The mission of Pennell Elementary School is to provide a positive, caring and safe environment wherein each child can achieve his/her maximum potential. We view learning as a life-long process; therefore, it is imperative that our students become critical-thinkers and creative problem-solvers so they will be able to contribute positively to a global society.
Respect for individual differences and building self-esteem will be fostered through the use of effective teaching strategies, special activities, and technology. It is our belief that these skills and attitudes, along with achievement in academics, are needed for success in school and life.
Parents/guardians are an integral part of their children’s education and are encouraged to become active participants in the operation of the school.
Pennell Elementary will strive for continuous improvement through work and service indicative of a dedicated, compassionate, optimistic and innovative attitude that drives all that we do every day.
I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me. I came to school to learn and I will learn.
(Recited daily following the Pledge of Allegiance)
I dreamed I stood in a studio And watched two sculptors there, The clay they used was a young child’s mind And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher; the tools he used Were books and music and art; One a parent with a guiding hand, And a gentle loving heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled, With touch that was deft and sure, While the parent labored by his side And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last their task was done, They were proud of what they had wrought, For the things they had molded into the child Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed he would have failed If each had worked alone, For behind the parent stood the school And behind the teacher, the home.