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Military Families

Welcome Military Families to Richland Upper Elementary School!

We are very excited to have you and your family at RUES. We are here to support you and your child in enrolling. Supporting Military Families is important to our school for many reasons but most importantly, for our military students.  We understand the importance of community support, especially at times of a loved one's deployment.  We are aware of the military community here in Rankin County, and would love to be a resource for your family.  

We would love for you to click here to follow our Richland Upper Elementary page on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RUESRANGERS


Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions. 

Thank you, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Owens, School Counselor

Mrs. Jackye Shepherd, Web Master



Organization Name




Army Reserve Family



Army Reserve Family Programs


Armed Services YMCA


Armed Services YMCA


Blue Star Families



Support. Connect. Empower.  For Military Families by Military Families



Build a Sign



Provides one free sign to welcome your hero home.  You only pay for shipping.






Find care and services for your children, adults, pets, and your home



The Comfort Crew for

Military Kids



Support for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids



Center for the Study of

Traumatic Stress



Resources and articles for military families



Educator Guide:  Military

Child During Deployment



Educators can build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment.



Family Guidebook:

Dealing with Deployment



Guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment.



Fisher House Foundation



Housing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness or disease



American Gold Star

Mothers Inc.



An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country



Gold Star Wives of America Inc.



Support for widows/ widowers of service members who died on active duty






Supports service members and their families maintain continuity of care



The American Legion



Nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth



Love and Logic



Parenting-Raising responsible children


Screening for Mental Health



Resource for mental health tools



Military's Interstate Children's Compact Commission



Includes the Interstate Compact



Military Child Education Coalition


Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)--Resources for military families


National Military Family Association


Provides free camps for children in military families.


Military HomeFront


A webpage for military families about available DoD programs


Military Impacted Schools Association


Serves school districts with a high concentration of military children


Military Kids Connect


DoD website for kids impacted by deployment


Military One Source


Free books, DVDs, resources handouts, etc.


Military Officers Association

of America


Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current or retired military


National Resource Directory


Connecting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families with Support


Operation Homefront


Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors.


Operation Military Kids


Support for children and youth impacted by deployment


Operation We are Here


Resources for Military Families


Our Military Kids


Grants for the children of National Guard / Military Reserve who are currently deployed


School Quest 


Tool to help with the transition from school to school


American Red Cross


Emergency aid and support for military families


Sesame Street for Military Families


Toolkit celebrates families' strength and resilience in next step of their adventure


Sitter City Military Program


Child Care Programs for Military Families


Student On Line Achievement Resources


Resources to help parents with their children's education

(Includes online tutoring)


Surviving Deployment


Information and resources for military families


National Center for

Telehealth and Technology


Support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military


Tragedy Assistance Program

for Survivors


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)




Online tutoring and homework help


United Through Reading


Parent records reading a book online via video/tape recorder and it is sent to the child


USO Pathfinder


Initiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends.


The Trevor Romain Company

DVD's and curriculum for military families