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School in USD 407 Starts Wednesday, All Sports Night is Friday

Russell Champion MascottIt's back to school week in Russell as USD 407 officially starts the 2014-2015 school year Wednesday.

Russell High School Principal Larry Bernard says he is excited to welcome students back to school and is looking forward to this year.

He says it's a new year filled with new opportunities, including the 1-to-1 Dell Venue tablet initiative, which will provide all high school students and staff with new computer touch screen tablets.

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For more information about the Dell Venues and what the students will use them for, CLICK HERE.

Also, along with the return of school comes the return of fall sports.

Bernard says All Sports Night, which is scheduled for Friday, August 29 beginning at 5 PM, will showcase the RHS and Ruppenthal Middle School fall sports teams. The volleyball teams will hold a scrimmage at Amos Morris Gymnasium and the football teams will scrimmage following that.

As Bernard notes though, the location of the football scrimmage will be changed due to the turf installation project.

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A free watermelon feed will conclude Friday's events.

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