Yearbook signing and staff vs. student games! What a great last day at RRMS! We will miss you, Timberwolves! Have a safe and fun summer!
Mr. Billings is speaking at our Awards Assembly about Dennis. He was nominated for our coveted 8th Grade Award titled the “Ron Russell Award.” Congratulations to Desiree and Bruce as our winners. Their names are engraved on a plaque in the front hallway of our school!
Here is Mr. Browning announcing at our Awards Assembly that Kenneth and Desiree were our 2017 Athletes of the Year at Ron Russell.
Our Concert Choir performed beautifully under the direction of Ms. Warren at our Awards Assembly this June.
We were very proud of our students who “graduated” at our Hippocrates Circle this May. Our partnership with Kaiser was so beneficial to our students looking to enter the medical field in their future.
The Lion King performance this year was one of our best! Way to go Ms. Warren and Musical Theater crew! You nailed it!
Career Day for our 8th graders! Nick Poindexter, Assistant Director of Admissions at Warner Pacific College, was our keynote speaker. Thank you to all of the adults who took time out of their busy schedules to join us.
May Tracker Party and VIP! These students earned the right for a sweet treat, use of their phones, and a bounce house for attending all Tracker Parties this year and/or receiving Wolf Pride Cards all four quarters!
May Minute-To-Win-It…our final one for the year! Mr. Hermens doing his best to be a human basketball hoop.
Timberwolves saying goodbye and thanking some of the teachers who had the most impact on their learning this year. RRMS teachers are the best!
Maggie and crew wrote and delivered this speech during Disability Awareness Month. They showed tremendous maturity and thoughtfulness. True Timberwolves!
Ron Russell was proud to host visitors from around the state to learn about our common school-wide instructional strategies.
What a great evening at RRMS! The 2017 Color Run! Mr. Zafra and team did a fantastic job to pull it all off for our families.
8th Grade Language Arts Field Trip to Powell’s Books. Big thanks to Ms. Kottkamp and Ms. Vogel for making it happen.
Mr. Stump is the Commissioner of our 2nd Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Thanks to all teams for participating!
Here is one of our 6th Grade Ambassadors leading a group of 5th graders in their annual visit to RRMS. We are already looking forward to them coming next September.
In May, we kick off our RRMS 9th Grade David Douglas High School Student Council Campaign. The kids were so nervous before making their speeches…what strong life lessons they are learning. Their attitudes when faced with winning or losing at the end of the week were the best. Great kids and very supportive of one another.
We took our show on the road to our feeder elementaries (West Powellhurst, Lincoln Park, Mill Park, and Earl Boyles). These three 6th graders were a huge help in spreading the good word about RRMS and what life is really like in 6th grade! They were so mature and thoughtful in their answers to 5th grade questions.
Under the direction of Ms. Reckord, our students’ art continues to be impressive. We are fortunate to offer this elective to our students with an awesome teacher.
We love and encourage our students to take ownership of our school. Here’s John, one of our 6th graders, who puts up our flag every day.
Teacher Appreciation Week at RRMS! Thank you, Teachers, for EVERYTHING you do for our kids. They are lucky to have you in their lives!
Our Jazz Band and Mrs. Garcia arrived on a beautiful Portland morning to play the song “Feel It Still” with Portugal. The Man. The group will rerelease the single with our band playing and proceeds will go to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (you may remember them as they donated over $30,000 worth of instruments to Ron Russell last fall). Our students were treated like rock stars!
Ron Russell welcomes back Samson Ebukam, former student and second Timberwolf to be drafted into the NFL!
Are students and Mrs. Garcia posing with Portugal. The Man after playing all day in their recording warehouse. An experience of a lifetime!
We love our new flags in our commons. They represent each of the 35 countries where our students are from.
Molly and Eliza came from DDHS to speak about getting involved at the high school in Student Council. They are very strong public speakers and represented our high school well.
Students honoring students. You have 100% attendance, no referrals, and good grades? You get hooked up at RRMS!
We love it when our students are out serving others. Here are three of our superstars at the Oregon Food Bank.
SUN Gardening Club doing their best to keep our school looking good. Great job to Mrs. Koza and crew!
It’s Mr. Emry’s birthday and we all decided to dress like him! Bring on the jean shorts, khaki shorts, and RRMS hoodies!
Our Choir Department is the best! Here they are preparing for our 2017 District Choir Festival under the direction of Ms. Warren.
We had a wonderful turn out for our 2017 International Night. The talents of our students and the food were two big highlights! Great job to Mr. Zafra and crew for your planning!
Big-time congrats to our January Academic All-Stars! They bring it every day in their classes at RRMS.
At every PBIS Assembly, we honor students who are in the “Green Zone.” These are students with 0-1 discipline referrals, who have an attendance rate of over 90%, and no failing classes. Mrs. Schauer is handing out some prizes at our January PBIS Assembly.
Congratulations to our January Students of the Month! A huge award that brings your picture to our main hallway.
We are raffling off some bikes to support our PBIS program at Ron Russell. Here are a few Leadership students presenting them at our January PBIS Assembly.
We started a new award at Ron Russell this winter. We call it the RRMS SWAG Award (Students With Academic Growth). These are students that improved .5 in their GPA from Quarter 1 to Quarter 2. They received a certificate, a letter to their families, and some small prizes. We are very proud of them and we know they are proud of themselves!
We were proud to have former Timberwolf Honor Roll Student and current David Douglas Scot Ben H. return to RRMS and speak to our Honor Roll students and their families about the challenges and changes that high school brings.
Quarter 2 Honor Roll Party. We had a record 123 students receive Honor Roll Gold (4.0)! Here they are walking across the stage as they receive their certificate and lanyards/buttons.
We are always so proud of our music program at RRMS. Very few districts in Oregon besides David Douglas offer band and orchestra to 5th graders before school. We have 6 bands, 6 orchestras, and 3 choirs at RRMS. Our families are extremely supportive. Above is a great shot of one of our concerts in January.
As one of the Healthiest Schools in America, we take pride in our P.E. classes. Check out our 6th graders working out during the school day. They just finished an intense game of running “Rock, Paper, Scissors!”
We have partnered with Kaiser to start a mentoring program for students interested in professional careers in medicine. It’s called the Hippocrates Circle. We had over 10 physicians come to RRMS and speak to these students. It was an awesome afternoon and the partnership will continue all year!
We work hard at RRMS but we take time to have some fun, too. Here are our students visiting and playing at recess.
Thank you to Gracelen Terrace for their generous donation to RRMS for our students! Here are Ms. Ludlow, Ms. Johnson, Monserrat, and Aspen accepting their donation.
Fresh Fruit Cups on sale before school for $2.00. Proceeds benefit David Douglas High School Scots’ Angels. RRMS Leadership class prepares the cups. They sell out each morning and are a total bargain!
Our staff is always working to get better. Here is our math department observing each other to learn new skills.
Our campus really shines on a beautiful fall day. We are so fortunate to learn in a clean building that is well maintained by our custodians and district.
October Tracker Party! Always a good time for our students who earn the reward. We are proud of our PBIS program at Ron Russell!
Ron Russell hosted a Student Design competition for the Portland Building Reconstruction Project. Students in our MakerSpace elective studied the project and created their own designs for the reconstructed building, using a wide variety of mediums such as computer models, drawings, and 3D models built by hand and created with a 3D printer!
October is National Bully Prevention Month! Mr. Long, Mr. Tew, Mr. Browning, Ms. Schauer, Ms. Johnson, and Ms. Ludlow are teaching lessons to all RRMS students. Here they are on their way to a cyberbullying lesson with 8th graders.
Outdoor School is always a memorable experience for our 6th graders. Here are some at Camp Arrah Wanna participating in a water field study. We received many compliments for their outstanding behavior at Outdoor School.
September Tracker Party at RRMS. Once a month, our students have an opportunity to earn permission to attend through good effort in classes, strong attendance, and excellent behavior. These students are enjoying the music in our commons.
RRMS student showing Timberwolf pride…rocking his September Student Of The Month bracelets in math class!
Ms. Halligan and her crew competed hard during the Minute-To-Win-It at our September PBIS Assembly. Their challenge? Place the behavioral expectation to the correct setting in 60 seconds!
We are so thankful for our community 7-11 who generously donated money to our school. Students, it pays to be respectful, even when no one is looking. Our community is noticing!
We call this our “Green Zone.” 0-1 discipline referrals, attendance above 90%, and great effort in classes. Here is Mrs. Schauer and a few students in our Leadership class acknowledging a student off to a good start in the 16-17 school year.
Thank you to all of or students and families for participating in our annual fall fundraiser. Here are Timberwolves getting geared up to participate at our Fundraiser Assembly in September.
Our Minute-To-Win-It at our First Day of School Assembly. Ms. DeFrancesco, Ms. Czerwinski, and Mr. Carradine competing!
Mr. Tew is addressing our students on our first official day of school together in 2016-2017. It will be our best year yet at RRMS!
Our staff was excited to introduce themselves to our newest 6th grade class…David Douglas Class of 2023! Welcome to middle school!
Our 6th Grade Open House before school was a huge success. Thank you to our families and students who were able to attend.