Russell Elementary School

Tammy Watson, Principal | Michelle Gillham, Assistant Principal

3920 South Hurt Road
Smyrna, Georgia 30082
Phone: 770-437-5937
Fax: 770-437-5939
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Clubs @ Russell Elementary School

At Russell Elementary School, we are fortunate to have teachers that are willing to go above and beyond to host a variety of clubs, so that all students have the opportunity to participate in enriching extracurricular activities.

Clubs Chart in Spanish

Club Facilitator Grade Day & Time Mission
Art Club

Starting date:
September
Suzanne Huntsenpiller 4th & 5th Wednesday
2:45-4:00
Art Club is for 4th & 5th grade students who show an aptitude for visual arts. These students already excel in art with both knowledge and skill. The club is designed to encourage students to further develop their interest and talents in the fine arts.
Amateur Radio Club

Starting date:
August
Chris Laster 4th & 5th Friday
2:30-5:00
To prepare students to pass the amateur radio license exam and participate in different amateur radio activities. To promote creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving in a technology-rich environment.
Book Club

(Students will each lunch while participating in book club)

Starting date:
October
Kim Donina 3rd - 5th Thursday
3rd (10:35-11:05)
4th (11:45-12:15)
5th (12:10-12:40)

Max of 10 students(first come, first serve)
To cultivate readers and encourage reading and foster the desire and ability to learn  through reading.
Chorus

Starting date:
September
Pedro Cos  3rd - 5th Thursday
2:45-4:15
The Russell Elementary All-Star Chorus is comprised of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who demonstrate both an aptitude and love of singing. The club is designed to empower children to develop their love of music while increasing their confidence and self-discipline as students. The RES All-Star chorus is committed to developing the Whole Child through the power of music. 
Dance Class

Starting Date: September

Niya Thomas
Ballet
K-5th
Monday
2:30-3:30
Visit www.Rhythmzandmotion.com to sign up for classes here at Russell Elementary.  Check the web site for the cost of the program.
Dance Class

Starting Date: September
Niya Thomas Hip-Hop
K-5th
Tuesday
2:30-3:30
Visit www.Rhythmzandmotion.com to sign up for classes here at Russell Elementary.  Check the web site for the cost of the program.
DLI Spanish Club Carmen Monsalve Spanish
K-1st
Monday &
Wednesday
3:30-5:30
To reinforce, enrich, and enhance the dual language immersion content and social language of the DLI student through art, music, crafts, and Spanish literacy.
DLI Spanish Club Carmen Monsalve Spanish
2nd-3rd
Tuesday &
Thursday
3:30-5:30
To reinforce, enrich, and enhance the dual language immersion content and social language of the DLI student through art, music, crafts, and Spanish literacy.
Fit Club

Starting date:
October
Kennon Taylor
Megan McCormick
Amy Archer
3rd - 5th Wednesday
2:45-4:00

The mission of the Fit Club is to improve the fitness levels of students through the use of physical activities and healthy food choices.  The goal of the club is to create lifelong learners while promoting healthy lifestyles.  The club is open to students in grades 3-5.

Green Team
 
Starting Date:
September
Susan Chung
Hayley Cady
3rd - 5th Thursday
2:45-4:15
To Instill an attitude of stewardship and citizenship within students through hands on outdoor experiences.
News Team

Starting date:
August
Barbara Lange
Danielle Harper
4th & 5th Monday - Friday
7:30-8:00 am
Our mission is to provide students with a variety of academic, social, and technological enrichment opportunities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing that leads to the success of the whole child.
Safety Patrol

Starting date:
September
Rebecca Heacox
Brittany Lewis
5th Routinely 5th grade patrollers put up and take down the USA flag, assist in the cafeteria, and direct the flow of traffic in the hallway. They also serve as models for younger children, who look up to them.
Space Team

Starting date:
September

Chris Laster
4th & 5th Wednesday
2:30-5:00
To complete a simulated highly realistic space shuttle mission simulation that includes mission objectives written by team members. To promote creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving in a technology-rich environment.
STEAM Club - Robotics

Starting Date: September
Jaime Collins K-1

2-5
Friday
2:30-3:30

Simultaneous classes in separate rooms
K-1 use coding based robots, that introduce the students to very basic engineering and intro to coding concepts.  Our 2nd -5th robot students work their way through age appropriate build with specific goals set for each week, session, and year based on the students experience and achievements.  The robots are Lego platform, but they are embedded with simple machine engineering concepts, gradually integrating gears, pullies and sensors to achieve a new challenge each week.  All of these builds also require coding.  Classes will be dependent on enrollment.  Visit www.thesteamclub.com to sign up for classes at Russell Elementary and/or email jaime@thesteamclub.com for more information. Check the web site for the cost of the program.
Student Council

Starting date:
September
Rebecca Heacox
Brittany Lewis
3rd - 5th Wednesday
(once a month)
1:00-1:45
Russell's student council consists of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who will be given the opportunity to come up with ideas to make our school better. Each member of the Student Council gets the opportunity to actively participate in schoolwide activities, make decisions, and see democracy in action.
         
Russell Club Guidelines
*All clubs have a $10 participation fee.  The $10 fee for the club will be applied to the club's account.
*If a student is placed in ASP for not being picked up on time, the $10 participation fee can be refunded back to the parent to be applied to ASP for registration.  ASP is a prepaid service.  The daily fee is $7.  After a student is placed in ASP two times with the fee being paid, the student will no longer be able to participate in the club.
*Students will not be able to participate in clubs if they have an outstanding balance of more than $14 with ASP.
*Clubs may have additional fees.