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Summer office hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm.

“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.”

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Dear Ron Russell Families,

Hopefully, your summer has provided you with a time for reflection, renewal, and some just plain FUN. Although the temperature is not cooling off much in the Portland area, the nights are getting a bit shorter and advertisements for school supplies are everywhere! Yes, there is a special kind of joy and satisfaction in starting a new school year…I love it! It provides us the opportunity to make new plans, build on existing strategies, and implement new ideas that will positively impact student learning and safety. I appreciate the opportunity to say how very excited and honored I am to be starting my fifth year as principal of Ron Russell Middle School.

Timberwolves, it is with much excitement that I welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year at Ron Russell Middle School! We have two big strengths working for us at RRMS. First, we have the best kids in the state who walk through our front doors every morning ready to do their best in the classroom and willing to treat everyone around them with respect. Our second strength lies in our supportive, dedicated, and caring teachers and staff, who work tirelessly for the best interests of our students…your children! Come the second week in September, we will be ready for them! I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of this team and I look forward to our best year of learning yet.

We have lots to be proud of as a RRMS community. Last school year, we again experienced our best attendance and lowest number of discipline referrals in school history. Also, our reading scores surpassed state averages on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in two of three grades. And…student reading growth was ranked highest of all schools in our school district!  This year, we will continue to ensure that best teaching practices are used that promote student engagement, respect, and strong reading, writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills.

Our four school-wide behavior expectations continue to be that all students are Respectful, Responsible, Make good choices, and are Safe (RRMS). We take these expectations very seriously and refer to them on a daily basis. We believe these expectations set a tone for optimal learning and safety. With that said, one goal of ours is to provide your child with a smooth start to their school year.  Look under “Important School Information” on the right side of this page to learn how to get this year started off right for your 6th, 7th, or 8th grader.

Again, welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Ron Russell! By working together, we can ensure success for your child and prepare them for high school and beyond.

GO TIMBERWOLVES!

Sincerely,
Andy Long

Office Contacts

503-256-6519
3955 SE 112th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97266

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Fax: 503-761-7246

 

Principal
Andy Long

Vice Principal
Larry Tew

School Improvement Coordinator
Holly Schauer

Counselors
Melissa Johnson

Caitlin Ludlow

Head Secretary
Sandy Hanna

Counseling Secretary
Chelli Berry

Attendance Secretary
Ruth Lofthus