RMS High Ability Learners

Welcome to the Russell Middle School High Ability Learners Google Site! The High-Ability Learners (HAL) program at the middle school level is different from the elementary program. HAL at the middle level is not a pull-out program in which the students meet regularly with the HAL Facilitator. Instead the majority of differentiation takes place in the classroom under the guidance of the classroom teacher.


Students may meet with the HAL facilitator for special projects or units at various times throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities such as math competitions, quiz bowls, and the Scripps spelling bee. HAL students have the opportunity to attend seminars throughout the year.

Students who meet the preliminary qualifications for HAL testing will be tested using the Cognitive Abilities Test during the spring semester.

RMS HAL Facilitator: Ms. Ellie Stoffer

The best way to contact me is through email: emstoffer@mpsomaha.org

Twitter: @MissStofferRMS

Russell Middle School guarantees each student develops ownership of personal excellence by demonstrating positive character traits and mastering academic knowledge and skills through effective instructional practices designed to challenge all students in a safe, supportive, world-class environment.