Northampton Elementary

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://northampton.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @NorthamptonKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/NorthamptonKISD

Phone – (832) 484-5550

Fax – (832) 484-7880

School Hours – 8:05 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 800

Mascot – Colts

Principal – Lisa Campbell

Assistant Principal – Danis Boone

Counselor – Tammy Arvie

School History

Northampton Elementary opened in 1971 and since then has been providing an outstanding education to thousands of students. Currently there are approximately 800 students and a staff of 75. Our school colors are blue and white and our mascot is the Colts. Our school motto is “ Attitude is Everything!”

School Rating

Distinction Designations in the Top 25 percent in Student Progress.

Counseling Program

As a school counselor, Tammy Arvie serves as part of the support staff by helping students, staff, and parents. She may work with students individually with personal, social, and academic counseling, in small groups, or with the entire class on topics such as conflict resolution, study skills, self-esteem, and feelings. She also assists with parent and teacher consultations and provide referrals to outside agencies. The S.H.A.D.E. Club and the Northampton Mentor Program are sponsored by the counselor.

Parent Involvement

Carnival, Library Helpers/Book Fair, Volunteer Readers, Room Parents/coordinate crafts, parties, Music Appreciation Week/Symphony Docent Program, Mini-museum of art work, Art Appreciation Week, Helping Hands/Volunteer Workroom, Field Day Helpers, Resource Speakers/Presenters, Parent Faculty Organization (PFO), Watch DOGS.

Core Curriculum

A qualified, professional staff, aligned, relevant curriculum, up-to-date instructional materials, quality staff development to enhance the instructional program, use of technology and other resources, specialist including a counselor, reading specialist, ESL specialist, GT specialist, diagnostician, school psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech therapist, nurse, and librarian.

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 understandings 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 basic 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

FINE ARTS

Art and music appreciation weeks, cultural arts programs, Colt Chorale, Go Texan Day/Annual Hoedown, Rodeo Art Contest, grade level programs

MATH

First in Math, IXL.com, 100th Day Celebration, Chess Club

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Running Club, Field Days in May

READING/LANGUAGE

Accelerated Reading Program, Children’s Book Week, visiting authors, Hats Off to Reading, Character Dress-up Day, Bluebonnet Books, spelling bee

SCIENCE

Hands-on science labs, recycling

SPECIAL EVENTS

No Place for Hate activities, Destination Imagination, Multi-cultural Celebrations, Taste of Texas Celebration, Snowy Day, Beach Day, Kite Day, Grandparents’ Day, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, End of Year Awards Assemblies

SOCIAL STUDIES

Anti-bullying Week activities, Fire Prevention Program with Spring Volunteer Fire Department, Red Ribbon Week activities emphasize prevention of illegal drug use, drug awareness activities and programs.