Royse City ISD Named National Showcase District for Capturing Kids’ Hearts
In a virtual phone call on Friday, April 24, 2020, district administrators from Royse City ISD listened as Capturing Kids’ Hearts Founder Flip Flippen announced the district as a National Showcase District. This top honor from the Flippen Group means that Royse City ISD is one of only 6 districts in the United States to earn the title in 2020.
Capturing Kids’ Hearts was first introduced to educators in Royse City ISD in 2003. Since then, district administrators have committed to investing in teacher training and growing a culture that is built on relationship building. As a result, students are greeted daily at each class and are encouraged to share good things happening in their lives. Knowing students on a personal level builds trust which can lead to better attendance, academic progress and a safer school environment.
To be eligible for this honor, every campus in the district must be nominated and later selected as a showcase campus. Teams of evaluators visit each campus to interview students, teachers, administrators and parents. They study the climate and culture of the school and its conduciveness to learning. Every campus in Royse City ISD has been named as a National Showcase School.
“This is an honor that we will forever be proud of in Royse City ISD. I’m thankful for educators like Kenny Kaye Hudson and others who brought this program to our schools 17 years ago. Hundreds of our teachers have experienced training in building relationships with students as a result of their vision,” said Superintendent Kevin Worthy.
“I can’t begin to express how proud I am of our campuses and educators. When we started this journey, we never dreamed we would be at the level seen today. It is a result of hard working educators and a staff that shows determination and grit. But most importantly, it is evidence of the love that we have of students,” said Assistant Superintendent Kenny Kaye Hudson.