Different Teams, One Goal


R-MIS C.A.R.E.S. by partnering with families and the community to promote academic success, respect and kindness, and leadership qualities in all students. We strive to instill integrity, a life-long enthusiasm for learning, and a strong work ethic preparing students for both local and global citizenship.

Upcoming Events

  • October 2nd- 5th Grade Hikes Carter Caves
  • October 3rd- Choir Performs at Greenup Old Fashion Days
  • October 3rd- Spelling Bee Champ, Rialeigh Litteral Competes at Greenup Old Fashion Days
  • October 4th-October 7th- Fall Break
  • October 8th- Last day to Turn In Fall Fundraisers
  • October 8th- Beta Club Induction at 7 PM
  • October 8th- Brown, Ladd, Spainhower, Lintner Hike at Greenbo
  • October 9th- M. Smith, C. Smith, Sallie, Trimble Hike at Greenbo
  • October 10th- Shivel, Turner, Parker, Haggard Hike at Greenbo
  • October 11th- Arbogast, Raby, Wehrle Hike at Greenbo
  • October 11th- PTA Membership Drive Celebration: E. Smith, Haggard, Trimble, Ladd
  • October 11th- 5th Grade Field Trip to the McConnel House
  • October 11th- 1st Grading Period Ends
  • October 14th- Boo Grams Sales Begin!
  • October 14th-18th- Book Fair
  • October 17th- Family Connection: Screenwise at 6 PM
  • October 17th- Book Fair Family Night/STEAM Night 6-8 PM
  • October 18th- Breakfast with the Arts
  • October 22nd- Core Essentials Assembly: Courage
  • October 22nd- Math Night: Say Boo to Your Math Fears 6-7:30 PM
  • October 25th- Monster Bash Dance
  • October 28th-November 1st- Red Ribbon Week
  • October 29th- Students of the Month to Chick-fil-A
  • October 30th- Team Spirit Day
  • October 31st- Halloween Parade and Parties

Team Contests

Forgiving Kangaroos!

R-MIS' winning team for September was the Lavender Forgiving Kangaroos!!!! (Brown, Spainhower, and Arbogast!!!) Each month the classes in the teams work together to earn points for attendance, good citizenship, and community service. They can lose points by getting office referrals. Community service forms really put the Forgiving Kangaroos over the top for the month of September!!! Community service forms can be found in the office or in each classroom. They are to be turned in to Mrs. Wheeler after they are filled out.

Come Chill Out at the Book Fair! Oct. 14-18

It's warm outside, but chill out with our Arctic Adventure Fall Scholastic Bookfair October 14-18. Join us Thursday, October 17th from 6-8 PM for a combined night of fun as Family Reading Bookfair Night partnered with our STEAM department for a night of reading and science magic. Special guest appearance from Scientist Smith bringing his Nice Cream to R-MIS!

Say BOO to Your Math Fears!

Math Night at R-MIS: Oct. 22

We will have a spooktacular night with many door prizes, 4 informative math sessions to choose from and a movie and popcorn party for the kiddos so the grownups can relax, learn, and enjoy! 6-7:30 PM

CARES Certificates/Service Forms

All students grades 3-5 can earn a CARES Certificate every 9 Weeks! CARES stands for:
Caring for Others

Awesome Academics

Rad Attendance

Exhibiting Excellent Behavior

  • Caring for others is demonstrated through completing an act of service and turning in a service-learning form every 9 weeks.
  • Awesome academics is the student's best effort determined by the teacher.
  • Rad attendance means no unexcused absences.
  • Exhibiting excellent behavior means the student has been following classroom and school procedures and expectations.

***4th Graders must earn CARES certificates as part of their qualification for Beta Club.

Beta Club

We are so proud of all of the students who ran for Beta Club office! The posters and speeches were awesome! We obviously have many, many leaders in 5th grade. This year, students voted electronically with great success! Our 2019-2020 Beta Club Officers are:

President: Gunnar Smith

Vice President: Kaelyn Howard

Secretary: Jade Lemaster

Treasurer: Harper Ragains

Representative: Mya Sarver

Representative: Ella Wilson

Beta Club induction will be Tuesday, October 8th at 7 PM.

Spelling Bee

Let's Hear it for Rialeigh Litteral!

Rialeigh is the R-MIS Spelling Bee Champ for 2019-2020 and placed 3rd at Greenup Old Fashion Days! Way to go Rialeigh!!!

Boo Grams, and Parties

You can still join PTA for $5.00! We are on our way to being 1:1 technology for our students! every bit helps.

Boo Grams will be sold beginning October 14th. They will be delivered as they are received through October 31st.

Our Halloween parties will be Thursday, October 31st from 2 PM-3 PM in homeroom classrooms. Parents can line up on the playground and in front of the gym first. Our costume parade will take place between 1:30 and 1:45. Afterward, all parents wishing to attend the parties will need to sign in through the gym and get a visitor's sticker before going to their child's classroom. Any student signed out before 3:25 will be counted as an unexcused tardy. All students going home with parents on this day must be signed out through the gym according to normal procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!

Breakfast with the Arts

Students wishing to participate in Breakfast with the Arts can get a form to complete and return from the office. You can also contact Mrs. Susan Williams for more information. susan.williams@russellind.kyschoos.us


Core Essential and Precept

The Core Essential Value for October is courage. Courage means being brave enough to do what you need to do, even when you're afraid.

The precept this month is "If you are tempted to say I can't, have the courage to add YET!"

How you can apply this at home: Discuss the word courage and use it in conversations with your child. The precept is all about having a growth mindset: realizing that we don't have to be perfect, know it all, or be the best. A growth mindset is a realization that we can always improve through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. There is so much power in the small word YET!

Bully Prevention Month

October is Bully Prevention Month. Students are focussing on bully prevention in counseling classes. See below for an information sheet shared by Mrs. Wheeler and a link to our Safe Schools Button on our District Webpage. Please, never hesitate to contact our school's administration and teachers with any concerns regarding student safety and well-being.
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Russell Safe Schools Button

This is an anonymous tool to report bullying, violence, or other issues. It is located in the upper right-hand corner of the district's website.


by the R-MIS News Team

Our news team led by Mr. Grizzle has been filming announcements for a few weeks! They are awesome! This is just a sample!