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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

posted Jan 9, 2013, 6:51 AM by Gerald Lake

Good Morning Rock Springs School!

Today is Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The forecast calls for a partly cloudy skies with a high of around 69 degrees. Tomorrow's forcast is calling for a chance of rain.


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


Next week we will be joined by Mr. Hernandez's fifth grade for the pledge.

January 9th is officially, "National Science Fiction Day".

On this Day in History:

On this day in 1768, Englishman Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.

Trick riders, acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other familiar components of the circus have existed throughout recorded history, but it was not until the late 18th century that the modern spectacle of the circus was born. Astley, a former cavalry sergeant major, found that if he galloped in a tight circle, centrifugal force allowed him to perform seemingly impossible feats on a horse's back. He drew up a ring and on January 9, 1768, invited the public to see him wave his sword in the air while he rode with one foot on the saddle and one on the horse's head.

Here’s a random Science Facts for today:

gallon of water weighs just over 8lbs.

Your Character Counts at Rock Springs School:

The Pillar of the Week is Citizenship, the sixth Pillar of Character, represented by the color purple:
A good citizen volunteers and stays informed on the issues of the day and does more than his or her "fair" share to make society work, now and for future generations. Today, ask yourself if you have taken the time to do your fair share.
According to Theodore Roosevelt, American adventurer and 26th president, "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."

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