School News

School is in full swing at REES Elementary!!

The school has been a buzz with lots of happy children and excited teachers today.  We are so thrilled to have all of our little Eagles back in the nest for another great school year.  As Mr. Gull and Mrs. Darrington walked through the school this morning, there were classes learning procedures, taking tours of the school, playing get to know you games, reading books, learning about super hero powers, and even getting the wiggles out with a quick dance party.  It has been a GREAT day!!!  

Back to School Open House

We are so excited to welcome our Rees Eagles back to school!  Please plan to attend the Back to School Openhouse.

When: August 21st 

Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Where: Rees Elementary  

Why: Come meet your teacher, say hi to your friends and get excited for school to start!

Our PTA will have shirts available to order for your students to wear on Spirit Friday!  We also encourage you to join our PTA, dues are $6 and can be paid this day as well. 



This year, Nebo School District is moving to a more paperless registration.  This will allow you to register online on your own timeline and in the convenience of your home. Online Registration begins Satuday, July 1st and runs through July 31st.  I encourage you to take the time in the coming weeks to register online.  If you complete registration during this time, there is no need to come in during Walk-in Registration.  Once you have registered, you will be able to view your students' teacher on SIS beginning August 1st.  To register, click on the link below.

Freedom Festival Essay WINNER

Article: Amy Darrington Photo: Ernie Thornton

We are delighted to announce that our very own Jesus Ponce, a recent 6th grade graduate of Rees Elementary, was awarded the Freedom Award in the 2017 Freedom Festival Essay Contest.  This is the highest award given in each age category.  An excerpt from his speech reads "I am a proud American born from a Mexican heritage.   Thanks to this country,  my parents have a good life. I am very thankful for the sacrifice of every veteran. In America we are cared for by the government. This is what freedom means to me.

Free Summer Lunch

Amy Darrington, photo from

Spanish Fork City Center Library Park (100 E. 50 S.)  

Monday-Friday from 11:30-1:00 PM 

June 5th-August 18th

No registration required

Children must eat food on site.



VisitText ‘FOOD’ to 877-877Call 1-800-453-3663 

Swim Day


Thanks to all for a successful swim day!  Tomorrow is the last day of school and students are dismissed at noon.  Hope everyone has a safe and fun summer!

Second Grade May Students of the Month


Congratulations second graders!

Rachel Vakalala, Johnny Robles, Madilyn Kaydan, Tyler WattsKamryn Martinson, Emmanuel Vargas, James Anderson, Gordon Cluff, Sarah Dye, Sydney Emery, Gavin Collett, Austin Jones, Dallin Young and Shaun Ekenstam.  Also pictured are students who have recently earned another brag tag for math fact pass-offs.

Free Summer Meals!

WHO: Youth up to age 18

WHAT: Free healthy lunch

DATES: Mondays - Fridays June 5 - August 18 *No distribution 7/20-7/24

TIME: 11:30AM - 1:00PM

WHERE: Spanish Fork City Center Library Park 100 E. 50 S. (Spanish Fork)

No registration required

Children must consume food on-site

Contact Kerri Duncan with questions at 801-887-1251 or

Last Day of School


The last day of school is Friday May 26th, with school getting out at NOON.  Lunch will be served early that day.  We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe summer break!  

6th Grade Graduation

Article by Amy Darrington

The year is quickly coming to an end, and our 6th graders are looking forward to their graduation from Elementary School.  We will honor them on Tuesday May 23rd at 10:00 AM in the gym.  We can't wait to see all the amazing things these wonderful students will accomplish in their future!