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Friday, December 6, 2013

posted Dec 6, 2013, 6:54 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Friday, December 6, 2013. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of about 59 degrees.


This morning I have a group of college bound Roadrunners from Mrs. Riley's class.

Next week, Ms. J. Isherwood's class will be leading us in the pledge.


Today is...
Miners' Day

On this Day in History:
On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, is ratified. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." With these words, the single greatest change wrought by the Civil War was officially noted in the Constitution.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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 Charles Lamb, English essayist, "The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident."

Can-Do Food Drive
It's that time of year again! It's time for the annual Rock Springs Can-Do Food Drive! The food drive will run from Dec. 9th - Dec. 19th (next Monday). Beginning Monday, bring only non-perishable foods to donate to those in need this season. We already have 28 cans!

Fall Festival
Our Fall Festival, now titled The Winter Wonderland Festival, will take place in one week. The festival is next Thursday, Dec. 12 from 5pm to 7pm in the Character Counts Quad.

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!”