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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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Town Hall Meeting
Dear MUSD Parents and Community Members,
We would like to INVITE YOU to attend our MUSD Town Hall Meeting to discuss your ideas and thoughts about our district core values.  We would like you to share your hopes with us about what you want our students to learn and be when they graduate from MUSD, as well as how we are working now to make that happen. Your feedback will help us to draft our new MUSD mission and vision statements.  
The Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday. December 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Milpitas Unified School District Board Room, located at 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd., Building 500.
We hope you will be able to join us!
Best Regards, 
Cheryl Jordan, Deputy Superintendent
Posted by: Damon James
Published: 11/20/14

Code Writing for Kids
An exciting opportunity Code Writing for Kids program is available. This is a great opportunity for our students to stretch themselves. You are strongly urged to sign-up.  If you are interested, please see the attached information.
Posted by: Damon James
Published: 11/20/14

Russell Student Soars at Poetry Recitation

Congratulations to Andre Berardi for winning first place in the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at the Milpitas Library on November 19, 2014.  The title of the poem was To This Day.  Make sure and praise Andre when you see him.

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 11/20/14

Thanksgiving Is Coming!

Just a reminder that students will be released at 12:20 p.m. on Wed., November 26, 2014.  Please make sure that your children are picked up from school within 15 minutes of dismissal. There is no school on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 11/18/14

CSEA Milpitas Chapter 281

Starting November 19 through December 5, the CSEA Milpitas Chapter 281 will be collecting socks of all sizes for men, women, and children.  If you are able to donate, please bring your sock donations to the school office.  Last year, there were 1,000 pairs of socks collected.  Let's increase that total!  Please continue to support our Milpitas families in need.

Posted by: Damon James
Published: 11/18/14

Cheesecakes ready on Nov. 24, 2014!

Pick up your cheesecakes on November 24th - from the Music Room at Russell.  The cakes arrive frozen so you can enjoy them anytime! Any questions...please email Ms. Norris (

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.


Large Bills

Please do not send your students to school with large bill to pay for items. We do not have change for them. We ask that you only send $1 or $5. Thank you for your assistance with this issue.