Rees Elementary was honored last night with not only ONE but TWO Peak Award Winners. Our amazing secretary Mrs. Nikki Thomas was nominated by Mr. Gull. "“Nikki is everything you want in a secretary. She is kind, happy, professional, organized and she just gets it done! She is always so positive and happy with everyone that enters the office at Rees. She is quick to respond to the needs of parents, students, teachers and staff members. She has an incredible laugh that fills the room and just makes you feel good when you talk with her. Nikki brightens the school with her presence.
We are looking forward to our BACK to SCHOOL CELEBRATION next Monday, September 18th at 6:00 at Rees. Bring your families, and enjoy some amazing entertainment from local star Ashley Garbe Smith. Bring a blanket to sit on, enjoy a hot dog, and visit with your neighbors and friends. Hope to see you there!!!
Mrs. Kelly is a familiar face around Rees as she has been a favorite substitute for many years. We are thrilled to have her join us as an official 4th grade teacher this year. She is married with 4 kids, all of whom have attended Rees. Her favorite vacation was a trip to Disneyland, and someday she would like to travel to Italy. In her spare time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family. She loves Zupas, and Hot Tamales are her favorite treat. If she won the lottery, she would buy a new house and travel to Hawaii and New York. We are so happy to have Mrs.
Mrs. Kristi Hansen is our new afternoon skill builder. Mrs. Hansen says her favorite part of the job is getting to be with kids. She says "they are great and so much fun." Mrs. Hansen has 4 boys and no girls. Her family lives on a farm and they have cows, lambs, chickens and cats. In her spare time she likes to run, scrapbook, make crafts and read. Her favorite restaurant is anything with Mexican food because she loves chips and salsa. The strangest talent that she has is that her thumbs are double jointed and she can twist them around backwards.
Mrs. Heidi Groneman is joining us this year in 2nd grade. She has taught school for 5 years, and has taught both 6th and 2nd grade. Her husband is also a teacher. They have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. Her favorite trip was to Disneyland, and someday she would like to travel to New Zealand or Hawaii. Her favorite restaurant is Carrabas and she loves peanut butter M&M's. Someday she would like to get a Masters degree and finish her basement. If she won the lottery she would pay off her house, help her family, and travel. We are so excited to have Mrs.
Rees Elementary students were welcomed back to school by this years Student Council members. The Student Council walked around greeting students on the first day of school to introduce themselves and pass out a treat. Council members encouraged students to S.O.A.R. this year by asking students to "Follow My Lead". Student Council members include: Jayden Kennedy, Jaynee Tanner, Ava Young, Lily Mason, Olivia Huff, Jake Strunk, Zack Moulton, KayLynn Kelly, Denton Mills, Jett Knowlden, Pieper Duvall, and Nolan Staheli. We are looking forward to a wonderful year!
Rees Eagles S.O.A.R! This year Rees is implementing a new PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) using the acronym S.O.A.R. In our opening assembly we learned that S stands for Serve and Support, O stands for Own our Actions and Words, A stands for Aim High and Achieve and R stands for Respect. As part of the kick off event, students had an exciting visit from Sundance, a Golden Eagle from the Great Basin Rehab located here in Spanish Fork. They were able to learn some neat facts about Eagles that go along with S.O.A.R.