McDougle Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://mcdougle.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @McDougleKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/McDougleKISD

Phone – (832) 484-7550

Fax – (832) 484-7699

School Hours – 8:05 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 635

Mascot – Lions

Principal – Kathy Rachal

Assistant Principals – David Menendez & Madelyn Villegas-Lyle

Counselor – Sonia Millsap

School History

McDougle is named after the George McDougle family who frst settled north of Cypress Creek near Stuebner-Airline Road in the northwest part of the district. He arrived in Texas from Virginia in 1835. McDougle served in the Texas Army, was a Texas Ranger, and later became a deputy sheriff. McDougle Elementary School opened in August of 2004. The first McDougle students came from both Epps Island and Klenk Elementary Schools. Currently, McDougle serves approximately eight separate subdivisions.

School Rating

McDougle Elementary is rated as a Met Standard campus in the Klein ISD and received Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Mathematics and Science as well as Top 25% Student Progress.

Counseling Program

McDougle is very proud to have Sonia Millsap as the campus counselor. She has been at McDougle since it opened and is fluent in English and Spanish. She has a wealth of experiences and resources to share with our students, faculty, staff, and parents.

Parent Involvement

Many of our campus parent involvement opportunities are led by our campus parent liaison, Ruth Wilson. Wilson speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She works closely as a liaison between our students, faculty, staff, parents and community to coordinate communication, resources and learning opportunities. McDougle also has an active PTO that coordinates several activities to support campus and district initiatives for the staff and students. All parents are encouraged to become involved with the PTO as they facilitate several activities throughout the school year. McDougle Elementary staff and teachers serve students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Both bilingual classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) services are offered at the campus. All of the faculty at McDougle are designated as “Highly Qualified” according to the federal standards. The core curriculum at McDougle follows the KISD framework, click the titles below for more details.

Core Curriculum

McDougle Elementary staff and teachers serve students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Both bilingual classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) services are offered at the campus. All of the faculty at McDougle are designated as “Highly Qualified” according to the federal standards. The core curriculum at McDougle follows the KISD framework, click the titles below for more details.

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. These skills are taught through the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop.

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. Problem solving is a part of daily learning for our students.

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. All students beneft from the Science Lab and time with our Science Lab teacher, Ms. Swailes.

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

Students at McDougle Elementary have access to a variety of technology such as laptop computers and the Starboard. Our full-time art teacher, Joshua Orrego, introduces and encourages students’ involvement with many types of art media. Music teachers, Cathy Dudley, and Will Daigneault, offer multiple opportunities in addition to the strong music curriculum for students to develop their musical gifts. These include dramatic performances, choir and instrumental groups.

Our physical education staff includes Sammie McFarlin, Becky Seltz and Christina Braziel. This trio enhances the curriculum with additional activities throughout the school year such as feld days, fun runs and skating.

The McDougle Lions are a PROUD PRIDE! Employees at McDougle have also been the recipients of multiple grants and awards for innovative teaching, and the teacher turnover rate is very low. The faculty and staff at McDougle are committed to helping children succeed. Families and teachers are working to build successful students!