Blackshear Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://blackshear.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @BlackshearKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/BlackshearKISD

Phone – (832) 375-7600

Fax – (832) 375-7725

School Hours – 7:45 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 1052

Mascot – Buffaloes

Principal – Meagan White

Assistant Principal – Devi Carlos & Ashley Johnson

Counselors – Sherri Treadway & Lori Bourgeois

School History

Blackshear Elementary School opened to serve students for the first time on August 22, 2011. The school is named for Mr. William N. Blackshear, the first U.S. Postmaster for Klein, Texas. The Klein Post Office was established in 1884 to serve the Klein community.

School Rating

Blackshear Elementary is rated as a Met Standard campus in Klein ISD and received Distinction Designations in Reading/ELA and Math.

Counseling Program

Blackshear has two full-time counselors, Mrs. Sherri Treadway and Lori Bourgeois. They work to help all students be successful, and often visits classrooms. The counselor works with small groups and sees individuals students as requested. In addition, Mrs. Bourgeois is campus 504 coordinator.

Parent Involvement

Blackshear Elementary School has an active volunteer program to support the student generated school newspaper, student technology club, and music program. Parent volunteers are active in a full range of instructional support activities. The PTO is active in supporting the school talent, time and funds. It is open to all parents becoming actively involved.

Core Curriculum

Blackshear Elementary provides pre-kindergarten through grade five students an active and rigorous curriculum founded in the Klein tradition. The campus offers students several instructional opportunities that enrich classroom instruction and learning. Click the titles for more details.

English Language Arts

In the elementary ELA program, the emphasis is on the development of fundamental reading and writing skills. Reading instruction includes training in phonics, structural analysis, sight word recognition, context clues, vocabulary development, comprehension, study skills, and literary appreciation. Writing instruction teaches students how to use written language appropriately. Instruction includes specific training in grammar, spelling, handwriting, word usage, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as more generalized training in composing written expressions. Skills in speaking and listening are also taught with the instruction for reading and writing.

Math

At the elementary level, students build a foundation of basic understandings for the following: number operation and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics.

Science

At the elementary level, students learn science basic skills and how to identify components of the natural world. Students study life, earth, and physical science concepts.

Social Studies

In grades K-12, students build a foundation in history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, technology and society, and social studies skills. The content, as appropriate for the grade level or course, enables students to understand the importance of patriotism, function in a free enterprise society, and appreciate the basic democratic values of our state and nation.

Special Programs

Blackshear Elementary School offers several activities that encourage student involvement. These include the coding club, dance club, lego club, Singing Buffaloes, percussion group, student council, Destination Imagination, art and music appreciation, field day, Safety Patrols, and Buffalo Helpers. All programs are designed to encourage student involvement and school pride.