Congratulations go out to:

  • Kelly Mitchell & Lisa Trobee, 4th grade teachers at Rousseau, who received their Masters Degree at Nebraska Wesleyan’s graduation ceremony on May 15, 2010.
  • Alex R., a 5th grade student here at Rousseau placed 2 in the Water Conservation Poster Contest. A copy of his poster will be displayed on billboards around Lincoln. Way to Go Alex!!
  • Representing Rousseau School at the Annual Gold Star Banquet were Peter J., 4th grade student; Janis Hiatt, Diane McDonald & Shelley Clayburn, Character Council Sponsors.
  • Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to 2009-2010 PTO Board Members; Jenni Jex, Lori Tackett, Kim Cook and Melanie Whitmore for your time, hard work, and dedication to Rousseau School.

Lost & Found

Are you missing jackets, coats, mittens…? I think I know where they might be!

Please stop by the table in the main hall and look through our “found and forgotten” items. We’ve amassed quite a collection! Items not claimed by June 4th will be donated to a children’s charity.

Under Construction: A Poem by Mrs. Mandl’s Class

Under Construction

Bell rings, rush to classrooms, we are writing, digging deeper,

“wow words” shining, then the math facts multiplying different

ways to solve one problem, next we’re juggling,

laughing growing, on the playground, balls are

flying, back in classroom, we shout

“Quiet! Chicks are hatching,” but

we are noisy construction

workers busy building

our school


by Mrs. Mandl’s Class

This poem was written by the third graders in Mrs. Mandl’s class, with the assistance of Lisa Roberts, mother of Madeleine Roberts-Ganim. It is a “10to 1” poem. It has 10 lines, with the first line containing ten words. Every line after that has one word less than the line before, counting down to a last line of one word. That one word names the person or thing that the poem has been describing all along! Lines can “wrap around,” continuing ideas from line to line. See if you can guess the one word punch line in this “10 to 1” poem before you reach the end.

Thank you Parents!

Rousseau would like to thank the PTO for their investment in classroom technology.

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