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

Starting date:
October
Kim Donina 3rd - 5th Thursday
7:15am-7:45am

2nd 9 weeks - 4th
3rd 9 weeks - 3rd
4th 9 weeks - 5th

Max of 10 students(first come, first serve)
To cultivate readers and encourage reading and foster the desire and ability to learn  through reading.
Bricks 4 Kids

Starting date:
September
Business Employee K-5th Wednesday
2:45-4:00
Students will explore principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more while developing problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Cheer Club

Starting date:
September
Jasmine McBride
Megan McCormick
1st - 5th Tuesday
3-4
The purpose of the cheer club is to provide students with the opportunity to learn the basics of cheer and performing. The mission is to provide students confidence while performing and in their daily lives.
Chorus

Starting date:
August
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 Weavers

Starting date:
August
Business Employee K-5 Thursday
2:45-4:00
Dreamweaver Dance Company goal is to spark creativity in every child and to inspire your dancer to weave his or her dreams through the art of dance. The program is specifically designed to cater to the dreams of children, and to promote grace, confidence, and poise.
Roadrunners
(Formerly Students on the Run)

Starting date:
September
Kennon Taylor
Megan McCormick
Amy Archer

3rd - 5th Thursday
2:45-4:00
Roadrunners is a club that is a life-changing physical activity based positive youth development for students in 3rd - 5th grade.  We will teach life skills through interactive lessons and running games.  The goal of the program is to build confidence through small and large milestones through physical activities.  We will attempt to establish a life long appreciation of health and fitness.
Math Team

Starting date:
October
Julia Johnston
Sabra Lawson
4th & 5th Tuesday
2:45-3:45
The Math Club is a competitive math team which will compete in the CCSD intermediate math tournament in the spring.  We will use teamwork and skill development to improve our problem solving ability.  There will be a tryout for students to be a part of this team.
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
Dondrill McFarland
Tess Watson
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.
Science Olympiad

Starting date:
September
Kelly Bodner
Tracey Steiner
3rd-5th Thursday
2:45-3:45
To excite, inspire, challenge and enrich students in hands-on competition events that integrate STEM.
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.
Student Council

Starting date:
September
Dondrill McFarland
Tess Watson
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.
Yearbook Club

Starting date:
October
Tammy Watson
Robert Roach
Harriet Johnson
Danielle Harper
Rebecca Detillo
4th & 5th Tuesday
2:45-4
The main purpose of the Yearbook Club is to produce the school's annual yearbook.  With this in mind, members who join the Yearbook Club will be taught basic lessons in photography, writing, editing, and electronic layouts.
Beta Club

Starting date:
October
Catina Hinton
Julia Johnston
Tiffany Draper
3rd - 5th Tuesday
2:45-4
The purpose of this club is to promote the ideals of honesty, service, morality, ethical conduct, and leadership among elementary students.  The belief is that this will build strong character that future leaders need to possess.  Students will be able to speak, write and listen effectively to solve community and worldly problems as they progress through life.