The Athletic Program is an important part of the school’s co-curriculum and its goals are consistent with those of the other educational programs at the Russell Elementary School. Our Athletic Program strives to develop a sense of healthy competition and promote physical fitness while fostering a sense of pride for our school and in our students. It encourages them to enjoy themselves as they strive to reach their athletic potential and to work in unity and cooperation with teammates in order to develop the overall performance of the team. The Athletic Program also emphasizes the importance of demonstrating good sportsmanship regardless of whether our teams win or lose.
Athletic activities offered to students in grades 5 through 8 may include soccer, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball. These activities are planned in accordance with student interest and generally take place several days per week at RES or local area facilities.