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Rees Teacher of the Year 2018

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:31pm
Attributions: Article: Nate Wright

We are pleased to award Jen Gasser the Teacher of the Year for Rees Elementary 2018!   One of Jen's colleagues had this to say about her: 

"She is energetic, fun, willing to work, and she cares deeply about her students and their learning.  She has served as a debate coach and association rep, and has spend countless hours as a student council adviser planning many school-wide events like Warm the Soles, Ghosty Grams, and BYU conference.

Jen cares about her student's success!  She spends countless weekend hours and early morning hours preparing for her students.  She is willing to study, try, and revamp any lesson plan.  Last year she helped mentor a student in her class.  Because of her extra efforts he flourished in her class.  He won the Freedom Festival Essay Contest, and was a finalist in the Wiggy Wash Essay Contest.  Additionally, he won the school and district science fair.    Jen saw he was capable and helped him become his best self."

Jen is a phenomenal teacher.  She loves students, she works hard, and she is always optimistic.  We are thrilled to honor her and thank her for being a Nebo Hero!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mountain Men

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:44am
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The library was transformed into a Mountain Man heaven last week with our visitors Brian and Paul Squires.  These men came to Rees to share their incredible knowledge with the 4th grades.   They held the students captive with their stories and details about their clothing, tools and history.  We appreciate them coming to share with us! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

FAMILY ARTS NIGHT

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:42am
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TONIGHT 1/29/19 is Family Arts Night.  This is an opportunity for ALL Rees families to come and participate with their children in different art mediums.  We will have master artists in photography, visual arts, dance and storytelling here to share their talents with you.  We will begin at 6:00 pm, and have 4 twenty minute rotations.  Refreshments will be served at the end! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Rees Family Arts Night

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:54pm
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As part of our focus on different art mediums, we host a Family Arts Night every year.  This year it will be held on Monday January 29th, at 6:00.  We will meet in the gym and then families will have the opportunity to rotate and participate in the different art forms that your students have been learning about this year.  This is a super fun night and your whole family is invited.  Refreshments will be served.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

PARENT SHOWCASE for ARTIST in RESIDENCE Grades 1-3

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:10pm
Attributions: Photos: Carla Nixon and Amy Darrington
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Our younger students in grades 1-3 have been participating in their Artist in Residence rotations this week.  They will continue into next week with a parent showcase on February 2nd at 1:30 p.m.  Students were able to choose between photography, visual arts, dance and storytelling.  They have had a great time so far and are learning techniques and skills for their art medium.  Today in dance they were learning how to move with the mood and volume of the music.  In photography they learned how to look at objects from different angles such as under, through and over.   Visual arts was working on using shapes to make different patterns and designs, and storytelling was learning about using expression to tell stories.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Penny Wars

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 9:21am
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Penny Wars is underway here at Rees Elementary, and will continue until Friday the 26th.  For those unfamiliar, every year we collect pennies to purchase shoes for the Warm the Soles organization.  Classes each have their own cans and are competing to see who can earn the most money.  Every penny dropped in the class can earns 1 point. The fun and trick of penny wars is to try and "bomb" or sabotage the other classes.  For every silver coin dropped in a class can, that counts as negative points.  For example, a quarter takes away 25 points from the class.  The students love this activity, so please gather up your loose change and send it in.  The student council is in charge of this and we appreciate their hard work. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Thank You 6th Grade Buddies!

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:18am
Attributions: Article and Photos: Miss Dekker
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 6th-grade students had an assignment to write a story with a 2nd-grader as the main character.  They were each paired up with a 2nd-grader and came into our classrooms in November to meet and interview their buddy.  They visited us right before Christmas Break to read their imaginative stories.  They also surprised us with a candy cane and bracelet.  We were all impressed by their creativity, detailed pictures, and generosity as they gave their hard work away as a special gift.  Thank you for being great examples of SERVING and SUPPORTING 6th-graders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:42am
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Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

First Graders Challenge Mr. Gull With GoNoodle

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:46am
Attributions: Photo and Article: Annette Harvey

Mrs. Harvey's First Graders earned a prize from Mr. Gull for their hard work during the month of December.  They chose to challenge him to GoNoodle "The Ultimate Champ" to see who could last the longest.  Mr. Gull did really well against the 22 students, who are now working to earn another prize.  There may be a rematch forthcoming.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

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