Ron Russell Middle School
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“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.”

“La misión de la comunidad de la Secundaria Ron Russell es proporcionar continuamente un ambiente de aprendizaje vibrante y seguro que promueva la aceptación, la compasión y el respeto. Vamos a inspirar a todos los estudiantes a amar el aprendizaje y crecer emocionalmente, socialmente e intelectualmente. Nos esforzamos por educar a cada estudiante a su nivel más alto de excelencia académica, responsabilidad social y conciencia cultural.”

“Trường chúng tôi.  Sứ mệnh của cộng đồng RRMS là tiếp tục tạo nên một môi trường học tập an toàn, tương kính, nhân hậu và công bằng. Chúng tôi sẽ dạy tất cả học sinh biết say mê học hỏi, phát triển cảm xúc, xã hội và nâng cao trí tuệ. Chúng tôi cố gắng mở mang trí thức cho mỗi một học sinh dù nam hay nữ tới trình độ cao nhất về nhận thức văn hoá, trách nhiệm xã hội và xuất sắc trong học tập.”

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Dear Ron Russell Families,

Welcome to Quarter 3!  I am so excited to kick off the second half of the year!  In order to keep the lines of communication open regarding what is going on at Ron Russell Middle School, please read below for information on student grades, reminders to ensure student safety, and dates for a few of our upcoming events.

Student Grades:  Your child’s Quarter 2 Report Card will be arriving in the mail during the first week of February.  You can view your student’s grades, test scores, assignment score, and attendance on ParentVUE.  If you are not already registered to use ParentVUE, stop by or call the office and we would be happy to get you set up.  

As you review your student’s performance for the first half of the academic year, speak with your student and ask the following questions:  Are you satisfied with your academic performance? Did you complete all the work that was assigned to you such as classwork and homework? Have you sought assistance from a classmate, parent, or teacher?  Have you availed yourself of the help offered by your teachers such as tutorial, opportunities to make up work, and opportunities to retake tests? If you are not satisfied, what do you plan to do differently this semester?  

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences February 27-28:  Also accompanying the Report Card is your Spring Conference Reservation Form.  Please complete and send back with your child no later than Feb. 11; they will receive a reward for turning it in.  We will be serving snacks, raffling prizes, and giving away books at conferences too!  

Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS):  We want to provide students with a safe environment that allows them to concentrate on learning.  This month’s PBIS focus is Responsibility. We will be teaching a school-wide extended Advisory lesson on how to contribute to non-violent solutions when there is conflict and how to to be an upstander rather than a bystander.  Please have a conversation with your student about the harmful effects of being a bystander.  Furthermore, talk with them about how they could safely help a situation by reporting it to an adult.

Student Safety:  SafeOregon is a way for students and parents to use email, text, call, or to report a serious danger or threat to a student or the school.  Do not use this if the incident has already been reported to the school or in lieu of contacting the school first during school hours.  

Tips can be submitted 24/7/365 through the web portal, by e-mail to, through the SafeOregon mobile application (available for android or iOS device), or by calling/texting 844-472-3367.  Please give enough information such as names and locations to allow for follow-up.  Tips are promptly analyzed for the most appropriate follow up and urgency.  This may be to school officials, law enforcement, community mental health programs, or other appropriate local or state agencies.   

Grades 6, 7, & 8 Valentine’s Day Dance on February 15:  Tickets will soon be on sale for $5 in The Commons before school.  Please call the office if you need assistance. The dance is from 3:15-4:30PM and students will need a ride home.

You’re Invited to these Upcoming Events!

    • 5/6 Beginning Band & Orchestra Concert is on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00PM
    • Family Leadership Team Meeting  Thursday, February 14 at 4:00PM in the Conference Room
    • Quarter 2 Honor Roll Ceremony is on Friday, February 15 from 9:20-10:03AM in The Commons
    • Spring Conferences are on Wednesday, February 27 (2:00-4:00PM and 5:00-8:00PM) and Thursday, February 28 (11:00AM-4:00PM and 5:00-8:00PM).

Best to you,

Thu Truong, Principal

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Office Contacts


3955 SE 112th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97266

Fax: 503-761-7246

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Thu Truong –

Vice Principals
Larry Tew –

School Improvement Coordinator
Angie Ortiz-McNeese –

Jenn Bolser –
Caitlin Ludlow –

Head Secretary
Jenny Foteff –

Counseling Secretary
Chelli Berry –

Attendance Secretary
Ruth Lofthus –

School Calendar

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  • 22 Mar

    PBIS Assembly & Tracker Party

  • 02 Apr

    7/8th Advanced/Concert Orchestra Festival

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • 03 Apr

    All Dist. Secondary Choir Sing @ DDHS PAC

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • 09 Apr

    All District Secondary Orchestra @ DDHS PAC

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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