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Cherry & Holmes named CKH National Showcase Schools

Both Cherry and Holmes campuses named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools 

Cherry and Tenie Holmes elementary schools have each received a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School award for the 2019-2020 school year from the Flippen Group. 

Several years ago, both campuses began an initiative to transform their schools into emotionally safe and relationally connected places for students, staff, and parents.

This is the third consecutive year that Cherry Elementary has won the coveted recognition, and the second consecutive year for Tenie Holmes Elementary.

After researching programs used by some of the nation’s most successful schools, Bay City Independent School District chose to join hands with the Flippen Group to bring Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ to the entire district. Teachers and staff learned processes to increase students’ connectedness with both peers and adults on campus. They learned how to create a classroom environment where students are excited to enter and learn every day.

Through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group recognizes and celebrates campuses that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country were considered for these awards based on the following criteria: 1) nomination based on observation by Flippen Group personnel, 2) level of implementation of Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes by all staff as measured by online surveys, and 3) data demonstrating that Capturing Kids’ Hearts has made a significant improvement in attendance, discipline, climate/culture, or academics. 

A Flippen Group team visited each nominated campus to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data, and to interview students, teachers, administrators, and parents. They used a matrix of key measurements to gather information during the campus walk-through. Finally, an additional survey was conducted to collect feedback regarding the perceived climate and culture of the campus and its conduciveness to learning. Following this visit, the selection team reviewed all accumulated data and selected the campuses to receive the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards. 

For more information about the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, contact: 

Tanya Peterson 

Flippen Group 

Office Phone: 1-800-316-4311 

Office Fax: 1-877-941-4700