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RRS News, Upcoming Events, and Recognition

A very productive winter activity...

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


With the weather cooling off substantially, what a great time to stay in and read! Of course, there are plenty of winter activities that many of us engage in, but in between those activities, if we can squeeze in 20 minutes each day to read, it can make a tremendous difference in our ability to learn. Oftentimes this is seen as being limited to our children, but it is important for adults as well. I have attached two links below that present some of the facts and stats about reading at any age. The first talks about the impact on our young learners, and the second one focuses on us as adult learners.


20 minutes a day for our kids


20 minutes a day for adults

Upcoming Events

October Calender Link Herel

  • Monday (10/15) JHGBB 1st Practice
  • Tuesday (10/16)Pep Assembly 3:15pm
  • HSVB @ RR Triangular (Glendo, HEM)
  • 4pm vs. Glendo
  • 6pm vs. HEM
  • Thursday (10/18)-Fall Ball 6:30-8:30pm Grades 7-12 only
  • Friday (10/19) No School for Students
  • Saturday (10/20) HSVB @ Guernsey
  • Wednesday (10/24) Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday (10/25) Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00pm
  • JHGBB vs. Guernsey @ Rock River 4/5pm
  • Friday (10/26) No School
  • UW Choir Festival @ Laramie 1-8pm
  • Regional Volleyball @ Newcastle TBD
  • Saturday (10/27) UW Choir Festival 9-2pm
  • UW Choir Festival Concert 2pm Buchanan Performing Arts Center @ Laramie
  • Regional Volleyball @ Newcastle TBD

Lonhorn Nation - Music

Our Rock River Music Program is off and running this year. Ms. Meghan Goodner 's K-12 classes work on a variety of music standards and along the way oftentimes find hidden talents that they didn't even know that they had! There is always something different going on in Ms. Goodner's room throughout the day, and she has even been utilizing her I&E time to enrich our students, and help them prepare for upcoming events such as live performances at Coal Creek Coffee in Laramie to the UW Choir Festival to District Honor Choir!

Sharon Mortinson works with a variety of RR students writing songs

RRS Music Highlights...so far...

Here are some highlights from this year's music program:

  • Thanks to generous donations, we have received an antique upright piano, purchased a new Fender acoustic/electric guitar for our classroom, designed snazzy new choir jackets, and our high school choir will be attending UW's fall choir festival.
  • Participated in song-writing workshop, Coal Creek Performance, music-sharing sessions with Longhorn Tot Daycare (pictured above)
  • Musical Guests Sharon Mortinson (featured above); upcoming collaborations are in the works with the following artists: guitarist Shawn Hess; Laramie Band -Moral Panic; and cellist Evan Drachman (founder of the Piatogorsky Foundation)
  • All Kindergartners have met benchmarks for steady beat/pitch matching!
  • ALL students are working steadily to increase music literacy (reading notes and rhythms) and music performance, including our brave new kindergartners!
  • Rock River 5th and 6th graders are making great progress on their recorders!
  • Rock River 7th and 8th graders are making great progress on their guitars!
  • Our new piano lab set-up provides students with an outlet to practice new skills.
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Champions: Congratulations to our RRJH Volleyball Team!

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