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Friday, September 23, 2016

posted Sep 23, 2016, 6:22 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 22 of school on this Friday, September 23, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 79 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Ms. Roberts' 4th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Riley's 3rd grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
Innergize Day - A "do anything you want to do for yourself" day. A day of relaxation

On this Day in History
On this day in 1806, amid much public excitement, American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark return to St. Louis, Missouri, from the first recorded overland journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast and back. The Lewis and Clark Expedition had set off more than two years before to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase.

In 1846,  German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Your tongue print is as unique as your fingerprints.

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’ll do 
  • Have the courage to do the right thing 
  • Build a good reputation 
  • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, public philosopher and poet, “Frankness invites frankness.”

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 22, 2016

posted Sep 22, 2016, 6:53 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 21 of school on this Thursday, September 22, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and chance of rain today with high of about 78 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Ms. Roberts' 4th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Riley's 3rd grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
Ice Cream Cone Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The human body contains about 6,000 miles of blood vessels.

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”.

Reliability and loyalty are qualities of a trustworthy person. A trustworthy person is loyal to their family, friends, and beliefs. They can also be relied upon to keep their promises.

According to Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, “We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.”

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 21, 2016

posted Sep 21, 2016, 6:57 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 20 of school on this Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and chance of rain today with high of about 85 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Ms. Roberts' 4th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Riley's 3rd grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
International Day of Peace

On this Day in History
On this day in 1780, during the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled and Arnold, a former American hero, became synonymous with the word "traitor."

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year. Mercury rotates very slowly but revolves around the Sun in slightly less than 88 days.

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”.

Honesty and Integrity are both qualities of someone that has Trustworthiness. Being honest means being truthful and sincere. A person of integrity is undivided and complete.

According to Robert W. Service, American poet, “A promise made is a debt unpaid.”

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 20, 2016

posted Sep 20, 2016, 6:37 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 19 of school on this Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The forecast calls for chance of rain today with high of about 84 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Ms. Roberts' 4th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Riley's 3rd grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Punch Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. In command of five ships and 270 men, Magellan sailed to West Africa and then to Brazil, where he searched the South American coast for a strait that would take him to the Pacific. He searched the Río de la Plata, a large estuary south of Brazil, for a way through; failing, he continued south along the coast of Patagonia. At the end of March 1520, the expedition set up winter quarters at Port St. Julian. On Easter day at midnight, the Spanish captains mutinied against their Portuguese captain, but Magellan crushed the revolt, executing one of the captains and leaving another ashore when his ship left St. Julian in August.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The liver is the only organ able to regenerate itself completely.

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".

When others trust us, they give us greater leeway because they feel we don’t need monitoring to assure that we’ll meet our obligations. They believe in us and hold us in higher esteem. That’s satisfying. At the same time, we must constantly live up to the expectations of others and refrain from even small lies or self-serving behavior that can quickly destroy our relationships.

According to Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), religious leader, "The truth is not always the same as the majority decision."

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 19, 2016

posted Sep 19, 2016, 7:21 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 8:05 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 18 of school on this Monday, September 19, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 88 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Ms. Roberts' 4th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Riley's 3rd grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
Talk Like A Pirate Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1957, the United States detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), a 1,375 square mile research center located 65 miles north of Las Vegas. The test, known as Rainier, was the first fully contained underground detonation and produced no radioactive fallout. A modified W-25 warhead weighing 218 pounds and measuring 25.7 inches in diameter and 17.4 inches in length was used for the test. Rainier was part of a series of 29 nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons safety tests known as Operation Plumbbob that were conducted at the NTS between May 28, 1957, and October 7, 1957.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Some species of earthworm can have as many as 10 hearts.

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’ll do
  • Have the courage to do the right thing 
  • Build a good reputation 
  • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
According to Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw), American humorist, “As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”

Girls on the Run!
  • Girls on the Run begins today on the playground at 2:30.
  • You must have a permission slip to participate. See Ms. Roberts in room 20.

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 16, 2016

posted Sep 16, 2016, 6:03 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 17 of school on this Friday, September 16, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 80 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mrs. Zacharias' 5th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Roberts' 4th grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
Constitution Day!

On this Day in History
On this day in 1893, the largest land run in history begins with more than 100,000 people pouring into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma to claim valuable land that had once belonged to Native Americans. With a single shot from a pistol the mad dash began, and land-hungry pioneers on horseback and in carriages raced forward to stake their claims to the best acres.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Roadrunners are mostly a bird of the American southwest, it lives in deserts, grasslands, and woodlands from Missouri to Mexico.

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

According to Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

Today is Constitution Day. On this day we celebrate the freedoms that the Constitution of
the United States of America provides to all American citizens.

The Constitution is the document that created the government of the United States. It was signed on September 17, 1787, making it 229 years old. Its first three words - "We The People" - affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens.

The first part of the Constitution is called the Preamble. There are seven Articles and 27 Amendments. The first ten Amendments are called the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights explains the basic rights of all American citizens.
 
As American Citizens we are proud that The Constitution has remained in force for so many years. The authors saw to it that we have a balance of governmental powers. They wanted to be sure that the rights of all people, both the majority as well as the minority are considered and protected. Equality is important to us as American Citizens. We are very fortunate to live in a country that provides its citizens so many rights.


Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 15, 2016

posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:25 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 16 of school on this Thursday, September 15, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 77 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mrs. Zacharias' 5th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Roberts' 4th grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
Felt Hat Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1858, the new Overland Mail Company sends out its first two stages, inaugurating government mail service between the eastern and western regions of the nation.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
What is the definition of Caring? 
 - displaying kindness and concern for others
What is the definition of Citizenship?
 - Citizenship denotes the link between a person and a state

Today, think of two people that are good Citizens and are Caring. Thank them for showing good Pillars of Character.

According to Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and author, “Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.”

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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. Show your RSU pride by wearing RSU colors and we'll see in the Character Counts Quad for Friday 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, September 14, 2016

posted Sep 14, 2016, 7:33 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 15 of school on this Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 77 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mrs. Zacharias' 5th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Roberts' 4th grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Cream Filled Donut Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1901, the 42-year-old Theodore Roosevelt is suddenly elevated to the White House when President McKinley dies from an assassin's bullet. But while McKinley's untimely death brought Roosevelt the presidency, 17 years earlier two other deaths had sent the young Roosevelt fleeing to the far West where his political ambitions were almost forgotten.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
What is the definition of Responsibility? 
 - the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone
What is the definition of Fairness?
 - in accordance with the rules or standards

Today, think of two people that are Fair and have shown Responsibility. Thank them for showing good Pillars of Character.

According to Baron Thomas Babington Macauley, English historian and statesman, “The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.”

Back to School Night
Tonight is Back to School Night from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 13, 2016

posted Sep 13, 2016, 6:42 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 6:49 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 14 of school on this Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 73 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have Mrs. Zacharias' 5th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Roberts' 4th grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
International Chocolate Day, and Roald Dahl Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner". The poem, originally titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the "Star-Spangled Banner": "And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there."

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
An alligator may go through 2000 to 3000 teeth in a lifetime.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
What is the definition of Trustworthiness? 
 - able to be relied on as honest or truthful
What is the definition of Respect?
 - a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements

Today, think of two people that you respect that have proven to be trustworthy. Thank them for showing good Pillars of Character.

According to Thomas Edison, American inventor, “What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.”

Back to School Night
Tomorrow is Back to School Night from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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, September 12, 2016

posted Sep 12, 2016, 7:04 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 13 of school on this Monday, September 12, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 81 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have Mrs. Zacharias' 5th grade to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Roberts' 4th grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Chocolate Milkshake Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1940, near Montignac, France, a collection of prehistoric cave paintings are discovered by four teenagers who stumbled upon the ancient artwork after following their dog down a narrow entrance into a cavern. The 15,000- to 17,000-year-old paintings, consisting mostly of animal representations, are among the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
Do you remember the Six Pillars of Character? They are TRRFCC (terrific); Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

This week I challenge you to look up each of these words and define them. Also, think about how they can affect your life.

According to Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president, “You can tell a lot about a fellows character by his way of eating jelly beans.”

Safety First!
  • Remember to use the crosswalk.
  • Please remember to walk when traveling through campus. 
  • Also, remember to use quiet voices in all academic areas.
  • 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, you are to 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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