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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:

  • Monday-Friday, December 15th-19th  PEA Holiday Shop
  • Wednesday, December 17th Candy Grams Arrive
  • Friday, December 19th Holiday Assembly
  • December 22nd - January 2nd- Winter Break
  • January 5th Classes resume
  • January 8th Family Fun Night
  • January 9th Word of the Month/Recognition Assembly 8:55
    PEA Popcorn
  • January 15th End of Grading Period
  • January 16th Teacher Workday- No School for Students
  • January 19th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No School
  • January 22nd Report Cards Sent Home
  • January 27th Muffins with Mom
  • January 28th PEA Meeting 3:00pm
  • January 30th PEA Popcorn
  • No School Board Meeting for January

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

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is participating for the first time as
a system in the annual nationwide Speak Up Survey administered by Project Tomorrow. While this is entirely voluntary, parents, students, teachers and administrators are encouraged to take the survey. The survey is open between now and December 19,2014. Data from the survey will allow DoDEA to make better technology decisions in many areas, such as how we resource our classrooms and the type of professional development teachers want.
This is your opportunity to Speak Up!


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
 Official DDESS (Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools) Home Page

NY/VADDESS (New York/Virginia Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools) Home Page
Marine Corps Base, Quantico

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Last Updated on December 17, 2014

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