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Fleeting Moments and the wonder of learning...

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.”

Richard Paul Evans, The Gift

Rock River continually tries to capitalize on the fleeting moments we have each day, week, month, and year. The reality is that much like the leaves on the trees this time of year, the opportunities we have to enhance the lives of our young people are fleeting. If we are fortunate, we will have these young people in our midst for their entire K-12 experience and beyond. That time tends to go by very quickly, and before we know it, the students who were kindergartners a short time ago will be ready to graduate! Two weeks ago our Elementary staff took advantage of both those fleeting moments and the child-like wonder that makes learning so exceptional by hosting a Science Day. This day saw our K-6 students learn about polymers, Newton's Laws, the Engineering Design Process, and many more standards of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They even got to test out their experiments on unsuspecting secondary students. This type of learning is contagious and, as such, is visible throughout the school at every grade level. The reality is we must all try to capitalize on these fleeting moments and do everything we can to preserve and encourage the wonder that is central to these young people growing and learning to the best of their ability.

Upcoming Events

October Calender Link Here

  • Tuesday (10/9) Picture Day
  • Wednesday (10/10) FFA Ag Mechanics "Cowboy Classic" @ Laramie
  • Thursday (10/11) "Pink out" Day
  • Pep Assembly 3:15pm
  • HSVB vs. Chugwater @RR 4:30pm
  • Fall Ball 6:30-8:30pm Grades 7-12 only
  • Friday (10/12) No School
  • Saturday (10/13) JHVB @ Encampment Tournament
  • Monday (10/15) JHGBB First Practice
  • Tuesday (10/16) HSVB @ RR Triangular (Glendo, HEM)
  • 4pm vs. Glendo
  • 6pm vs. HEM
  • Friday (10/19) No School for Students

Lonhorn Nation - Science Day!

Students at Rock River Elementary got the opportunity on Friday, September 28, to combine grades K-6 and run though a variety of different science lessons that involved plenty of hands-on learning and fun! Each teacher had a different lesson/experiment/application in there rooms, and some of the finished products even made there way into the secondary wing for some impromptu testing of hypothesis on older students!

While Students had Friday off...

Teachers worked diligently in a couple of areas. The photo below shows secondary teachers unpacking Language Arts standards in collective groups using data gathered from RR's most recent assessment and the ELA standards for grades 7-12. Not pictured: Elementary teachers worked on calibrating a single-point writing rubric grades K-6 based on a recent writing assessment about habitat.
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