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RRS News, Upcoming Events, and Recognition

Can we find 6 more minutes in the day?

Students who started the year as struggling readers but ended the year at or above benchmark each day read just six more minutes than struggling readers who did not meet benchmark. Struggling-to-successful third graders also read 100,448 more words and had 11 percent higher reading comprehension than their peers, while struggling-to-successful sixth graders read 230,422 more words and had 9 percent higher reading comprehension.

With this in mind, think of the possibilities if we could commit to just 6 more minutes a day outside of school to have a lifetime of impact. Please see the chart below for more information.

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Upcoming Events

November Events

  • (11/1-11/2) Friday and Saturday
  • (Volleyball Regionals @ Wheatland)
  • (11/5)Tuesday
  • (No School/Teacher Inservice)
  • JHGBB vs. HEM @ RR 5 and 6
  • (11/7) Thursday
  • JHGBB vs. Guernsey 4 and 5
  • State Volleyball @ Casper
  • (11/8) Friday (Regular School Day)
  • State Volleyball @ Casper
  • (11/9) Saturday
  • JHGBB@Baggs 1 and 2
  • All State Choir Auditions
  • State Volleyball @ Casper
  • (11/11) Monday
  • Veteran's Day Program (9:51-10:25 am)
  • (11/12) Tuesday
  • PTO Meeting 3:45 pm in the Library
  • JHGBB vs. UW Lab 4:30 and 5:15
  • (11/15) Friday (No School)
  • JHGBB vs. Encampment @ RR 4 and 5
  • (11/16) Saturday
  • JHGBB @ HEM 10/JHGBB @ Encampment 1:30
  • (11/21) Thursday
  • JHGBB @ Saratoga 4 and 5
  • (11/25) Monday
  • High School Girls' and Boys' Basketball Practice starts
  • Southeast Honor Choir in Cheyenne
  • (11/26) Tuesday
  • Southeast Honor Choir in Cheyenne
  • All School Thanksgiving
  • (11/27-11/29) Wednesday - Friday
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

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State Cross Country

Rock River's Cross Country Team (left to right): Zariel Mallery-Coulter, Hunter Winters, and Shay Voss, traveled across the state to Afton, Wyoming for State Cross Country. Zariel finished 13th overall in the 1A/2A combined classification. Shay and Hunter posted their best times of the year. Tambra White and Nate Musser coached RR's return season to XC.
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Sources of Strength

Rock River's Sources of Strength school-wide mosaic was created at our October assembly. Each student in the school wrote something about themselves that they like. The plates were then glued together and displayed to let everyone know that at our school they all have "a place at the table". Sources of Strength peer leaders are Delaney Qualls, Johnny Moore, PJ Dennett, and advisor Nate Musser. Click here to find out more about Sources of Strength.
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8th Grade Drumline

Mr. Stowe has been working with RR's 8th Grade music class on bucket drumming. Within that process of using the limited resources he has, they have also been meeting and exceeding the following state music standards:
  • discuss criteria and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their own and others' performances, compositions, arrangements, or improvisations
  • apply appropriate terminology in the analysis of compositional devices and techniques used in a musical work

Click here and press play to hear their work! (No video, just sound)

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Snow wolves

With the early snow and cold temperatures, Rock River Elementary students have been on the prowl at recess playing "Snow Wolves"...when it is warm enough. If the temperature gets below 0, we have recess inside- 4 days this year so far!

This accounts for the windchill as well, which we monitor in the front office prior to all recesses.

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