The Oct. 9 game between the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions and Saginaw Valley State Cardinals will be a special one for Sulphur Springs. Called the Sulphur Springs CommUniverCity Day at TAMU-C, four Sulphur Springs ISD educators will be among the Sulphur Springs groups recognized, others to be recognized include including youth sports teams, school groups, church groups and Scouting groups.
Sulphur Springs ISD Principals Mandy Fenton, Ashanta Alexander, Chandra Crawford, and Michelle Wallace will be honored during the Lions’ football game for their campus’ Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School status.
Capturing Kids’ Hearts recognizes and celebrates schools that go the extra mile each day, creating the social-emotional safety on school campuses that is conducive to learning.
National Showcase Schools are chosen annually through a rigorous selection process that includes measuring key performance indicators, gathering campus data, and surveying staff and students. The results represent the implementation of CKH processes as well as the culture and climate on each campus. Capturing Kids’ Hearts celebrates campuses where educators are exceeding expectations and creating an environment where students feel safe, connected, and eager to learn.
Capturing Kids’ Hearts provides professional development for educators nationwide. Through experiential training, expert coaching, and personalized support, Capturing Kids’ Hearts equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven culture, and student connectedness. Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes provide educators with the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Campuses implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes consistently report improvements in academic, behavioral, and cultural outcomes, according to the CKH website.
In February, SSISD was notified Bowie, Bush, Lamar, and Travis Primary schools were nominated for the 2020-2021 Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase School award. In April, Bowie and Bush Primaries were named first year winners and Lamar and Travis Primaries second year winners. Out of 325 campuses chosen nationwide.
The four principals, one from each school will be awarded a game ball between the first and second quarters of the game, which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
Those who wish to attend the Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs CommUniverCity Day at TAMUC, to cheer on the Lions and the SSISD administrators, may purchase group seating tickets at the four SSISD primary campuses for $4 per ticket mid-week, according to SSISD Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education & Learner Services Kristin Monk.