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Will Rogers Elementary
620 McIIvaine Street
San Antonio, Texas  78212

Phone: (210) 734-5721
Fax: (210) 734-4026


Newsflash

Upcoming Events:

Every Monday is

College T-Shirt Day!

 

April 1 - STAAR Testing (4th Writing/5th Math)

April 2 - STAAR Testing (4th Writing/5th Reading)

 

April 15 - PTA Meeting (3:30 Gym)

 

April 18 - Good Friday Holiday

 

April 22 - STAAR Testing (3rd & 4th Math)

April 23 - STAAR Testing (3rd & 4th Reading/5th Science)

 

April 24 - Dress in Fiesta Fashion!!

 

April 25 - Battle of Flowers Holiday

(See Events Calendar for more information)

 

Reminder:

We are under construction!

 

For Student Safety:

Please drop off/pick up at CURBSIDE!!

DO NOT PARK IN AREAS WITH ORANGE CONES!

 

 All Visitors Must Report to the Main Office

We appreciate your help while we are "Building the Dream!"

 

 

*Will Rogers Elementary Newsletter--Online Under Documents*

 

 


 


 

 

 


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"I never met a man I didn't like"  
                                     -Will Rogers

 

Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 in what would become Oologah, Oklahoma.  Will originally learned how to use a lasso working on the family ranch raising Longhorn cattle.  He became so good at using the lasso he was actually in the Guinness Book of World Records for using three lassos at one time.  He used this talent in his shows in the Wild West shows.  He started adding jokes to his shows, and soon he became more famous for his humor than his roping skills.
Will took a job as a cowboy on a cattle drive right after 10th grade.  He never finished school, but he made sure he never finished learning.  In fact, he learned so much he eventually became a radio broadcaster, a movie star starring in over 70 movies, a writer published in 4,000 syndicated newspapers and writing 6 books.
He was a generous man, giving money to the Red Cross and Salvation Army, as well as helping them raise money.
Will traveled the world and loved flying.  On August 15,1935 Will Rogers died in a plane crash on a flight to Alaska.