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Friday, March 27, 2015

posted by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 136 of school on this Friday, March 27, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies today, with high of about 91 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

On this Day in History:
Future President Thomas Jefferson is elected to the second Continental Congress on this day in 1775. Jefferson, a Virginia delegate, quickly established himself in the Continental Congress with the publication of his paper entitled A Summary View of the Rights of British America.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
It’s not possible to tickle yourself.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Caring, our fifth Pillar of Character, represented by the color red. When you think about caring, think of a red heart.
  • Be kind 
  • Be compassionate and show you care 
  • Express gratitude 
  • Forgive others 
  • Help people in need
According to Ruth Smeltzer, American writer, "You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who cannot repay you."

Library
5th grade week

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

Running Team
Canceled for today.

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, March 26, 2015

posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:59 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 135 of school on this Thursday, March 26, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies today, with high of about 91 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

On this Day in History:
On March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The fungus Cordyceps is able to "mind-control" other insects like ants to climb plants and attach there to become its food.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Caring, our fifth Pillar of Character, represented by the color red. When you think about caring, think of a red heart.

Sharing is Caring.

It shows you care when you offer someone else the last cookie or ask the other person if there's anything you can get them while you're up. Simple acts of kindness are the ones we so easily overlook in everyday life. Yet they speak volumes to others in our lives.

According to an Indian proverb, "True happiness lies in giving to others."

Library
5th grade week

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

Running Team
Canceled for this Friday, March 27th.

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! We look forward to seeing everyone at the morning assembly in the Rock Springs Colors.

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, March 25, 2015

posted Mar 25, 2015, 6:46 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 3:55 PM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 134 of school on this Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies today, with high of about 84 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
Pecan Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1634, The first colonists to Maryland arrive at St. Clement's Island on Maryland's western shore and found the settlement of St. Mary's.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Babies are born far sighted - their eyes start to focus properly between 3 to 6 months of age.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Caring, our fifth Pillar of Character, represented by the color red. When you think about caring, think of a red heart.

Refuse to argue and pick your battles. Engaging in a conversation with another person is a choice we make (whether we always do so consciously or not). Make a conscious effort to note when you're entering into an argument, and then just stop. Remember, not every argument is worth engaging in, so don't feel like you have to get into an argument just because someone else is asking for one. Saying, "Sorry, I can't talk about this right now, let's talk more about this later," or, "You're right, I'm wrong, I'm sorry," will put a sudden halt to the argument.

According to a Greek proverb, "Nature has given us two ears and two eyes but only one tongue, so we should hear and see more than we speak."

Library
5th grade week

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

Earth Day Poster Contest
Due today to the office.

Running Team
Canceled for this Friday, March 27th.

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, March 24, 2015

posted Mar 24, 2015, 7:39 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 3:55 PM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 133 of school on this Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today, with high of about 78 degrees.

Pledge:

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

Announcements:


Today is...
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1765, Parliament passes the Quartering Act, outlining the locations and conditions in which British soldiers are to find room and board in the American colonies.
Also on this day in 1834, The great western explorer and conservationist John Wesley Powell is born near Palmyra, New York.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Blondes have more hair on their heads than Brunettes.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Caring, our fifth Pillar of Character, represented by the color red. When you think about caring, think of a red heart.

Do It, Don't Say It. 

You know that old common wisdom, actions speak louder than words? Well, its true. While you can apologize for not doing something until you're blue in the face, you'll gain so much more appreciation by simply doing it in the first place. Yes, it means you have to work harder to keep on top of things to begin with, but the reward is that people will know you care because you just did it without being asked or reminded to do so.

According to Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, philosopher, "The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP Testing today is Mrs. Mallinger, Mrs. Heiland, Mrs Martinez, and Mrs. Riley. Also testing is Mrs. Eagleton and Mrs. Baiers in the mini-labs. 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, March 23, 2015

posted Mar 24, 2015, 7:14 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 3:55 PM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 132 of school on this Monday, March 23, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny cloudy skies today, with high of about 79 degrees.

Pledge:

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

Announcements:


Today is...
Corn Dog Day

On this Day in History:
On this day on 1775, during a speech before the second Virginia Convention, Patrick Henry responds to the increasingly oppressive British rule over the American colonies by declaring, "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Following the signing of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, Patrick Henry was appointed governor of Virginia by the Continental Congress.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Skunks have stripped skin under their fur.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Caring, our fifth Pillar of Character, represented by the color red. When you think about caring, think of a red heart.
  • Be kind 
  • Be compassionate and show you care 
  • Express gratitude 
  • Forgive others 
  • Help people in need

According to William Arthur Ward, American writer, "Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting."

Library
5th grade week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP Testing today is Mr. Horstman, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. J. Isherwood, Mr. Plunkett, and Ms. S. Isherwood. Also testing is Mrs. Eagleton and Mrs. Baiers in the mini-labs. 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!”

Friday, March 20, 2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 6:14 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 3:55 PM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 131 of school on this Friday, March 20, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies today, with high of about 79 degrees.

Pledge:

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

Announcements:


Today is...
National Jump-Out Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, is published. The novel sold 300,000 copies within three months and was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe in 1862, he reportedly said, "So this is the little lady who made this big war."

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Aluminum is the most common metal in the Earth's crust.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Fairness, our fourth Pillar of Character, represented by the color orange. When you think about fairness, think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends.
  • Play by the rules 
  • Take turns and share 
  • Be open-minded; listen to others 
  • Don't take advantage of others 
  • Don't blame others carelessly 
  • Treat all people fairly
According to African proverb, "In a community, it's better for every person to have a little of something than for one person to have everything."

Library
4th grade week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP Testing today is Mr. Horstman, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. J. Isherwood, Mr. Plunket, and Mrs. Peters. Also testing is Mrs. Eagleton and Mrs. Baiers in the mini-labs. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 
Teachers - be sure to check your email for an update on testing.


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, March 19, 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 7:11 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 130 of school on this Thursday, March 19, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today, with high of about 75 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning I have a group of college bound Road-Runners from Mrs. McWilliams class to lead us in the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Chocolate Caramel Day

On this Day in History:
On this night in 1953, for the first time, audiences are able to sit in their living rooms and watch as the movie worlds most prestigious honors, the Academy Awards, are given out at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The Moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Fairness, our fourth Pillar of Character, represented by the color orange. When you think about fairness, think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends.

Fair people are impartial. They make decisions without favoritism or prejudice. They also honor equity. They correct mistakes, promptly and voluntarily and realize it is improper to take advantage of the weakness or ignorance of others.

According to a Macedonian proverb, "If my neighbor is happy, my own work will go easier, too."

Library
4th grade week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP Testing today is Mr. Horstman, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. J. Isherwood, and Mr. Plunkett. Also testing is Mrs. Eagleton and Mrs. Baiers in the mini-labs. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 
Teachers - be sure to check your email for an update on testing.

Teachers
Thursday = Grade-Level Collaboration

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, March 18, 2015

posted Mar 18, 2015, 6:48 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 8:16 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 129 of school on this Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies today, with high of about 72 degrees.

Pledge:


Announcements:


Today is...
Awkward Moments Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1852, in New York City, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join with several other investors to launch their namesake business. This was the beginning of The Wells Fargo Company.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The human brain is 80% water.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Fairness, our fourth Pillar of Character, represented by the color orange. When you think about fairness, think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends.

A fair person thoroughly employs open and impartial processes for gathering and evaluating information necessary to make decisions. Fair people do not wait for the truth to come to them; they seek out relevant information and conflicting perspectives before making important judgments.

According to Potter Stewart, Supreme Court Justice, "Fairness is what justice really is."

Library
4th grade week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP Testing today is Mr. Horstman, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. J. Isherwood, Mr. Plunket, and Mrs. McWilliams. Also testing is Mrs. Eagleton and Mrs. Baiers in the mini-labs. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test! 
Teachers - be sure to check your email for an update on testing.

Teachers
Thursday = Grade-Level Collaboration

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, March 17, 2015

posted Mar 17, 2015, 6:57 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Mar 17, 2015, 10:54 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 128 of school on this Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies today, with high of about 81 degrees.

Pledge:


Announcements:


Today is...
St. Patrick's Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Thus creating, St. Patrick's Day.
In New York City on this day in 1762,the first parade honoring the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
There are about 3,000 lightning flashes on earth every minute.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Fairness, our fourth Pillar of Character, represented by the color orange. When you think about fairness, think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends.

What is fairness? Most would agree it involves issues of equality, impartiality, proportionality, openness and due process. Essentially fairness implies adherence to a balanced standard of justice without relevance to ones own feelings or inclinations.

According to a Chinese proverb, "Cheat the earth and the earth will cheat you."

Wellness Wednesday
It's Wellness Wednesday in the cafeteria. For our 20th week of our Wellness Wednesday Celebration, we will feature Turnips to represent the letter "T" in the A through Z Salad Bar. Turnips contain a number of beneficial nutrients and can be eaten raw. Turnips are low in calories and high in Vitamin C. Join us and let us "Turn Up" your taste buds with some Tasty Turnips!

Library
4th grade week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP Testing today is Mrs. McWilliams, Ms. Peters, Ms. S. Isherwood, and Mrs. Riley. Also testing is Mrs. Eagleton and Mrs. Baiers in the mini-labs. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test!

Teachers
Thursday = Grade-Level Collaboration


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, March 16, 2015

posted Mar 16, 2015, 8:01 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 8:10 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 127 of school on this Monday, March 16, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies today, with high of about 88 degrees.

Pledge:


Announcements:


Today is...
National Quilting Day

On this Day in History:
Future President James Madison is born on this day in 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. Madison, one of the key drafters of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, became America's fourth president in 1809. He is considered the Father of the Constitution, though he humbly referred to its development as the work of many heads and many hands.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
It takes 713 gallons of water to make one cotton T-shirt.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
The Pillar of the Week is Fairness, our fourth Pillar of Character, represented by the color orange. When you think about fairness, think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends.
  • Play by the rules 
  • Take turns and share 
  • Be open-minded; listen to others 
  • Don't take advantage of others 
  • Don't blame others carelessly 
  • Treat all people fairly
According to a French proverb, "Gratitude is the least of virtues, but ingratitude the worst of vices."

Library
4th grade week

CAASPP Testing
CAASPP Testing today is Mrs. McWilliams, Ms. Peters, Ms. S. Isherwood, and Mrs. Riley. Also testing is Mrs. Eagleton and Mrs. Baiers in the mini-labs. Be sure to rest, relax, and be ready for the test!

No Band Today
Class will be rescheduled for tomorrow.

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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