Rowena Chess Elementary School Information
Rowena Chess Elementary's Vision:
Knights, students and staff, are passionate about learning through. . . C
elebrating Student Achievement H
onoring Diversity E
stablishing Relationships S
715 North 24th Ave. School Phone:
7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.Principal: Wendi Manthei
The Knights School Colors:
Blue and Yellow Enrollment:
600Number of portable classrooms:
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||.5%|
Free and Reduced Lunch:
Limited English Proficient: 66%
Chess Elementary's 2012-13 PEAK! Partners:
Did you know the school was named after the founder of the National School Breakfast Program and that she was also once a principal at the first Whittier and the original Captain Gray? Rowena Chess knew how important a nutritious breakfast was to a student’s ability to perform well throughout the school day. The next time you find yourself passing by the Chess library, look for the photograph of “Chessie” that dedicates her commitment to healthy and vibrant students.
Chessie is still fondly remembered around town. Several current and former employees were students in her schools, such as Dr. Maguire and Tom Brandon. They remember her to be small but a powerful force for children.
About 6635 students have attended Chess since its opening in 2000.
There are 44,196 books living in the school library and there were 33,699 books checked out last year.
Chess has participated in the Jump for Heart Program since it opened.
Seven Staff Achievement Award Winners work at Chess: Jill McColloch, Ida Silvers, Ana Arriaga, Penny Schultz, Carmelita Salinas, Judy Church, Linda King and Karen Hilbert.
Chess is home to the district’s Deaf Education program.
Eleven current staff members have worked at Chess since it opened in 2000.
The school’s PEAK! Partners are GESA Credit Union and Fiesta Foods.
Students engaged in learning at Chess!