Congratulations to the Class of 2024!
Great job to KENDALL REDDING and ELLIOT RAMOS for using the 3 Rs to work out a problem. You two are rock stars!
No one is perfect. That's why pencils have erasers!
Mistakes are a normal part of life. Learn from the ones you make.
Your Mindset Matters!
It's okay to be angry, but it's important to stay calm and in control. It looks like he needs to stop and take a few deep breaths!
Be READY TO SUCCEED by getting organized!
Empathy helps us show RESPECT.
Thank you to Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Sanders, and PTA for a fabulous book fair!
Congratulations to LILY FARNELL for being selected as the Russom Elementary Character Winner for 2023-2024!
Thank you to the SHIN FAMILY for sharing Korean customs and traditions at Family Traditions Night!
Thank you to MRS. SCHUBERT AND MRS. AUSTN for a great STEAM Night and Art Show!
Thank you to all the families that visited the displays at the Family Traditions Hall during STEAM NIght!
Thank you to the CHO FAMILY for sharing Korean customs and traditions at Family Traditions Night!
Thank you to the PITTS FAMILY for helping make Family Traditions Night a success!
Thank you to the ARIZA FAMILY for sharing about Columbia during Family Traditions Night!
Thank you to the MCKEE FAMILY for sharing Thailand traditions during Family Traditions Night!
Great job, MRS. WHITSON'S CLASS, for showing respect in guidance!
Thank you to KOBE WOODHOUSE for showing respect to Nurse Shelly by being polite.
Great job, ABBY COLIN and TAYLOR SERIKI, for using good manners and showing respect!
Thank you to EVERETT GLISSON, HADLEE EMPIE, TROY PRATT, and EMMA ALLGOOD for helping clean the lost and found area!
What do the 3 Rs mean?
The 3 Rs at Dismissal and on the Bus!
The 3 Rs in the Cafeteria!
The 3 Rs in the Hallways and Bathrooms!
The 3 Rs on the Playground!
The 3 Rs in the Classroom!
Jamie Brewer - Actress and first person with Down Syndrome to walk in New York Fashion Week
Tim Harris - Professional actor and teacher with Down Syndrome
Sujeet Desai - First musician with Down Syndrome to play Carnegie Hall. He plays seven instruments.
Collette Divitto - entrepreneur, disability advocate, and founder of Collettey's Cookies
CHRIS NIKIC -The first athlete with Down Syndrome to complete an Iron Man Triathlon
Third Grade Russom Ambassadors
Thank you to our fabulous PTA for the goodies!
Thank you to MR. NEW for all you do!
Great Job Spelling Bee Winners! 1st Place Nathan Mendez and Runner Up Amelia Dillard
“Learn to enjoy and respect each other’s differences.” Fred Meijer
Second Grade Russom Ambassadors
First Grade Russom Ambassadors
Kindergarten Russom Ambassadors
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." Robert H. Schuller
"We will fail when we fail to try." - Rosa Parks
GENEROSITY: Unselfish willingness to give and share your time and talents.
SCHOOL PRIDE: Playing a contributing role in maintaining and improving all aspects of a school's environment.
PATRIOTISM: Love of one's own country.
COURTESY: Polite, civil, and courteous behavior towards others in actions and words.
PERSEVERANCE: Working hard without giving up.
PUNCTUALITY: Being on time for attendance and tasks.
HONESTY: Truthfulness and sincerity; free from deception.
TOLERANCE: Indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own.
FAIRNESS: Correct, proper, and reasonable treatment of behavior.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! You can have all messages sent to as many faculty email inboxes as you’d like for Approval, and we can change or add to this list at any time.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
You can choose one of three ways to display your messages onto a facility TV monitor.
  1. HDMI CORD – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall on a laptop and run an HDMI cord to their TV monitor.
  2. CAST – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall via a tablet or device and will cast it to their TV monitor via a Chromecast or Apple TV device.
  3. SMART TV WITH INTERNET BROWSER – If your Smart TV has an Internet Browser (Samsungs), then you can place your Kindness eWall link in the browser and it will run from there.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to delete, edit, and approve messages (individually or in bulk).
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to customize your colors, logo, title, and font size.
Upon your request, we can replace your current Anonymous Submission Form with a Form from your school’s email system (ex. Google Form). This makes messages come to you with the author’s email address included, and you simply COPY/PASTE the message onto your INSTANT POST Page in order to make it live.

(Note: Because messages are submitted through your school’s email system, the Character eWall collects no data or information – making it fall within all school privacy regulations.)
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
Yes and No. Your Character Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions
Phone App Install Feature
Currently, YouUplift does not have an app located in the App Store. However, the following link provides simple instructions on how to easily turn your Kindness eWall into a homepage app for any mobile device: Phone App Install Instructions
(Great tech assignment for students!)
Website Embed Feature
This feature provides your Tech Team with a simple line of code that would allow you to embed your Rotating Display of Positive Messages into your school website, so that visitors can instantly see your messages.
Social Media Share Feature
This feature places Social Media Share Buttons on your entire Kindness e-Wall webpage or just on your Rotating Display only – whichever you prefer.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! You can have all messages sent to as many faculty email inboxes as you’d like for Approval, and we can change or add to this list at any time.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
You can choose one of three ways to display your messages onto a facility TV monitor.
  1. HDMI CORD – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall on a laptop and run an HDMI cord to their TV monitor.
  2. CAST – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall via a tablet or device and will cast it to their TV monitor via a Chromecast or Apple TV device.
  3. SMART TV WITH INTERNET BROWSER – If your Smart TV has an Internet Browser (Samsungs), then you can place your Kindness eWall link in the browser and it will run from there.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to delete, edit, and approve messages (individually or in bulk).
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to customize your colors, logo, title, and font size.
In it’s default setting, your school’s Kindness eWall uses an Anonymous Submission Form in order to comply with all school privacy regulations. Therefore, though you will be able to APPROVE all submitted content before it becomes visible, you will not know who the author of the message is.

HOWEVER, upon your request, we can include a SUBMISSION FORM LOGIN which would require users to enter their email / password in order to submit a message. This would allow you to APPROVE all submitted content before it becomes visible and will also provide you with the email address of each message’s author (whether you Approve it or not).
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
Yes and No. Your Kindness Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions