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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

posted Apr 17, 2012, 7:57 AM by Gerald Lake

Good morning Rock Springs School!

Welcome to a warm and sunny Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The forecast calls for clear skies and and high of 82 today.

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 history, Apollo 13 returned to Earth. On April 11, 1970, the third manned lunar landing mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise. The mission was headed for a landing on the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon. Two days into the mission, disaster struck 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blew up in the spacecraft. Swigert reported to mission control on Earth, "Houston, we've had a problem here,". The landing mission was aborted, and the astronauts and controllers on Earth scrambled to come up with emergency procedures. The crippled spacecraft continued to the moon, circled it, and began a long, cold journey back to Earth. On April 17, tragedy turned to triumph as the Apollo 13 astronauts touched down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today;

A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.

It’s always  the Season of Nonviolence at Rock Springs School - The Word of the Day is Respect.
Gandhi taught, “Language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.” Today, respect yourself and others by choosing not to use any profanity or “put downs.”

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

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