School News

Student Council Organizes Kindness Week

Roxanne Shumway

Rees Student Council Members have created and organized a week to focus on KINDESS.  Starting next week, each day will be focused on some kind of kindness.  We hope to see everyone participate!

2/27  Monday:  “Mahalo Monday”

-Please wear a Hawaiian Shirt or a bright color to kick-off our Kindness week.

Each student will receive a lei to remind them to use polite words such as ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and ‘you’re welcome’.

2/28 Tuesday: “Teamwork Tuesday”

-Wear your favorite team  jersey

Science in Motion

Article and photos by Ms. Saxon

Last week Mrs. Darrington's students were learning about force, motion, and gravity in Miss Saxon's science class.  They performed various experiments to see how different forces and different weights affect the motion and direction of objects.  


Flying in First Grade

Photo and article by Mrs. Nixon

Congratulations to these awesome first graders, they are our January students of the month. Keep up the great work.

Top row left to right: Bianca Zaragoza, Brielle Tew, Mila Yardley, Grace Bradshaw, Anna Wright, Tristan Scott, Savanah Middledorf

Bottom row left to right: Kai Parker, Nathaniel Taylor, Heidi Gaspar, Kortney Swatscheno


PEAK Award


Ms. Mary Joy Dekker was the recipient of the PEAK Award (Positive Energy And Kindess) last week.  This award is determined by nominations by individuals at the school or community.  She recently received the Crystal Apple Award as well.  What a week it’s been for her!  Congratulations (again!)!

Crystal Apple Award


Mary Joy Dekker was the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award this year at Rees.  This award is given to her as a result of being nominated by her peers.  MJ is a wonderful example of how to reach the needs of all students.  She will find something to help her students feel successful.  She loves the arts and tries to find ways to integrate them into her lessons.  We’re so happy to have you at Rees!  Congratulations! 

Rees Science Fair Participators Move On to District Level

photo and article by Jen Gasser

Nine sixth grade students from Rees participated in the Nebo District Science Fair.  All nine students placed at the district level and will be moving on to the Central-Utah Science Fair at BYU.  Winners are Eduardo Diaz, Sammie Ellis, Ian Fulwider, Canyon Kojima, Koda Marshall, Tanner Mason, Austin Tucker, Jesus Ponce, and Katy Wright.  Congratulations Rees students!


Mrs. Orton - Special Education


I was born in Utah, but grew up in New Zealand and Idaho.  I am married and have six kids and 3 grandchildren!  I love anything outdoors, especially canoeing, hiking and shooting.  I love to read historical novels and picture books and I love old movies.  My favorite thing to do on stormy days is to bake and do family history!


I like aqua blue, pink and yellow.

I like chicken cordon bleu, but I don’t like anything with eggplant.

I like rugby,soccer, swimming, track and basketball, but I don’t like golf.

Counting Beyond 100

photos and article by Mrs. Searle

We are learning how to count to 120 and about place value in first grade.   Here are some pictures of our class using counters to count by tens and ones.


Penny Wars Report

Photos and article by Mrs. Shumway

Our Rees Elementary Student Council sponsored a Penny Wars to help and support Nebo Credit Union's Warm the Soles. We collected over $500!!!