A message from our Principal

Dear Russell School Families,

Welcome to our website! Here at Russell School, we are pleased to have the opportunity to serve the community of Gray by working with the students and their families in many capacities. Members of our faculty and staff are highly qualified and experienced in meeting the unique needs of students in kindergarten through second grade.

Throughout the year we work diligently to continue the legacy of success established at Russell by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff and a number of community partners. In our safe learning environment, our staff provide developmentally appropriate programming founded on research-based instructional strategies designed to support students’ achievement academically, socially, and emotionally.

At Russell School we believe communication between home and school is an essential component to student success. We use many strategies to help maintain strong communication. That said, we encourage parents, students, and faculty to meet, talk on the phone, or e-mail whenever necessary to clarify school matters, discuss concerns, or share information specific to an individual student.

Additionally, I would like parents and students to feel free to contact me if a question or concern arises or you would like to share your thoughts. I can be reached by email at dblake@sad15.org or by phone at (207) 657–4929. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

We encourage you to check out our website often to stay informed about school events and special projects.

As we look to the start of a new school year, please note the following important dates:

  • Monday, August 26th – 5:30-6:30 pm – Ice Cream Social
  • Wednesday, August 28th – 1st Day of School for Grades 1 & 2; Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, August 29th – Full Day of School for All Students
  • Friday, August 30th – No School
  • Monday, September 2nd – No School
  • Tuesday, September 3rd – School Resumes

This promises to be a wonderful school year. We look forward to working with your family.


Danny J. Blake
Russell Elementary School

Page updated July 16, 2019