REMINDER - The MCL Volleyball tournament will use a modified format due to COVID. The tournament has been broken into quads for the opening round. Russell will play Thurs. (10/15) at 4:30 in Smith Center. Match Schedule 4:30 vs. Smith Ctr. 5:30 vs. Trego 6:30 vs. Hill City
Join us tonight at 5:30 PM on our YouTube for our first October meeting. https://youtu.be/OetMLl9wYRo
ATTENTION RMS VOLLEYBALL PARENTS/FANS... Important information for this weekend's MCEL Volleyball Tournament. Each school has been allotted 50 tickets, which will be distributed by Coach Walters. There are no extras. Masks required at all times. http://t.ly/X6YJ
USD 407 Board of Education will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Monday - 10/12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Russell High School cafeteria. Follow this link to review the full agenda: https://5il.co/lxcq
HS VB SCHEDULE UPDATE Due to a COVID-related situation, Concordia will not be able to attend tonight. Here's our updated schedule... -5 p.m. - JV vs. St. John's-Tipton (Best of 3) -6 p.m. - V vs. St. John's-Tipton (Best of 5) Both matches will be played on the East Court.
SCHEDULE CHANGE RHS JV Football will play at Beloit on Monday (10/12) at 5:30 pm The opponent was originally announced as Smoky Valley. Please do not drive to Lindsborg expecting to see the JV Broncos! This change has absolutely nothing to do with COVID. #BroncoPride
We will be live tonight on YouTube for a special board meeting at 5:30pm. Follow us to receive notifications for when we go live. https://youtu.be/b_BZUaKVwms
6 Minutes w/ Swayne, 09/28: 6-12 re-entry, diagnosis I’m schools, remote learning challenge. https://youtu.be/bKCbKGnSlzU
To order apparel from the Booster Club's online store visit: https://russellbooster2020.itemorder.com/ The store closes at midnight on 09/28.
The Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Monday - 9/28. Follow this link to review the full agenda: https://5il.co/lccw
The RHS V/JV Volleyball Matches in Stockton tonight have been postponed. Reschedule date TBD.
Big news from Barton. If your student had been previously awarded a Boost Scholarship, Barton has applied the scholarship to those students' accounts again for this academic year if you're taking college classes. For High school students taking their first college class through Barton, the online Boost Scholarship form will be available soon.
USD 407 BOE will meet in regular session on Monday - 9/14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Office. Follow the link to review the full agenda. https://5il.co/kw6v
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: We would like to invite you to our Russell High School Parent-Teacher Welcome on Monday (8/31) and Tuesday (9/1). You may either attend in-person or virtually. Please see the details below. A general presentation about what to expect or see this year, how the learning guides will work, and how synchronous and asynchronous offerings will happen. In-person attendees will enter by the gym. After the presentation, parents may walk down our halls to see school-wide improvements and ask teachers questions. They will be directed to exit through the west doors. Karly Little from Barton will be available on Monday, August 31 from 12:00-2:30 and 3:30-4:30 via Zoom to assist any students needing to enroll in Barton classes. Please make sure you have been admitted to Barton prior to attending the Zoom meeting. Please see attached link for the schedule: https://5il.co/kff6
USD 407 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on 8/31/20 at 7:50 a.m. to approve the 2020-2021 budget. Follow this link to review the full agenda: https://5il.co/ka1n
The BOE will be holding a special meeting on Monday - 8/24 at 5:30 PM. Building tours are on the agenda and will begin at Simpson Elementary. This meeting will NOT be broadcast virtually. Social distancing and masks will be required for all participants. https://5il.co/jxvm
ATTENTION RHS/RMS FALL ATHLETES: Please check your school E-mail for the Impact Test that is required for all Athletes. If you have any questions, Please contact Andy Hurla at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fall Sports apparel stores are now active and open for RHS and RMS. You can go to either link for RHS football or volleyball or RMS football or volleyball. The stores will close at midnight on August 16th. The links are listed below: RHS Football: https://rhshighfb20.itemorder.com/ RHS Volleyball: https://russellvb20.itemorder.com/ RMS Football: https://rmsfb20.itemorder.com/ RMS Volleyball: https://rmsvb20.itemorder.com/
Hey Russell County, if you haven't filled out your 2020 Census yet, make your #KidsFirst407 household count! Correct counts help schools & communities in grants & economic development, we need you! https://my2020census.gov/ or call 884-330-2020
RHS/RMS Fall Sport Parent Meeting Thursday, Aug. 13 - 6:30 p.m. - RMS Auditorium The first part of the meeting will be held at the RMS auditorium then break up into separate groups either at RMS or RHS. Mask will be required and social distancing will be expected.
See all of you tonight over at our YouTube channel for the board meeting! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjfDBNcat0VhwRc_DAjlx_g
The Board of Education will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Monday - August 10th at 5:30 p.m. Follow this link for the full agenda: https://5il.co/j7yk
Tune in tonight on our YouTube channel at 7pm for a live Q&A with our leaders about our plans for the fall semester! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjfDBNcat0VhwRc_DAjlx_g/featured
Join USD 407 for a special Facebook Live Q&A about the plans and prep for the fall semester. Tune in at 7 PM on Thursday, 8/6. Share questions throughout the night to be answered by district leaders.
Barton Requirements for College Algebra and English Comp have changed, more students are now eligible to take these classes. Students, please check your email and contact Feil if you have any questions.
USD 407 Needs Your Help! See the picture for details. Follow this link for the Olson Mask pattern: https://5il.co/iwcv
Russell County USD 407 is requesting proposals on 120v Portable Negative Air Machine and Scrubber. See RFP details here: https://5il.co/iuxk
The special board meeting will be streamed tonight again on our YouTube channel. Subscribe here for notifications https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjfDBNcat0VhwRc_DAjlx_g
USD 407 Board of Education will be meeting in special session on Monday - 7/27/20 at 5:30 p.m. Follow the link to see the full agenda: https://5il.co/ikh9
We needed to create a new link for tonight’s meeting. Apologies for the inconvenience. https://youtu.be/oCqAjh_7jo8
In an effort to reach a larger audience we will begin streaming on our YouTube channel tonight. Please follow this link to watch live and also click subscribe to get notifications of future streams. https://youtu.be/A9XtfClyrUE
Russell Family Medical Care will host a free Sports Physical Clinic on July 15 from 9:00 - 3:00 pm. Due to COVID-19, appointments must be made. Call 785-483-3811 to schedule your appointment.
USD 407 has been awarded $4,849 through a grant funded by the Kansas Health Foundation and the Sunflower Foundation for summer meals. For more information on this award and to see the entire list of recipients, please see the press release: https://5il.co/hgq6.
The Board of Education will be holding a retreat/special meeting on Saturday - June 27th. Follow the link to review the full agenda: https://5il.co/hg00
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! The Graduation Program can be found at this link: https://5il.co/he4f
It’s a beautiful day to celebrate the RHS Class of 2020! If you’re coming to enjoy 10:00 AM graduation @ Shaffer Field, you might bring something to dry the damp bleacher where you’ll sit for the outdoor event.
USD 407 Community and Students: The world seeks us to pay attention to some details in recent weeks that perhaps we’ve not. With the turmoil that has boiled up from prejudice and racism in the society at large, USD 407 takes a moment to view these things reflectively and with compassion. USD 407 believes in personal wellbeing and safety at all schools. We know that we cannot police or create a perfect environment, but our policies and procedures promote and set a standard of equality in our hallways, classrooms, and the opportunities that school offers. Staff, students, visitors, leaders, and families are inclusively welcomed regardless of one’s background. We care about both the present and the potential of USD 407 students. We wish for anyone who comes to our schools to feel confident and safe as they enjoy our schools and activities.
KRSL is excited to announce their Royals Baseball Clinic will be back in Russell for its 13th year. Mark your calendar for Friday, July 10 starting at 10am at the Memorial Park Complex. Access the registration form: https://5il.co/h0ho
Alumni & Families: If you know of anyone looking for a position in the ag industry, Lang Diesel Inc. is hiring several positions. They have dealerships throughout Kansas. Below is information in regards to a position at the Hays location that is ready to hire. So if you are or know of an ag service tech searching for a job, this is a great opportunity. Ag Equipment Service Tech needed at the Lang Diesel Inc., Hays, Kansas location. Position comes with full benefits that includes health insurance. Go to www.langdieselinc.com and click on CAREERS. Also important for our current students: Lang Diesel offers a scholarship/tool program and internship program as another tool to grow thier workforce. Great opportunity for today's youth.
The Board of Education will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Monday - June 8th at 5:30 p.m. Follow this link to see the full agenda: https://5il.co/gxw0
Russell Rec is offering Baseball & Softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-15. Registration ends Friday, 6/5. The season will be 6/8-7/9. Register on the rec's website, or by picking up forms at the rec center. Call 483-6966 or email email@example.com for more info.
Reminder: The Driver's Ed class will begin on June 15 at the RMS Cafeteria from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm; perfect attendance is required. The driving portion will begin on June 29.
The Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Thursday - June 4th. To see the full agenda, follow this link: https://5il.co/gubn
Tune in to KRSL Radio 95.9 @ 7:30pm for a special RHS Class of 2020 Spotlight on Saturday, 05/16. A great way to celebrate & enjoy these Broncos!
The BOE will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday - May 19th at 5:30 p.m. Follow this link to review the agenda: https://5il.co/g5jr
"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." ~ Phil Jackson ~ TOGETHER, we make a difference! #KidsFirst 407https://5il.co/fsv5
The Board of Education will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Monday - May 11th @ 5:30 p.m. Follow this link to review the full agenda: https://5il.co/fygh. Instructions for submitting public comments are included on the agenda.
Working together to make a difference! THANK YOU so much for all your hard work!! #KidsFirst407 https://5il.co/fsv6
TO ALL USD 407 EMPLOYEES: Your dedication and work has not gone unnoticed. THANK YOU for all YOU do!! https://5il.co/fsv4
Staff Appreciation Week is May 4-8!!! THANK YOU to all staff for your role in educating the students in USD 407. Together ...... we make a difference! https://5il.co/fsv7
The BOE will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Monday - 4/20 at 5:30 PM. Follow the link to see the full agenda: https://5il.co/f68b
This evening 04/10, @ 8:20 (20:20), RHS will join the movement across the country to honor the Class of 2020 by turning on Shaffer Stadium lights for 20 minutes We're proud of you so we choose to show it! #KidsFirst407. Join us & let’s see your porch lights on too ☺️ We wanted to post this so that people will understand our purpose & not be alarmed or think something might be wrong.
USD 407 BOE will be holding a special meeting on Monday - 4/13 @ 5:30 PM. Follow this link to review the full agenda: https://5il.co/exp6
Due to potential icy roads overnight & Friday morning, NO GRAB N GO MEALS will be available from USD 407 on Friday, 04/03.
To report USD 407 owned device breakage or issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as you can about the issue.
USD 407 Grab n Go meals will remain available during the statewide stay at home order. Please check www.usd407.org live feed or Facebook for more details.
The BOE will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday - April 1st at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook. Click the link to review the agenda: https://5il.co/eagp
USD 407 Continuous Learning Educational Plan overview documents are available here: https://www.usd407.org/o/russell-usd-407/browse/115335. Parents & Students, please tune in @ Facebook Live, 7pm 03/26 for Q&A.
Check out this Facebook Live event on Thursday, March 26 @ 7:00 PM! Staff will be guiding our school community through our CLP & answering Q & A! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zoOS5miDodarRTbrp0CWcqpJhEJSm_rJ/view?usp=sharing
Device applications are due Friday, March 27! There is a date error on the original form, please use this Friday, 03/27, 4pm as due date!
If you need a device to help w/ education for your child, please file this application DUE @ 4:00 PM, Friday, 03/23. Applications also available @ USD 407 Office, 802 N. Main. https://drive.google.com/a/usd407.org/file/d/1uPkqH358WdPNz2aydatLPGwFOcKKq0Cf/view?usp=sharing
Grab 'N' Go Meal distribution will begin Monday - March 23rd. Click the link for details. https://5il.co/e097
Parents: the survey linked here is vital information regarding internet access and device needs for our students. Please take the time to fill out this information by Saturday, 03/21. Link: https://forms.gle/z4ScHBzkopxaku6e6
The Board of Education special meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today (3/18) will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/RussellUSD407/
RHS Student LED Conferences on Wednesday March 11, 2020 from 2:30-7:30. All students have a scheduled 15- minute time slot to discuss the results of their Individual Plans of Study, course requirements, attendance, and goals for their future. Parental attendance is encouraged.
Bickerdyke Elementary 2nd Grade and B. Bunch Music Concert 6:30pm tonight @ RMS Auditorium.
USD 407 Student Art Show. Opening Reception Sunday March 1st from 1pm-4pm at the Deines Cultural Center, 820 N Main Street.
Reminder: RHS Local Scholarship Packets are due on Monday, March 2.
All USD 407 schools sent out links on 02/26 via email to parents asking for participation in climate surveys by Friday, 02/28. This data is very valuable to us as we reflect on who we are & what we do. Each school will need your feedback for each student. THANK YOU parents for your time & feedback!
Reminder: USD 407 will not have school on Friday, February 28 due to Teacher In-Service.
National FFA week from February 22-29th. This week at RHS we are having SPIRIT DAYS. 'Merica Monday', 'Camo Tuesday', Western Wednesday, Flannel Thursday. Kiss the Pig contest between 6 staff members. The staff with the most money in the piggy bank, has to kiss a live pig.
Late start @ USD 407 due to roads & conditions. 10:00 AM start. In town bus route WILL RUN. It will be 2 hourS later than normal days. No AM Head Start, No breakfast served.
RHS will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. on Friday - February 21 due to RHS hosting Regional Wrestling. This applies to RHS students only.
The KSHSAA February Journal is covered by one of our own! J. Sohm (12) is pictured competing in the Amos Morris Tournament vs Phillipsburg. The photographer, Eric K. Rinehart! Is also #KidsFirst407 talent! http://www.kshsaa.org/Publications/February.pdf
The e- funds online payment system is experiencing a disruption of service today, 01/30. They are working on it, so thank for your patience if you’re trying to use it.
There are only two weeks left to apply for the RCACF Scholarships and there is $300,000 available. Several scholarships require recommendation letters so don't wait to apply! Go to www.rcacf.net today!
USD 407 moved to Thrillshare for school alerts that include safety messages, schedule changes, low lunch balances, fee balances, and unexcused absences. USD 407 School Alerts will display caller ID 785-324-0593. The phone number is automated & will not accept return phone calls.
RHS will be undergoing some hot water boiler repairs the morning of 01/27. The building is without hot water for that time, but will not be for long.
January 31 is "Red Friday" to show support for the KC Chiefs in the Super Bowl! Wear your red or Chiefs gear to school and work! ** GO CHIEFS **
Due to slick unpredictable roads, classes will begin 2 hours late on Wed - Jan. 22. Classes will begin at 10 AM. Breakfast will not be served. In-town bus routes will not run.
Due to icy conditions, classes have been cancelled for Friday, January 17th. Stay home, stay safe!
USD 407 will start school and country bus routes 2 hours late on Friday - January 17th. Classes will begin at 10 AM. In-town bus routes will NOT run. Breakfast will NOT be served. Stay tuned for additional updates as the weather progresses.
Simpson Elementary is collecting names of prospective kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year. If your child will be five years of age before Aug. 31, 2020 please call SES at 785-483-6180. Names need to be submitted by Jan. 27. Roundup will be March 2 at 6:00 pm.
The RHS basketball games scheduled in Beloit today have been postponed until January 31.
Reminder: A Professional Development Day has been added to the calendar and there will be no school on February 28, 2020.
Char Sohm, Duane Adams, and Andrea Krug Krauss completed their 4.5 year term in office as members of the USD 407 Board of Education. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO USD 407!
A new opportunity for communication as USD 407 Superintendent Shelly Swayne brings you 6 Minutes w/ Swayne. Topics today: Teaching positions, the heat and electricity in our classrooms, and professional development. Please email email@example.com with topic ideas or questions for the next episode in 2 weeks. You can always drop by the office or catch her for ideas as well. And yes, the end isn’t as graceful as hoped, but it did rebuild nicely 🤣 https://youtu.be/S6RRPEg-ezo