​ABOUT  RUSSELL GROVE ASSOCIATION

President's Welcome,

I am thankful to serve as you as Association president, once again.  I am so proud of the work that has been done over the years to secure the Russell Grove building and provide a lasting educational legacy for our children.  It is a dream realized.  

 

We appreciate the generosity of supporters that help us provide educational and vocational scholarships, book awards and student enrichment programs and activities for our youth.  The organization promotes education and takes pride in preseving the spirit of the former Russell Grove schools.  It is my hope that we continue to invest in our youth through greater partnerships with our local teachers and students.  Let us use Russell Grove' rich legacy of achievement and history to uplift and support our youth to realize their dreams.  

 

We want to grow our membership and extend activities to involve our families more.  "It takes a village to rasie a children."  Let us make new efforts to put in practice what we all know so well.  We look forward to an exciting year.  Please visit our website often for timely updates and communications.

 

 

Be sure to register early for the Reunion!

 

Russell Grove, We Hail Thee!


Sincerely,

Frank B. Tyler, Jr.

President



Until almost the middle of the twentieth century the history of public education for blacks in Amelia was spotty, poor and deficient and public education for whites was not much better.  In the years following the Civil War the Virginia landscape slowly became dotted with one or two room schools to provide elementary education for

ABOUT RUSSELL GROVE SCHOOL
ABOUT RUSSELL GROVE SCHOOL

Until almost the middle of the twentieth century the history of public education for blacks in Amelia was spotty, poor and deficient and public education for whites was not much better.  In the years following the Civil War the Virginia landscape slowly became dotted with one or two room schools to provide elementary education for

Russell Grove Alma Mater by Lula White

Russell Grove, we hail thee our dear Alma Mater

Our love for thee is the song that we sing

Though far away from thy walls we may wander,

Ever to thee will our fond memories cling

 

Yes, we’ll remember our dear Alma Mater

Within our hearts we will be both brave and true

Oh, how our memories will cling to thee ever,

Old Russell Grove, so dear and so true.

 

Down through the ages thy precepts will guide us

Clearing our paths to success and to fame.

Faith and thy truths will forever provide us

Comfort and solace, each time we sing they name.

OUR PURPOSE

Russell Grove Alumni Association was organized in 1984 to promote the public welfare through the preservation of the spirit and pride of the alumni of the former Russell Grove Schools, to cooperate with the Amelia County School Board and other organizations in matters of mutual interest and advantage to public education; to provide scholarships for qualifying graduates of Amelia County Public Schools and to promote cordial and friendly relations among members and the public.

 

The State of RGA 2021