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Cherry & Holmes nominated for CKH award

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Cherry & Holmes nominated for CKH award


Both Cherry and Holmes elementary schools are Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School nominees for 2019-2020. Cherry won the honor in 2018-19 and 2017-18, and Holmes won in 2018-19,

Through the National Showcase Schools™ awards, the Flippen Group recognizes and celebrates schools that go the extra mile each day, creating the socio-emotional safety on school campuses that is conducive to learning.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts® is an immersive, participatory experience where teachers, staff, and administrators learn and practice skills they use and model in their classrooms, schools, and districts.

The Flippen Group is a national professional development provider operating on principles that research clearly demonstrates – that students are most likely to succeed when they are emotionally safe and able to reconnect with their natural curiosity.

Both campuses were selected as Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School® Nominees  after being evaluated on survey and performance data from administrators, teachers, staff and students. 261 of U.S. school campuses have been selected as 2019-2020 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School® Nominees.

Merideth Dodd is principal of Cherry Elementary, and Kimberly Hickl is the Holmes principal.

For more information about the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools® award, contact Tanya Peterson with the Flippen Group, 1-800-316-4311,,