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Monday, April 27, 2015

posted by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 147 of school on this Monday, April 27, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today, with high of about 83 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Morse Code Day

On this Day in History:
On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The smallest bone in the human body is shorter than a grain of rice.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Trustworthiness, our first Pillar of Character, represented by the color blue. When you think about trustworthiness, think "true blue".
  • Be honest 
  • Don't deceive, cheat, or steal 
  • Be reliable; do what you say you will do 
  • Have the courage to do the right thing 
  • Build a good reputation 
  • Be loyal; stand by your family, friends, and country
According to Emily Dickinson, American poet, "Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it."

Library
4th grade week. 
Overdue books need to be turned in! There are 255 overdue notices and that's too many to print. Let's get those books turned in.

CAASPP Testing
Is finished! This week we will be taking care of any make-ups.

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!"

Friday, April 24, 2015

posted Apr 24, 2015, 7:16 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 146 of school on this Friday, April 24, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies today, with high of about 65 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Arbor Day & National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1800, President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress," thus establishing the Library of Congress.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Male woodchucks are called He-Chucks and females are called She-Chucks.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU!

Are you a TRRFCC (terrific) student? Remember that TRRFCC students demonstrate Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. RSU students uphold the Six Pillars of Character everyday.

According to Mohandas Gandhi, Indian nonviolent civil rights leader, "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

Library
5th grade week. 
Overdue books need to be turned in! There are 255 overdue notices and that's too many to print. Let's get those books turned in.

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Horstman, and Mrs. Heiland. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 


Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!"

Thursday, April 23, 2015

posted Apr 23, 2015, 8:16 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 145 of school on this Thursday, April 23, 2015. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today, with high of about 68 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
International Marconi Day , and Talk Like Shakespeare Day

On this Day in History:
According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
You breathe in 2,000 gallons of air a day.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU! This week I have asked you to pay closer attention to the Pillars of Character that surround us not only at school, but outside of our campus as well.

What would the world be like if everyone displayed the Pillars of Character all of the time? That's a big question, I know. Think about it and write down some of you thoughts as to how the world might be a better place.

According to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd American President, "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."

Library
5th grade week. 
Overdue books need to be turned in! There are 255 overdue notices and that's too many to print. Let's get those books turned in.

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Horstman, and Mrs. Heiland. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 

Teachers:
Today is a Staff Meeting Thursday.

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

posted Apr 22, 2015, 7:15 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 7:26 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 144 of school on this Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today, with high of about 72 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Earth Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1889, The Oklahoma land rush begins. At precisely high noon, thousands of would-be settlers make a mad dash into the newly opened Oklahoma Territory to claim cheap land.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Crocodiles sometimes walk on the backs of hippos.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU!

Today I would like for you to look for good character in literature. Take a look at the book or the story that you are currently reading. What Pillars of Character to you see being demonstrated by the characters in the story? Discuss some of these with your classmates.

According to Henry Ward Beecher, American preacher, "Happiness is not the end of life: character is."

Wellness Wednesday
As we head into the 23rd week of our Wellness Wednesday Celebration, your cafeteria will feature Water Chestnuts to represent the letter "W" in out A to Z Salad Bar. Water chestnuts are a good source of potassium and fiber. They are low in sodium, and fat is virtually non-existent. For Earth Day, they will also be offering Tomato seed to plant (not to eat).

Library
5th grade week. 
Overdue books need to be turned in! There are 255 overdue notices and that's too many to print. Let's get those books turned in.

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Horstman, and Mrs. Heiland. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

posted Apr 21, 2015, 7:17 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 143 of school on this Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today, with high of about 68 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Kindergarten Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1838, John Muir, a dedicated advocate for the protection of American wild lands, is born in Dunbar, Scotland.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The largest known ant super colony stretches nearly 4,000 miles through Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU!

This week's challenge is to find examples of good character outside of our school. How many examples were you able to find yesterday? Share some of these examples with your class today.

According to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American humorist, author and journalist, "To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned mans character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. Mallinger, Mr. Plunkett, Ms. Isherwood, and Ms. Roberts. Also testing is Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Horstman, and Mrs Heiland. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!"

Monday, April 20, 2015

posted Apr 20, 2015, 7:35 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 8:18 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 142 of school on this Monday, April 20, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today, with high of about 74 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Spring Astronomy Day

On this Day in History:
Colonel Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States army two days after he was offered command of the Union army and three days after his native state, Virginia, seceded from the Union. Lee went on to become General of the Confederate Army.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Some sea stars break off their own arms when frightened.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
It's Pillars of Character Week at RSU! 

Are you a TRRFCC (terrific) student? If you are then you are demonstrating the Six Pillars of Character.
Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. 

Character is all around us. Your challenge for the week is to find examples of good character outside of our school community and share them with your class.

According to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright, scientist and philosopher, "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. Mallinger, Mr. Plunkett, Ms. Isherwood, and Ms. Roberts. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 

Teachers
Leadership Meeting today @ 2:30 in the library.

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.


This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”

Friday, April 17, 2015

posted Apr 17, 2015, 6:53 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 141 of school on this Friday, April 17, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies today, with high of about 81 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Blah! Blah! Blah! Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1970, with the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth. On April 11, the spacecraft left Earth with the mission of landing on the moon. Two days into the mission, disaster struck, and the astronauts transmitted the now famous message, "Houston, we've had a problem here," Diligence, ingenuity, and courage in the face of danger helped these astronauts and controllers on Earth scrambled to come up with emergency procedures. On April 17, 1970, the crippled Apollo 13 returned to Earth.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The harder you concentrate, the less you blink.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Citizenship, our sixth Pillar of Character, represented by the color purple. When you think about citizenship, think regal purple as representing the state.
  • Do your share to make your school and community better 
  • Cooperate 
  • Get involved in community affairs 
  • Stay informed; vote 
  • Be a good neighbor 
  • Obey laws and rules 
  • Respect authority 
  • Protect the environment 
  • Volunteer 
According to Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. president, "Provision for others is the fundamental responsibility of human life."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. Mallinger, Mr. Plunkett, Ms. Isherwood, and Ms. Roberts. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.
  • RSU Friday
  • Tomorrow is RSU Friday. Be sure to wear you Rock Springs color to show your school spirit and pride. We look forward to seeing everyone in the Character Counts Quad for morning assembly.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”

Thursday, April 15, 2015

posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:50 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 140 of school on this Thursday, April 15, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies today, with high of about 80 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Library Day

On this Day in History:
On April 16, 1889, future Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin is born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
More men are color blind than women.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Citizenship, our sixth Pillar of Character, represented by the color purple. When you think about citizenship, think regal purple as representing the state.

One is an effective citizen by doing things that:
  • Remind us of our heritage
  • Involve us in the democratic process
  • Support individuals with a special responsibility for keeping the country strong
  • Help us better understand the workings of our government
  • Promote a sense of community
  • Keep individuals and families strong
According to Thomas Fuller, English divine and author, "He thats cheated twice by the same man is an accomplice with the cheater."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. McWilliams, Mrs. Riley, Ms. Isherwood, and Ms. Peters. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 

Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.
RSU Friday
Tomorrow is RSU Friday. Be sure to wear you Rock Springs color to show your school spirit and pride. We look forward to seeing everyone in the Character Counts Quad for morning assembly.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

posted Apr 15, 2015, 7:10 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 8:15 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 139 of school on this Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today, with high of about 83 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
World Art Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1912, The RMS Titanic, billed as unsinkable, sinks into the icy waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The largest known dinosaur skull is longer than a horse's body.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Citizenship, our sixth Pillar of Character, represented by the color purple. When you think about citizenship, think regal purple as representing the state.

A good citizen:
  • believes the country is worth keeping strong,
  • understands the importance of citizen involvement in a democracy, and appreciates the impact of a single act and of millions of single acts.
According to Vaclav Havel, President, Czech Republic, "Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law nor democratic government will function properly."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. McWilliams, Mrs. Riley, Ms. Isherwood, and Ms. Peters. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 


Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

posted Apr 14, 2015, 7:31 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 138 of school on this Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today, with high of about 77 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of college bound Roadrunners from _ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Dictionary Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Mars is red because its soil is very rusty (iron oxide.)

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Citizenship, our sixth Pillar of Character, represented by the color purple. When you think about citizenship, think regal purple as representing the state.

An effective citizen is someone who takes time away from their pursuit of happiness to do things that sustain our freedoms and keep the country safe.

According to Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representatives, "There is, and always has been, one tremendous ruler of the human race, and that ruler is that combination of the opinions of all, the leveling up of universal sense which is called public sentiment. That is the ever-present regulator and police of humanity."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
Testing today is Mrs. McWilliams, Mrs. Riley, Ms. Isherwood, and Ms. Peters. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 


Safety First!
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • Remember to play safe on the playground and when the bell rings to line up, walk to your line safely. We do not want anyone running as you could get hurt.
  • When you arrive at school in the morning, remember to sit at the lunch tables. All students are to remain sitting at the lunch tables until the duty teacher says that you may get up.
  • At the end of the day, your teacher will walk you to your designated exit for parent pick-up. If your ride is not there, you need to wait, stay at the front of the school and wait patiently and quietly for your ride.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”

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