Best-Performing School Districts in the Greater Dayton region

posted Jul 6, 2015, 6:11 PM by Eric Sullenberger   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 9:14 AM by Marcus Petitjean ]

 Russia was ranked the third highest school in the greater Dayton area by Dayton Business Journal.

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Russia 4th Grade Students and Parents Beginning Band Information for 2017-2018 School Year

posted Mar 1, 2015, 11:48 AM by Marcus Petitjean   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 6:41 AM ]

Russia 4th Grade Students and Parents

Beginning Band Information for 2017-2018 School Year

I hope everyone has had a great year of school!  As we near the end of another school year I would like to share how 4th grade students can choose to enroll in Beginning Band for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please read the steps below to inform yourself about the enrollment procedure. 


Step One: On April 26th the 4th grade students were introduced to band by our very own Russia 5th and 6th grade bands.  PLEASE fill out and turn in an instrument interest survey!


Step TwoMake sure you share this letter with your parents! Let them know to look for this info sheet in their email or on the school’s website. 


Step Three: With the help of your parents, select a Fitting Date and Time. Copy and paste the following link into your browser If you are not able to schedule a fitting online, please call the school, 526-3156 x 132 and leave your name, phone and the best time to return your call.  During the fitting process, your student will get an individual time slot to try their favorite band instruments.  Mr. Fulk will then evaluate your child’s natural inclination on each instrument and provide parents with an instrument recommendation.  The goal is to provide students with an idea of how to make a sound on each instrument and to help them choose the best instrument for their success. Most often students learn and play just fine on the instrument of their first choice, but there are instances where a certain instrument may be recommended for your student.   


Step Four: If you have an instrument in the family, please bring it to the fitting if possible.  Most of the time Mr. Fulk can evaluate your instrument’s condition, but if a second opinion is required it can be sent it in for a repair estimate at no cost.  Just make sure the instrument case is clearly labeled with: School, Student Name, and Phone Number.  Also, please provide a short note explaining that you would like the instrument looked at for no charge by one our school music service partners if Mr. Fulk feels that he cannot fully evaluate the instrument or feels repairs may be necessary.  


Step FiveAttend the Beginning Band Parent and Student Meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm.   During this meeting Mr. Fulk will distribute and briefly cover the 5th Grade Band Handbook, which will outline all of the expectations, grading system and class fees. He will also explain how to acquire and instrument and provide the form necessary for parents to fill out in order to be entered into the lottery drawing to rent a school instrument.


Step Six: Turn in Your Band Contract, last page of the band handbook.  A signed contract is officially enrolling your son or daughter in band for the 2017-2018 school year.  Contracts are due by May 25 (the last day of school).   


Step Seven:  Turn in your school band fee to Mr Fulk. 15.00 for brass and woodwinds and 20.00 for percussion.  Please make this check payable to Russia School and clearly label (band fee) along with your son or daughter’s first and last name in the check memo.  Payments are due no later than Tuesday September 5th.


Step Eight: Students will begin attending band class Monday, August 28th with their instruments.  Refer to your instrument schedule in your handbook so you know which days you are to attend.  

School Delays and Cancellations

posted Dec 19, 2014, 11:32 AM by Leah Fullenkamp   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 8:15 AM by Steve Rose ]

To receive text message notifications of cancellations or delays text @cb95d1 to number 81010.  


posted Dec 3, 2014, 5:39 AM by Leah Fullenkamp   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 4:59 AM by Marcus Petitjean ]

Order your Yearbook

posted Nov 10, 2014, 11:52 AM by Leah Fullenkamp   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 11:16 AM by Marcus Petitjean ]

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Russia Local Schools school year. Now is the time to order your 2017 yearbook. You can order 1 of 2 ways: 1. Bring this form to Mrs. Booher at the school with cash or a check payable to Russia Local Schools. OR 2. Go to and select Russia High School and order with a debit/credit card. The cost of the yearbook is $50.00. All orders are due April 28th.

We will be sending a new form soon.

Russia Yearbook Staff

Yearbook Order by 12/16/2016

posted Sep 17, 2014, 12:03 PM by Leah Fullenkamp   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 4:26 PM by Marcus Petitjean ]

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Russia Local Schools school year. Now is the time to order your 2017 yearbook at the LOWEST price of the year. You can order 1 of 2 ways: 1. Bring this form to Mrs. Booher at the school with cash or a check payable to Russia Local Schools. OR 2. Go to and select Russia High School and order with a debit/credit card. Now is the time to get the yearbook at the lowest price of the year. After 12/16/2016 the cost goes up to $50.00

School Closure / Spring Sports Updates

posted Jan 27, 2014, 7:50 AM by Leah Fullenkamp   [ updated Dec 16, 2014, 4:33 AM by Steve Rose ]

No Delays or Cancellations.

Kroger Community Rewards

posted Aug 23, 2012, 12:48 PM by Leah Fullenkamp   [ updated Aug 24, 2012, 8:32 AM ]

The Kroger rewards program has changed. If you were unfamiliar with the way the previous system worked, you needed to have a separate Kroger gift card that was tied to Russia School. This needed loaded with money where a certain percentage was reimbursed to our school.

The new program ties our school to your Kroger Plus Card that most people already have. Below are steps that you can follow that will tie your card to our school so Russia School receives a portion of money you spend. This is a valuable source of income that funds many of the student activities we do here at school. If you have trouble or any questions, please feel free to contact me at school.

The most important part of tying your account to Russia, is following up with the confirmation e-mail they will send after you have enrolled in the program on-line. You must enter Russia’s code to your account after you enroll in the program.

If you know of someone who may not have received this e-mail, please spread the news. The more people that know and link their accounts to Russia, the more funds we receive back from Kroger. 

How to enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program:

  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number (82278) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

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