Welcome to Russell Elementary
A 2014 GADOE PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) School

Mr. Peter Manson, Principal   |   Ms. Tammy Watson, AP

Play Russell's School Song: Go RUSSELL!

Lights, Camera, RUSSELL!
(Check out our video of Russell!)

NOW Accepting Lego Donations in Our Front Office
Click Here for More Information

2014-2015 Russell Club Opportunities

NEW FOR 2015!!!
Read about the ALICE Lab in the Russell STEM Lab
(Program was developed at Carnegie Mellon University)

2015 Russell Elementary Science Fair!

Join us and take part in this GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

All Grade Levels are Invited to Participate.
Projects may be entered in one of two categories: Individual Project or Group Project (Up to 3 Students in the Same Grade Level)

January 21, 2015 by 7:50 AM!

Each SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT must consist of a student-led scientific investigation that follows the scientific method.  Check out Ms. Bodner's Blog for more information.

Please return the FLYER to Ms. Bodner ASAP!

Check out the following site for great Science Fair Ideas!


Science Fair Flyer

Win a Desktop Computer through our IOWA Winter Challenge!!

We have received and analyzed the results from the administration of the2014 IOWA Test.  Based on the IOWA tests, we have identified areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.  Our strengths included:  Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, the Writing Process, Algebraic Thinking, Civics & Government and Physical Science.  Our opportunities for improvement included: Literary Text, Vocabulary, Research, Numbers and Operations, Geography, Economics and Life Science.

We have created Study Island activities that target these specific opportunities for improvement.  Please encourage your 2nd - 5th grade student to login to Study Island and access the IOWA Winter Challenge!  As students complete activities, they will earn Blue Ribbons!  Top earners of Blue Ribbons will have the chance to win a DELL DESKTOP Computer!

All Students that Earn Blue Ribbons for the Entire Subject will Earn a Win the Day Bracelet!

Click Here for Information on the IOWA Winter Challenge
November 25 - January 30

STEAM IT Up @ Russell Elementary School

Did you know that our SPECIALISTS are blazing a new trail of integrating the ARTS into STEM? We are calling it, STEAM It UP!  The Russell Specialists have planned lessons that align with the processes that our students are learning in their science and math classes.   Be sure to ask your child about it today and check out our STEAM It Up bulletin board outside of our Art room.  Please email Ms. Kelly Bodner for more information!

3-5 STEAM It UP Video

Congratulations to the following students that placed in the South Cobb Council Reflections Contest!  These students will be representing Russell Elementary and the South Cobb Council at Sate! Go Russell!

Heaven R. 2nd Place Kindergarten Visual Arts
Audriana B. 1st Place 1st Grade Literature
Jasmine H. 2nd Place 1st Grade Literature
Alexis O. 1st Place 2nd Grade Literature
Alexander B. 2nd Place 2nd Grade Literature
Haley J. 1st Place 3rd Grade Literature
Jessica M. 2nd Place 3rd Grade Literature
Mikol R. 2nd Place 4th Grade Literature

Click Here for More Pictures!


Congrats to Ms. Winsett's Class, Ms. Steiner's Class and Ms. Lauderdale's class for winning the 2014 Canstruction Challenge!  We were able to collect over 950 non-perishable items for the 11Alive Can-A-Thon!!!

Russell Canstruction Video from 2013
Russell Canstruction Video from 2014 (Coming)
Canstruction Article

Thank you to all of the families that were able to attend our Title One Informational meeting.  Please visit the following site for the presentation and minutes from the meeting.


During the meeting, many parents requested more information about the upcoming Georgia Milestones Assessment.  The District is working on an informational brochure, but in the meantime, please check out infromation from the Georgia DOE.

Milestones Assessment from GA DOE

Check out our latest posting on Russell's Online Parent University YOUTUBE Channel!

Russell Online Parent Unversity YouTUBE Channel

Our next video will be in November.  If there is a particular topic you would like addressed, please email us below.

Email Us HERE!

Parent Involvement: Bridging the GAP

In an effort to empower and engage our families, Mr. Timothy Fairley conducted research on the best ways to engage and empower families at Russell Elementary School. Based on recommendations from his study, we have implemented the Russell RoadCHAT to encourage a dialogue between home and school.  We will continue the Russell RoadCHAT during the 2014-2015 school year.

If you have not done so already, please complete the PARENT INVOLVEMENT survey below, so we can better serve our Russell Families!

Russell RoadCHAT
Russell RoadCHAT Part II
Russell RoadCHAT Part III

2014-2015 (COMING SOON)

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.

Stay connected with Russell and download the Russell App today for your smartphone!
(Click on the icon for more information.)

The 2014-2015 PTA Store is up and running! Purchase your spirit wear and other PTA items today ONLINE!

Russell PTA Online Store


STS-16 Debriefing

STS-16 Media Guide
STS- Mission Program Guide

Follow the Russell Space Team on Twitter...

We average over 1000 checkouts each week in the Russell Media Center!!!

Thank YOU K-Kids for your service to the Russell Community!

4th Grade Terrific Kids

Bringing the curriculum to life since 1962!

Russell is a GREEN school!!!