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Thursday, August 27, 2015

posted by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 9 of school on this Thursday, August 27, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies, with high of about 93 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by Mrs. Zacharias' class to lead us in the pledge.

Announcements:


Happy Birthday


Today is...
National Pot de Crème Day (Poh-deh-krem)

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 liver is the only organ able to regenerate itself completely.

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!
  • 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! Be sure to show your school spirit and pride by wearing you Rock Springs shirt. We will see 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, August 26, 2015

posted Aug 26, 2015, 7:16 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Aug 26, 2015, 7:43 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 8 of school on this Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies, with high of about 93 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by Mrs. Zacharias' class to lead us in the pledge.

Announcements:


Happy Birthday
Ms. Nelson

Today is...
National Dog Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

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:
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 6:00-7:30pm. We hope to see everyone's parents here tonight to learn about the great things you will be doing this year.

Safety First!
  • 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, August 25, 2015

posted Aug 25, 2015, 6:58 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Aug 25, 2015, 8:19 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 7 of school on this Tuesday, August 25, 2015. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, with high of about 91 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week, we will be joined by Mrs. Zacharias' class to lead us in the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Banana Split Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1939, The Wizard of Oz, which will become one of the best-loved movies in history, opens in theaters around the United States.

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 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 mans mind can create, mans character can control.”

Safety First!
  • 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, August 24, 2015

posted Aug 24, 2015, 6:53 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 6 of school on this Monday, August 24, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies, 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...
National Waffle Day

On this Day in History:
After centuries of dormancy, Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, devastating the prosperous Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The cities, buried under a thick layer of volcanic material and mud, were never rebuilt and largely forgotten in the course of history. In the 18th century, Pompeii and Herculaneum were rediscovered and excavated, providing an unprecedented archaeological record of the everyday life of an ancient civilization.

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:
"Do you remember the Six Pillars of Character from last week? 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!
  • 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, August 21, 2015

posted Aug 21, 2015, 7:13 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 5 of school on this Friday, August 21, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies, with high of about 86 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
Poet's Day

On this Day in History:
The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-star rows and four five-star rows. The new flag became official July 4, 1960.

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:
This week we introduced the Six Pillars of Character; Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. We can easily remember these words using the Mnemonic, TRRFCC - terrific. Next week we will explore the meaning of each word and the positive impact they can have on our lives.

According to Karen Hartz, CC! coordinator, CHARACTER COUNTS! in Caroline County, “To exercise good character daily is to be morally fit for life.”

Safety First!
  • 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, August 20, 2015

posted Aug 20, 2015, 7:03 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 4 of school on this Thursday, August 20, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies, with high of about 86 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
National Radio Day

On this Day in History:
In 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. Exactly 66 years later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sends a different kind of message--a phonograph record containing information about Earth for extraterrestrial beings--shooting into space aboard the unmanned spacecraft Voyager II.

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

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
Are you ready for a TRRFCC Terrific Thursday? We've been talking about the 5 Pillars of Character, now it's quiz time. Teachers, please take a minute to see which Terrific RSU students in your class can tell you the 5 Pillars of Character.

According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, philosopher and poet, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”

Safety First!
  • 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, August 19, 2015

posted Aug 19, 2015, 7:25 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 3 of school on this Wednesday, August 19, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies, 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...
Root Beer Float Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1946, William Jefferson Blythe III is born in Hope, Arkansas. His father died in a car accident before he was born, and young Bill later took the last name of his stepfather, Roger Clinton. In 1992, Bill Clinton would be elected as the 42nd president of the United States.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The human eye can distinguish as many as 10 million distinct color variations.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
Everyone at Rock Springs is terrific. Do you remember what terrific, T-R-R-F-C-C stands for? Terrific is our acronym for Character Counts. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Let's all be terrific today.

According to Albert Einstein, Swiss-American mathematician, physicist and public philosopher, “Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”

Safety First!
  • 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, August 18, 2015

posted Aug 18, 2015, 7:47 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 2 of school on this Tuesday, August 18, 2015. 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 ___________ to lead us with the pledge.

Announcements:


Today is...
Bad Poetry Day

On this Day in History:
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
The world's smallest rodent is Pygmy Jerboa - measuring only a couple of inches in length - and can run as fast as a horse.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
At Rock Springs School we are terrific because we follow The Six Pillars of Character. The pillars are; Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

According to an Unknown author, “Character is what you are in the dark.”

Teachers:
Please take attendance in PowerSchool. Please refer to the salmon colored note that was in your box this morning for more important information.

Safety First!
  • 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, August 17, 2015

posted Aug 17, 2015, 7:13 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 8:27 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 1 of school on this Monday, August 17, 2015. The forecast calls for sunny skies, with high of about 90 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Announcements:


Today is...
International Geocaching Day

On this Day in History:
On August 17, 1933, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking former Yankee Everett Scotts record for consecutive games played. Gehrig would go on to play in 2,130 games in a row, setting a record that would stand for over half a century.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
Men have more blood in their circulatory system than women and more red blood cells.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
This year, you will be learning about the The Six Pillars of Character. The pillars are; Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. These are easy to remember because people with good character are terrific. Just use the acronym T R R F C C for terrific. T for Trustworthiness, R for Respect, R for Responsibility, C for Caring, and C for Citizenship. All Rock Springs students and staff are Terrific!

According to Henry Clay, statesman, orator, politician, “Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.”

Safety First!
  • 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, June 12, 2015

posted Jun 12, 2015, 5:54 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 180 of school on this Friday, June 12, 2015. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, 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...
National Jerky Day

On this Day in History:
On this day, Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
A canary can sing two different songs at the same time.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:
Practice the Six Pillars of Character all summer. All you need to do is be TRRFCC (terrific); Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

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

Library
Summer Library started here! This is our seventh year! The library will be open Tuesdays from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM starting June 16th and every Tuesday after that until July 28th.

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.
  • Kadama is not allowed at school

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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