Schell Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Dr. Deborah Bonner
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Orange and forest green
Motto: Schell students are: ready, responsible and respectful. Schell students are: Sincere. Courteous. Honest. Excellent. Leaders. Life long learners.
Year Opened: 2007
Phone: (469) 752-6600
Fax: (469) 752-6601
5301 E. Renner Road
Richardson, TX 75082
Campus ProgramsCitizenship grade level assemblies; Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; safety patrol; student council; field day; fifth-grade choir; Schell honor choir; school-wide service projects; multi-sensory reading program; English as a Second Language (ESL); Presidential Academic Achievement awards; Spelling Bee; history fair winner; geography poster winners; Plano Education Foundation Grants to Educators award winners; student selected to exhibit art work at the Texas Art Education Associations’ showcase for Texas; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); family math night; family literacy night; book fairs; multicultural event; Citizen of the Month; PASAR (after-school childcare); Marathon Kids; and Math Rocks.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent Teacher Association (PTA); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); fall and spring family fun nights; yearbook; Reflections; book fairs; volunteer program for the library/classroom; reading buddies; science fair judges; Key Communicators; weekly eNews newsletter; field day, after-school programs; and Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students).
Community/Business PartnershipsBoxTops for Education; Central Market; Chick-fil-A; Cici’s Pizza, Murphy; Fuzzy’s Taco Shop; Kroger; Mogio’s Gourmet Pizza; Nico’s Tex-Mex Cantina; Plano Rotary Club; Sonic Drive-In, Murphy; and Yogurtville.
History of Schell
Alexander Robertson Schell moved to Plano in 1921. He married Irene Schimelpfenig, the youngest child of Fred and L.E.R. Schimelpfenig. In 1922, they were blessed with a son, A.R. Schell, III. Mr. Schell is remembered by family and friends as gregarious. He continuously met and greeted the people with whom he came in contact through his insurance company and his many civic clubs and associations.
Mr. Schell was Plano’s longest serving mayor of 16 years (1932-48) and one of the founding/charter members of the North Texas Municipal Water District. He served among the water district’s first presidents and was Plano’s sole representative on that board until his death in 1964. He is succeeded by his son, A.R. Schell, III, who has served on the water district board since 1964.
In 1951, Mr. Schell was the first recipient of the Plano Citizen of the Year award. He was also the founding charter member of multiple organizations, such as the Plano Chamber of Commerce.