March 2017

Debate Team Winners

Submitted by angie.keisel on

We are so proud of all the students on the debate team this year!  The team participated in a competition on March 28th at Brockbank Elementary.  The topic was The Benefits of Compulsory National Service Outweight the Harms.  All students did an outstanding job! Congratulations!!

The judges were blown away by how eloquent and articulate the individual speakers performed.  They are:

Aiden  Atwood, Jessica Mendoza, Jesus Ponce, Makayla Kayda, Evelyn Cluff and Koda Marshall.

The following students will be continuing on to state:

Photo and Article by Jen Gasser

A New Phonics and Spelling Program: HD Word

Submitted by angie.keisel on

A new phonics program has entered the schools this year for the younger grades.  It’s called HD Word for second and third graders.  The focus of the program is to help students break words into syllables to help them become more accurate readers.  Pictured, are a couple of students doing just that.  Good job boys!  

Tonya Painter

Blinky Buggy Ratios

Submitted by angie.keisel on

In Mr. Mendenhall’s 6th grade math class we learned about ratios using Blinking Buggies. We used the buggies speed to better understand ratios. Each Buggy moved at a constant rate.  Some buggies went faster than others so we used rates to compare them. We measured how fast each buggy could go 10 bricks. Since some of the buggies went slower than others, we used the ratio of speed. We used Either bricks per second, or how many seconds it took to finish 10 bricks. Since we have this data gathered, we can figure out each ratio of Bricks Per Second!

Article by Aiden Atwood

Good Luck Debate Team

Submitted by adam.gull on

Our Debate team has worked very hard this year!  We will be attending the District Debate Tournament on March 28th.  Team members have had to examine the topic of mandatory Draft, decide on an affirmative or negative stance, create an argument, and work their way through three rounds of debating other schools.  We want to wish congratulations to all those who have participated and good luck!  The Debate Team includes fifth and sixth grade students:  Eduardo Diaz, Jesus Ponce, Jessica Mendoza, Aiden Atwood, Evelyn Cluff, Abbie Johnson, Tohzmara Begay, Ben Eschamilla

Photo and Article by Jen Gasser

Ms. Williams - Second Grade Teacher

Submitted by angie.keisel on

I love teaching!  Some of my hobbies included hunting, photography and spending time with family!  I have taught for two years in Nebo.


I like turquoise, but I don’t like purple.

I like steak and potatoes, but I don’t like fish.

I like football, but I don’t like golf.

I like all fruit.

I like horses, but I don’t like snakes.

The best part about my job is listening to the funny things the kiddos say!

Mrs. Hunt - Fifth Grade Teacher

Submitted by angie.keisel on

I grew up in Texas, and I’m pretty proud of this.  I married a local boy, Dave Hunt, so I’ve stayed in Utah.  We have two kids in our arms and one in our heart (Ian - 11, Maylynn - 8, Aiden - 5). I have taught for 23 years - 18 at Taylor Elementary in Payson and this is 5 at Rees.  My hobbies include shopping, reading, sleeping, and playing at DISNEYLAND with my kids.


I like green, but I don’t like brown.

I like Brick Oven’s Pasta, but I don’t like McDonald’s food.