Ehrhardt Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://ehrhardt.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @EhrhardtKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/EhrhardtKISD

Phone – (832) 484-6200

Fax – (832) 484-7853

School Hours – 8:14 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 748

Mascot – Eagles

Principal – Linda Galicia

Assistant Principal – Joan Evans

Counselor – Stephanie Polichnia

School History

Ehrhardt Elementary was named in honor of a pioneer family in the Klein community. It is located on a portion of the original 167 acres that was purchased by Fritz Ehrhardt, a German immigrant farmer who arrived in Texas in 1880. Today, some of the land is still farmed by Fritz and Louisa Ehrhardt’s great-grandson, Bernard and his wife, JoAnn. Ehrhardt opened its doors in 1980, with an enrollment of 527. The school has grown to 748, serving Oakwood Glen, Oakwood West, Shannon Forest, Spring Creek Forest, Spring Creek Court, Willowwick Forest and Lyndhurst Village subdivisions.

School Rating

Ehrhardt Elementary is rated as a Met Standard campus in Klein ISD.

Counseling Program

The counselor manages and teaches guidance activities to students in all classes on a variety of topics. She counsels students individually and in small groups, assists teachers in working with students with special needs, and promotes opportunities for parent education. The counselor is available to consult with teachers, administrators, and parents regarding student success.

Parent Involvement

Ehrhardt welcomes parent involvement and has a dedicated group of volunteers who enhance the educational experience of our Eagles. Many volunteer opportunities to serve the campus are available, which allow for a variety of personal schedules. The Ehrhardt Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a non-profit organization made up of the parents and staff. Each year, the PTO and volunteers at Ehrhardt plan and coordinate fundraising events to provide many exciting learning opportunities, social activities and enriching programs for the students. All the funds raised by the Ehrhardt PTO are dispersed to activities, equipment and educational tools within our school. If you are interested in volunteering at Ehrhardt please complete your volunteer registration here.

Core Curriculum

Ehrhardt students cover the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills with engaging classroom activities. The campus has earned an Exemplary rating for the past three years. Our expert teachers differentiate the curriculum based on each student’s unique learning needs, including those of gifted and talented students and special education students. Ehrhardt follows the KISD curriculum.

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 understanding 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 foundational skills and how to identify components of the natural world through hands-on investigations. 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

Ehrhardt is a No Place for Hate School, as we are always focusing on strong academics and character. Furthermore, we have an award-winning choir and a Destination Imagination program that advanced to Globals last year! Other special opportunities for our students include chess club, strings/orchestra, Camp Read-a-lot, healthy cook club, knitting club, safety patrol, book fair, and exciting field trips to the Houston Museum of National Science, Pearl Fincher Art Museum and Wunderlich Farm.

The Ehrhardt Eagles are an active and successful group of students. We have won the trophy for the most participants at the Bearkat Bash Fun Run for the past six years. Our Veterans Day program, put on by our wonderful second graders, shows how patriotic our little athletes can be as they perform routines. This is a definite favorite for our Ehrhardt Eagles and attending Veterans. In November, we challenge the students to jog as many laps as they can in 30 minutes for prizes in our annual turkey trot. Ehrhardt also boasts great results on the Fitnessgram. In May, we hold a field day for each grade level to celebrate our exemplary test scores. This day is filled with cooperative class competitions and a few individual ones as well.

After school day care is available on campus to parents by contracting with Campus Kids.