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
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.
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!
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
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.