Hi my name is Marisa Channell. I graduated from Mountain View High School in Orem and Brigham Young University-Idaho. This is my seventh year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching first grade. I was born in Provo, Utah. I grew up in Orem, Utah. I now live in Orem. I am the second in my family. I am single. My mom worked for 30 years in the district as a speech therapist. My dad worked at Brigham Young University for 30 years as a professor in speech and language pathology. My older sister works at Disney World along with her husband and they just had my first niece who is my favorite ever!! My favorite things to do outside of school are: quilting, reading, watching movies, listening to music, hanging out with friends and traveling the world!!! I am also a Harry Potter addict and had the opportunity to go to London this summer and live out my dreams of seeing a lot of Harry Potter things!!
Hi my name is Emily Jayme. I graduated from Sugar-Salem High School in Sugar City, Idaho, Ricks College and Brigham Young University. This is my fourth year teaching. I am so excited to be teaching sixth grade. I was born in Rexburg, Idaho and I grew up in Sugar City, Idaho. I now live in Springville, Utah. I am the eighth in my family. I am married. To tell you a little about my family. I am married and have three daughters. My oldest two daughters are married with their own families. My youngest is in sixth grade. My favorite things to do outside of school include: Putting together jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, hanging out with my family and keeping my house clean.
Senior College Tours are coming up on Monday, September 18th
Buses will depart from and return to the Nebo Advance Learning Center, 161 E 400 N, Salem.
Registration Begins Monday, September 11th and Closes Friday, September 15th.
Fill out and Return the linked Registration and Consent form to the counseling center.
Registration and Consent Form for College Tour - 2017
Hi my name is Amber Park. I graduated high school from Logan High School and attended College at Utah State University. This is my second year as a technician in Nebo School District. I am so excited to be the Skill Building Coach at Art City. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I grew up in Arizona, England, Texas, New Mexico, and Utah. (My dad was in the Air Force) I now live in Springville, Utah. I am the fifth of six children in my family. I am married and have four children (three boys and one girl).
Hi my name is Makayla Thomas. I graduated high school from Maple Mountain High and college from Utah Valley University. This is my second year teaching and I am so excited to be teaching fifth grade. I was born in Payson, Utah. I grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. I now live in Spanish Fork. I am the middle child of two sisters in my family. I am married. To tell you a little about my family: I married my husband, Tyler, last year. We dated all through high school. We live in Spanish Fork, Utah and have a dog. I also have a niece and two nephews who I am obsessed with! My favorite things to do outside of school include: Going shopping, repainting furniture, going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family.
In Mr. Shaffer's Drawing class they blacked out the classroom and turned it into a makeshift cave. They also discussed the history of drawing and communication.
Mr. Shaffer is always thinking of great ways to engage kids in class and to make art a great experience for everyone. This is just one example of the many awesome experiences in his classes.
The first group of students have been chosen as students of the month for September. These students have impressed their teachers in the short time that they have been in their classes.
Teachers often nominate students who are respectful and helpful to their peers, are responsible in their classwork, and create a positive classroom environment with their great attitudes. This can definitely be said about the kids chosen this month.
The students are7th Jaci Warner Connor Harding 8th Emilie Pye Jonah Ellsworth 9th Soleil Martinez Austin Daniels Make sure to congratulate them when you see them.
My name is Lauren Sweeney. I was born and raised in a small town in
Northeast Iowa but now I live in Provo, Utah with my husband. I
studied Elementary Education at Brigham Young University and this is
my first year teaching! I've wanted to be a teacher my whole life and
I'm so excited to start off with such an amazing 5th grade class in
such an incredible school! In my free time I love to watch movies, try
new restaurants, talk with my friends, and do art projects! My
favorite subject in school is writing, and I'm even writing my own
I'm excited for all the adventures this year will bring, and I
couldn't be prouder to be a Grizzly!
Fifth grade students are such a help to the first grade classes during Guided Math. While first grade teachers instruct, the fifth grade students help run math centers that reinforce learning. This is a fun opportunity for both grades to look forward to because it gives them a chance to practice math, make new friends, and learn from each other. This partnership is a long time tradition that has been happening at Taylor for more than 15 years! Upper grade students always remember when they were in first grade and the "big kids" helped them. What a great way to continue the community at Taylor Elementary! Many tiger, one roar!!!!
I really appreciate so much all the support we have seen as we are working hard to keep our students safe. I appreciate everyone moving forward in the student drop off area and not getting out of the cars and parking in this area. We are continuing to look at how we can ensure the safety of our students.
With yesterday being September 11th, your student had the wonderful opportunity to participate with the school in a flag ceremony, singing of the national anthem, and the pledge. As this commenced, we as a school administration asked the teachers to focus on the heroes that came immediately after the days events sixteen years ago. Good people around the world showed their kindness and love for each other by reaching out and helping save the lives of those hurt by this event. Instead of focusing on the the tragic events of 9/11, we wanted in emphasis the patriotism, kindness and heroism that was brought about because of that day. It was such a wonderful experience standing in the circle as our students sang the National Anthem and said the pledge. I couldn't help but fight back the tears. I love your students and the happiness they bring to our school.
We are so excited about our upcoming Hero Night. Attached you will see a newsletter from our PTA. This newsletter letter contains details about that night as well as other good information. I great appreciate all the hard work our PTA has done this year to help get our school up and running. I encourage anyone who would like to get involved to please come out and join this wonderful group. Great things are happening.
VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER that on MONDAY, September 18th we have an EARLY OUT! School will let out at 12:00 PM. Lunch will be served at at 10:40. Because we have early out and Kindergarten will be participate in an all day field trip later this year, there will be NO KINDERGARTEN on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th.
As we are getting our School Community Council up and running. This year we had two parents that volunteered to run as SCC candidates. Because we need two parents to fill the vacant slots, I am happy to announce that Mrs. Cathy Nelson and Mrs. Elizabeth Rios are on our 2017-2018 SCC. Thank you so much for volunteered to be part of this Council!
As always, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and don't forget to check our website.Thank you so much for all your support! Please open the attachment for great information on upcoming events!
Monday, Sept. 18 School out at 12:00
Tuesday, Sept 26 Vision Screening
Friday, Sept 29 Tiger Pride Assembly
Tuesday, Oct. 3 School Community Council @ 12:30
Tuesday, Oct. 3 PTA @1:30
Monday, Oct. 9 Hero Night 5:30
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Picture Day
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Help us kick off Chinese Culture Week with a night of Chinese and Western music!
Join the University of Utah Confucius Institute and School of Music on Sunday, September 24th as we showcase faculty members Ning Lu and Jie Lu, along with members off the Utah Symphony.
This free concert will run from 7 to 8pm at Libby Gardener Hall. We hope to see you there!
You can find out more about this event by clicking the button below:
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Back-to-School Night was a huge success with guest balloon artist ending our night. Thank you to all those who came and meet with your student's teacher.
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Mrs. Ware's student, Jenna Mendenhall, brought in a chrysalis for the class to observe. Sure enough, right after library time, Stormy came out of her chrysalis and the kids even got to hold her before she went home! Thanks Jenna for giving us a special surprise to write about!
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Kindergarten off to a great start this year in Mrs. Gibb's all day class! On the first day of school they were ready and excited to learn. Way to go Lions!
Mrs. Terry's and Mrs. Gibb's kindergarten classes were so excited that Mr. Rawlings finally caught their gingerbread man! It was a looong four days! Mr. Rawlings is the hero for catching their gingerbread man. Thanks, Mr. Rawlings!
Congratulations Birigit Spencer for her great observation skills finding the Pawkemon during the first week of September! Way to go, and good luck to everyone finding the next one!
Biology students and their parents hiked the switch back in Woodland Hills to collect woody plants for their biological collection. It was a great hike. These are the brave souls that made it to the top! It was a great day!
Students will be pressing the plants in their collection and creating a binder that identifies each plant that they found during their hike.
Mrs. Kelly is a familiar face around Rees as she has been a favorite substitute for many years. We are thrilled to have her join us as an official 4th grade teacher this year. She is married with 4 kids, all of whom have attended Rees. Her favorite vacation was a trip to Disneyland, and someday she would like to travel to Italy. In her spare time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family. She loves Zupas, and Hot Tamales are her favorite treat. If she won the lottery, she would buy a new house and travel to Hawaii and New York. We are so happy to have Mrs. Kelly join us as a REES EAGLE!!