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Durham Public Schools Use Capturing Kids’ Hearts To Improve Performance

Durham Public School administrators recently had good news to share with their board of education. Last fall, they implemented the Flippen Group’s Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ process at 12 elementary and middle schools, and are already reporting increased attendance rates, improvements in math and reading scores, and a 28 percent decrease in short-term suspensions. Principal Christy Boykin reported that while about 75 families left W.G. Pearson Elementary last year over concerns about behavior and attendance, this year over 120 have made this school their first choice in a recent magnet school lottery.

8 months ago

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57 Campuses Nominated for Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools™ Award

Since 1990, campuses nationwide have experienced amazing outcomes with Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ tools and processes, creating the socio-emotional safety conducive to learning. Through the National Showcase Schools awards, Flippen Group is again recognizing and celebrating schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn. These 57 campuses are being considered for this honor for the 2016-2017 school year.

9 months ago

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Thunderbolt Middle School is Honored to Host Flippen Group Founder

Thunderbolt Middle School, in Arizona’s Lake Havasu Unified School District, recently received a visit from Flippen Group founder, Flip Flippen. This Founder’s Visit was part of the award and recognition the school received for their accomplishment at being named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 2015-2016. Principal Mari Jo Mulligan expressed appreciation for […]

12 months ago

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Two Alaska Schools Visited by Flippen Group Founder: Flip Flippen

Flip Flippen recently made a trek to Alaska to congratulate students, teachers, administrators, and staff on being named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 2015-2016. He was joined by Mat-Su Borough School District (MSBSD) Superintendent Gene Stone and Vern Hazard from the Flippen Group for these ‘Founder’s Visits’ to Sherrod Elementary School and […]

12 months ago

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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.

1 year ago

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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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year 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.”

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Education,

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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.

2 years ago

Education,

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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 […]

2 years ago

Education,

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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 […]

2 years ago

Business, Govt. & Non-Profit

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R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

General VanAntwerp was awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the US Army Engineer Regiment. General VanAntwerp was appointed chief of infrastructure and executive development for the Flippen Group in July 2011. In addition to serving clients as a senior consultant, he leads the infrastructure group. This group works with other organizations to develop teams and acquire resources needed to rebuild roads, waterways, schools, and utilities critical to improving the fabric of society.

2 years ago

Education, Business...

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Cowboys looking for the ‘right guy’

The Dallas Cowboys routinely use a variety of sources to gather information on potential team members. But when they wanted to collect data that looked beyond a player’s ability to run, pass, or tackle, they enlisted the help of the Flippen Profile. Coach Garrett needed to ensure he recruited the ‘right kind of guys’ to join the Cowboys, and this quick online assessment offered profound insights into player behaviors and internal wiring.

5 years ago

Pro & College Sports,

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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 […]

9 years ago

Education,

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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)

9 years ago

Education,

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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)

9 years ago

Education,

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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)

10 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)

11 years ago

Education,

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Durham Public Schools Use Capturing Kids’ Hearts To Improve Performance

Durham Public School administrators recently had good news to share with their board of education. Last fall, they implemented the Flippen Group’s Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ process at 12 elementary and middle schools, and are already reporting increased attendance rates, improvements in math and reading scores, and a 28 percent decrease in short-term suspensions. Principal Christy Boykin reported that while about 75 families left W.G. Pearson Elementary last year over concerns about behavior and attendance, this year over 120 have made this school their first choice in a recent magnet school lottery.

8 months ago

Education,

More

57 Campuses Nominated for Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools™ Award

Since 1990, campuses nationwide have experienced amazing outcomes with Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ tools and processes, creating the socio-emotional safety conducive to learning. Through the National Showcase Schools awards, Flippen Group is again recognizing and celebrating schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn. These 57 campuses are being considered for this honor for the 2016-2017 school year.

9 months ago

Education,

More

Thunderbolt Middle School is Honored to Host Flippen Group Founder

Thunderbolt Middle School, in Arizona’s Lake Havasu Unified School District, recently received a visit from Flippen Group founder, Flip Flippen. This Founder’s Visit was part of the award and recognition the school received for their accomplishment at being named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 2015-2016. Principal Mari Jo Mulligan expressed appreciation for […]

12 months ago

Education,

More

Two Alaska Schools Visited by Flippen Group Founder: Flip Flippen

Flip Flippen recently made a trek to Alaska to congratulate students, teachers, administrators, and staff on being named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 2015-2016. He was joined by Mat-Su Borough School District (MSBSD) Superintendent Gene Stone and Vern Hazard from the Flippen Group for these ‘Founder’s Visits’ to Sherrod Elementary School and […]

12 months ago

Education,

More

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.

1 year ago

Education,

More

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 […]

1 year ago

Education, Business...

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.”

1 year ago

Education,

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.

1 year ago

Education,

More

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.

2 years ago

Education,

More

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 […]

2 years ago

Education,

More

R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

General VanAntwerp was awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the US Army Engineer Regiment. General VanAntwerp was appointed chief of infrastructure and executive development for the Flippen Group in July 2011. In addition to serving clients as a senior consultant, he leads the infrastructure group. This group works with other organizations to develop teams and acquire resources needed to rebuild roads, waterways, schools, and utilities critical to improving the fabric of society.

2 years ago

Education, Business...

More

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 […]

9 years ago

Education,

More

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)

9 years ago

Education,

More

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)

9 years ago

Education,

More

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)

10 years ago

Education,

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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)

11 years ago

Education,

More

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 […]

1 year ago

Education, Business...

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 […]

1 year ago

Business, Govt. & Non-Profit

More

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 […]

2 years ago

Business, Govt. & Non-Profit

More

R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

General VanAntwerp was awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the US Army Engineer Regiment. General VanAntwerp was appointed chief of infrastructure and executive development for the Flippen Group in July 2011. In addition to serving clients as a senior consultant, he leads the infrastructure group. This group works with other organizations to develop teams and acquire resources needed to rebuild roads, waterways, schools, and utilities critical to improving the fabric of society.

2 years ago

Education, Business...

More

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 […]

1 year ago

Education, Business...

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 […]

1 year ago

Business, Govt. & Non-Profit

More

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 […]

2 years ago

Business, Govt. & Non-Profit

More

R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

General VanAntwerp was awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the US Army Engineer Regiment. General VanAntwerp was appointed chief of infrastructure and executive development for the Flippen Group in July 2011. In addition to serving clients as a senior consultant, he leads the infrastructure group. This group works with other organizations to develop teams and acquire resources needed to rebuild roads, waterways, schools, and utilities critical to improving the fabric of society.

2 years ago

Education, Business...

More

R.L. VanAntwerp Gold de Fleury Medal Recipient

General VanAntwerp was awarded the prestigious 2015 Gold de Fleury Medal by the US Army Engineer Regiment. General VanAntwerp was appointed chief of infrastructure and executive development for the Flippen Group in July 2011. In addition to serving clients as a senior consultant, he leads the infrastructure group. This group works with other organizations to develop teams and acquire resources needed to rebuild roads, waterways, schools, and utilities critical to improving the fabric of society.

2 years ago

Education, Business...

More

Cowboys looking for the ‘right guy’

The Dallas Cowboys routinely use a variety of sources to gather information on potential team members. But when they wanted to collect data that looked beyond a player’s ability to run, pass, or tackle, they enlisted the help of the Flippen Profile. Coach Garrett needed to ensure he recruited the ‘right kind of guys’ to join the Cowboys, and this quick online assessment offered profound insights into player behaviors and internal wiring.

5 years ago

Pro & College Sports,

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