Schools honored include Bowen, Glenwood Elementary, Meadowlawn, Challenger, Discovery Endeavor and Southwood elementary schools, and Crestwood Middle School.
“We are very proud of all of our schools and their continued focus to create positive relationships with our students. This award is an honor for all our staff and students,” Superintendent Michael Zoerhoff said.
For the past 14 years, the district has used the Capturing Kids’ Hearts model to reach students in ways that build relationships, improve climate and culture and boost attendance and academic performance. This school year, the district began implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts 2, a new phase of the program.
Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country were considered for the awards based on nominations, level of implementation by staff and data demonstrating that the program has led to significant improvement in attendance, discipline, climate/culture or academics.
A Flippen Group team visited each nominated campus to gather information and interview students, teachers, administrators and parents.