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John H. Russell Elementary School
Russell Raccoon

Vision Statement

 Reach, Educate, Inspire, and Nurture

Mission Statement

 Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.


News and Announcements:

DoDEA Schools to Adopt Common Core State Standards
June 6, 2012

Adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will benefit DoDEA's highly mobile student population which moves frequently between public schools and DoDEA schools. Read the DoDEA press release here.

CONUS Education Options Assessment: The Department of Defense has initiated a study, CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND). The objective of the study is to recommend options that most effectively balance cost, quality and implementation considerations. More information about CEOA can be found by clicking here.

Click here for the SY 2013-2014 calendar.

Quantico Bus Routes

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 9th – Thursday April 10th – Early Release: Parent/Teacher Conferences (K-3 only)
  • Thursday April 10th - Report Cards Go Home
  • Friday, April 11th – Joe Romano – Green Magic!
  • Monday, April 14th – Monday, April 21st – Spring Break
  • Tuesday, April 22nd – Spring Pictures
  • Friday, April 25th – Recognition Assembly
  • Tuesday, April 29th – Spring Hike (Friday, May 2nd - Rain date)
  • Wednesday, April 30th – STEM Night
  • Thursday, May 1st – Early Release (Inservice)
  • Friday, May 2nd – Assembly
  • Monday, May 5th – Friday, May 9th – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Thursday, May 15th – Early Release (Inservice)
  • Friday, May 23rd – Recognition Assembly
  • Monday, May 26th – Memorial Day – No School
  • Tuesday, May 27th – Field Day
  • Thursday, May 29th – Field Day (Rain Date)
  • Friday, June 6th – Assembly
  • Friday, June 6th – Last Student Day

For information on our Continuous School Improvement Plan please click here.

Click here for more information about Pandemic Influenza Planning.

Homework Help and Online Tutoring Click on the image to get information for free tutoring. Families must first request a password from the base library.

Marine Corps Base Quantico
Quantico, Virginia

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Last Updated on April 8, 2014

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