About Pennell Elementary School: Pennell Elementary School , twice recognized as an award-winning Blue Ribbon School, is beginning its second year in a newly renovated facility. Our school building is proud to feature two full computer labs, improved security, air conditioning, large, bright classrooms, an expansive library, and other state-of-the-art features that contribute to an exemplary learning environment. Our dedicated staff works hard to ensure that the educational experience provided to our students is even more impressive than our school environment. Well-trained teachers and classroom assistants maintain an intense commitment to raising academic achievement levels for all students as demonstrated by our schools strong performance on Pennsylvania State Student Assessments. In addition to our core academic curriculum, all students receive instruction in physical education, music, art, guidance, and library science. Spanish and instrumental music is also available for students at the upper grades. A district-wide gifted program is available for talented students who would benefit from higher-level enrichment programs supplementing regular classroom instruction. Students with special needs receive appropriate support in the classroom to promote their own individual success. Pennell maintains a very active PTL group that encourages and promotes high levels of school-to-home communication and partnerships. Pennells school theme for the 2005-2006 school year is Leap into Learning highlighting our regular efforts to activate and celebrate the self-motivated learner in all of us. Pennells currently serves 429 students in grades K-5.