“The mission of the RRMS community is to continually provide a vibrant and safe learning environment that promotes acceptance, compassion, and respect. We will inspire all students to love learning and to grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually. We strive to educate each student to his or her highest level of academic excellence, social responsibility, and cultural awareness.”
Dear Ron Russell Families,
Welcome to our website! It is designed so you may familiarize yourself with Ron Russell Middle School and is one way of communicating a variety of topics of interest related to our school and programs. Hopefully, this information will help ensure that your child has a safe and successful school experience at Ron Russell filled with fun and, most importantly, learning.
We ended strong in the 2014-2015 school year with an awesome Awards Assembly, fun staff vs. student games and yearbook signing, and beautiful day at Oaks Park. One of the greatest strengths of RRMS lies in its supportive, dedicated, and caring teachers and staff, who work tirelessly on a daily basis in the best interests of our students…your children. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of this team of Timberwolves!
We have lots to be proud of as a RRMS community. Last school year, we experienced our best attendance in school history. Also, our students showed the most combined reading growth of any David Douglas school. Finally, according to the Oregon Department of Education, Ron Russell was again placed at a Level 5 for reading and math growth, the highest level that a school can achieve in Oregon. I’m so proud of our staff and students…but this is just the beginning for us! Stay tuned for highlights from the 2014-2015 school year!
Our four school-wide behavior expectations are to be Respectful, be Responsible, Make good choices, and be Safe (RRMS). Breakfast is free and available to all students and begins at 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. School begins sharply at 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Dismissal is at 2:40 p.m. Finally, it is particularly important for us to have current, accurate home, emergency and work phone numbers. If these numbers change any time during the school year please remember to let us know, as it is very important that we locate you in the event of an emergency.
As mentioned above, we remain dedicated to advancing your child’s academic, social, and personal development in a safe, supportive, and challenging learning environment. We welcome your active participation in your child’s education. Your middle school-aged child needs you now more than ever! We urge you to be proactive in communicating with us throughout the year. Our main office phone number is (503) 256-6519. During the summer, you are welcome to make an appointment with Mr. Tew, our Vice Prinicpal, or myself. By working together, we can ensure success for your child.