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Visiting Artist

Visiting Artist On Friday, April 26th, the Margaritas Visiting Artist Program came to Memorial School to present a live weaving demonstration to all second graders in MSAD 15. The artist, Porfirio Gutierrez, was born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mr. Gutierrez was raised in a family of Zapotec Weavers where he learned his craft. All [...]

By |2019-05-14T20:28:10-04:00May 14th, 2019|Russell School News|0 Comments


March is Disability Awareness month, and the Hop-A-Thon is a nice way to talk about how everybody is different and nobody is perfect. In physical education class, students read a book called "Everybody is Different and Nobody is Perfect". This prompted a discussion around how everybody can do something and nobody can do everything. Following [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:56:55-04:00April 11th, 2019|Russell School News|0 Comments

I’m a Real Artist Now!

“I’m a Real Artist Now!” Over the past several weeks, Kindergarten students have been making pinch pots in art class with Miss K. Students had to plan their designs and then chose colors for the inside and the outside of their pinch pots. Students spend time learning about various colors and by making their choices [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:52:17-04:00April 11th, 2019|Russell School News|0 Comments

Blast From The Past

Blast From The Past Over the last several weeks second grade students have been researching and writing about famous historical people. Students eagerly dove into the study of biography books specifically learning how to use all of the unique text features and to locate interesting people from history. Students have been reading biographies and searching [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:47:24-04:00April 11th, 2019|Russell School News|0 Comments

Fairy Tale Ball

Fairy Tale Ball Once upon a time, in the enchanted classrooms of Russell School, there was a second grade team who put on a Fairy Tale Ball.  After much work in the classrooms learning about story elements, understanding the moral of a story, and writing their own fairy tales, the students celebrated by bringing the [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:54:11-05:00February 13th, 2019|Russell School News|0 Comments

First Grade Engineering

First Grade Engineering Students in Mrs. Omiecinski's first grade class have been learning all about the engineering design process.  The first step in the students’ design process was to find a problem and gather information to learn about it.  The students identified that every winter they build snowmen, however, when it starts to warm their [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:42:09-05:00February 13th, 2019|Russell School News|0 Comments

Mrs. Anketell’s Students Become Penguin Keepers

Mrs. Anketell’s Students Become Penguin Keepers Kindergarten students in Mrs. Anketell’s class have been learning about penguins.  The class has discussed what penguins look like, where they live, how they move and what they eat. Each student has become a Penguin Keeper and is in charge of feeding his/her adopted penguin fish and krill each [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:36:59-05:00February 13th, 2019|Russell School News|0 Comments

2019 District-Wide Science Fair

2019 District-Wide Science Fair On the evening of Thursday, March 7th, the GNGHS gym was home to our third annual District-Wide Science Fair. Students from all five schools were invited to complete science-themed research projects and experiments. Over forty students registered for the Science Fair, and their interesting projects were put on display. The entire [...]

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