All around the school, teachers and students were hanging posters, singing songs, and writing heart felt notes to the classified employees at Rees Elementary. The school would not operate without these essential players on the Rees team. Classified Employee Appreciation Week was celebrated from November 14th through 18th.
Two representatives from UMPA (Utah Municipal Power Agency) delivered the Think Energy presentation to Rees fifth graders on November 9, 2011. The presentation taught students about a wide range of important issues related to energy consumption. They taught the difference between renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. The students were amazed to learn that over 80% of Utah's energy comes from coal, a non-renewable source. Utah uses very little renewable resources such as wind, solar, or hydro power.
Sprinville police officer Sergeant Carter came to Rees Elementary to teach students about safety, Kindergarten students from Mrs. Ericksen's class and second grade students from Ms. Ostler's class participated in the presentation.
On October 17, the multi-grade classes went on a field trip to Camp Maple Dell. This was in partnership with the Boy Scout’s program called “Learning for Life”. First of all, the fall colors were amazing! The camp ranger said he had never seen the colors so brilliant in the past 16 years he’d been there.
Magician Paul Brewer stopped by Rees Elementary to deliver his gut busting magic and comedy routine to the students. Children from K-6 that had good behavior by making good choices this year attended the assembly. Teachers and students alike were laughing and laughing at Brewer's non-stop tricks and jokes. Some lucky students even got books and other prizes from the visitor.