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Vernon Elementary Teacher Captures Kids’ Hearts

Teachers face many challenges. They must raise the bar on student performance, all while competing against social, environmental, and outside pressures. A teacher cannot control what comes into their classrooms, so how do they create high-achieving students? They must capture their hearts. And at Royse City ISD teachers have been doing that since 2004.

2 months ago

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Chris White

Dr. Chris White Promoted to Chief Science Officer of the Flippen Group

The Flippen Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris White has been promoted to the position of chief science officer. With a master’s degree in economics, a Ph.D. in statistics, and a “statistically above-average” dose of humor, Dr. White exemplifies the perfect marriage of science and art that is so essential to effective content […]

2 months ago

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Babcock Ranch - World's First Solar City

Flippen Group Clients Build First U.S. Solar City

Something completely new is happening in Florida this year, thanks to the foresight of three Flippen Group clients. Kitson & Partners, Florida Power & Light, and M3 Capital Partners have teamed up to build our nation’s first-ever solar-powered city. The planned development will eventually be home to approximately 50,000 residents. And at Flippen Group, our […]

3 months ago

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Camp Verde Middle School

Camp Verde Middle School Recognized as National Showcase School

The Flippen Group, originators of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program, has recognized Camp Verde Middle School as a National Showcase School. According to a statement from The Flippen Group, Camp Verde Middle School has transformed “into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come alive with a love for learning.”

3 months ago

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R.B. Stall High School

North Charleston School Selected for School Culture Award

Five years ago, R.B. Stall High School began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come alive with a love for learning. Stall leaders chose to partner with the Flippen Group to bring Capturing Kids’ Hearts to its campus. Through the program, teachers and staff learned processes to increase students’ connectedness with both peers and adults on campus. They also learned how to create a classroom environment where students are more excited to enter and learn every day.

3 months ago

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Thunderbolt MS

Thunderbolt One of 11 Showcase Schools

In December 2015, Thunderbolt Middle School was informed it had been nominated for the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Showcase Schools Award for the 2015-2016 school year by the Flippen Group.

3 months ago

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National Showcase School

Wasilla High Recognized as Model of Student Success

Three years ago, Wasilla High School adopted a program called Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) of the Flippen Group, which equips all teachers and staff with the proper skills to go out of their way with the mission to create positive relationships with their students and improve lives. On April 7, WHS discovered that they had gone beyond and were selected as one of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools.

3 months ago

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Flip Flippen

Flip Flippen Named 2016 Friend of Education by Sam Houston State University

Flippen Group founder and chairman, Flip Flippen, was named the 2016 Friend of Education by the Sam Houston State University College of Education at a black-tie event on March 11th, 2016, in Huntsville, Texas. Beginning in 2005, the annual event recognizes four selected alumni as Distinguished Educators and a single recipient for the Friend of […]

4 months ago

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R.L. VanAntwerp 2016 Golden Eagle Award Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) was awarded the prestigious 2016 Golden Eagle Award for outstanding contributions to the engineering profession on March 10, 2016, in Alexandria, Virginia. The Golden Eagle has been presented annually since 1996 at the Golden Eagle Awards Dinner by the Society of American Military Engineers. VanAntwerp, Jr. retired from the […]

5 months ago

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R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment. As the highest honor given by the regiment, the Gold de Fleury medal is named after François de Fleury, a French engineer who served the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and who […]

8 months ago

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Hamtramck Academy tries ‘Capturing Kids’ Hearts’ to boost performance and cut discipline issues.

Marla McGhee greets Juan Torres and Calvin Anderson as they arrive for class at Hamtramck Academy. (Daniel Mears The Detroit News) Bonding with kids at heart of program Charter school tries ‘Capturing Kids’ Hearts’ to boost performance, cut discipline issues. By Jennifer Mrozowski, The Detroit News HAMTRAMCK — Marla McGhee stops each of her middle-schoolers […]

7 years ago

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Students at Windemere Park Charter Academy Start With a Handshake

Students at Windemere Park Charter Academy don’t start the school day with an assignment. They start with a handshake. The Lansing Township charter school this year started a program called, “Capturing Kids’ Hearts,” which aims to foster better relationships between school staff members and students. (PDF)

7 years ago

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Capturing Kids’ Hearts Continues at Cañon City High School

New principal, Clyde Tarrence of Cañon City High School in Colorado continues the work of interim principal Clyde Webb with Capturing Kids’ Hearts. Staff members attended the three-day program that teaches staff about establishing a welcoming environment for students in the classroom and in the school. “It’s a whole different approach of how to address kids,” Tarrence boasts of his 10 staff members certified in Capturing Kids’ Hearts, and he hopes to eventually see certification of the entire CCHS staff. (PDF)

8 years ago

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Gayle Sols Zavala from Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, Florida one of 20 teachers selected for USA Today’s All-USA Teacher Team

Gayle Sols Zavala from Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, Florida was one of 20 teachers selected for USA Today’s All-USA Teacher Team. They are selected by a panel of judges from nominees across the country. Educators were nominated by school administrators, parents, students, colleagues or family members. Click here for the full USA Today article (PDF). | December 2007 Click here for the article in the Florida Department of Education Newsletter (PDF)

9 years ago

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Durham Public Schools receive prestigious national recognition

Two Durham Public Schools middle schools receive prestigious national recognition for their strong course selection, innovative character education for students, and a zest for overall academic excellence. Carrington Middle School and Shepard Middle Magnet School both have been named Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Press Release (PDF)

10 years ago

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Teresa Atkins

Vernon Elementary Teacher Captures Kids’ Hearts

Teachers face many challenges. They must raise the bar on student performance, all while competing against social, environmental, and outside pressures. A teacher cannot control what comes into their classrooms, so how do they create high-achieving students? They must capture their hearts. And at Royse City ISD teachers have been doing that since 2004.

2 months ago

More

Chris White

Dr. Chris White Promoted to Chief Science Officer of the Flippen Group

The Flippen Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris White has been promoted to the position of chief science officer. With a master’s degree in economics, a Ph.D. in statistics, and a “statistically above-average” dose of humor, Dr. White exemplifies the perfect marriage of science and art that is so essential to effective content […]

2 months ago

More

Camp Verde Middle School

Camp Verde Middle School Recognized as National Showcase School

The Flippen Group, originators of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program, has recognized Camp Verde Middle School as a National Showcase School. According to a statement from The Flippen Group, Camp Verde Middle School has transformed “into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come alive with a love for learning.”

3 months ago

More

R.B. Stall High School

North Charleston School Selected for School Culture Award

Five years ago, R.B. Stall High School began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come alive with a love for learning. Stall leaders chose to partner with the Flippen Group to bring Capturing Kids’ Hearts to its campus. Through the program, teachers and staff learned processes to increase students’ connectedness with both peers and adults on campus. They also learned how to create a classroom environment where students are more excited to enter and learn every day.

3 months ago

More

Thunderbolt MS

Thunderbolt One of 11 Showcase Schools

In December 2015, Thunderbolt Middle School was informed it had been nominated for the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Showcase Schools Award for the 2015-2016 school year by the Flippen Group.

3 months ago

More

National Showcase School

Wasilla High Recognized as Model of Student Success

Three years ago, Wasilla High School adopted a program called Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) of the Flippen Group, which equips all teachers and staff with the proper skills to go out of their way with the mission to create positive relationships with their students and improve lives. On April 7, WHS discovered that they had gone beyond and were selected as one of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools.

3 months ago

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Flip Flippen

Flip Flippen Named 2016 Friend of Education by Sam Houston State University

Flippen Group founder and chairman, Flip Flippen, was named the 2016 Friend of Education by the Sam Houston State University College of Education at a black-tie event on March 11th, 2016, in Huntsville, Texas. Beginning in 2005, the annual event recognizes four selected alumni as Distinguished Educators and a single recipient for the Friend of […]

4 months ago

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R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment. As the highest honor given by the regiment, the Gold de Fleury medal is named after François de Fleury, a French engineer who served the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and who […]

8 months ago

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Wyoming Park High School: Capturing Kids’ Hearts Creates Positive Behaviors

Reaction to gun incident at Wyoming Park High School shows how much has changed in 10 years since Columbine school shootings Paul McCatty, director of safety and security for Kentwood Public Schools, talks about the 70 cameras and security system at East Kentwood High School. “It’s a great benefit to observe 70 locations in a […]

7 years ago

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Read how Thomas Stone High School has ‘flipped’ over positive relationships.

Bobby Mullens, 17, a senior at Thomas Stone High School, greets Flip Flippen, founder of The Flippen Group and the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. Flippen had a tour of the school, which has embraced his program over the years. Flippen feels positive touch during Stone visit Capturing Kids’ Hearts designer met with gratitude By Gretchen […]

7 years ago

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Students at Windemere Park Charter Academy Start With a Handshake

Students at Windemere Park Charter Academy don’t start the school day with an assignment. They start with a handshake. The Lansing Township charter school this year started a program called, “Capturing Kids’ Hearts,” which aims to foster better relationships between school staff members and students. (PDF)

7 years ago

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Capturing Kids’ Hearts Continues at Cañon City High School

New principal, Clyde Tarrence of Cañon City High School in Colorado continues the work of interim principal Clyde Webb with Capturing Kids’ Hearts. Staff members attended the three-day program that teaches staff about establishing a welcoming environment for students in the classroom and in the school. “It’s a whole different approach of how to address kids,” Tarrence boasts of his 10 staff members certified in Capturing Kids’ Hearts, and he hopes to eventually see certification of the entire CCHS staff. (PDF)

8 years ago

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Tommy Teaches Teen Leadership

Tommy Smigiel from Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia was named 2008 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Tommy teaches Teen Leadership.

8 years ago

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Gayle Sols Zavala from Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, Florida one of 20 teachers selected for USA Today’s All-USA Teacher Team

Gayle Sols Zavala from Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, Florida was one of 20 teachers selected for USA Today’s All-USA Teacher Team. They are selected by a panel of judges from nominees across the country. Educators were nominated by school administrators, parents, students, colleagues or family members. Click here for the full USA Today article (PDF). | December 2007 Click here for the article in the Florida Department of Education Newsletter (PDF)

9 years ago

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Durham Public Schools receive prestigious national recognition

Two Durham Public Schools middle schools receive prestigious national recognition for their strong course selection, innovative character education for students, and a zest for overall academic excellence. Carrington Middle School and Shepard Middle Magnet School both have been named Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Press Release (PDF)

10 years ago

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Chris White

Dr. Chris White Promoted to Chief Science Officer of the Flippen Group

The Flippen Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris White has been promoted to the position of chief science officer. With a master’s degree in economics, a Ph.D. in statistics, and a “statistically above-average” dose of humor, Dr. White exemplifies the perfect marriage of science and art that is so essential to effective content […]

2 months ago

More

Babcock Ranch - World's First Solar City

Flippen Group Clients Build First U.S. Solar City

Something completely new is happening in Florida this year, thanks to the foresight of three Flippen Group clients. Kitson & Partners, Florida Power & Light, and M3 Capital Partners have teamed up to build our nation’s first-ever solar-powered city. The planned development will eventually be home to approximately 50,000 residents. And at Flippen Group, our […]

3 months ago

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General VanAntwerp

R.L. VanAntwerp 2016 Golden Eagle Award Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) was awarded the prestigious 2016 Golden Eagle Award for outstanding contributions to the engineering profession on March 10, 2016, in Alexandria, Virginia. The Golden Eagle has been presented annually since 1996 at the Golden Eagle Awards Dinner by the Society of American Military Engineers. VanAntwerp, Jr. retired from the […]

5 months ago

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featured

R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment. As the highest honor given by the regiment, the Gold de Fleury medal is named after François de Fleury, a French engineer who served the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and who […]

8 months ago

More

Chris White

Dr. Chris White Promoted to Chief Science Officer of the Flippen Group

The Flippen Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris White has been promoted to the position of chief science officer. With a master’s degree in economics, a Ph.D. in statistics, and a “statistically above-average” dose of humor, Dr. White exemplifies the perfect marriage of science and art that is so essential to effective content […]

2 months ago

More

Babcock Ranch - World's First Solar City

Flippen Group Clients Build First U.S. Solar City

Something completely new is happening in Florida this year, thanks to the foresight of three Flippen Group clients. Kitson & Partners, Florida Power & Light, and M3 Capital Partners have teamed up to build our nation’s first-ever solar-powered city. The planned development will eventually be home to approximately 50,000 residents. And at Flippen Group, our […]

3 months ago

More

General VanAntwerp

R.L. VanAntwerp 2016 Golden Eagle Award Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) was awarded the prestigious 2016 Golden Eagle Award for outstanding contributions to the engineering profession on March 10, 2016, in Alexandria, Virginia. The Golden Eagle has been presented annually since 1996 at the Golden Eagle Awards Dinner by the Society of American Military Engineers. VanAntwerp, Jr. retired from the […]

5 months ago

More

featured

R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment. As the highest honor given by the regiment, the Gold de Fleury medal is named after François de Fleury, a French engineer who served the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and who […]

8 months ago

More

featured

R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, Jr., LTG (Ret.) has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment. As the highest honor given by the regiment, the Gold de Fleury medal is named after François de Fleury, a French engineer who served the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and who […]

8 months ago

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