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Welcome to our school!

Our mission at Russell Prater Elementary is to assist the students in their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development by providing an environment in which individual students can reach their highest potential necessary to obtain life goals.


Coming Together, Working Together, Succeeding Together

Message from the Principal

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Welcome to the Russell Prater Elementary website. The faculty and staff are committed to providing all students with a quality education and share the belief that all children are capable of learning. At Russell Prater Elementary School, educational excellence comes first. Our school is an important gateway to a lifelong journey of learning for each student. Parents play an important role in the education of children. I hope this website serves to bridge the gap between the home and school so that parents stay informed of homework, current events, etc.
I look forward to a great school year with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Melanie Hibbitts


Russell Prater Elementary is awarded full accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education and met Annual Yearly Progress for 2013-2014 school year.

Teachers are now online
Teacher Index
All teachers now have websites, linked from the Faculty button. Visit them frequently to find out homework, announcements, and other class information. You may also email the teachers from their websites. Email is an efficient way of contacting your child's teacher.

School Report Card
School Report Card


April 1-11, 2014

Book Fair

April 3, 2014

Mid Term Grades Released/Spring Picture Orders due/Family Night at Pizza Plus---The school will receive a profit from the sales and tips tonight from 5:00-8:00 P.M.

April 7, 2014

PTO RADA Orders due

April 14-17, 2014

Math Map Assessments administered to Grades K-5.

April 15, 2014

Students will be traveling to Riverview to see the play "The Emperor's New Clothes."
PTO at 5:30 P.M.

April 16, 2014

Reading Night---The Barter Theater will be presenting the play "Little House on the Prairie." Please bring your family to this free event.

April 17, 2014

Sixth Six Weeks Grading Period Begins

April 18-21, 2014

Spring Break----No School

April 22-30, 2014

Reading Map Assessments will be administered to the students in Grades K-5.

April 23, 2014

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Meeting #3 for Parents
Ages 3-4----10:00 A.M.-12:00(noon) Ages 4-5---1-3 PM

April 25, 2014

End of the Fifth Six Weeks Grading Period

April 28, 2014

Kindergarten Registration from 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Sixth Six Weeks Grading Period Begins

Russell Prater Elementary School 8433 Lover's Gap Road Vansant, VA 24656 276-597-7552
Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 02, 2014