Metzler Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://metzler.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @MetzlerKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/MetzlerKISD

Phone – (832) 484-7900

Fax – (832) 484-7999

School Hours – 8:05 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 862

Mascot – Huskies

Principal – Lakita Combs

Assistant Principals – Jessica Taylor & Stacey Vaglienty

Counselor – Terri Baker

School History

The Metzler lineage has contributed prominently to the local community for close to a century and a half. The family patriarch, John Metzler, Sr. was born in 1806 in Oberhorlen Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany. The family emigrated sometime prior to February 15, 1847. They joined other German families to carve out a place in this part of the Texas frontier. Once established in the area, the family tree continued to expand and thrive. After just one generation on American soil, Metzler progenies were represented in many professions and areas of community service. Hard work and commitment to community were traits that continued through the bloodline.

School Rating

Metzler Elementary is rated as a Met Standard campus in Klein ISD and received Distinction Designations in Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Top 25% in Student Progress, Top 25%: Closing Performance Gaps, Post-Secondary Readiness, Academic Achievement in Language Arts/Reading, and Academic Achievement in Science.

Counseling Program

Metzler Elementary participates in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) No Place for Hate program and uses Project Wisdom messages each day during morning announcements to promote messages of anti-bullying, anti-bias, diversity, tolerance, and positive character traits. Character instruction is also built into the Klein curriculum in the classroom. Metzler students may request to see the school counselor or be referred by the parent, teacher, or school administrator. The school counselor also conducts small groups as needed during the year and teachers may request specific guidance lessons for their class.

Parent Involvement

learning opportunities, social activities and enriching programs for the students at Metzler Elementary. Volunteering is a great way to help make Metzler a wonderful place to learn. There are many opportunities to do things from home as well as at the school including Box Tops for Education, the Exxon Mobile Volunteer Program, and Spirit Nights.

Core Curriculum

In curriculum courses, students are taught to understand the content and how it connects to other areas as well as to applications utilized in the real world. Concepts are developed through concrete, pictorial, and graphical representations to accommodate the varied learning styles of students and provide windows of opportunity for all students to become life-long learners and technologically-literate problem solvers. 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 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. 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

Metzler Elementary School offers a variety of activities that encourage student involvement. The Husky Paws is a service organization dedicated to making a difference at Metzler. This organization promotes leadership, friendship, and service to others. In our Constructioneer Club, teachers inspire the builders of tomorrow and help them develop their creativity and imagination. Destination ImagiNation (DI) teams engage in the creative process through problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Beyond the regular music classes, fourth and fifth grade students are invited to try out for the Metzler Choir (singing) and/or Orff (instrument) group. These groups meet and offer students an opportunity to create music as a team. Other extracurricular clubs offered to enrich students’ education include the Running Club, Total Golf Adventures (TGA), Mindfulness Madness Yoga, and Coding Club.