Krimmel Intermediate

Campus Snapshot

School Info

Website – http://krimmel.kleinisd.net

Twitter – @KrimmelKISD

Facebook – http://fb.me/KrimmelKISD

Phone – (832) 375-7200

Fax – (832) 375-7150

School Hours – 9:05 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

Rating – Met Standard

Enrollment – 1,319

Mascot – Knights

Principal – Prentiss Harper

Assistant / Associate Principals – Tanya Brogger, Stephanie Langner & Larry Rychlik

Counselors – Dora Hass, Amber Pryor, & Aimee Thompson

School History

Krimmel Intermediate was named for the Karl and Phillipina Krimmel family. In 1846, the Krimmels came to Harris County with their children, and were one of the first German families to settle in Klein. The Krimmel homestead was located at the southwest corner of Spring Cypress Rd. and Klein Cemetery Rd. The Krimmel name has lapsed over the years; however, there are many families living in the Klein area that include Krimmel descendants. There are Krimmels still living in Albshausen, Germany today.

Krimmel opened in the fall of 2007, and is the eighth intermediate school to open in the Klein ISD. The campus serves the northwest part of the district. The building design was the first intermediate school to incorporate learning communities for different grade levels. This approach helps the faculty and staff to better serve the needs of the students. Krimmel is a one-to-one campus, incorporating the use of technology at all grade levels in all classes. Every student receives a tablet PC during the year to help with their studies at school and at home.

School Rating

Krimmel Intermediate is rated as a Met Standard campus in the Klein ISD.

Counseling Program

The Krimmel counseling program provides support and guidance to the intermediate students. Each counselor works with a specific grade level to help students advance from year to year. They focus on academic support and work with students, parents and teachers to help provide a support network that enables the student to be successful. The Krimmel counselors lead our No Place for Hate program and the K-Rock student leadership team. They are active participants in helping create a safe and positive environment for all students.

Parent Involvement

The Krimmel PTO is a hands-on organization that focuses on supporting Krimmel students, parents, teachers and the community. The PTO is a dedicated group of volunteers who help support student academics, provide teacher support, and help with campus improvements. The PTO sponsors many different programs including the visiting author program and various student incentive programs. They have also raised money to provide building support, including the school logo in the gym, blinds in the cafeteria and staff meeting rooms, memory books and the outdoor garden and learning center.

Core Curriculum

Krimmel is designed around two core concepts. The first is the use of a wireless network that supports a one-to-one computing environment. With this, students are encouraged to use technology to help them explore a variety of learning strategies. Students are given a tablet PC to take home and use at school. The second core concept is the utilization of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in every grade. Each grade level is supported by an administrator and a counselor. PLCs are made up of academic teachers working together, to plan and provide a unique learning opportunity for our students. Our teachers are committed to working together to help students achieve their goals.

English Language Arts (ELA)

ELA instruction at the intermediate school expands and develops reading and writing skills that are introduced in elementary school. Writing and reading are the core units of study in all three grade levels. Students are taught to write for various audiences, purposes, and modes; grammar skills; and practice techniques in spelling, word usage, punctuation, capitalization, and handwriting. In reading, students apply learned reading skills in both fiction and nonfiction reading selections. The study of literature also increases in intermediate school.

Math

At the intermediate level, students build a foundation of understandings in number, operation, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics.

Science

At the intermediate level students learn science skills and learn to identify components of the solar system including the sun, planets, moon, and asteroids; systems of the human body; and relationship between force and motion.

Social Studies

In grades K-12, students build a foundation in history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, technology, 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

At Krimmel Intermediate, students have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of electives that enhance their learning opportunity. Krimmel is known for our state and national recognized Fine Arts program. Band, choir and orchestra provide students the opportunity to use their skills to learn about music and perform in a variety of events. In theater arts, students take the stage in the classroom, learning to have fun and all about the theater. Art allows the students to explore their creative side in a variety of mediums. Painting, sketching and working with clay are all included in the art program. Students can also explore the world in learning a foreign language or invest in learning about the business world by taking one of our Career and Technology Education (CTE) classes

Athletic Programs

Dedication, commitment and success define the Krimmel athletic program. The seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to compete in football, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, swimming and tennis. The program provides students the opportunity to be involved in team sports, grow individually as an athlete, and learn basic nutrition and health information to keep their bodies in shape. Krimmel’s intramural program gives students an opportunity to compete in a variety of additional activities as first period, or homeroom classes, compete against each other to earn points throughout the year.

Extracurricular

At Krimmel we are proud of all of the opportunities that we offer students. Keeping students involved helps them to make positive connections with other students, explore different clubs and organizations and provide a support system that helps them be successful. Students have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of clubs and organizations. Krimmel offers both student council and National Junior Honor Society. Clubs include: math, art, Spanish, reading and writing clubs, CSI, Knights for Christ, Theater Arts, No Place for Hate, Military (works with the high school ROTC programs). New clubs form each year.