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Friday, March 2, 2012

posted Mar 30, 2012, 2:40 PM by Gerald Lake

Good morning Rock Springs School.

Welcome to Friday, March 2, 2012. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today with a high of 69 and it looks like we are in for great weather this weekend.

This morning, we have some college bound roadrunners from ___________ to lead us with the pledge.

They are ...

students say their names

“Please stand...

Recite pledge



Texas declared its independence from Mexico. When the first settlers from the UNited States arrived in Texas, it was part of Mexico. In 1836, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and other famous heroes died at the Alamo fighting for independence from Mexico. Eventually, Sam Houston led the Texans to their final victory against Mexico. On of his battle cries was, “Remember the Alamo!” For nearly 10 year after the war with Mexico, Texas was an independent republic until it became a state in 1845.

Today is also the birthday of Sam Houston. He was born on this day in 1793, and of Dr. Seuss, born in 1904.

Here are the random Science Facts for today;

When the queen of a clownfish school dies, a male clownfish changes its gender to become female and takes her place.

Also, the element Astatine, is the on Earth.

It’s Read Across America Day! Today is the day we celebrate reading and the birthday of one of America’s great authors, Dr. Seuss. 

".....I saw something pop out of the stump

of the tree I'd chopped down. It was sort of a man.

Describe him?...That's hard. I don't know if I can.

He was shortish. And oldish.

And brownish. And mossy.

And he spoke with a voice

that was sharpish and bossy.

"Mister!" he said with a sawdusty sneeze,

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.

I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.

And I'm asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs"--

he was very upset as he shouted and puffed--

"What's that THING you've made out of my Truffula tuft?...."

Excerpt from "The Lorax" by Dr Seuss

Dr. Seuss lived from March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991. He was born in was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and lived near Mulberry Street, which he made famous in “And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street”. Dr. Seuss graduated from Dartmouth College and later earn a Doctor of Philosophy in English literature from Lincoln College at Oxford. 

Prior to his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss was a resident of the San Diego area, living in La Jolla. He is a member of the California Hall of Fame and has the library at the University of California, San Diego named after him.

This is the Season of Nonviolence - The Word of the Day is Creativity.
The worse thing you can do to a human soul is to suppress its natural desire to create. Identify at least five ways in which you express your creativity everyday. Today, allow something unpredictable and joyous to express through you.

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,

“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”