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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]


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6) For questions or assistance, please call the school office at 408-635-2864.

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Learn about Drugs and Alcohol Issues Facing Your Child

Please join us in The Thomas Russell Middle School Multi-Use Room for a workshop informing parents of drug and alcohol issues related to adolescents. It will be very informative.  If you are planning to attend, please click here.

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 10/18/14

Congratulations September Students of the Month!

Team Perseverance Students: Taylor Tran, Aman Gupta

Team Respect Student: Deeksha Mamidi, Andres Avella

Team Integrity Students: Saumya Mutatkar, Sean Nguyen, Genevieve Garcia, Armando Fragoso Ramirez

Team Determination Students: Kat DeOcampo, Ai Van Le, Allison Choe, Alvin Bui, Vivek Chotai

Team Excellence Students: Liberty Walker, Katrina Apiado, Diego Sisqueiros, Patrick Nguyen, Jason Morga

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 10/18/14

7th Grade Girls Earn 2nd Spot

Thomas Russell's 7th grade girls cross country team took 2nd place at the Section Meet on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.   This was a phenomenal feat, especially with 27 other schools participating.  Our girls also earned a divisional title, winning the division meet on Oct. 8, 2014.  

Kianna Cueto, Mary Montano, Charlene Neo, Jolene Domingo, Vanessa Campana, Not pictured-Sofia and Eliana Beedy

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 10/18/14

Cheesecake, Cheesecake, Cheesecake!

It's that time again for Russell’s annual Cheesecake Sale!   With a little help from our friends this year's proceeds will benefit the Arts and Music program at Russell. Tomorrow Russell students will receive an order form packet during homeroom- to bring home.  In it will be a flyer and order form as well a description of nine different cheesecakes to choose from.


Our official selling window is from October 20th - October 24th.  But we will take orders as soon astomorrow :)  All orders are due to Ms. Norris in Art room 626  by Friday, October 24th.  Please make checks payable to TRMS - ONE check per order is preferred.


Pick up your cheesecakes on November 24th - from the Music Room at Russell.  The cakes arrive frozen so you can enjoy them anytime!  Click here Cheesy (1).pdf


Any questions...please email Ms. Norris ( or Ms. Poulin (

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 10/18/14

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 Hours

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.

  • Students may arrive early than 8 a.m. for GMTR, morning tutoring, or community service as long as they are supervised by a teacher.

Russell Buck Store

Students may earn Russell Bucks for the following:

  • participating in class
  • being a good Peacebuilder

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.