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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:

Russell Elementary School Hours:

K-3: 8:30 AM to 2:55 PM

PreK - AM Session: 8:30 AM -11:00 AM

PM Session: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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 2014-2015 calendar.

Parking and drop-off/pick-up at Russell Elementary Click here.

Lunch Price Increase for SY 2014-2015 Click here.

Quantico Bus Routes

Important Dates:

  • Sunday, November 2 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • Tuesday-Thursday, November 4th-6th- Parent/Teacher Conferences - Early Release@ 11:25 AM for K-3 students (no lunch served).  Pre-K PM classes will be in session.
  • Friday, November 7 – Word of the Month Assembly – 8:50 AM
                                          PEA Popcorn Friday
  • Monday, November 10 – Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps!
  • Tuesday, November 11th- Veteran's Day- No School
  • Wednesday, November 12 – School Board Meeting
  • Thursday, November 13 – School Newsletter Sent Home Electronically
  • Friday, November 14 – Pre-K classes will not be in session
                                           PEA Popcorn Friday
  • Monday, November 17th - Picture Retake Day
  • Wednesday, November 19 – Friday, November 21 – Pre-K Parent/Teacher
                                                    Conferences.  No school for Pre-K students. 
  • Thursday, November 20 - Important Dates Flyer Goes Home
  • Friday, November 21 – PEA Movie Night 
  • Wednesday, November 26-Friday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Break – No School
  • Thursday, December 4th- Early Dismissal 
  • Monday-Friday, December 8th-12th Hour of Code
  • December 22nd - January 2nd- Winter Break

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

Official DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity)Home Page
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Last Updated on October 29, 2014

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