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Thursday, April 11, 2013

posted Apr 11, 2013, 7:08 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Apr 11, 2013, 8:16 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Thursday, April 11, 2013. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of around 75 degrees.


This morning, we have a group of college bound roadrunners from Mrs. Sylliaasen's class to lead us with the pledge. 


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

Today is...

Officially National Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day in honor of Beverly Cleary's birthday!

On this Day in History:

On this day in 1916, Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and, until she was old enough to attend school, lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Most well-known for her Ramona books, Beverly Clear has published some 41titles including Ramona the Pest, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and Dear Mr. Henshaw. Every year on April 11th, we celebrate her birthday by having National D.E.A.R. Day.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

The electric eel of South America (Electrophorus electricus) can generate over 600 volts, and can paralyze even a horse.

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, remember to think of a heart.
Apologize Often, Even If You’re Not Wrong.
Why should you apologize even if you’re not “wrong?” Well, it depends on your point of view. Is being “right” more important to you than someone's feelings? Is being “right” all the time something you’ll be proud of? Apologies are simple, free, and entirely within your world of control. Handing them out just as freely and easily will make you feel better and also make others feel better. It shows you care more about them rather than winning any particular (all-too-often, silly) argument. Remember to pick your battles.
According to Beverly Cleary, American writer, "Problem solving, and I don't mean algebra, seems to be my life's work. Maybe it's everyone's life's work."

This concludes today’s announcements. Thank you college bound roadrunners, and remember,
“Keep a smile on your face, it will increase your face value!”