Welcome to Russell Elementary
"Home of the Roadrunners!"
"The 2013 Exceptional Media Program"
"The Lego WeDO STEM Lab"
Check out our 2013 Media Center Open House Video
Mr. Peter Manson, Principal | Ms. Tammy Watson, AP
Play Russell's School Song: Go RUSSELL!
Russell's Role Model
Bus Video (Featuring Russell Teachers)
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2014-2015 school year. Applications will be available
beginning February 10, 2014. For more information, please
2014-15 School Choice website.
Russell's First Hands On Atlanta Event is a HUGE
Over 30 Fulbright Scholars from AROUND THE WORLD visited Russell
Elementary School on March 1, 2014 and facilitated an amazing
Social Studies CRCT Prep event that brought the content alive
for our students! It was an amazing event that we are
looking to make an annual tradition at Russell Elementary
The 2014 Russell STEM Spring Challenge has been
Students, what can you design out of normal everyday household
items to make our lives easier??? Start thinking, start
designing and START BUILDING! Check out the letter, entry
form and rubric below for more information! Letters and
entry forms will be going home soon in Friday Folders!
All entries are due to Ms. Bodner with the entry form by
2014 Russell STEM Spring
Making Life Easier Entry
Russell STEM Night was a HUGE SUCCESS!!
A BIG THANK you to the KELL Robotics Team for coming out and
sharing their robots with us during our STEM Night!
Students loved seeing the robots shoot baskets and throw
frisbees! A BIG THANK you to PTA for providing PIZZA
during our STEM Night and great jobs STEM planning team for
planning such a wonderful evening! Students are already
saying that can't wait until next year!!!
Spelling Bee Winner!!!!!
Maria Monteiro-Oliveira, a student in
Ms. Ruiz and Ms. Lawson’s class fifth grade class, is the
winner of the Russell Spelling Bee! Maria will represent Russell
at the Cobb County Spelling Bee on Saturday, January 25th
at 9:00am at Kennesaw Mountain High School! Come out and show
The Lego WeDO STEM Lab is NOW up and running!
All of our 2nd - 5th Grade Teachers have been trained and can
access this amazing opportunity for our students! Congrats
to Ms. Chesterfield class for being the first class to access
the lab!!! Students learned about engineering,
collaboration and simple machines! Thank you Ms.
Chesterfield and Ms. Singleton for being the first class to use
Thank you Cobb County School District for making this
dream a reality through the Promising Practices Grant!
Parent Involvement: Bridging the GAP
In order to do a better job of engaging our parents, Mr. Timothy Fairley conducted research on the best ways to engage
parents at Russell Elementary School. Based on recommendations from his study, we will be implementing a Friday
Folder with a two way communication form that we hope will invite parents to dialogue with the school.
Parent Involvement: Bridging the Gap Research
By Mr. Timothy Fairley
Russell RoadCHAT Part
II (January 31, 2014)
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Going Green @ Russell
We are excited to announce that Russell Elementary is partnering with The Clean Air Campaign. The Clean Air Campaign is committed to improving
Georgia’s air quality. Daily they announce Smog Alerts on days when the air quality is unhealthy. You can check the air quality
by visiting our Russell’s website or http://www.cleanaircampaign.org/.
Each morning in the car rider line Blair the Bear will show the daily air quality.
The Weatherbug system has been installed at Russell. We are one of only two schools in Cobb County to have the Weatherbug. Click on the weather bug to
view the current weather at Russell Elementary School.