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Cross Country 2017 Information

posted Aug 20, 2017, 3:55 PM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated Aug 20, 2017, 4:11 PM ]



Russell Football Letter

posted Aug 18, 2017, 6:23 AM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 6:24 AM ]


Update - The Great American Eclipse

posted Aug 3, 2017, 9:11 AM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 9:12 AM ]


Dear Parent/Guardian, 

The Great American Eclipse - August 21st, 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the fifth day of our next school year, “The Great American Solar Eclipse” will occur. Omaha will be in the path of a near-total (98%) solar eclipse. This is a rare opportunity for students (and adults) to experience this impressive phenomenon. This is the first total solar eclipse viewable in the United States since 1979. The last total eclipse path to cross the entire continent dates back to 1918. Planning at our school is already underway so our students can experience this event first-hand. This spring and early next school year, teachers will introduce content and practice safety procedures to prepare our students for the eclipse. Emphasis includes the safe viewing of the eclipse, including the school’s purchase of certified “eclipse glasses” that meet the ISO 12312-2:2015 international standard. Please be aware that the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses”. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. 

File:Total solar eclipse over Nebraska on August 21, 2017.jpg ...
Students will not be permitted to look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or another optical device. Children in grades 1-12 will have the opportunity for direct viewing of the eclipse using solar eclipse glasses. If you do NOT wish to have your child participate in direct viewing, please complete the “opt out” form and return it to your child’s school before August 18th. Preschool through first-grade students will indirectly view the eclipse via live television coverage. On August 21, 2017, all MPS students in Grades 1-12 will have the opportunity to go outside to view the eclipse using eclipse safety glasses meeting ISO 12312-2:2015. If you prefer to opt out your student from this experience, you must complete this form by August 18, 2017. This does not mean that you are opting out of school that day. The school still needs to be contacted if a student will be absent from school that day. As is the practice in all circumstances, building administrators and teachers have the responsibility to ensure the safety of students in their care. If you need additional information, please contact your child’s teacher or building administrator.

How to View a Solar Eclipse

July 2017 Newsletter

posted Jul 10, 2017, 3:42 PM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 3:43 PM ]

The July edition of the RMS newsletter is here! Find it at https://goo.gl/Q7Jpj4

Orientation Dates and Times

posted Jul 10, 2017, 3:34 PM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 3:36 PM ]

Summer 2017 Coding for Girls Camp

posted May 31, 2017, 7:24 AM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated May 31, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

We are happy to announce that registration for our Summer 2017 Coding for Girls Camp is now open! Camp will be held on July 15, 2017 from 9 am till 1 pm.THIS IS A NEW REVISED CAMP! If you have had a coder already attend a similar camp we encourage her to repeat the camp as we have a new project she could work on and that will help strengthen her coding skills. We will be focusing on HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

 

This is a FREE one-day event designed for 6th-8th-grade girls where all the supplies (and delicious pizza for lunch) are provided by ACI. This camp will use materials from the last camp held in spring.

 

Computers are going to be available at camp site. Coding-campers will build real-world skills, make new friends, and discover how their talents and passions can lead to a very exciting future career!

 

We encourage coding-campers to register with their friend(s) to partner with in fun technology projects!

 

Register Here Now! Use the password -  girlzrock

 

Only 30 spots available- first come first served!

 

Registration closes July  5th (or as soon as spots are filled). 

 

Classes will be hosted at:

Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)

Lab 276

1110 S 67th St, Omaha

 

In case of questions, please contact Sampy Gajre - 402 778 2433  or email us at ACIcodingforgirls@aciworldwide.com

Circle of Friends 2017-2018

posted May 31, 2017, 7:10 AM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated May 31, 2017, 7:12 AM ]

Circle of Friends Roster 2017-2018




May 2017 Newsletter

posted May 17, 2017, 12:25 PM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated May 17, 2017, 12:25 PM ]

Please check out our May 2017 Newsletter.  To view, click here!

"The Great American Eclipse - August 21st, 2017

posted May 14, 2017, 7:17 PM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 9:06 PM ]

The Great American Eclipse - August 21st, 2017File:Total solar eclipse over Nebraska on August 21, 2017.jpg ... This month, people all across the MidWest will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a total solar eclipse. Students at Russell Middle School will have the opportunity to engage in team activities revolving (pardon the pun!) around the eclipse. We are very excited that students will get to safely view the eclipse using special protective eyewear. The day's activities are sure to be 'out of this world!' As always, at Russell Middle School our students' safety is our number one priority. We have already previewed safe-viewing material with our students and will provide further instruction on eclipse safety prior to the event. Feel free to watch these three short videos, linked below, which will be shared with your students during science class!This August, people all across the MidWest will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a total solar eclipse. At Russell, along with the rest of the district, we are excited to take advantage of this event with some great learning and viewing activities. Our students' safety is our number one priority and to that end, we are starting early by sharing some safe-viewing and background information with our students. Feel free to watch these three short videos, linked below, which will be shared with your students during science class and watch for more information coming soon!"

How to View a Solar Eclipse

Yearbook Application

posted May 5, 2017, 11:21 AM by Trevor Wenger   [ updated May 5, 2017, 11:21 AM ]

Attention current 7th Grade Students: Applications for Yearbook Club are now available for the 17-18 school year. All students are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in taking/editing pictures, designing yearbook pages, and making new friends then this is the club for you!

Complete and turn in applications by May12th in Mrs. Peterson's room (502). If you have questions feel free to contact Mrs. Peterson or Mrs. Breiter. 
Yearbook Staff members names will be announced after school on May 19th. Good Luck!

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