Mittelstädt Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://mittelstadt.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @MittelstadtKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/MittelstadtKISD

Phone – (832) 484-6700

Fax – (832) 484-78576

School Hours – 8:05 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 830

Mascot – Patriots

Principal – Cynthia Levy

Assoc. / Asst. Principals – Laura Baustian, Chris Hansen

Counselor – Xiomara Lopez

School History

Mittelstädt Elementary School, Home of the Patriots, opened its doors on August 26, 1991. Carl Theodore Wilhelm Mittelstädt, the school’s namesake, left from Breman, Germany, and crossed the Atlantic on the sail ship Wesser. He arrived in Galveston in 1870 with his wife, Wilhelmine, and fve of their six children. The family settled in Klein, Texas on land which is now located at the Southwest corner of Spring Stuebner and Rhodes Road. The dedication ceremony was held on March 12, 1992 to honor the Mittelstädt, Mittelstaedt, and Mittelstedt families. The Patriot mascot was chosen to honor the military men and women who were serving in Desert Storm.

School Rating

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

Counseling Program

The school counselor acts as a resource between school, parents, and community. The goal is for students to have a successful and positive school experience. The counselor works with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling, and often has a Lunch Bunch. Character traits are taught throughout the year. Mittelstädt uses the Nurtured Heart Approach to help all students recognize and develop a sense of greatness and self-worth. The school implements the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) No Place for Hate program, which emphasizes the building blocks for teaching anti-bias and diversity within our school and community. Mittelstädt has earned the ADL designation for eight years.

Parent Involvement

Parent volunteers clocked more than 6,706 hours last year to help support the vast variety of programs offered. Some of the programs include: PTO, Parent Readers, classroom coordinators, math club, Boy/Girl Scouts, the Patriot garden, First Responders Parade, Patriot Picnic, Family Spirit Nights, garden club, Mentors, Watch DOG Dads, and Holiday parties.

Core Curriculum

At Mittelstädt we have fully-equipped computer labs, an interactive white board in each classroom, hands-on science labs, morning announcements broadcast live, and a video conferencing unit that allows for virtual field trips! Individualized, flexible, small group instruction is used to meet student needs. There is a Gifted and Talented (GT) program where students work on individualized plans.

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

Students participate in on-line programs that support the core curriculum subjects of math, science, and reading. Students have the opportunity to compete at a regional, state, and world level competition in Destination Imagination, a creative problem solving program. Each grade level performs throughout the year at events such as Open House, Thanksgiving Feast, and a Holiday program. Mittelstädt has a full-time art teacher. Other special programs include: Destination Imagination, Strings program, Girls on the Run, Leadership Academy, Coding Club, math club and a garden club. Field trips are offered throughout the year and include Wunderlich Farms, Health/Science Museum & the Barbara Bush Library. Through the History Alive program, history comes to life for our fifth grade students.

Patriots Commit to be FIT! Our second graders partner with HEB to be a healthy buddy. Faculty and students participate in the CATCH program focused on a variety of healthy activities. Students compete in mileage club, have the opportunity to participate in multiple healthy activities, such as in-line skating, dance revolution, yoga, tennis, volleyball, soccer and other sports. Each year the coaches host a health fair during Open House where parents are connected with community resources to create awareness and opportunities.

Patriots GIVE BACK! Through our Lend-a-Hand volunteer program, Patriots participate in collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, Food and Toy Drives, and collecting candy to send to the troops overseas. Our librarian offers wonderful programs such as the Character Parade, Reading Incentive Programs, Book clubs, and interactive library experiences.