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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

posted by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 83 of school on this Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high of about 65 degrees.

Pledge:


This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mrs. McWilliams' class to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Nelson's class.

Announcements:


Today is...
Kid Inventors' Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
While we're awake, our brain generates enough power to illuminate a light bulb of 25 watts.

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. 

This week, pick one of the Pillars and decide which one you want to be better at representing. Make a promise to yourself to strengthen that Pillar of Character and thus, strengthen yourself.

According to Henri Bergson, French philosopher, "Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."

Talent Show
The Rock Springs Talent Show is coming! What is your talent? Are you a comedian, actor, poet, dancer or singer? Do you have a talent we've never before seen on the Rock Springs stage? Start rehearsing! Auditions will be on Friday, February 10th! You must have a completed application to audition. Applications are available in the office by  Mr. Lake's door.


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, January 13, 2017

posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:24 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 82 of school on this Friday, January 13, 2017. The forecast calls for possible rain showers with high of about 56 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Plunkett to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. McWilliams' Class

Announcements:

Today is...
Rubber Ducky Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1929, nearly 50 years after the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Wyatt Earp dies quietly in Los Angeles at the age of 80.

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
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 Theodore Roosevelt, American adventurer and 26th president, "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."

Talent Show
The Rock Springs Talent Show is coming! What is your talent? Are you a comedian, actor, poet, dancer or singer? Do you have a talent we've never before seen on the Rock Springs stage? Start rehearsing! Auditions will be on Friday, February 10th! You must have a completed application to audition. Applications are available in the office by  Mr. Lake's door.


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, January 12, 2017

posted Jan 12, 2017, 6:57 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 81 of school on this Thursday, January 12, 2017. The forecast calls for a chance of rain today with high of about 59 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Plunkett to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. McWilliams' Class

Announcements:

Today is...
Fruitcake Toss Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1932, Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Some lizards can walk on water.

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 Bertrand Russell, British mathematician and philosopher, "Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value."

Talent Show
The Rock Springs Talent Show is coming! What is your talent? Are you a comedian, actor, poet, dancer or singer? Do you have a talent we've never before seen on the Rock Springs stage? Start rehearsing! Auditions will be on Friday, February 10th! You must have a completed application to audition. Applications are available in the office by  Mr. Lake's door.

Teachers:
Today is a Staff Meeting Thursday. Please meet in room 62 at 2:30.

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, however, due to the weather and the wetness of the grass, we will not have a 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, January 11, 2017

posted Jan 11, 2017, 6:58 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 80 of school on this Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The forecast calls for rain showers with high of about 62 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Plunkett to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. McWilliams' Class

Announcements:

Today is...
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

On this Day in History
On January 11, 1878 milk was reportedly delivered in bottles for the very first time. Prior to this, milk was brought door to door in large metal cans and they would ladle you out a portion.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
A warm frog makes faster croaking noises than a cold frog.

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 Adlai Stevenson II, politician, U.S. presidential candidate, "Politeness is the art of choosing among ones real thoughts."

Talent Show
The Rock Springs Talent Show is coming! What is your talent? Are you a comedian, actor, poet, dancer or singer? Do you have a talent we've never before seen on the Rock Springs stage? Start rehearsing! Auditions will be on Friday, February 10th! You must have a completed application to audition. Applications are available in the office by  Mr. Lake's door.


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, January 10, 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 7:45 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 79 of school on this Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with high of about 62 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Plunkett to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. McWilliams' class.

Announcements:

Today is...
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1920, the League of Nations formally comes into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, takes effect. The League of Nations goal was to be a permanent international body to maintain peace in the postwar world. On this same day in 1946, the League of Nations is dissolved and becomes the United Nations, comprising 51 nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London, England.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
You lose up to 100 hairs a day.

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 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, public philosopher and poet, "Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy."

Talent Show
The Rock Springs Talent Show is coming! What is your talent? Are you a comedian, actor, poet, dancer or singer? Do you have a talent we've never before seen on the Rock Springs stage? Start rehearsing! Auditions will be on Friday, February 10th! You must have a completed application to audition. Applications are available in the office by  Mr. Lake's door.

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, December 22, 2016

posted Dec 22, 2016, 7:02 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 78 of school on this Thursday, December 22, 2016. The forecast calls for cloudy skies and rain with high of about 65 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Horstman's to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mr. Plunkett

Announcements:

Today is...
National Haiku Poetry Day

On this Day in History
On Friday, December 22, 1775, the Continental Congress creates a Continental Navy, naming Esek Hopkins, Esq., as commander in chief of the fleet.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
It can take as many as 15 years to grow a Christmas tree of typical height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.

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 Robert G. Ingersoll, American lawyer, politician and public speaker, "The record of a generous life runs like a vine around the memory of our dead, and every sweet unselfish act is now a perfumed flower."

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, December 21, 2016

posted Dec 21, 2016, 6:54 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Dec 21, 2016, 7:33 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 77 of school on this Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The forecast calls for cloudy skies and rain with high of about 72 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Horstman's to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mr. Plunkett's

Announcements:

Today is...
Humbug Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1606, The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Also, in 1803, The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
A large woodpecker can peck as fast as 20 times a second and up to 12,000 times a day.

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 another in your life 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 Edith Wharton, American novelist, "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

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 Thursday
Tomorrow is RSU Thursday and Pajama Day!

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, December 20, 2016

posted Dec 20, 2016, 7:04 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 76 of school on this Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with high of about 76 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Horstman's to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mr. Plunkett's

Announcements:

Today is...
Games Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1606, The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Also, in 1803, The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Hot water freezes faster than cold water.

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 another in your life 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 Edith Wharton, American novelist, "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Talent Show
The Rock Springs Talent Show is coming! What is your talent? Are you a comedian, actor, poet, dancer or singer? Do you have a talent we've never before seen on the Rock Springs stage? Start rehearsing! Auditions will be on Friday, February 10th!

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, December 19, 2016

posted Dec 19, 2016, 7:11 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is day 75 of school on this Monday, December 19, 2016. The forecast calls for sunny skies with high of about 73 degrees.

Pledge:

This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Mr. Horstman's to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mr. Plunkett's class.

Announcements:

Today is...
Oatmeal Muffin Day

On this Day in History
The Apollo lunar-landing program ends on December 19, 1972, when the last three astronauts to travel to the moon splash down safely in the Pacific Ocean. Apollo 17 had lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, 10 days before.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The deepest location on Earth is Mariana Trench, about 7 miles deep in the North Pacific ocean.

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 Aesop, Greek fabulist, "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

Winter Wonderland
Tonight 5pm-7pm

Book Fair
The Book Fair will be open today, tonight, and through noon tomorrow.

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, December 16, 2016

posted Dec 16, 2016, 6:57 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 74 of school on this Friday, December 16, 2016. The forecast calls for cloudy skies and a chance of rain today with high of about 63 degrees.

Pledge:



This morning we have a group of College Bound Roadrunners from Ms. May's. to lead us with the pledge.

Next week we will be joined by Mr. Horstman's 5th grade.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Chocolate-covered Anything Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships moored in Boston Harbor and dump 342 chests of tea into the water. Becoming known as the Boston Tea Party.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.

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 an Egyptian proverb, "An onion shared with a friend tastes like roast lamb."

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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