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Thursday, November 14, 2013

posted Nov 14, 2013, 6:45 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Thursday, November 14, 2013. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a  high of about 83 degrees.


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

Next week, Mrs. Fridell & Mrs. Schmottlach class will be leading us in the pledge.


Today is...

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day, and National American Teddy Bear Day, and National Pickle Day

On this Day in History:

On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship, is published. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: "Call me Ishmael."

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

Chimpanzees are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:

The Pillar of the Week is Responsibility, our third Pillar of Character, represented by the color green. When you think about  responsibility, think about being responsible for a green garden.

Ethical people show responsibility by being accountable. An accountable person is not a victim and doesn’t shift blame or claim credit for the work of others. He considers the likely consequences of his behavior and associations. He recognizes the common complicity in the triumph of evil when nothing is done to stop it. He leads by example.

According to Robert Duncan, American poet, "Responsibility is to keep the ability to respond."

Student Council

Today is election day. I will be visiting classrooms this morning so that you may cast your ballot. I have a lot of rooms to visit, so it is important that all of our voting Roadrunners follow directions closely.  Voting is a privilege and should be taken seriously.


Today is a Data Team Collaboration day. Please be in the MPR at 1:30 with all the materials needed for your collaborations.

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.

RSU Friday

Tomorrow is RSU Friday.  I look forward to seeing everyone in the Character Counts Quad tomorrow morning to celebrated another great week at Rock Springs. Be sure to wear your RSU shirt.

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