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Monday, December 5, 2016

posted by Gerald Lake   [ updated by Audrey Frank ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 65 of school on this Monday, December 5, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 68 degrees.
Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Ms. May's.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Sacher Torte Day (Sacher Torte is a dense, bittersweet chocolate spongecake covered with a thin layer of chocolate traditionally made in Germany.)

On this Day in History
On this day in 1839, Union General George Armstrong Custer is born in Harrison County, Ohio. Although he is best known for his demise at the hands of the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana, in 1876, Custer built a reputation as a dashing and effective cavalry leader during the Civil War.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
A cat has about 20 muscles in each ear.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Responsibility, our third Pillar of Character, represented by the color green. When you think about  responsibility, think about being responsible for a green garden.

• Do what you are supposed to do 
• Plan ahead 
• Persevere: keep on trying! 
• Always do your best 
• Use self-control 
• Be self-disciplined 
• Think before you act — consider the consequences 
• Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes

According to a Chinese proverb, "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."

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.
Finally, just a shout out to our Girls on the Run team.  It was an exciting day on Sunday at Liberty station.  Also, a big thank you to Ms. Langston, Ms. Roberts, Mr. Plunkett, Mrs. Zinn, Ms. Hardenburg and Mrs. Stamm for supporting our team.  

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 2, 2016

posted Dec 2, 2016, 7:35 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 7:35 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 64 of school on this Friday, December 2, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 66 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Kindergarten.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Mutt Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1823, during his annual address to Congress, President James Monroe proclaims a new U.S. foreign policy initiative that becomes known as the "Monroe Doctrine." Primarily the work of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, the Monroe Doctrine forbade European interference in the American hemisphere but also asserted U.S. neutrality in regard to future European conflicts.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
If humans came in as many sizes as dogs, we'd range from three to eighteen feet tall.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Respect, our second Pillar of Character, represented by the color yellow or gold. When you think about respect, think “The Golden Rule”.

• Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule 
• Be tolerant and accepting of differences 
• Use good manners, not bad language 
• Be considerate of the feelings of others 
• Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone 
• Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

According to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American humorist, author and journalist, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

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 1, 2016

posted Dec 1, 2016, 6:03 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 63 of school on this Thursday, December 1, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today with high of about 65 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Kindergarten.

Announcements:


Today is...
Rosa Parks Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1955, In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city's racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park's historic act of civil disobedience.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Fish are the only vertebrates that outnumber birds.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Respect, our second Pillar of Character, represented by the color yellow or gold. When you think about respect, think “The Golden Rule”.

A respectful person is an attentive listener, treats others with consideration, and doesn’t resort to intimidation. A respectful person also accepts individual differences and beliefs without prejudice and judges others only on their character, abilities and conduct.

According to Booker T. Washington, American educator, "I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him."

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, November 30, 2016

posted Nov 30, 2016, 7:33 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 62 of school on this Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 68 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Kindergarten.

Announcements:


Today is...
Stay Home Because You're Well Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1835 “ Samuel Clemens, later known as Mark Twain, is born in Florida, Missouri.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
You shed and regrow your skin every 28 days, that's about 1,000 times in a lifetime.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Respect, our second Pillar of Character, represented by the color yellow or gold. When you think about respect, think “The Golden Rule”.

The Golden Rule — do unto others as you would have them do unto you — nicely illustrates the Pillar of respect. Respect prohibits violence, humiliation, manipulation and exploitation. It reflects notions such as civility, courtesy, decency, dignity, autonomy, tolerance and acceptance.

According to William Hazlitt, English essayist and literary critic, "Prejudice is the child of ignorance."

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, November 29, 2016

posted Nov 29, 2016, 7:08 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 8:09 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 61 of school on this Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 68 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Kindergarten.

Announcements:


Today is...
Electronic Greetings Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
When you blush, your stomach lining also reddens.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Respect, our second Pillar of Character, represented by the color yellow or gold. When you think about respect, think “The Golden Rule”.

People are not things, and everyone has a right to be treated with dignity. We certainly have no ethical duty to hold all people in high esteem, but we should treat everyone with respect, regardless of who they are and what they have done. We have a responsibility to be the best we can be in all situations, even when dealing with unpleasant people.

According to Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman), American newspaper advice columnist, "The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."

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, November 28, 2016

posted Nov 28, 2016, 7:49 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 8:08 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 60 of school on this Monday, November 28, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today with high of about 61 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Kindergarten.

Announcements:


Today is...
National Cherry Turnovers Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1520, after sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The dead sea is seven times saltier than the ocean.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School
The Pillar of the Week is Respect, our second Pillar of Character, represented by the color yellow or gold. When you think about respect, think "The Golden Rule".
  • Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule 
  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences 
  • Use good manners, not bad language 
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others 
  • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone 
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
According to Elvis Presley, American rock 'n' roll icon, "Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them."

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, November 18, 2016

posted Nov 18, 2016, 7:23 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 59 of school on this Friday, November 18, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 76 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Martinez's class.

Announcements:


Today is...
Mickey Mouse Day

On this Day in History
At exactly noon on this day in 1884, American and Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones to end the confusion of dealing with thousands of local times. The bold move was emblematic of the power shared by the railroad companies.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Porcupines float in water.

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 Elvis Presley, American rock 'n' roll icon, "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."

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, November 17, 2016

posted Nov 17, 2016, 7:18 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 58 of school on this Thursday, November 17, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 68 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Martinez's class.

Announcements:


Today is...
Homemade Bread Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1777, Congress submits the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Mosquitoes prefer to bite people with smelly feet.

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 a Jewish proverb, "What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth."

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, November 16, 2016

posted Nov 16, 2016, 6:53 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 57 of school on this Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today with high of about 74 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Martinez's class.

Announcements:


Today is...
International Day for Tolerance

On this Day in History
On this day in 1907, the Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
Elephants can run faster than humans.

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 author Edgar J. Mohn, "A lie has speed, but truth has endurance."

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.
** Pokemon cards are not to be brought to 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!"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

posted Nov 15, 2016, 8:04 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 8:36 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!


Today is day 56 of school on this Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with high of about 81 degrees.

Pledge:


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

Next week we will be joined by Mrs. Martinez's class.

Announcements:


Today is...
I Love to Write Day

On this Day in History
On this day in 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange, which has been around since 1792, traveled by mail or messenger.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today
The right lung takes in more air than the left.

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 Donald T. Regan, American business executive, Treasury Secretary, chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan, "When all else fails, tell the truth."

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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