Rennell Elementary School

Last updated: October 30, 2018

Curriculum - Elementary

  • CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
  • Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
  • Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
  • The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics. In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
  • Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
  • Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.

Enrollment

977 students as of September 15, 2018

History

Betty Cody Rennell

Betty Cody Rennell

Elementary School No. 52 was named after Betty Cody Rennell, who spent 28 of her 34 years in education working in CFISD prior to her retirement in December 2006.

Rennell began her career in Alachua County, Fla., teaching kindergarten at High Springs Elementary School. She came to CFISD as a substitute teacher in 1978 prior to serving at Millsap Elementary School for seven years as a teacher and assistant principal. She was then named principal at Moore Elementary School and served eight years before serving as principal at Bang Elementary School for two years. She then moved on to the district administrative level, working as assistant director for personnel management/employee relations and as assistant superintendent for human resources, a position she held at the time of her retirement.

Rennell was a member of the the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and the Texas Association of School Personnel Administration (TASPA).

Rennell and her husband, Larry, have two children, Bryant and Stephanie; both Cypress Creek High School graduates.

PTO

The Rennell Elementary PTO is made up of resourceful and productive parents, teachers, and community members. We are very fortunate to have a very active group of volunteers. The PTO Board meets monthly and the organization provides the school with cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, provides classroom tutoring and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment. For more information, please contact the school.

VIPS

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Joel Palomares, Librarian.

Rennell Elementary School

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19500 Tuckerton Blvd. Cypress TX 77433

281-213-1550

8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Meredith Akers

2010

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