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Johnson Elementary Named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School


Johnson Elementary has received the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2015-2016 school year from the Flippen Group, a renowned firm that trains organizations on ways to build leadership and relational capacity skills.

Johnson’s efforts with Capturing Kids’ Hearts was part of a districtwide initiative in Bryan ISD, and the school’s efforts to embrace an emotionally safe and relationally connected environment students, staff, and parents earned it the national distinction.

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 Showcase Schools award, 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. Flippen Group believes unsung heroes who produce exemplary outcomes in schools and pave the way for other schools to follow, need and deserve recognition for a job well done.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country were considered for this award based on the following criteria: 1) nomination based on observation, 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 site visit to each nominated campus was conducted to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data, and to interview students, teachers, administrators and parents. A matrix of key measurements was used 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 the site visit, the selection team reviewed all accumulated data and selected the campuses to receive the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Showcase Schools award.

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