Thomas Russell Middle School
1500 Escuela Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 408-635-2864 Fax: 408-635-2869
Principal: Mr. Damon James [Overall School, Curriculum, Staff, District Policies, Budget]
Assistant Principal: Mr. Luis Lopez [Discipline, Bullying, Assessment, Safety]
Principal's Secretary: Ms. Lexie Petersen [Calendar, Supports Mr. James]
Attendance Secretary: Ms. Kathleen Elias [Attendance, Supports Mr. Lopez]
Secretary Clerk: Ms. Jayne McGowen [Registration, Independent Study, Cum Records]
Thomas Russell News
Halloween is here students. Just a reminder that you are not allowed to bring weapons with your costume to school. You may paint or decorate your face and keep it decorated for the entire school day. However, if you bring a mask, it must be removed during class time.
Constantly Thinking Outside of the Box
At lunch on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, about 50 students displayed possible Google Science Fair Project ideas to their fellow classmates. It was a nice time for students to receive some feedback from their peers as well as showcase their work. The ideas were inspired by a field trip to view the Google Science Fair Exhibits in September organized by Ms. Tang's Tech Club along with Mr. Schoeller's 8th Grade AVID students. The hope that was that after attending the event that our students would begin to see the possibilities for exploration. Russell students partaking in this experience have spent a few days outside of the normal classroom setting creating, developing, and exploring. What a wonderful treat to share with all of us on the eve of Halloween!
- Mr. James
Join us at Taqueria Las Vegas on Nov. 5, 2014
Show your support to Thomas Russell Middle School and the AVID program by joining us @ Taqueria Las Vegas located at 1417 N. Milpitas Blvd. for a fundraiser, taking place on Wednesday November 5th 2014, -AN ALL DAY EVENT- “Taqueria Las Vegas is happy to give back 20 % of the sales collected” So please mark your calendar to attend and support a positive cause, while enjoying good food and having a good time!!! Click for Flyer. Cannot be combined with any other offer! Everyone who participates will get a FREE soft drink with their order!
Cheesecakes ready on Nov. 24, 2014!
Pick up your cheesecakes on - from the Music Room at Russell. The cakes arrive frozen so you can enjoy them anytime!
School Office Hours
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Student Registration 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twice a month the the office will close for office meetings after school has ended.
School begins at 8:30 a.m. Please do not have your children arrive to school prior to 7:45 a.m. Staff arrives at 8 a.m., and we do not want students present unsupervised.
Russell Buck Store
Students may earn Russell Bucks for the following:
Redeem them in Rm 34
M- F from 7:45-8:20 a.m.
M, T, TH, F 3-3:15 p.m.
W 1:20-1:35 p.m.