Website – http://kuehnle.kleinisd.net
Twitter – @KuehnleKISD
Facebook – http://fb.me/KuehnleKISD
Phone – (832) 484-6650
Fax – (832) 484-7870
School Hours – 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Rating – Met Standard
Enrollment – 861
Mascot – Koalas
Principal – Julia Funk
Associate Principal – Katie Froelke
Assistant Principal – Stefanie Clark
Counselor – Cathy Birden
Kuehnle Elementary opened in 1989 and serves students residing in Spring Creek Oaks and neighboring subdivisions. The school opened under the leadership of Maryanna Rhemann (nee Richardson) who served as the principal until her retirement in June, 2008. Kuehnle Elementary has a history of being one of the Klein ISD’s top performing schools. We at Kuehnle believe that every child is special, unique and capable of learning. Kuehnle Elementary was named in honor of two branches of the Kuehnle family. Johann Kuehnle immigrated from Eichenkirnberg, Germany in 1852. John Kuehnle and his sisters, Rosa and Katy, immigrated from Wittenberg, Germany in 1875. Both families played an important role in the settlement of the Klein Community.
Kuehnle Elementary is rated as a Met Standards campus in Klein ISD.
Kuehnle Elementary provides a developmental and preventive counseling program that promotes student learning by supporting the positive personal, social and emotional growth of all students. Through individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, consultation and collaboration, the counselor works with students, staff, parents and community resources to promote student adjustment and academic success. Working closely with principals and staff, the counselor advocates for students through numerous services and activities.
Kuehnle parents have many volunteer opportunities to choose from. Parents volunteer in the library, computer lab, art room and in the cafeteria. We also have parents volunteer in our Helping Hands program and as classroom readers. Other opportunities are available at our PTO Fun Run, Room Parents, Park and Read, Field Day, Teacher Appreciation Events, Family Fun Night, WATCH D.O.G. for Dads, etc.
Our core curriculum includes reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, physical education and technology. We have computer labs and a science classroom for all students to use. Programs such as Reader’s Theater and First In Math are used to enhance students’ learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Maryanna Rhemann library undertook a major transformation in the 2016-2017 school year. The students enjoy flexible seating, vibrant murals, and new technology, resources, and books. We have a makerspace program consisting of a wide range or activities: consumable challenges, coding robots, engineering, building, and art.
Kuehnle is an excellent school. Although we have grown in the past several years we strive to maintain a small school atmosphere. Our administration, faculty, staff and parents work together to provide our students with a quality education. Special programs at Kuehnle include, but are not limited to:
- Safety Patrol
- SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass Recorder)
- Orff (xylophones, etc.)
- Jogging Club
- Student Council