 books.

A Rewarding Reward Assembly

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.

Walk-a-thon Champions

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!

Celebration for Rees Faculty Retiring This Year

by Tracy Wiley

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

For questions or more information, contact Brenda Beyal at or Tracy Wiley at or call Rees Elementary at 801-798-4055

Rees Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day with Read Across America

by Ethan Deceuster

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. 

MMHS Baseball Players Visit Rees

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