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Frost ES recognized as Capturing Kids' Hearts Showcase School

Frost Elementary has received a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2017-2018 school year from the Flippen Group.

Three years ago, Frost began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents.

After Frost leaders chose to bring Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ to its campus, teachers and staff learned processes to increase students’ connectedness with both peers and adults on campus. They learned new methods to create a classroom environment where students are excited to enter and learn every day. As a result of implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts, Frost has enjoyed rich relationships, improved behavior choices, and an amazing culture of loving and learning in every classroom.

“Implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts strategies at our campus has been transformative because it has helped us ensure that all students feel valued and appreciated,” Principal Janet Mormon said. “Capturing Kids’ Hearts is one impactful way Frost is embracing the GISD mission to inspire every learner to lead, grow, and serve.”

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. The 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 these awards 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 Flippen Group team visited each nominated campus, including Frost, 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.

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