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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

posted Aug 22, 2012, 7:09 AM by Gerald Lake   [ updated Aug 22, 2012, 7:19 AM ]

Good morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Today's weather calls for partly cloud skies with a high of 86 degrees.

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

“Please stand... 
Recite pledge 


On this Day in History:

The Geneva Convention of 1864 for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick of Armies in the Field is adopted by 12 nations meeting in Geneva. The agreement, advocated by Swiss humanitarian Jean-Henri Dunant, called for nonpartisan care to the sick and wounded in times of war and provided for the neutrality of medical personnel. It also proposed the use of an international emblem to mark medical personnel and supplies. In honor of Dunant's nationality, a red cross on a white background--the Swiss flag in reverse--was chosen. In 1901, Dunant was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1881, American humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons founded the American National Red Cross, an organization designed to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

The human eye can distinguish as many as 10 million distinct color variations.

Rock Springs School is a Character Counts School:

Everyone at Rock Springs is terrific. Do you remember what terrific, T-R-R-F-C-C stands for? Terrific is our acronym for Character Counts. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Let's all be terrific today.

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