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Thursday, January 31, 2013

posted Jan 31, 2013, 7:01 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Jan 31, 2013, 7:03 AM ]

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Thursday, January 31, 2013. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of around 74 degrees.

Pledge:

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

Announcements:

Next week we will be joined by Ms. Peter's class for the pledge.

January 31st is officially, "Backwards Day". It's also, "Inspire Your Heart with Art Day" and "Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day."

On this Day in History:

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

Some moths drink the tears of elephants.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:

The Pillar of the Week is Responsibility, the third Pillar of Character, represented by the color green:
Responsible people exercise self-control, restraining passions and appetites (such as hatred, gluttony, greed and fear) for the sake of longer-term vision and better judgment. They delay gratification if necessary and never feel it’s necessary to "win at any cost." They realize they are as they choose to be, every day. 
According to Edward Macnaghten, British Politician, "To protect those who are not able to protect themselves is a duty which every one owes to society."

Tomorrow is RSU Friday! It should be a beautiful day for a morning assembly. Tomorrow also marks our 100th day of school. We'll see everyone in the Character Counts Courtyard to celebrate 100 day of great learning at Rock Springs University!

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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