Welcome to a new school year at James Giles School! My name is Shanna Russell and I am your child's 8th grade math teacher. This is my 13th  year teaching in District 80 and I am excited about the opportunity to teach your child this year! I believe that school should be educationally stimulating as well as safe and fun. I will make it a priority and goal that these three things happen. 

Within these links, you will find information regarding the 2018-2019 school year. Please read ALL the information with your child so you are both aware of the expectations of this year. 

I would like if you could fill out the student information form and return it to school with your child. This will assist you in knowing your child further, understand his/her needs, and find the best mode of communication between us.

Middle school is a wonderful point in time and together we can make your child's experience an enjoyable one. Please feel free to contact me whenever you have a question or a concern. I believe that teacher-parent communication is an extremely important part of the educational process. I will update the site every week so that you can keep up to date with homework, tests and projects that will be assigned and due. Please save the link below and check it every Monday so that your student successful in turning assignments in on time. Thank you in advance for all of your help and support. I am looking forward to a terrific year!          



Shanna Russell          or by clicking on "staff and student web pages" on the website norridge80


(708) 531-9701