Principal's Message

“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.

Career Day

On April, 8th, RRMS had our first annual 8th Grade Career Day! Created by Ms. Johnson and Ms. Ludlow, Career Day was designed to help motivate our students to think about their future, to assist in what classes a student may want to take in high school, and help students think about what kind of degree they might need for their future career.

Speakers at Career Day were a Massage Therapist, Sportscaster, Army Representative, Software Engineer, Mental Health Counselor, Homicide Detective, Lawyer, Police Officer, Dentist, Firefighter, and Labor and Delivery Nurse.

Students had individualized schedules where they attended four sessions of their choice. Sessions were about 20 minutes long.

Remembering Dan Ivancie

Remembering Dan IvancieRemembering Dan IvancieOver Spring Break, the Ron Russell Middle School community received
sad news. We learned that Dan Ivancie, our Campus Monitor, died from

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Ivancie family. Dan's kindness,
positive outlook, soft-spoken nature, and smile will be remembered in
our hallways and all around our campus. Ron Russell Middle School
appreciated the patience and respect Dan provided to our students. He
will be missed.

Common Core Roadmaps

RRMS Families,

Please check out content and grade-specific parent roadmaps that provide detailed information for parents about the expectations of the Common Core in Mathematics and Language Arts. These roadmaps include examples of grade-level focus in the content area, sample progressions of learning across three grade levels in the Common Core, and tips to parents on communicating with teachers about their child’s work and how to support student learning at home. Grades 6-8 are posted here!

Common Core Standards

Parents, you can learn more about the Common Core Standards. These show what students in Pre-K through 12th grade should know and be able to do in English language arts and mathematics. The standards will help all students across Oregon learn the same skills. This will make sure that they are ready for college and careers. The standards include changes, or "shifts," in how teachers teach to help children succeed in the topics and skills that matter most. Please read more about these "shifts" and some frequently asked questions about the Common Core.

Timberwolf Tracker

Here is the April issue of the Tracker Newsletter

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