School News

Pumpkins are not just for carving!

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Photos and Article: Julie Chidester

We had a great Math Pumpkin activity!  We predicted, measured, weighed, and guessed how many pumpkin seeds there were in our pumpkins.  Then we counted out the number of seeds in our pumpkins by putting the seeds into groups of 10.  It is always amazing to everyone that just because a pumpkin is bigger than another, it doesn't mean that it is going to have more seeds that a smaller pumpkin. 

Mrs.Chidester's Students of the Month for September and October

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Photo and article: Julie Chidester

Mrs. Chidester's September and October Students of the Month - Here are our Students of the Month for September and October.  I'm so proud of them for S.O.A.R.-ing!  They are Serving and Supporting and Aiming High and Achieving in Kindergarten. AM September - Brynlee Ozuna and Makenna CunninghamOctober - Cole Hobbs and Ty Jones PMSeptember - Kessa Jones and Parker HoltOctober - Ava Brown, Colby Christensen, and Oliver Betts

PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser

They say cookies make the world a better place. That is why the PTA is selling cookie dough from Pizza Factory this year. This is a great fundraising opportunity with a fun, quality product, and half the funds collected going to the PTA.  The money raised helps support PTA activities and sponsored events like: Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation Day, Family Activity Night, Box Tops, Reflections, SEP dinners and more! 

Save the Date! (4th, 5th, 6th, grades)

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It's time again for our annual Artist in Residence.  We will have artists here for two weeks teaching about dance, photography, visual arts and storytelling.  All 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will be participating in this rotation.  The parent performance will be held on November 17th at 1:30 PM.  We hope you can join us!  

First Grade Students of the Month

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Photo and article: Carla Nixon

Congratulations to our first grade students of the month. They worked hard in the month of October S.O.A.R.ing like Rees Eagles.

Left to right top row: Brighton Jackson, Kanyon Houghton, Jade Merits, Dallin Collett.Left to right bottom row: Bradley Mayer, Austin Millet, Taken Kingston, LG Carrasquilla

6th grade Hot Air Balloons

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Photos by Jen Gasser

It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's actually a hot air balloon created by the Rees Elementary 6th graders.  Our 6th graders wrapped up learning about molecules, density, and heat by designing and launching hot air balloons.  It was a wonderful way to solidify key ideas and see scientific principles in action!  Not only did the 6th graders enjoy it, but other students were amazed to see the hot air balloons out on the playground and floating by their classroom windows.

It's all GREEK in 6th grade.

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Article by Jaynee Tanner, Photos by Tim Mendenhall

 

It’s All GREEK to Me!

By Jaynee Tanner

    Here ye! Here ye!  The Gods of Olympus are pleased!  For the past few weeks we’ve been learning about the Ancient Greece and their beliefs.  Did you know they were polytheistic?  They believed in many gods!  We’ve also been doing projects, reading books, and even playing games to learn about this fascinating culture.

Congratulations Mr. Mendenhall!

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Photo and article by Lana Hiskey

The Nebo Education Foundation recently awarded Mr. Mendenhall with a grant to buy iPads.  He said, “This grant is allowing me to purchase four iPads for my 6th grade classroom. iPads are the BEST production tool any classroom can have. An iPad is a camera, a video camera, a mixing board, a green screen, and a production computer with all the software included! In my classroom, my students will be creating instructional videos, showcase learning, expressing their ideas all with a "real world" tool.

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