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Friday, May 11, 2012

posted May 11, 2012, 7:53 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated May 11, 2012, 8:19 AM ]

Good morning Rock Springs School!

CST testing is done and we're back on the air!

It’s RSU Friday on this May 11, 2012. It’s going to be a b-e-a-utiful day with mostly sunny skies and a high of 76.

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

They are ...

  • students say their names
  • “Please stand...
  • Recite pledge



On this day in 1934, a massive storm sends millions of tons of topsoil flying from across the parched Great Plains region of the United States as far east as New York, Boston and Atlanta. This was due to a severe drought spread across the midwest leading to what became known as the Great Dust Bowl. The dust storms forced thousands of families from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico to uproot and migrate to California, where they were derisively known as "Okies"--no matter which state they were from.

Today is also the birthday of the state of Minnesota. On this day in 1858, Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” became the 32nd state.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

Dolphins cannot stay long underwater because they breathe through their blowholes above water.

It’s always  the Season of Nonviolence at Rock Springs School - The Word of the Day is  Forgiveness

When we forgive, we do not condone hurtful behavior. When we realize that there is something within us that is more important than this wounding experience, we are free to let go of the past and move on with our lives. Today, write a letter to forgive someone. You do not have to mail it.


I’d like to shout ahoy 'n jolly luck to all 'o our 5th grader students headed fer th' high sea this day (or at least the calm bay of San Diego). Be sure to be learnin’ a lot ‘n be on ye best behavior or ye might be walkin' th' plank! Arrr!

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

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