EVERYDAY KINDNESS: Even small acts can make a big impact!
How will you impact someone's life today?
“The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.”
Thank you to 4th Grade for helping out during the middle school field trip!
Thank you to Ms. Jackson, Ms. Austin, Ms. Franklin, the coaches, Ms. McGuire, Ms. Sanders, and the front office ladies for helping me out during the Pre-school tour!
DR. REBECCA LEE CRUMPLER (February 8, 1831 – March 9, 1895) was the first female African American to become a medical doctor in the United States.
BESSIE COLEMAN ( january 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was the first African American woman and first Native American to hold a pilot license.
Nine months BEFORE Rosa Parks's famous act of civil disobedience, 15-year-old CLAUDETTE COLVIN was arrested on March 2, 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus.
KAMALA HARRIS is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president in U.S. history,
HOWARD THURMAN (November 18, 1899 – April 10, 1981) was a civil rights leader whose theology of radical nonviolence influenced and shaped a generation of civil rights activists
DAISEY BATES (November 11, 1914 – November 4, 1999) was a civil rights activist, newspaper publisher, and president of the Arkansas NAACP chapter. She played a crucial role in desegregating schools in Arkansas .
ALTHEA GIBSON (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was the first African American to win a Grand Slam title in tennis and the first black player to compete on the Women's Professional Golf Tour.
GORDON PARKS (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was a photojournalist who documented the Civil Rights Movement. He was the first African American to write and direct a major Hollywood film.
FRITZ POLLARD (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was one of the first African American players in the NFL and later became the first African American head coach in the NFL.
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) became the first African American woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1968.
BENJAMIN OLIVER DAVIS, JR. (December 18, 1912 – July 4, 2002) was a commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. He was the first African-American brigadier general in the US Military.
ALEXANDER MILES (May 18, 1838 – May 7, 1918) was an African American inventor and businessman. He is best known for his patent for automatically opening and closing elevator doors.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
MAYA ANGELOU (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)
JACKIE ROBINSON (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)
ALICE COACHMAN (November 9, 1923 – July 14, 2014) was an American athlete. She was the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
PATRICIA BATH (November 4, 1942 – May 30, 2019) was an American ophthalmologist. She invented a device for laser cataract surgery.
DR. PERCY JULIAN (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry.
GWYENDOLYN BROOKS (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. She was the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize.
HARRIETT TUBMAN (March 1822 – March 10, 1913) Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and rescued approximately 70 slaves through the Underground Railroad.
JANE BOLIN (April 11, 1908 – January 8, 2007) became the first black woman to serve as a judge in the United States.
JESSE OWENS (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games.
MAE JEMISON is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She is the first black woman to travel into space.
RUBY BRIDGES was the first African American to attend an all-white school. In 1960, at only six years old, she courageously took the first steps towards desegragation.
MARIE VAN BRITTAN BROWN (October 30, 1922 – February 2, 1999) was an American nurse and innovator. In 1966, she invented the first video home security system.
MARK E. DEAN is an American inventor and computer engineer. He is the co-creator of the IBM personal computer.
NELSON MANDELA (July 18, 1918 –December 5, 2013) was a former president of South Africa who helped end apartheid and fought for human rights around the world.
THURGOOD MARSHALL (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was the first African American Justice on the United States Supreme Court.
ROSA PARKS (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)
Thank you to our wonderful PTA for the fabulous soup lunch!
MS. ALLEN'S class had great behavior in the computer lab!
Thank you to BENJAMIN WARARI for being very helpful to Mrs. Pitts in the computer lab!
Congratulations to AJ Combs, Russom Elementary Character Education Winner for 2022-2023!
Congratulations to Jill Krivanek (1st Place) and Adriana Lerebours (Runner Up) !
Hi everyone! I am a 7th grader that used to go here and i hope all of you have a good year!
Be kind. It doesn't take much to make someone's day brighter.
The smallest act of kindess is worth more than the grandest intention.
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen Covey
I’m thankful for all the kids my classes! Proud of Ms. Allen’s, Mrs. Davis’, and Mrs. Ridge’s class! Y’all are the best!
Thank you, Veterans!
We love our school psychologists!
Thank you to the most fabulous staff for your thoughts and well wishes. You all are the best! - Mrs. Pitts
Thank you, PRINCE FILS-AIME, for being so kind to others wherever you are! Kindness Matters More than You Think!
Thank you, LISA WRAY, for all you do and for the wonderful hugs!
Happy National Boss's Day to DR. BELL, MRS, GASSETT, AND MR. SCHULARICK!
Be kind to others and treat them they way you would want to be treated. We all need a little kindness!
Thank you to Mrs. Mierzwiak's class for being so awesome and kind!!
Thank you to our transportation workers!
We love our Russom Cafe ladies!
We love our custodians!
Thank you to MRS. MIERZWIAK, RUBYANN, and ALLYSON for their sharing and kindness!
Thank you to LAKELYNN SHAVER for helping clean and organize the guidance office toys!
Positive Mindsets are important for success. Be an Optimist!
Thank you Mikah Jones for your kindness and good manners!
Thank you to Mr. Cedric for your kindness and caring for our building and our students!
Mrs. Mierzwiak loves her students for working so hard and following the three R's!
Great job to CHARIS and CARSON for using excellent communication skills!
HONESTY - Truthfulness and sincerity; free from deception
PUNCTUALITY - Being on time for attendance and tasks
PERSEVERANCE - Working hard without giving up
GENEROSITY - Unselfish willingness to give and share your time and talents in your community
FAIRNESS - Correct, proper, and reasonable treatment of behavior
Thank you to COACH WILLIAMS for being a good friend!
COURTESY - polite, civil, and courteous behavior towards others in words and action
SCHOOL PRIDE - Playing a contributing role in maintaining and improving all aspects of a school's environment
PATRIOTISM - Love of one’s country