Ed Talks with Dr. Russell

Join Dr. Gregg Russell as he talks all things education-related in this video blog series.

Dr. Gregg Russell is joined by Michael DeLeon of Steered Straight to discuss upcoming opportunities parents and members of the community have to hear Michael's story and how they can help their children face the dangers of drugs, alcohol and vaping.

Worried about possible damage to your child’s school-issued laptop? Superintendent Gregg Russell reviews how Voluntary Device Protection (VDP) can help cover accidents in this EdTalks conversation with Director of Information Services Cody Kreps.
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E. 4: ParentSquare
Join Dr. Gregg Russell, Interim Superintendent of the Nampa School District, as he sits down with the Director of Information Services Cody Kreps to discuss the transition to ParentSquare.  ParentSquare is the new communication tool for the Nampa School District and has many benefits to offer students, parents, and staff.  You can find out more about ParentSquare at nampa.school/parentsquare


Skyview High School softball coach Tim Souza joins Dr. Russell to talk about the success of the back-to-back state champion Skyview softball team. Keys to the success of the program include patience and an emphasis on building growth, trust and strong relationships. Learn more about Skyview Athletics at https://skyviewhawks.bigteams.com/.
E. 2: FUSION at West Middle School
Dr. Russell chats with Mr. Jesse Rhodes about the Fusion project-based learning academy at West Middle School. Fusion combines the four core subjects (ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies) and merges them under a unifying theme that lends itself to hands-on engagement. Fusion students enjoy small class sizes and more one-on-one time with teachers. Learn more at https://west.nsd131.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=2763906&type=d&pREC_ID=2302329 or open enroll at Nampa.School/OpenEnroll.
Welcome to “Ed Talks with Dr. Russell.” In this initial video blog, Superintendent Gregg Russell chats with Sherman Elementary Principal Cortney Stauffer about what it means to be a STEM school. You’ll also find out what the Apple School designation means (hint: it’s a big deal) and how kids are engaging in hands-on activities to learn. Sherman is an open enrollment school serving grades K-5.