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Congratulations PEAK AWARD WINNER Mr. Wright!

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:45am
Attributions: Article and Photo: Lana Hiskey

Nominated by: Abbey Marshall, Marnie Meredith, Tiesha Christensen, Adam Gull
“Mr. Wright is a positive influence on the children in his classes. He does an amazing job of preparing kids for junior high. Each SEP I have attended has been a positive and uplifting experience for myself and my child. He helps students feel confident with their abilities.”

“Mr. Wright is so awesome! I don’t know how many years he’s been teaching at Rees, but I know it’s a lot. He deserves an award because you can tell he really cares about his students and their learning. I believe he truly wants them to succeed at their highest potential and gets his students ready for junior high. You can tell he wants them to enjoy learning and has them engaged in activities that will help spark an interest. Mr. Wright has been easy to talk to, and I feel he has addressed any questions or concerns I might have had with my child. He sends home a weekly sheet with his students on what’s going on in their class that week, and that’s very helpful! Again, Mr. Wright deserves an award because he does an incredible job!”

“Mr. Wright is amazing!! He is so good at getting the kids ready for junior high. He loves each kid individually and highlights the good things they are doing. He excels in math and science and makes the kids excited about these subjects. My twins had him last year and almost every kid in their class qualified for honors math the following year. His smile is his greatest quality. It is genuine and seems to always be on his face. I highly recommend him for this award and hope you consider him.”

“Nate is a Nebo Hero. Nate is a GIANT of a man with a big heart and contagious smile. He is a role model to his students by the way he treats others and how he teaches them to respect one another. He cares deeply about the success of his students. Parents have come back to me and expressed how much they appreciate the way he prepared their students for junior high. He takes on extra duties like science fair and chess club along with any other needs in the school and does so willingly. He is involved in coaching in the community and has a huge impact on not only Rees students, but students throughout the district.”

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Summer Library

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 8:24pm
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Free Summer Meals

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:48pm

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WHO: Youth up to age 18

WHAT: Free healthy lunch

DATES: Mondays - Fridays June 11 - August 17

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

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

1st grade Bee Bots

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:13pm
Attributions: Article and Photos: Annette Harvey
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Rees First Graders got to try their hand at programming last week. They had to input code into the robot and then test to see if their code worked. They later used those robots to find words with suffixes. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Youth Arts Festival

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:14pm

Discover the artist within your child this summer at the Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival, June 4-15! The Youth Arts Festival is a two week creative arts experience for children ages 18 months to 18 years; that aims to engage and enrich young children through music, dance, art, literature, drama, and so much more! This unique program is the only one of its kind nationwide. The full two-week duration, as well as the large amount of classes offered and the low cost has made it a model that many city arts programs have wanted to emulate. We continue to bring a wide variety of classes offered each year. This year will include art, culinary, and dance classes for all ages, Youtheatre, gymnastics, cupcake wars, and Lego Art - all back by popular demand! We have something for everyone, including an adaptable art class for kids with special needs. The Spanish Fork Youth Arts Festival is exceptional, with professional teachers, there is something for EVERY child. Nourish your child's creativity, imagination and artistic ability through the Youth Arts Festival!

The festival will be held at Spanish Fork High School.

No extra fees for non-residents.

Registration begins May 9. Online registration begins just after midnight (12:00 a.m.), and registration in the Parks & Recreation Office begins at 8:00 a.m. Classes fill on a first come, first serve basis. Online registration will close May 28th 2018.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE! Register online or register in-person at the Parks and Recreation Office at 775 North Main Street Spanish Fork / 801-804-4600

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kids Marathon

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:04pm

Kids Marathon


  • May 12th, 2018
  • Start time 9am @ Memorial Park in Payson (200 South Main)
  • Those who have registered will have packets sent home from school the week of the race
  • Race Celebration and after party 9:30-11:30am
  • The school with the most participants will be awarded a trophy at the awards ceremony
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2018 Summer Theater Camp

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 1:50pm
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Rees Elementary Earns Energy Star Certification

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:44am

Recently Nebo School District applied to earn the Energy Star Certification. Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account. Nebo is pleased to announce that of 44 facilities ALL 44 earned the Energy Star Certification. With 44 Energy Star Certifications earned, Nebo School District has the most certified failities out of any organization in the state of Utah. This is an amazing feat to qualify a building in the top 75% compared to other schools in the nation. Our district average score was 99, with many buildings scoring a perfect 100!

Job well done to Nebo School District and Rees Elementary School. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Nebo School District Keyboarding Championship

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:16pm
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If you are looking for a speedy typist, Rees is your place!  These 4th graders all qualified for the district keyboarding championship.  They competed against 4th graders from every elementary school in the district, and Gavin Gull placed 15th overall.  Nice work students! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kiwanis Terrific Kids Program

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:08pm
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We are so proud of these "Terrific Kids" from Rees.  Each 6th grade class honored one girl and one boy as a Terriffic Kid.  These students displayed exemplary behavior throughout the year.  They have "SOAR"ed this year and we appreciate their examples and dedication.  Thank you to our Kiwanis Club for this wonderful honor.



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Butterflies have Hatched!

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:11am
Attributions: photo: Annette Harvey

Our 1st graders have been waiting patiently to see the process of butterflies hatching, and now they have!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Title One Preschool Screenings

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:09pm

                           Title 1 Preschool Screenings


Must live in Rees or Larsen  Elementary boundaries 

April 27, 2018 

8:30 a.m – 3 p.m.

For an appointment, please call: 

Rees Elementary (801)798-4055

574 N Rees Avenue

**Students must be 4 by August 31st, 2018.** 

 You will also need to bring proof of residency with you to your appointment.  



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:59pm

Just a reminder, there is no school next week.  We hope you enjoy your Spring Break.  Please have fun, be safe, and we will see you on April 9th.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Life Cycles

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 1:59pm
Attributions: Photos and Article: Annette Harvey
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First Graders and Preschool have the opportunity to study Life Cycles first-hand with their caterpillars. They are delivered less than a half-inch, and grow to this size within 10 days. At this point they will climb to the top of the container and look for the perfect roosting spot.  (picture 1)

After 10 days of gorging themselves and shedding their too-tight skin several times, they have made their cocoons to transition to the butterfly phase.  This process will take 7-10 days. (picture 2)

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork